News for Builders CornerWednesday, June 29, 2022Best Insurance Brokerage: George Petersen InsuranceReprinted from Northbay Biz Magazine Article by Jessie De La O on June 28, 2022 For more than 85 years, George Petersen Insurance has been delivering exceptional service at competitive prices to serve clients and protect their assets. Founded in 1935, the agency began with protecting the assets of North Coast merchants and business owners in the ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, CommunityTuesday, June 28, 2022Objective: To assure that all personnel are familiar with the proper techniques for using, inspecting, and maintaining fire extinguishers. Unlike many workplace hazards, fire is a potential threat in nearly every industry and environment. This makes fire one of the most deadly workplace hazards, killing hundreds and injuring thousands on the job each year. When employees are properly trained to ...read moreCategories: Member News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Safety, Community, Cornerstone Partner NewsWednesday, June 22, 2022Did You Know? “Affordable” housing can top $1 million per unit We all know inflation has increased prices for just about everything, including building materials and labor, two major inputs into the cost of new housing. A new report by the Los Angeles Times reviewed seven affordable housing projects in Northern California and found the cost per unit was more than $1 million. The report included ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, CommunityCalifornia Court of Appeal Says to Licensed Contractors, “Hire Unlicensed Subcontractors At Your Own Peril!''Wednesday, June 22, 2022June 15, 2022 In an opinion that should be a warning to all licensed contractors in California, the Court of Appeal held that licensed contractors cannot collect payment from project owners for unlicensed subcontractor work under California Business and Professions Code § 7031(a). (Kim v. TWA Construction, Inc. (2022) 78 Cal.App.5th 808.) Until the California Supreme Court or the Legislature ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Advocacy and Legislation, Member NewsCalSavers Compliance Deadline Approaching - Eligible Employers With 5 or More Employees Must RegisterWednesday, June 22, 2022State law now requires all businesses with five or more employees to participate in CalSavers if they do not offer a qualified retirement savings plan from the private market. Eligible employers must register for CalSavers by their state required deadline, which vary by employer size. The deadline for employers with 5 or more employees is June 30, 2022. The registration deadlines for ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Advocacy and Legislation, Builders Corner, CommunityMonday, June 20, 2022June 15, 2022Attention Building and Construction Industry Associations and OrganizationsOFFICIAL NOTICE: New Law Impacting Construction and Demolition Debris Collection A new law was passed that updates San Francisco’s Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery Ordinance (Environment Code Chapter 14) and Public Works Code Section 725. This new law (Ordinance) requires any person or company that ...read moreCategories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, PermitsThursday, June 09, 2022Potlucks and buffets carry a high risk for foodborne illness because bacteria thrive in food that is left out for long periods of time at room temperature. The danger zone for bacterial growth is between 40° and 140°F. The maximum amount of time that food can stay in this range before becoming dangerous is two hours, and potlucks and buffets easily last longer. Sanitary practices, avoidance of ...read moreCategories: Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, SafetyThursday, June 09, 2022The Marin Builders Association is actively coordinating programs to help build a construction workforce pipeline here in Marin through our collaborative efforts with our community partners. We have access to a new group of candidates you might want to interview/hire. Recently, we received new graduate resumes from the North Bay Construction Corps – Marin Class (NBCC) and Education to Career ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Press Release, Community, Marin Builders Association NewsSolarCraft Completes Solar Power System at New Vintage Church - Santa Rosa Church Saves with the SunThursday, June 09, 2022Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay solar installer for over 35 years, recently completed the installation of a 43.2 kW DC solar system at New Vintage Church in Santa Rosa, CA. Their facility is now utilizing clean, sustainable power while saving over a thousand dollars in electrical bills every month. The solar power system is roof mounted, consisting of 96 ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Press Release, Builders Corner, Green Building - SustainabilityMonday, June 06, 2022NOTICE TO BIDDERSVIEW EXHIBITS AND ADDENDUM 1 & 2 HERE 1. Notice is hereby given that the governing board (“Board”) of the San Rafael City Schools (“District”) will receive, by electronic submission, bids for the following project, Bid No. 22-05, Bid (“Project “Contract”):Bahia Vista Re-Roofing Project 2. The Project consists of: Re-roofing of existing Bahia Vista Elementary School including ...read moreCategories: Bid Opportunties, Event Related, Project Bid Requests & Informal Bid Notices, Builders Corner, Press ReleaseWednesday, June 01, 2022Potential hazards of confined spaces:Toxic fumesOxygen deficiencyExplosive atmosphereExposure to hazardous energiesMoving machine partsEngulfment/entrapment Learn more about safety precautions when working in confined spaces by downloading the training shorts. