Our Work

The California Construction Academy (CCA) is a statewide organization dedicated to building a better construction industry through facilitation, research and popular education.  CCA envisions a construction industry that leads the state of California in triple bottom line returns in the form of environmental, economic and social benefits.

Our current projects include:

Official Construction Intermediary for City of Los Angeles

As the Official Construction Intermediary for the City of Los Angeles, CCA brings together stakeholders from labor, government, business and community to discuss pressing construction issues.

Research and Reports

CCA conducts analysis of key construction issues and policies, including project labor agreements, compliance, and energy efficiency.  CCA also provides responsive, just-in-time research on construction issues and policies. CCA’s largest research areas include:

Green Retrofit Advisory Committee

Approved by the Los Angeles City Council in 2009, the City of Los Angeles Green Retrofit and Workforce Development effort is a first-in-the-nation program, which creates jobs, improves public health, and revitalizes Los Angeles by remodeling city-owned buildings to be more energy and water efficient.  The Program creates a pathway to good, green, and safe jobs for workers in low-income communities, and adds value to municipal buildings.

CCA convened the UCLA Community Scholars class in 2009, 2010 and 2011, which brought together policymakers, labor representatives and students to shape the 2009 Los Angeles Green Retrofit Ordinance and discuss issues relevant to the new green economy. CCA currently provides technical assistance to the Green Retrofit Advisory Committee, which guides the LA Green Retrofit Program.

Contractor Development

CCA provides research, conducts workshops, provides support to construction contractors to help them grow their businesses. CCA provides support and information around contract compliance, policy issues, and business development.  CCA is particularly committed to providing leadership development opportunities to small business, minority and women contractors.