ECA Building Your Business Future

March 30th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The Engineering Contractors’ Association, ECA, since 1976 has served underground and heavy construction professionals in Southern California providing leadership and education on issues important to our member’s success. Working to enhance continued development ECA promotes a healthy construction environment through education of regulatory bodies from the contractor’s perspective and informing the industry on critical developments. [...]

Getting Started

March 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

We held our installation of officers and directors last month like we usually do. The one difference was in the ceremony's duration—35 minutes—from start to finish. I want to thank the ECA staff and committee members for putting together a successful installation in a challenging climate . I also thank State Senator Josh Newman [...]

Joint Ventures, Specialty Contracting, Revoked License

March 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Shut down, update! Until then I remain open and ready to assist. Let’s start with a couple cautionary tales from contractors… All CSLB testing centers and public counters are still currently closed due to COVID-19. They will remain closed through January 15th and possibly longer. I will continue to update readers as the situation continues [...]

State DOTs Net $10B in Aid From COVID-19 Relief Legislation

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

State departments of transportation are getting $10 billion in long-awaited emergency aid from a $900 billion COVID-19 relief measure passed by Congress as part of a final year-end legislative package the Rebuild So Cal Partnership is reporting The House of Representatives passed the package that included the COVID-19 rescue bill by a vote of 359 [...]

State’s Biggest Construction Project Is ‘Kinda Secret’

March 5th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

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 [...]

Member Snapshot: James Baca Named AALRR’s Next Managing Partner

February 28th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

ECA member firm Akinson , Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo (AALRR) has announced that James Baca has been elected by the partnership to serve as its next Managing Partner, beginning January 1, 2022. Mr. Baca has been with AALRR for over 30 years and has served in many leadership positions, including Chair of the [...]

Mayor Garcetti Put Coal in Our Stocking

February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Blog|

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 death in Minneapolis to infrastructure projects. The Mayor said he'd rather spend the money to generate “lasting change” on racial [...]

Accidents Prompt Revamp of Load Training

February 15th, 2021|Categories: Blog|

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 or trailers. The latest analysis of global data gathered by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF ) via shows [...]

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