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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY NEWS

MAY 1, 2013 1ST AID & CPR CERTIFICATION

THURSDAY MAY 9, 2013

VCCA Conference Room 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM **Two Year Certification** Form Inside

Forklift courtesy of Quinn Company

VENTURA COUNTY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION

1830 LOCKWOOD STREET, SUITE 110, OXNARD, CA 93036 (805) 981-8088 FAX (805) 981-8089 Email vcca@vccainc.com Web www.vccainc.com


VENTURA COUNTY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION “Serving Ventura County For Over Sixty Years” - est. l946

2013 OFFICERS Butch Schiellack

Jim Hawk

Randy Gulden

Schiellack & Associates

JL Hawk Construction

Center Glass Company

VCCA President/CFO

VCCA Corporate Secretary

VCCA Vice President

Phone: 278-1888 Fax: 278-9998

Phone: 340-9176 Fax: 644-2066

Phone: 642-0149 Fax: 642-1374

2013 DIRECTORS David Atkin

Marc Cunningham

Dave Johnson

Wayne Pendrey

David Atkin Construction Phone: 642-1958 Fax: 650-9999

Schipper Construction Phone: 963-4359 Fax: 963-1270

DJ&T Inc Phone: 320-3713 david.a.johnson@gmail.com

Wayne Pendrey Const Phone: 487-9821 Fax: 331-4347

Richard Atmore

Lisa Eklund

Sean McCulloch

Garry Oswald*

RA Atmore & Sons Inc Phone: 644-6851 Fax: 642-2127

Apex Construction Phone: 643-2121 Fax: 643-2145

Community West Bank Phone: 962-7420 Fax: 629-6530

GRD Construction Phone: 644-2404 Fax: 644-7378

Nort Colborn

Bill Huff*

Stan Patscheck

Tommy Tatangelo*

Standard Industries Phone: 643-6669 Fax: 643-6642

William Huff & Sons Construction

Patscheck Construction Co

OST Trucks & Cranes Phone: 643-9963 Fax: 643-7618

Phone: 647-272 Fax: 659-3468

Phone: 402-9130 patscheck.const@gmail.com

Honorary Life Board Member

2013 STANDING COMMITTEES

* Past VCCA Presidents

BUDGET & FINANCE

DINNER & EVENTS

EDUCATION

Chairman Butch Schiellack

Chairman Dave Johnson

Chair Stan Patscheck

GOLF TOURNAMENT

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

GREEN BUILDING

Chairman Garry Oswald

Chair Jim Hawk

Chairman Wayne Pendrey

Ray Myer LEGAL COUNSEL

Phone: 962-0083 Fax: 962-2372 INSURANCE

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

PLAN ROOM

SAFETY

Chairman Sean McCulloch

Chair Bill Huff

Chairman Randy Gulden

Chairman David Atkin

The VCCA Office & Plan Room Open Monday thru Friday 7AM to 4PM (805) 981-8088 Fax (805) 981-8089 Website: www.vccainc.com Free On-Site Notary Service For VCCA Members State Fund Workers’ Comp Insurance - 6% Premium Discount For Members In VCCA Group 586 Discounted Group Medical Insurance with Q&A

ASSOCIATION STAFF *Members At Large

Membership/Safety Services Administrative Assistant

Office Manager

Executive Director Robert Weich

Bob Perlis

Christina Reyes

Maria Chavez

(805) 981-1843

(805) 981-8088

(805) 981-8088

(805) 981-8088

email: bperlis@vccainc.com

email: chrisina@vccainc.com

email: maria@vccainc.com

email: vcca@vccainc.com


For 2013 the bulletin will be sent once a month digitally to all members and associates via email. It is also on the front page of the VCCA website: www.vccainc.com

Construction Industry News May 1, 2013

Be Sure To Ask For Placement In VCCA Group 586 When Enrolled With State Compensation Insurance Fund

