California


Granite Construction, Mahaffey Drilling Fix Railroad Issue in Encintas

People living on or near North Vulcan Avenue in the Leucadia district of Encinitas had a problem. This beachfront community in north coastal San Diego County is home to Coast Highway 101 and Los Angeles to San Diego (LOSSAN) railroad tracks, which carry 37 passenger and freight trains per day....


Baltic Sands Inc. Utilizes Volvo Electric Equipment in California

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is partnering with Baltic Sands Inc. out of Yucca Valley, Calif., to pilot two of its compact electric machines — the ECR25 Electric excavator and L25 Electric wheel loader....


Q&D Construction Completes Echo Summit Job Using Accelerated Bridge Construction

Employing an accelerated bridge construction method (ABC), Q&D Construction was able to complete the California Department of Transportation's $14.1 million U.S. Highway 50 Echo Summit Sidehill Viaduct Replacement Project three months ahead of schedule....


Volvo Expands Training Facility With San Francisco Site

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is adding a West Coast technical training facility in the San Francisco Bay Area this summer as part of a larger initiative to invest in technical training across North America....


HIghway 1 Emergency Reconstruction

Highway 1, California's scenic highway that runs along the Pacific Coast, experienced a serious washout at Rat Creek in Monterey County on Jan. 28 when a post-fire debris flow from the Dolan Fire burn scar removed a 150-ft....


Bluebeam, AGC of California Partner for Training Development

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) and AGC Construction Education Foundation (AGC CEF) announced a partnership with Bluebeam Inc. that features a strong focus on training, education and workforce development....


Hawthorne Cat Service Tech Wins First Place at Competition

Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Region, recently announced Andrew Holemo, Hawthorne's Think Big Student and field service technician, won first place at Caterpillar's nationwide Cat Trial 10: Tech Test competition, beating 17 other Cat dealer technicians....


Security Paving Company Reaches Midway Point of Ventura County Highway Job

Security Paving Company Inc. has completed nearly 50 percent of the California Department of Transportation's (Caltrans) $91 million State Route 23 (SR 23) Pavement Rehabilitation Project taking place on 8.2 mi....


Hydrema Names G&G Heavy Equipment Rental as Authorized Northern California Dealer

Hydrema, an articulated dump truck manufacturer, continues to expand its dealer network with the addition of G&G Heavy Equipment Rentals in northern California. "We are pleased to welcome G&G Heavy Equipment Rental to our dealer network," said Kris Binder, executive vice president of Hydrema North America....


ASCE 'Report Card' States California Roads Need Upgrades

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released its 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. The report, published once every four years, gave the United States a C- overall grade — up from a D+ in 2017 — marking the first time in two decades that the country has received a grade in the C range....






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