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NHBA names offsite construction startup as Manufacturer of the Year

California-based off-site construction startup Entekra has been named Manufacturer of the Year by the Building Systems Councils (BSC) of the National Association of Home...
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PG&E to pay $65 million to settle claims about notifications failures regarding underground gas,...

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to pay $65 million to settle California claims that it falsified records about how it notified construction...
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Private equity firm adds to holdings with with supply firm purchases in Sacramento area

The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Construction Supply Group (CSG), has completed the acquisitions of...
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Solar carports comply with Title 24 provisions and create revenues, says solar company

SDC Energy says it has launched a program with partners Baja Construction and Grid Technologies to create revenue generating opportunities under Title 24 solar...
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Autodesk acquires PlanGrid for $875 million — the company’s largest-ever purchase

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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Lumber, building supply dealers see business surge a year after Northern California wildfires

Northern California lumber and building supply dealers are seeing a surge in business a  year after the devastating wildfire emergency. The North Bay Business Journal...
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CSG acquires Constar Construction Supply’s two locations

Construction Supply Group (CSG) says it has acquired Constar Construction Supply, a construction supply distributor operating two branches in Clovis and Bakersfield since 1997. CSG...
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Steel tariffs: What will their consequence be for California’s construction industry?

How much will President Trump's plans to implement a 25 per cent tariff on imported steel and 10 per cent on aluminum cost California's...
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Irvine-based Navien celebrates selling one million condensing units

Navien, with its US headquarters in Irvine, says it has sold one million condensing units, describing the accomplishment as a "first in the industry". “The...
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Sunnyvale-based Trimble acquires e-Builder

Sunnyvale-based Trimble says it has acquired privately-held e-Builder, a SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. e-Builder extends Trimble's...
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Boston mayor orders halt to all construction projects; Associated General Contractors of America opposed

Vice President Mike Pence is asking construction companies to donate their inventory of N95 face masks to local hospitals - and to stop ordering...

California Association of Realtors urging “cautious response” to COVID-19

The California Association of Realtors is urging the housing industry “take a cautious response” to the coronavirus outbreak. “The rapid growth of COVID-19 cases continues to...

Homeless Action Plan in motion: Interagency Leadership Council meets

Continuing efforts to carry out San Diego’s vision for reducing homelessness, an interagency Leadership Council convened last week for the first time to discuss...