Archive for May, 2009

How The Stimulus Package Impacts Construction In California

Each State has stimulus money allocated to them for different things, California’s share of the stimulus package is approximately $80 Billion. A good majority of this funding is allocated towards Health & Welfare programs for our citizens. Within this allocation is plumbing maintenance like drain repair, upgrades, and new construction of, streets, wastewater treatment projects, […]

New Feature Added to Online Plan Room

The Builders Notebook has added a new feature to our Project Details feature (members only). After clicking on “Plans” from the blue drop down menu, you are linked to a more detailed page of the project. At the bottom of that page we currently upload plans, addendas, and related documents that are less then 1 […]

Jesusita Fire: Marketing to Residents Who Have Lost Their Home

Although most folks in the construction industry truely want to help re-build our community, effectively marketing yourself to the property owners who have lost their homes in a fire is a difficult task. These property owners have so much to deal with that any attempt to help them move forward can be viewed as opportunism, which as […]

HUD Block Grant to Provide Contractors with Work

The City of Santa Barbara has received a Block Grant that has been allocated to improve several community buildings. The biddable projects will include roofing and decking work at Franklin Center ($65,000), Haley Street Youth Sports Center ($25,000), and Ortega Welcome Center ($20,000). Click here to read the press release and related documents.

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