VCCA’s “Scrolling” CALENDAR THURSDAY ~ MAY 9TH

1ST AID & CPR CERTIFICATION VCCA OFFICE, OXNARD

FRIDAY ~ MAY 10TH

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COSTS TAX SEMINAR EDD OFFE, VENTURA

TUESDAY ~ MAY 14TH

VCCA BOARD MEETING

FRIDAY ~ MAY 15TH

CAT EQUIPMENT YARD AUCTION CAMARILLO

THURSDAY ~ MAY 23RD

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TAX SEMINAR EDD OFFE, VENTURA

MONDAY ~ MAY 27TH

MEMORIAL DAY VCCA OFFICE CLOSED

TUESDAY ~ JUNE 11TH

VCCA BOARD MEETING

TUESDAY ~ JUNE 25TH VCCA SCHOLARDSHIP AWARDS DINNER WHAT IS A GREEN BUILDING PROFESSIONAL? For some time now your VCCA Board of Directors has been discussing a proposal to add a new listing in our database identifying a contractor as “Certified Green Professional”. There has been great emphasis placed on “green building” over the years, and many contractors have enrolled in a variety of courses toward learning building practices pursuant to California Code of Regulations title 24 Part 11 adopted in June of 2010 (otherwise known as “California Green Building Standards”). What was presented to the VCCA board on April 9th is criteria that would identify a new class of contractor. The VCCA board is being asked to recognize this new category. The board queries, however, would this provide valuable service to both the general and public agencies looking for a green building contractor or just give an advantage to green contractors over those who say they can build anything that the architect designs, whether “LEED, green or conventional”. On pages 19 & 20 Is the proposal. The board would like member input on the matter. Please read the memo and email vcca@vccainc.com with any comments you may have, making it brief as possible. Thank You! MAY 9 TH 1ST AID & CPR CLASS - Announcement and Reservation Form Page 5

In this issue:

JULY 22ND TED FLESHER MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNEY - Announcement and Registration Form Page 7 WELCOME NEW MEMERS - Jan, Feb, Mar & April 2012 Page 9 MAY 10TH EDD TAX SEMINAR - Announcement and Registration Page 11 MAY 15TH EQUIPMENT YARD AUCTION - Announcement Page 13 PLAN ROOM BID DOCUMENT SUMMARY - Page 15 MAY 23RD INDEPENTED CONTRACTOR TAX SEMINAR - Announcement Page 17 WHAT IS A CERTIFIED GREEN BUILDING PROFESSIONAL - Pages 19 & 20

For “daily” up-to-date construction industry information, current plan room projects available, on-line digital plan viewing and photo highlights of VCCA activities go to: www.vccainc.com


CPR & 1ST AID CERTIFICATION THURSDAY MAY 9, 2013

VCCA Conference Room 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM $75.00 Per person Includes Training, Certificates, Cost of Practice “Annies”

Laurel Beth Rice

Limited to first 12 registrants Employers, Trainers & Designated Trainees Training For CalOsha Accepted Safety Standard Instruction By Laurel Beth Rice

RN, BSM, Certified Red Cross/American Heart Association Instructor

**CPR & 1st Aid Certification Are For Two Years** BEFORE FILLING OUT THIS RESERVATION FORM CALL THE VCCA OFFICE FIRST TO DETERMINE IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE

(805) 981-8088

RESERVATIONS FOR 1ST AID & CPR COMPANY__________________________________ CONTACT ______________ PHONE ___________________FAX _____________ EMAIL__________________

□ My Payment For 1st Aid/CPR $ ______ To Cover ____Person(s) @ $75.00 each □ Place On My Credit Card: Cardholder Name: ___________________________ Visa/MC/Amex/Other No: ____________________________ Exp Date ________ ATTENDEE NAME(S) _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________

May 9, 2013

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If space is available fill in form and return via fax to VCCA office: (805) 981-8089


Fantastic Gifts And Raffle Prizes

Monday - July 22, 2013 Spanish Hill Country Club - Camarillo, CA

Advanced Sponsorship Reservation Form Includes Green Fees, Cart, BBQ Lunch on the Range, Drinks, Range Balls, Tee Favors & Awards Banquet Buffet Dinner

 Tourney Sponsor . . . . . . . $ 2000 4 players, award ceremony trophy & reserved seating, staging area banner, masthead publicity in bulletin, website & tourney program. Two $25 super golf ticket per player.

