NEWS & EVENTS

AGC of Ohio strives to keep members in the know—sharing industry news and information in a variety of ways.

AGC of Ohio’s Membership Directory & Resource Guide is published in the Spring and includes AGC of Ohio member listings and Classifieds, membership and business resources information, and other matters of interest to commercial contractors.

Build Ohio Preview is published in the Fall. Entries in AGC of Ohio’s Build Ohio awards competition are highlighted and regular articles include the President’s Message, Around the Statehouse, AGC Chapter Corner, and Jobs in Progress, which highlights members’ construction projects that are underway.

Government Affairs Update provides information about government related matters of interest to the commercial building industry and AGC’s advocacy efforts.  More Info

Safety Updates are sent electronically on a regular basis, informing members of safety-related news, including OSHA regulatory and enforcement activities, construction safety tips and advice, equipment recalls, and AGC of Ohio safety meeting and event notices.  More Info

Recent News

Are You Using the CEA Silica Program?

June 5, 2018

If Not, You Should Be! AGC chapters across the country – including most of the local Ohio AGC divisions – are participating in the CEA Silica Sampling & Objective Program. The program saves contractors thousands on silica sampling while simultaneously building a searchable sampling database for the construction industry. The accompanying website provides numerous resources about silica and compliance with the new standard. Participating contractors can rely on the database in the future when managing employee safety and multiple-contractor activities…

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Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)

June 5, 2018

Changes were made to the OFCC contract documents that significantly shift risk to contractors. AGC has a workgroup of members that are meeting with OFCC to educate them about reasonable contract language and advocate for changes that would create more balanced and equitable documents.

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Ohio EPA Wetland Antidegradation and Wetland Water Quality Standards

June 5, 2018

After a three-year process, the Ohio EPA on May 1 adopted three revised rules to its Wetland Antidegradation and Wetland Water Quality Standards: wetland definitions, wetland narrative criteria and wetland antidegradation. After the first round of public comments, the agency made some changes at the request of AGC and other stakeholders that lessened some of the liability and compliance burden. AGC submitted additional comments on the last revision, but no further changes were made. The new rules are effective July…

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Ohio EPA Construction Storm Water General Permit

June 5, 2018

In April, the Ohio EPA issued its revised National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges of Storm Water Associated with Construction Activity. The new permit is effective for five years, expiring on April 22, 2023. AGC of Ohio was part of a coalition that submitted comments on the proposed rule changes. The Ohio EPA made many revisions to the final permit based on the feedback of AGC and other parties.

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