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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Los Angeles development booming

Mar 21, 2019 (0) comment , ,

Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) is in the midst of a building boom. With residential, commercial, retail, office space underway, developers are meeting strong demand for an urban live-work-play lifestyle in the city. At the end of 2018, there were almost 3 million square feet of office space under construction in downtown Los Angeles, according to the […]

Construction Crew Finds Stash of Ancient Gold Coins in Abandoned Italian Cinema

Sep 12, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

The coins were found hidden inside an amphora, which is a jar used by the Romans for storing liquids such as wine and olive oil. Credit: Photo courtesy Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities   About 300 gold coins, dating back around 1,500 years to a time when part of the Roman Empire was […]

$4B-plus Los Angeles stadium could be country’s most expensive yet

Jun 07, 2018 (0) comment , , , , ,

Brief: The price tag for the new Los Angeles Rams stadium under construction in Los Angeles has reached $4.25 billion, according to L.A. Biz. The figure includes the cost of a 6,000-seat amphitheater next to the stadium, but a planned buildout of retail and commercial development is likely to push the project past the $5 […]

Wood nanocrystals in a California bridge could change how concrete is made

Apr 06, 2018 (0) comment , , , ,

Brief: A new bridge in California will be built using concrete bolstered by nanocrystals from wood, according to ConstructConnect. Produced by the pulp and paper industries, the nanocrystals were tested by researchers at Purdue University, who expect them to strengthen concrete and decrease the need for as much of the material. According to researchers, the […]

The Dotted Line: How to develop a collaborative team that wins bids

Mar 22, 2018 (0) comment , , ,

It takes a wide variety of expertise and skills for major projects to be completed successfully, which typically means on budget and on schedule. However, the collaboration between designers, contractors and other specialists critical to the job doesn’t always begin after the contracts have been issued or when crews get ready to take the first […]

Rugged smartphone boasts high-tech features

Mar 09, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , ,

Brief: Bullitt Group and Cat have introduced the Cat S61 smartphone, which includes a FLIR thermal camera, laser-assisted distance meter and air quality analyzer, reported AnandTech. The rugged phone, which has a 5.2-inch, 1080 pixel display, runs on Android Oreo, and can withstand drops on concrete up to 1.8 meters and drops in water of […]

Time-saving robotic accessory could hit market within the year

Feb 16, 2018 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

Brief: The winner of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition of AlphaLab Gear’s Hardware Cup could soon change the way lumber is cut on construction projects, according to The Tribune-Review. Velocity Robotics’ Autoset accessory, which a user will be able to attach to a miter saw bench, feeds digital measurements to a stopper. The stopper indicates which […]

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