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09/30/14 Rains Prevent King Fire From Damaging Power, Water Infrastructure

After destroying multiple structures, the King Fire in California is 90% contained after rains assist firefighters’ efforts.
09/16/14 LAX Breaks Ground on $508M Revamp of Southwest Airlines' Terminal

The modernization at Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport will be phased, with final completion expected in 2018.
08/25/14 Officials Assess Damage, Condemn Buildings After Major Calif. Earthquake

Bridges and major roads were spared, but some buildings, water mains and gas lines were damaged in the magnitude-6.0 earthquake near Napa.
08/05/14 PG&E Faces New Criminal Charges for San Bruno Pipeline Fire

New criminal charges filed against a California utility over the 2010 San Bruno pipeline fire could add $1.5 billion in fines.
08/05/14 Purple Line Bidders Accuse L.A. Metro of Flawed Evaluation Process

Some bidders say they were not properly evaluated in L.A. Metro's best-value contract for the $1.6-billion Westside Purple Line extension project.
07/28/14 Revenue Makes Strong Comeback at Largest Contracting Firms

Contractors fueled by double-digit growth are investing in additional staff and incorporating lean construction methods to manage rising costs.
07/08/14 Foundation Work Leads to 18-month Delay for Long Beach Span

Varying soil conditions require extra foundation design work for replacement General Desmond Bridge
06/04/14 Sacramento Moves Forward with $2B Wastewater Upgrade Project

Sacramento is seeking proposals for construction of the first components on a massive upgrade to its existing treatment plant.
06/02/14 Design Firms Sustain Healthy Revenue Growth During 2013

Architects and engineers anticipate additional growth in 2014 and beyond, but warn that staffing shortages are already confronting the industry
05/12/14 California's Title 24 Energy Code Tightens Rules for Building Controls, Commissioning

Revisions to California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards take effect on July 1 and contain new rules for building controls and commissioning.
04/01/14 New California Streamlining Law Gets Mixed Reviews

The Governor is expected to release a draft of the revised CEQA guidelines in July, but reformists are mixed on whether the new rules will have an impact.
04/01/14 PG&E Expects Criminal Charges in Fatal 2010 California Blast

PG&E says it will likely face federal criminal charges related to a 2010 pipeline explosion that killed eight people in San Bruno.
03/04/14 New Peer-to-Peer Service Revs Up Equipment Rentals

Yard Club offers equipment renters substantial savings while allowing owners to earn money on their idle equipment.
03/04/14 Company Uses Cutting Edge Method to Fill Potholes

A company uses recently patented technology to repair potholes that plague California road.
02/13/14 Foothill Extension Light Rail Reaches Construction Milestone

The $1-billion light rail extension from Pasadena to Azusa has surpassed 50% completion.
02/10/14 Five Construction Trends to Watch for California in 2014

Over the next year, the construction industry will be keenly following trends such as the worsening drought, expanding markets in Los Angeles and San Francisco and the ongoing high-speed rail saga.
12/30/13 California Crews Scramble To Repair Busy Route After Fire

After a tanker fire closed a critical connector route near Los Angeles in July, accelerated repairs set the stage for a January return to service.
12/19/13 Five Teams Seek California's Next High-Speed Rail Segment

The California High Speed Rail Authority has released the identities of the five construction teams that have qualified to move on to the next phase in the competition for the 60-mile extension of the as-of-yet-unbuilt high-speed rail line.
12/12/13 Reactions Mixed After California Releases Full Delta Bay Plan

The release of nearly 35,000 pages begins the public comment phase for the $25-billion Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
10/19/13 Old Oil Field Hikes Price Tag for Long Beach Port Upgrades

The $4-billion Port of Long Beach modernization program is facing extra costs due to the complex removal of abandoned oil wells.
10/14/13 Another Construction Worker Killed at 49ers Stadium Site

A worker was killed at the 49ers Stadium site while unloading rebar from a truck.
09/18/13 Sacramento Arena Project Gets Protection From Environmental Litigation, Signs PLA

A bill designed to prevent environmental challenges for the new Sacramento Kings arena was passed days after a project labor agreement was reached.
08/23/13 Temporary Fix Will Allow S.F. Bay Bridge to Open on Time

Steel shims will be inserted into bearings to absorb energy during a potential earthquake, allowing the San Francisco Bay Bridge to open after Labor Day.
08/16/13 After Bakersfield Maiming, Rethinking Explosions as Entertainment

A return to responsible promotion may follow the Calif. accident that injured onlookers at an explosive demolition.
08/12/13 Contractors See Big Jump in Revenue During Past Year

Annual revenue for California’s top contractors rose significantly in 2012, propelled by the health care, residential and power sectors.
08/11/13 L.A. Commuter Rail Line to Roll Out First 'Positive Train Control' System in U.S.

Metrolink is working with freight rail operators to install and test a complex train monitoring system to prevent deadly collisions and accidents.
07/29/13 Final Cost to PG&E May Top $4 Billion for San Bruno Fire

State regulators are calling for a $300-million fine and billions in safety upgrades to be paid by PG&E shareholders for the 2010 gas pipeline blast that killed eight.
07/15/13 Route 91 Expansion Gets $421M TIFIA Loan

The loan will allow construction of $1.3-billion Riverside County project to start by the end of 2013.
07/10/13 S.F. Bay Bridge Opening Delayed Until Broken Rods Are Fixed in December

A new report calls for the replacement of hundreds of defective bolt rods and begins the process of assigning blame for each misstep in the Bay Bridge delays.
07/01/13 Construction Management Program Places All Graduates

Sacramento State's Construction Management program has, for the second year in a row, placed 100% of graduates into industry jobs.
06/17/13 Calif. OSHA Investigating Worker Deaths at 49ers Stadium, Cement Quarry

The deaths of an elevator mechanic at the 49ers Stadium and a quarry worker at Stevens Creek Quarry are being investigated.
06/10/13 Designers Position for Growth in 2013 and Beyond

As the economy improves, design firms are hiring new professionals as they gear up for a gradually improving California market.
06/07/13 Calif. Utility to Close San Onofre Nuke Plant

The troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station is being closed down, though decommissioning will take decades.
06/03/13 Price Tag for Bay Delta Water Plan Swells to $24.5 Billion

The final chapters of Gov. Brown's Bay Delta Conservation Plan were released, detailing cost and funding sources for the massive undertaking.
05/20/13 Plan Enlists Custom Steel Saddles to Repair Broken Bay Bridge Bolts

Lawmakers grilled bridge officials about the broken bolts and other problems reported first in the media.
05/06/13 Calif. High-Speed Rail Moves Forward, Slowly

Additional lawsuits, funding challenges and questions about the bidding process threaten to hold up high-speed rail.
04/22/13 Union Tradeswomen Urged to Become Leaders at Big Sacramento Gathering

The conference brought together women electricians, ironworkers, plumbers, and other craft workers from across North America
04/08/13 Palo Alto VA Hospital Booms with New Construction

The 92-acre hospital campus has nearly $1 billion in projects under construction or in planning.
04/08/13 Demolition Contractors Ask for a Larger Role in Disaster Planning

The 2011 Christchurch earthquake offers lessons on how recovery efforts can be streamlined
03/21/13 Subs, Engineers Clamor for Collaboration at FutureTech

Engineers and subcontractors say teamwork and communication are key to bring out the most in construction technology.
03/05/13 Law Firm Gets Busy With Surge in California Construction Contracts

An attorney with Los Angeles-based Allen Matkins says California's construction market "is on fire."
02/22/13 New Wilshire Grand to Tower Above Downtown Los Angeles

the $1-billion, 73-story Wilshire Grand is coming to take the crown of tallest building in Downtown Los Angeles.
11/26/12 Corps to Stop Sacramento Levee Work For Rainy Season

