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California solar mandate, gas bans take effect in 2020: what you need to know

Jan 21, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Kwok has compressors for the water heater and ductless heating and cooling units at his Lafayette home, which he converted to electric power.Photo: Photos by Carlos Avila Gonzalez / The Chronicle Wei-Tai Kwok places his hand on an induction cooktop in his kitchen, where he replaced natural gas appliances with electric ones.Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez […]

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Rupert Murdoch’s son just bought a $150 million Los Angeles estate, shattering California’s sales record.

Jan 21, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Take a look at the property, which has a 26-room mansion and a secret underground tunnel. The estate includes a 75-foot pool and pool house.  The iconic Chartwell Estate in Los Angeles just sold for about $150 million, breaking the California sales record, Neal J. Leitereg reported for The Los Angeles Times. The buyer was […]

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Stadium projects scoring construction goals in 2020

Jan 15, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Live professional sports events are competing with the technology that creates a customized experience at home for fans. Despite the rise of streaming video and surround sound, new stadiums continue to populate the skylines of major cities — and even are used as bargaining chips to entice teams to relocate to a new city. So how […]

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20 Motivational Quotes to Prepare You for 2020

Dec 30, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Some things go in one ear and right out the other. But when you hear just the right message, at the right moment, and from the right person, it sticks with you. As end-of-year projects loom and the days get shorter, we might need a reminder that good things take time. Relationships aren’t built by […]

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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019: U.S. Chamber

Dec 30, 2019 (0) comment , ,

A lawsuit over the tiny amount of lip balm at the bottom of the tube came in number one on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s list of the Top 10 Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2019. This year’s list also features lawsuits over labeling on vegan butter, the Fortnite video game, and a poster advertising the […]

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Solar power from ‘the dark side’ unlocked by a new formula

Dec 19, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Engineers calculate the ultimate potential of next-generation solar panels Most of today’s solar panels capture sunlight and convert it to electricity only from the side facing the sky. If the dark underside of a solar panel could also convert sunlight reflected off the ground, even more electricity might be generated. Double-sided solar cells are already […]

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The Dotted Line: When contractors can walk off the job

Dec 12, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

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  When general contractors or subcontractors sign on to construction projects, they usually start off believing everything will run smoothly. But, during the course of the work, issues sometimes arise that force all parties to go running back to their contracts in order to evaluate their options. One of those options for construction companies is […]

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Los Angeles development booming

Mar 21, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is in the midst of a building boom. With residential, commercial, retail, office space underway, developers are meeting strong demand for an urban live-work-play lifestyle in the city. At the end of 2018, there were almost 3 million square feet of office space under construction in downtown Los Angeles, according to the […]

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How builder’s risk coverage can protect buildings under construction

Dec 12, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

What is builder’s risk insurance and what does it cover? Builder’s risk coverage is a special kind of insurance that provides first-party coverage for damage to buildings while they are being constructed. Collapsed shoring, fires, an existing sprinkler line hit during tenant improvements and vandalism are just some examples of incidents that may call builder’s risk policies […]

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20 Quotes on the Importance of Thankfulness and Gratitude

Nov 07, 2018 (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. Gratitude can transform common days “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities […]

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