Legislation to Block ‘Blacklisting’ Rule Will Protect Contractors’ Rights

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today commended the U.S. House of Representatives for passing legislation (H. J. Res. 37) that will block implementation of the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” through the Congressional Review Act (CRA).  Implementation of the blacklisting rule’s reporting and disclosure requirements was temporarily blocked on Oct. 24, 2016, when a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Texas ruled in favor of ABC’s lawsuit and granted a preliminary injunction against the reporting provisions of the rule, which were scheduled to take effect Oct. 25, 2016. Under the CRA, Congress may pass a resolution of disapproval to prohibit a federal agency from implementing a rule without congressional authorization with a majority vote in both houses of Congress. If President Trump signs the CRA resolution into law, it will block the blacklisting r ... Read the rest of entry »

Associated Builders and Contractors Applauds Court’s Injunction Against ‘Blacklisting’ Rule

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule, commonly referred to as “blacklisting,” issued by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas late Monday night. The preliminary injunction prevents the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council from implementing the rule, which was scheduled to go into effect on Oct. 25.  ABC, its ABC Southeast Texas Chapter and the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) filed its legal challenge on Oct. 7 and filed a motion for temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on Oct. 13. “Associated Builders and Contractors is pleased the court ruled that the Obama administration cannot order private businesses to publicly disclose mere accusations of labor law violations that have not been fully adjudicated,” said ABC Vice President of Regulatory, Labor & ... Read the rest of entry »

5 Drawings Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
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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
Speaker: Jason Norris, Strategic Advisor, Procore 
PRESENTED BY ABC's NATIONAL EVENT SPONSOR - PROCORE

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
There are 5 common mistakes made with your drawings, and all of them can be avoided with the right solution. So we’ve gathered the experts to talk drawings and more as they dive into how to leverage our Drawings Tool to avoid mistakes, reduce rework, and ensure your teams are all on the same page
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Dexter + Chaney Strategic Partner Launch

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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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
Speaker: Eric Newton, SVP Marketing and , Dexter + Chaney 
PRESENTED BY ABC NATIONAL's STRATEGIC PARTNER - DEXTER + CHANEY 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Please join ABC National for an informative webinar introducing ABC's newest Strategic Partners - Dexter + Chaney.
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Six Critical Factors to Lean Construction Success

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017
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Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: John Wiegand, BIM360 Integration Consultant, Autodesk 
PRESENTED BY ABC's STRATEGIC PARTNER - AUTODESK 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Want to start implementing lean construction practices on your projects? Attend the webinar to hear how to  get lean with these six critical success factors. 
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