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Meet the Women Who Build California

Whether it’s running a company, managing a job site, or cutting metal, women can do it all! 💪   "Women bring a unique capability and skillset that our industry needs." -Diana Kimble, CEO of Royal Electric Co.   Build California connected with eight #WomenInConstruction who shared their struggles, pivots, triumphs, and pride about how construction has …

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Laborers in the Construction Industry: aka the “Backbone”

Hugo de la Torre, Director of Apprenticeship at NorCal Laborers, takes pride in the work that he does and says that being a Laborer is one of the most integral, versatile, and diverse roles one can be a part of. Simply put – they are the backbone of the construction …

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Vibe with Your Mental Health, 10/10 Recommend

We get it, prioritizing your mental health can be challenging any day of the week. Between working hard, playing hard, providing for your family, building your legacy, and everything in between, it’s so easy to let your mental health slip. But neglecting your mental health is not the vibe.   So, pause, …

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Building a Green California: Sustainability and Technology in Construction

In our industry, we like to work hard. But we know it’s not always about working harder, but it’s about working smarter. That’s where tech can help!   As the construction industry continues to evolve, making processes better and more efficient, there’s a growing opportunity to utilize tech in our sustainability efforts.   Have …

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She Builds California: Q&A with Operating Engineer, Melanie Baker

Melanie Baker is a journeyperson operating engineer with one of our Build California champions, Teichert Construction, and with Operating Engineers (OE) Local 3.  March’s focuses were on operating engineers and Women’s History Month, so Melanie was the perfect person for our latest Q&A.   We connected with Melanie to talk about her …

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4 Steps to Become a Construction Estimator

Ready to start your career as a construction estimator? We’ve got the down and dirty on how to get there in four simple steps.   #1 Determine Career Fit   There are so many career paths in the construction industry. So, before you jump right in, make sure estimating is the right career fit …

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