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Resilience. Grit. Gratitude. 2020 In Review

Special Member Projects Issue


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2020 UNITED CONTRACTORS BOARD OFFICERS President....................................................Charles Wall

Vice President/President-Elect......................Kurt Kniffin Secretary/Treasurer.......................................Guy Smith Secretary/Treasurer-Elect...........................Kevin Hester

UNITED CONTRACTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Juan C. Arrequin, Bay Line Cutting & Coring, Inc.; Ron Bianchini, Preston Pipelines, Inc.; Dale R. Breen, Midstate Barrier, Inc.; Steve Clark, Granite Construction Company; Paul Cocotis, Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. (Previously); Steve Concannon, Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc.; Patrick Diebel, Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.; Dave Jordan, Vulcan Materials Company; Jeff Peel, Steve P. Rados, Inc.; Christi Plum, P C & N Construction, Inc.; Joe Sostaric, The Conco Companies

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What’s In It For You? The Top 10 of 2020 By Mark Breslin, UCON CEO

Welcome New 2020 Members

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PROJECTS

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• UCON Labor & Member Services • Your HR Cheat Sheet By UCON’s Labor Relations and Member Services Team

42 INSIDE the Capitol California 2020 Ballot Measure Outcomes and Voter Trends By Emily Cohen, UCON EVP

Federal Funding Report

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More Inside: Resilience. Grit. Gratitude.

46 WE ARE UCON 48 NEXT UP 52 SAFETY CORNER 60 LAST CALL

2020 In Review

Special Member Projects Issue

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By Mark Breslin, UCON CEO

What’s In It For You? The Top 10 in 2020

The great thing about UCON members is your willingness to work with your competitors for a better industry. Though it is not always easy, and members might not always love each other, the driving force that serves as our foundation is a belief in the everyday mission and a united effort. The power from that creates the return on investment that makes UCON membership worth it. That said, unity and the common cause only go so far. They are the engine of opportunity, not the payoff. The objective is to create a stronger, better, safer, and more profitable industry. And that needs to show up for every member, every year without fail. UCON’s job, when it comes down to it, is to answer the question members want to know: “What’s in it for me?” or “What have you done for me lately?” Sounds a little direct or even self interested? Nope. It is not a selfish question at all. It is smart business to want to identify the tangible ROI that any organization provides you. So, to summarize UCON’s 2020 obligation and privilege in serving your company, and answering the ROI questions, here are 10 of the key value highlights for 2020 for the industry, the membership, and you:

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UCON, along with our union partners drove the initial industry policies that allowed us to keep working as “essential” and put reasonable guidelines in to meet jobsite challenges. UCON created and deployed the most comprehensive, statewide COVID related resources website for the industry with no firewall—serving over 20,000 unique visitors seeking information, clarification, regulatory

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compliance, legal guidance, labor relief and loan information. We launched the Zero Tolerance Campaign, which was recognized by the Governor as a highly positive safety campaign. UCON also signed 43 MOUs with major unions across the state to address or mitigate contractor challenges regarding COVID related payments, benefits and similar.

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UCON grew by 32 new contractors in the first ten months of 2020—showing value to the industry and attracting many new firms even in challenging times (see the following pages 8-11 for a list of all our new members). Our contractor retention rate continues year after year to exceed 95%.

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UCON’s Board authorized an investment in providing virtual and digital education and leadership training to all members at no cost. Sixteen programs have been developed and presented in 8 months with several thousand students. An increase in attendance of 300% from 2019.

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2020 Contractor Member Survey Results rated “UCON Staff Responsiveness” a 4.7 out of 5. 2020 Contractor Member Survey Results rated “UCON Overall Value and Satisfaction a 4.7 out of 5. Hosted Public Works Market series including owners such as Caltrans, LA Metro, City of San Francisco, MWD, Alameda Transportation Authority, County of Sacramento, and others to provide the industry with relevant and timely information for bidding and business planning.

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Created the UCON Southern CA Steering Committee and added 27 new contractor representatives to our labor relations and negotiating teams in the region.


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Opposed Prop 15, both as an advocate and donor, because its impact on almost every UCON contractor would be negative and costly. Invested in the design and implementation of a Diversity & Inclusion Leadership program, retaining a top national firm to assist in creating a better construction culture for recruitment, retention, and people capital returns. Roll out Q1 2021.

These are just a few of the many value driven dividends for our members this year—and that does not include many contractors who had safety consulting; license issues; contract questions; grievances resolved; agency conflicts taken on; or legal or regulatory questions— which is the killer service we provide every day for every member.

Photo courtesy Robert A. Bothman Construction

It is our sincere hope that 2021 will bring a degree of stability and predictability for the industry and that UCON will continue to play a part in providing what you need, when you need it. Which usually is: NOW. Thank you for the privilege of representing your interests. u

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CASEY FOGLI CONCRETE CONTRACTORS, INC. Andrew Vasconi 1970 National Avenue Hayward, CA 94545 (510) 887-0837 caseyfogli.com DALEO INC. David Levisay 550 E. Luchessa Avenue Gilroy, CA 95020 (408) 846-9621 daleoinc.com DEVANEY ENGINEERING, INC. Derek Devaney 1641 Lombard Street San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 559-0429 devaneyengineering.com FERMA GREENBOX INC. Marc Ferrari 6647 Smith Avenue Newark, CA 94560 (877) 337-6211 fermagreenbox.com GARRISON DEMOLITION AND ENGINEERING INC. Kris Huff 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 200 San Ramon, CA 94583 (925) 785-7540 garrisondvbe.com GLOSAGE ENGINEERING, INC. Luis Guzman 2212 Coalinga Avenue Richmond, CA 94801 (951) 682-2982 glosage.com

INTERNATIONAL LINE BUILDERS INC. William Davenport 3955 Temescal Canyon Road Corona, CA 92883 (877) 337-6211 ilbinc.com J.R.H. GENERAL ENGINEERING INC. Shannon Hurles 4102 Coastal Cove Lane Stockton, CA 95219 (209) 817-3071 J&M CONCRETE CONTRACTORS Tony Naranjo 749 North Poplar Street, Suite 200 Orange, CA 92868 (714) 978-2222 jmcontractors.com JMH ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION, INC. Jeffrey Atwan P.O. Box 92285 Long Beach, CA 90809 (562) 317-1700 jmheandc.com KIEWIT INFRASTRUCTURE WEST Tim Gleaves 4650 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534 (707) 439-7000 kiewit.com KILFORD ENGINEERING INC. William Tobin 1485 Bayshore Blvd., #149 San Francisco, CA 94124 (415) 726-3052 (as of publication printing)


KRC SAFETY CO., INC. Gary Castro 7821 W. Sunnyview Avenue Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-0393 krcsafety.com LIVE OAK UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE, LLC Peter Worhunsky P.O. Box 5410 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-5410 (650) 814-5755 liveoak.xyz

R & M PAVING CONTRACTORS, INC. Anthony Selway 982 Ames Avenue, Suite 202 Milpitas, CA 95035 (408) 946-2974 randmpaving.com

SILVERADO FRAMING AND CONSTRUCTION, INC. Ed Solis 3091 East La Cadena Drive Riverside, CA 92507 (951) 352-1100 silveradoframingandconstructioninc.com

RK ENGINEERING INC. Thomas Carroll 1485 Bayshore Blvd., Suite 329 San Francisco, CA 94121 (415) 740-0287 rkenginc.com

SUBTERRA CONSTRUCTION, INC. Andrew Chung 1350 Van Dyke Ave, Suite 101 San Francisco, CA 94124 (415) 565-1244

M.A. MC CLISH EXCAVATING, INC. Michael McClish 1367 Los Alamos Road Santa Rosa, CA 95409 (707) 538-7079

SAFETY STRIPING SERVICE, INC. David Preston 6868 Ave 305 Goshen, CA 93277 (559) 651-1022 safetystriping.com

OHL USA, INC. Tony Bagheri 1920 Main Street, Suite 310 Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 242-4432 ohlna.com

SCULPT LAND DEVELOPMENT Harvy Dhillon 10824 Olsen Drive, Suite C Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (916) 204-8715 sculpt-land.com

PAVEMENT COATINGS CO. Doug Ford 10240 San Sevaine Way Jurupa Valley, CA 91752 (714) 826-3011 pavementrecycling.com

