Friday, April 10, 2020

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...

Nonresidential construction spending attains all-time high in January, says ABC

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National nonresidential construction spending increased by 1.6% in January and is up 5.1% on a year-ago basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of...

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...

BANA & Me Inc. releases new project management platform with social media concept

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BANA & Me Inc. recently released its new project management platform developed to integrate the entire construction team into one cloud-based location. The BLACK BOX...

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...

California skyscraper wins steel design award

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The Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, California won the American Institute of Steel Construction’s (AISC’s) ‘National’ award in the projects greater than $200 million...
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Los Angeles tops U.S. in hotel construction

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For the second consecutive quarter, Los Angeles leads in U.S. hotel construction Lodging Econometrics (LE) reports that Los Angeles is leading U.S. markets with the...

San Francisco mayor proposes ballot measure aimed at streamlining approvals for affordable housing projects

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San Francisco Mayor London Breed says Affordable Homes Now, a ballot measure for November 2020 would streamline the approval for 100 percent affordable housing...

Construction Contractor Confidence Surges Into 2020, Says ABC

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Confidence among U.S. construction industry leaders increased in November 2019 with respect to sales, profit margins and staffing, according to the Associated Builders and...
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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...