With the rainy season here, the Sacramento District of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stopped levee work around the Sacramento and American rivers.
11/19/12 Tricorp Hearn Stays Active in Tough Economy

Despite a difficult economy, Sacramento-based general contractor Tricorp Hearn Construction is seeing success in the hospitality sector with four large hotel projects under construction around the state.
11/06/12 $73.5M Bus Facility Goes For Gold In Los Angeles

Built to achieve LEED Gold certification, the 442,265-sq-ft project will stack the vehicles in a state-of-the art three-story building.
10/29/12 High-Tech Solar Energy Research Center Breaks Ground in Berkeley

Located on the campus of UC Berkeley, the $54-million SERC building broke ground October 19 and will become part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
10/22/12 Construction on Final Phase of Presidio Parkway Project Begins

The $1.4 billion Phase II of the Presidio Parkway Project is the first public-private partnership transportation project delivered in California under the state’s recently enacted PPP statute.
10/18/12 Bay Meadows Breaks Ground on Two Townhome Projects

With the groundbreaking of two large townhome projects developed by Wilson Meany, the plot of land in San Mateo marks a resurgence in the housing market.
09/28/12 The Economic Loss Rule: Protection and Pitfalls To The Contractor

It is important for contractors to have a basic understanding of the Economic Loss Rule and its exception.
09/27/12 Space Shuttle Endeavour's Move in LA Reveals Route Challenges

When the space shuttle Endeavour leaves its current home at a United Airlines hanger at Los Angeles International Airport on Oct. 12 for its new home 12-mi away, hundreds of hours of work will be on display, above and below, along the route.
09/08/12 USACE Pulls Financial Support for 17 Central Valley Levees

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has pulled its financial support of 17 Central Valley levee system rehabilitation projects due to deficiencies in state and local maintenance planning and inadequate inspection efforts.
09/07/12 CPUC Dismisses Whistleblower Allegations Regarding PG&E Pipe Welds

Two whistleblower allegations regarding Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s pipeline welding work were dismissed following an investigation by the Consumer Protection and Safety Division of the California Public Utilities Commission.
08/25/12 UCLA Researchers Return to Delta for New Levee Shake Test

A team of engineers from Southern California is testing the unusual soils from which the Delta levees are built and upon which they stand to see if the oft-predicted failures during a quake are likely to occur.
08/24/12 Salas O'Brien Acquires Seattle-Based KDW, PS

Engineering and architecture firm Salas O'Brien of San Jose has acquired KDW, PS, headquartered in Seattle.
08/12/12 Newspaper Takes Another Shot at Caltrans' Project Safety Testing

In the latest in an ongoing conflict between Caltrans and the Sacramento Bee newspaper about the agency's safety testing procedures, the newspaper is claiming ignored several deficiency assessments of state transportation projects made by an internal engineering team.
07/26/12 Webcor Builders Names Jes Pedersen its New President/CEO

Webcor Builders named Jes Pedersen, the current executive vice president and chief business officer, as the company’s new president and chief executive officer, replacing longtime executive Andy Ball.
07/26/12 Reno Contracting Hired to Oversee San Diego County's Conservation Practices

Reno Contracting's Efficient Sustainable Practices (ESP) division was selected to provide energy and water conservation services to the County of San Diego under its energy and water sustainability program.
07/14/12 Clark/McCarthy Team Gets Down and Dirty at Camp Pendleton Mud Run

A team of 66 employees of McCarthy Building Cos. Inc., Clark Construction and three subcontractor partners recently recently raised more than $5,000 for military members and their families in the annual 10-K World Famous Mud Run at the Camp Pendleton Base.
06/29/12 New Irvington Tunnel Crews Accomplish First 'Hole Through' in East Bay

Crews from the Southland Tutor Perini JV met underground recently at the completion of one of four tunnel headings that comprise the New Irvington Tunnel project, part of San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s $4.6 billion Water System Improvement Program.
06/18/12 Sacramento Bee Refuses to Retract Bay Bridge Safety Story

On the same day the California Department of Transportation used a live public Webinar to defend its safety testing of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge tower foundation, the newspaper that started a safety controversy, The Sacramento Bee, refused Caltrans’ request to retract its most recent story.
06/15/12 Are You Ready for the Changes in California's Mechanics Lien Law?

The entire statute has been reorganized, clarified and made more uniform: Old terminology from as far back as 1872 has been modernized, inconsistencies have been resolved and long provisions have been broken down into shorter, more understandable provisions.
06/10/12 Caltrans Calls on Newspaper To Retract Critical Bay Bridge Story

Facing allegations in a recent Sacramento Bee story that there were serious flaws in foundation testing that threatened the safety and integrity of the new east span of the Bay Bridge, Caltrans director Malcolm Dougherty called on the newspaper to retract the story.
06/07/12 Voters Approve San Diego's Project Labor Agreement Ban Measure

The city of San Diego's controversial Proposition A – a measure to ban the use of project labor agreements (PLAs) in public works projects not linked to federal or state funding – passed easily in Tuesday's election.
05/29/12 Union Tradeswomen Gather in Sacramento to Plan Election Strategy

Facing new challenges in an election year, U.S. union tradeswomen attending a second annual conference earlier this month in Sacramento reviewed anti-union measures on ballots across the U.S. and vowed to unite to slow attrition.
05/23/12 Mixed-Use, High-Rise Apartment Complex Breaks Ground in LA

A 464-unit high-rise apartment complex, Los Angeles' largest residential development project since 2008, broke ground this week in the mid-Wilshire district near Koreatown.
05/23/12 SANDAG Opens New Steel Replacement Bridge at Trestles Beach

A new, $8-million steel-reinforced bridge over San Mateo Creek at Trestles Beach in northern San Diego County opened last week, replacing a 71-year-old wooden version.
05/21/12 AGC Tackles Wide Ranging Issues During Annual Spring Meetings, Conference

More than 150 AGC members and guests and nearly 60 AGC student chapter members from seven chapters across the state attended AGC of California's annual Spring State and Division Board Meetings and Conference in Monterey.
05/09/12 Final Merced-to-Fresno EIR/EIS Certified by HSR Authority
With approval, construction could start on 65 mi of track and stations in late 2012 or early 2013.
05/09/12 AGC's Fresno Construction Career Awareness Day Breaks Records

The 2012 Fresno Construction Career Awareness Day in Fresno, sponsored by AGC of California, attracted a record 1,100 students from 30 local high schools.
05/04/12 Moscone Expansion Project Gets Off the Ground with Owner Rep Hiring
A division of the Sares Regis Group of Northern California was selected as owner representatives for the long-planned, $500-million Moscone Convention Center expansion project in San Francisco.
05/01/12 Sacramento Officials, Kings Owners Officially End Plans for New Arena
Follow-up discussions between the city of Sacramento and the owners of the National Basketball Association's Kings franchise for the construction of a new arena complex at the Railyards redevelopment site ended April 27 with no agreement.
05/01/12 AIA-San Francisco Names 25 Winners of its Annual Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects, San Francisco chapter, has named 25 projects as winners of its annual Design Awards competition.
04/25/12 UC San Diego Shake Test Studies Non-Structural Components, Systems

In the first of a series of seismic shake-table tests to gauge the effects of major earthquakes and fire on a hospital's non-structural components and systems, a five-story specimen and its contents came through with flying colors.
04/24/12 Bechtel Awarded Contract for Solar Power Project in Kern County
Bechtel reports that it has been awarded a contract by enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Co., San Diego, for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Catalina Solar Photovoltaic Generating Project in Kern County.
04/19/12 AGC of California Unveils 2012 Constructor Award Winners

