Oakland A's have BIG plans for ballpark

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Wanting an innovative new stadium, the MLB team enlisted Bjarke Ingels Group in a deal it says will be a "game changer "

Oakland Raiders Break Ground in Las Vegas for New Stadium

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A $1.9-billion football stadium for the relocating Oakland Raiders will break ground in Las Vegas on Nov.

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Video: Huge Construction Fire in Oakland

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Oakland Fire Department said the four-alarm fire started just after 5 a.m. in the 329 Lester Avenue in Oakland's Lake Merritt district. KRON4-TV reports flames from the burning 40-unit condominium building in the last stages of construction could be seen for miles. Nearby buildings were evacuated. The 6,528-square-foot building was under reservation and set to re-open in a few months. Cause of the fire is under investigation. Source: KRON4-TV

2,400 Construction Jobs at Risk in Oakland Coal Controversy

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. . . Saying that shipping coal through West Oakland, California is a health hazard, Mayor Libby Schaaf and Councilman Dan Kalb have proposed a city amendment banning the shipping, handling and storing of coal and petroleum coke in the city

Sasaki, Snøhetta, Studio T-Square, and HOK will lead the design of the Oakland A’s new stadium


For years the Oakland Athletics have been right at the top of the list of teams that desperately need a new ballpark.

Animals & the planet: Oakland Zoo Veterinary Hospital receives LEED Gold


Be that as it may, the Oakland Zoo''s Veterinary Hospital just received a LEED Gold certification. According to Oakland Zoo, its hospital is the first veterinary facility in California to get this certification.

The Oakland Raiders could build this $1.9 billion stadium if they move to Vegas


Raider Nation may be getting a change of scenery soon if the Oakland Raiders decide to relocate to Las Vegas. If they do make the decision to abandon ship, the Raiders will be leaving behind the Oakland Coliseum, arguably the worst stadium in the NFL, in favor of a new $1.9 million MANICA-designed abode

Time-Lapse of The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Construction

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More Defects Discovered In San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

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Inspection reveals stripped threads, loss of protective coatings and microindicators in the east suspension span, prompting further investigation. Infrastructure

Oakland University’s Human Health Building first LEED Platinum university building in Michigan [slideshow]


The new $64 million Oakland University Human Health Building has become the first LEED Platinum certified building on a university campus in Michigan.

Bay Area Cities Collaborate To Boost Regional Manufacturing

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The cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Fremont and Oakland in collaboration with nonprofit SFMade release results of the first-ever Bay Area State of Urban Manufacturing Report. Business Clusters/Corridors California Corporate Real Estate Daily News Featured Manufacturing Surveys & Research Workforce Training / Skilled Workforce Bay Area california Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development Employment Fremont Oakland San Francisco Bay Area San Jose SFMade Site Selection

Energy Power Systems Announces New Manufacturing Facility In Pontiac, MI

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EPS has enjoyed great support from the State of Michigan, including the Legislature, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Oakland County; and the City of Pontiac. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

KTGY Architecture Transforming Oakland Parking Lot into $135 Million Mixed-Use Destination

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Transportation Grants Help Create 880 Jobs In Metro Detroit

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million to the City of Detroit and the Road Commission for Oakland County. ” Oakland County. To improve the reliability of access to the Independence Township facility, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) will make a number of improvements to Sashabaw Road.

A UK Bridge That Is a Lesson on How to Build Big Projects

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Why a comparison of the Queensferry Crossing and the east span of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is fruitful

Kiekert Expanding Its Operations In Southeastern Michigan

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Located in Oakland County, the plant currently produces door-latch modules for Ford. Great Lakes Blog-Oct-2013 Detroit Ford Oakland County Wixom Posted by Heidi Schwartz .

Amerlux Reveals Plan To Build New Texas-Based Facility

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This facility, along with its new corporate headquarters and manufacturing center in Oakland, NJ, upgrade the company’s total capacity to nearly 300,000 square feet. Southwest Blog-Feb-2014 manufacturing Oakland Pearland

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Equity Investment Helps Texas Firm Expand West

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RVi Planning + Landscape Architecture opening in Phoenix and Oakland after investment by Atwell, LLC

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Cleared for Take Off

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Los Angeles Approves NFL Stadium Design as Possible Home to Two Teams

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A $1.7-billion, 65,000-seat stadium in Los Angeles is approved to be the possible future home to both the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders. Buildings

Concrete Form Collapse Injures Construction Workers

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In a recent blog entry in Construction Junkie, Shane Hedmond reported on an accident at a mixed-use building in Oakland, California where about 20 construction workers fell 10 to 15 feet while placing concrete on the second floor.

Fluor, American Bridge Settle With Caltrans Over Faulty Bay Bridge Rods

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Caltrans) to end a five-year dispute involving faulty seismic anchor rods used for the $6.5-billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge rebuild The joint venture of American Bridge and Fluor Corp. has reached a settlement valued at $34 million with the California Transportation Dept.

Nevada Seeks NFL Franchise and Fast-Tracks Highway Projects

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of Transportation will shuffle its Las Vegas-area highway construction plan in order to fast-track infrastructure needed to support a proposed new stadium for the NFL’s Oakland Raiders’ potential relocation to Las Vegas The Nevada Dept.

