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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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$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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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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20 Quotes on the Importance of Thankfulness and Gratitude

Nov 21, 2023 (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. May your Thanksgiving be bountiful with reasons to be grateful.   Gratitude can transform common days “Gratitude can transform […]

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How are ancient Roman and Mayan buildings still standing? Scientists are unlocking their secrets

Oct 05, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

In the quest to build better for the future, some are looking for answers in the long-ago past. Ancient builders across the world created structures that are still standing today, thousands of years later — from Roman engineers who poured thick concrete sea barriers, to Maya masons who crafted plaster sculptures to their gods, to […]

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This High-speed Train Could Take Travelers From Los Angeles to Las Vegas in 2 Hours

Jul 26, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

A bullet train project aiming to connect the two cities took a big step forward. Travelers in the Los Angeles area may soon be able to reach Sin City a whole lot faster. Brightline West, a company that plans to connect Las Vegas and Los Angeles with high-speed train service, recently made progress to turn […]

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This futuristic entertainment venue in Las Vegas is the world’s largest spherical structure

Jul 06, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

It squats on the Las Vegas skyline like an enormous spaceship, black and mysterious – until night falls, when it will glow like the Earth from space. The MSG Sphere won’t open to the public for almost three more months, when U2 christens the entertainment venue with a series of concerts. But anticipation is growing. […]

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Update: CSLB Worker Compensation Requirement

May 18, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

May 18, 2023 Sacramento, CA – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) wants to inform active licensees that after June 30, 2023, any licensee holding a C-8 (Concrete), C-20 (Warm-Air Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning), C-22 (Asbestos Abatement), and D-49 (Tree Service),  that does not have a Certificate of Workers’ Compensation Insurance on file with CSLB […]

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Top 5 most expensive mega construction projects in the world

May 11, 2023 (0) comment , ,

The largest and most expensive construction projects in the world range from an ambitious railway system to a gigantic entertainment complex. One is 254 miles above the ground and travels at 17,500 mph. Throughout history, humans have expressed their belief that bigger is better with colossal construction projects. Pyramids, religious monuments, skyscrapers and other buildings […]

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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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