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Please contact CAL SMACNA’s Executive Vice President, Chris Walker

Phone: 916-363-7460

e-mail:  Chris@cal-smacna.org

 

CALIFORNIA POLITICS & INDUSTRY NEWS

Contractors State License Board: Licensed Contractors Needed for Seismic Retrofits

SACRAMENTO– The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) sent out the following notice on October 5, 2018: Licensed contractors eager to grow their business and receive free specialized FEMA training can participate in Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) a California program offering homeowners up to $3,000 toward a code-complaint seismic retrofit. In 2019, EBB will receive […]

- October 5, 2018

Governor Brown Signs Two CAL SMACNA Supported Bills: PAGA Lawsuits (AB 1654); and AB 1701 Clean-UP (AB 1565)

PAGA Exemption for CBAs — Governor Brown signed AB 1654 (Rubio, D), supported by CAL SMACNA, to strengthen and uphold the sanctity of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) when it comes to settling grievances. This bill exempts construction industry employees in a CBA from also using the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) to resolve disputes with […]

- September 21, 2018

California Energy Commission: New Nonresidential HVAC Videos are Now Available

The California Energy Commission (CEC) sent out a notice announcing that new educational videos are now available on their Online Resource Center (ORC). These videos review the 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards for HVAC requirements in nonresidential, high-rise residential, hotel and motel buildings. To view the videos listed below, visit the ORC at http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/orc/hvac/2016_hvac.html. Mandatory […]

- September 11, 2018

CAL SMACNA Members: Make Sure Your Company’s ICB Certifications Are Recognized

ICB Certification Website Due to strong growth in the sheet metal and air conditioning industry, the need for certified personnel is in high demand. Contractors are taking advantage of industry growth by earning ICB/TABB certifications at a record pace. Building codes officials, contractors, engineers, architects, and end users regularly have a need to verify the […]

- August 10, 2018

California Energy Commission Invitation to Comment

Sacramento — The California Energy Commission (CEC) is providing interested parties with the opportunity to comment on the residential and non-residential drafts of the 2019 Title 24 documents (2019 Energy Code Compliance Manuals and Documents). We strongly encourage you to e-file your comments HERE. If you have any questions please contact our office at 916-363-7460.

- July 3, 2018
 

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