• News for Builders Corner

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Scope of work for this job is:Project Location:                 336 Coleman Drive,  San Rafael  94901Work Start Date:                 March 2022Bid Due Date:                      December 1st, 2021Project Scope:                    Construction of two story building for new Garage and an elevated driveway bridge structure.   This project includes the following trades:  Demolition, Concrete, Rough ...read more
    Categories: Bid Opportunties, Event Related, Project Bid Requests & Informal Bid Notices, Builders Corner, Member News
    Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    The Marin Economic Forum is partnering with the County of Marin to produce the “Marin County Economic Vitality Strategic Plan.” A key task of the plan is to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the local business community and to create programs that will support business recovery. To ensure our analysis captures the actual situation our local businesses face, we would greatly appreciate if you took ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources
    Friday, October 08, 2021
    If it seems like the ‘easy’ way, it most likely is also the wrong way, especially in contractor rules and regulations. There are reasons things are done the ‘right’ way. A ‘suspenseful’ inquiry is less dramatic with an expert solution and I find a way to keep some ‘history’ in the family…   Q:  I have an opportunity in Nevada to install drilled pier foundations on a large project, but I am not ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner
    Monday, October 04, 2021
    Objective: To provide an overview of lockout/tagout, including why it is important, the basic roles, and the energy sources needing to be controlled. Employers must create a lockout/tagout program if employees work with machinery, and employees must learn and follow the program to keep themselves and others safe.The Importance of Lockout/Tagout Lockout/tagout procedures prevent the unexpected ...read more
    Categories: Safety, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News
    Monday, October 04, 2021
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, recently completed the installation of a 113.2 kW solar power addition at Vineburg Storage in Vineburg, a community in Sonoma County, CA.  The  newly built facility will cut utility costs from the power grid while utilizing clean, renewable solar power to run their operation.     The solar photovoltaic system is built to produce 163,813 kWh of sustainable ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release, Community, Member News
    Thursday, September 30, 2021
    Although the pandemic seems poised for another surge, it’s a good idea to start thinking about the future of construction after it ends. COVID-19 has taken its toll on the construction industry, but there are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Here are a few things to think about, if you are considering a career in construction.Surging Demand Back in 2019, experts were predicting ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Member News, Builders Corner, Community
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021
    Immediate Opening for: FALL SEMESTER 2021VOCATIONAL CONSTRUCTION INSTRUCTORS - NoncreditCollege of Marin seeks dynamic, motivated, and equity-centered instructors to teach one or both of the following Vocational Construction classes during the Fall 2021 semester. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population are encouraged to apply. Final ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Press Release, Community, Event Related
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    Jacob W. Scott Partner Alexander GorelikAssociate Consistent with the September 9, 2021 Executive Order (EO), which promised to order federal contractors and subcontractors to take additional measures against the COVID-19 pandemic, on Friday, September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force responsible for establishing those necessary measures released extensive Guidance on the ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, COVID-19 Resources, Safety, Builders Corner, Community, Member News
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021
    Objective: To reinforce proper fire prevention practices applicable to welding and hot work. Hot work produces flames or sparks that present a fire ignition hazard to the surrounding environment and personnel.Fire hazard assessment: Before any hot work is permitted, perform a thorough assessment and document potential hazards associated with each task, including: All activities required for ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Safety, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, September 08, 2021
    JEFF QUACKENBUSH THE NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL September 7, 2021 Following up on California Building Code updates that required photovoltaic systems be installed on new single-family homes as of last year, the California Energy Commission recently approved recommended updates such as solar installations on commerical buildings and standards to promote electric cars at home, all to meet goals ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Advocacy and Legislation, Business Tips, Member News
    Thursday, September 02, 2021
    The Foundation of Success NORTHBAY biz by Brandon McCapes September 1, 2021 From rodeo cowboy to the founder of AJD Builders, Adam Diaz knows the value of hard work and what it takes to build a solid foundation for a career in the construction industry. Adam Diaz is a man who knows the value of hard work. He began working in the construction industry when he was 17 years old. Today, he’s at ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Member News, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    Fire Safe Marin is announcing Wildfire Watch TV - a new kind of show!A sneak peek is linked here. The first episode streams on-demand on September 16. We'll bring resources, tips, and tools to help Marin residents adapt to living with wildfire. Produced by Fire Safe Marin and funded by Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority.Learn more at www.firesafemarin.org    
    Categories: Community, Builders Corner, Safety
    Thursday, August 12, 2021
    A state agency voted to require many new commercial structures, along with high-rise residential projects, to have solar power and battery storage. By Ivan Penn Aug. 11, 2021 The New York Times LOS ANGELES — California regulators voted Wednesday to require builders to include solar power and battery storage in many new commercial structures as well as high-rise residential projects. It is the ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Press Release, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability
    Thursday, July 29, 2021
    The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a collaboration of the nine county governments that make up the Bay Area that works to promote healthy and energy efficient buildings. The BayREN Home+ program provides rebates and no-cost technical support to single family homeowners that make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Rebates can reach up to $5,000 and eligible measures ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Business Tips, Green Building - Sustainability, Member News, Press Release
    Monday, July 19, 2021
    You probably know at least a few people who hired a friend or relative to do some work for them instead of hiring a licensed contractor. That might seem like an easy way for people to get what they want, but it’s full of problems. In fact, unlicensed contractors can make life a lot harder for reliable, honest contractors like the one you hope to be. Here are five reasons you’ll be glad you ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Member News
    Monday, July 19, 2021
    You may have heard that California has a lot in the pipeline for construction over the next decade. It’s definitely a great reason to get invested in the industry as soon as possible. Transportation may be a very big part of that growth, especially as various governments and companies try to find ways to better connect the state. Here are a few things you should know about the state of ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Business Tips, Member News
    Wednesday, June 02, 2021
    With our gratitude, we celebrate our 2021-2022 member ad partners as listed below (in alpha order).  It is because of their generosity and support, that this edition of our annual Marin Home Resource Guide is our best to date!  Thank you all – we appreciate you!    Aaero Heating & Sheetmetal    Adam's HardscapesArd Mac Electric, Inc.ARS Roofing, Gutters & SolarBob Kunst Painting, Inc.Bravo ...read more
    Categories: Community, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release, Builders Corner, Marin Builders Association News, Member News
    Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    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 program helps ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release, Scholarship, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training, Event Related, Member News, Safety
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    AUTHOR Kim Slowey @kimslowey PUBLISHED Jan. 26, 2021 Certain situations like illegality or coercion can invalidate a contract in whole or in part.This feature is a part of "The Dotted Line" series, which takes an in-depth look at the complex legal landscape of the construction industry. To view the entire series, click here. Most contractors are well aware that they must abide by the ...read more
    Categories: Business Tips, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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    Categories: Builders Corner, Community, Member News, Business Tips, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to Evaluate the Permit Customer Experience for County of Marin    Take the Survey - San Rafael, CA - The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the County of Marin and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process for customers and decrease the amount of non-permitted ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, CEMIP Permit Simplicity Program, Advocacy and Legislation, Marin Builders Association News, Press Release
    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: Community, Member News, Builders Corner, Construction Education & Training
    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: Builders Corner, Safety, Marin Builders Association News, Community, Member News
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