Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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R.D. Olson breaks ground on 142-unit Santa Rosa affordable housing community

General contractor R.D. Olson Construction says construction is underway on Stony Oaks Apartments, a four-story medium high-density community that will provide 142 units of...
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Granite wins $90 million contract for State Route 70 Binney Junction project

Granite Construction says that that it has been selected by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) as the construction manager/general contractor for the approximately...
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$7,000 in discrepancies found so far in $118 million Palo Alto public safety building...

Palo Alto's city auditor is examining every change order and invoice associated with the construction of new $118 million public safety building, but so...
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Agrihood (housing development with working farm at its center) takes shape in Santa Clara

A new housing development with a working farm at its center has broken ground in Santa Clara — another example of the “agrihood” trend...
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San Francisco sinking under tall building construction weight, but scientists don’t foresee seismic risk

A researcher says earth-based and space-based observations confirm that the entire San Francisco downtown area is sinking under the weight of heavy buildings. The...
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Work starts on $100 million building to launch industrial park near Stockton airport

Construction has started on an initial $100 million building project at San Joaquin County's Airpark 599, an industrial park next to Stockton Metropolitan Airport. Supervisors...
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Three SF construction unions plan to renovate SoMa building for new local headquarters

Three construction trade unions in San Francisco are preparing to remodel a SoMa building to develop their permanent home. Glaziers Local 718, Floor Coverers Local...

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute honors San Francisco project with craftsmanship award

The University of California San Francisco Housing at the Tidelands has been honored with the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) 2021 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award. The...
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ABC NorCal seeking to hire virtual craft instructors

It’s no secret that the California construction industry is in high need of workers, but experienced and knowledgeable construction workers are in high demand...
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Architect selected for new City of Piedmont Aquatic Center

The City of Piedmont in the East Bay has selected ELS Architecture and Urban Design to design and oversee the construction of a new...

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

Skanska says that its program management and consulting group, Skanska Integrated Solutions (SIS), has been selected as the construction management advisor for the Southeast...
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LADBS issues $1.3 billion of building permits in FY quarter ending Dec. 31

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) says the city issued $1.3 billion in building permits between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31,...
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Newsom outlines billions in planned infrastructure investments.

Governor Gavin Newsom has outlined his California Blueprint’s major investments in transportation and infrastructure, highlighting the plan’s $9.1 billion in funding for climate-friendly clean...