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Concrete, a Centuries-Old Material, Gets a New Recipe

Sep 02, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

A building block in most construction projects, concrete is responsible for about 8 percent of global carbon emissions. Several companies are working to create a greener mix. On any given day, Central Concrete, in San Jose, Calif., does what concrete companies have been doing for centuries: combining sand, gravel, water and cement to create 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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7 pro soccer stadiums underway across the US

Jul 22, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

In the National Football League, SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas have been partly financed by public dollars. By offering to help foot the bill for new, state-of-the-art facilities, these cities poured millions of dollars into construction projects to attract the teams. In Major League Soccer, however, burgeoning support for the […]

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California could pave roads with recycled plastic

Jul 10, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

California could become the first state in the nation to use recycled plastic as part of its roads and freeways. The state Senate unanimously passed SB 1238, which directs Caltrans to study the use of plastics in asphalt for construction, or repair of a state highway or road. “There’s no other state in the nation […]

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The Dotted Line: Avoid these change order snafus

Jun 24, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

It is always important for construction firms to track changes to their construction agreements so that they can bill their customers appropriately. It might be even more important now, however, as many general contractors and subcontractors get back to work after extended COVID-19 shutdowns. Contractors cannot afford to leave any money on the table right […]

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California officials advance Elon Musk’s lower-cost transit tunnel plan

Jun 24, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) has agreed to postpone an analysis of rail system alternatives, one of which would serve the Ontario International Airport in Ontario, California, in order to evaluate an unsolicited proposal from Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. (TBC), which has suggested a transit tunnel to the […]

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Contractors State License Board Ready to Reopen Test Centers

Jun 12, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

CSLB test centers (Except Berkeley) reopen on Monday, June 15, 2020. Public Counters are CLOSED to the public but should reopen soon. Most CSLB services are available online, through email, or at 800-321-CSLB (2752). SACRAMENTO – The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) is announcing that seven of its eight test centers around California will reopen […]

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Contractors State License Board Launches New Online License/Registration Renewal Options

Apr 09, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

  SACRAMENTO – This week the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) launched two different options that will allow California’s more than 283,600 licensed contractors and almost 21,000 registered Home Improvement Salespersons (HIS) to either renew their license, or to pay for their license or registration renewal online via CSLB’s website. The following two options are […]

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COVID-19 and Construction Services and our Commitment to Exceptional Service

Mar 20, 2020 (0) comment , ,

I know you have been receiving an onslaught of emails from various contacts and stores regarding how they are handling the current COVID-19 situation and so have hesitated to send out one of my own. However, since the virus has continued to spread and the government has put stringent guidelines in place, I felt the […]

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New dump truck app the latest in Uber-style market trend

Jun 27, 2019 (0) comment , , , ,

Peer-to-peer marketplace apps are all about getting rid of the often expensive and usually time-consuming intermediary process and connecting users directly to the services they need. This way of doing business has become popular with everything from vacation rentals a la Airbnb to ride sharing via Uber and Lyft. That desire for convenience — and […]

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