SEQUOIA CIVIL, LLC Michael D. Betti 719 Peters Avenue Pleasanton, CA 94566 (510) 714-5609 sequoiacivil.net

SUPERIOR PAVEMENT MARKINGS Darren Veltz 5312 Cypress Street Cypress, CA 90630 (714) 995-9100 TORO ENTERPRISES, INC. Sean Castillo P.O. Box 6285 Oxnard, CA 93031 (805) 483-4515 toroenterprises.com

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FIRST VANGUARD RENTALS & SALES INC. Robert Merwin 1229 Western Street, Suite 2 Fairfield, CA 94533 (707) 673-2165 1stvg.com HILTI Simone Zatti 1255 Treat Blvd., Suite 710 Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (800) 879-8000 hilti.com

CPM LOGISTICS Abbigail Brown 333 Hegenberger Road, Suite 425 Oakland, CA 94621 (510) 255-1523 cpmlogistics.net

HOGE FENTON Alay Yajnik 60 S. Market Street, Suite 1400 San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 947-2481 hogefenton.com

DAVILLIER-SLOAN, INC. Jake Sloan 1632 12th Street Oakland, CA 94607 (510) 835-1242 davilliersloan.com

LALONDE EQUIPMENT RENTAL Brian LaLonde 2508 N. Palm Drive, Suite 200 Signal Hill, CA 90755 (562) 595-6655 rjlalonde.com LINARC INC. Shanthi Rajan 120 Sierra Azule Los Gatos, CA 95032 (408) 348-3728

PRIMAX SHORING, INC. Max Kadiu P.O. Box 338 Patterson, CA 95363 (209) 862-3722 primaxshoring.com RUCKIT INC. Andy Aylmore 1005 E. St. Elmo Rd., Bldg. 1 Austin, TX 78745 (513) 535-6701 goruckit.com SOUTHWEST PRODUCTS Troy Newcomb 85 Enterprise Court, Suite B Galt, CA 95632 (209) 329-3171 southwestproducts.com STEELE ENGINEERING Dan Kennedy 1806 Belles Street, Ste. 11B San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 215-5193 steeleconstructionengineering.com U-ROCK UTILITY EQUIPMENT INC. Mark Paduveris 11355 Folsom Blvd., Unit F Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 (916) 294-7693 urockutility.com

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(Top right) RMV PA 3.1 and Cow Camp Road Rough Grading, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA—Sukut Construction performing mass excavation of three million cubic yards of earth and over two million cubic yards of remedial grading for Rienda, the newest village in the community, The Ranch, of Rancho Mission Viejo. At its completion, The Ranch will include 14,000 homes, sites for parks and schools, miles of multi-use trails, recreational clubhouses, community farms, civic uses, childcare centers, places of worship, and up to five million square feet for non-residential uses, including shopping, dining, and employment centers. (Center right) Rosamond Central Solar, Rosamond, CA—Sukut Construction is performing the complete civil scope on this 195 MW photovoltaic solar facility. Work on the 1,100-acre site includes the installation of three miles of HDPE waterline, installation and maintenance of all erosion control measures, clearing, rough grading of the entire site to increase pile driving production, 50,000 linear feet of compacted access roads, and nearly 100,000 linear feet of trench and backfill for the AC/DC collection system. (Lower photo) Caltrans Highway 29, Clearlake, CA— Sukut Construction is working on the Highway 29 realignment project in Lake County. The work on this 3-mile-long stretch of road includes over 850,000 cubic yards of roadway and rock excavation, as well as blasting. Sukut’s large equipment D11 dozers are well suited to rip through the hard volcanic rock that is encountered (sukut.com).

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Carone and Company, Inc.

(Above left) Carone and Company, Inc cleans up sloughs in Martinez, CA, promoting positive drainage; (above right) crews work 12 hour shifts constructing 70’ deep pipe supports to secure a steel pipeline 60’ in the air (caroneandcompany.com).

Underwater Resources, Inc. (URI)

(Photos at top left and right) Benicia Refinery Effluent Outfall Pipeline in Solano County (August thru October, 2020)— URI assembled, deployed and installed a new 12” HDPE x 1015LF Open Water portion of the WWTP Effluent Outfall and Diffuser Pipeline near Suisun Bay along the northern mudflat shoreline of the Carquinez Straight. Over 50K pounds of ballast weights (eighty-nine x 570# individual precast concrete blocks, spaced 10 to 11.5-feet o.c.) were securely affixed onto the floating pipeline after hydrotesting. The nearshore 575LF long pipe section along the mudflat was then excavated to a depth of 4-feet below grade during extreme high tide windows to enable controlled submergence of the pipeline and to ensure the minimum 2-foot pipeline burial depth after backfilling was completed to satisfy regulatory permits. The new Shoreline Crossing section was fusion welded and joined to the ±700LF long marshlands pipe section above El. 2.5’ during a low tide before divers drilled diffuser ports near the outfall pipeline offshore terminus end at approximately El. -20.0’ (MLLW). (Photos at left) Knights Landing Boat Launch Facility Renovation in Yolo County (August/September, 2020)—URI was subcontracted by Syblon Reid (GC) to provide underwater services primarily to conduct concrete slab cutting (±80LF total length of cuts) for the removal of a 7’ wide x 50’ long section of CIP concrete boat ramp. Divers also performed water jetting for sediment relocation, roto-impact drilling to set concrete anchors for saw-cutting track guides and reusable picking eye brackets, utilized a hydraulic chainsaw for timber pile cutting/removal and assisted GC with placement of new grade beams, assist with gravel bedding/leveling before installation of new pre-cast concrete slab sections and insertion of 2 helical anchors to securely moor the floating dock to the riverbed (urdiving.com). NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

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INDUSTRY INNOVATION Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.

(Above) SMART Larkspur Extension project in San Rafael, CA—Stacy and Witbeck extended the SMART commuter rail system by more than two miles, from downtown San Rafael to a new station in Larkspur. Travelers heading to and from San Francisco and other locations around the Bay Area now have access to the ferry terminal by rail. (Left) Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement, Los Angeles, CA—A Stacy and Witbeck joint venture team made the first deck pour recently on this iconic project. The new bridge crosses the L.A. River and Highway 101 to connect downtown Los Angeles to the Boyle Heights neighborhood to the East (stacywitbeck.com).

Chrisp Company

The Red Bus Lane installation on Broadway in Oakland was approximately a 2-week project, which included installation of 38,000 square feet of transit red MMAX; and then installation Bus-Only thermo legend markings on top of the red. The City of Oakland is starting to dedicate a bus lane throughout their streets (chrispco.com).

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Innovate Concrete, Inc. dba Innovate Engineering

(Photo top left) Innovate Poured 66 CY of colored stamped concrete for the Luxurious Condos in Downtown San Jose; (above right) Excavated for a building foundation for a total of 220 CY; Innovate will also place the concrete for the foundation and slab for a total of 310 CY; (photo at left) final pour of what was a 2-pour sequence for a vehicular parking lot. This project was Innovates largest project for concrete with a total of 850 CY between site and structural work (innovateinc.us).

O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc.

O.C. Jones & Sons’ Napa Roundabouts Project—won the 2020 Outstanding Roadway Highway Project, Project of the Year from the American Society of Civil Engineers, San Francisco (ocjones.com). NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

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McGuire and Hester

(Above) Pedestrian overlook installation at Burlingame Point; (left) Paseo Verde K-8 school in Sacramento–sheet pile removal; (right) grading work for Swinerton’s Tunnel Tops project at the Precidio (MandHcorp.com).

KDW Construction, LLC

(Left) The Butterfield Villages in Morgan Hill; (below) Veranda Estates, Novato (kdwconstruction.com).

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Midstate Barrier, Inc.

(Above) Pollock Pines, installing concrete barrier type 842 on new bridge over Ridgeway Drive; (right) Lerdo Highway project for the City of Shafter in Kern County installing 29,000’ of steel post guardrail (midstatebarrier.com).

Griffin Soil Group

(Above left) Southeast Surface Water Treatment Facility and Kings River Pipeline, Fresno; (above right) North Livermore Avenue roadway reconstruction using Full Depth Recycling (FDR); (left) Griffin Soil Group transportation (griffinsoilgroup.com).

