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    Monday, October 15, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   One size does not fit all when it comes to contractor licenses! A ‘grand-daddy’ of questions has a family flair, and a final question that is ‘pass’ or ‘fail’…  Q:  I have taken the NASCLA (National Association of State Licensing Agencies) General Building exam.  Will that qualify me for a license in CA, NV, and AZ?  A:  To qualify for a ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Reach over 70,000 readers of the Marin Home Resource Guide Marin Home Resource Guide, a Marin Builders Association publication is the only print and digital resource guide in the North Bay that devotes all of its editorial content exclusively to our community, our industry, trends, architecture, building, and local businesses.  Distributed to 70,000 Readers  ~ Up 50,000 from 2018 High ...read more
    Categories: Community, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, October 11, 2018
    Objective: To introduce common engineering controls for lead exposure, including methods of substitution, isolation, and ventilation. Because lead exposure is dangerous, employers must implement engineering controls to minimize employee exposure to the greatest extent possible. Engineering controls are greatly preferred over administrative controls as the best way to control exposures. Personal ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Papers/Research, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 417 kW DC solar system at Marin Country Club in Novato, CA.  The innovative solar PV system is one of the more significant sustainability measures Marin Country Club has deployed in recent years to deliver environmental and economic benefits to the Club and the North Bay community.   The solar system design includes a ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE  CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer  415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   CONTACT: Don Jeppson Chief Building Official     415.485.3357 Don.Jeppson@cityofsanrafael.org  City of San Rafael to Publish Report from Marin Builders Association on Permit Customer Satisfaction   In partnership with the Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum, the City ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Monday, October 08, 2018
    Coastside Concrete & Construction is requesting bids for subcontract and related services on upcoming project:Vineyard Road Improvements.Bid Date:10/23/18 due @ 2:00 pm Equal Opportunity Employer  M/W/DBE, DVBE, UDBE, SBE Project #: 15-017, STPL5361(027) CA License #995338 Contact: Brett Sousa Coastside Concrete & Construction Phone: (707) 695-6022 FAX: (707) 575-4052
    Categories: Project Bid Requests
    Friday, October 05, 2018
    Objective: To reinforce proper fire prevention practices applicable to welding and hot work. Hot work produces flames or sparks that present a fire ignition hazard to the surrounding environment and personnel.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, Papers/Research, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Monday, October 01, 2018
    MEF Marin County Business Technology Survey Calling Marin County Businesses!   The Marin Economic Forum (MEF) wants to hear and address your most pressing hiring challenges. We encourage you to take the very brief, five-minute survey focusing on recruitment, retention and skill sets of the current and future employee workforce for those jobs which include a level of computer and technology ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Human Interest, Press Release, Community, Fun Facts
    Friday, September 28, 2018
    The Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Process JSAs are designed to enhance workers’ awareness of and adherence to safety controls. The goal is zero incidents. Obtaining that goal greatly helps the worker and the organization.  JSAs outline, for each position, the various hazards of the job and the needed controls and behaviors that will keep incidents from occurring. Use JSAs to teach workers about ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, E-Communication - Newsletter, Cornerstone Partner News
    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    The Marin Builders Association Board of Directors Recommends:NO on Proposition 6 Proposition 6 would eliminate funding for thousands of road, safety, bridge and infrastructure projects acorss the State of California including several key projects in Marin and hundreds across the Bay Area Region.Take Action: NO on Prop 6YES on Proposition AA Measure AA is the renewal of a half-cent sales tax that ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, Community, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - Newsletter, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Going, going, gone? But this contractor’s ‘number’ hasn’t expired yet. Another gets some ‘re-insurance’ before I answer a “C-20” with ‘class’. Looking to the west for opportunity a Delaware contractor has license questions…  Q:  My partner just completed the process of replacing me as the RMO (Responsible Managing Officer) on our license ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    CONSTRUCTION SITE SECURITY PROGRAM How much are theft and loss eating into your project bottom line? Would you like 24/7 video surveillance access to your job sites from your phone or computer?  Would you like to be notified when a motion is detected on your site? If you are being broken into would you like the ability to turn on flood lights and a siren and alert the authorities?Marin Builders ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Wednesday, September 26, 2018
    Construction Training Program to Address Shortage in Building Industry     In response to the North Bay’s high demand for skilled construction workers, the Marin Builders Association is partnering with College of Marin, Canal Alliance, and CareerPoint Marin to launch a new construction training program.    The construction training program targets entry-level employment, providing the skills ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest, Community, Education, Safety and Training, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Tuesday, September 25, 2018
    North Bay "TIP" Pre-Apprentice CourseAre you interested in a rewarding career in the Building and Construction Trades? North Bay Workforce Development Boards, Community Colleges, Building Trade Councils and Apprenticeship Programs are now offering a certificated, Pre-Apprenticeship Training course that will prepare you to enter a green construction career ladder through state certified joint ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Event Related, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training
    Friday, September 21, 2018
    Propane is a liquid in its compressed state (inside of the cylinder) and becomes a gas when pressure is released. Propane is extremely flammable. Sources of ignition are prohibited within 25 feet of the point of transfer. Other flammables or combustible materials are prohibited within 10 feet of point of transfer. Local codes need to be checked for possibly more stringent requirements.Click here ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Papers/Research, Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    Categories: Press Release, Cornerstone Partner News, Marin Builders Association NEWS, General News Article, Community
    Thursday, September 20, 2018
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   Contractors are tough, but ‘growth’ is not without pain, even for these men and women. While ‘misdirection’ works in magic acts, it’s costly and time consuming when a contractor loses focus on ‘facts’. I will wrap up with a ‘memory fail’ that is also a lesson on getting expert advice before the wrecking ball swings into ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    Napa Valley Chocolate Factory Goes Solar & Enjoys Reduced Energy Costs Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft announced the completion of a 54.3 kW solar power system at Anette’s Chocolate Factory, providing 100% of the electrical needs for its Napa, CA production facility.  Designed and built by SolarCraft, the new system will reduce Anette’s utility costs by over $23,000 every year, while reducing ...read more
    Categories: Community, Green Building - Sustainability, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, September 17, 2018
    Objective: To reinforce knowledge of basic safety principles related to the preparation of forklifts A forklift operator is in charge of the vehicle and is responsible for personal safety, vehicle operation, load handling, company property and equipment, and the safety of other employees or pedestrians. Only qualified drivers may operate forklifts, as determined by the supervisor based on ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research
    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Integrated Design and Construction: Rebuilding for Comfort, Efficiency, and Affordability. This five-part series provides a wholistic approach to high performance residential building. It is appropriate for homeowners and builders. While each session stands on its own, we encourage you to attend all or as many as possible. These trainings are organized by PG&E and offered in collaboration with ...read more
    Categories: Community, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Event Related, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Wednesday, September 05, 2018
    Make sure your business is protected! Prop 65 just went into effect on September 1st and has far reaching implications for California contractors. This new law means you could need to post NEW State of California warning signs (yes, NEW SIGNS) if you have over 10 employees and use any one of over 900 chemicals identified by the State of California (i.e. use equipment that produces ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, Press Release, Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Newsletter, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    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: Papers/Research, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Economic, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest
    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
    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: Press Release, General News Article, Green Building - Sustainability, Project Bid Requests
    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
    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, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, General News Article, Human Interest, 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: Tax Liens and Completions, General News Article, 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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