Construction materials cost escalations is the number one issue facing our industry. UCON members have seen prices rise by as much as 50% in the last six months, with prices only continuing to increase.
This is not sustainable for contractors who operate in a low-bid and fixed-price contract environment. It is especially risky for small businesses and DBE firms who cannot withstand working for low or no profit margins. With a record amount of public works dollars in the pipeline, now is the time for agencies to step up and support the construction companies they work in partnership with to build our communities across California.
Download and edit a template letter to be sent to the agencies you directly work with, urging them to provide financial relief.