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$250 million Redlands Passenger Rail breaks ground in San Bernardino County

Construction has started on the $250 million Redlands Passenger Rail project in San Bernardino County. Granite says it has been awarded a $21 million contract...
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Southern California would need 1.3 million new homes in next decade

Southern California will have to build a construction plan for 1.3 million new homes in the next decade, The Los Angeles Times reports, citing...
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Construction jobs increase by 33,000 in April — Industry unemployment falls to 4.7%, lowest...

Construction employment increased by 33,000 jobs in April and by 256,000 or 3.5 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed...

Construction industry forging ahead to try to defeat Proposition 6

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The California construction industry is saying a definitive "no" to Proposition 6. The industry has been joined by labor groups who want the bill...
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Construction input costs mixed in July but cost pressures continue as costs outstrip bid...

Prices for goods and services used in construction costs were unchanged overall from June to July, but months of steep increases over the past...
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Opinion: Senate Bill 12 would kill housing construction

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By Lucy Dunn, Jeff Montejano and Tracy Hernandez Special to California Construction News Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state housing crisis in 2019, calling for 3.5...

Newsom and organized labor face off over safety appointment, prevailing wage legisltion

California’s building trades unions are running digital ads all but accusing Gov. Gavin Newsom of ignoring the deaths of blue collar workers, indicating a widening...
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38,000 employee gain leads nation in construction industry jobs growth: AGCA

Employment in California's industry has thrived in the past year, increasing by 15 per cent (year to date in April) from 2016 to 803,600...
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Iron Workers’ safety standard updates to take effect January 2018

The Iron Workers’ comprehensive safety standard updates for reinforcing steel and post-tensioning activities will take effect January 2018 as the California Occupational Safety and...

San Jose approves mixed-use affordable project

The San Jose City Council has approved the construction of a six-story, mixed-use affordable housing development in the Willow Glen neighborhood. Dubbed Meridian Apartments, the...

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LA construction rebounds: $7.3 billion in permits projected for FY 2021-22

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Construction in the first quarters of fiscal year 2021-22 in Los Angeles has rebounded solidly from the same period last year, according to data...
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$87 million in government funding awarded to California urban flood mitigation

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More than $87 million in grant funding has been awarded to a diverse set of projects that will guard against urban flooding and deliver...
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$500 million The Star in Hollywood largest commercial project to enter planning in September...

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The Star, a proposed $500 million office tower on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, is the largest commercial project in the nation to enter planning stages,...