 Luncheon Sponsor . . . . . . $ 1750 4 players, , signage at on course luncheon station, sub-masthead publicity in VCCA bulletin, website & tourney program

 Beverage Sponsor. . . . . . . $ 1500 4 players, signage at on course refreshment stations (#1, #6, # 10 & #14 tees) and recognition in VCCA bulletin, website & tourney program

 Long Drive Sponsor. . . . . $ 1250 4 players, large signage at #14 tee, & recognition in VCCA bulletin, website & tourney program

 Tee Sponsor. . . . . . . . . . . $ 1150 4 players, signage at tee for all golfers to see playing through & recognition in VCCA bulletin, website & tourney program.

Non-Player Sponsor Participation Long Drive Signage Only…..$250 Tee Sign Only .….$150 Dinner Only…. $50 

Count me in! I have checked the box above for a foursome or other packages. Here is my check to VCCA for $________. Or place this amount on my credit card: Company Name _____________________________ Contact __________________ Phone: ______________ Fax:______________ Email: ________________________ Cardholder Name ________________________________ (Amex Visa MC Other) Card No. ____________________________________________Exp date__________ ____

Mail to VCCA,1830 Lockwood St #110, Oxnard, Ca 93036 , or email your reservation and cc info to vcca@vccainc.com or fax it to 981-8089. Reservations are on a first in basis until full..


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS APPROVED AT APRIL 9, 2013, BOARD MEETING E&B EQUIPMENT 741 Gitan Dr Oxnard, CA 93030 Phone: 805-407-8980 Fax: 805-981-3041 Email: ebequipment@msn.com Joe Lcuio…..Owner License: Associate Date Joined: 4-2-13 Specialty: aggregate supplies Referred by: VCCA Staff

JP STEEL CORP dba Mission Steel 20510Kingsburty St, Chatsworth, CA 91311 Phone: 818-998-3814 Fax: 818-998-3814 Email: popes6@aol.com Jim Pope…..President License: 484412 C-50, C-53 Date joined: 3-27-13 Specialty: reinforcing steel for swimming pools Referred by: SCIF Group 586

FABRICMATE SYSTEMS 4350 Transport St #101 Ventura, CA 93003 Phone: 805-642-7470 Fax: 805-642-3154 Email: clanuza@fbricmate.com Web: www.fabricmate.com Craig Lanuza…..President License: Associate Date Joined: 3-15-13 Specialty: wall coverings; tack boards; acoustical panel Referred by: VCCA staff

TNC TILE & STONE 6849 Trojan Ct Moorpark, CA 93021 Phone: 818-292-5041 Fax: 805-523-9431 Email: tnctileandstone@hotmail.com Connie Hartley…..Office Manager License: 967876 C-54 Date joined: 3-28-13 Specialty: ceramic & mosaic tile Referred by: Lisa Eklund

JORDAN-BOTKE ENTERPRISES dba PW ENVIRONMENTAL 230 Dove Court Santa Paula, CA 93060 Phone: 805-525-5563 Fax: 805-525-2896 Email: scott@pwenvironmental.com Web: www.pwenvironmental.com Scott Jordan….Project Manager License: 457640 A, B, C-57, ASB, HAZ Date Joined: 3-22-13 Specialty: environmental engineering & consulting; stormwater management; APCD permitting Referred by: VCCA Group 586

A total of 24 new members So far this year


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No Charge There is no charge for this seminar. To make reservations, use the Internet: www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_ Tax_Seminars/or call (866) 873-6083.

