Welcome to our newsletter! You will find important updates and industry related news, along with upcoming speaking events and educational opportunities. Thank you for your interest in CCMI.


Deborah Wilder
CCMI President 


*California Contractors- DIR Registration due before July 1
For companies performing prevailing wage work in California, you must be registered as a Public Works Contractor with the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)  and pay an annual fee of $300.00.  Registration is now open on the DIR's website and is due not later than July 1, 2017. Here is the link.  
Remember, your company must be registered at the time of bid (or face an additional penalty amount of $2,000).
Contractor registration applies to any entity who performs work which must pay prevailing wages, this includes: contractors, subcontractors, temporary staffing services, trucking companies, surveyors, inspectors, material testing, owner/operators, sole proprietors. Even if a contractor subcontracts out all work, the contractor must still be registered.


CCMI honored at LCPtracker Conference

CCMI president, Deborah Wilder received a MVP award at the LCPtracker's Annual users conference in Anaheim May 31, 2017. Deborah has been a speaker at every LCPtracker annual conference. This year she conducted 9 workshops on 6 different topics.


What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages (Poway) 
Thursday, June 15
San Diego Chapter ABC Training Trust 
For more info and to register: www.abcsd.org
What Every Contractor Should Know About Prevailing Wages (Livermore)
Wednesday, June 21
Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California
For more information and to register: www.abcnorcal.org/calendar  
Prevailing Wage Workshop and Training (Livermore)
Thursday, August 24
Associated Builders and Contractors of Northern California
For more information and to register: www.abcnorcal.org/calendar 

You asked, we answered!

Question: How do I go about getting a wage rate  for Surveyors on a Davis Bacon project?
Answer: Surveyors performing work on an active construction site are covered by federal Davis Bacon rates.  All Agency Memo 212 issued March 22, 2013 states that those performing actual physical work as part of a surveying team are considered laborers and mechanics and covered by Davis Bacon prevailing wages. 

Some of the wage determinations still do not have a wage rate listed for surveyors, so a conformance request (SF1444) should be used to request the rate. The wage determination only applies to an active construction site (not surveying work as part of a design phase).  Typically the wage rates do not apply to the Chief of the Party who is generally an exempt employee. However, those performing measurements and staking (typically referred to as Rodman, Chainman, or Staking) are covered by prevailing wages.

CCMI is not just another firm....

We are not merely a "consulting" firm, but rather a team of individuals who understand the needs of the Public Entity and contractors to "get the project done." Our staff includes retired contractors, auditors, attorneys and industry veterans.