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    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft, a leading North Bay solar installer for over 35 years,  recently completed the installation of a 5.7 kW DC solar system at Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo, CA.  Designed and built by SolarCraft, the North Bay Church’s system will reduce their carbon footprint and provide 100% of their electricity needs to power their facility.   The solar ...read more
    Categories: Green Building - Sustainability, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, General News Article
    Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    WM EarthCare, which includes Homegrown Compost produced at Redwood Landfill, was recognized by the state's preeminent recycling organization, California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA), with the Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics Award. CRRA presented WM EarthCare with the award during its annual convention in Oakland last month. The award recognizes a business, government agency, ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, August 20, 2018
    The 42nd Annual Marin Builders Association Golf Classic - Celebrating 60 Years! hosted over 140 golfers at Indian Valley Golf Club on Friday, August 17th. Participants were greeted with a warm afternoon of golf, comaraderie, sportsmanship, and delicious food & refreshments.  Special thanks to our generous sponsors for making the day possible.Congratulations to our winners: Long Drive Women - ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Monday, August 20, 2018
     By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   We ‘divide’ and conquer a tough question for one contractor and ‘shrink’ time for an ambitious applicant! Unfortunately, even an expert can’t save another when the ‘clock’ runs out on a final ‘deadline’…    Q:  I need to obtain my Contractor’s license.  In speaking with several of my colleagues who are licensed, they have said how ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, General News Article
    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Spring and summer are the peak times of the year for highway and outdoor construction activities. Many of these projects require construction crews to work in places where moving traffic is present. Employees working in high traffic areas need to be protected. Barricades and warning signs provide employee protection but additional safety measures are required if employees are exposed to motor ...read more
    Categories: Papers/Research, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Monday, August 13, 2018
    A pressure washer is a mechanical sprayer that uses increased water pressure to clean surfaces. If not used properly, pressure washers can cause injuries. Before using a pressure washer, prepare for its potential hazards.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Human Interest
    Friday, August 10, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc. Let me introduce ‘the situation’ not a star of reality TV. We ‘finish’ a mistaken idea for one contractor before it gets started and ‘switch’ on and off for a “C-10”. But let’s ‘dive in’ as we begin ‘underwater’…  Q:   Is there a specific contractor’s license for underwater construction and dock repairs?A:   There is no specific ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Tuesday, August 07, 2018
    For private residents intending to either demolish or substantially change their home’s footprint, deconstruction offers a LOCAL opportunity to REDUCE debris sent to landfill, DECREASE greenhouse gas emissions, REDUCE harmful resource extraction, SUPPORT local jobs in the green economy, and potentially SAVE a significant amount on taxes if a tax write-off is taken for donated materials. For ...read more
    Categories: Permits - Marin County, Green Building - Sustainability, Papers/Research, Community, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Economic, Human Interest
    Monday, August 06, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.  Simple. No, this is contractor law in two states just to start with! I ‘employ’ expertise for another question and share the ‘manual’ on fingerprinting when you apply for a CA contractor license…     Q:  Our Qualifier is retiring and wants to disassociate but still retain his own license. I have been an Officer on the license since 2012 so I ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, August 02, 2018
    Proper instruction & information is critical: Do not use any lawn mower without proper instruction. Only trained operators are allowed to use the lawn mowers. Proper training must include a review of the operator’s manual, as well as a skills evaluation to assure that the operators understand the features of this piece of equipment and can use it safely.Click here to download the complete ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, August 01, 2018
    RFP Process for Renovation & Reuse of the City-Owned Depot and Site Now Underway The City of Novato is pleased to announce that the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the city-owned Historic Train Depot and Site, located at 695 Grant in Downtown Novato, is now available at novato.org/downtowndepotrfp. The City is inviting a broad range of potential development partners, organized into architect-led ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Project Bid Requests
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    Objective: To provide safe procedures for stopping on the side of the road, as well as for re-entering traffic Only stop on road shoulders in the event of an emergency.Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish  
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News, Papers/Research, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Monday, July 30, 2018