Seven outstanding projects built by AGC of California contractors were chosen as winners in the 25th Annual Associated General Contractors of California’s Constructor Awards program earlier this month in San Francisco.
04/16/12 After Board Approval, Bullet Train's Business Plan Moves to Legislature
The California High-Speed Rail Authority Board last week passed a 2012 revised $68.4-billion business plan that will provide for high-speed rail service within a decade while utilizing existing rail infrastructure in Northern and Southern California.
04/16/12 Metro Gold Line Gives OK to Start Foothill Extension Segment
The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority has issued a "full notice to proceed" to Foothill Transit Constructors – A Kiewit Parsons Joint Venture for the $486-million Foothill Extension from Pasadena to Azusa light-rail alignment project.
04/13/12 Sacramento Arena Construction Deal Apparently Dies at New York Meeting

A handshake deal between the Sacramento Kings owners and the city of Sacramento is thrown out the window following differences in funding responsibilities.
04/10/12 Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in San Francisco

Community Housing Partnership and BRIDGE Housing break ground on the 120-unit, affordable Rene Cazenave Apartment project in the Transbay Redevelopment area of San Francisco.
04/02/12 $30B Reduction Envisioned for California High-Speed Rail's Revised Business Plan

The California High-Speed Rail Authority released a revised business plan that is $30 billion cheaper by blending services with existing transportation infrastructure in both the North and the South.
04/02/12 SCCA, UCON Sign MOU for New Statewide Strategic Partnership
The Southern California Contractors Association and United Contractors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a new strategic partnership that will provide joint legislative and regulatory advocacy and labor relations throughout the state.
03/29/12 Industry Sees Recovery Ahead After Four Years of Gloom

The slow-but-steady recovery of the U.S. economy has many firms in the industry now believing that the worst is behind them and that a broad recovery is poised to begin.
03/26/12 Bay Bridge SAS Foundation is 'Safe,' Says Peer Review Panel

A peer review panel investigating the seismic safety inspection practices of a former Caltrans engineer concluded that the Bay Bridge east span foundation in question is safe.
03/16/12 State Awards $602M for County Jails' Construction, Expansion
The Corrections Standards Authority of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has awarded $602 million to 11 counties for the expansion or construction of county jails.
03/12/12 Grant Funding Comes Through for BART Silicon Valley Extension
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will receive a $900-million grant commitment from the Federal Transit Administration for the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project.
03/08/12 Caltrans Starts Fast-Track Highway Bridge Replacement in Montebello
Caltrans this week started construction on the replacement of the Paramount Boulevard bridge in Montebello, which was demolished by a fuel tanker truck fire Dec. 14.
03/06/12 AGCC Unveils 2012 Constructor Awards Finalists, Achievement Award Recipients

AGC of California has announced the selection of 19 projects as finalists in the 25th Annual Constructor Awards program.
03/01/12 California Earns a 'C' from ASCE's Latest Infrastructure Report Card

California needs an additional annual infrastructure investment of $65 billion to bring its aging systems up to date, according to conclusion of the California Infrastructure Report Card 2012 released this week by Region 9 of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
03/01/12 Pasadena-Based C.W. Driver Expands to Northern California

Having recently been awarded a high-profile project in Redwood City, 93-year-old venerable Southern California construction firm C.W. Driver has opened an office in the Northern California city of San Mateo on the San Francisco Peninsula.
02/29/12 AGC's LA District Takes Time Off for Spring Golf Tournament

The Associated General Contractors of California, Los Angeles District, held its annual spring golf tournament Feb. 24 at the Coyote Hills Golf Course in Fullerton.
02/23/12 Port of Los Angeles Police Headquarters Earns LEED Gold

The four-story, 92,000-sq-ft Port of Los Angeles Police Headquarters building has earned a LEED gold rating, according to the project architect, MVE Institutional of Irvine.
02/16/12 Panel Explores Potential in Charter School Construction

Education construction will hold steady this year in California and across the nation, but the real future potential lies in the development of charter schools, according to a panel hosted by the Southern California Development Forum.
02/15/12 EUCA Installs 2012 Board of Directors at Pleasanton Event
The Electrical and Utility Contractors Association installed its 2012 board last week at an event titled Membership L.I.V.E. in Pleasanton.
02/10/12 Planning its 2012 Strategy, AGC-CA Holds First Board Meeting

AGC of California held its first division and state board of directors meetings of 2012 recently at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, followed by the Installation of Officers’ banquet.
02/06/12 Four Industry Veterans Honored with 2012 Golden Beaver Awards
The 57th annual Golden Beaver Awards dinner was held recently at the J.W. Marriott Hotel at LA Live in Los Angeles. Four industry veterans were honored.
02/06/12 ACE Mentor Southern California Spotlight Winners Announced
Gruen Associates Architects, Turner Construction and KPFF Consulting Engineers lead the list of Spotlight Award winners to be honored at the gala event on Feb. 23 at the California Club in Los Angeles.
02/06/12 State Entity Says PG&E Responsible for Gas Pipeline Safety Upgrade Costs
An advocacy division within the CPUC, recommended that shareholders of PG&E, not ratepayers, should fund the vast majority of the utility's natural gas pipeline safety upgrade costs due to the company's mismanagement of its pipeline safety programs.
02/03/12 AGC President's Scholarship Recipients Named from Chico State

AGC of California's 2011 President Gerry DiIoli named two construction management students from Chico State as recipients of the 2011 President's Scholarship award.
02/01/12 California to Receive Reimbursements for Natural Disaster Repairs

The federal government is reimbursing California for $182 million the state has already spent on Caltrans’ construction of the Devil’s Slide project along Route 1 between Pacifica and Montara.
01/30/12 Orange County Great Park Sets First Vertical Construction Project
The Orange County Great Park Corp. unveiled its next construction phase – the $21.5-million 2012 Western Sector Park Development Plan Capital Improvement Project, which will include soccer fields, a community garden and a new visitor’s center pavilion.
01/27/12 National Construction Starts for 2011 Slip 2% to $421 Billion
New construction starts in December fell 3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $410 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
01/27/12 Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Selects Richmond for Second Campus
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has selected the city of Richmond as the site for its second campus.
01/23/12 New CPUC Report Alleges PG&E Violated Safety Regulations

The California PUC’s Consumer Protection and Safety Division released a new report alleging that Pacific Gas & Electric violated the Public Utilities Code, several federal and state pipeline safety regulations and failed to follow accepted industry standards.
01/20/12 Despite CEO Resignation, Gov. Brown Still Backs Bullet Train Project

In his state of the state address, Gov. Jerry Brown re-emphasizes his support for high-speed rail in California following the resignation of the authority's CEO and chairman.
01/10/12 San Francisco Port Approves New Cruise Terminal at Pier 27

After 20 years of effort, the five-member San Francisco Port Commission recently voted unanimously to construct the Pier 27 James R. Herman International Cruise Terminal and Northeast Wharf Plaza.
01/10/12 New Investment Spurs Downtown Los Angeles Mixed-Use Project

A preferred equity capital investment by the Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund (CJUF) has jump-started the development One Santa Fe, a $160-million, mixed-use project in downtown Los Angeles' arts district.
01/10/12 BART Silicon Valley Extension Project Gets Federal Funding Boost

The Federal Transit Administration approved $900 million worth of funding for the first 10-mi phase of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) extension project to Santa Clara Valley.
01/03/12 Tahoe Planning Board Approves $500M Homewood Project
The approval allows owner JMA Ventures to begin redevelopment and construction, which is scheduled to begin in 2014 and will include a five-star hotel with up to 75 rooms; condominiums, townhomes, and chalets; and a pedestrian oriented retail village.
12/21/11 TIGER Grant Bolsters SR-91 Express Lane Expansion Project

