Issue: August 17, 2023
In This Issue...
- Build Ohio Entries Due Next Week
- AGC of Ohio Advocacy Efforts Through July
- Ohio EPA Programs
- AGC of America News, New Davis Bacon Resources, Training Programs, Conferences, Awards Programs
BUILD OHIO ENTRIES DUE NEXT WEEK - DEADLINE 8/23
Last chance to show what your company can do and celebrate the construction industry! Build Ohio recognizes the construction industry with an annual awards competition and event, the Build Ohio Celebration. The awards program is open to AGC of Ohio contractor members in good standing. Eligible projects for the awards program must be completed between August 1, 2022 and July 31, 2023 and located in Ohio. Submission categories include New Construction, Renovation, Specialty, Industrial/Heavy, and Transportation. Learn more and enter here by August 23.
AGC OF OHIO ADVOCACY RECAP
Click here to learn more about AGC of Ohio’s advocacy efforts this year.
OHIO EPA PROGRAMS
NATIONAL NEWS… Information courtesy of AGC of America (AGC-A)
- New Rule on Sustainable Procurement
- DOL Finalizes Massive Update to Davis Bacon Regulations
- Massive New Department of Labor Davis-Bacon Rule Misses the Mark to Modernize Regulations
- Connect and Network with Other AGC Federal Construction Professionals. For more information on AGC Federal/Heavy Division, visitagc.org/federalheavy-construction.
Did you know that you or anyone in a member company can sign up for pertinent AGC news, training and resources? Sign into your account at www.agc.org or create a new account if you don’t have one. (Remember, AGC membership is company-wide so employees can create an AGC account under your company name.) From there you can register for e-forums and newsletters, adjust communication preferences and see your activity with AGC of America (incl. education programs, credentials, etc.).
- Bid Prices Fall 1.4 Percent as Construction Materials and Services Prices Increase 0.2 Percent in July
AGC Releases Resources on Davis-Bacon Final Rule
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced their massive final rule “Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations.” The expected effective date is October 23, 2023.
AGC of America was successful in paring down some of the more controversial proposals in the over 700-page rulemaking. Nevertheless, our preliminary analysis shows that more work will be covered under Davis Bacon than previously and that DOL still critically missed an opportunity to improve the wage determination process.
To help AGC members understand the rulemaking, please find the following resources:
- A one-page document providing the topline takeaways of the final rule here; and
- A seven-page document summarizing in more detail key provisions of the final rule here.
AGC of America is currently scheduling a private (AGC members only), virtual update from the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division and other future educational events. When details are finalized, AGC will provide them to you as well as additional educational documents. AGC continues to analyze the full impact this rulemaking will have on the industry and evaluate all options available to best protect the interests of AGC members.
AGC-A Training & Conferences
(Note that some events will have member/non-member pricing or are for members only.)
- AGC EDGE Live Virtual Training:
- Project Manager Development Program, August 14-18, 9 am - 5 pm
- Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF), August 21 – 30, 9 am – 2 pm
- Lean Construction Education Program, September 12 - October 19, 1-4 pm
- Building Information Modeling Education Program (BIM), September 20-29, 9 am - 5:30 pm
- 2023 CSEA-Ten of the Safest Contractors in America, 5-part webinar series; 2-3 p.m., August 22 & September 14 remain; highlights award-winning companies approach to safety; free of charge.
- IT Conference, August 22 - 24, Chicago, IL
- AGC's Specialty Contractor Member Town Hall, August 24, 3-3:45 p.m., free of charge
- Protect Yourself in Volatile Market - Get Paid, Mitigate Supply Chain Disruptions, Effective Contract Negotiations, September 6, 2-3 pm
- The Gold Star - How to Maximize Your Award-Winning Project, September 7, 2-3 pm, free of charge
- ConsensusDocs Webinar: Prime Contract Negotiations Simplified, Understanding the Top Priorities of General Contractors and Owners, September 13, 2-3 pm
- AGC Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable, September 20, Arlington VA
- Meet the Author Webinar: Erin McCullough on ChatGPT and AI in Digital Marketing, September 27, 2-3 pm
- AGC Safety & Health Quarterly Townhall, September 28, 2-3 pm, free of charge
- Webinar: Job Costing for Construction, October 11, 2-3 pm, free of charge
- Webinar Series: From Pledge to Progress - Navigating the Journey to a Culture of CARE in Construction, October 16-19, 2-3 pm, no charge for members
- AGC Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Forum, October 18, 2-3 pm, no charge
- CLC Leadership Conference (for emerging leaders), October 18-20, Vancouver, WA
- 2023 Construction Financial Management Conference (CFMC), October 25-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Co-hosted by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). Up to 23 CPE credits available.
AGC-A Awards Programs
Members can apply by October 25, 2023; learn more here
- Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards - nation's most impressive construction projects
- Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence - contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors.
- AGC in the Community - charitable contractors and chapters giving back to their communities.
- AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards - contractors that are champions in advancing diversity and inclusion within their workforce, subcontractor-partners, supply chain, the association, and in the communities they serve.
- AGC Diverse Business of the Year - outstanding diverse AGC member-firm that is committed to achieving business success, while also contributing to the association and communities in which they work.
- AGC Innovation Awards - free thinkers that provide solutions to construction challenges we face.