AECOM Set to Add Shimmick to Construction Group in $175-M Deal

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Seeking to beef up construction capacity in California and nearby states following passage of recent large infrastructure-funding ballot issues, AECOM has inked an agreement to acquire Oakland, Calif.-based based Shimmick Construction Co. for $175 million

McCarthy’s Construction Team “Go Red” at Jobsite

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OAKLAND, Calif. – and various subcontractors on the Kaiser Oakland Medical Center jobsite participated in an all-day event today to raise awareness about the critical issue of cardiovascular disease in women. . In support of the American Heart Association’s “National Go Red for Women Day,” employees from McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Opening Day at Sloan Park

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Sloan Park is in Mesa, AZ, and for the start of spring training the Chicago Cubs played the Oakland A''s. March 5th was Opening Day at Sloan Park - the early spring home for the Chicago Cubs.

First look: Golden State Warriors stadium by Snøhetta, AECOM


Set to replace the team''s existing home at the Oracle Arena in Oakland when the lease expires in 2017, the 67,000 square-metre arena will be constructed in time for the start of the 2017-18 basketball season.

EarthCam Premieres 59-Month Construction Time-Lapse Movie to Commemorate Opening of the Bay Bridges

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Witness more than 42,000 hours of construction in just four minutes with the release of EarthCam’s official time-lapse movie for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. After many years of construction to retrofit and transform the Bay Bridge, project teams and contractors will be celebrating their hard work at the opening of the updated bridge. frontpage

SmithGroup finishes 100th LEED-certified project


SmithGroupJJR recently achieved its 100th LEED certified project: the LEED-NC Platinum Oakland University Human Health Building, constructed in Rochester, Michigan. SmithGroupJJR, a long-time leader of sustainable design, has reached the 100 LEED project milestone.

Passive House is “In” in 2017

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You can come up to speed quickly at the North American Passive House Network annual convention on October 4-8, 2017 in Oakland, California. As you consider what’s “in” and what’s “out” in 2017, within the realm of green building, Passive House is in.

Winners of the 2014 Architecture at Zero competition announced


The fourth Architecture at Zero competition has wrapped up, having chosen winners who created zero-net energy (ZNE) designs for Jack London Gateway project site in Oakland, CA, which is owned by the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC).

Game Winner

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Earlier this year, we told you how Las Vegas purloined the NFL’s Raiders from Oakland, CA after Clark County, NV agreed to finance $750 million of the cost of a new $1.9-billion stadium. Are you ready for some football?

Update: Vegas Raiders Stadium Rent Control Deal

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Monday, Sheldon Adleson, a chief financial backer for the domed stadium to house the Oakland Raiders when/if the team moves to Las Vegas, withdrew his support for the project. According to the Associated Press, Adelson took back his pledged $650 million due to the lease agreement negotiated between the Raiders and the Clark County Stadium Authority. The proposed lease agreement presented Monday would have the Raiders pay just $1 a year for 30 years to rent the 65,000 seat facility.

Liebherr Partners with Bejac Corporation

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and six additional dealership locations in Sacramento, Fresno, Redding, San Francisco/Oakland, San Diego and Phoenix, Ariz., Liebherr Construction Equipment Co. expanded its distribution footprint beyond its traditional base and announced a new partnership with the Bejac Corporation. Bejac Corporation has accepted dealer sales and service responsibility for the full line of Liebherr earthmoving and material handling equipment. Bejac’s corporate office located in Placentia, Calif.,

Skanska Hires Co-Chief Operating Officer

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Vetrone will be based in Skanska’s Oakland office starting Sept. Skanska announced Len Vetrone has been named co-chief operating officer, overseeing all of the company’s building operations in California. Vetrone will sit on Skanska USA Building’s senior leadership team, succeeding Bob Babitsky, who will retire Jan. 1, 2015. 29, 2014

Fall Conference Circuit: 12 Top Takeaways


VERGE 18 | Oakland, CA. #1: Conferences inspire, connect, and catalyze, and this fall’s round of industry gatherings didn’t disappoint.

Shipping Containers Used to Create a Modern Residence and Home Office

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This new home is located adjacent to Linden Park at 999 43rd street in Oakland, CA in a rapidly developing new neighborhood. A few years ago, the architecture firm Building Lab, completed the renovation of an old warehouse into a home and office.

Tiny Homes for the Homeless Made of Salvaged and Recycled Materials

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Artist Gregory Kloehn has been quietly addressing the problem of homelessness in Oakland by building a number of unique, tiny homes for the homeless using repurposed and salvaged materials.

MOSS Prefabricated Office Allows Employees to Work From Home

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Two-Container Backyard Office in Oakland. As a way to cut down on daily commutes and encourage more people to work from home, Victor Vetterlein has designed Micro Office Systems Space (MOSS), a prefabricated home office powered by clean energy.

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Couple Downsizes in a Shipping Container Home

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They purchased the shipping container for $2,300 from the Port of Oakland, which is roughly what they were paying to rent their SF apartment. Photos via faircompanies.com.