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Robert A. Bothman Construction

Project: Margaret S. Hayward Playground, San Francisco, CA— Margaret S. Hayward Playground is a beautiful Community Center that lies in the heart of San Francisco, surrounded by historical landmarks. Robert A. Bothman Construction collaboratively teamed with the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department on this project to revamp and restore this athletic Community Center to it’s true potential. Project Scope of work included—ADA Compliance across the entire site, a new children’s playground, a multipurpose synthetic playing field, two synthetic baseball fields, bleachers, lacrosse markings, one large soccer field, three small synthetic soccer fields, and basketball courts. Bothman was also responsible for demolition, abatement, all underground utilities, storm drain, sub-drain, fire service, landscaping and architectural and structural concrete (bothman.com).

Bay Line Cutting & Coring, Inc.

(Left) Crews working with PG&E; (above) project in Ukiah, CA (baylinecutting.com).

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Bay Cities Paving & Grading, Inc.

New SR -132 West Expressway in Modesto, CA, in partnership with City of Modesto, WSP, and Caltrans (baycities.us).

W. R. Forde Associates Inc.

Project: Marin Municipal Water District– Ross Reservoir Slide Repair. Location: MMWD Watershed, County of Marin, CA (wrforde.net).

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Steve P. Rados, Inc.

(Above) Combie Canal Replacement— includes removing an aging concrete flume and replacing it with 96” RCP; (left) 3rd street Sewer replacement— installation of new 42” sanitary sewer in downtown Sacramento (radoscompanies.com).

Team Ghilotti, Inc.

Novato Creek Maintenance-Sediment Removal and Wetland Enhancement Project. Final Contract Value: $1,588,754, and ontime completion. Project scope: removal of Sediment on approximately 8800 lf of Novato Creek including Arroyo Avichi and Warner Creek Reaches; move approximately 38,000 cy of sediment from Novato Creek to Ecotone Levee and Heron’s Beak Pond for Wetlands Restoration; included stabilizing existing levee bank at Novato Creek for approx.. 250 lf.; installing Coffer Dams and Dewater existing creek to allow for sediment removal; install permanent erosion control measures at completion; utilized GPS technology to grade creek to desired plan grade and establishment of wetland grades (teamghilotti.com).

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DMZ Builders

(Above left) DMZ Builder’s Hi-Rail vehicle providing upgrades to BART’s M-Line 34.5kV subtransmission system in San Francisco, CA; (above) Setting cantilever extension of at Milpitas BART Station for the Montague Expressway Pedestrian Overcrossing in Milpitas, CA; (left) This BART project in Lafayette, CA involved replacing and improving the train control and traction power components associated with 6 turnouts (dmzbuilders.com).

Silverado Contractors, Inc.

(Above) Haynes Generating Station: Units 3, 4, 5, and 6 at the LADWP Haynes generating station in Long Beach CA consisted of natural gas-fired boilers and steam turbine generators built in the mid-1960s; Silverado Contractors is responsible for the dismantlement, demolition, and removal of the four (4) decommissioned units. (Above right) LAPD Parker Center—Silverado Contractors performed demolition and abatement of the former LAPD headquarters located in Downtown Los Angeles (silveradocontractors.com).

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INDUSTRY INNOVATION Ghilotti Construction Co.

(Above) Big Ranier Pour—Ghilotti Construction pours the 330+ cubic yard deck at the North Petaluma Overhead, over the SMART Rail, moving another step closer to completing the First Stage of the US101 widening project through Petaluma. This bridge is replacing the existing structure originally built in 1956 and retrofitted in 1996 (Left) Hwy 29 Offhaul—Off hauling dirt on Hwy 29 south of lower lake. This project has 84,000 cubic yards of roadway excavation on multiple cut slopes as part of the widening and 1,600 feet of culvert crossings. (Below) Berkeley Night Pave: With all the amazing art and culture within the City of Berkeley, GCC followed suit by maintaining the highest quality streetscape we could provide. GCC reconfigured Shattuck West into a two way street, improving traffic flow in the downtown area—placed over 4,000SF of jointed plain concrete pavement, 2,000SF of concrete bus pads, 15,000SF of sidewalk/ADA ramps, 2,000LF of concrete curb and gutter, 5 new intersections worth of traffic signal improvements (thanks to Columbia Electric, Inc.), 4,000TN of HMA, and helped replace two landmark art sculptures (ghilotti.com).

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Cal State Constructors, Inc.

Project: SFPUC Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant Mechanical Improvements, San Francisco. One key feature of the project is the replacement of three 80 inch diameter Archimedes screw pumps. Photo credit: Nancy Au-Yeung with SFPUC.

Platinum Pipeline, Inc.

(Above left) Pouring a sewer trunk manhole, Fremont; (Above) Storm drain trenching and installation, Tassajara Hills, Dublin; (Left) Storm drain installation, Fremont (platinumpipeline.com).

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INDUSTRY INNOVATION Flatiron West, Inc.

(Above) Alameda Creek Fish Passage Project, Fremont CA—600 ft long fish ladder project for the Alameda County Water District to allow spawning trout and salmon to bypass dams constructed in the 70’s. Amongst many other items including mechanical/piping, backfilling, etc., the crew completed 3,450 cy of CLSM (lightweight) concrete, 2,950 cy of structural concrete, excavated and off-hauled 14,000 cy of dirt, and imported/placed over 10,200 tons of RSP a in a little over 4 months, as well as installing/removing a 1,200 foot creek diversion for access. (Left) State Route 20 Timbuctoo Roadway Project—Flatiron crews are making significant progress on the Caltrans $33.7 million State Route 20 Timbuctoo Roadway Project that is taking place from the Yuba River to approximately 2 miles West. The current two-lane highway, in an isolated hilly area with forests on either side and power lines and electrical infrastructure both sides, is being expanded to 1 lane in each direction, with intermittent passing lanes. (Left and below) HWY50 Pollock Pines— Flatiron is nearing completion of the multi-staged complete demolition and construction of the Ridgeway Drive Undercrossing Structure on Highway 50 in Pollock Pines, CA including new improvements of undercrossing ADA sidewalk, lighting infrastructure, asphalt overlay and textured slope paving on abutments (flatironcorp.com).

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Goodfellow Bros. California, LLC

West Park High School is a newly developed facility for the Roseville Join Union High School District in Roseville, CA. Construction started in the summer of 2018 and the high school is now ready for students as of August 2020. Goodfellow Bros. played an integral role in the rough grade and fine grade of the project including the basement excavation for the sunken football field and over 6,500 TNs of paving for the parking lots and site access roads, just to name a few (goodfellowbros.com).

Marina Landscape, Inc.

(Left) North Land Olympians Park in Sacramento is a multi-purpose neighborhood park incorporating structural elements of the produce packing and shipping company that once occupied the tract of land near Interstate 5 and Broadway. Marina’s prime contract scope included grading, paving, underground utilities, concrete and masonry, site electrical, fencing, irrigation and landscaping. The 3.5 acre park features a jogging and bike loop, event lawn, dog park, event center, bocce courts, amphitheater, and picnic areas. (Lower photo) A section of landscape installation at San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, San Diego, on the U.S. border with Mexico. Marina’s teams installed a series of bioswales and bioretention basins totaling 50,000 sq. ft. for an innovative stormwater management system. Also in the scope of work were the installation of box oak trees, native hydroseeding, large sweeps of decomposed granite, a series of cable trellises, irrigation and several site amenities (marinaco.com).

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INDUSTRY INNOVATION Ghilotti Bros., Inc.

(Above) 19th Ave Rehabilitation, San Francisco—This electrical and resurfacing improvement project has been constructed on the main North–South traffic artery of San Francisco’s west side. Drainage, Barrier and ADA improvements have also been incorporated on this project which had been scheduled for nighttime construction, but was able to switch to daytime shifts after traffic volumes plummeted in the spring of 2020. (Left and below) Pier 70 Reconstruction, San Francisco— This rehabilitation project for the San Francisco Port has showcased Ghilotti Brothers talented concrete division in placement of colored crosswalks and seeded aggregate vehicular concrete. In order to support a substantial schedule request from the project, Ghilotti Brothers has mixed concrete onsite to support an accelerated schedule, which has allowed the project to reach critical milestones in the completion of the project (ghilottibros.com).

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Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc.

