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In advance of a Sept. 13 U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing titled, “Adding to Uncertainty: Small Business’ Perspectives on the Tax Cliff,” ABC called for immediate bipartisan action to avert the looming year-end tax increases.
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.
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.
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.
Political strategist Karl Rove will explore the new political landscape, the challenges that lie ahead, and what they mean to you and the construction industry during ABC’s BizCon, Feb. 19-20, 2013, at the Harbor Beach Marriot Resort, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
ABC is providing its members with a set of pro-merit shop messages that can be used to communicate the merit shop philosophy with employees, and new messages have been added to the collection.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is accepting feedback on their updated documents for use on construction projects involving digital data or BIM until Sept. 24.
ABC members must continue to remain engaged and active in the political process as the election season approaches. This is especially true in the battleground regions that are crucial to local and national efforts.
ABC members and chapters that attend the Institute for Leadership and Professional Development will learn world-class leadership skills that can be used throughout any organization. This year’s Institute will be held Nov. 13-15 in Austin, Texas. Register now at www.abc.org/institute.
ABC is offering members a free webinar on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. (ET) titled, “Managing Growth – Why Some Contractors Succeed and Others Fail.”
Join ABC for a webinar with Diane Greene, executive director of Build Your Future, on Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. (ET) to prepare for Careers in Construction Week, which will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The webinar will discusses how to find events in your area, resources for planning your own event and how to use the Build Your Future website.
A multi-industry letter, signed by 298 U.S. Chamber of Commerce affiliates, as well as national associations, has been sent to the members of the United States Congress and the President, urging immediate action to avoid further harm to the American economy.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments on Sept. 11 from an ABC-led coalition of business groups in opposition to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “employee rights” notice posting rule, which is on hold pending the outcome of the appeal.