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Backlog ticks up, remains historically elevated

Mar 16, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

New work continues to surge despite a gloomy economic forecast and elevated borrowing costs, according to analysis from Associated Builders and Contractors. Permission granted by Associated Builders and Contractors   Brief: Construction backlog increased 0.2 months to 9.2 months in February despite concerns around financing, according to Associated Builders and Contractors. The backlog reading regained […]

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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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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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10 Inspirational Presidential Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Feb 16, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

  We celebrate President’s Day in honor of George Washington, the first US President, who was born on February 22, 1732. Washington was one of Founding Fathers of the US, and he presided over the convention that drafted the Constitution. Like so many other Presidents that have come after him George Washington was not just […]

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The Super Bowl’s most recent stadiums and how much it cost to build them

Feb 09, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

SoFi Stadium was just two years old when it first hosted the Super Bowl last year, but Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium has hosted six times since 1987. The interior of SoFi Stadium is seen following a ribbon-cutting event on September 08, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Rich Fury via Getty Images   On Sunday, the NFL’s […]

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Tesla to invest $3.6B in 2 more Nevada manufacturing sites

Jan 26, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

The plants will produce battery cells and EV semi trucks, adding to its gigafactory footprint in the state. Tesla will invest more than $3.6 billion to expand its manufacturing footprint in Nevada, the company announced yesterday. The EV maker plans to build two new factories: a battery plant to produce 4680 battery cells, as well […]

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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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16 Powerful Quotes to Unlock Success in the New Year

Dec 30, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Change starts with just a thought. Check out these quotes from inspiring change makers throughout history. During this time of year, many of us are thinking about the goals we want to achieve or the habits we want to start or stop. However, change is hard, and it can be a discouraging effort, particularly when […]

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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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A pivot on desalination plants: California approves project in Orange County

Dec 10, 2022 (0) comment , ,

Pipes containing drinking water at the Poseidon Water desalination plant in Carlsbad on June 22, 2021. Photo by Mike Blake, Reuters The California Coastal Commission recently green-lit a $140 million desalination plant in south Orange County’s Dana Point, a pivot from its unanimous rejection in May of another controversial desalination project in the county. The […]

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