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More Tips to Building a Stellar Safety Program

By |2019-05-09T21:40:22-07:00April 26th, 2019|Blog|

It feels like Cal/OSHA is issuing new rules daily and making changes to existing ones, ostensibly with the intent of helping owners provide the safest work environments possible.In 2016, OSHA issued a final rule on occupational exposure to crystalline silica as well as final regulations to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses and to [...]

Qualifying Experience, Worker’s Comp & Displaying Your License

By |2019-05-09T21:37:34-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Blog|

We begin at 'zero' with our first contractor Q/A. Another contractor adds 'one' to our active look at licensing law. I will 'second' the motion suggested for a NV question, while our last inquiry needs 'three' trades to be successful, 'generally'… Q: I am an attorney and my client is purchasing a construction business. He [...]

Notice, Claim & Lawsuit Deadlines on Private Works

By |2019-05-09T21:31:32-07:00April 19th, 2019|Blog|

California's constitution assures contractors and suppliers that they will be paid for their contributions to real property (Cal. Const. Art XIV, § 3). However, the details are left to the state legislature. That has resulted in a constant tug-of-war among owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and lenders that twists and turns the mechanics lien laws; [...]

Golfers Show Strong Turn Out in Spring Event

By |2019-05-09T21:24:16-07:00April 16th, 2019|Blog|

ECA golfers made a strong showing for the association’s annual Spring event which was held at Oak Creek Golf Course in Irvine. At the end of the day the top spots were claimed by the following winners for the ECA 2019 March Golf Tournament: Men’s Longest Drive, Hole #15, Kengo Takahashi Women’s Longest Drive, Hole [...]

Celebrating Five Years of Partnership for Jobs

By |2019-05-09T21:21:22-07:00April 11th, 2019|Blog|

Five years ago the Engineering Contractors' Association was the first of the contractor groups in our region to ratify terms of the Southern California Partnership for Jobs (SCPJ), the joint contractor/trade union effort to get more jobs for our members and better value for taxpayers. SCPJ is a true partnership between the Carpenters, Laborers [...]

Green Bonds For Clean Water

By |2019-05-09T21:18:53-07:00April 8th, 2019|Blog|

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the sale of $83.9 million in revenue bonds for of the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to provide financial assistance to local governments for safe drinking water projects, April 24th.The sale represents the inaugural issuance of bonds by the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) for the [...]

The Opportunity To Serve Our Association

By |2019-05-07T09:48:00-07:00April 5th, 2019|Blog|

One of the first duties of a new president of the Engineering Contractor's Association is to make sure he introduces himself to members and others in the industry we work on issues, so here goes My name is Brendan Slagle. Like many engineers in ECA, I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor [...]

“Stand Down” For Fall Safety

By |2019-05-09T21:13:49-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Blog|

A century ago employers would quake if they heard workers starting to chant “Down Tools! Down Tools! Down Tools!” because it meant the beginning of a sit-down strike. In this century, eleven government and professional organizations are urging employers to sit their workers down and seriously discuss the number one cause of death in our [...]

Notice, Claim & Deadlines on Public Works

By |2019-05-07T11:20:41-07:00April 1st, 2019|Blog|

California's constitution assures contractors and suppliers that they will be paid for their contributions to real property (Cal. Const. Art XIV, § 3). However, the details are left to the state legislature. That has resulted in a constant tug-of-war among owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and lenders that twists and turns the mechanics lien laws; [...]

Executive Director Engineering Contractors’ Association

By |2019-04-01T02:57:28-07:00April 1st, 2019|Blog|

Profile of the ECA The Engineering Contractors’ Association has been serving the underground and heavy construction industry in Southern California for over 40 years. As a strong, effective leader for the industry, the ECA promotes a healthy construction environment through education and a commanding presence with legislative and regulatory bodies, and representation of the contractor [...]