(Left) Through the partnership of the PRS, George Reed Inc., and the County of Calaveras, the Full Depth Reclamation– Cement was devised for Jesus Maria Road. The project consists of approximately 7 miles of existing roadway which needed repair after the Butte Fire in 2015, which burned over 70,000 acres. PRS retained the services of Sierra Geotech to sample the project and provide the appropriate mix design based on the needs to of the subgrade. The team hit the target of 13 days for treatment on time and did so with Zero Incidents. The access to the project was difficult as road was very narrow, steep, and windy and challenges were presented. Trucking access was the most prominent, however the team overcame these obstacles thru communication, preplanning, and appropriate staging of the pneumatic trucks (pavementrecycling.com). Photo credit: Travis Grosebeck

Whiteside Concrete Construction Corp.

Projects: (Above left, and left) Tapscott, Oakland; and (Above and right ) County View, Caprice (whitesideconstruction.com).

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Condon-Johnson & Associates, Inc.

(Top right) North Coast: Condon-Johnson is drilling seventeen 10 ft. diameter shafts up to 265ft. deep, and forty-four 5 ft. diameter shafts up to 165 ft. deep on our North Coast job located at the intersection of I-5 and Manchester. (Above) Bon Air Bridge: At the Bon Air Bridge Replacement in Larkspur, CA. Condon-Johnson is constructing the footings for the bridge. This shot captures a pick of an 84” x 92’ epoxy coated rebar cage on 9/18/20. Photo Courtesy of PreScience USA, Construction Managers for City of Larkspur. (Photo at right) East LA Drywells: Our CJA team is installing drywells to capture stormwater runoff and store it in underground aquifers at the East Los Angeles Sustainable Median Stormwater Capture Project (condon-johnson.com).

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Walsh Construction Company II, LLC

(Left and middle) Van Ness Rapid Transit Improvement Project—the project in San Francisco, CA is designed to improve traffic congestion by bringing rapid transit bus lanes to the roadway from Mission Street to Union Street. Photos capture the Projects first JPCP (Jointed Plain Concrete Pavement)/ Red Concrete Pour that is currently in progress, The Red Concrete for the future Rapid Transit Bus Lanes with integral color and dust on hardener is a first in the city of San Francisco. (Lower left) Walsh is improving the Caltrans Maintenance Station in Adin, CA by constructing new buildings and infrastructures that includes preengineered Metal Building of crew and office space, a snow wash rack building, salt storage, fuel island, fire pump hose, sand oil separator, sewer lift station, fire water tank, propane tank and a fueling station. This photo shows the main structure that Walsh is building for Caltrans. Steel Crews are erecting the new Equipment and Office Building that is approximately 8600 sq. ft. Once completed, this building will include office space and locker rooms for the maintenance crew and an area to work on their equipment (walshgroup.com).

J&M Concrete Contractors

(Above) Terraced Walls —SoFi Stadium Lake Park: 1,100 LF of Architectural, Exposed Aggregate, Multi-Colored Terraced Walls, approximately 2’ tall at the edge of the Lake; (above right, and images at right) SoFi Stadium Champions Plaza (American Airlines Plaza): Forming of 3’-4’ tall hand seeded material, natural gray architectural walls with hand sawcut pattern; Finished Planter shown (jmcontractors.com). NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

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Shimmick Construction Company, Inc.

(Top photo) San Vicente Dam Raise Project, San Diego, CA; (left) Gerald Desmond Bridge, Long Beach, CA; (above) Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Storage No 6 Reservoir, Los Angeles, CA (shimmick.com).

Ferma Corporation

(Above left) Vallco Demolition, Cupertino, CA—Demolition, loading and removal of buildings, including: removal of Parking Garage (265,000+/-SF), demolish stairwells and vehicle ramp, remove 37+/- Trees, remove 16 Podocarpus Trees, off-haul all concrete to recycle facilities offsite, provide street sweeping during off-haul trucking, traffic and/or pedestrian control. (Above right) 200 Park Ave., San Jose, CA—Mass Excavation and off haul: Clean Mass Excavation (+/- 141,000 CY off-haul), traffic control, provide access ramps, provide street sweeping as necessary for this scope of work (ferma.com). 32

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Teichert Inc.

The Natomas Reach B Project (above photos from Army Corps), is in Sacramento County, CA along the bank of the Sacramento River under the ownership of the US Army Corps of Engineers. Teichert, along with our joint venture partner Odin Construction Solutions, are relocating the existing Riverside Canal, constructing a new lift station, performing levee improvements including adjacent levee with seepage berms, constructing Pumping Plant 3 modifications, relocating utilities, and incidental related work. (Right) Teichert Construction recently broke ground on the first phase of the Rio Del Oro development in Rancho Cordova, CA. When finished, this project for Elliot Homes, Inc. will be the largest addition to Rancho Cordova in the City’s history. So far, Teichert has moved over 1.5 million yards of dirt to rough grade the project site. The project site includes almost 500 house pads, parks and open space, exterior drainage and canals, and a 7-acre storm water basin (teichert.com).

Bauman Landscape and Construction, Inc.

(Above left) Francisco Park; (above right) Van Ness Corridor; (left) Jefferson Street, Phase 2 (baumanland.com).

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Bay Area Traffic Solutions (BATS)

Photos from our BATS support of the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank. In response to the community need after Covid-19, the food back had overwhelming demand and needed to greatly expand their operations. They needed help managing the overwhelming amount of traffic and asked BATS to support. We set up a safe and efficient traffic control pattern in the parking area and routed surrounding street traffic to optimize traffic flow and ensure traffic and pedestrian safety (batstrafficsolutions.com).

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COVID-19 Special Project Highlights:


Ranger Pipelines, Inc.

Oakley Project: future construction superindendent: My family lives on 4th street in Oakley. There has been a team from Ranger Pipelines Inc. working on the sanitation lines on our street recently. I just wanted to give a shout out and say that they have been doing awesome work out here. The communication with us as residents has been excellent. The workers have been working hard, safely and efficiently, and they have been practicing social distancing guidelines for Covid-19 very professionally. Our 5 year old son, Zackery, has had a great time watching their work from our front yard and he says that he wants to be a construction worker when he grows up. He wanted to do something for the workers since they have been working so hard and always say hi to him when he is out front, so this morning we put out donuts and coffee for them. Thank you to your team for going above and beyond for our family and community. — The Perreira Family

Duran Construction Group

Duran Construction Group—doing their part pouring the new concrete for the Covid-19 triage extension foundation! Project: St. Louise Regional Hospital— Surge Tent Slab w/ Footings in Gilroy, CA (durancg.com).

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LABOR

By Victor Sella, Director of Labor Relations

UCON Labor & Member Services It is our privilege to assist your team–statewide.

2020 has been an incredible year of constant change. UCON’s Labor and Member Services Team has been working to provide our members, and the industry, with the most up-to-date information and resources, including compliance and policies that directly affect our contractors.

Have a Question? Call us!

We handle thousands of member calls every year, and are committed to doing our best to respond the same day. If we don’t have the answer, we will find it. Included here are a few of our 2020 team highlights. We look forward to serving you in the coming year, for all of your Labor and Member Services needs, statewide. Feel free to call us at (925) 855-700, or email us at memberinfo@unitedcontractors.org.

CORONAVIRUS

Photo courtesy Sukut Construction LLC

2020 STATEWIDE SERVICE METRICS • 2398 unique member calls/e-mails • 134 grievances/labor disputes resolved • 14 pre-job conferences covering $300+ million in work • 87 trust fund audits or issues handled/resolved • Successfully negotiated 3 Master Labor Agreements with OE3 and NorCal Teamsters via Zoom

INDUSTRY ALERT COVID-19 RESPONSE

UCON’s COVID-19 resource webpage: • Available 24/7 • Has 20,000 (unique) visitors • Contains regularly updated FAQs, HR, Safety Orders, Guidelines, Checklists, Legal and Legislative information, and more • Direct additional questions to: memberinfo@unitedcontractors.org

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By Ruby Varnadore, PHR Labor Contracts Manager

Your HR Cheat Sheet

New Laws to Watch Out for in 2020-2021 The following are some key new employment-related laws that impact California construction employers, based on available updates at the time this magazine went to print. All laws are effective January 1, 2021 unless noted otherwise. A more detailed End-of-Year Bulletin is being sent out to our contractor members.

