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NextGen Work Truck? Meet the Bollinger Moters B1

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Telsa might be a pretty thing but this truck looks bad ass, gets work done, and puts food on the table!

Bollinger Motors B1: The Future of Work Trucks

Construction Insurance for Homeowners

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Construction insurance is no different than normal insurance for the homeowner. The intent is to ensure that any liability for damage, personal injury or other types of damages do not become a financial or legal issue for you, the homeowner.  What are some of the important issues that should be understood by the homeowner, prior and during a construction activity?

More at Builder-Questions.com

Big Jump in Building Permits for Residential Units in San Diego

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There were more than 2,100 residential construction permits issued in June, the most since March 2005. The sector has lagged most of this year, enough so that the total number of permits issued in the first six months as a whole are still down by 16.9 percent from last year.

More from the article at The Times of San Diego.

Three new laws to encourage housing construction in San Diego

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Do you know what San Diego City Council is doing to help create more housing?

Job Vacancies In Construction Are Only Going To Increase

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President Donald Trump’s Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta touted the administration’s push Monday to incorporate apprenticeship programs as part of a larger effort to close the nation’s skills gap.

Labor Secretary: ‘Job Vacancies In Construction Are Only Going To Increase’

43 Trade School Jobs Among the Highest Paying Trades

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A recent article lists various high-paying trade jobs. Of the 43 highest paying jobs, 23 of them are considered skilled trades.

You can see the whole list here: https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/trade-school-jobs.asp

Housing Permits Down In San Diego by 37%

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Housing construction collapses in San Diego County

The San Diego Union Tribune just posted a video about the recent sudden drop in permits being issues (37% in San Diego!) We aren’t seeing a slowdown, are you?

Entire article: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/real-estate/sd-fi-san-diego-construction-report-20170605-story.html

It Isn’t Easy Being A Woman in Trades

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“….Women represent just 4 percent of the workforce in natural resources, construction and maintenance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor….”

 

A very relevant article that talks about why women have been slow to join the trades.

Women in trades make good money, but getting in can be tough

7 Top Home Improvement Trends for 2017

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Smart technologies, softer finishes, and toilets that clean themselves make this year’s watch list.

“…A team of Consumer Reports home editors and market analysts joined more than 80,000 design and construction professionals at the Orange County Convention Center, where about 1,500 manufacturers and suppliers unveiled their latest appliances, kitchen and bath fixtures, building materials, and more. A trade show of this size and scale almost defies trendspotting, but patterns did emerge as we traversed the 569,000 square feet of floor space. Here are seven developments we expect to see more of in 2017. We included pricing and availability information, where we could…”

http://www.consumerreports.org/home-improvement-remodeling/7-top-home-improvement-trends-for-2017/