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From the monthly archives: January 2016

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'January 2016'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Construction Executive Begins New Publication Schedule

In 2016, Construction Executive magazine will begin publishing 10 print issues per year and providing two double issues—January/February and July/August—as a way to streamline production and keep up with association publishing trends. The goal is to maintain robust print content while enhancing the magazine’s digital and social media channels for an increasingly mobile audience. Read the rest of entry »

New West Virginia State Sen. Puts Right-to-Work, Prevailing Wage Repeal in Motion

West Virginia State Senator Sue Cline (R-Wyoming) was sworn into office on Jan. 25 following a Jan. 22 court decision requiring Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D- W.Va.) to appoint a Republican to fill a vacant seat. Sen. Cline was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Sen. Daniel Hall (R-Wyoming), who was elected as a Democrat but switched parties prior to resigning. Read the rest of entry »

Employers Must Post OSHA Injury/Illness Form by Feb. 1

ABC is reminding its contractor member firms that their 2015 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Form 300A work-related injury and illness log summaries must be posted in a visible spot on all construction sites from Feb. 1 through April 30.  Read the rest of entry »

The FaverGray Company Earns AQC Designation

The FaverGray Company of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., a member of ABC’s Florida First Coast chapter, has been awarded Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) status by ABC. The AQC program recognizes and honors construction firms that document their commitment to excellence in five key areas of corporate responsibility: quality, safety, employee benefits, training and community relations.   Read the rest of entry »

Help Judge the National Craft Championships

Save the date and support the competitors of the 2016 National Craft Championships by volunteering to serve as a judge. All judges must be an ABC member and have a demonstrated expertise in one of the designated crafts. Judges are required to be onsite in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3, and are invited to see the winners revealed at the Careers in Construction Awards ceremony on Friday, March 4.  Read the rest of entry »

New Drone Registration Requirements

Under new rules, effective Dec. 21, 2015 the Federal Aviation Administration is requiring anyone who buys a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that is more than .55 lbs and less than 55 lbs to register it before it is flown outside. Registration of the UAS can be done through the online registry for a fee of $5; the registration is valid for three years. Individuals who previously owned and operated a UAS have until Feb. 19, 2016 to register. 
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Join Us for the 26th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards on March 2

The Excellence in Construction Awards program is the industry’s premier competition that recognizes innovative and exemplary merit shop construction projects and world-class safety and diversity programs.
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ABC Workforce Week ’16: World-class Education and Inspirational Keynote Speakers

ABC Workforce Week ’16 features world-class education and top-notch keynote speakers to help you be a better leader and unleash your team’s potential. Read the rest of entry »

President Obama Vetoes Legislation to Rollback Harmful ACA Provisions

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762) Jan. 6, which would repeal several, job-killing provisions in the Affordable Care Act. The same version of the bill passed the Senate 52-47 in Dec. 2015.
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ABC Ad Plays During NCAA National Championship Game

ABC’s Florida East Coast Chapter’s ad “ABC Helps Me” ran in the Miami- Ft. Lauderdale market during the NCAA National Championship game on Monday night. The ad features several ABC Florida East Coast Chapter members explaining the value that their ABC membership has brought to their business. Through the sharing of creative, informative and relevant programs, taking advantage of these opportunities enhances ABC’s image locally and nationally while supporting the Merit Shop philosophy and delivering member value. 

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