California reforms infrastructure delivery with sweeping design-build authorization

The Design Build Institute of America salutes the passage of SB 785, culminating a longtime effort to standardize Golden State design-build laws, and representing the eighth bill expanding design-build authority that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed over the past year.

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Federal buildings agency takes stock of LEED v4

The U.S. General Services Administration released a review of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Version 4 (LEED v4), the new version of the LEED green building certification system by the U.S. Green Building Council. The document examines how LEED v4 aligns with existing federal statutory, regulatory, and Executive Order green building requirements.

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ALL rally lifts GOP campaigns in Buckeye State


Toward the 2014 fall election season peak, Cleveland-based ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. hosted a rally for Ohio Governor John Kasich, who is seeking a second term. Joining the call for reelection was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who took center stage with characteristic crowd command. Also on hand was Senator Rob Portman.

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Nonresidential contractors underscore market optimism


The Associated Builders and Contractors most recent Construction Confidence Index (CCI), reflecting nonresidential construction industry prospects using survey projections in revenue, profit margin and hiring categories, increased across all indices during the first six months of 2014.

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