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Wildlife Crossings Planned for SoCal-to-Las Vegas High-Speed Rail

Mar 03, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Brightline West’s plans for the Southern California to Las Vegas line includes a station in Rancho Cucamonga. Rendering courtesy Brightline West.     A proposed high-speed rail line connecting Southern California and Las Vegas will include wildlife crossings as part of an agreement between the developer, Brightline West, and the California Department of Fish and […]

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The Top 2023 Bathroom Trends, According to Designers

Feb 23, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Ultimate relaxation and personal style are high in demand. Bathroom design in 2023 will continue to build on themes emerging since 2020, including clean lines, easy-maintenance materials, and heavy doses of natural colors. At the same time, an underlying current is shifting our view of bathrooms from task-focused spaces to rooms designed for comfort. According […]

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2023 California Contractors License Law & Reference Book Now Available

Feb 03, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

You can view or download your free PDF  here. Sacramento, CA – The 2023 edition of the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) California Contractors License Law & Reference Book (Law Book) is now available. The Law Book can be purchased directly from the publisher, or the online PDF version can be viewed or downloaded at […]

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Ancient Roman concrete was incredibly strong — scientists may have just figured out why

Jan 21, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Ancient Roman concrete is incredibly durable, even more so than modern concrete. Scientists have long wondered what gave it its incredible strength. One team may have cracked the mystery — focusing on tiny white flecks once seen as imperfections. It’s one of the great mysteries of archaeology: how did the Romans create concrete so strong […]

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5 construction-focused innovations from CES

Jan 14, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

From electric and autonomous equipment to AI-powered tracking solutions and cargo-carrying dirigibles, the construction industry’s future was on display in Las Vegas last week. The theme of this year’s CES, the Consumer Technology Association’s global tech event held in Las Vegas every year, was how technology is addressing the world’s biggest challenges — and there […]

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Top 10 Mega-Projects Completing in 2023

Jan 05, 2023 (0) comment , ,

WELCOME to 2023. The last 12 months saw the world of construction serve up underwater roundabouts, record-breaking bridges and a historic theatre that quite literally raised the roof. But the year ahead looks set to be even more dramatic with the arrival of desert skyscrapers, incredible Formula 1 tracks and entire new city districts. The […]

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Construction backlog jumps to highest level since 2019

Dec 20, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Small contractors landing new work and healthcare-related projects fueled the “remarkable and unexpected” increase, economist says.   Brief: Construction backlog in November reached its highest level since the second quarter of 2019, as contractors with under $30 million in revenue landed new jobs faster than expected, according to Associated Builders and Contractors. ABC’S Construction Backlog Indicator jumped in November […]

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High-speed rail line from LA to Las Vegas could begin construction in 2023

Dec 16, 2022 (0) comment , ,

The $8 billion, privately funded Brightline West project could eliminate 3 million cars a year from the heavily traveled I-15 corridor. Brightline operates passenger train service in Florida, including in Miami (pictured). Brightline West looks to build a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California. Courtesy of Brightline   California could see its […]

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CSLB Shares Additional Details Regarding New Workers’ Compensation Insurance Requirements

Dec 01, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

November 16, 2022 CSLB #22-13 Sacramento, CA – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) wants to inform active licensees starting January 1, 2023, renewals will not be processed without proof of workers’ compensation insurance for license classifications C-8 (Concrete), C-20 (Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning), C-22 (Asbestos Abatement), and D-49 (Tree Service), regardless of whether […]

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20 Quotes on the Importance of Thankfulness and Gratitude

Nov 23, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

  With Thanksgiving tomorrow, here are 20 quotes that really help put into perspective the power and importance of being thankful more of the time and not just on one particular day out of the year. May your Thanksgiving be bountiful with reasons to be grateful.   Gratitude can transform common days “Gratitude can transform […]

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