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San Francisco wins court ruling allowing it to remove subcontractor from $13.7 million project

San Francisco has won a state appeals court ruling to remove a subcontractor the city blamed for a series of gas leaks in 2015...
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High Speed Rail project not dead; but work will focus in Central Valley: Newsom

Despite some suggestions in published reports, California Gov. Gavin Newsom hasn't killed the California High Speed Rail project. However, he has made it clear...
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Labor Commissioner’s Office cites City of Industry contractor for $12 million in wage theft...

California's Labor Commissioner's Office (LCO) has cited a Southern California subcontractor for nearly $12 million in wage theft violations that left more than a...
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Pact between developers and builders could loosen environmental rules and increase residential construction wages

Representatives of California's construction unions and home builders are working on a deal that the Los Angeles Times reports "both sides hope could lead...
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Proposed California budget to allocate $1.75 billion in new funds for affordable housing

New California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed in his state budget that $1.75 billion in new funds would be earmarked to solve the state's...
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New California construction laws for 2019

Lawyer Daniel McLennon from Smith Currie & Hancock has written an extensive article describing new laws affecting contractors, most of which go...

Golden State Warriors ordered to pay $40M for Oakland arena renos

An arbitrator recently ordered the Golden State Warriors to pay $40 million for a fix up of the Oakland arena despite the fact they're...
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Expert panel says San Francisco’s building codes need to be rewritten and tall buildings...

An expert panel says San Francisco’s building codes are inadequate to deal a large earthquake's aftermath and called for both the inspection and retrofitting...
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CityBuild: Training San Franciscans for construction careers

Public radio KAWL in San Francisco has published/broadcast an extensive report about CityBuild, a program to train San Franciscans in construction skills. In this 18...

San Francisco approves $6 billion rail tunnel route

The San Francisco Transportation Authority has voted to approve the construction route of if $6.1-billion tunnel project. The tunnel is designed to connect trains from...
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Work begins on $1.86 billion Delta Sky Way project at LAX

Delta Air Lines has announced the beginning of demolition on Terminal 3 at the Los Angeles International Airport, marking the start of the first...
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San Jose State University to break ground for $181 million science building

San Jose State University is set break ground for its new Interdisciplinary Science Building on April 25. The 161,200-sq.-ft., $181 million building will be located...
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Murphy begins on final building in Otay Mesa

Murphy Development started construction on the final building at The Campus at the San Diego Business Park, a 137,000-sq.-ft. speculative building in Otay Mesa. Construction...