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ECA, since 1976 has served underground and heavy construction professionals in Southern California providing leadership and education on issues important to our members’ success. Working to enhance continued development, ECA promotes a healthy construction environment through effective education of regulatory bodies from the contractor’s perspective and, informing the industry about ongoing regulatory and economic developments.

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Mayor Garcetti Put Coal in Our Stocking

February 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Just before Christmas, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vetoed a City Council-approved plan to reallocate some of the $150 million "defunded" from the police department in June following the street demonstrations over the George Floyd [...]

Accidents Prompt Revamp of Load Training

February 15th, 2021|0 Comments

Information gathered in a worldwide project to report accidents and nearmisses has informed a significant update to a comprehensive training course on how to load and unload MEWPs and other plant equipment safely from trucks [...]

Plan A, Plan B, Plan or…

February 15th, 2021|0 Comments

January is a great month to look to the future, and things are looking up this January. We know that 2021 will be a better year than the one we have just completed because it [...]

ECA Magazine Feature Article


On July 4-5, 2019, two massive earthquakes struck on the Ridgecrest spur of the ancient Garlock fault roughly 150 miles north of Los Angeles in the middle of the Mohave Desert. The initial big quakes (6.4 and 7.1 consecutively on the modified Richter Scale), were followed by a storm of more than 26,000 aftershocks, some upwards of 5.0 in magnitude.

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