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From the monthly archives: October 2013

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'October 2013'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Send a Craft Trainee to the National Craft Championships

ABC members  and chapters have the opportunity to showcase the talent of their current workforce and company’s commitment to training on a national level by sending a competitor to the 2014 National Craft Championships
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ABC Members Experience Skilled Worker Shortage

According to a survey of ABC members, 75 percent of respondents’ companies are experiencing a shortage of willing and qualified craft professionals. These results support the findings of the Construction Labor Market Analyzers’ 20/20 Foresight Report, which shows there will be a nationwide shortage of nearly 2 million skilled craft workers by 2017. Read the rest of entry »

NCPPP Workshop Moved to December

Due to the Federal Government’s shutdown, the NCPPP and Association of Defense Communities’ Federal Energy workshop will now be held December 10-11 in Arlington, Va. The meeting will focus on the use of public-private partnerships (P3s) and how they play a role in a range of federal government energy program objectives.
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ABC Attorneys Conference Early Bird Rate Expires Oct. 11

The 2013 ABC Attorneys Conference content-rich program covers the latest developments and insights impacting labor law and open competition in the construction industry. The conference also is an opportunity for CLE credits upon request. 
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Study Finds Commercial Construction has $10 Billion Impact On Alabama

An economic study organized by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Alabama chapter found commercial construction’seconomic impact exceeds $9.6 billion, making it the largest industry in the state. 
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Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchanges) Enrollment Began Oct. 1

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace (or Exchanges) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) began on Oct. 1. ABC’s Insurance Trust advises that it may be prudent for ABC members to hold off on taking any action.
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ABC Requests Extension for Comments on Proposed Silica Rule

ABC and the Construction Industry Safety Coalition sent letters Sept. 27 to Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels requesting a 90-day extension for submitting written comments related to OSHA’s proposed crystalline silica rulemaking, whichdrastically lowers the existing permissible exposure limit for respirable silica in the construction industry. 
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ABC Members to Discuss How They Deliver Quality at Industrial Users Summit

Representatives from Nova Group, Inc. and Cajun Industries, LLC will share best practices about how they continuously meet owner/user quality standards on highly regulated and controlled jobsites during the session, “Delivering Quality in a Challenging Environment,” at the Industrial Users Summit, Oct. 22-23, in San Antonio. This is just one of several panels highlighting the work of ABC members in safety, quality and workforce development.  
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Register Today for ABC’s Safety Excellence Academy Nov. 6-7

ABC will be hosting a two-day STEP Plus Safety Excellence Academy Nov. 6-7 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas to coincide with the ABC Institute for Leadership and Professional Development. 
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Win More Work by Entering the Excellence in Construction Awards by Nov. 1

Register an entry now for the ABC Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards for a chance to win more work by showcasing an innovative, high-quality, best-in-class project. The EIC awards competition recognizes projects that are the best from merit shop contractors; winners get industry-wide recognition and an advantage over competitors.
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