5 Construction Blogs That You Should Be Reading…

Drones. 3D Printing. Construction Management Software.  How to keep up? It is important to have the right tools, in order to stay on pace with an industry that is constantly innovating.  Blogs are some of the best resources out there.  In addition to our own blog, we have complied a…
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5 Ways to Prepare for LEED Certification

LEED Certification is one of the most sought after credentials in the green building industry by employers.  In fact, according to a new study by Burning Glass Technologies, the demand for LEED Green Associates and LEED APs has grown 46% in a year.. Here are 5 ways for you to prepare…
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What Contractors Need to Know About DIR Enforcement of Submitting CPRs Online

Calling all contractors… here is what you need to know about the DIR Enforcement of Submitting CPRs online! The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is advising Public Works contractors and subcontractors that enforcement of the requirement to submit certified payroll records using DIR’s online system will resume on August 1,…
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6 Reasons to Use Drones in Construction

Drones are everywhere.  People are using drones for photography, recreation and even in Hollywood.  So the question naturally arises: what do drones have to do with construction?  The answer: everything.  Here are six reasons why your company should be investing in aerial services for your construction company: Limit Liability: A…
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OSHA Fines Jump 78% on Aug. 1

The Labor Department announced last week that, as a result of Congressional action last year, it will raise the maximum penalties it can impose for violations of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules by 78%. The changes affect penalties assessed after Aug. 1 2016 for violations that occurred after…
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A Green Lifestyle: 3 Reasons Why Homebuilding is at the Forefront of Innovation

Buildings are responsible for an enormous amount of national energy use, resource consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.  As the demand for more sustainable building options increases, green construction is becoming increasingly profitable and desirable within the U.S. construction market.  At the forefront of homebuilding innovation is the concept of a…
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Time For New Tools: Growing OC Construction Market Goes Digital

With jobs surging, the digital age taking over, and people now having the funds to build things again… this is a pivotal time for the Orange County construction industry.  There is a call to action for every local construction professional: how are we going to capture the growing market?  The answer…
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What do Level III Fees Mean for the Construction Industry?

On May 25th 2016, The California State Allocation Board (“SAB”) made findings that would allow school districts to levy Level III Alternative School Fees (“Level III Fees”), no longer approving apportionment for new construction. So what does this mean exactly? Let’s step back a bit. With the adoption of Senate…
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Master Planned Communities: 3 Ways to Build an Experience

The new generation of home buyers is consumed by constant customization.  From their specific lattes in the morning, to personalized technology throughout their day, home buyers are looking for more out of their homes than ever before.  They are looking for a unique experience contoured to their exact lifestyle: master…
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