Friday, May 29, 2020

Shutdown not: California builders win COVID-19 “essential” exemption

Construction executives and contractors have successfully lobbied to win an exemption to Gov. Gavin Newsom's "stay at home" mandate for work during the COVID-19...

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...

CAHSRA releases draft environmental document for first segment into Los Angeles County

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CAHSRA) is continuing to plan for modernizing rail service throughout California. A new report released Feb. 28 details how...

SpaceX revives plan to develop launch vehicle manufacturing facility at the Port of Los...

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SpaceX has revived plans to develop a launch vehicle manufacturing facility at the Port of Los Angeles, a little more than a year after...

Costa unveils legislation to fund completion of California’s High-Speed Rail, other National rail projects

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After leading the fight in Congress for investment in America’s national rail infrastructure, Congressman Jim Costa unveiled the High-Speed Rail Corridor Development Act, legislation that...

High-Speed Rail Authority issues draft 2020 business plan for public review and input

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The California High-Speed Rail Authority last week issued its Draft 2020 Business Plan for public review and comment. The Draft 2020 business plan affirms the...

University of California starts construction on health sciences complex

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The University of California, Irvine will begin construction this month on a landmark 9-acre health sciences complex that promises to be a national showcase...

Opening day set for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will open on Dec. 14 on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles — eight years after the project was first announced. Tom...
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Projects and opportunities

Granite wins $10M highway paving contract

Granite has been awarded a contract for the Highway 1 Overlay near Gualala  in Mendocino County by the California Department of Transportation. The $10 million...

San Jose extends construction hours for larger projects

A new emergency order has extended construction hours for large projects in San Jose. The order, signed by San Jose City Manager Dave Sykes last...

Bowe Contractors gets approval for office building

Bowe Contractors has received approval to build an office building in Tehachapi. In a recent meeting, the Tehachapi Planning Commission approved the architectural design and...