Thursday, December 1, 2022

Survey finds longer lead times and higher costs challenging global construction

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California Construction News staff writer While construction activity continues to increase in many global markets, increasing volatility and rising costs continue to challenge the industry...

San Diego looking at public land for new affordable housing

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California Construction News staff writer San Diego city and county officials say they will work together to build 10,000 subsidized housing units on government-owned land,...

Metro K Line – LA’s largest transportation project – opens

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California Construction News staff writer The Metro K Line -- previously the Crenshaw/LAX Project -- is now open and will eventually connect with the LAX...

Metropolitan Pure Water gets $80 million for design and construction

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California Construction News staff writer Metropolitan’s Pure Water Southern California project – anticipated to be one of the world’s largest water recycling facilities when complete...

BEI tops out one of California’s largest energy storage projects

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California Construction News staff writer BEI Construction, Inc. (BEI) says it is nearing completion of the new energy storage facility in Porterville and topped out...

City of Oakland releases preliminary zoning proposals for housing action plan

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California Construction News staff writer The City of Oakland's draft 2023-2031 Housing plan released last week includes several zoning reforms that officials say will increase...

Hiring still a struggle as construction adds 16,000 jobs in August

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California Construction News staff writer Construction firms across the U.S. added 16,000 jobs in August, according to an analysis of federal employment data released recently...

California high-speed rail board approves design contracts

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California Construction News staff writer The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has approved contracts for design of the 52.4 total miles extending into Merced and...

San Diego to ban natural gas in new construction

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California Construction News staff writer The City of San Diego has unanimously approved a climate action plan that calls for banning natural gas in new...

San Diego sets record for fixing underground pipes

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California Construction News staff writer San Diego’s mayor says 2022 is a record-breaking year for in-house pipe replacements. “We need major infrastructure upgrades across San Diego...

Projects and opportunities

Monterey Bay desalination plant approved by California Coastal Commission

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California Construction News staff writer The California Coastal Commission (Commission) has approved a development permit for intake slant wells needed to provide ocean water and...

South LA Eco-Lab receives $35 million for green job development

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California Construction News staff writer The South LA Eco Lab, a collection of environmental and economic development projects in South Los Angeles last week received...

AECOM group hired to manage California high speed rail program

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California Construction News staff writer An AECOM joint venture has been selected by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CaHSRA) to provide program management for the...