Advocacy

Our member’s interests are represented through our involvement on multiple regulatory and industry committees throughout Arizona.

MAG Standard Specifications & Details Committee

This committee consists of representatives from member agency engineering departments and the construction industry. The committee makes recommendations on proposed amendments to the MAG Specifications and Details for Public Works Construction. Being the first “Utility” Contractors Association, we have been and remained involved in the decision-making processes of the Maricopa Association of Governments Specifications & Details Committee to constantly review and maintain construction specifications. There are many active working groups you can participate on. Contact Gordon Tyus for current working group schedules.

Government Relations 

We have been very fortunate to be a part of the Clean Water Construction Council (CWCC) which is made up of over 30 utility industry associations and represents over 11,000 firms. They work relentlessly and have one of the most experienced lobbyist’s continually concentrating on infrastructure funding. Locally, AZUCA is a member of the Arizona State Contractors Coalition which is committed to protecting the rights of all contractors, seeking to establish and maintain fair and equitable solutions to Risk Transfer and Proportional Liability, Retention and Prompt Payment for services rendered, as well as the Immigration and Workforce Development crisis facing our state.

Utility Contractor’s Associations Forum

Executive directors from utility contractor’s associations from around the country meet annually to discuss and provides invaluable insight into what issues are impacting contractors in other regions and allows for sharing innovative solutions.

Utility Coordinating Committees 

We work with multiple Utility Coordinating Committees around the state to promote industry awareness of our member’s interests.

ADOSH Alliance

AZUCA has partnered with ADOSH to collaborate and work together to provide training and keep our members current on trending safety topics.


Arizona 811

Committee members and staff participate on:

Arizona Locate Resolution Partnership Committee (AZLRP) 

Partnering to promote safe excavation and damage prevention by making the use of marking request procedures more efficient. To sign up for this committee contact Brad Simon.

Public Services Group

This group promotes excavator and public awareness of processes to reduce damage prevention to utilities while digging in Arizona.

Operations Committee

Monitors and seeks methods of improving the performance and operation of Arizona811. The Operations Committee will investigate, explore and make recommendations on major center issues such as telecommuting, disaster recovery, and the continued focus on member concerns