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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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ABC condemns independent contractor rule change

Feb 15, 2024 (0) comment , , ,

The Department of Labor will revert to a pre-Trump era rule for determining a workers’ employment status in March, to the chagrin of some contractor groups.   The exterior of the U.S. Department of Labor, which will implement an independent contractor rule change on March 11. Thinkstock via Getty Images   Brief: Starting March 11, […]

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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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3 Areas to Focus on in Early 2024 to Start the New Year Off Right

Jan 11, 2024 (0) comment , ,

All too often, business owners get so caught up in the day-to-day adrenaline of running their business that they forget to step back. There is great power to strategic planning. It is possible to grow at high speed after learning how to properly plan and strategize for the upcoming year. But getting started can be […]

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26 New Year’s Toasts to Set Your Year Off Right

Dec 30, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

When the clock strikes twelve, the last thing you want is to be caught without something to drink. And what better way to commemorate the moment the ball drops and set the tone for the year ahead than with a special toast. So in order to help you not be the one hanging this New […]

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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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November 2023 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

Dec 14, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Here is a round up of the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders. A Turner JE Dunn JV will provide preconstruction and construction services for the $1.2 billion Austin Convention Center project. Courtesy of Turner Construction   Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work […]

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