The Engineering Contactors’ Association is a Professional Community which is much more than just a contractor representative. It’s a community that is in tune with many of the requirements that a contractor faces each day. Listed below are the professional associations that we are involved with at a greater depth.

Crime_PreventionMission Statement
It is the mission of the nonprofit Crime prevention Program of SouthernCalifornia (CPP) to prevent and/or significantly reduce the theft of all types of construction equipment and the vandalism of construction jobsites.

Our primary objective in accomplishing crime prevention is done through educating our members on what steps they can take to prevent their companies from becoming a crime victim. CPP provides law enforcement agencies with educational materials, along with corporate security contacts which are vital in recovering stolen construction equipment.

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Air_Quality_ControlAbout CIAQC
The Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition (CIAQC) was founded in 1989 by four southern California trade associations–Associated General Contractors, Building Industry Association of Southern California, Engineering Contractors Association and the Southern California Contractors Association.

These signatory contractor organizations, through the Southern California Industry Funds, created CIAQC TO HELP THEIR MEMBERS UNDERSTAND AND NAVIGATE THE EVER-INCREASING WEB OF GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION UNDER WHICH THEY OPERATE THEIR BUSINESSES and build our communities, our infrastructure and the environmental systems that will enhance California’s future.

CIAQC has lived up to those responsibilities and today is the premier information resource for the entire California construction industry, working with state and local agencies to make sure the regulations they propose are achievable and workable in the real world of construction.
As long as the agencies that regulate air quality issues California are in business, CIAQC stands ready to work with regulators, elected officials and other stakeholders to ensure the Golden State’s construction industry is represented in the policymaking process. Today many organizations and individual construction firms throughout the state are active in CIAQC.

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Water QualityCICWQ was created in 2001 to protect the construction industry from the potentially devastating impact of lost revenues and reduced wages that may be caused by the rapidly evolving set of water quality regulations. The rights of property owners, builders, developers and contractors have been threatened by non-scientifically based water quality regulations which are being proposed and implemented at an alarming rate.

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blog-pic1The Construction Industry Force Account Council (CIFAC) is a non-profit coalition of concerned construction industry associations, contractors and labor unions that works to ensure State and local governments’ compliance with the Public Contract Code (PCC).

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Legislative AdvocacyThis page is under construction
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Construction_State_BoardThe Engineering Contractors’ Association has a history of working closely with the Contractors State License Board, to reconcile any issues our member contractors have with licensing.

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MediationMediation & Arbitration is also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Many of our affiliate members provide services for settling disputes by means other than litigation; e.g., by mediation or arbitration. In reality, fewer than 5 percent of all lawsuits filed go to trial; the other 95 percent are settled or otherwise concluded before trial. These procedures, are usually less costly and more expeditious than litigation, and are increasingly being used in commercial and labor disputes. ADR techniques are being used more and more, as parties and lawyers and courts realized that these techniques could often help them resolve legal disputes quickly and cheaply and more privately than could conventional litigation. Moreover, many people preferred ADR approaches because they saw these methods as being more creative and more focused on problem solving than litigation, which has always been based on an adversarial model.

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Legal CounselThe Engineering Contractors’ Association understands that there are times when expert legal council is necessary. Our members have access to many firms that specialize in the many aspects of construction and labor law. To see a current list of ECA counsel, click here.

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Compliance_RegulationContract compliance is a form of contract management that seeks to ensure that government agencies, contract holders and, in some cases, grant recipients, are complying with government standards regarding equal opportunity employment. public and many private contracts generally include provisions that businesses must accept applications from women and minorities, that government offices must solicit bids for contract work from minority- and women-owned businesses and that organizations that receive grants from the government follow fair hiring, retention and promotion policies.

The Engineering Contractor’s’ Association routinely recommends many of our member companies that meet this requirement.

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