Thursday, December 3, 2020
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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...

Homebuilders release study about prevailing wage laws, construction costs and impact on housing prices

The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization supporting the construction industry though scholarships, research and education, has funded a study conducted by the...
Fix it first projects

Caltrans to start work on 32 major “fix-it-first” projects with $690 million in funding

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) have given the go-ahead for $690 million in funding to allow the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to start...
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Construction employment booms 20 percent in Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metro area

California's Inland Empire and Bloomington, IL have experienced the largest metro-area year-over-year employment gains in June, according to an analysis of federal employment data...
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Labor Commissioner’s Office files $6.3 million misclassification and wage theft lawsuit against contractor

California's state Labor Commissioner's Office (LCO) has filed a lawsuit against Calcrete Construction, Inc. seeking $6,300,338 for multiple wage theft violations affecting a group...
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Are ICE agents showing up at California construction labor dispute proceedings?

Federal immigration agents have shown up twice at California labor dispute proceedings to apprehend undocumented workers, in what state officials believe may be cases...
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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission awards $939 million water pollution control plant project

MWH Constructors and Webcor Builders, in a construction joint venture, have been awarded a $939 million contract by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission...
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Projects and opportunities

Ground broken on 36-story apartment project in San Diego

The Southern California division of Trammell Crow Residential (TCR) started construction on a 36-story apartment project in San Diego. The project, dubbed Simone, is being...

Sacramento County breaks ground on $493 million courthouse

Construction is underway on the long-anticipated $493 million county courthouse in downtown Sacramento. The 17-story building will occupy land at the corner of Sixth and...
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LDK Ventures arranges commercial mortgage securities; plans further expansion at McLellan Business Park

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LDK Ventures has arranged for $358 million in commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) debt from Goldman Sachs in order to refinance its mixed-use McClellan Business...