Important notices and statements. How to minimize unemployment insurance costs.

For additional seminar dates, times, locations, and subjects, please check EDD's Web site at www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/or call (888) 745-3886.

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BID ONSITE OR ONLINE! With eQuipment Yard auctions, you can bid from the comfort of your home or office. Or, for our May 15th Auction, join us at our onsite bidding location! BRING YOUR SMART PHONE OR TABLET TO BID OR USE OUR ONSITE BIDDING STATIONS!

May 15, 2013 8 a.m. PACIFIC TIME PRE-BIDDING MAY 9 / LIVE BIDDING MAY 13

ONSITE BIDDING LOCATION: 1535 Flynn Road ƒ Camarillo CA, 93012

FEATURING EQUIPMENT FROM A ONE-OWNER RETIREMENT DISPERSAL IN CAMARILLO, CA

Inspect equipment onsite starting Monday, May 13th Register onsite starting Tuesday, May 14th

CAMARILLO, CA EQUIPMENT LIST: HYDRAULIC EXCAVATORS

UTILITY TRUCK

TRAILERS

1998 CAT 345BL 1998 CAT 330BL 2003 CAT 325CL (2)

2008 FORD F550 XL

2004 MURRAY 40 TON T/A LOWBOY TRAILER 2004 INTERSTATE 10ST EQUIPMENT TRAILER 1988 EQUIPMENT TRAILER LEMCO 5254P REEL TRAILER

TRUCK TRACTOR 2005 PETERBILT 378

TRACK-TYPE TRACTOR PICKUP TRUCKS

1988 CAT D3C

2007 FORD F250 XLT 2006 FORD F250 XL 2001 FORD F250 XL 2006 FORD F150 XL

WHEEL LOADERS 2007 CAT 950H (2) 2006 CAT 950H 2004 CAT 938G 1990 CAT 936E

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT:

2003 PETERBILT 330

AIR COMPRESSORS & EXCHANGERS, ASPHALT GRINDER, ATTACHMENTS, BUCKETS, COMPACTION WHEELS, FORKS, GENERATORS, HYDRAULIC HAMMERS, HYDROSTATIC TEST PUMPS, JACK HAMMERS, JUMPING JACKS, PIPE SUPPLIES & TOOLS, PLATE COMPACTORS, STEEL PLATES, STORAGE CONTAINERS, WATER PUMPS, WELDER & MUCH MORE!

FLATBED TRUCKS

SKID STEER LOADERS 2007 CAT 268B 2005 CAT 252B

2007 HI-VAC SEWER JETTER ON T/A TRAILER

FUEL & LUBE TRUCK

BACKHOE LOADERS 2005 CAT 420D 2003 CAT 420D (4)

JETTING EQUIPMENT

1995 FORD F800 1988 FORD F600 2006 FORD F450 XL (3) 2003 FORD F450 XL 2000 FORD F450 XL 1999 FORD F450 XL (3)

COMPACTORS 1997 CAT CB-214C WACKER RT560

DUMP TRUCK

WATER TRUCKS

FORKLIFT

2005 FORD F750 XL (3)

1999 CAT DP20

2001 PETERBILT 330 T/A

2003 CAT 325CL (1 OF 2)

2007 CAT 950H (1 OF 2)

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Register to Bid Onsite or Online! Register at our onsite location in Camarillo, CA beginning Tuesday, May 14th, or visit www.catauctions.com/eyard5 to register for online bidding.

