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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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

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.

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.

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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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

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 .

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?

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Val Hale, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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Oakland, Portland and Seattle. Val Hale, Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2016 Issue. Business Facilities: Snap Finance recently announced an expansion of its Utah headquarters.

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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.

Shipping Container Cabin in the Woods

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They bought the containers from the Port of Oakland, and opted for dry-freight containers called Hi Cubes. When Kam Kasravi and Connie Dewitt were faced with the decision on how to build a cabin on their woodland property in the Santa Cruz mountains they first considered buying a prefab house.

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

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.

San Francisco Restaurant is Sustainable to the Core

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The restaurant’s greenhouse is located in Oakland and measures 2 ,000-sq ft (186-sq m). The Perennial, a restaurant that recently opened in San Francisco, truly is sustainable through and through.

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).

Innovative Shipping Container Structures

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Karl Wanaselja and Cate Leger purchased the 40-foot container (once a refrigerated unit) for only $1800 from the Port of Oakland and proceeded to build the office on their own.

Net-Zero Tiny Home Designed by Students

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The students of Laney College in Oakland, California, have designed and built a solar-powered net-zero tiny home to help combat the housing shortage in the area. How much space does a person need to live comfortably? Not that much, according to tiny home enthusiasts.

Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments Named One of 2013 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects

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The Oakland, CA Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments consist of 70 units, which are reserved for senior citizens with incomes between 30 and 50 percent of the area’s median income.

Architect Couple Build a Backyard Office From a Shipping Container

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They purchased the 40 foot container, which was once a refrigerated unit, for just $1800 from the Port of Oakland. Karl Wanaselja and his business partner and wife Cate Leger from Berkley, California opted to build a home office using a retired shipping container.

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Cleared for Take Off

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AT&T Eyes 100 U.S. Cities and Municipalities for Its Ultra-Fast Fiber Network

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The list of 21 candidate metropolitan areas includes: Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago,Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City,Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, Oakland, Orlando, San Antonio, San Diego, St.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Van Hale, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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Oakland, Portland and Seattle. Van Hale, Executive Director, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development. By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2016 Issue. Business Facilities: Snap Finance recently announced an expansion of its Utah headquarters.

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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

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.

Certificate of Need and Your Design/Build Contractor

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And as we discovered recently from the government’s response to McLaren’s public grievance after being denied relocating from Pontiac to a new hospital in northern Oakland County, the CON isn’t going away any time soon.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

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billion), Oakland ($22.0 By Business Facilities Staff. From the July/August 2014 issue.

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Megabucks Park

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Raiders, who originally were the Oakland Raiders, moved back to Oakland, leaving Los Angeles without a professional football team for the first time in nearly 50 years…oh, never mind). Megabucks Park originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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.

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