ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF OHIO

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  • December 01, 2016 11:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Since the changes incorporated in the Construction Reform legislation went into effect four years ago, there have been many questions from Ohio’s public owners and contractors concerning applicability—selecting the appropriate delivery system, owner and contractor responsibilities, proper procedures, etc. Often-times, answers to the questions can be difficult to find in lengthy contract documents and hundreds of pages of codes and rules.

    To help simplify and clarify the process, AGC of Ohio created a quick-reference guide. The Ohio Guide to Construction Project Delivery Systems provides a brief overview of each project delivery system available for public building construction—the defining characteristics, basic responsibilities, and pros and cons.

    AGC of Ohio has taken great strides to share the Guide with public owners covered by Ohio’s public construction laws. It is also available to members free of charge.

    To order copies, contact Glenna Keys at accounting@agcohio.com or Taylor Hobbs at editor@agcohio.com — Office number (614) 486-6446.

  • November 30, 2016 12:01 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • November 29, 2016 12:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division has guidance to help determine whether a worker should be considered an employee or independent contractor.  According to a DOL blog, the administrator’s interpretation “analyzes how the Fair Labor Standards Act’s definition of ‘employ’ guides the determination of whether workers are employees or independent contractors under the law. It discusses the breadth of the FLSA’s definition of ‘employ,’ and provides guidance on the ‘economic realities’ factors applied by courts in determining if a worker is indeed an employee.” Learn more.

     

  • November 18, 2016 12:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • November 09, 2016 10:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The ConsensusDocs Coalition, of which AGC is a primary partner, is making all of its standard construction bond forms free. ConsensusDocs bond forms are the only industry standard forms written and endorsed by 40+ industry associations, and the only ones available for free to the design and construction community. "The importance of bond forms is often overlooked. Fair and balanced bonds can facilitate maximum competition, limit contingencies, and help ensure project viability," states Joanne Brooks, vice president and counsel at The Surety & Fidelity Association of America, a member of the ConsensusDocs Coalition. "Providing complimentary access to the ConsensusDocs industry-standard bond forms will help all project participants." Learn more and start using your complimentary subscription today at www.ConsensusDocs.org.
  • November 01, 2016 9:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Does your company use towels, rags or absorbents to clean machinery, parts or spills?  If yes, then you will want to know about a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that may exclude your “solvent-contaminated wipes” from the hazardous waste regulations.  The federal rule took effect in January 2014 in states where EPA still runs the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program. Ohio is not part of the RCRA program, however the Ohio EPA is in the process of adopting the policy, as is many other states.  

    It took more than a decade for the U.S. EPA to revise its regulations under RCRA, the federal statute governing the disposal of solid and hazardous waste, and conditionally exclude solvent-contaminated wipes from certain federal hazardous waste management requirements, provided that businesses clean or dispose of them properly.  Practically speaking, this means that your company may not need to send these wipes to special disposal facilities or comply with shipping manifest rules – which should translate to cost savings.

    See the complete article from AGC of America to learn more about the rule and its potential impact. View a copy of the complete federal rule.  For more information, visit the U.S. EPA’s website or the Ohio EPA’s website.


  • July 01, 2016 11:13 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has made available on its website a Checklist for Compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a law requiring that federal contractors take affirmative action and do not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. The new tool was created to help contractors assess their compliance with the regulations that govern the law.

    The Checklist was developed by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy in coordination with OFCCP.  Contractors are not required to use the Checklist, and using the Checklist does not ensure compliance with the Section 503 regulations. However, using the Checklist may help contractors enhance their awareness of its affirmative action obligations regarding individuals with disabilities and alert them to potential compliance problems.

    The Checklist can be found on OFCCP’s website. For additional OFCCP information, tools and resources on the Section 503 regulations, click here. For AGC resources, log in to the AGC website at www.agc.org, then go to the Labor & HR Topical Resources page at www.agc.org/topicalresources, and select the category “EEO” and subcategory “Affirmative Action/EEO.”  Note that AGC’s Affirmative Action Manual for Construction includes information about OFCCP’s recently revised regulations under Section 503.
  • June 15, 2016 11:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ENR Top 400 Contractors

    Twelve AGC of Ohio members were recently ranked in the 2016 Engineering News Record (ENR) Magazine's "Top 400 Contractors" list. The Top 400 Contractors list is an annual ranking of the 400 publicly and privately held general contractors based on construction contracting-specific revenue. 

    ENR reports that the market has finally returned to pre-recession levels for US general contractors and construction managers. The Top 400 generated $344.14 billion in contracting revenue in 2015, an increase of 3.7% from 2014’s $331.94 billion. The real story is on the domestic side of construction, as contracting revenue from US projects rose a healthy 9.5%.

    The AGC of Ohio members listed include:

    • Turner Corp. #3
    • Gilbane Building Co. #14
    • Barton Malow #35
    • Messer Construction #60
    • Kokosing, Inc. #70
    • Rudolph Libbe, Inc. #163
    • Danis Building Construction Co. #250
    • Donley's, Inc. #258
    • Elford, Inc. #294
    • Shook Construction Co. #312
    • The Ruhlin Co. #375
    • Great Lakes Construction Co. #399
    You can view the full report online at ENR's Website
  • June 13, 2016 8:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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