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Contractors react to federal vaccine mandates

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Construction professionals are questioning elements of President Joe Biden’s new vaccine requirements. Source: Construction Dive, Sebastian Obando Since President Joe Biden issued plans to mandate vaccines in some workplaces earlier this month, a number of construction companies are encouraging their employees to get vaccinated and are trying to figure out what the new rules mean […]

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Commercial Contractors Struggle to Find Workers, Materials

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92% report difficulty finding workers; of those, 42% have turned down work because of it. (SOURCE:Contractor Mag). WASHINGTON, DC — In the face of escalating challenges including worker shortages, materials shortages, and rising costs, commercial construction contractors are seeing a slowdown in the pace of their recovery from the pandemic, according to third quarter data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index). Almost all (92%) contractors report some level of difficulty […]

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The 2022 Rivian R1T truck

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Interesting write up by TechCrunch who test-drove the upcoming Rivian truck. On its first try, Rivian produced the Goldilocks of pickup trucks. The Rivian R1T electric truck is neither too big nor small. It handles rock crawling and off-camber trails with ease, can zip from zero to 60 miles per hour on a dirt road […]

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Investor’s opportunity: Buildings account for 39% of global greenhouse emissions

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KEY POINTS Investing in sustainable buildings could offer a real solution to reducing emissions, ESG investment firm Taronga Ventures said. Green solutions can be found across the value chain, from design to construction and operations, Avi Naidu told CNBC. Buildings currently represent 39% of global greenhouse emissions, according to U.N. data. Sustainable buildings present a […]

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Homesteady recognized as Best Commercial Contractor!!

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Nice recognition from General Contractor Magazine who named us one of the 4 best commercial contractors in Thousand Oaks, CA! Woot-woot!! Here’s what General Contractor Magazine wrote about us: Homesteady 1336 N Moorpark Road, #180, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Homesteady specializes in general contracting for commercial spaces. The Southern California company works in retail, office, […]

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Why electric vehicle owners want better public charging stations

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The Biden administration is proposing installation of 500,000 public charging stations across the United States, which may help with some pain points experienced by EV owners. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau reports on how satisfied EV owners are with public charging stations Interesting point of view, check this CNBC video post: https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/08/18/why-electric-vehicle-owners-want-better-public-charging-stations.html

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Tokyo 2020: an engineering view of the Olympics

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When you watch the Tokyo Games, it’s easy to see why the Olympic motto is “Citius, Altius, Fortius,” (or “faster, higher, stronger” for those of who skipped Latin in high school). Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. He is the author of several science books for general audiences, including […]

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This is the first house to be 3D printed from raw earth

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We are strong believers in sustainability and technology. This Construction project is a perfect example where great mindsets delivered an amazing product. Article read on : It’s Nice That. Multiple printers constructed the building in 200 hours using local soil, meaning it’s zero-waste and needed no materials to be transported to the site. Mario Cucinella […]