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California reforms infrastructure delivery with sweeping design-build authorization

The Design Build Institute of America salutes the passage of SB 785, culminating a longtime effort to standardize Golden State design-build laws, and representing the eighth bill expanding design-build authority that Gov. Jerry Brown has signed over the past year.

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Federal buildings agency takes stock of LEED v4

The U.S. General Services Administration released a review of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Version 4 (LEED v4), the new version of the LEED green building certification system by the U.S. Green Building Council. The document examines how LEED v4 aligns with existing federal statutory, regulatory, and Executive Order green building requirements.

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ALL rally lifts GOP campaigns in Buckeye State

ALL-150Toward the 2014 fall election season peak, Cleveland-based ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. hosted a rally for Ohio Governor John Kasich, who is seeking a second term. Joining the call for reelection was New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who took center stage with characteristic crowd command. Also on hand was Senator Rob Portman.

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Report stresses links between pavement properties, fuel efficiency targets

Armed with “Comprehensive Transportation Fuel Reduction Policies —A Comparison of Heavy Truck Fuel Efficiency and Rigid Pavement Policies,” Portland Cement Association calls for roads and pavement structures to be included in forthcoming U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heavy-duty truck fuel standards through which the White House aims to cut greenhouse gas levels.

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