Officials from the Orange County Transportation Authority and Riverside County Transportation Commission last week signed a cooperative agreement to construct and operate a long-planned 8-mi extension of the State Route 91 express lanes system.
12/21/11 2012 California Construction Law Update

With the New Year comes a host of changes to laws impacting the construction industry in California, and here are some of the most important new laws to be aware of.
12/19/11 Flatiron Contracted for Emergency Freeway Overpass Project in LA
Caltrans awarded an emergency contract to Flatiron Construction to demolish the Paramount Blvd. overpass above State Route 60 (the Pomona Freeway) in Montebello following a huge gasoline tanker truck explosion and fire Dec. 14.
12/15/11 FutureTech for Jobsites? CFOs Need to See ROI First

Even though tablets and smart phones are spreading onto construction jobsites at a swift pace, chief financial officers from major A/E/C firms say technology purchases must come with solid returns on investment as part of that adoption.
12/15/11 Bay Area Career Day Draws Hundreds of High School Students

Nearly 800 students from 22 high schools across the Greater Bay Area recently attended the 2011 Bay Area Construction Career Awareness Day, hosted by Skanska USA Civil West.
12/14/11 FutureTech for Jobsites? CIOs Need to See ROI First.

Even though tablets and smart phones are spreading onto jobsites at a swift pace in construction, chief financial officers from major A/E/C firms say technology purchases must come with solid returns on investment, panelists said during the panelists appearing at the ENR FutureTech conference in San Francisco.
12/08/11 NorCal's EUCA, AECE Merge to Create New Entity: United Contractors

Anticipating a tough next 10 years for unions and labor relations, two Northern California-based trade associations are combining under a new name, United Contractors.
11/30/11 Sonoma-Marin Rail Project Starts To Roll with First Contract Offering

The first contract for the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit system project, a $100-million design-build package, will be awarded in the next few months with construction set to begin in the spring.
11/28/11 EPA OKs Construction of Hybrid Power Plant in Palmdale
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently gave the go-ahead to the city of Palmdale to construct and operate the nation's first-of-its-kind hybrid power plant.
11/28/11 DPR's San Diego Office Earns Net-Zero Energy, LEED Platinum
After recently earning a LEED for New Construction platinum certification, DPR's San Diego office can now claim to be the first and only net-zero energy and LEED platinum certified commercial office in the city based on its size.
11/10/11 AGC of California Elects 2012 Officers at Indian Wells Conference

AGC's recent fall conference and meetings drew many of the state's top construction industry leaders, who elected the association's leadership for 2012 and focused on the future goals and direction of AGC.
11/01/11 Doors Open on First Phase of Largest Zero Net Energy Development in U.S.
UC Davis West Village recently made its official debut as the largest planned zero net energy community in the country.
10/28/11 AGC’s Construction Leadership Council Hosts ‘Legends in Leadership’ Forum

AGC of California’s Construction Leadership Council recently hosted a "Legends in Leadership" forum, whose participants focused on selecting and promoting leaders, top achievements as well as challenges they have faced in their careers.
10/26/11 BNSF Railway, LA/OC Labor Council Sign $255M PLA for Intermodal Port Project
BNSF Railway and the Los Angeles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council finalized a $255-million project labor agreement for the construction of the proposed Southern California International Gateway near the Port of Los Angeles.
10/13/11 Two Venerable General Contractors Branch Out with New Ventures
C.W. Driver, Anaheim, and T.B. Penick & Sons, San Diego, are venturing out with entities that focus on new market segments.
10/06/11 Sacramento International Airport Opens $1B Terminal B
Sacramento International Airport's $1.03-billion terminal modernization project was dubbed "The Big Build" and includes the new Central Terminal B and Airside Concourse.
10/05/11 LA’s Primera Terra Honored with LEED for Homes Award at Greenbuild
Primera Terra, KB Home's LEED platinum-certified condominium project, this week won a LEED for Homes award in the multi-family category at the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild international conference and expo in Toronto.
09/22/11 Ray Anderson: An Appreciation

To the world’s greater detriment, Ray Anderson, 77, died earlier this summer. His passing marks an eerie symbolism coming at this particular moment in the history of the environmental movement.
09/22/11 Construction Underway on San Francisco’s Public Safety Building
Marked by a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this month, Charles Pankow Builders has begun construction on San Francisco’s new public safety building located on 3rd Street in Mission Bay.
09/16/11 Tutor Perini Forms Specialty Contractors Group with Six Subsidiaries
Tutor Perini Corp., Sylmar, has formed a Specialty Contractors Group comprised primarily of the firm’s electrical and mechanical contractors.
09/09/11 Local Job Creation Strategies Unveiled at SoCal’s Mobility 21 Summit
More than 1,000 transportation, business and elected leaders met at the recent Mobility 21 Summit in Los Angeles to pledge their commitment to job creation for Southern California by aggressively pursuing and delivering state and federal transportation investment to the region.
09/02/11 Caltrans Director Urges Congress to Reauthorize Transportation Funding
Caltrans’ acting director urges California’s congressional delegation to reauthorize transportation funding before the end of the federal fiscal year, Sept. 30, or the state would face shutting down thousands of local transportation projects valued at $23 billion.
08/22/11 ULI Confirms Railyards Site’s 'Feasibility' for Arena, Transit Hub
An Urban Land Institute report indicated that the goals of building an entertainment/sports complex and intermodal transit facilities at Sacramento’s Railyards redevelopment site are “achievable and desirable.”
08/22/11 Caltrain Study Looks at Shared Tracks with High-Speed Rail

The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s planning and design partner on the San Francisco to San Jose section, Caltrain, recently released preliminary findings of a corridor capacity study, which outlined ways to accommodate both systems.
08/22/11 WCCC Slates Third-Annual Alternative Project Delivery Summit
Western Council of Construction Consumers is hosting its third-annual Alternative Project Delivery Summit, set for Sept. 14 at the Ziggurat Auditorium of the Department of General Services Building in West Sacramento.
08/22/11 ConExpo Draws 2,000 for ‘California Moving Forward’ Event

With a theme of 'California Moving Forward,' the sixth annual California Construction Expo held earlier this month at the Pasadena Convention Center drew nearly 2,000 industry professionals.
08/22/11 AIACC Names 2011 Distinguished Emerging Professionals Award Winners
The American Institute of Architects, California Council, recently announced the new recipients of the Academy for Emerging Professionals (AEP) Awards.
08/11/11 State Court Drops Caltrans Engineers’ Presidio Parkway P3 Appeal

An appeal filed to overturn a decision to hire a public-private partnership to build the second phase of San Francisco’s Presidio Parkway replacement project was dismissed this week by the state’s court of appeal, first district, in Alameda.
08/09/11 California’s Airport Projects Remobilize Following FAA Agreement
The U.S. Senate last week approved a Federal Aviation Administration stopgap bill that keeps the agency funded through Sept. 16, prompting a return of contractors to construction sites in Oakland and Palm Springs.
08/09/11 Latest ASCE San Francisco Bay Area Report Card Gives the Region a C Grade

