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 »

Project Management and Field Operations

Date: Thursday, April 24, 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: Matthew Bolyard, Senior Project Manager, Southway Builders, Inc.

Want to know what your clients really want and how to earn their repeat business every time?  This seminar will provide valuable insight on day-to-day operations, throughout the entire project life cycle, as told from the general contractor’s point-of-view.
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Banking and Financing for Contractors

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 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: Jason Bakke CPA, CCIFP, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

This webinar will explore several options contractors may consider for long-term equipment financing and working capital lines of credit, including the related benefits, risks and limitations.  We will discuss and illustrate how the company’s financial information, operating results and long-term forecasts are commonly evaluated by financing and surety underwriters.  Having this understanding will help the business owner, company management and their advisors put the company in a best possible position to secure the necessary borrowing capacities. 

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LEED v4: What Contractors Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 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: April Ambrose, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Manager, VIRIDIAN Sustainable Building Consulting

LEED APs and Green Associates can self-report this webinar for credential maintenance. Contact webinars@abc.org for more information.

This webinar will review the new LEED v4 rating system highlighting changes from LEED 2009, new requirements, credits and timeline for LEED v4 projects. Read the rest of entry »

Reducing Costs with a New Telematics Fleet Solution

Date: Thursday, May 8, 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: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Heather Carlton, Account Manager, Geotab, Inc.

Learn how to save money on fuel, workers’ compensation claims, payroll and more by monitoring fleet activity, vehicle health and driving habits with Geotab. Read the rest of entry »

Bonding and Insurance for New and Emerging Contractors

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 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: Joshua A. Etemadi, Construction Bonds, Inc., a Division of Murray Securus
  Sam Carradine, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America   

This webinar will focus on the various types of surety bonds, how to begin the process of obtaining a bond, the role of the agent/producer and underwriter, the prequalification process, the 3 “Cs” (capital, capacity and character), the costs of bonding and how to develop a surety bond relationship. The webinar also will cover the various types of insurance required (commercial general liability, workers’ compensation, etc.) and what to look for in an insurance agent relationship.

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Top Mobile Apps for Construction

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Register 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: Rob McKinney, Construction App Guru

This webinar will educate attendees about construction apps that will increase their productivity, safety and quality on project sites. Read the rest of entry »
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