AB 685 — COVID-19 Exposure Notice Requirements Applies to: All California employers

Requires employers to report potential COVID-19 exposures to employees and unions, and COVID-19 “outbreaks” (as defined by the California Department of Public Health) to local health authorities. UCON’s Legal Memo, available on our website, contains more details and links to template notices.

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SB 973 — Pay Data Reporting

Applies to: California employers with 100 or more employees who are required to submit federal EEO-1 Reports While the EEOC has decided not to renew EEO-1 Component 2 pay data collection at the federal level, California has instituted a requirement for essentially the same data, adding another administrative burden for payroll departments. Applicable employers will need to submit a report on or before March 31, 2021 to the California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) that contains information about employees’ race, ethnicity and gender in various job categories. Reports will then continue to be due annually. More details about reporting and implementation are expected from DFEH in the coming months.

SB 1159 — COVID-19 & Workers’ Compensation Claims

Effective: September 17, 2020 – December 31, 2023 Applies to: California employers with 5 or more employees Establishes a workable presumption of compensability for employees who contract COVID-19 from any employer that experiences an “outbreak” (as defined in the law) of COVID-19 cases at a particular work location. UCON’s memo and contractor compliance guidance are available on our website.

AB 1281 — California Consumer Privacy Act Effective: January 1, 2021 Applies to: All California employers subject to the CCPA

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LABOR SB 1383 — California Family Rights Act Expansion

Applies to: California employers with 5 or more employees Requires small employers who were not previously covered by CFRA to provide up to 12 weeks per 12-month period of protected unpaid leave to eligible employees for their own or specified family members’ illness. Also expands the reasons for employees to take this leave and eliminates two existing exemptions.

AB 1687 — COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Effective: September 19, 2020 through December 31, 2020 or when any federal extension of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act under FFCRA expires, whichever is later Applies to: California employers with 500 or more employees Requires employers not covered by FFCRA to provide up to 80 hours of paid sick leave for COVID-19 related reasons, which are not entirely the same as the reasons under FFCRA. Since CBA waivers are not allowed, UCON is working with our union partners statewide on clarification of whether any fringe benefits are owed for leave under this law. UCON’s AB 1867 FAQ, available on our website, provides more information and compliance assistance.

AB 1947 — Discrimination and Retaliation Complaints

Applies to: All California employers Extends the period of time from six months to one year within which employees may file complaints to the Labor Commissioner for retaliation or discrimination.

AB 2257 — Employees and Independent Contractors

Effective: September 4, 2020 Applies to: All California employers Makes a number of clarifications to last year’s AB 5. The change that impacts our industry is that it revises the requirements for a “business to business” exception to clarify that 1) the business must be able to contract with other businesses (instead of actually contracting with other businesses) and 2) there are also some situations where the service provider could be providing services to customers of the contracting entity. u

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RECOGNIZED UNION HOLIDAYS

2021 EMPLOYER POSTER UPDATES:

HOLIDAY New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 1

President’s Day

Monday, February 17 Monday, May 25

Labor Day

Saturday, July 4

Carpenters/ Pile Drivers 2019-22

IronNew Year’s Day Laborers Workers 2018-22 2017-20

Cement Masons 2017-21

Pile Drivers 2 2018-23

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Cement Masons 2019-23

Iron Workers 2017-20

Laborers 2018-23

Monday, January 20

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Monday, February 17

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 Memorial NO* Day

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Monday, May 25

 Day Before 

 Friday, July 3

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NO

NO

NO

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Monday, September 7

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Thursday, November 26

Friday, November 27

Friday, December 25

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, September 7

Veterans Day

Monday, November 11

NO

Thursday, November 26

Day After Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27

Friday, December 25

O.E. Local 12 2019-22**

Carpenters

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

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Thanksgiving Day

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Christmas Day

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Teamsters 2016-20

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Carpenters: Four days of each year are designated as Off/Holidays (“Black Fridays”). For 2020, these are Friday, January 17 ; Friday, February 14 , Friday, May 22 ; Friday, September 4 . Designated Off/Holidays shall be governed by Section 26 (Overtime) of the Carpenters Master Agreement. For work under the Highway Addendum (Appendix F), these additional Designated/Off Holidays do not apply to employees working outside of Area 1. Veterans may choose to observe Veteran’s Day (November 11 th). Veterans shall provide the Individual Employer with two (2) working days’ notice to observe Veterans Day. Upon request of the Individual Employer, members shall provide proof of military service, but work performed on that day is not subject to holiday pay (Section 25).

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Pile Drivers: Pile Drivers do not observe the 4 designated Off/Holidays (“Black Fridays”) days that are observed by the Carpenters.

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3 Operators and Laborers: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day may become a recognized holiday if and when the five basic crafts agree to adopt it as a holiday. *Laborers: Presidents Day shall be considered a legal holiday 1 (one) year after, when and if the two (Carpenters & Operating Engineers) basic crafts agree to adopt it as a holiday. 4 Operators: If supporting another craft that is being paid overtime pay, between the hours of 8:00AM & 4:30 PM M-F, Operators must be compensated on the same basis (09.03.00). **Operators: The first Saturday, following the first Friday in the months of June and December each year, is a double-time holiday for OE12 only, for the OE125 General Meeting. The dates for 2020 are June 6 and Iron Workers: No work shall be performed on Labor Day except to save life and property. December 5.

All Crafts: No work shall be performed on Labor Day except to save life and property.

2020 Holidays Recognized by Unions (NorCal)

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2021 UNION HOLIDAYS

The 2021 Union Recognized Holiday Schedules for Northern and Southern California are available on the United Contractors website. The 2020 schedules are still posted as well. Be sure to refer to these calendars when scheduling work. While premium pay is owed for work performed on these holidays, if no work is performed no pay is owed. Please contact UCON’s Labor & Member Services Department if you have any questions. u

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UCON is continuing to partner with Labor Law Compliance Center to provide UCON members with updated posters at discounted rates. Contractor members will also be sent one free poster as a member benefit. A notice is being sent out to members, and you can also contact Labor & Member Services at (925) 855-7900 for information on how to order posters. u

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HOLIDAY

There are mandatory changes and recommended changes for 2021 to several of the required notices. California employers also must post the Wage Order that applies to their business operations, as well as any notices required by local ordinances (such as in the cities of San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Emeryville) or work on federal projects. You may also need to post unique posters depending on your business model.

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The Capitol

INSIDE

By Emily Cohen, UCON EVP

California 2020 Ballot Measure Outcomes and Voter Trends While Joe Biden received one of the highest margins in the nation in California, the state’s ballot measure results show decisive voter resistance to some of progressive Democrats biggest ideals. CA voters soundly rejected affirmative action (Prop 16) and expansion of rent control (21), up-ended Labor’s AB 5 by passing the Uber/Lyft funded ballot measure to maintain drivers contracted worker status (Prop 22), passed increased property tax protections for seniors (Prop 19), and defeated the proposed tax increase on the commercial landlords to raise billions in state revenue (Prop 15). At the same time, voters passed a $3B bond measure for stem cell research (Prop 14) and continue their trend towards supporting criminal justice reform in passing Prop 17, while rejecting Prop 20. Many see the rejection of liberal-backed measures as a “gut check” for the CA’s Democrat legislature and leadership, although it is too early to see what, if any, lessons they will take away from this.

Voters Defeat UCON-Opposed Prop 15, Maintaining Property Tax Protections for California’s Commercial Property Owners.

California voters once again showed opposition to any upending of Prop. 13 property tax protections across the state by defeating Prop 15, a measure which would have created a split roll for property taxes, increasing commercial property tax rates on commercial property owners by approximately $11.5B annually. UCON joined a broad coalition of business and community stakeholders in opposing and successfully defeating Prop 15.

LOCAL INDUSTRY MEASURES:

Below is a summary of industry-relevant local ballot measures UCON was tracking and engaged in: Clara Measure S — Passed. 4 Santa Expands the existing annual parcel tax of $0.006 42

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per sq. ft., generating an estimated $45.5 million per year for the district for water infrastructure. Area Measure R.R. — Passed. 4 Bay Caltrain, hemorrhaging money during the

pandemic, secured a temporary lifeline with the passage of R.R., which increases the sales tax ⅛-cent in three counties: San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Francisco to raise an estimated $108M annually for 30 years.

