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732 N. Diamond Bar Blvd. #114 - Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 396-1451 - Fax: (909) 396-1453

California Contractors Can Expect More Growth - Maybe

The construction industry in California has been on a long upswing. For the most part, that should continue in 2018. However, there’s some uncertainty related to policy that could cloud an otherwise sunny outlook.

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Ask The Consultant
By Chuck Daleo

Q: What happened with conventional framing in the residential code?

Phil recently moved back to California. He was in another state that apparently had not adopted the International Residential Code. Thus, he was perplexed by the lack of conventional framing specifications that were spelled out in the old Uniform Building Code.

By the use of “convention” we mean that is the way we always built something. The old provisions were stated in such a fashion that if you built to those criteria, you did not need an engineer to design the structure.

Southern California Builders Association
732 N. Diamond Bar Blvd. #114
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 396-1451 - Fax: (909) 396-1453


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Some workplace distractions and interruptions are unavoidable but others – if not properly controlled or regulated -- could lead to injuries, lost productivity, and a decrease in worker morale.

Work interruptions are a distraction that can result in work errors or accidents. Before addressing or responding to another person, workers should shut down or disengage any work tool, equipment, or processes. Job training should include instructions not to interrupt others during a critical job phase or process. Instruction manuals and procedural guidebooks should be kept on site to answer frequently asked questions and thereby eliminate the need to interrupt or distract other workers.

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Algunas distracciones e interrupciones en el sitio de trabajo son inevitables, pero otras – si no están debidamente controladas o reguladas – pueden conducir a lesiones, pérdida de productividad y disminución de la moral de los trabajadores.

Las interrupciones en sus tareas son una distracción que puede resultar en errores o accidentes en el trabajo. Antes de hablarle o contestar a otra persona, el trabajador debe apagar o desconectar cualquier herramienta, equipo o proceso que esté en funcionamiento. La capacitación para el trabajo debe incluir instrucciones de no interrumpir a otros trabajadores durante una fase crítica de la tarea o del proceso. Los manuales de instrucciones y las guías de procedimientos deben tenerse en el sitio de trabajo para contestar preguntas frecuentes y eliminar así la necesidad de interrumpir o distraer a otros trabajadores.

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Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors
By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc

It’s one for the money, two for the show but five years for this Waiver. Another contractor gets a second opinion, but we really ‘dig’ the first question…

Q:  We currently have a “C-10” (Electrical) Contractors license in CA. We had some issues with our license come up recently, and in speaking with our attorney he informed us that we shouldn’t be doing trenching with our “C-10” license. I am surprised by this as we have always done trenching when doing our electrical projects.

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The Importance of GEO Tagging Your Website


By textbook definition, geotargeting is the practice of delivering content to a user based on his or her geographic location. This can be done on the city or zip code level via IP address or device ID, or on a more granular level through GPS signals, geo-fencing, and more.

With the majority of people now using their smartphones to locate a company, having GEO tags within the html language of your website is of utmost importance. You want people to find you.

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