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Legal Challenges To CEQA And How Environmental Law Can Impact Construction in California
When you consider the intersection of construction and the
environment, and what these two topics mean for California, a lot comes to
mind: For contractors, it could be solar panel installation, renewable building
materials or energy efficient upgrades. In ...
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What Insight Into Commercial Construction Can We Gain by Looking at the Industry's Assessment of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)?
Whether we’re talking about real estate, eminent domain or
construction, important distinctions exist with commercial property, in terms
of use, zoning, legal issues and project size and scope and more. Trends in
demographics, technology, environmental conc...
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One Year After the Berkley Balcony Collapse + Net Zero Construction Efforts in Silicon Valley
The construction industry isn’t a solid, uniform mass but
rather a constantly evolving entity. On this blog, I have tracked technological and environmental trends transforming the industry, as well as, of course, legal updates. The
construction industry in ...
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May is National Bicycle Safety Month: What Californians Should Know About Sharing the Road
May is National Bicycle Safety Month, an opportunity for
anyone concerned with staying safe on the road to focus on what we can do to
reduce the risk of bicycle accidents/collisions.   The main goal of the effort is to spread
awareness of how everyone
who s...
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Why "Crash" is Replacing "Accident" in Media Reports of Car Collisions and Why it's Important for Victims AND Drivers
A victory for victims of vehicular collisions and their
family members was achieved this week when the AP Stylebook announced a change to
how reporters should describe a car collision, urging them to use the term “crash”
rather than “accident”. In a court r...
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What Obstacles Stand in the Way of the Construction Industry Embracing Emerging Technology?
When it comes of the potential technology holds for transforming the construction industry, an interesting
question to ask at this point is: what are the obstacles standing in the way of
adopting new and emerging technology on a large scale? Those that are ...
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5 Things To Know About How Current Technological Advancements Could Influence Driver Safety and Faciliate Autonomous Vehicles
When it comes to the technology we use in our cars and while
driving, the goals for car manufacturers and software developers in 2016 are twofold
– communication and safety. Although sometimes these seem to be at odds with
each other, a lot of current devel...
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What Do the Recent Developments Mean for California's High Speed Rail?
The California High Speed Rail has been making headlines
lately, as certain developments and decisions have propelled it forward, while some
ongoing hurdles still need to be overcome. This is after all a tremendous
project which will most likely continue to...
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An Overview of Challenges and Possible Improvements to Pedestrian Safety in California
In California we’re seeing a lot of rapid changes in
transportation. We’re a state that’s been shaped by personal vehicles, and automobiles
still play a large role on our roads, but we’re seeing a transformation in
terms of public transportation, ride share...
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Green Building and the California Construction Industry, Current Trends Shaping the Industry's Future
California builders have a brighter outlook now than they
have in years as the construction industry starts to rebound from the losses of
the Recession. As it does so, industry leaders are looking at a fresh approach
to prevail over the obstacles that conti...
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