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Ventura County Contractoprs Association Plan Room Bid Documents As of May 1, 2013 Bid Day Tuesday

Bid Date

Storage

Apr 30, 2013 QQ*

Name of Plans

Bid Date Time

SANTA BARBARA - VALLE VERDE ASSISTED LIVING

04/30 @ 4 PM

Job Walk

Wednesday May 1, 2013

R*

SAN BERNARDINO - EAST BRANCH EXTENSION

05/01 @ 2 PM

Thursday

May 2, 2013

SS*

SAN LUIS OBISPO - CHIP SEAL VARIOUS COUNTY RDS

05/02 @ 3 PM

03/05/13 @ 10 AM

Thursday

May 2, 2013

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GOLETA - HOLLISTER AVE ASPHALT OVERLAY PROJECT

05/02 @ 2 PM

Thursday

May 2, 2013

2*

VENTURA - LINCOLN SCHOOL MODULAR CLASSROOM

05/02@ 2 PM

04/16/13 @ 9 (M)

Thursday

May 2, 2013

3*

VENTURA - CHARTER SCHOOL & DE ANZA MS RELOCATEABLES 05/02 @ 2:30

04/17/13 @ 9 (M)

Thursday

May 7, 2013

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INDIO - DMV FIELD OFFICEPARKING LOT LIGHTING

05/07 @ 1:30 PM 04/25/13 @ 10:30 (M)

Tuesday

May 7, 2013

I*

CALABASAS - PARK CAPRI & GRANDA INTERSECTION

05/07 @ 2 PM

Tuesday

May 7, 2013

F*

CALABASAS - NEW TRAFFIC ISLAND IMPROVEMENTS

04/07 @ 2:30 PM

Wednesday May 8, 2013

36*

VENTURA - VENTURA COLL ELECTRICAL WORK

05/08 @ 3 PM

Thursday

May 9, 2013

XX*

EL PASO ROBLES - STREET REHAB RAMBOUILET

05/09 @ 2 PM

Thursday

May 9, 2013

JJ*

SIMI VALLEY - WEST EASY ST IMPROVEMENTS

05/09 @ 3:30

Thursday

May 9, 2013

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GORMAN - PIPELINE INSTALLATION AND CHANNEL REPAIRS

05/9 @ 11 AM

04/24/13 @ 10 AM

Thursday

May 9, 2013

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UCSB - SANTA YNEZ APARTMENTS 100'S REFURBISHMENT

05/09 @ 3 PM

04/18/13 @ 1:30 PM

Thursday

May 9, 2013

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UCSB - EL COLEGIO ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

05/09 @ 2:30

04/25/13 @ 1:30 (M)

Thursday

May 9, 2013

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VICTORVILLE - ST MARYS MEDIAL CENTER

05/09 @ 12 PM

Thursday

May 9, 2013

16*

Thursday

May 14, 2013 to arrive

SIMI VALLEY - INFLUENT & EFFLUENT CHANNEL WALL REHAB

05/14 @ 3:30

Thursday

May 14, 2013 to arrive

SANTA MARIA - PIONEER VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

05/14 @ 2 PM

Tuesday

May 14, 2013 to arrive

VENTURA - ARUNDELL BARRANCA REPAIRS

05/14 @ 2 PM

THOUSAND OAKS - FIRE STATION 30 EMERGENCY GENERATOR 05/09 @ 1 PM

04/11/13 @ 2 (M)

04/30/13 @ 9 (M)

