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Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

Mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest levels since modern records started in 1971. Average 30-year mortgage rate fell to 3.94% last week in response to Federal Reserve Bank plans to purchase long-term securities pushing down long-term rates tied to mortgages. Fifteen year fixed mortgages are down to 3.26%. It is hoped that lower mortgage interest rates will help Americans keep their homes and encourage new homeowners to enter the market.
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Prevailing Wage Requirements Expanded to Off-Haul of Road Construction Materials

Posted by Tom Squeri on Mar 18, 2015

Prevailing Wage Requirements Expanded to Off-Haul of Road Construction Materials
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Graniterock Production Plant Achieves Safety Milestone

Posted by Keith Severson on Mar 18, 2015

Graniterock Production Plant Achieves Safety Milestone
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Back In Time

Posted by Rose Ann Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

100 years ago, in 1911, Granite Rock Company installed a new “Number 8” crushing plant at the Arthur R. Wilson Quarry in Aromas, then known as Logan Quarry, named after Judge Logan’s nearby railroad stop.  A No. 7 ½  plant was already in operation, and together the two crushers were able to produce 2,000 tons of rock per day.
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Technical Note – Permeable Paver Systems

Posted by Mike Munn on Mar 18, 2015

Permeable pavers are becoming increasingly popular as people and agencies strive to protect our environment. Permeable pavers help prevent water runoff and charge aquifers. Permeable pavers can only achieve designed drainage when specific aggregates are installed to create a totally permeable “system.” This system is comprised of a top layer of concrete pavers that have small joints filled with small stones.  Water then enters the joints penetrating various layers of larger crushed washed stones to allow the water to either be stored, or infiltrate the soil subgrade and help filter pollutants.   
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California Supreme Court Holds Injured Employee of Independent Contractor Cannot Sue the Contractor’s Hirer for Injury Caused by Cal/OSHA Violation

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

When the employee of an independent contractor suffers an injury on the jobsite, can the employee recover damages from the entity or individual who hired that independent contractor?
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Building Materials and LEED®

Posted by Ben Licari on Mar 18, 2015

Building Materials and LEED® 
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President Obama’s American Jobs Act

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AMERICAN JOBS ACT
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Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

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Trouble Brewing…The Disaster of California State Pensions

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Trouble Brewing…
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