• News for Human Interest

    Thursday, February 14, 2019
    High school seniors pursuing a college, university or trade school education are eligible to apply for a scholarship award.  While we emphasize the need for trained professionals in the construction industry, scholarship applicants may choose an advanced course of education in any field. Though the Selection Committee may view academic achievement as an accomplishment, it is not the basis for ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Thanks to Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation, High Schoolers Explore Construction Career Paths in Industry-Led Program  High school seniors from across Marin are convening at Terra Linda High School's Auto Shop for the North Bay Construction Corps' inaugural Class of Marin, which launched earlier this month. The five-month training program is introducing 24 seniors - eight of which are from SRCS - ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, February 08, 2019
    There are some general rules that apply to almost all hammers and other striking tools. Never use a striking tool for any purpose other than that for which it was intended. Never use a striking tool with a loose or damaged handle or with a mushroomed head or dull cutting edge. Conditions vary, but it can never hurt to wear goggles when using striking tools. Some other rules that apply ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Thursday, February 07, 2019
    Now through March 8th for an effective date of April 1, 2019 Please join us on "Open Enrollment Day" to meet with our Health Insurance Program representatives.Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 660 Las Gallinas Avenue San Rafael, CA 94903 Are you interested in joining our group medical, dental, vision and/or life insurance coverage offered through ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    The California Legislature introduced more than 2637 bills in the second half of the 2017-2018 session that became law effective January 1, 2019, many of which address employment issues facing California employers in the construction industry.  Below we have summarized some of the more important laws (the summary titles are live links to the text of the new law), and employers are urged to protect ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Cornerstone Partner News, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    Objective: To provide an overview of cold stress factors, preventive measures, symptoms, and first aid. Weather can often be unpredictable and extreme. Freezing temperatures can create serious health problems, collectively called cold stress.Cold Stress Factors                               Freezing or near-freezing weatherStrong windsBeing wetWorking for long periods in extreme coldWorking in ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Papers/Research
    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    The College of Marin and The Gilbane Construction Co. are having an outreach workshops to discuss how to apply for upcoming construction related work at the college.     Sessions will be held this Friday and next Friday at the College of Marin.Friday, January 25, 2019                                     Friday, February 1, 2019 7:30am-9:00am                                                  ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    Tom Barr has been selected by the Marin Builders Association as the inaugural recipient of the Peter Arrigoni Building Community Leadership Award. The award was recently established in 2019 in honor of the late Peter Arrigoni who served as General Manager of the Marin Builders Association from 1977 to 2003 and served on the Marin County Board of Supervisors from 1968-1976. The award recognizes an ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Cornerstone Partner News, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Don’t take your ability to hear for granted. If you are not careful, you can lose your hearing. If you are exposed to very loud noise or moderately loud noise for an extended period, you must take some form of hearing protection precautions.When must hearing protection be provided and worn?The “Best Practices” approach to hearing protection requires that whenever a worker’s noise exposure is at ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Human Interest, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    In an effort to improve the experience of their permit customers, the City of San Rafael recently partnered with the Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum on a pilot program to gather and analyze permit customer feedback.  The Customer Satisfaction Assessment Program is a pilot program managed by the Marin Builders Association aimed at helping improve the permit process across ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Community
    Monday, November 05, 2018
    Introducing the North Bay Construction Corps Class of MarinSponsored by the Mario Ghilotti Family Foundation This program aims to place twenty well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle.We are recruiting students now to take part in Marin's first class cohort beginning in January ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Economic, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Monday, October 15, 2018
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!    Brian McLeran, McLeran Roofing Co. who referred Gabrielle Campbell and Nicholas Zabelin, Professional Financial Investors, Inc. (Special thanks to Brian for pledging his bonus to our wonderful Scholarship Program!)Clayton Fraser, Thompson Builders who referred Steve Stiles, MoonDance Painting (Special thanks to ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    California's New Independent Contractor Test On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732, in which the Court adopted an extremely broad view of workers who will be deemed “employees” as opposed to “independent contractors” for purposes of claims alleging violations of California’s Wage Orders.  This ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about relationships with our clients. As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide
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