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
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…Read More
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…Read More
AGC worked with the bill’s sponsors and actively supported H.B. 98, legislation designed to ensure organizations have the opportunity to present information about career information to students – a right that currently does not exist in Ohio law. AGC provided testimony that describes AGC and OCA’s IBuildOhio initiative that incorporates outreach to schools, and how the bill would help the effort “by creating minimum access standards for employers and organizations like ours to present career information to Ohio high school…Read More
The $2.63 billion capital appropriations measure, H.B. 529, has been signed by the Governor and goes into effect July 1. The biennial “bricks and mortar” spending measure includes: $600 million for school facilities, $514 million for local infrastructure projects, $483 million for public colleges and universities, $222 million for health and human services facilities, and $150 in community projects. In addition to new spending, the bill contains $1.26 billion in reappropriations.Read More