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Biggest dam removal in US history set to start in California, Oregon

Mar 16, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Four dams on the Klamath River will be removed to restore habitats. Courtesy of Klamath River Renewal Corporation   Brief: Preconstruction work is underway on the largest dam removal and river restoration project in U.S. history. The $450 million project will take out four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California to […]

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67 years later, California highway upgrade comes to site of James Dean’s deadly crash

Mar 09, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

James Dean died on Sept. 30, 1955, when his Porsche Spyder collided with a pickup truck on Highway 46 East. Tribune file photo Courtesy of Seita Ohnishi   The Cholame “Y” is in an area of Highway 46 that has been dubbed “Blood Alley,” as it sees more traffic fatalities than the California average. Funding […]

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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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Residential contractors see a rebound on the horizon

Feb 23, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Easing mortgage rates caused builder confidence to jump for the second consecutive month, according to a National Association of Home Builders report. Scott Olson via Getty Images   Brief: Easing mortgage rates caused builder confidence in the single-family sector to post its strongest Housing Market Index reading since September, according to the report, while other […]

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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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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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10 Tips for Submitting Better Bids

Nov 04, 2022 (0) comment , ,

Putting together a winning bid proposal, or even a competitive one, takes knowledge and skill. It’s a bit more complicated than just putting some numbers together and hoping for the best. Good bid preparation requires a lot of time and effort and involves everything from reading and fully understanding the plans and specifications to accurately […]

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7 major mixed-use projects underway across the country

Oct 27, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

These multibillion-dollar developments will enhance their neighborhoods with new housing, retail, dining and entertainment options.   A rendering of the 53-acre Lincoln Yards project on Chicago’s Fulton River. The full development will contain 6,000 residential units. Permission granted by Sterling Bay     The mixed-use development boom of the last decade is still going strong, […]

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Tennessee Titans reach deal to build $2.1B stadium

Oct 21, 2022 (0) comment , ,

Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Tennessee Titans have reached a deal to replace Nissan Stadium.    Brief: Nashville is likely getting a new major league sports venue. After roughly two years of negotiation, the NFL’s Tennessee Titans reached an agreement with Nashville Mayor John Cooper to build a new domed stadium, directly next to the […]

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