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Coronavirus: Construction sector most significant part of new shutdown

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Coronavirus: Construction sector most significant part of new shutdown

Coronavirus: Construction sector most significant part of new shutdown Much of manufacturing to remain open, but more offices and local services will also close     The construction sector employs not far off 150,000 people directly and a significant number will now have no work. Photograph: iStock Another significant part of the economy is to shut completely for at least the next two weeks – including most of the construction sector and parts of the retail and local services sector not already closed. Some offices which have remained open in sector like legal services and accountancy will also have to...

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Fish Hatchery road construction begins Wednesday

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Fish Hatchery road construction begins Wednesday

Fish Hatchery road construction begins Wednesday FITCHBURG, Wis. — The reconstruction of Fish Hatchery Road between Traceway Drive and the Beltline will start on Wednesday. Construction will start with work in the median to install cross overs, temporary driveway connections, and temporary traffic signals. During construction, one lane of traffic in each direction will remain open along Fish Hatchery Road at all times. The project will include several traffic pattern changes on Greenway Cross, which will include temporary one-way streets. Detours will be required to construct the improvements through the intersections. Temporary closures at Post Road will occur, but will...

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Kitsap projects on hold after Inslee orders construction to cease during COVID-19 outbreak

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Kitsap projects on hold after Inslee orders construction to cease during COVID-19 outbreak

Kitsap projects on hold after Inslee orders construction to cease during COVID-19 outbreak A construction crew works on a project at the intersection of Clear Creek Road and Pete Ross Way in Silverdale on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (Photo: MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN) Construction projects across Kitsap lurched to a halt this week after Gov. Jay Inslee issued an update to his statewide stay-at-home order requiring most residential and commercial construction to stop for two weeks. Inslee’s original March 23 proclamation ordered all non-essential businesses to close to slow the spread of COVID-19. On Wednesday, the governor’s office issued revised...

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California Now Requires Solar Panels on New Construction

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California Now Requires Solar Panels on New Construction

California Now Requires Solar Panels on New Construction Yes, you read that right. Solar panels are now a requirement for new construction in California.  The state passed a law that requires solar panels on new construction of single-family residences, and condos or apartments up to three stories. Not just a few panels, but enough to provide 100% of the power needed for the structure. As of January 1, 2020, California Building Code now requires builders to build ‘Zero Net Energy’ (ZNE) structures, which means that the new home will produce as much electricity as it uses. The intent of the...

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2050 zero carbon target won’t happen without radical change to construction

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2050 zero carbon target won’t happen without radical change to construction

2050 zero carbon target won’t happen without radical change to construction The leading trade body representing builders has today called on the construction sector and any future government, to act now if they are to meet the 2050 zero carbon target. With construction directly influencing 47% of UK carbon emissions and 61% of UK waste, the sector is a critical part of the radical change needed. The National Federation of Builders’ (NFB) major contractors group (MCG) launched its Transforming Construction for a Low Carbon Future report today, warning that the construction industry must be transformed within a generation, otherwise it...

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