Six years ago, the American Society of Civil Engineers’ San Francisco Bay Area’s Infrastructure Report Card gave the region an overall grade of “C-.” The newest report card gave it a straight “C,” but “improvement” might not be a proper description.
08/08/11 State Metro Areas Still Grappling With Construction Unemployment
New data shows some employment improvements across the country, but California regions are still struggling.
07/22/11 HOK-Designed Health Sciences Pavilion Takes Two LABC Awards
The HOK Los Angeles-designed Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center received the “Community Impact Award” and the “Under Construction – Healthcare Award” as part of the 41st annual Los Angeles Business Council’s Architectural Awards.
07/22/11 Officials Dedicate State’s Largest Ultraviolet Water Treatment Facility
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission General Manager Ed Harrington, joined by state and federal officials, this week dedicated the newly constructed, $114-million Tesla Water Treatment Facility in Tracy.
07/22/11 AIA Reports Yet Another Setback for the Architecture Billings Index
The American Institute of Architects reports that June marked the third consecutive decline in revenue at U.S. architecture firms as measured by the Architecture Billings Index (ABI).
07/22/11 AGC, Caltrans Discuss Ways to Implement Federal ‘Every Day Counts’ Initiative
The Associated General Contractors of California, along with state transportation agencies and industry stakeholders, recently met with Federal Highway (FHWA) Administrator Victor Mendez to discuss the national “Every Day Counts” initiative.
07/22/11 Avoiding ‘Carmageddon,’ Kiewit Earns Bonus for I-405 Bridge Project

While the recent shutdown of an 11-mile stretch of the Interstate 405 in Los Angeles proved to be more “Carma-good” than “Carmageddon,” Southern California transportation officials are quick to point out the operation didn’t go smoothly by accident.
07/20/11 P3s, Design-Build Key to L.A. Projects

Beyond the I-405 widening project, more big design-build jobs are planned for Los Angeles transit and highway projects.
07/14/11 AGC’s Construction Education Foundation Scores Big Successes

AGC’s Construction Education Foundation continues to make inroads promoting construction education and building the future workforce in California.
07/01/11 Barnard Impregilo Healy JV Awarded San Francisco’s Central Subway Tunneling Project

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) awarded the second phase of the Third Street Light Rail project
07/01/11 Los Angeles Officials Sign Off on $1.5-Billion Project Labor Agreement for Port Projects
Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Harbor Commission, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Project Labor Agreement, PLA, Port of Los Angeles
07/01/11 AGC, HILTI Host Regulatory, Legal and Dust Control Seminars

