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2015 NATIONAL CRAFT CHAMPIONSHIPS
CONGRATULATIONS!!!  

ABC So-Cal competitors represented well at Natl's, job well done and we couldn't be prouder!  Our electricians finished strong and our plumbers took 1st and 2nd place in the competition.  Read the National news release!
ABC So-Cal Government Affairs Receives Best Practice Champions Award For The Third Year In a Row!

Because the construction industry has more government rules and regulations than most, ABC So-Cal strives to provide our members with excellent Government Affairs representation. That commitment to excellence was honored for the third year in a row with an ABC 2014 Best Practice Champions Program Award!

ABC National had an outstanding showing this year with 67 total submissions for the 2014 Best Practice Champions Program. ABC So-Cal's submission, "The California Legislature: Eliminating Democrats Supermajority in the State Senate and State Assembly" exceeds standards as a Chapter Best Practice Champion and has won a Chapter Award of Merit, which was presented at the Chapter Awards celebration on March 3rd in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Our chapter will also receive recognition on ABC's National Connections website. Thank you to all our ABC So-Cal members for your contribution to the merit shop construction industry.

ALERT! SB 854 - What You Need to Know About the New Registration Program for Public Works Contractors 

SB854, which passed during the 2014 legislative session, requires all contractors must register in order to bid and work on public works projects in the State of California.  ABC has warned our members about this new fee and registration process. Click the link for another article that explains the process.

Make sure you are registered before you bid on Public Works Projects!
Safety Roundtable
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at ABC (7am)

Come join us for a bite to eat and a great discussion led by a Cal/OSHA representative on the new Heat Illness regulations. All contractors will need to revise their training plans to adjust to new levels of supervision, water delivery and shade requirements, as well as break monitoring.  Event Flyer

California Appellate Court Restricts “Good Faith Dispute” Exception to Prompt Payment Requirements on Public Works Projects

California’s prompt payment statutes generally require public entities to release any retention they have withheld from general contractors within sixty days following completion of a public work of  improvement.  These statutes also require general contractors to pay their subcontractors any retention they have withheld within seven days of receipt of retention proceeds from the project owner.  Failure to pay retention proceeds within these time periods results in liability for a penalty in the amount of two percent per month of any improperly withheld funds, including attorneys’ fees and costs.  Click to read Alert.

NLCAA approved to be a Test Technician Certified Provider

The 2013 revisions to California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (in the California Building Standards Code, California Code of Regulations, Title 24) include new requirements for commercial buildings to reduce electricity use through lighting controls.  This is being accomplished through the California Advanced Lighting Controls Training Program (CALCTP).

SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE LOCATION ADDED! 
Starting January 2015, NLCAA will be conducting Acceptance Test Technician Certification classes on the fourth  week of the month. Acceptance Test Technician classes will be held Tuesday through Thursday, and Employer certification course will be held that Friday. 

A Merit Shop organization, the National Lighting Contractors Association of America (NLCAA), was approved in November 2014 by the California Energy Commission as an Acceptance Test Technician Certified Provider.  This will allow NLCAA to train and certify field technicians and employers on the Building Energy Efficiency Standards lighting control acceptance tests.  Visit our information page HERE.



 

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