Hiring Contractors for School Constructions Projects

Managing an entire school district is no easy feat. In addition to the constant juggle of managing priorities and tasks, superintendents also have to oversee construction projects relating to any facility within their district – from painting buildings to renovating gyms. Because these projects are publicly-funded, there is a plethora …

School’s in Session: Davis-Bacon 101

First thing’s first. Davis-Bacon has absolutely nothing to do with the familiar breakfast food or some pig named Davis. Then what is it? The Davis-Bacon Act, established in 1931, has helped ensure that laborers in the construction industry get paid fairly for the work they perform for roughly 87 years now. …

You Don’t Want to Miss Out on this One-of-a-Kind Conference!

Labor compliance can be tedious and time consuming whether it’s ensuring contractors comply with a myriad of government regulations and prevailing wages, submitting weekly certified payroll reports for countless workers, or tracking and reporting workforce goals. Especially with new labor laws and bills constantly being passed and updated as well …

6 Things You Need to Know about AB 1701 in CA

1.)    AB 1701 applies to all private works contracts in the state of California that went into effect beginning 1/1/2018 2.)    This bill requires developers and general contractors to be responsible for subcontractors who fail to pay their employees 3.)    The director contractor’s liability shall extend only to any unpaid …

SB 418 – Skilled and Trained Workforce Law

SB 418 Revision to Existing “Skilled and Trained Workforce” Legislation This law excludes the following occupations from the existing skilled and trained workforce requirements: acoustical installer bricklayer carpenter cement mason drywall installer or lather marble mason, finisher, or setter modular furniture or systems installer operating engineer pile driver plasterer roofer …

LCPtracker, ECC Partner on National Construction Apprenticeship Assistance Program, Skills Build Us!

 The United States is facing a growing shortage of skilled construction workers, and the gap is expected to approach 2 million by 2018. Additionally, the latest Associated General Contractors of America survey has found that 83% of construction firms are having trouble finding qualified workers. And the challenge to employers …

Offsite, Modular, and , Prefabricated Construction

It is said that prefabrication will be an accelerating trend this upcoming year. Offsite, modular, or prefabricated construction has become a popular method of structure construction offering benefits such as reduced construction time, less waste and possible financial cost reduction. Companies have turned to ‘prefab’ as an option that offers …

False Allegations on Project Labor Agreements

The San Diego Union-Tribune posted an article on July 28, 2015 by columnist Steven Greenhut arguing that Project Labor Agreements would increase the cost of school construction in California. Along with his article, Greenhut listed several questionable sources including a study done by The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). This group is anti-union …