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Dodge Momentum Index declines In December

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The Dodge Momentum Index fell 3% in December to 166.4 (2000=100), down from the revised November reading of 170.7. The Momentum Index, issued by...
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Construction cost inflation: AGC calls for more efforts to increase Los Angeles/Long Beach port...

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Public officials should look at ways to temporarily increase capacity at backed up ports like Los Angeles/Long Beach, abandon plans to double tariffs on...
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California lags nation in COVID-19 construction jobs recovery: AGC

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California lags much of the nation for construction jobs recovery in the COVID-19 pandemic era. The state lost 1,700 jobs (0.2%) between October and November,...

Telosa: Why a new $400 billion urban Utopia could change construction

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By Quentin Torbert Special to California Construction News Telosa is the name of a proposed new city by former Walmart executive and billionaire Marc Lore. The...
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SmartBuild among 15 members of ABC’s TechAlliance consortium

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SmartBuild is participating in the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)'s second annual TechAlliance—a consortium of firms that create construction technology and innovative solutions for association...
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Non-residential construction employment rises in November, says ABC

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The construction industry added 31,000 jobs on net in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data released today by...
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Construction spending rebounds in October: ICI growth nationally offsets residential decline – AGC

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Total construction spending edged higher in October, as gains in public and private project types outmatched decreases in single- and multifamily residential outlays, according...
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USDOT issues $56.5 million in discretionary grants for three California projects

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The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded a $24 million grant to the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CaHSRA), advancing the nation’s first...
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California gains construction jobs in October though overall numbers still 2.3% below pandemic’s start

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California ranks 28th in the nation in job losses during the pandemic overall, but the most recent data indicates it is recovering faster than...
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Higher construction materials prices increasing construction project prices: Supply-chain and labor woes continue: AGC

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Rising construction materials prices appear to be starting to drive up the price of construction projects, according to an analysis by the Associated General...

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Oakland A’s move closer to building waterfront ballpark and mixed-use development

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Oakland's planning commission on Jan. 19 signed off on a 3,500-page environmental impact report that moved the Oakland A’s another base closer to building...
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Santa Monica starts work on $72 million water treatment plant, Olympic Well Field

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The City of Santa Monica has taken a significant step toward a self-reliant water future as expansions to the Arcadia Water Treatment Plant (WTP)...

Skanska selected to oversee construction advisory services of Southeast Los Angeles Cultural Center

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Skanska says that its program management and consulting group, Skanska Integrated Solutions (SIS), has been selected as the construction management advisor for the Southeast...