County Measure D.D. — Passed. 4 Sonoma Authorized a 20-year extension of a 0.25% sales

tax, generating an estimated $26 million per year for transportation, including road repair, traffic reduction, safer biking and walking paths, local bus services, as well as reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, improvements to evacuation routes and enhanced services for seniors and students.

Francisco Measure B — Passed. 4 San San Franciscans soundly passed Measure B, which

breaks up the Department of Public Works and provides a separate Department of Clean Streets & Sanitation.

Angeles Measure R.R. — Passed. 4 Los Voters in Los Angeles passed Measure R.R., a

$7 billion bond to update and improve school infrastructure and technology according to projections by the Los Angeles Times and others. The measure had about 71 percent voter support. u


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INSIDE

_________ FEDERAL R E P OR T _________

By ARTBA, Rich Juliano, Managing Director, Contractors Division

Senate FY2021 Transportation Appropriations Bill Released November 10th, the bipartisan leadership of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee released their FY 21 spending bill. The measure funds all core highway, transit and airport construction programs at the levels authorized in the current surface and aviation authorization laws. However, it would also provide additional funding for capital projects above and beyond those authorized levels. Congress has added similar supplemental funding during the previous three fiscal years (FY2018-20), which has totaled $15.9 billion. The Senate bill introduced today proposes an additional $4.5 billion in funding for highway, public transit and airport capital spending, bringing the potential four-year total of additional resources to $20.4 billion. ARTBA and our coalition allies (including UCON) have strongly advocated for these add-ons, and it is a legislative priority for us as 2020 draws to a close.

SENATE BILL

Here are some details of the package:

extension. The Senate legislation proposes an additional $702 million, to be paid out of the General Fund, for various supplemental public transportation programs.

Highways:

Airports:

The legislation would continue Highway Trust Fund (HTF) supported highway programs at FY 2020 levels, consistent with the one-year extension of the FAST Act surface transportation law running through September 2021. In addition, the Senate appropriators are recommending $2.365 billion in additional highway investment, provided by the General Fund. The total would exceed last year’s (FY 2020) highway number by $200 million. Most of the added resources would be allocated via the Surface Transportation Block Grant formula program ($796 million) and a formula based on bridge deck conditions ($1.36 billion) that was also used for FY 2020 bridge funds.

Public Transportation:

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The Airport Improvement Program (AIP) would see $3.35 billion in core authorized funding for runway, taxiway and other capital improvements at airports of all sizes across the country. This formula funding is consistent with 2018’s Federal Aviation Administration authorization law and would come out of the Airport and Aviation Trust Fund. The Senate legislation also proposes an additional $400 million for AIP-eligible projects to be distributed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grants:

Formerly known as TIGER, this discretionary, multimodal surface transportation grant program would see $1 billion (same as in FY 2020) under the Senateproposed legislation. The Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation selects the winning projects for this competitive grant program.


GOING FORWARD INTO 2021

The FY 2021 transportation appropriations bill needs to work its way through the Senate, then “conferenced” with the version passed by the House earlier this year. The House bill included dramatically-increased spending levels for core highway and transit programs based on the Housepassed surface reauthorization bill, the Moving Forward Act. That bill never moved further, with Congress instead extending the FAST Act for one year. Ultimately, we expect the conference process to produce an FY 2021 appropriations bill that looks much like the Senate proposal, including the authorized funding levels for the surface transportation and AIP programs, as well as supplemental spending levels relatively close to the Senate’s numbers. Since the election, both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

(D-Calif.) have publicly expressed optimism about getting the final FY 2021 appropriations legislation done before the end of the calendar year. The current continuing resolution (i.e. short-term spending authority) expires December 11. With the pandemic constraining state and local capital budgets, this supplemental $4.5 billion in funding would be very helpful to those agencies and the industry. While not a substitute for a wellfunded, multi-year reauthorization bill, this fourth straight year of additional funding could be a seen as a “down payment” on what we hope to achieve in 2021, and a positive sign for transportation investment advocates. u The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is a UCON strategic partner. To learn more, visit www.atba.org.

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LIUNA’s commitment to a skilled and safe workforce help contractors stay safe, competitive, and profitable even in uncertain times. The classroom and hands-on training that apprentices and journeymen undergo result in skilled Laborers that work safely to get the job done right the first time. Last year, LIUNA’s commitment to training included:

18,770 Students Trained 1,019 Apprentice Graduates 1,457 Classes Performed 297,352 Hours of Training

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UCON NOVEMBER/DECEMBER ANNIVERSARIES United Contractors would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the following companies who are celebrating their anniversary of membership with our organization in November and December:

50 YEARS – 1970

42 YEARS – 1978

Contractor Member: Preston Pipelines, Inc. Ron Bianchini

Associate Member: Sonsray Machinery Yadi Rodriguez

Westside Underground Pipe Jim LaMaack

30 YEARS – 1990

49 YEARS – 1971

39 YEARS – 1981

Contractor Members: Fine Line Sawing & Drilling, Inc. Dennis Corcoran

47 YEARS – 1973

35 YEARS – 1985

Interstate Grading & Paving, Inc. Nancy Zammuto

Associate Member: Mission Clay Products LLC Glen Hungerbuhler Associate Member: Lehigh Hanson Rick Beatty

43 YEARS – 1977 Associate Member: CMD Construction Market Data Vicki D’Armiento

Associate Member: Willis Towers Watson Bradley Wright Associate Member: P & F Distributors Robert Papenhause

33 YEARS – 1987 Contractor Members: Fox Loomis, Inc. Sam Fox

McGuire and Hester Mike Hester Associate Members: Ditch Witch Sales Mike Anderson

29 YEARS – 1991

WE JUST GET IT DONE. SAFELY. Site/Structural Concrete • Structural Formwork Concrete Pumping • Saw Cutting/Core Drilling Grading and Paving • Shotcrete Demolition • Masonry • Reinforcement Equipment Rentals

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Contractor Member: A. Ruiz Construction Co. & Assoc., Inc. Tony Ruiz

27 YEARS – 1993

21 YEARS – 1999

Contractor Members: Mitchell Engineering Alex Clark P C & N Construction, Inc. Christi Plum West Valley Construction Co., Inc. Darren Phelps Associate Member: Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C. Paul Simpson

19 YEARS – 2001 Associate Member: Syar Industries, Inc. Scott Thomas

17 YEARS – 2003

Horizon Construction Co. (DS Castro) Dave Castro

Pacific Highway Rentals LLC Paul Indelicato

25 YEARS – 1995

Contractor Members: J. Flores Construction Company, Inc. Jesus Flores

24 YEARS – 1996

Contractor Members: California Engineering Contractors, Inc. Wahid Tadros

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Contractor Member: Centerline Striping Co. Inc. Tom Breault

Contractor Members: Bay Line Cutting & Coring, Inc. Juan C. Arrequin

JMB Construction, Inc. Margaret Burke

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22 YEARS – 1998

James J. Viso Engineering, Inc. Joe Viso

Associate Members: Jim-n-i Rentals Michael Rege

16 YEARS – 2004

Contractor Member: Golden State Bridge, Inc. David Riccitiello

15 YEARS – 2005 Contractor Members: Alarcon Bohm Kevin Bohm ARB, Inc. Mark Borges R & W Concrete Contractors, Inc. Brian Rodrigues


13 YEARS – 2007 Contractor Member: Granite Construction Company Steve Clark Associate Member: Farwest Corrosion Control Co. Bryan Bartlett

12 YEARS – 2008 Associate Member: Enterprise Fleet Management Lucas Bachman

10 YEARS – 2010

Contractor Members: Stomper Company, Inc. Donna Rehrmann

9 YEARS – 2011

Associate Member: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Ryan Wade

8 YEARS – 2012

Contractor Members: Security Paving Company, Inc. Mike Rodriguez Trunxai Construction, Inc. Monica Bourdens Associate Members: Core & Maiin LP Mark Gonzales Nevada Cement Company Gerard Hoppa Trench Shoring Company Barry Corea

6 YEARS – 2014

Royal Electric Company Dina Kimble Associate Member: Economy Trucking Preet Johal

5 YEARS – 2015

Contractor Member: M Squared Construction, Inc. Stewart Michell Associate Member: Western States Tool & Supply Corp. Kelly Lynch

2 YEARS – 2018

Contractor Members: ALB, Inc. Robert Gonzalez B & C Asphalt Grinding, Inc. John Carroll DDM Underground, Inc. Diana Fuller Associate Members: Apex Rents Inc. Kevin Finta Arcadia Graphix and Signs Joe Sweeney Knapheide Truck Bodies Paul Backers Rupert Construction Supply Karen Wonnenberg

1 YEAR – 2019

Contractor Members: Cell-Crete Corporation Louis “LJ” Fisher III Haldeman Homme, Inc. Matt Dow

Contractor Members: Luminart Concrete Gregory Loomis

Preston Pipelines Infrastructure LLC Jordan Thomas

R & R Maher Construction Co., Inc. Brad Maher

Associate Member: Trux Erin Blaire NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

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By Angelica Gouig, Senior Event Coordinator

UCON’s Virtual Education 2020 Over 2,640 attendees!

