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    Monday, September 21, 2020
    Like some industries, construction has a tendency to put people at risk for illness or injury. This is why so many tasks require personal protective equipment (PPE). There are many types of PPE you may need, depending on your field and the kind of work you do. Here’s what to expect from headgear, masks, gloves, boots and more.Masks The recent pandemic has made masks a topic of national attention. ...read more
    Categories: Member Announcements, E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research, Human Interest, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Community, Economic
    Thursday, September 17, 2020
    AUTHOR Kate Tornone @KateTornone PUBLISHED Sept. 17, 2020 Construction Dive If an employee refuses to work although there is no imminent danger, "the courts have made it clear that those employees don’t have to be paid," says a human resources expert. Contractors across the country are dealing with labor issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. Some workers who are receiving unemployment ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Builders Corner
    Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    When you work in construction, you’ll need protection in case something goes wrong. This is where insurance can make a big difference. There are a variety of types of insurance for businesses, and some of them are specifically designed for industries like construction. Here are the most common forms of coverage for contracting businesses, and how to tell when you need them.General Liability As a ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, Member Announcements, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Papers/Research, General News Article, Economic
    Wednesday, September 09, 2020
    In this crazy time of the COVID-19, it is not the time to cut corners to your detriment. While well intentioned contractors are always attempting to keep costs down to make a profit, they make some mistakes regarding workers’ compensation insurance.   Most common mistakes are:Certifying with the Contractors License Board that they do not need workers’ compensation insurance as they have no ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article, Papers/Research, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Member Announcements, Builders Corner
    Monday, September 07, 2020
    AUTHORS Jenn Goodman & Joe Bousquin PUBLISHED Aug. 31, 2020 Construction DiveDive Brief:Businesses that received Paycheck Protection Program loans are anxiously eyeing an IRS ruling that could affect whether they apply for loan forgiveness. In a notice this spring, the IRS said it had ruled out tax deductions for wages and rent paid with forgivable PPP loans in order to prevent a “double tax ...read more
    Categories: Builders Corner, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Papers/Research, General News Article, Fun Facts, Economic
    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    AUTHOR Kim Slowey @kimslowey PUBLISHED Aug. 26, 2020 Construction Dive Since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in the U.S., contractors have been increasingly nervous about maintaining and building their backlog of work as jobs in some areas and sectors are put on hold or canceled. To build their books, many firms are bidding on more projects than usual. This is increasing competition, with ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research, E-Communication - Newsletter, Builders Corner
    Thursday, August 20, 2020
    Although the economy (and the construction industry in particular) seems poised for steady growth over the next few years, it’s hard to tell when that might change. Even if the world isn’t swept away by a housing crisis like 2008, your business will have to face an economic downturn from time to time. What companies do to prepare determines which ones make it to the other side. Here’s a few tips ...read more
    Categories: Member Announcements, Builders Corner, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research, General News Article, Community, Economic
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    Wearing a Neck Gaiter May be Worse Than No Mask at All, Researchers Find(as Published by the Washington Post on August 11, 2020) As the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to rise nationwide, the recurring message from many public health experts and doctors has been simple: Wearing masks saves lives. “We are not defenseless against covid-19,” Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Papers/Research, Human Interest, Builders Corner, E-Communication - Newsletter
    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: Member Announcements, Builders Corner, Human Interest, Papers/Research, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Community
    Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    You know it could be coming, and it might even happen within the week. When whole states are shutting down construction projects to try to slow the spread of COVID-19, it may not take long before your contracting business is affected. There are times throughout your career that you will need to suspend work on an ongoing project due to weather problems or even a contract dispute. If you have to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Papers/Research, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Member Announcements, Builders Corner
    Wednesday, July 22, 2020
    CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer                                                                          415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   Marin Builders Association, City of Novato and Marin Economic Forum Finish the Customer Experience Measurement and Improvement Program (CEMIP) In 2019 the City of Novato commissioned the Marin Builders Association in partnership with the ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Advocacy, Builders Corner, E-Communication - Newsletter, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, Papers/Research, General News Article, Community, Economic
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE  CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer  415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   CONTACT: Don Jeppson Chief Building Official     415.485.3357 Don.Jeppson@cityofsanrafael.org  City of San Rafael to Publish Report from Marin Builders Association on Permit Customer Satisfaction   In partnership with the Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum, the City ...read more
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