Posts By: Chad Wright

At a Crossroads

Our transportation systems are at a crossroads. With declining revenue because of more fuel efficient vehicles, stagnant gas taxes, and fewer dollars available from state and federal governments, there aren’t enough resources to maintain or build out our local, state and federal transportation networks. And as maintenance is deferred, the costs to repair increase substantially with… Read more »

New Requirements for Design-Build and Lease-Leaseback in CA

The California State Legislature recently enacted legislation to modify the contract procurement methods of certain state and local agencies. SB 785 modified the design-build process for the Department of General Services (DGS) and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) while AB 566 altered how school districts can enter into lease-leaseback agreements. A key provision… Read more »

Restoring Communities, Creating Opportunities

Restoring Communities, Creating Opportunities Pacific States Environmental Contractors and Sukut Construction Cleanup the Communities Destroyed by the Valley & Butte Fires Residents throughout most of California enjoy a Mediterranean style climate which is marked by warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters. Unfortunately, these dry summers often set the stage for wildfires later in the… Read more »


THE LABORERS SCHOOL GRADUATES 449 APPRENTICES IN 2015 Laborer Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status January 20, 2016 7:00 AM EST AZUSA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Laborers’ Training and Retraining Trust of Southern California (The Laborers’ School) has strengthened Southern California’s construction industry once again. On Saturday January 16th, 449 men and women earned their journeyperson credentials after completing a… Read more »

Building the Land of Enchantment

Building the Land of Enchantment Jaynes Structures Reshapes the Skyline of New Mexico For more than 70 years, Jaynes Structures has been changing the landscape of New Mexico.  Established in 1946 as a small concrete subcontractor, Jaynes Structures has grown to become New Mexico’s largest concrete subcontractor and the standard bearer in that market.  In… Read more »

The Northern California Laborers’ Union Provides $225,000 in Scholarships

The Northern California Laborers’ Union Provides $225,000 in Scholarships 75 Students Were Awarded Scholarships for 2015 Pleasanton, CA (BUSINESS WIRE): The Northern California District Council of Laborers (NCDCL) is once again proud to have awarded partial college scholarships through the Northern California Laborers’ Scholarship Foundation.  For the 2015 academic year, the Northern California Laborers’ Scholarship… Read more »

Site Safety and Health Program

Site Safety and Health Program New Online Program for LIUNA Signatory Contractors The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) provides a variety of services to help LIUNA signatory contractors stay productive while keeping LIUNA members and their families safe. One of these services is reviewing and creating injury and illness prevention programs… Read more »

Skilled Plaster Tenders Are a Benefit to Southern California’s Construction Workforce

Skilled Plaster Tenders Are a Benefit to Southern California’s Construction Workforce Plaster Tender Apprentices Earn Journeyperson Status June 09, 2015 09:00 AM POMONA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern California’s construction industry has been improved thanks to the Southern California Plaster Tenders Joint Apprenticeship Committee. At a graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 7th, 25 men earned their journeyman credentials… Read more »

Removing History

Removing History California Engineering Contractors / Silverado Contractors Dismantle the Bay Bridge Beginning in 1936 cars and trains were able to go between San Francisco and Oakland as they never had before. That year, the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge was put into service after many years of planning and three years of construction…. Read more »

Resolving Claims and Saving Money

Resolving Claims and Saving Money Alternative Dispute Resolution As a contractor, you are aware that California state law requires every employer to have workers’ compensation insurance in case an employee is injured on the job. In exchange for the premium paid by an employer, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier provides wage replacement and medical benefits… Read more »