A partnership of AGC of California and HILTI North America held two comprehensive statewide seminars that provided nearly 150 construction industry professionals and 90 companies with important information and training about the latest regulatory measures, legal climate and potential solutions to jobsite dust control.
07/01/11 New San Diego County Operations Center Earns Green Honors
San Diego County Operations Center first phase complete
07/01/11 BRIDGE Housing Opens Two Developments, Breaks Ground on Another
BRIDGE opens The Coronet and Armstrong Place affordable housing facilities
05/20/11 Rose Bowl Stadium Project Unveils New Group of Bid Packages
A new group of phased bid packages will be released June 16 for the $152-million Rose Bowl Stadium renovation and improvement project in Pasadena.
05/20/11 Bay Bridge Cable Saddle Placed Atop SAS Span
05/20/11 April Construction Unchanged From Prior Month
05/20/11 AGC Tackles Wide-Ranging Issues During Monterey Meeting, Conference
05/20/11 Kaiser Permanente Names Finalists in Hospital Design Competition
05/20/11 ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Grows 4% in First Quarter of 2011
05/20/11 AGC Construction Education Foundation and ACE Mentor Announce California Partnership
05/20/11 PG&E, CPUC Face Heat Over Pipeline Replacement Funds
05/19/11 West Hollywood Library: An Open Book on Sustainable Design
05/19/11 Metro Awards Green Line-LAX Extension Design Contract to JV
05/06/11 Construction Industry Adds 5,000 Jobs Nationally in April
05/06/11 High-Speed Rail Authority Considers Track, Route Options
05/05/11 Tradeswomen Push for Union Jobs, Equal Pay at Oakland Conference
05/05/11 Vantage Data Center Showcases $300M Santa Clara Campus
05/05/11 GSA Names Jacobs CM on SF’s 50 UN Plaza Project
05/05/11 Granite Commissions Solar-Powered Construction Materials Facilities
05/05/11 Caltrans Honors Contractors for Excellence in Partnering
05/05/11 HDR’s Folsom Office Earns ASCE National, Local Awards
05/05/11 McCarthy Honored for Outstanding Performance by California Council for Excellence
05/05/11 HGA Wins 2011 SCUP Award
05/05/11 Brookfield Properties Contracts Turner for LA Mall Renovation
04/21/11 AGC of California Names 2011 Constructor Award Winners
04/21/11 HMC Acquires SF’s Beverly Prior Architects
04/21/11 LAUSD Awards First-Ever Design-Build Contract
04/21/11 Judge Denies Complaint Regarding Caltrans’ DBE Program
04/21/11 APTA: High-Speed Rail Could Spur 1.3 Million Jobs 
04/20/11 Steel Segment Added to Bay Bridge SAS Tower
04/20/11 DOE Offers Loan Guarantees for Two More State Solar Projects
04/20/11 Rail Relocation Project Jump-Starts Construction at The Railyards
04/19/11 Sequoia Expansion Typifies State’s Healthcare Building Boom
04/06/11 San Francisco’s New Local Hire Law Draws Criticism
04/06/11 California High-Speed Rail Authority Applies for Florida’s $2.4 Billion
04/06/11 Skanska JV Awarded its First SoCal Transit Project
04/06/11 California Contractors Score Big at National Convention
04/06/11 Five Bay Area Projects Selected as ULI Award Finalists
04/06/11 M+NLB Principal Wins ASHRAE Technology Award
04/06/11 Bridge Designed by T.Y. Lin Opens in San Diego’s East Village
04/06/11 McCarthy Begins Demolishing Former March Air Force Base Hospital
04/05/11 Reno Contracting Teams with Envision Solar on Vehicle Charging System
04/05/11 Industry Markedly More Optimistic About Short-, Long-Term Market
03/27/11 AIACC Releases Whitepaper to Address DSA Shortcomings
03/27/11 AGC’s First Woman President Faces Up to Tough Economy
03/27/11 Private Sector Expresses Interest in High-Speed Train Project
03/27/11 Taisei Completes Pharmaceutical Plant in Riverside County
03/27/11 O.C. Jones & Sons Renovate Second Little League Field
03/27/11 KMA Contracted for Class A Office Project
03/25/11 One Out of Eight State Bridges ‘Structurally Deficient,’ Says Report
03/25/11 Governor Approves Gas Swap Plan to Save Transportation Projects
03/25/11 CPUC Expected to Fine PG&E At Least $3 Million for Data Loss
03/23/11 Fines Loom as PG&E Ducks CPUC’s Data Requirements
03/23/11 Bids Advertised for Final San Joaquin Pipeline Segment
03/14/11 Caltrans Postpones Prop 1B Bond Sale to Reduce State Debt Service
03/14/11 Caltrans Breaks Ground on I-5 HOV Project in Los Angeles
03/11/11 Miyamoto Sends Engineering Team to Downtown Christchurch
03/11/11 U.S. EPA Proposes Two State Mines for Superfund List
03/11/11 J.L. Patterson Acquires Intermountain Resources
03/11/11 SWA Group to Redesign Public Housing Community in SF
03/11/11 AGC of California Awards President’s Scholarship
03/11/11 Condon-Johnson & Associates Garners Top Geo-Construction Award
03/10/11 L.A. Metro Purchases Historic Los Angeles Union Station
03/07/11 After NTSB Hearings, Rep. Speier Introduces Pipeline Safety Legislation
03/07/11 Construction Industry Adds 33,000 Jobs in February, Says AGC
02/25/11 ABI Slips Four Points in January
02/25/11 AGCC Holds First Board Meetings of 2011, Installs Officers
02/25/11 BART Opens West Dublin/Pleasanton Station
02/25/11 Wounded Warrior Barracks Receives Marine Corps’ First LEED Platinum
02/25/11 Clark Completes New Tower at John Muir Medical Center
02/25/11 OCTA Names HDR/Hill Team for Sand Canyon Ave. Project
02/24/11 BART Silicon Valley Project Included in President’s Budget Requests
02/24/11 UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium Retrofit Faces Seismic Challenges
02/23/11 California Judge Dismisses Engineer Union’s Lawsuit on P3 Project
02/10/11 Clark/McCarthy Team Replacing LAX’s Central Utility Plant
02/10/11 CSUN’s $125-Million Valley Performing Arts Center Opens
02/10/11 AOC Names CM-At-Risk, Architects for State Court Projects
02/10/11 Construction Employers’ Association Recognizes Safety Excellence
02/10/11 Costa Mesa’s Water District Selects Brutoco for Facility Upgrade
02/10/11 San Diego City College Breaks Ground on Two Buildings
02/10/11 San Francisco Adopts Measure to Green Existing Commercial Buildings
02/09/11 NoHo Senior Artists Housing, Theater Project Breaks Ground
02/08/11 SFPUC Approves Calaveras Dam Replacement Project
01/28/11 SMUD Awards Largest Net Zero Energy Project of its Kind
01/28/11 Caltrans Finishes Excavation of Devil’s Slide Tunnels
01/28/11 EUCA Installs 2011 Board of Directors and Officers
01/28/11 Designers Join San Diego Convention Center Expansion Project
01/28/11 The Beavers Announce 2011 Awardees
01/28/11 DPR Rises in ‘Best Companies to Work For’ List
01/28/11 President Obama’s Stance on Infrastructure Pleases Industry Officials
01/28/11 More Construction Firms Plan to Hire in 2011, Survey Finds
01/27/11 McCarthy, HMC Team Up Again on Kaiser Fontana Project
01/27/11 Two Teams Begin San Diego Airport Expansion Project
01/27/11 A Sense of Déjà Vu Pervades the Kaiser Fontana Hospital Project
01/16/11 ENR Launches Inaugural Regional Edition
01/16/11 AGC of California’s 2011 Officers to Be Installed Jan. 28
01/16/11 Northern California Laborers’ Official Appointed to SFPUC
01/16/11 AIACC Unveils Urban Design Awards
01/16/11 Promotions, Transitions at SGPA Architecture
01/16/11 A Century of Safety Captured in New ASSE Film
01/14/11 CO Architects Designs Signature Entry at L.A. Natural History Museum
01/14/11 Forell/Elsesser Teams with Build Change on Haiti Homes Project
01/14/11 Materials Prices Jump in December While Bids Stay Flat
01/14/11 Suffolk Construction Acquires ROEL Construction of San Diego
01/03/11 Caltrans Awards P3 Contract for Presidio Parkway Second Phase
12/28/10 New Bay Delta Plan Calls for $13-Billion Tunnel
12/28/10 McCarthy, ZGF Complete Soka University Project
12/28/10 Reno Begins San Diego Hotel Renovation
12/28/10 LA Civic Park Redesign Wins Planning & Design Awards
12/28/10 Financing Complete for SF Central Waterfront Development
12/28/10 Wood Partners Opens Alta Hollywood Apartments
12/28/10 First U.S. Courthouse Delivered by Performance-Based Infrastructure Gets Financing
12/28/10 California Air Resources Board Endorses Cap-and-Trade Regulation
12/27/10 Caltrans Tries to Head Off Opposition to the Presidio Parkway P3 Phase
12/17/10 Three Architectural Firms Chosen for LA Stadium Competition
12/06/10 Klorman Construction Wins LAX Bradley West Structural Concrete Job
12/03/10 HSR Authority Board Votes for Central Valley Start
12/03/10 Grading Phase Begins on Huge Mission Valley Project
