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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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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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Top 10 Mega-Projects Completing in 2023

Jan 05, 2023 (0) comment , ,

WELCOME to 2023. The last 12 months saw the world of construction serve up underwater roundabouts, record-breaking bridges and a historic theatre that quite literally raised the roof. But the year ahead looks set to be even more dramatic with the arrival of desert skyscrapers, incredible Formula 1 tracks and entire new city districts. The […]

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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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High-speed rail line from LA to Las Vegas could begin construction in 2023

Dec 16, 2022 (0) comment , ,

The $8 billion, privately funded Brightline West project could eliminate 3 million cars a year from the heavily traveled I-15 corridor. Brightline operates passenger train service in Florida, including in Miami (pictured). Brightline West looks to build a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California. Courtesy of Brightline   California could see its […]

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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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CSLB Shares Additional Details Regarding New Workers’ Compensation Insurance Requirements

Dec 01, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

November 16, 2022 CSLB #22-13 Sacramento, CA – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) wants to inform active licensees starting January 1, 2023, renewals will not be processed without proof of workers’ compensation insurance for license classifications C-8 (Concrete), C-20 (Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning), C-22 (Asbestos Abatement), and D-49 (Tree Service), regardless of whether […]

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Construction planning numbers leap in October despite recession fears

Nov 11, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: The Dodge Momentum Index, a benchmark that measures nonresidential building planning, increased 9.6% in October driven by an uptick in office and hotel and projects, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The October reading follows a 5.7% increase in September and is up 28% for the year, the latest sign the construction industry continues […]

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$2.3B GreenCity to break ground in 2023 near Richmond, Virginia

Nov 11, 2022 (0) comment , ,

GreenCity, the $2.3 billion development in Henrico County, Virginia, will feature office, retail, residential units, hotels, an arena and extensive park space. Courtesy of GreenCity   Brief: A $2.3 billion “eco district” development is set to break ground in early 2023 outside of Richmond, Virginia. The GreenCity project in Henrico County will feature office space, […]

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