Building Ohio News

News from the Associated General Contractors of Ohio

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

Submission Information

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.


Click here to learn more about AGC of Ohio’s advocacy efforts this year.


NATIONAL NEWS… Information courtesy of AGC of America (AGC-A)

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 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.).

Economic News

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-A Awards Programs
Members can apply by October 25, 2023; learn more here