Getting Budget Control Number One Priority

By |2021-01-25T11:44:33-08:00January 25th, 2021|Blog|

The State Legislature goes back into session next month. The number one priority should be to restore order to the state budget. The good news is that the state enters the New Year with a surprising $26 billion “surplus,” but it is mostly a mirage. When the Covid-19 pandemic erupted, the Legislature and administration prescribed [...]

COVID Safety Worksite Specific Plan Revisited

By |2020-11-17T11:24:05-08:00January 5th, 2021|Blog|

Guidance for the construction industry to support a safe, clean environment for workers during the COVID 19 pandemic will continue to be essential as we move forward. Cal/OSHA encourages employers to stay current on changes to public health guidance and state/local orders, as the COVID-19 situation continues. Cal/ OSHA has more safety and health guidance [...]

Joint Ventures, Specialty Contracting, Revoked License

By |2020-11-17T11:21:38-08:00January 2nd, 2021|Blog|

Something old and something new! In the many years I have assisted contractors here I still get questions we have not answered in this space. Check out our other resource at to see past Q&A. I 'man' up on a question that requires many 'coats' to cover, while it's 'good news/bad news' on a [...]

More CARB Truck Reg Changes Coming

By |2020-11-17T11:17:39-08:00December 31st, 2020|Blog|

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved significant changes to the state’s Clean Fleet Regulation in June of this year. According to the schedule shown at left, the new rules require truck manufacturers to produce zero-emission trucks starting in 2024, and allows for partial credit for plug-in hybrids. We spotted this update on changes coming [...]

Wastewater Plants Could Process Food Waste, Generating $255M Per Year

By |2020-11-17T11:14:09-08:00December 23rd, 2020|Blog|

A new report issued by the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) shows that at least half of California’s landfillbound food waste could be processed at the state’s wastewater treatment plants and serve as an innovative power source while reducing greenhouse gases.  Waste can be “co-digested” at these facilities, which involves adding organic wastes including municipal [...]

Two California Projects Get Federal Rail Repair Funding

By |2020-11-17T11:12:26-08:00December 19th, 2020|Blog|

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao recently announced an investment of more than $291 million in grants for eleven intercity passenger rail projects in nine states through the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program). Two southern California projects head the grant list: San Diego Next Generation Signaling and Grade Crossing [...]

What’s In a Name?

By |2020-12-15T15:16:02-08:00December 15th, 2020|Blog|

In among the many things that involve our government affairs activity includes is working with other contractors, their associations and our labor partners to keep the lanes clear for work for our members This effort was one of the drivers for the Engineering Contractors' Association joining as a founding member of the Southern California [...]

A Thankful Time

By |2020-11-17T11:05:07-08:00December 8th, 2020|Blog|

Thanksgiving is finally upon us, and it could not arrive too soon. No doubt about it, the year 2020 is and will forever be remembered as one of the most difficult and challenging times in modern world history. All have been affected by this year's events in one way or another, but we do have [...]

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