Per the Department of Industrial Relations Public Works page, Public works in general means:

  • Construction, alteration, demolition, installation, or repair work done under contract and paid in whole or in part out of public funds.
  • It can include preconstruction and post-construction activities related to a public works project.
  • For a full definition of public works refer to Labor Code section 1720.

Anyone working on a public works project must be paid prevailing wages as determined by DIR. Projects of $30,000 or more must meet DIR’s apprenticeship requirements. Failure to comply with public works requirements can result in civil penalties, criminal prosecution, or both.

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To submit your DAS 140 Contract of Award and/or DAS 142 Request of Apprentice, please email your request to

The Training Program information for your DAS 140/142 forms is as follows:

Fresno Area Plumbers, Pipe and Refrigeration Fitters
Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
1303 N. Rabe, Suite 102
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 455-1526

If you are a contractor that has been awarded a prevailing wage project for the trades of Plumber, Pipefitters, or HVACR Service Technician in the Fresno, Madera, Tulare, and Kings counties, and need assistance, please contact our office at (559) 455-1526.

You can also reach out to our area consultant, Amelia Meza, with the State of California, Department of Apprenticeship Standards at (559) 445-5431, or email at or the Department of Industrial Relations website at: