Technical Note – Permeable Paver Systems

Posted by Mike Munn on Mar 18, 2015

Permeable pavers are becoming increasingly popular as people and agencies strive to protect our environment. Permeable pavers help prevent water runoff and charge aquifers. Permeable pavers can only achieve designed drainage when specific aggregates are installed to create a totally permeable “system.” This system is comprised of a top layer of concrete pavers that have small joints filled with small stones.  Water then enters the joints penetrating various layers of larger crushed washed stones to allow the water to either be stored, or infiltrate the soil subgrade and help filter pollutants.   
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California Supreme Court Holds Injured Employee of Independent Contractor Cannot Sue the Contractor’s Hirer for Injury Caused by Cal/OSHA Violation

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

When the employee of an independent contractor suffers an injury on the jobsite, can the employee recover damages from the entity or individual who hired that independent contractor?
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Building Materials and LEED®

Posted by Ben Licari on Mar 18, 2015

Building Materials and LEED® 
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President Obama’s American Jobs Act

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S AMERICAN JOBS ACT
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MORE ON THE ECONOMY...

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

MORE ON THE ECONOMY...
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Trouble Brewing…The Disaster of California State Pensions

Posted by Graniterock on Mar 18, 2015

Trouble Brewing…
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Graniterock Win Keeps Off-Duty Meal Period Issue in the Spotlight

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

San Jose, Calif. – In Driscoll, et al. v. Granite Rock Company (“Graniterock”), the Honorable James P. Kleinberg of the Santa Clara County Superior Court, ruled in favor of defendant Graniterock, following a 14-day bench trial.  In a tentative statement of decision, the court determined that Graniterock was not in violation of California law as it relates to off-duty meal periods, a wage and hour issue receiving much attention in light of the highly-anticipated decision in the case, Brinker Restaurant Corporation, et. al. v. Superior Court, pending before the California Supreme Court. Graniterock was represented by Shareholders Alan Levins, Laura Hayward and Alison Hightower of Littler Mendelson (“Littler”), the nation’s largest labor and employment law firm representing management.  
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California DIR Tells SF Bay Pipeline Contractors and Truckers that Off-Haul of Excavated Material Is Prevailing Wage

Posted by Kevin Jeffery on Mar 18, 2015

California DIR Tells SF Bay Pipeline Contractors and Truckers that Off-Haul of Excavated Material Is Prevailing Wage Work
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What’s Right about America?

Posted by Bruce W. Woolpert on Mar 18, 2015

What’s Right about America? 
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Graniterock Tops The Table At Chamber Of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

Posted by Keith Severson on Mar 18, 2015

Graniterock was nominated as one of the finalists for the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards in the Construction and Building Category. Graniterock was not only invited to attend the gala awards banquet, but also given the opportunity to participate in the “Design-a-Table” contest where over 40 companies decorated tables that creatively showcased their business.  
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