Thursday, January 23, 2020

Arsons vex residential construction projects in Oakland area

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The fire that consumed an apartment and retail complex being built near downtown Oakland on July 7 wasn’t the first to rip through a...

Airgas to build two production facilities in California

Airgas USA LLC has announced that it will build two production facilities in California. The company plans to build a new liquid carbon dioxide production facility in...
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There’s a construction boom — and a construction labor shortage — in Sacramento

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The Sacramento area has been experiencing a construction boom, resulting in a serious labor shortage. Demand for new homes and retail spaces is skyrocketing as...
Golden Gate bridge

Contractors work on $211 million Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier steel net

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AECOM-owned Shimmick Construction Co. and Danny's Construction Co. are working on a $211 million steel net suicide barrier at the Golden Gate Bridge. The 380,000 sq....
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San Francisco Public Utilities Commission awards $939 million water pollution control plant project

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

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

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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...
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Montage Hotels & Resorts to construct new resort and residences for Sonoma County

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Montage Hotels & Resorts has announced its plans to manage and operate a new resort development in California’s Sonoma County. The first phase of development...
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Northern California struggles to rebuild homes after wildfire, faces labor shortage problems

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Following the recent wildfire crisis, considered as the most destructive in state history, Northern California homeowners are struggling to find construction workers to rebuild...
The first micro home design (Gensler)

San Jose considers micro homes for homeless to appease complaining residents

San Jose officials on Dec. 4 have unveiled two designs for micro home shelters for more than 4,000 homeless people in the city. These...
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Autodesk acquires PlanGrid for $875 million — the company’s largest-ever purchase

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Autodesk, Inc. based in San Rafael says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PlanGrid, a provider of construction productivity software, for $875...
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Electric is the only way to go for renovated and new public buildings in...

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New or renovated government buildings in San Francisco - including libraries, community centers and office space will have to go all electric under a...

Construction input prices up slightly to end 2019

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Construction input prices rose slightly in December 2019 and are up 1.0% year over year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S....
Ocean Beach sewage plant

SFPUC and partner agencies earmark $150 million for coastal erosion and to protect sewage...

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The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and partner agencies have earmarked $150 million to address coastal erosion at Ocean Beach and protect a...