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.

Secure Water Alliance

The Secure Water Alliance is a group of local businesses, labor unions and concerned residents like you, working together in support of ensuring access to safe, clean, reliable and affordable water for all of our communities now, and for our children’s future.

We believe our best safeguard against the constant water supply uncertainty in California is to study, approve and build the new water smart projects so we can avoid water shortages, costly rate increases, and water uncertainty that negatively impacts jobs, our local economy, and our quality of life.

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ECA College Scholarship Information

In its continuing tradition of encouraging ambitious men and women to further their education, the Engineering Contractors’ Association is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its annual ECA/Les Weed Memorial College Scholarship.

The Scholarships will be available to any ECA member or members’ employee and their family (son, daughter, grandchild) who will be attending any academic institution in the upcoming year.

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San Gabriel Valley Coalition for a Secure Water Future

Engineering Contractors’ Association is a founding member of the newly formed San Gabriel Valley Coalition for a Secure Water Future. The coalition is an alliance of local business, labor and residents like you, who are in support of ensuring access to safe, clean, reliable and affordable water for our communities now, and for our future.

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Crime Prevention Program (CPP)

Mission 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.

2_Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition (CIAQC)

Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition (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.

3_Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality (CICWQ)

Construction Industry Coalition on Water Quality (CICWQ)

CICWQ 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.

4_Construction Industry Force Accounts Council (CIFAC)

Construction Industry Force Accounts Council (CIFAC)

The 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).

Legislative AdvocacyLegislative Advocacy

The Engineering Contractor’s Association’s Government Affairs and Political Action Committees work in collaboration with consultants Rich Lambros and Peter Mitchell, of the Southern California Group, who together have 45 years of experience in public affairs, to promote the advancement and defense of the construction industry with the ultimate goal of ensuring continued infrastructure development and jobs for ECA’s members.  In doing so, ECA strategically engages with local elected officials and governments throughout Southern California to proactively support local infrastructure projects, make sure infrastructure funds are being spent adequately and appropriately and advocate on behalf of ECAmembers.


Contractors State License Board

The 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.


Mediation & Arbitration

Mediation & 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.

Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel

The 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.


Contract Compliance

Contract 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.

Rebuild SoCal Partnership

Rebuild SoCal Partnership is a true partnership between organized labor and construction management that will ultimately represent more than 2,700 construction firms who employ more than 90,000 union workers in the twelve counties of Southern California.

With a primary focus on Southern California projects, the Partnership advocates responsible investment in public infrastructure projects to help fix our aging transportation networks, water, sewer and storm drain systems, while building for our future needs and economic growth. To that end, we will work to educate the public and our elected officials alike to a better understanding of the benefits of these investments. Learn More >>