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Going Green

Bringing Energy Efficiency Into the Mainstream

The bottom line is that energy-efficient, durable construction doesn’t have to break the bank. With the use of Structural Insulated Panels and other innovations, there are an increasing number of project examples to learn from.



Dealing With Condemnation From a Public Entity

Attorneys Michael R. Kiesling, Antony D. Nash and Steven S. Wall follow the history of a case in Stockton to show the pitfalls of eminent domain.

State Restores School Facility Fee Down Payment Assistance Program

The California Housing Finance Agency announced last month the reinstatement of its School Facility Fee Down Payment Assistance Program to help low- and moderate-income families purchase newly constructed homes.

In the Know

A variety of news and notes from companies involved in the building industry in California.

Names in the News

Hirings, promotions and honors for individuals working in the building industry in California.

New Leader at the Helm of State Fund

New State Fund CEO Tom Rowe plans to ensure that California’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance remains true to its role.

Ask the Fuel Expert

Even though gas prices are relatively low, now is a good time for your company to get fuel smart.

Hints for Effective Networking

When you're in business, school is never out. Learning how to network is vital to continued success in your field.

Where Is The Money?

The government has it, but learning your way through the red tape to find it can pay off financially.

The Importance of Empowering Frontline Staff

Smart managers empower their staff. June Fabre offers seven tips to accomplish this goal.

Should You Increase Your Prices Dramatically?

Many mid-market firms have a pricing problem when it comes to jumping up to the big leagues.


September-October 2010 edition


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