EPA Issues Final Rule on Stormwater ELG

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) March 6 issued a final rule on the Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category. Under the final rule, which goes into effect May 5, EPA dropped the numeric discharge limit for turbidity in stormwater and implemented best practice management to prevent erosion at construction sites Read the rest of entry »

Employers Voice Serious Concerns with OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Proposal

OSHA held an informal public meeting Jan. 9 and 10 in Washington, D.C., to receive public feedback on proposed rule that would require employers to submit to the agency electronically detailed injury and illness data that would be made publicly available through an online database. Employer groups, including the ABC-led Coalition for Workplace Safety (CWS), took the opportunity to express serious concerns over OSHA's proposal. Read the rest of entry »

2014 STEP Applications Now Available

The 2014 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) applications are now available and have been mailed to all ABC chapters and contractor members. Read the rest of entry »

OFCCP Offers Webinar Series on Both Veterans and Disability Rules

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract and Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a webinar series on the requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors when implementing the new Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act rules. Read the rest of entry »

Managing Growth - Why Some Contractors Succeed and Others Fail

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Edin Zukanovic, Construction Bonds, Inc., a Division of Murray Securus
  Sam Carradine, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America   

Most contractors that fail do so after they have had some degree of success. This webinar will identify the most common reasons why contractors, especially small contractors, fail. The webinar also will provide suggestions on how to avoid these situations and the various management approaches and techniques that help ensure contractor success. The instructor will present real-world examples of contractors that have succeeded by avoiding common pitfalls.

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The LEED Design Phase is Complete, Now What? Kicking Off a Successful LEED Construction Process

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Hawkins M. Thomas, LEED AP BD+C, HITT Contracting, Inc.

Do you know what it takes to successfully kick off the LEED construction process? Join Hawkins Thomas, manager of sustainable construction at HITT Contracting, to learn how to initiate and facilitate a LEED meeting that fosters desired results and encourages the implementation of critical protocol.   
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Federal Small Business Subcontracting Plan Compliance Training

Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Reggie Jones, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Nicholas Solosky, Associate, Fox Rothschild LLP

Failure to make good-faith efforts to satisfy the government small business subcontracting goals can expose a contractor to civil False Claims Act liability and liquidated damages. This session focuses on FAR Subpart 19.7 (The Small Business Subcontracting Program). It will cover how to meet your goals, the potential penalties for non-compliance, reporting requirements, and a primer on other notable FAR small business regulations. Read the rest of entry »

Design-Build: Contractual Relationships, Risks and Rewards

Date: Thursday, July 17, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Michael B. Bomba, Esq., Associate Counsel, AIA Contract Documents, The American Institute of Architects

This course will explore the AIA’s updated design-build agreements and attendees will learn about the contractual relationships and liabilities set forth in these agreements and how to properly allocate risks and responsibilities in order to achieve a successful design-build project. Read the rest of entry »

ROI for Mobile Devices

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Rob McKinney, Construction App Guru

Have you ever tracked how long certain tasks take to accomplish (e.g., should completing a daily report take five minutes or 60 minutes)? Learn how to track times on these tasks and improve performance, as well as measure ROI.
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The False Claims Act: Protecting Against Making Inadvertent and Costly False Claims

Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Reggie Jones, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
  Nicholas Solosky, Associate, Fox Rothschild LLP  

The government recovered $3.8 billion from contractors under the civil False Claims Act in 2013. Learn how you can protect against false claims by implementing an effective business ethics program and maintaining constant awareness when submitting documentation, including applications for payment, to the government.  Read the rest of entry »
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