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5 Things Construction Contractors Should Know About Sales Tax

Construction teams charge for their services, as well as for the materials they use to perform those services. As your construction crew builds homes, businesses, and stores in communities throughout the nation, you must follow sales tax laws specific to the area in which you’re working.

Because these laws vary from state to state, it’s important to be familiar with those rules before accepting payments. Here are a few things construction contractors should know about sales tax.

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By Chuck Daleo

Q: Can the inspector require that my work comply with the new 2016 CBC? I got my permit last year under the 2013 CBC.
Howard G.

This issue seems to come up with every new code cycle. Howard did not tell me what the inspector was requiring because the inspector did not tell him or write anything that needed to be done. The inspector merely told him that he would now have to comply with the new CBC.

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Concrete Construction Safety

Concrete is a versatile and strong material for construction. Concrete workers are just as versatile when performing excavations, carpentry, metalworking, pouring, and smoothing to create concrete structures. Pay attention to the variety of hazards while you work with concrete.

Personal protection equipment (PPE) keeps you safe on the job. For digging, forming, and exposure to concrete, wear sturdy gloves and safety boots to protect your hands and feet. A hard hat protects your head from falling objects and bumps. Consider ear plugs depending on the noise level of your equipment and job site. Safety glasses and face shields protect your eyes from flying dust, wood chips, and concrete. A respirator protects your lungs from concrete dust and dirt.

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La Seguridad en la Construcción con Concreto

El concreto es un material de construcción versátil y resistente. Los trabajadores del concreto son igualmente versátiles cuando llevan a cabo excavaciones, carpintería, trabajos de metalmecánica, vertiendo y alisando el concreto para crear estructuras. Se debe prestar atención a los diferentes peligros presentes al trabajar con concreto.

Los equipos de protección personal (PPE, por sus siglas en inglés) mantienen su seguridad en el trabajo. Para excavar, construir encofrados y exposición al concreto, se deben usar guantes fuertes y botas de seguridad para protegerse las manos y los pies. Un casco le protege la cabeza contra golpes y objetos que puedan caer. Considere el uso de tapones para los oídos, dependiendo del nivel de ruido presente en sus equipos y en su sitio de trabajo. Gafas y caretas de seguridad le protegen los ojos contra el polvo, las astillas y las partículas de concreto. Un equipo de respiración le protege los pulmones contra el polvo de concreto y la suciedad.

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Capitol Connection Q&A for Contractors
By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc

It’s not ‘smoke and mirrors’ but a General needs to ‘reflect’ on my answer before taking action! While not a ‘marriage’ breaking up is still hard to do when you’ve got a shared license between you. First, we ‘engineer’ a solution by breaking down this three-part question…

Q:  Can you tell me whether a licensed General Contractor and licensed Professional Engineer may form a legit Joint Venture (JV) for both public and private works in California?

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732 N. Diamond Bar Blvd. #114
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Phone: (909) 396-1451
Fax: (909) 396-1453