Thursday, June 24, 2021

Gov. Newsom presents $100 billion California Comeback Plan

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has presented his $100 billion California Comeback Plan, the biggest economic recovery package in California history. The plan outlines comprehensive strategies...

Gov. Newsom signs legislation to fast-track housing, development projects

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation to extend expedited California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review for key developments and expand the streamlining process to...

SMART’s board approves $21.4 million capital improvement plan

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) approved a list of rail and pathway projects connecting SMART stations totaling $21.4 million. SMART plans to use the funds...
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California construction firm pays $2.5 million to settle allegations of exploiting service-disabled veteran-owned small...

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Stronghold Engineering, Inc. (SEI) and its owners have paid the United States $2.5 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations into allegations the firm...
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LA building permits decline 17 per cent in third FY quarter, reflecting COVID-19

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Data from the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) indicates the significant impact of COVID-19 on Southern California's regional construction market, though...

San Diego region awarded $10.5 million for Del Mar Bluff repairs

The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and North County Transit District (NCTD) received $10.5 million from the State Transportation Improvement Program's Interregional Transportation...
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Rising costs, supply chain disruptions add to construction industry pandemic challenges: AGC

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Another round of steep price increases and supply-chain disruptions are wreaking hardships on contractors, driving up construction costs and slowing projects, according to an...
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator rose sharply in February; contractor optimism builds

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reported on March 9 that its Construction Backlog Indicator rose to 8.2 months in February, according to an ABC...
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House Bills promote increased investment in local infrastructure

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California Congresswoman Julia Brownley has recently introduced two pieces of legislation that she indicates would increase local infrastructure investments, improve safety, create jobs, and...
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Dodge: Construction starts down at beginning of 2021

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Total construction starts dropped 4% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $794.3 billion. Nonresidential building starts were flat in January, while...

Projects and opportunities

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$475 million UC San Diego project one of largest non-residential construction projects to break...

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The $475 million University of California Living and Learning dorm project in San Diego was one of the largest non-residential projects in the nation...

Healthpeak Properties to build new life science project in San Diego

Healthpeak Properties says it will commence construction of its Sorrento Gateway development in the Sorrento Mesa submarket of San Diego. The Class A development will...

Construction underway on Callan Ridge project in San Diego

Healthpeak Properties is building the Callan Ridge densification project in the Torrey Pines submarket of San Diego. Located in the heart of Healthpeak's 20+ acre...