12/03/10 Fast-Tracked Solar Installations Multiply Southern California Power Alternatives
12/03/10 Laird-Blanton Installed as AIACC President
12/03/10 Jacobs Contracted for MLK Medical Center Upgrade
12/03/10 Affirmed Housing Opens Affordable Senior Homes
12/03/10 McCarthy Completes Soka University Performing Arts Center
12/03/10 Clark/McCarthy JV Breaks Ground on $394-Million Naval Hospital
12/03/10 EUCA Lends Support on National Commission’s Transportation Funding Plan
12/03/10 Construction Employment Still Down in State, Though More Metro Areas in U.S. Show Gains
11/21/10 USGBC Unveils LEED for Retail and LEED Volume Program
11/21/10 USGBC: Total Footprint of LEED-Certified Commercial Projects Passes 1 Billion Sq Ft
11/19/10 State Breaks Ground on $906-Million Prison Hospital in Stockton
11/19/10 LA Port Solar Project Touts Self-Ballasted Racking System
11/19/10 Danna, King Set as Best of California Keynoters
11/19/10 YWCA/GLA Tops Out New Urban Campus
11/19/10 AGC of California Elects 2011 Leadership
11/19/10 Taisei Breaks Ground on LA Elementary School
11/19/10 Rosendin Subcontracted for Caltrain San Bruno Grade Separation Project
11/19/10 SF’s The Energy Foundation Awarded State’s First LEED-CI Platinum
11/05/10 California Voters React to PLAs, Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Protecting Local Funds
11/05/10 Feds Say High-Speed Rail Project Will Begin in Central Valley
11/05/10 Salesforce.com Plans 14-Acre Campus at SF’s Mission Bay
11/05/10 Education Construction Remains Largest Market Despite Ongoing Troubles
11/05/10 European Consortium Picked as P3 Builder of Presidio Parkway Phase Two
11/05/10 AIACC Honors Projects in its Annual Design Awards Competition
11/05/10 UC Davis Med Center, Watry, McCarthy Break Ground on Parking Structure
11/05/10 Granite Construction Initiates ‘Workforce Reductions’
11/05/10 Langan Engineering Acquires Treadwell & Rollo
11/01/10 CSU opens third major parking facility at its Fullerton campus
11/01/10 U.C. Berkeley Memorial Stadium Upgrade Project Moves Ahead
11/01/10 CSUF plans solar array on garage roof
11/01/10 Stanford unveils Li Ka Shing Center at its School of Medicine
11/01/10 Union-financed housing project moves ahead in San Francisco
10/22/10 EPA Awards $300 Million in Federal Funding for California Infrastructure Improvements
10/22/10 McGraw-Hill Construction’s ENR Expands into Seven Regional Markets
10/22/10 Preliminary Pipeline Explosion Report and Safety Measures Announced
10/22/10 Work Now Underway on Oakland’s Educational Complex
10/22/10 'Eco-Chic' Stella Project Breaks Ground in Marina Del Rey
10/22/10 UHC, KTGY Team Up on Senior Housing Project in Morgan Hill
10/22/10 Barnhart Balfour Beatty Completes Tech Center in China Lake
10/22/10 New Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Opens Near Pleasant Hill BART Station
10/21/10 Pasadena Approves $152-Million Rose Bowl Upgrade
10/21/10 Ground Broken on Exploratorium’s New San Francisco Home
10/21/10 U.C. Berkeley Memorial Stadium Upgrade Project Moves Ahead
10/08/10 CARB, AGC Agree to Delay Emission Rules Until 2014
10/08/10 Construction Employment in U.S. Near 14-Year Low
10/08/10 Flatiron/Parsons JV Awarded Contract for Oakland Airport Connector Project
10/08/10 Sciences Complex Project at LA Harbor College Underway
10/08/10 Caltrans Celebrates the Devil’s Slide Tunnel ‘Punch Through’
10/08/10 SDG&E Moves Ahead with Some Sunrise Powerlink Projects
10/08/10 AGCC Issues Call for Entries for 2011 Constructor Awards
10/08/10 Stanford Unveils Li Ka Shing Center at its School of Medicine
10/07/10 Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum Expansion Project Completed
09/24/10 California Construction Announces Best of 2010 Winners
09/24/10 Caltrans Puts More Projects on Hold Due to Lack of Budget
09/24/10 ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Remains Flat
09/24/10 Site Tour: CSUN’s New Valley Performing Arts Center
09/24/10 Work Underway on Central Library Project in San Diego
09/24/10 California Solar Retrofit Requires Creative Connections
09/24/10 It’s Official: State’s Roads are a Mess
09/24/10 McCarthy, CHOC Awarded for Project Playhouse Project
09/24/10 New Graduate Student Residences Open at UCSD
09/24/10 SFPUC Sets Bid Opening for Pipeline Project
09/24/10 C.W. Driver Constructs CSUN Recreation Center
09/24/10 Sutter Medical Breaks Ground on Santa Rosa Hospital
09/24/10 Empire Landing Rental Homes Open in Burbank
09/10/10 Growth in Green Building Drives Use of BIM
09/10/10 Nadel Architects Forms New Ownership Team
09/10/10 Construction Added 19,000 Jobs in August
09/10/10 AGC-CA Announces Staff Addition, Promotion
09/10/10 EPA Funds Seven Brownfield Projects
09/10/10 Camp Pendleton Hospital Project Names Clark/McCarthy JV
09/10/10 Bay Area Airport Runway Projects Completed
09/10/10 USGBC Awards LEED Gold to Mesa College Facility
09/08/10 Bids Open for Metro Gold Line Foothill Phase 2A Project
09/07/10 Industry Lauds President’s Transportation Investment Proposal
09/07/10 CARB Abandons Original Estimates of Off-Road Diesel Emissions
09/01/10 Top Design Firms 2010
09/01/10 Country estate was designed by Arthur Brown, Jr.
09/01/10 Long Beach Harbor Commissioners Okay Bridge Replacement Project
09/01/10 RJC, RQ Construction complete Camp Pendleton project
08/26/10 Burbank Approves Plans for Transit Center at Bob Hope Airport
08/26/10 AGC-CA, MHC Join in Market Builders Program
08/26/10 CH2M HILL Contracted for I-15 Corridor Study
08/26/10 Northern California Laborers’ Official Appointed LIUNA VP
08/26/10 Turner Completes Sisk Courthouse in Fresno
08/26/10 Psomas’ South LA Wetland Park Project Wins Green Award
08/26/10 John Wayne’s Terminal C Gets Topped Out
08/26/10 UHC Begins Construction of Crossings at Big Bear Lake
08/26/10 Fairfield Project Uses ARRA Recovery Zone Bonds
08/26/10 Stantec to Acquire San Francisco’s Anshen + Allen Architecture Firm
08/26/10 State Allocation Board Offers Up $408 Million for Shovel-Ready School Projects
08/13/10 Lack of State Budget Affects $3 Billion in Projects, Caltrans Says
08/13/10 Tallest Bridge in State Embarks on $71-Million Seismic Upgrade
08/13/10 Gonsalves & Stronck Completes Historical Rehab
08/13/10 OCTA, Caltrans Kick Off Orange Freeway Project
08/13/10 W Hotel & Residences Receives AIA Chapter Award
08/13/10 AOC Awards Yolo County Courthouse Design
08/13/10 Child Development Center Awarded LEED Gold
08/13/10 CSUN’s Valley Arts Center Nears Completion
08/13/10 Clark, Jacobs to Design-Build Veterans Home
08/12/10 Natural Light Sparks San Jose’s Terminal B Design Concept
08/12/10 Long Beach Harbor Commissioners Okay Bridge Replacement Project
08/01/10 Swinerton, Sausal break ground on Bay Bridge Toll Plaza projects
08/01/10 Turner completes tenant improvement project
07/30/10 $3.3 Billion March LifeCare City Breaks Ground in Riverside County
07/30/10 Work Continues at Defaulted Sacramento Railyards Project
07/30/10 Old SF Transbay Terminal Demo Starts Aug. 7
07/30/10 Grossmont College Breaks Ground on Renovation Project
07/30/10 Casa Dominguez Garners LEED for Homes Platinum
07/30/10 Green Student Housing Project Begins Near USC
07/30/10 Pankow Starts Work on LA’s Civic Mall
07/30/10 Coatings Technology Center Breaks Ground at Cal Poly
07/30/10 Guy West Bridge Undergoes Levee Upgrade
07/30/10 Hunters Point Project Gets Final OK
07/29/10 McCarthy Completes Rady Children’s Hospital Acute Care Pavilion in San Diego
07/29/10 BART Board Approves New Oakland Airport Connector Funding Plan
07/16/10 SF Supes Approve EIR for Lennar’s Hunters Point Plan
07/16/10 Owner of the Year: Army Corps of Engineers
07/15/10 Parsons Completes Bakersfield Plant Expansion Project
07/15/10 Massive Lodi Energy Power Plant Project Gets Under Way
07/02/10 $110-Million Marina del Rey Project Gets Go-Ahead
07/02/10 McCarthy Starts 11-Building Project at Carlsbad HS
07/02/10 UHC Breaks Ground on The Crossings at Escondido
07/02/10 Scripps Health Breaks Ground on Proton Therapy Center
07/02/10 Barnhart Balfour Beatty Completes Arts Complex
07/02/10 Taisei, LPA Start El Camino College Project
07/02/10 Design-Build LA County Health Center Under Way
07/01/10 Ten Fifty B Street Apartments open in San Diego
07/01/10 ENR’s CICI: Industry Believes That the Worst May Soon Be Over