    California's New Independent Contractor Test On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. S222732, in which the Court adopted an extremely broad view of workers who will be deemed “employees” as opposed to “independent contractors” for purposes of claims alleging violations of California’s Wage Orders.  This ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Papers/Research
    Friday, July 27, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   I assist contractors with licensing in CA, NV and AZ, including those with ‘foreign’ accents unfamiliar with the American way. And all it takes to provide contractors help on some questions is a little bit of ‘sole’…   Q:  We are an out-of-country contractor and we have a California ‘B’ (General Building) contractor’s license but we are ...read more
    Thursday, July 26, 2018
    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has moved!  Be sure to send all forms and other correspondence to their new address: 375 Beale Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94105 This advisory is to remind asbestos,demolition and renovation contractors of the notification requirements under Regulation 11, Rule 2: Asbestos Demolition, Renovation and Manufacturing. Regardless of the age of ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Permits, Education, Safety and Training, Marin Home Resource Guide, Permits - Marin County
    Wednesday, July 25, 2018
    The Marin Builders Association Working for You The Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum have teamed up to offer Marin municipalities a way to help assess and improve the service they provide at the permit counter.  The new Customer Satisfaction Assessment program is designed to help improve the permit process experience and decrease the amount of unpermitted and potentially ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Permits
    Tuesday, July 24, 2018
    Congratulations to BioMarin's gene therapy product management team on their recognition from the ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) for “Facility of the Year for Project Execution.” ISPE annually recognizes projects that demonstrate global leadership by showcasing cutting-edge engineering, innovative new technology or advanced applications of existing technology. Last ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Monday, July 23, 2018
    Objective: To create awareness of the accident prevention pyramid and steps which can be taken to address unsafe acts and conditions before they lead to incidents, severe injuries, and even fatalities Most accidents in the workplace involve both unsafe conditions, such as inadequate ventilation or improper storage of hazardous materials, and unsafe actions, such as bypassing controls or failing ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research, Cornerstone Partner News, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Human Interest
    Thursday, June 28, 2018
    Click the links below to view a current list of Tax Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at paula@marinbuilders.com.January 8-12January 15-19January 22-26January 29 - February 2March 19-23April 2-6April 23-29April 30 - May 4May ...read more
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions
    Friday, March 23, 2018
    Marin Clean Energy (MCE), a California Joint Powers Authority, is requesting qualifications from interested contractors for heat pump installations as part of its Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) Program. Qualified contractors will be placed on the MCE Heat Pump Participating Contractors List. LIFT participants will be required to use a contractor off the list when installing heat pumps ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Project Bid Requests, Press Release
    Monday, February 05, 2018
    Click the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Belvedere, Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael and Tiburon. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at ...read more
    Categories: Permits
    Friday, January 19, 2018
    The Marin Builders Association is announcing a new partnership with the City of San Rafael and the Marin Economic Forum. The collaboration is designed to help improve the permit process experience and decrease the amount of unpermitted and potentially hazardous construction in San Rafael.   As part of this newly formed partnership, the Marin Builders Association, City of San Rafael and the ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, December 14, 2017
    NEWS FLASH: We are discontinuing the small household wares operation and shutting down our upstairs shop. We need to clear out all remaining merchandise urgently! This is your opportunity to support ReUse while saving a bundle. Consider unusual UpCycled or vintage holiday gifts and décor this year. Most fixtures are for sale. Artists come stock up on mixed media. We have a lot of shelving, ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release
    Friday, November 10, 2017
    Wagstaff + Rogers Architects are passionate about relationships with our clients. As professionals we have a responsibility to coach our clients about the architect's role and responsibility as well as the design and construction process. Cultivating an environment of education fosters trust, creates good communication, relieves frustration, and builds successful relationships with our clients. A ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Home Resource Guide
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.
    Categories: General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions, Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
    Categories: Community, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions
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