Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Boston mayor orders halt to all construction projects; Associated General Contractors of America opposed

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Vice President Mike Pence is asking construction companies to donate their inventory of N95 face masks to local hospitals - and to stop ordering...

California promotes architectural innovation through mass timber competition

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The Governor’s Forest Management Task Force and the Office of Planning and Research has announced winners of a first-ever competition highlighting mass timber projects. “Mass timber...

State-owned properties available for emergency homeless housing, cities and counties invited to partner

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A few days after highlighting the 286 state-owned properties available to local governments to use for homelessness solutions, Governor Gavin Newsom concluded a statewide...
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Construction spending climbs in November as 226 out of 358 metro areas add employees:...

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Construction spending rose 4.1 percent from November 2018 to November 2019, while industry employment grew in 226, or 63 percent, out of 358 metro...
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WSTA challenges Assembly Bill 5 especially for construction truckers

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The Western States Trucking Association (WSTA) has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a construction-trucking-specific provision of California’s already controversial Assembly Bill 5,...
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77% of California contractors say they are having trouble filling “some or all”...

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The majority (77 percent) of California contractors surveyed by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America say they are having trouble filling "some or...

Southern California Partnership For Jobs releases video documentary series that supports SB1 projects

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The Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPFJ) has released a video documentary series highlighting videos that depict SB1 infrastructure projects in process in Southern...
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San Francisco considers more than doubling office development fees: Associations object

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s Land Use Committee has voted 2-1 to more than double fees on new office development, potentially scaring away...

Newsom and organized labor face off over safety appointment, prevailing wage legisltion

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California’s building trades unions are running digital ads all but accusing Gov. Gavin Newsom of ignoring the deaths of blue collar workers, indicating a widening...
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Newsom passes 18 bills to overcome state’s housing shortage

Despite vetoing SB-5, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed 18 housing bills including a law that aims to stop communities from delaying construction of new...
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Boston mayor orders halt to all construction projects; Associated General Contractors of America opposed

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Vice President Mike Pence is asking construction companies to donate their inventory of N95 face masks to local hospitals - and to stop ordering...

California Association of Realtors urging “cautious response” to COVID-19

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The California Association of Realtors is urging the housing industry “take a cautious response” to the coronavirus outbreak. “The rapid growth of COVID-19 cases continues to...

Homeless Action Plan in motion: Interagency Leadership Council meets

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Continuing efforts to carry out San Diego’s vision for reducing homelessness, an interagency Leadership Council convened last week for the first time to discuss...