07/01/10 Mineta San Jose International Airport Unveils Expansion Project
07/01/10 Urban Housing Group Debuts Paragon at Old Town
07/01/10 Jaynes Corp. Contracted for Death Valley National Park Project
06/21/10 San Francisco Bay Area Construction Rivals to Combine
06/11/10 AIACC’s Welch Assumes Interim EVP/CEO Role at AIA
06/11/10 SFPUC Awards Contract for New Irvington Tunnel
06/10/10 Survey Reveals ‘Staggering’ Costs of Congestion
06/10/10 SF Voters Approve Bond to Upgrade Fire/Safety Facilities
06/10/10 Wood Partners to Resume Construction of Oakland’s City Walk Project
06/07/10 Governor Appoints Cindy McKim Director of Caltrans
06/04/10 Berkeley Engineers Test New Bridge Design
06/04/10CA Projects Picked for Sustainable Landscape Ratings
06/04/10Mutual Housing Breaks Ground on The Highlands
06/04/10McCarthy Tops Off CHOC Hospital Tower
06/04/10CTF Unveils TRANNY Award Winners
06/04/10APWA Honors Encinitas Fire Station Project
06/03/10Teichert Named 2010 Contractor of the Year
06/03/10San Diego City Council to Vote on New NFL Stadium
06/03/10Construction Spending Rebounds in April as Stimulus, Residential Drive Demand
06/01/10Construction Corner
06/01/10Navy Contract Costs $10.9 Million
06/01/10Mercy Medical Center in Merced Completed
06/01/10Clark/McCarthy JV Complete LAX Renovation Project
05/21/10AGC Tackles Wide Ranging Issues at Spring Conference in Monterey
05/21/10Ten Fifty B Street Opens in San Diego
05/21/10Turner Starts Work on Stanford Concert Hall
05/21/10KTGY’s ARTIC Center Design Wins Award
05/21/10Taisei Breaks Ground on 2 LA Projects
05/21/10First Phase of Oakland Museum Project Opens
05/21/10Frontier Project Wins Pervious Pavement Award
05/21/10Ribbon-Cutting at Colma’s Trestle Glen
05/20/10DPR Completes Green Upgrade of San Diego Office
05/06/10Caltrans Realizes Big Savings in Construction Costs Due to Economic Downturn
05/06/10gkkworks Acquires Syska Hennessy Group Construction
05/06/10Clark/McCarthy JV Complete LAX Renovation Project
05/06/10AGC Releases New Green Construction Plan
05/06/10McCarthy, RBB Architects Complete Mercy Medical Center in Merced
05/06/10Three NorCal Winners Among AIA/COTE’s Top 10 Green Projects
05/06/10SFPUC Awards $97.4 Million in Contracts for Three Water System Improvement
05/06/10University Gateway Project Receives TCO 10 Weeks Early
05/01/10State High Speed Rail Authority Picks SF’s Transbay Transit Center
05/01/10Final piece of L.A. LIVE Opens – the Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
05/01/10Kaiser Permanente Signs Agreement to Install Solar Systems at 15 of its Buildings in California
05/01/10McCarthy Completes Athletic Stadium at Carlsbad High School
05/01/10Diffenbaugh Completes Two Projects
05/01/10Turner Selected for LAUSD High School Project
05/01/10New Medical Office Building Breaks Ground in Murrieta
05/01/10San Francisco’s Central Subway Project Receives Federal Backing
05/01/10Student Services Building at Oxnard College Opens
05/01/10WBMWD Desalination Demo Facility Breaks Ground
05/01/10Kitchell Prison Project Gets LEED Silver Certification
04/22/10 AGC Study Finds No Scientific Reason for CA Emission Rule
04/22/10 SF Transbay Transit Center Design Approved
04/22/10 Turner, Anshen + Allen Start Work on Santa Clara Hospital Project
04/22/10 Work Starts on New South San Francisco Ferry Terminal
04/22/10 Winners Chosen for AGC’s 23rd Annual Constructor Awards
04/22/10 New LAPD Headquarters Building Wins 2010 Q Award
04/22/10 Regents OK UC Merced’s 10-Year Growth Plan
04/22/10 Next Phase of San Diego County Operations Center Project Approved
04/16/10 Last Piece of L.A. Live Opens – Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
04/16/10 ‘Repurposing’ Vacant Offices Finds a New Audience
04/15/10 State’s Off-Road Diesel Emissions Rule Puts Lives at Risk, Force Job Cuts, Says AGC
04/08/10 Kaiser Permanente Signs Agreement to Solar Power its State Buildings
04/08/10 Dredging Could Begin in West Sacramento’s Deep Water Ship Channel in 2011
04/08/10 Bomel Contracted for San Bernardino Parking Garage
04/08/10 AGC of California Unveils Remodeled Headquarters in West Sacramento
04/07/10 Only 10 Metro Areas Add Construction Jobs Between February 2009 and 2010
04/05/10 Top Contractors 2010
04/01/10 Ground broken on San Diego mixed-use project
04/01/10 Jamboree Housing opens The Arbor at Woodbury
04/01/10 Modernizing LAX: $1.5-billion Bradley West project breaks ground
04/01/10 HOK, Summit Builders break ground on Pomona center
03/29/10 California Economy to Mirror U.S. with Job Growth Absent Even as Economy Recovers
03/25/10 NASA Ames’ Sustainability Base Project Aims to Exceed Green Standards
03/18/10 McCarthy ‘Heart Hats’ Brings Joy to Los Alamitos Family in Need
03/17/10 Hunt Awarded Contract for Redwood City’s Sequoia Hospital Rebuilding Project
03/17/10 West Hollywood Celebrates Topping Out of New Library
03/17/10 EAH Housing Opens Affordable Housing Complex in Larkspur
03/17/10 New Medical Office Building Breaks Ground in Murrieta
03/17/10 Kitchell Manages Construction of First LEED Silver-Certified CDCR Facility
03/17/10 Diffenbaugh Awarded Pierce College Project
03/11/10 Construction Unemployment Spikes to 27.1% in February, Reports U.S. Labor Dept.
03/11/10 Los Angeles Event Focuses on Construction Trends, Green Building Viability
03/11/10 $60 Million in Contracts to be Awarded at Sacramento Railyards
03/01/10 August Groundbreaking Scheduled for New Calaveras County Jail Project
03/01/10 Caltrans Breaks Ground on Caldecott Tunnel Fourth-Bore Project
03/01/10 86-year old Campus Gets Two New Halls at Campus Entrance
03/01/10 Construction Corner: New Calgreen Standards Include Mandates and Competition
03/01/10 Design, Construction Complete for Dove Street Office Building
03/01/10 Solar-powered Affordable Housing Complex Opens in Oakland
03/01/10 McCarthy Completes Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center
02/25/10 Suffolk Wins LAUSD’s South Region Middle School Project
02/25/10 Schuff Steel Pacific Tops Out Steel at UCSF Institute for Regeneration Medicine
02/25/10 Jamboree Housing Opens Workforce Housing Project in Irvine
02/25/10 HOK, Summit Builders Break Ground on Fairplex Trade and Conference Center in Pomona
02/25/10 San Diego Court of Appeals Project Meets Tight Deadlines
02/25/10 Barnhart BB, Nadel Complete Oxnard College Student Services Building
02/24/10 $1.5-Billion Bradley West Project at LAX Breaks Ground
02/22/10 San Francisco’s Central Subway Project Receives More Federal Backing
02/20/10 Engineering Company Spawns Integrated Intern Development Program
02/17/10 Construction Outlook 2010 Scheduled for Ontario Next Week
02/10/10 YWCA Greater LA Receives Labor Department Stimulus Grant
02/05/10 Caltrans Lifts First SAS Deck Section onto Bay Bridge
02/05/10 Lathrop Construction Associates’ Martellaro Named 2010 CEA President
02/05/10 EUCA Installs 2010 Board of Directors and Officers
02/05/10 AIA San Francisco Chapter Hosts Vertical Gardens Exhibition
02/05/10 McCarthy-Built, Kwan Henmi-Designed NADEV Printing Facility Earns LEED-Silver
02/05/10 New Construction Starts in December Climb 5%, Though 2009 Totals Drop 26%
02/05/10 TLC for Kids Ballparks Contest Winner is Eastridge Little League Field in San Jose
01/29/10 SF’s Transbay Transit Center Project Receives Federal Loan
01/29/10 Carrier Johnson + CULTURE Merges with Fehlman LaBarre
01/14/10 AGC of California Officers for 2010 Scheduled for Installation This Month
01/14/10 Bids Open for SFPUC’s New Irvington Tunnel Project
01/14/10 August Groundbreaking Scheduled for New Calaveras County Jail Project
01/14/10 New Reno Contracting Group Aims for Energy Efficiency
01/14/10 SARES REGIS Group to Redevelop Huntington Beach Site
01/14/10 Penick Joins Gilbane, NBBJ on Bakersfield Federal Court Project
01/13/10 Impoverished Haiti May Be Stuck in Seismic Safety’s Past
01/13/10 AGC Wants CARB to Delay Diesel Retrofit Rules for Two Years
01/12/10 California Firm Tapped to Irrigate Elk Refuge
01/12/10 Firms Submit Plans to Build Sacramento Entertainment/Sports Complex
01/12/10 SFPUC Awards $215. 3 Million Contract for Water Delivery Tunnel
01/07/10 AIA Forecast Finds Nonresidential Construction Will Continue Downward in 2010
01/06/10 Bureaucratic Delays Plague California Public Works Stimulus Projects
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