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California launches site to track $180B in infrastructure investment

Feb 23, 2024 (0) comment , ,

The map provides a broad overview of the work that is underway. California’s high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of many projects in the state’s new tracker. The image by NC3D is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Brief: California launched a new state website to track $180 billion in infrastructure […]

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Welcome to the ‘Death Star’: Everything to know about Las Vegas’ state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium hosting Super Bowl LVIII

Feb 09, 2024 (0) comment , ,

A general view of the Allegiant Stadium, the host of Super Bowl LVIII. Carlos Barria/Reuters After 18 weeks of NFL regular season games and three rounds of grueling playoff action, Super Bowl LVIII is set. The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers on February 11 to crown the 2023 season’s champion. The […]

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$3B in funding secured to begin construction of Las Vegas-Southern California high-speed rail

Feb 01, 2024 (0) comment , ,

U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen recently announced that $3 billion in funding has been secured to begin construction of the Las Vegas to Southern California high-speed rail project. According to a news release, the funding for the Brightline West high-speed rail system comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. According to Brightline, the expected travel time between […]

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CSLB Reminds Licensees of New Laws Beginning January 1, 2024

Jan 18, 2024 (0) comment , , ,

Heading into 2024, the Contractors State License Board wants to remind licensees of new laws taking effect in the new year. SB 630 (Dodd) This bill requires CSLB licensees and applicants to provide an email address, if available, when they obtain and renew licenses. The email addresses are not subject to disclosure under the California […]

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5 construction tech innovations from CES 2024

Jan 18, 2024 (0) comment , ,

Energy-harvesting glass, self-driving excavators and modified wood that’s stronger than steel shared the spotlight in Las Vegas last week. The focus of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show showcased ways artificial intelligence and other breakthrough technology can boost productivity while also reversing environmental impacts and future-proofing industries like construction and agriculture. “The construction industry has laid […]

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NASA taps LSU for lunar construction research

Dec 19, 2023 (0) comment , ,

The team of academic and government scientists will test the use of molten sulfur and lunar dust to create waterless concrete for 3D printing on the moon. The moon rising over NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The agency has been working to research materials for construction in space. Courtesy of NASA   Brief: Ahead of […]

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US manufacturing boom unlocks ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for contractors

Dec 01, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Here are ways construction firms can cash in on the country’s $500 billion onshoring surge and the ancillary projects it is spurring. A bulldozer prepares land earlier this year for an $11 billion Texas Instruments’ semiconductor plant in Lehi, Utah. Experts say that spending on manufacturing facilities will spill over to other project types as […]

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20 Quotes on the Importance of Thankfulness and Gratitude

Nov 21, 2023 (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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The 15 Most Expensive Megaprojects In Modern History

Nov 02, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Big, expensive construction projects aren’t a new phenomenon. They typically improve the infrastructure, environment, and economies of the regions they are built in. Since the start of the 21st century, the world has experienced numerous significant developments with costs that run into billions of dollars. While their usage spans the spectrum, these manufactured marvels are […]

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17 of the Most Amazing Treehouses From Around The World

Oct 21, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

As kids, most of us have dreamed of having a treehouse as a haven – a secret place where we could establish a top-secret clubhouse away from our pesky parents. Some of us still do. Interestingly, people in some countries don’t see tree houses as exotic, but as everyday parts of their lives. In New […]

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