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in SpanishSafety & ...read moreCategories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsThursday, May 19, 2022Marin Builders Association Partners with Leadership Novato Team to Help Build Outdoor Learning Center at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Novato Novato, CA, May 2022: A new outdoor learning center at Pleasant Valley Elementary School in Novato was completed earlier this month, coordinated by a team of volunteers from the Leadership Novato program. Work on the project began in September 2021 ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association NewsWednesday, May 18, 2022Did your Marin County business earn less than $50,000 in 2019? Was your business significantly impacted by COVID-19? You could be eligible for a $2,500 relief grant. The application for this $2500 grant is now open! This round is open until June 30th. If we get more than 105 qualified applications, we will choose the awardees through a lottery. It is not first come, first serve. The application ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Builders Corner, Community, Event RelatedTuesday, May 03, 2022Kendra Rodgers, a junior at Redwood High School, participated in the current ROP Construction Technology class. She was so inspired that she applied for and was accepted into the Women in Construction Management summer program at Colorado State University. Tom Eller, instructor, said, “I’m so very proud of her, she is so excited. I was happy to recommend Kendra for the program.” We are all ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Community, Marin Builders Association NewsMarin Builders Member, Steve Rule, Turner Construction Company Serving as President Elect for AGC CaliforniaMonday, March 21, 2022Adapted from an original LinkedIn post authored by Lisa Ballantyne, Senior Vice President, Turner Construction Company I March 16, 2022 Congratulations to Steve Rule of Turner Construction Company who is serving as the AGC of California President Elect for 2022! In his 35 years at Turner Construction Company he has helped build the SF Bay Area through multiple landmark projects including SFO ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Builders Corner, Member News, Construction Education & TrainingMonday, March 21, 2022Click the links below to view a current list of Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause ...read moreCategories: Liens and Completions, Builders CornerTuesday, March 08, 2022We are thrilled to introduce to you the Hadley Marine Division! Bringing the same commitment to quality home construction, our Marine Division is equipped with the expertise to address and work through common Bay Area marine construction problems and projects.Categories: Builders Corner, Member News, Community, Press ReleaseWednesday, February 23, 2022Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Community, COVID-19 Resources, Marin Builders Association News, Member News, SafetyMarin Builders Member, Seagull Prime Real Estate Fund IN THE NEWS: San Rafael Approves Terra Linda Apartment ProjectWednesday, February 09, 2022By ADRIAN RODRIGUEZ | email@example.com | Marin Independent Journal PUBLISHED: February 8, 2022 A proposal to bring 192 apartments to North San Rafael sailed through approvals Monday. The San Rafael City Council voted unanimously to OK the “Neighborhood at Los Gamos” project, situated on a 10-acre lot along Los Gamos Drive west of Highway 101 in Terra Linda. The applicant is the Hart ...read moreCategories: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Press ReleaseThursday, January 20, 2022Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Gabriela Shea ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Community, PermitsThursday, December 23, 2021Changing careers is a big decision. You might have friends or family members who have concerns about making such a choice. In a lot of cases, people worry because they don’t understand the modern construction industry or the amazing things you can do in it. Here are five myths and facts about starting a career in construction.Myth 1: You Won’t Make Enough Money Fact: Like most industries, ...read moreCategories: Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner, CommunityThursday, November 11, 2021North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program enables students to explore a variety of construction related careers and prepares young adults for internship positions with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle. Made possible by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, the program helps ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Event Related, Press ReleaseThursday, October 01, 2020Have you ever met someone who knew exactly what they wanted to do in life from the time they were a small child? Some people are like that. They are practically born knowing where to go. For the rest of us, it’s important to find a good fit. But having a career is so much better when you know you can bring passion to your work. Here are five ways you can tell that your passion (and your future) ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member NewsMonday, August 10, 2020With the way that the economy has changed throughout the past 10-15 years, it’s not surprising that people are rethinking about how they consider starting a career. Getting a college degree used to be a popular option that would secure a good job. Now, not so much. Instead, you might be thinking about learning a trade that offers you a lot of upward mobility. But how soon can you start? Here’s ...read moreCategories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Community, Member News
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