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NECA sponsored legislation to ensure contractors are paid timely for “change order” work was voted out of its first policy committee yesterday.

Taylor Design has added Trevor H. Wells as project director in its San Diego office, and Tom Thompson as project director in its Irvine office.

Watkins Landmark Construction has hired Dennis Dizon as the company’s new vice president of operations and chief operating officer.

Arielle Chalfant has been hired by Cavignac & Associates as account manager within the agency’s employee benefits department.

Forty percent of housing costs in San Diego County can be linked to regulations, and just a slight reduction in those costs could make housing available to thousands more households, according to a new report from Point Loma Nazarene University.

The Pala Band of Mission Indians received on Monday a loan for more than $1.2 million from San Diego Gas & Electric for energy-efficient equipment scheduled to be installed in the nearly 630,000-square-foot Pala Casino Spa & Resort.

(AP) -- Extreme drought conditions have left an estimated 12 million trees dead in California's forests over the past year.


May's first full week is light on the construction front at municipalities, but there are project updates.

Business and professional groups are holding a range of activities this week.


San Diego County experienced a significant slowdown in new building construction contracts procured in March, according to numbers released Thursday by Dodge Data & Analytics, which compiles monthly reports on the industry.

Wermers Multi-Family Corp. was recently awarded a contract for the 302-unit project on Spectrum Center Boulevard, Kearny Mesa.

(AP) -- State and federal officials say a Northern California cement quarry will pay more than $7.5 million to settle charges it dumped millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a local creek that pours into the San Francisco Bay.


Look around and it's apparent health care construction in San Diego is, well, still looking pretty healthy.

(AP) -- Federal officials have pledged $75 million for the study of harnessing solar energy for fuel production at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology.


San Diego ACE Mentor Board Chairman Paul McParlane, of McParlane & Associates, announced that two San Diego County high school student teams have won awards at the Ninth Annual CIRT-ACE National Design Competition.

(AP) -- California regulators are revising the state's plan for saving water with mandatory water-use reduction targets across the state.

On March 13, the city of San Diego and the San Diego Unified Port District sued agrochemical giant Monsanto and two related companies for their role in polluting the bay with polychlorinated biphenyls, commonly called PCBs.

San Diego’s real estate community is pushing back against a proposed piece of legislation that would increase funding for affordable housing by placing a fee on document recording.

Wilshire Courtyard in the “Miracle Mile” is one of the premiere office buildings in that highly desirable section of Los Angeles. Sold at the high point of the market in a complex transaction using substantial debt, the partnership that had legal title to the building ultimately was unable to pay its debts. After a bankruptcy filing that averted foreclosure, ownership of the property was restructured by admitting the debt holders into the partnership in exchange for a modest cash payment and cancellation of the partnership’s debt, reducing the interest of the prior owners of the partnership’s equity to 1 percent.


(AP) -- A plant that bottles Sacramento municipal water and sells it at a profit has been the target of criticism during the California drought.

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