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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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Summary of New Contracting Laws that Take Effect January 1

Dec 10, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

As we make our way into the new year, CSLB would like to highlight some construction-related laws that will go into effect January 1. Pay close attention to these changes, including an extension for seniors’ right to cancel a contract (AB 2471) and the direct authority for the registrar to take disciplinary action for tree […]

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Virgin Hyperloop successfully tests human travel

Nov 25, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: Virgin Hyperloop announced Sunday that it carried out the first human travel in one of its hyperloop pods. Company co-founder and CTO Josh Giegel and Director of Passenger Experience Sara Luchian were the first two passengers at Virgin Hyperloop’s DevLoop test site in Las Vegas. The two-seater XP-2 vehicle traveled for six seconds on […]

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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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