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“Ask Ed” Construction Articles

Edward Duarte

Founder and retired CEO of Aztec Consultants

Founded in 1986, Aztec is a San Ramon-based professional construction management company and general contracting firm specializes in public works, commercial and institutional construction projects. Under his leadership, the company provided construction management services on over $250 million of public works contracts and built over $200 million as the General Contractor of Record, subcontracting with numerous DBEs and other minority-owned businesses. Duarte is also the co-founder, Program Director, and a principal instructor for the Construction Management Certificate Program at Cal State East Bay. 

Construction Contracting Articles

Public Works Contracting – Not Your Typical Bid

What Environmental Regulations Should Contractors be Aware Of?

Are Apprenticeship Rules Required in California Public Works Contracting?

I’m a Non-Union Contractor – Do I Need to Worry about Prevailing Wage?

Contractor Organizations – to Join or Not to Join?

Public Works Project Schedules

Finding Bid Results

Buying Construction Materials

Public Works Contracting – Not Your Typical Bid

Bonding – Just What Is It?

Change Orders on Public Works Construction Contracts

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