Friday, September 25, 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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East Bay Times: Accused of working without license, electrical firm sues group for investigating...

An Antioch-based electrical company accused of letting employees work without an electrician’s license has sued a union-affiliated group for investigating the firm without an...
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DIRTT to co-ordinate interior construction of Sutter Health project in downtown San Francisco

DIRTT Environmental Solutions along with its local California partner One Workplace, says it has been selected by Sutter Health for the comprehensive interior construction...
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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...

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...

Video shows progress on $500 million Oroville Dam spillway project

California's Department of Water Resources has released a video showing progress on a $500 million project to build a new main spillway at the...
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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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Massive $6.7 billion mixed use development on Santa Clara landfill clears environmental, regulatory hurdles

The Related Companies’ have proposed building a $6.7 billion mixed-use complex with as many as 1,680 housing units on a former Santa Clara landfill. The...

Arsons vex residential construction projects in Oakland area

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...
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Inmate construction training program shut down following reports of safety concerns, shoddy work

A program to train and employ Mendocino County inmates for construction projects, contracted by Northern California Construction Training Inc. (NCCT), has been shut down...
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30,000 sq. ft. planned hockey arena to be built in Palm Desert instead of...

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A new arena originally planned for Palm Springs on 16 acres of land owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians adjacent to Agua...
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$310 million Aztec Stadium among largest projects to break ground in the nation

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The $310 million new Aztec Stadium at San Diego State University in San Diego was among the largest non-residential projects to break ground in...

San Luis Obispo RTA secures $13 million loan for new bus facility

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has provided a $13.08 million loan to the San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in...