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New Agreement With Chrysler Offers ABC Members Significant Savings

A new program between ABC and Chrysler extends significant savings on many Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck brand vehicles to ABC member companies, their employees and family members in the same household.  
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BIM Usage Reaches 74 Percent Among Contractors

At an Oct. 11 national meeting of the BIMForum in Tacoma, Wash., McGraw-Hill Construction presented new research showing that 74 percent of contractors are now using Building Information Modeling (BIM). The report also showed that BIM usage among architects, engineers, contractors and owners in North America is at 71 percent, compared to 49 percent in 2009 and 17 percent in 2007. 
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Illinois Chapter Turns Membership Directory into an App

With a new mobile app, the Illinois chapter of ABC has made access to their member directory, map of builders and event information available at the touch of a button. Read the rest of entry »

ABC Member to Deliver Weekly Republican Address Oct. 13

House Speaker John Boehner Oct. 11 announced that ABC member and Oklahoma small businessman Markwayne Mullin will deliver the Weekly Republican Address on Saturday, Oct. 13. Read the rest of entry »

Congressional Republicans File Briefs Against NLRB Recess Appointments

On Sept. 26, 42 Republican Senators and U.S. House of RepresentativesSpeaker John Boehner filed amicus briefs in the a U.S. Court of Appeals arguing that President Obama’s January recess appointments of three members to the NLRB were unconstitutional. Read the rest of entry »

DOL Issues Bid Solicitation on New Hampshire Project Without PLA Mandate

Last week, the DOL issued a solicitation for construction services on its estimated $20 million to $50 million Job Corps Center in Manchester, N.H., without a discriminatory and costly PLA mandate or preference. The PLA removal was a victory for ABC, free enterprise, the Granite State’s taxpayers and contracting community. Read the rest of entry »

USACE Issues PLA Survey for Virginia

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a survey requesting comments from the construction industry on the potential use of a PLA for the Millennium Construction Project in Arlington, Va. Read the rest of entry »

OSHA Updates Website on Variance Procedures

OSHA has updated the variance procedures portion of its website to include both approved and denied variance requests. Read the rest of entry »

Free Webinar Oct. 17 on Marketing in the Construction Industry

Join ABC on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. (ET) for a free, 90-minute webinar titled, “Marketing for Construction.”
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Deadline for Excellence in Construction Awards Project Registration Nov. 2

ABC members can now register their projects for the 23rd Annual Excellence in Construction Awards program. In order to be entered in the competition, all projects must be registered online by Nov. 2.
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