Wednesday May 15, 2013 to arrive

SIMI VALLEY - WATER PLANT ELECTRICAL UPGRADES PHASE 1 05/15 @ 3:30 PM 05/01/13 @ 1:30 PM

Thursday

May 16, 2013 B*

NEWHALL - NEWHALL DMV PARKING LOT REPAIR

05/16 @ 2 PM

Thursday

May 16, 2013 MM*

SAN LUIS OBISPO - MAIN ST BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

05/16 @ 3 PM

Thursday

May 16, 2013 onliner

SAN LUIS OBISPO - ATASCADERO LIBRARY EXPANSION

05/16 @ 3 PM

Thursday

May 16, 2013 KK

SAN LUIS OBISPO - MARSH ST PARKING GARAGE PAINTING

05/16 @ 2 PM

Thursday

May 16, 2013 15

MOORPARK - DEMO OF STRUCTURE & SITE CLEARANCE

05/16 @ 3 PM

Friday

May 17, 2013 9*

SANTA PAULA - SANTA PAULA HS ADDITION/MODERNIZATION

05/17 @ 2 PM

see contact info

Tuesday

May 21, 2013 37*

VENTURA - CHANNEL ISLANDS HARBOR RAMP REPLACEMENT

05/21 @ 3 PM

05/09/13 @ 10 AM

Tuesday

May 21, 2013 39*

PORT HUENEME - RESURFACING HUENEME RD BIKE LANES

05/21 @ 2 PM

Wednesday May 22, 2013 H*

FRESNO COUNTIES - SEAL & PAVE ROADS & PARKED AREA

05/22 @ 2 PM

Thursday

May 23, 2013 RR*

SAN LUIS OBISPO -WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM UPGRADES

05/23 @ 3 PM

Thursday

May 23, 2013 to arrive

MALIBU - ANNUAL STREET MAINTENANCE SERVICES

05/23 @ 3 PM

Wednesday May 29, 2013 to arrive

THOUSAND OAKS - KAVILI LOBBY RENOVATION

05/29 @ 3 PM

Thursday

May 30, 2013 to arrive

MOORPARK - PARKS LANDSCAPE SERVICES

05/30 @ 10 AM

* Digital

On-Line

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04/25/13 @ 8 (M) 04/30/13 @ 10 AM

* = PLANS available on-line VCCA website

For current bid documents, go to www.vccainc.com and go to members only area and use your access code Plan Holders List and Bid Results are also on-line in VCCA members only area


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Employee Independent Contractor Tax Seminar May 23,2013 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Ventura Tax Office 4820 McGrath Street, Suite 200 Ventura, CA 93003

You will learn: • •

No Charge There is no charge for this seminar. To make reservations, use the Internet: www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/or call (866) 873-6086.

How to distinguish between an employee and an independent contractor The basics of statutory employment requirements

Independent contractor reporting requirements

Ways to get assistance

For additional seminar dates, times, locations, and subjects, please check EDD's Web site at www.edd.ca.gov/Payroll_Tax_Seminars/or call (888) 745-3886. EDD is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternate formats need to be made prior to the event by calling (866) 873-6086 (voice), orTTY (800) 547-9565.

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GREYMAR ASSOCIATES

1575 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 105-B, Ventura, CA 93001 Tel: (805)644-8718 TO: VCCA Board of Directors FROM: Wally Geer

4.09.2013

RE: Proposed VCCA "Certified Green Professionals" Designation Dear Board Members: As a Board, we have been having ongoing discussions regarding the creation of a "VCCA Certified Green Professional" list. It is would goal to create such a list that could be used on your own web site as well as used on a cooperative basis as a "Link" to this list from other building industry web sites. In light of our ongoing discussions regarding the VCCA Green Building Committee trying to come up with criteria that would potentially vet our members as "VCCA Certified Green Professionals", please let this memo serve as on overview some thoughts on what might potentially become a good set of criteria for such a list. I think your Green Committee has come to the conclusion that to be recognized as a "Green Building Professional" (and I use this in the broadest sense that it could apply to a broad spectrum of your membership including but not limited to General Contractors, Subcontractors, material vendors, architects & engineers, etc.), you would need to pass a vetting process that would include;

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You should have some form of legitimate professional designation in regards to your educational background in "Green Building" as certified by a third party organization and

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You should also be capable of communicating your knowledge to those you are serving as customers or clients.

