• News for Builders Corner

    Thursday, December 08, 2022
    North 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 Sausalito, and ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Event Related, Press Release
    Thursday, December 08, 2022
    Extending warm appreciation to our generous sponsors for a joyous annual holiday celebration on Wednesday, December 7th.ALTEN CONSTRUCTION Whiteside Concrete Construction Ross Painting Golden State LumberFresh Coat Painters Serving MarinHubbell Daily Architecture + DesignMcLeran RoofingSmith, Currie & Hancock, LLPClare Michael Interiors Sincere thanks to our wonderful Cornerstone Partners who ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Community, Builders Corner, Event Related
    Thursday, December 08, 2022
    Copyright © 2022 MarinEconomicForum, All rights reserved. MEF monitors employment to understand and forecast the state of the Marin economy. In our view, construction jobs deserve focus in attempting to forecast 2023. On the one hand, those jobs signal more building, which is a function of things like permitting, financing, and demand. On the other, those jobs have strong multiplier effects on ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips
    Tuesday, December 06, 2022
    A new law will require almost all contractors in California to carry workers’ compensation coverage, regardless of if they have employees or not. According to the author of the bill, State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) the new law was necessary due to the tendency of many small contractors to claim they have no employees, when in fact they regularly hire day laborers or undocumented workers. Since a ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Thursday, December 01, 2022
    Aspirin 101Aspirin was invented more than a century ago. While this famous drug derived from willow bark has been replaced by acetaminophen and other medications as the preferred treatment for pain and inflammation, it remains the most widely used drug globally. Because aspirin thins blood, a low-dose (81 milligrams) can help prevent strokes and heart attacks by stopping blood clots from forming ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News
    Thursday, December 01, 2022
    Child Start, Inc. is seeking Statements of qualification and Proposal (SOQ/P) from qualified architects to provide professional architectural design, and engineering services needed to display the architectural intent for the permitting and the construction renovation purposes of our existing school modular building approximately (7,000’), the accessory parking areas located at 1557 Myrtle Avenue, ...read more
    Categories: Project Bid Requests & Informal Bid Notices, Bid Opportunties, Community, Builders Corner
    Monday, November 21, 2022
    Please join us on "Open Enrollment Day" to meet with our Health Insurance Program Representative.Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 660 Las Gallinas Avenue San Rafael, CA 94903 The "Open Enrollment" period will take place from December 5th, 2022 through January 13th, 2023  and  is your opportunity to make changes to the selection of plans that you offer your employees and to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Builders Corner, Member News, Event Related, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News
    Friday, November 18, 2022
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. End of year is rapidly approaching so now is the time to prepare for changes ahead. The rules for contracting are complex to start, so staying ahead of the curve is always a challenge. Let me share the burden as we have assisted contractors for decades. 2023 is just another year…   The Contractors State License Board is always working on ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner
    Tuesday, November 15, 2022
    It is easy to underestimate the dangerous potential of electricity because its use is so common. However, electricity can cause burns, shocks, and electrocution. These hazards must be considered when working with equipment powered by electricity, working with electrical systems, or repairing broken energized equipment. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Thursday, November 10, 2022
    With the 2022 California legislative year closed, it is once again time to examine the new legislation that will affect entities operating within the state. Summaries of key legislation are below, with relevant action items noted.Pay Data Reporting and Pay TransparencyPay Disclosures: SB 1162.Effective Date: January 1, 2023.This bill requires California employers with more than 15 employees to ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Builders Corner, Community
    Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    Pictograms were developed to simplify hazard communication on chemical container labels and safety data sheets (SDSs), regardless of manufacturer or country of origin. The pictograms are based on images and symbols employees throughout the world would recognize and understand.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    NORTH BAY CONSTRUCTION CORPS (NBCC) - Marin ClassRequest for Services NBCC – Marin Class Program Coordinator This opportunity is available immediately.   We are looking for a professional to provide services to manage and coordinate a construction training program for High School seniors and young adults in Marin County.DUTIES and EXPECTATIONS: Serve as the lead coordinator to advise other ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    On Saturday, October 8th, 18 local students were celebrated for successfully completing a rigorous six-week course in basic construction.  The Education to Career (e2c) Construction Training Program targets entry-level employment, providing the basic skills for success in the construction industry.  In addition to technical skills, the program also includes career, financial and personal support ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Marin Builders Association News
    Tuesday, October 04, 2022
    Are you an existing client of Norcal PTAC who has only used our consulting services just a few times?  Have you thought about becoming a client of Norcal PTAC, but never found the time? As a Norcal PTAC Procurement Specialist, I want to share with you what I think are some of the most overlooked benefits you can receive after becoming a client. And like all of our services, these are offered to ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Bid Opportunties, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training
    Wednesday, September 14, 2022
    Nearly all the workers’ compensation dual-wage class codes for the construction sector have increased as of Sept. 1, 2022. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara approved the recommendation by the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau (WCIRB) of California to increase the wage thresholds for high-wage workers.WHAT ARE DUAL-WAGE THRESHOLDS Dual-wage thresholds divide high and low-wage ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Cornerstone Partner News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News, Member News
    Thursday, July 21, 2022
    Running a business requires you to know or learn a lot of things that you might not expect. Business owners wear a lot of hats, and being able to keep them organized is key. Here are five organizational skills you should work on, to help make your business more efficient.Time Management No one enjoys working with people who can’t seem to finish a task in the time they said they would, or who ...read more
    Categories: Community, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022
    Top insurance brokers, No. 10: Alliant Insurance Services Inc.BUSINESS INSURANCE Matthew Lerner July 12, 2022   2021 brokerage revenue: $2.61B Percent increase: 46.8% Robust organic growth, fueled by buoyant commercial lines pricing and employee recruitment, and the acquisition of a large personal lines agency enabled Alliant Insurance Services Inc. to break into the Business Insurance ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Cornerstone Partner News, Member News, Builders Corner, Community, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Monday, March 21, 2022
    Click 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 more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Liens and Completions
    Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Click 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 more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Permits, Community
    Thursday, December 23, 2021
    Changing 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 more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Construction Education & Training
    Thursday, October 01, 2020
    Have 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 more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Monday, August 10, 2020
    With 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 more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association News, Safety, Builders Corner, Community, Member News
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