The need for ongoing employee engagement, education and investment remained a top priority for all our members in 2020. With the unprecedented pandemic came change, but UCON’s dedication remained the same: our members are our top priority. We embraced the change, and pivoted to a virtual platform in order to keep our talent development programs available and accessible. The UCON Board of Directors provided twelve educational programs at no cost to our members. These were specially curated from our top-rated programs, which are normally taught in-person. We were also able to develop a popular Inspiring Leadership Series of 3 sessions led by well-known speakers.

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Thank you to the 2,643 attendees and 157 member companies for your ongoing support, contributions, and feedback. We are truly honored that you entrust your employee engagement and education to us. Thank you to our 2020 program instructors: • Bill Benjamin (Inspiring Leadership Series) Emotional Intelligence and Leading Under Pressure • Mark Breslin, United Contractors CEO Fearless Foreman and No BS Leadership • Rachael Brown, Esq., Sweeney Mason LLP Harassment Prevention Training and Industry Law Updates • Mark Daines, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Construction Finance • Troy Hazard (Inspiring Leadership Series) Leadership Focus Strategies for Remarkable Results • Rae Ann Ianniello, Chabot Las-Positas Community College Developing Emotional Intelligence • Janette Leonidou, Leonidou & Rosin Professional Corporation Mechanic’s Lien Law, Construction Contracts, and Claims Documentation • Carey Lohrenz (Inspiring Leadership Series) Fighter Pilot Lessons for the Office and Jobsite • Roger Mason, Esq., Sweeney Mason LLP Industry Law Updates • Luke Matelan FMI, Inc. Elements of Effective Communication • Russ Rigler, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Construction Finance • Gregg Schoppman, FMI, Inc. Elements of Effective Communication • Bill Spragins, FMI, Inc. Negotiate with Confidence


Highest Rated Courses, 2020: UCON’s Fearless Foreman — Rated 5 out of 5 - Attendees: 204 Inspiring Leadership Speaker Series: Fighter Pilot Lessons for the Office and Jobsite by Carey Lohrenz — Rated 4.9 out of 5 - Attendees: 221 UCON’s No BS Leadership — Rated 4.8 out of 5 - Attendees: 278 Leadership Focus Strategies for Remarkable Results by Troy Hazard — Rated 4.7 out of 5 - Attendees: 181 Construction Finance — Rated 4.7 out of 5 - Attendees: 104

What Our Attendees Had to Say:

“A lot of people can build shit, but true leadership has the privilege to build people. These programs provide tools for that task (borrowed a bit of your language there Mark). As a footnote, I’m 68 and passionate about this business and the people we’re building. Your program helps tune me as well. Thank you.” — Dan Fink, The Conco Companies “No BS Leadership is one of the most informative and eyeopening trainings I have attended. I left significantly pondering how to challenge myself to achieve everything I am capable of.” — Kim Carone, McGuire and Hester

“Amidst the pandemic restrictions and working remotely, these UCON Virtual Programs have provided such a wonderful opportunity for organizations to offer incredibly useful and relevant trainings to employees of multiple levels. Much gratitude and appreciation, it’s been great!” — Lindsay Cambra, Preston Pipelines Infrastructure, LLC

Thank you to the following UCON member companies for attending: A. Ruiz Construction Co. & Assoc., Inc. ABD Insurance & Financial Services Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. Allen A. Waggoner Construction, Inc. Allen Construction Group LLP Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. American Civil Constructors LLC American Pavement Systems, Inc. Anvil Builders Appian Engineering, Inc. Arcadia Graphix and Signs Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers of California, Inc. Azul Works Inc. Bay Area Concretes, Inc. Bay Area Traffic Solutions Bay Cities Paving & Grading, Inc. Bear Electrical Solutions, Inc. Berkeley Cement, Inc. (BCI) Blue Iron Foundations & Shoring LLC Bolton & Company Brosamer & Wall, Inc. C&W Construction Specialties, Inc. C.F. Archibald Paving, Inc. Cal State Constructors, Inc. California Bank of Commerce California Engineering Contractors, Inc. Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation Central Concrete Supply Co., Inc. Chrisp Company CliftonLarsonAllen LLP CMC Construction Columbia Electric, Inc. Compass Engineering Contractors, Inc. The Conco Companies Conco-West, Inc. Concrete Demo Works, Inc. D & D Pipelines, Inc. D.P. Nicoli, Inc. D’Arcy & Harty Construction Inc.

De Haro Ramirez Group Dees Burke Engineering Constructors, LLC DeSilva Gates Construction D-Line Constructors, Inc. DMZ Builders Doyle’s Work Company, Inc. Duran & Venables, Inc. Duran Construction Group Esquivel Grading & Paving, Inc. Evans Brothers, Inc. F & M Bank Flatiron West, Inc. Florez Paving Ford Construction Company, Inc. GECMS Inc./McGuire and Hester JV Ghilotti Bros., Inc. Ghilotti Construction Co. Goebel Construction, Inc. Golden Bay Construction, Inc. Granite Construction Company Graniterock GSL Construction Harbor Linx, Inc. Hilti Horizon Construction Co. (DS Castro) Hoseley Corporation Innovate Engineering J. Flores Construction Company, Inc. JDB & Sons Construction, Inc. Jensen Landscape Contractor, LLC JMB Construction, Inc. Joseph J. Albanese, Inc. KDW Construction, LLC Kerex Engineering Inc. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. LaLonde Equipment Rental Landavazo Bros. Inc. Leonidou & Rosin Professional Corp. Liberty Mutual Surety

Liffey Electric, Inc. Live Oak Utility Infrastructure, LLC LogoBoss Lone Star Landscape, Inc. Luminart Concrete M Squared Construction Inc. Maggiora & Ghilotti, Inc. Marina Landscape, Inc. Martin Brothers Construction Inc. Martin General Engineering, Inc. McGuire and Hester MCK Services, Inc. McSherry & Hudson Michels Corporation Midstate Barrier, Inc. Minerva Construction, Inc. Moreno Trenching, Ltd. Mountain Cascade, Inc. Mozingo Construction, Inc. O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc. O’Grady Paving, Inc. Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas CCD P C & N Construction, Inc. Pacific Coast Drilling Company, Inc. Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. Platinum Pipeline, Inc. Power Engineering Construction Co. Preston Pipelines Infrastructure LLC Preston Pipelines, Inc. Proven Management, Inc. R & R Maher Construction Co. Inc. R. E. Maher Inc. R.A. Nemetz Construction Co. R.J. Gordon Construction, Inc. Rain for Rent Ramos Oil Co., Inc. Ranger Pipelines, Inc. Ransome Company

Ray’s Electric Redgwick Construction Company Robert A. Bothman Construction Rosendin Electric, Inc. Royal Electric Company Rupert Construction Supply Sanco Pipelines, Inc. Sequoia Civil, LLC Serafix Engineering Contractors, Inc. Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. Sierra Mountain Construction, Inc. Sierra Traffic Markings, Inc. Silverado Contractors, Inc. Smith Currie & Hancock, LLP Smith Denison Construction Co. St. Francis Electric LLC Steelhead Constructors, Inc. Steve P. Rados, Inc. Sukut Construction LLC Super Seal & Stripe Sweeney Mason LLP Talus Construction, Inc. Team Ghilotti, Inc. Teichert Solar Tennyson Electric, Inc. TerraCon Constructors, Inc. Total Traffic Control Inc Traffic Management, Inc. (TMI) Tri-Valley Excavating Tri-West Tractor, Inc. Underground Construction Co., Inc. Vanguard Construction Viking Construction Company Vulcan Materials Co., Western Division W. Bradley Electric, Inc. W. R. Forde Associates Inc. Waller, Inc. Wayne E. Swisher Cement Contractor, Inc. West Coast Sand & Gravel Whiteside Concrete Construction Corp.

