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

Force Redraft of Erroneous Structural Steel Welding Legislation

June 5, 2018

AGC testified on H.B. 127, legislation that would establish structural steel welding and bridge welding requirements in the Ohio Building Code. The intent of the bill is to prevent the use of falsified certifications for structural steel welds as required by the architect/engineer in project specifications. However, the bill’s “as introduced” version did not reflect that purpose and was drafted in a manner that would make it unworkable in the industry. As a result, an interested party meeting was held…

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Thwart Legislation Designed to Undermine Public Construction Procurement Laws

June 5, 2018

After stopping a similar effort during last year’s state operating budget deliberations, AGC led an effort of construction industry associations in opposition to H.B. 471, a bill designed to allow a third-party administrator to manage public improvement work under its DAS minority business setaside maintenance contract. After an interested party meeting involving most construction and labor groups with a statehouse presence and several conversations with AGC staff, the bill’s sponsor recognized the industry’s concerns and decided not to move forward…

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