Crane & Derrick Regs Shifted for Better Access

October 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Standards for cranes and derricks are all now located in the General Industry Safety Orders, after a multiyear effort to provide “one-stop shopping” for such regulations. California’s Office of Administrative Law has approved Cal/OSHA’s consolidation of standards for cranes and derricks in construction. The surgical replacement of regulations from the Construction Safety Orders to the [...]

Industry Great Bruce Cooksey Named 2022 DIG Awardee

September 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Celebrating a half century of excellence in the construction industry, managing more than 57 water and wastewater related projects in Southern California with gross sales exceeding $360 million, Bruce Cooksey of J.F. Shea Construction has been named as ECA 34th DIG Award recipient. Each year since 1988, the ECA DIG Award committee has named individuals [...]

Nick Lee Named 34th Posthumous DIG Recipient

September 20th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

The ECA DIG Award Committee has unanimously selected past ECA President and California contractor, Nick Lee, as the association’s 34th Posthumous DIG Award recipient.  Nick Lee was president and founder of NLE Inc., a regional steel reinforcing contractor. He was President of the Engineering Contractors' Association in 1988 and 1989. Lee was also a member [...]

CARB Releases $125 Million for Discounts

September 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has opened the second round of its Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE), providing point-of-sale discounts on off-road zero emission equipment.  The project is administered by CALSTART and has $125M in funding available, more than double the amount allocated to the project when it first launched in January [...]

The Road to Retirement, Replacing Bonds & Joint Venture Licensing

September 10th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Sometimes you can qualify for all work and no play! A contractor discovers that one Bond that you can’t release until there’s another, and while most regulations are black and white, isn’t there always an ‘exception’to a rule?... Q: I sold my contracting business which I am the Qualifier for. The purchase agreement states I [...]

A Legend & A Friend in Mike Roddy

September 10th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

On April 26 of this year a construction industry legend in Southern California and a dear friend, Roger Michael “Mike” Roddy passed away. At his memorial service on July 15 at Christ Cathedral Parish, I was reminded once again of the positive impact Mike had on the industry and how deeply his knowledge and ability [...]

SCOTUS Opens Door to Arbitration Agreement Enforcement

September 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

In a big win for California employers, the United States Supreme Court has opened the door to enforcement of arbitration agreements in Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) cases. On June 15, 2022, the United States Supreme Court issued the much-awaited decision in Viking River Cruises, LLC v. Moriana (“Viking River”) opening the door to individual [...]

Letter Details Dire Trucking Situation

September 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

California's supply chain stands at the precipice. On June 30, 2022, the Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari (a writ or order by which a higher court reviews a decision of a lower court) in California Trucking Association v. Bonta, which means the future of California's nearly 70,000 independent truckers are now in doubt.  [...]

New Tenna Dash Cam Features AI Technology

August 30th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

Construction technology leader Tenna has just launched its TennaCAM 2.0 dash camera featuring artificial intelligence (AI) technology for its construction-focused equipment fleet management platform. TennaCAM 2.0 is a significant upgrade to Tenna's existing. TennaCAM safety camera and further enhances Tenna's safety and compliance product suite. The camera builds on the need for construction fleet and [...]

ECA Joins “Fix Every Bridge” Campaign

August 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

ECA has again joined with the Rebuild SoCal Partnership on an important initiative – this time for the ambitious “Fix Every Bridge” campaign.  California is home to nearly 2,000 structurally deficient bridges. These bridges play a vital role in our communities. They connect people to jobs, schools, and family members; they ensure access to hospitals, [...]

Industry Coalition Unites on Green House Gas Issue

August 20th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

ECA has recently signed onto a business coalition letter addressed to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding serious concerns over CARB’s Draft 2022 Scoping Plan Update in attempting to achieve the goals set forth in AB32/SB375 — addressing and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) arising from activities in California. In this letter, the coalition [...]

Safety Focus Now On ‘Workplace Impairment’

August 15th, 2022|Categories: Blog|

The ECA Safety Forum is joining with the National Safety Council (NSC) in bringing awareness to the expanding issue of ‘workplace impairment.’ Impairment comes in numerous forms with controlled substances and mental health contributing to its severity.  In its most recent review, the NSC now defines impairment more fully as the inability to function normally [...]

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