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Thank You to UCON’s 2020 Annual Sponsors

2020 was an unprecedented year of change and we want to extend a special Thank You to our Annual Sponsors this year. Their continued participation allowed UCON to pivot from in-person events, and continue to offer our members high value with virtual offerings, including select UCON courses, Public Works Speaker Series and the very popular Leadership Speaker Series. We appreciate our sponsors’ dedication to UCON and the industry. 3 color left chest ABOVE POCKET

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By Mike Heffernan, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.

Rates are on the Rise What You Need to Know.

In the August 2019 edition of the Construction Financial Management Association’s Talking Trades publication, Alliant published an article about commercial insurance rates rising. That article warned that there were strong signals that the insurance market was in for a major shift and explained the rationale and basis for this prediction. It is important to point out that this was a prediction drafted back in the middle of Q3 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wildfires that plagued most of the western United States and the unprecedented levels of social unrest that has transpired over the third and fourth quarters of 2020.

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When there is a high degree of uncertainty in the global markets, insurance underwriters will tend to hedge their bets and price risk on the side of caution. The insurance industry is no different than any other supply and demand market—when demand increases at the same time in which the supply becomes limited, this creates a “shift” in the market place that creates a “hard market.” The insurance industry has not seen a hard market in over 15 years, so it was inevitable that this would be a reality in the marketplace at some point. With all the signs and signals that were already present in the third quarter of 2019, plus the additional issues that transpired since that time, we are now in the throes of one of the hardest insurance market cycles the industry has experienced in over two decades. The issues that are driving this are fairly simple. A term being used by Industry experts is what is referred to as “social inflation.” This is really just a fancy term for the increase in insurance losses caused by such factors as higher jury awards, more liberal treatment of claims by workers’ compensation boards, legislative rises in compensation benefit levels and new concepts of tort and negligence. Social Inflation is very difficult to predict, making underwriting and pricing risk a challenge. The lines of insurance that are most impacted by this include but are not limited to: workers’ compensation, professional errors and omissions, Continued on page 54


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Fiduciary Liability 12.50% 10.00% 15.00% “Analyzing data for liability insurance Property Insurance 20.00% 15.00% 25.00% costs from 1950 to the present, the Excess Liability 60.00% 40.00% 80.00% picture at first looks alarming, with costs growing at 9% per year on Errors and Omissions 20.00% 15.00% 25.00% average and in some periods, such as the ‘70s and ‘80s, at a much greater rate. But once you other factors. The intent in showing this illustration is examine the data on a per capita basis and adjust for normal simply to inform UCON members that regardless of monetary inflation, that growth rate is revealed to be much these factors, it should be accepted that these ranges will less significant: 4% on average over the long term. What’s be the new trend in this market cycle that is just now more, since 2002 real costs per capita have actually declined. beginning to make corrections and firming considerably. From 2002-2007/8 the economy was stable, the market was in equilibrium, tort reforms had been enacted and generally the The advice to the UCON membership is to begin your reinsurance industry was flourishing. Some of those positives renewal discussions early, engage with your brokers and have started to unravel in the last couple of years, so this is an risk consultants, meet with your underwriters at least six important time to closely examine where the social inflation months prior to your renewal date and be prepared to trend is likely to go next”1. provide significantly more information for your renewal _________________________________________ than you have historically been accustomed. The 1. Source: AM Best, Tillinghast and PartnerRe calculations insurance underwriting companies are becoming very selective of the risks they will entertain, limiting their Unprecedented losses that have been sustained by the capacity and selecting only those risk that they feel are insurance industry the past three consecutive years, best in class exposures. The biggest mistake you could a consensus concern around what the true impacts of make is leaving this to chance and ignoring the evidence COVID-19 may be (the fear of the unknown) and the that clearly supports what is transpiring at the moment fact that we appear to be on the front end of what has in the global property and casualty marketplace. every sign of a global economic recession, has provided the perfect formula for a hard market cycle (that was Hard market cycles come and go just like with any already in the early stages of developing in late 2019 other market correction, so this will not be a trend that prior to many of these other factors that happened post continues indefinitely. However, we do predict this cycle the market correction already beginning). will have significant impacts as it pertains not only to

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As 2020 comes to an end, we express gratitude and appreciation to our many beloved longstanding members, and to our 32 new contractor members (and counting!) this year. Shortly after celebrating our 50th anniversary in March, the pandemic and wildfires ushered in a new era for UCON and the industry. The evolving “new normal” gifted us ample opportunities to demonstrate our character. Your resilience, dedication, and support— and commitment to work safely despite unprecedented change—proved the importance of the mission of UCON. Together, our relationships have never been more important. Unity and integrity are, in fact, everything. Surviving demands developing proactive strategies, enhancing competitiveness, and driving for innovation. Together, we emerge stronger, and together, our resolve is more remarkable. Thank you for your support, your perseverance, and your dedication to UCON and the greater industry. We look forward to serving you in the new year. With Gratitude on behalf of the entire UCON Family,

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Maher, • Marina Landscape, Inc. • Marinship Development Interest LLC • Marques Pipeline, Inc. • Marsh & McLennan Insurance Agency LLC • Marsh Risk & Insurance and Hester • McInerney & Dillon PC • MCK Services, Inc. • McSherry & Hudson, LLC • Michels Corporation • Midstate Barrier, Inc. • Mike Brown Electric Co. • Constructors, Inc. • Mission Valley Kubota Tractor & Equipment • Mitchell Engineering • MJG Inc. dba MJG Constructors Inc. • MK Pipelines, Inc. • Moreno Mozingo Construction, Inc. • Nada Pacific • National Casting Corporation • National Trench Safety, LLC • Navajo Pipelines, Inc. • Neary Landscape, Inc. • Nevada Concrete, Inc. • O.C. Jones & Sons, Inc. • O’Grady Paving, Inc. • Oak Grove Construction • Odyssey Environmental Services, Inc. • OHL USA, Inc. dba Group Solutions • Oldcastle Precast, Inc. • Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP • Org Metrics • OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas CCD • P & Coast Drilling Company, Inc. • Pacific Coast General Engineering • Pacific Excavation, Inc. • Pacific Highway Rentals LLC • Pacific Infrastructure Const. LLC • Pavement Recycling Systems, Inc. • Penhall Company • PentaRisk Insurance Services LLC • Performance Equipment, Inc. • Peterson Cat • Peterson Trucks, Inc. • Platinum Pipeline, Inc. • PM Admin • PMK Contractors, LLC • Poms Landscaping, Inc. • Power Engineering Construction Co. • Power One LLC • Precision Printing and Graphics • Preston Pipelines Infrastructure LLC • Preston Pipelines, Inc. • Primax Shoring, Inc. • Proven Management, Inc. • QLM, Inc. • R & B & W Concrete Contractors, Inc. • R. E. Maher Inc. • R.A. Nemetz Construction Co. • R.C. Fischer & Co. • R.J. Gordon Construction, Inc. • R&B Company • R&S Oil Co., Inc. • Ranger Pipelines, Inc. • Ransome Company • Ray’s Electric • RC Underground Inc. • RCI General Engineering • RDO-Vermeer • Rebel Equipment Environmental Manufacturing, Inc.) • RGW Construction, Inc. • RGW Equipment Sales • Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Division • Ritchie Bros., Together with Robert A. 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Forde Associates Inc. • Waller, Inc. • Walsh Construction Company II, LLC • Walter C. Smith West Coast Sand & Gravel • West Valley Construction Co., Inc. • Western Stabilization • Western States Tool & Supply Corp. • Whiteside Concrete Construction Corp. • William A. Guthridge & Son, Inc. • Willis Towers Watson • WMA Landscape • Zurich North America Surety NOVEMBER/DECEMBER (Members listed in alphabetical order as of publication date)

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