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LA Clippers’ $2B Intuit Dome to be third most expensive US arena ever built

Oct 08, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: An AECOM Hunt and Turner joint venture broke ground on the $2 billion Intuit Dome — the future home of the Los Angeles Clippers — in Inglewood, California, Sept. 17. AECOM designed the arena, according to a press release. When the new, 18,000-seat arena opens in 2024, the Clippers will be done sharing their home court. […]

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Why Mindset Matters for Success

Mar 25, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

Healthy mental habits are what will get you through the tough days. No one is born an entrepreneur. But it also doesn’t happen by chance, instead they are driven to it. It’s all about having the compulsion to be a part of something that’s bigger than yourself and being willing to do whatever it takes […]

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$1.9T COVID-19 relief package includes billions for capital projects

Mar 18, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

The construction industry will benefit from many of the provisions in the rescue bill. In a 220-211 vote, the House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, officially known as the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, and presented the legislation to President Joe Biden on Wednesday of last week. The package contains […]

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New Exoskeleton Vests Makes Repetitive Tasks and Overhead Work a Breeze

Jan 15, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

Tool and Equipment Insurance protects high-value, moveable equipment. It is ideal for contractors and other businesses that take their own tools to work sites.

Ekso Bionics has been making exoskeletons since 2005.  Originally designed with the military in mind, but then later shifted to physical therapy.  In more recent years, they have begun targeting more physical professions, especially those with repetitive tasks or a lot of lifting. One of their most recent products is called the EksoVest. The EksoVest […]

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Contech firm Icon to develop 3D-printed buildings for moon

Nov 06, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

The Austin, Texas-based construction technology developer is working to create a space-based construction system that could support future exploration of the moon. A group of U.S. and European design and construction firms are aiming for the moon — literally — with their newest 3D-printing project. Icon, an Austin, Texas-based developer of construction technologies, received funding to research […]

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Sacramento, California, contractor buys naming rights for sports-conference center

Oct 01, 2020 (0) comment , , , , ,

Brief: One of the largest general contractors in the Sacramento, California, area is making its mark along the lines of SoFi, Allegiant Air and Globe Life by putting its name on a local sports venue. Roebbelen Contracting has purchased a naming rights sponsorship for the Placer Valley Event Center, part of the $47 million transformation of @the […]

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Contractors State License Board Encourages Contractors to Take Advantage of Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program

Aug 13, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

    Contractors State License Board Encourages Contractors to Take Advantage of Earthquake Brace + Bolt Program   SACRAMENTO – The California Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is encouraging licensed contractors to take advantage of the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program to boost their business during the pandemic. The EBB program helps qualified licensed […]

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High-Speed LA-To-Las Vegas Virgin Train Wins $600 Million California Bond Allocation

May 08, 2020 (0) comment , ,

A Brightline train sits at the station in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, California has approved a $600 million private activity bond allocation for construction of the $5 billion Virgin Trains-Brightline railway that within four years could be whisking passengers from Las Vegas to a (distant) Los Angeles suburb at speeds of up to […]

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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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