Replacing Your President, Sharing A License, Waiting for a Waiver

By |2022-12-22T18:49:54-08:00January 10th, 2023|Blog|

One contractor has ‘elected’ to replace the President! That isn’t always required, and while you can’t share a license between individuals, in most cases the same is also true for businesses. I wrap up with a ‘wait’ and see answer… Q: Our President has left the company. Do we need to replace him within [...]

Substituting Listed Subcontractors On California Public Works Projects

By |2022-12-22T18:48:58-08:00January 5th, 2023|Blog|

Most bids for public works contracts in California must include a list of subcontractors who will perform more than 1/2 of 1% of the work (Pub. Cont. Code § 4100 et seq.; compare City of Los Angeles Admin. Code § 10.14 which requires listing subcontractors who will do more than 1/2 of 1% or [...]

Cooksey & Lee Honored At 34th ECA DIG Awards

By |2022-12-22T18:48:16-08:00December 30th, 2022|Blog|

Before a full house of guests, dignitaries and colleagues ECA’s 34th Annual DIG Awards celebrated Bruce Cooksey of J.F. Shea Construction, and the late Nick Lee of NLE Inc. for their careers of Dignity, Integrity and Generosity - DIG - in the construction industry. This year’s awardees were honored for their lifetime accomplishments in [...]

Rising material costs continue to swamp contractors and subs – there’s an app for that

By |2022-12-22T18:47:25-08:00December 25th, 2022|Blog|

Rising material and other costs continue to slam the construction industry. The pandemic devastated supply chains across the globe, the U.S. homebuilding boom has swallowed up lumber, concrete, and other essential materials as fast as they can be procured and rising interest rates have further impacted budgets and cash flow. The software developers at [...]

New Laws To Help Construction

By |2022-12-22T10:02:16-08:00December 20th, 2022|Blog|

Two new laws, signed by Governor Newsom, will bring business to the construction industry, starting next year.  AB 2011, authored by Assemblyperson Buffy Wicks, (D- Oakland), will fast-track housing development along the ubiquitous strip malls that flank California's roads. In order to skip lengthy and costly local review processes, including the California Environmental Quality Act, [...]

EPA Budget Quadrupled This Year

By |2022-12-22T10:26:14-08:00December 15th, 2022|Blog|

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) got an early Christmas gift this summer – $40+ billion from the Congress, tucked away in the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022,” that will likely add more power to California environmental regulations. White House economists predict the measure will reduce inflation by a whole three tenths of one [...]

ECA’s Baca Named to Water Leadership Board

By |2022-12-22T10:25:04-08:00December 10th, 2022|Blog|

In alignment with one of the key foundational pieces of ECA’s Strategic Plan, which is to amplify ECA’s voice in the construction marketplace through government affairs advocacy and leadership opportunities, I am pleased to announce that ECA’s Executive Director Ray Baca has been named to the Leadership Board of Water UCI. Water UCI, located [...]

Revoked License Retrieved, Defining A Manager & Vintage Licenses

By |2022-12-22T10:22:25-08:00December 5th, 2022|Blog|

Retrieving a revoked license, what defines a “manager” and selling a vintage license...these and a thousand other questions are answered expertly every day. Q: My license was revoked for reasons that I won’t get into and since then I’ve been working for another licensed company. I’d like to get my license back, is that possible? [...]

Drones Improve Jobsite Efficiency & Productivity

By |2022-10-23T22:10:00-07:00November 30th, 2022|Blog|

Drones – the aerial eye of the jobsite – have become a very versatile tool for earthmoving operations. Among the benefits, increasing efficiency, productivity, and accuracy on jobsites. According to a report released by the mega industry trade show group CONEXPO-CON/AGG, drones help reduce unplanned costs and rework throughout a project by providing a steady [...]

Blue Bridge Financial Offers Equipment Economic Outlook

By |2022-10-23T22:07:31-07:00November 25th, 2022|Blog|

ECA member Blue Bridge Financial has prepared an industry economic analysis that includes a forecast into what may lie ahead for the construction market.  Their projection starts off proposing that as historically smaller metro areas continue to grow and develop throughout the country, and the government continues to invest in infrastructure, we will continue to [...]

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