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Independent contractors now a question mark in California after employment bill passes

Feb 20, 2020 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law that went into effect this year. As part of a signing message, Newsom said that the new regulation would help reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors, “which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits.” […]

Anti-solar panel can generate electricity at night, researchers say

Feb 10, 2020 (0) comment , , , ,

In order to develop solar panels that generate electricity at night, you just need them to operate in the exact opposite way solar panels work during the day. One of the problems with solar panels is that they don’t generate electricity at night, so we have to store the electricity they generate during the day […]

Independent contractors now a question mark in California after employment bill passes

Sep 26, 2019 (0) comment , , ,

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Brief: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law this week. As part of a signing message, Newsom said that the new regulation would help reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors, “which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits.” The new law goes into effect […]

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 […]

7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Believe

Feb 16, 2017 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Start with “Anything is possible” and proceed from there. Your beliefs determine a significant portion of your life. They inform your decisions, they dictate how you react to different circumstances and they even affect how you interact with the people around you. This goes for any kind of belief, whether it’s political, religious or philosophical, and it’s important […]

eSUB Construction Software raises $5 million to help subcontractors track jobs and get paid

Dec 22, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , , , ,

A San Diego startup called eSUB Construction Software has raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Revolution Ventures according to President and CEO Wendy Rogers. The company’s cloud-based project management apps help subcontractors track and get compensated for all the work they do on construction jobs. Rogers said, “There’s a saying that […]

Construction industry embraces a new wave of healthcare facilities

Oct 27, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , , , , ,

In many areas of the country, gone are the days when one had to spend hours in the car traveling to see a medical specialist or sit patiently all night in the emergency room waiting to connect with a doctor. Urgent care centers, walk-in clinics and medical specialty complexes are popping up nationwide, even in […]

How will 3-D printing technology disrupt conventional construction practices?

Oct 21, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , ,

By March 2017, a team at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory plans to unveil the world’s first 3-D printed excavator, a proof of concept project intended to test the current limits of printing with metal alloys and determine the feasibility of creating heavy industrial equipment using so-called additive manufacturing — or 3-D printing — technologies. […]

We have liftoff: New FAA commercial drone rules now in effect

Sep 01, 2016 (0) comment , , , , , , ,

Dive Brief: The Federal Aviation Administration’s new small commercial drone rules went into effect Monday, and the agency said more than 3,300 potential drone pilots signed up for the first testing slots, according to Bloomberg. The FAA announced the new rules in June, clarifying what was an ambiguous set of drone rules and eliminating the […]

Contractors on Remodeling 550 list predict 17% bump in 2016 revenue

Aug 25, 2016 (0) comment , , , ,

Brief: Remodeling Magazine has released its annual list of the nation’s top remodeling firms — the Remodeling 550 — and reported that all companies on the list combined saw sales of $4.22 billion in 2015. Across the board, the listed companies predicted their revenues will increase 17.3% to $4.94 billion in 2016, with the highest forecasted rise […]

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