In regards to the first criteria point, there are numerous well run educational and certification tracks already in existence to educate and vet building industry professionals in regards to green, sustainable and energy efficient design and construction for both new structures and the remodeling and retrofitting of existing structures. As a result of that, the VCCA Green Building Committee feels it would not be appropriate for VCCA to attempt to reinvent the wheel and create there own certification track. Each of the existing programs we have discussed and are listed herein have their own relative merits and some place a stronger emphasis on certain elements of green building (for example, energy savings), while other tend to take a more comprehensive view of what makes for a sustainable building and include emphasis on reuse of materials, the embodied energy it takes to fabricate and construct with certain materials, etc., etc. In spite of the differences in these programs we have selected, each of them provide enough of a comprehensive educational overview, backed by testing of applicants to assure that any individual that has been certified by any of the programs that we consider relevant, has a big picture understanding of all the moving parts and issues that should be considered when working within the disciplines of design, engineering and construction with the goal of creating an environmentally friendly, energy efficient building.


Legitimate professional designation It is the opinion of the VCCA Green Committee that a VCCA Member could be considered a "VCCA Certified Green Professional" if they have completed credentials and certification by any of the educational and certification tracks listed below: 1. LEED Green Associate Certification or LEED Accredited Professional Certification (see www.usqbc.orq for further details) 2. Building Performance Institute Certification, including any of the BPI accredited educational certification tracks (see www.bpi.org for further details) 3. National Association of Home Builders Certified Green Professional Accreditation (see www.nahb.org for further details) 4. A graduate of an Community College or University (accredited by the State of California) Green Building Program that involves a minimum of 140 hours of class room training, testing and completion of a class project documenting knowledge of Green Building Principals. This list would include programs taught at UCLA, Sonoma State University, Santa Monica Community College, etc. 5. Certification by "Build It Green" as a Green Point Rater or Green Point Advisor, or other certifications within the Build It Green Educational Track (see www.builditgreen.org for further details)

Ability to communicate Your knowledge of Green Building Based on the consensus of the VCCA Green Committee, the second element that would make someone an knowledgeable green building professional is the ability to communicate their knowledge with customers and clients. Although you probably could not directly certify this through a "test" or "oral exam", on a good news note, the list of certifications listed above tend to become a self-fulfilling prophecy in regards to the fact that if you have any of those credentials, you do in fact have the knowledge to communicate what Green and Sustainable Design & Construction is all about.

Additional Comments Although this above list is a work in progress, the VCCA Green Committee feels this would be a good starting point to vet VCCA Members. As our program gains momentum and traction, they will of course look into other credible credentials that may potentially be added to this list. I hope the following gives you an overview of where we are trying to take this program. To make our list, we also feel that the members should be required to keep up their VCCA credentials status by qualifying for a minimal amount of continuing education. By way of example, perhaps a member would be required to complete a total of eight hours of continuing education on a self-reporting basis every two years (i.e. averaging four hours per year). We are still thinking through that issue. In closing, I hope this has been helpful to further the Board's thinking and decision making process along on this issue. Very truly yours,


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GREEN BUILDING & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN Consumers are increasingly demanding green and sustainable environments that benefit health, reduce waste, save money, and help the planet. UCSB Extension proudly presents the Green Building & Sustainable Design Professional Certificate Program designed to meet this demand.

SPRING QUARTER COURSES GREEN BUILDING MATERIALS Instructor: Jordan Sager When: Wednesday, 6:30pm-9:30pm, April 3-May 1 Where: UCSB, location to be announced When: Saturday, 1pm-4pm, April 13 Where: Santa Barbara, location to be announced Fee: $235 Early Bird Discount Fee $285 if payment is received on or after March 21

WASTE MANAGEMENT AND GREEN PURCHASING Instructor: Alelia Parenteau When: Tuesday, 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 14-June 11 Where: UCSB, location to be announced When: Saturday, 9am-12pm, May 18 Saturday, 9am-12pm, June 8 Where: Santa Barbara, location to be announced Fee: $250 Early Bird Discount Fee $300 if payment is received on or after May 1

