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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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7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

Nov 19, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

Some people just seem to bounce back from anything. Here’s what they have in common. Success is seldom a straight road; it almost always involves many detours and dead ends. It takes tenacity and determination to keep going, but those that do will eventually reach their destination. Most of us have heard before that Thomas […]

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The Dotted Line: Taking over construction mid-project

Oct 29, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Circumstances can change quickly in any business environment, construction included. Contractors can take on a project that looks profitable on paper but ends up being a time and money pit because of something they overlooked during the bid process, unanticipated material increases, skilled worker shortages or other trades falling behind — the list goes on […]

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Exoskeleton suit allows construction workers to lift 200 lbs

Oct 13, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: Sarcos Robotics recently announced technology advancements to its Guardian XO Max full-body, all-electric, battery-powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system that is capable of allowing a human operator to safely lift and manipulate up to 200 pounds, the company said. A single charge lasts for up to eight hours and battery modules can be “hot swapped” in […]

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5 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran

Oct 09, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran has a truly inspiring rags-to-riches story. You may know her as a multi-millionaire investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, but New York real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran didn’t become one of the highest-paid female investors in the world overnight. Like many other entrepreneurs, she climbed her way to the top from nothing. […]

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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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Construction scores a hat trick: Starts, jobs, backlog all rise

Sep 24, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: New data turned heads last week when new construction starts, jobs and backlog all notched solid gains to provide a glimmer of hope for the industry, following a summer of worrisome trends that emerged in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonresidential building starts rose 16%, while nonbuilding construction — which includes infrastructure projects […]

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4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Be Relentless Like Michael Jordan

Sep 17, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Michael Jordan’s success offers valuable lessons about entrepreneurship. Tim S. Grover, known for his work with elite champions, wrote a book aptly titled Relentless, chronicling his training career and how he took legends like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and others, from good to great to unstoppable. In the book, Grover describes the workout regimen, both physical […]

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Scientists Found a Way to Turn Bricks Into Batteries

Sep 10, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

One of the biggest barriers to the renewable energy revolution is working out how to store power when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. Now scientists have shown standard construction bricks can be converted into energy storage units, potentially turning our houses into giant batteries. While lithium ion battery technology has seen […]

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5 Lessons From Richard Branson That Will Make You A Better Leader

Aug 21, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Being a better leader is a matter of practice, and most likely a few great lessons learned along the way. As a billionaire and owner of hundreds of successful businesses, here, Richard Branson shared his very own lessons. Take yourself less seriously “Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy […]

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