Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Northern California struggles to rebuild homes after wildfire, faces labor shortage problems

Following the recent wildfire crisis, considered as the most destructive in state history, Northern California homeowners are struggling to find construction workers to rebuild...
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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...
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Construction starts on border wall prototypes in California

Contractors have broken ground on eight prototypes for President Trump’s long-promised border wall. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) announced that the companies would...
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Blueprint 2025 US infrastructure coalition requests administration action on Cadiz Water Infrastructure Project

Blueprint 2025 says  that it joined the North American Building Trades Unions( NAABTU) in a written request to the Secretaries of the U.S. Departments...
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Construction wage liability bill passes legislature despite business opposition

A contentious proposal that would put California builders on the hook for wage theft violations by their subcontractors has advanced to Gov. Jerry Brown...
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DHS gives go-ahead to Calexico border wall stretch: Contract award expected in November

The Trump administration has waived environmental laws and other reviews to replace a small stretch of border wall in Calexico, the second time it...
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Oroville Dam failure blamed on bad design and inadequate state and federal oversight: Experts’...

Bad design and construction of the tallest U.S. dam a half-century ago and inadequate state and federal oversight since then led to a disastrous...
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AGC-CA and industry supporters collect more than $300,000 to fight against Sen. Newman recall...

Construction industry organizations have raised more than $300,000 to support Sen. Josh Newman, who faces a recall election after voting in support for SB1,...

Immigrant construction workers rescued from forced labor ring in Hayward: US Attorney

Nearly a dozen immigrant workers were rescued from a forced labor ring in Northern California in late August. The office of U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch...

California legislators reach agreement to fund affordable housing from bond sales

California legislators have reached an agreement to provide a $4 billion funding infusion for affordable housing from bond sales. Senate Bill 3 (Beall) proposes $4...
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Foothill Gold Line project between Glendora and Pomona starts construction

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Major construction has started on the four-station Foothill Gold Line light rail project from Glendora to Pomona. The 9.1 mile project is expected to be...
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Granite awarded $63 million construction manager/general contractor contract for Cosumnes Bridge Child Project 6

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Granite says it has been awarded the Child Project 6 (CP6) portion of the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) contract of the Cosumnes Bridge Replacement...
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Ventus gets approval for $450 million project in Los Angeles

A new project is set to begin construction near the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. Ventus Group has received the city's permission...