SUSTAINABLE PLANNING AND SITE DESIGN Instructor: Susan Sherwin When: Thursday, 6:30pm-9:30pm, April 18-May 9 Where: UCSB, location to be announced When: Saturday, 9am-12pm, April 27 Saturday, 9am-12pm, May 4 Where: Santa Barbara, location to be announced Fee: $235 Early Bird Discount Fee $285 if payment is received on or after April 5

SOLAR ENERGY SOLUTIONS: AN INTRODUCTION TO HARNESSING THE POWER OF THE SUN Instructor: Shawn Jacobson When: Wednesday, 6:30pm-9:30pm, May 8-June 5 Where: UCSB, location to be announced When: Saturday, 9am-12pm, June 1 Where: Santa Barbara, location to be announced Fee: $235 Early Bird Discount Fee $285 if payment is received on or after April 25

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Ventura County Contractors Association (805) 981-8088

VCCA Inc

1830 Lockwood St, No. 110, Oxnard, CA 93036 FAX (805) 981-8089 Email vcca@vccainc.com Web www.vccainc.com

What’s in it for you? Full Service Website - www.vccainc.com - Updated Daily

Full Service VCCA Plan Room     

Public agency & private entity bid documents Plan size engineering copier Copy and fax machines available Contractors legal forms On-line Digital Plan Room (Updated daily projects)

Member Insurance Discounts   

Workers’ compensation premium discounts up to 6%through State Fund in VCCA Group 586 Group medical insurance offered through Q&A Philadelphia Insurance Company premium liability lines for exceptional cost savings to your firm

Newsletter & Advertising    

Popular newsletter booklet prepared digitally and emailed monthly to all members & associates Member advertising and timely news articles Bid document summary and project details Website banner advertising - over 5000 hits a month

Annual Membership Directory   

Colorful and informative book format VCCA members alphabetically and by specialty Descriptive summary of Ventura County & its cities

Membership Activities    

Quarterly member-dinner meetings. Selected speakers & timely topics impacting contractors Exceptional buffet dinners Evening ending prize drawings and give-a-ways VCCA networking & social mixers at VCCA office

Annual Membership Events   

Annual Member-Dinner in January (Installation) Ted Flesher Memorial Golf Tourney in July Public Official’s BBQ Night in August

Safety Training Seminars  

First Aid, CPR, Forklift safety certification & selected others provided by State Fund and VCCA Training brochures & tailgate safety booklets

Organization Interaction 

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Golden State Builders Exchanges (GSBE) endorsing State Fund for discounted workers’ comp insurance and representing the interests of the construction industry throughout the State Contractors State License Board (CSLB) (to curtail activities of unlicensed contractors) Associated General Contractors (AGC)

Construction Education Foundation  

Annual “Ray Prueter” Scholarship Awards Multiple scholarship funds provided to local students who are seeking or continuing their education toward “Careers In Construction”

VCCA Board Of Directors     

Fifteen member VCCA Board Monthly Board Meetings Active steering committees for organization activities Wide-spread community representation & listened to industry voice Public speaking, presentation & seminars provided

Free Notary Service 

In house notary for VCCA members only

Legal Consultation 

Available through VCCA’s legal counsel who is a board member and officer of the corporation

Membership In VCCA VCCA is a private, non-profit membership organization serving the construction industry in Ventura County for over sixty years. We were formed in August of l946. Membership is open to qualified state licensed contractors and other businesses, individuals and entities who are not contractors but whose activities involve the construction industry, such as suppliers, material men, vehicle and equipment dealers, banking, insurance, legal and accounting professionals. At least 75% of our members must be licensed contractors, with not more than 25% of the being Associates. Annual dues are $395.00...about the price of a cup of coffee a day! Membership pays off! VCCA is….

“Construction America At Its Best” Serving Ventura County For Over Sixty Years - est. 1946


VENTURA COUNTY CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION INC 1830 Lockwood Street #110 Oxnard, CA 93036

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