California Infrastructure Projects

Legal Aspects of Building in the Golden State

by Ernest C. Brown Esq. PE



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/21/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 478
ISBN : 9781532090042
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 478
ISBN : 9781532090059

About the Book

This a book about the legal system in the Golden State. California’s economy, on a global scale, is large enough to constitute the fifth largest national economy. The City of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area are the second and fourth largest population centers in the U.S., respectively. They are also among the fastest growing regions in the nation. The State of California spends billions of dollars on infrastructure projects. For example, the California Department of Transportation (“CalTrans”) has more than 23,000 employees with a budget of $14.7 billion — up more than 50% from 2017-2018. CalTrans will repair or repave more than 17,000 miles of road surfaces in the next eight years, as well as fix 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts. This book is dedicated to architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, elected public officials and ordinary citizens who want these infrastructure projects to be built legally, economically and safely.

About the Author

Ernest C. Brown, Esq., PE serves as Project Counsel and is an active Mediator & Arbitrator. He studied Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT and earned an MSCE and JD from UC Berkeley. Brown is licensed to practice Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, & Land Surveying. Author, “The Citizen’s Guide to Public-Private Partnerships” (2020). URL www.ErnestBrown.Com