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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...
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LADBS expands online plan review system to accept all affordable housing projects

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The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) says it has expanded the online plan review system (ePlan) to accept all affordable housing...
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CHSRA requests one-year deadline extension, projects budget increase for track section completion

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California is asking the new Biden administration for a one-year extension on completing a section of track for the state's High Speed Rail project...
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Nordic wins $29.5 million construction contract for Sacramento River levee improvements

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District awarded a $29.5 million construction contract to Nordic Industries for 1.8 miles of levee improvements at...
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Corps of Engineers releases final documents for Martis Valley Trail Project

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, has released its Final Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)...

NAVFAC Southwest awards $750 million contract for waterfront facilities construction, renovation, repair

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southwest has awarded a $750 million maximum contract for new construction, repair, and renovation of waterfront facilities...
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COVID-19 construction employment impact varies, depending on where you live: AGCA

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California's overall construction employment rolls declined by 3 percent, or 23,000, in the year ending November, 2020 -- a decline attributed to the COVID-19...

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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...

Hines buys land for industrial project in San Diego

Hines has closed on 16.4 acres of land for the development of Raceway Industrial, an industrial logistics site near San Diego. Current development plans for...

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...