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Construction Processes, Financial

California launches site to track $180B in infrastructure investment

January 12, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The website features a map that spotlights numerous projects, from a solar energy storage site in Kings County north of Los Angeles to a new border crossing facility in San Diego and Bosch’s $1.5 billion investment in a chip fab […]


News

US DOT Awards $6B in Grants for Two California High-speed Rail Projects

December 6, 2023

Via: ENR

A pair of grants are set to boost two major West Coast intercity passenger rail projects. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation awarded $3.1 billion for California High-Speed Rail construction and $3 billion toward building the planned Brightline West project to […]


News

California Infrastructure Leaders Commit to Build Opportunities for Minority Firms

November 30, 2023

Via: ENR

California agencies with tens of billions of dollars of construction in the works joined more than 40 other groups around the country on Nov. 20 in a movement to drive contracting opportunities for historically underutilized businesses, known as HUBs. Fourteen […]


Construction Processes, Design

Progressive design-build gains ground in US

November 8, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Progressive design-build continues to gain momentum across the United States, especially in California, according to panelists at the 2023 Design-Build Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C., last week. “We had over 160 design-build related bills introduced,” said Richard Thomas, director […]


News

Granite chalks up $48M Highway 101 win

June 23, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Granite Construction is steadily paving a path through its home state of California. The Watsonville-based contractor said the California DOT awarded it a $48 million contract to add a new peak-period carpool lane to Highway 101 near Montecito as part […]


Construction Processes, Legal

EEOC sues California contractor for national origin, sexual harassment

September 29, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a California commercial framing and drywall contractor for national origin and sexual harassment, alleging supervisors addressed Latino workers with racial slurs and threatened to sexually assault them. The EEOC’s suit against Orange County, […]


News

California Bills Could Create Up to 150,000 Construction Jobs

September 28, 2022

Via: ENR

The Sept. 28 signing by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) of bills aimed at addressing the state’s need for affordable housing is expected to facilitate construction of millions of new units for low- and middle-income residents and create more than […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

5 Green Buildings in California

August 22, 2022

Via: gb&d magazine

California doesn’t mess around. The state takes sustainability seriously and ranked 10th among the 2019 Top 10 States for LEED, according to the USGBC. CALGreen is California’s first green building code and the first in the nation state-mandated green building […]


News

Otto Construction Named ENR California’s Contractor of the Year Award

July 20, 2022

Via: ENR

Sacramento-based Otto Construction has been selected as ENR California’s 2022 Contractor of the Year. The 75-year-old company boasts a strong portfolio of projects across Northern and Central California that include senior living complexes, historical renovations, educational facilities and healthcare buildings. […]


News

Mixed-use project near San Francisco stays on schedule with steel framing approach

September 2, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The development was deemed essential despite the shelter-in-place orders in California during the height of the pandemic. As construction work continued, the project team partnered with Prescient, maker of a pre-designed and pre-engineered framing system. With this system, the project […]


Sustainability

Regional Contractors Report Steady Gains

July 12, 2021

Via: ENR

California and the Northwest’s top contractors reported steady gains in regional revenue in 2020—despite setbacks due to COVID-19 and the year’s unprecedented wildfires—thanks to solid backlogs and continued strength in the government and multifamily sectors. Looking ahead, contractors expect continued […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

California governor proposes $5.1B in drought-mitigation infrastructure projects

May 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The drought response proposal is part of Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, a $100 billion investment to help the state recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The plan includes expanded tax rebates for two-thirds of Californians and aid for […]


Construction Processes, Legal, News

California city bans construction of new gas stations

March 19, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Petaluma, Calif., recently banned the construction of new gas stations within the city limits. The city totals less than 15 square miles and has 16 gas stations. A new law caps the number of stations at 16, even if some […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Tutor Perini lambastes California bullet train authority

January 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Brian Kelly, the authority’s CEO, disputed Tutor Perini’s claims to the Times and said that the letter was an attempt to blame project difficulties on “everybody else,” but that it would review the general contractor’s claims. Another CHSRA official told […]


Construction Processes, Financial

California transit, road work to continue despite $54B state budget deficit

May 15, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Since the coronavirus outbreak hit the U.S., construction leaders across the country have worried that infrastructure projects like road and bridge construction could suffer as state DOT revenue declines and that federal funding could be waylaid as Congress turns its […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

California bullet train segment increases to more than $20B

May 3, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the California high-speed rail project being scaled down to a more manageable — and cheaper — scale, the agency governing the project still had to deliver bad news to California lawmakers on Wednesday via its latest project update. The […]


Construction Processes, Legal

California wage deal could boost housing development

January 31, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

CEQA is often used as a big stick by environmentalists or others opposed to a California development because protests under the act can delay a project for a significant period of time. Being able to leapfrog over some of the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Walsh Construction wins $220M California streetcar contract

September 27, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Streetcar projects provide even more opportunities for contractors experienced with building light rail systems since they often have many of the same characteristics like the construction of stations, tracks, associated infrastructure and sometimes the relocation or addition of electric and […]


Construction Processes, Design, Financial

Silicon Valley Firm Thinks Beyond Tech

July 23, 2018

Via: ENR

Devcon Construction has built some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative structures, but its work extends far beyond the tech industry, with a diverse portfolio of nonprofit, institutional and large-scale development projects. The Milpitas, Calif.-based firm is on pace for about […]


Sustainability

California will require solar panels on most new homes

May 17, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

California this month became the first U.S. state to require solar panels on almost all new homes. Most new units built after Jan. 1, 2020, will be required to include solar systems as part of the standards adopted by the […]