New Davis-Bacon Wage Survey is Out: Your Participation is CRITICAL

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** MERIT SHOP PARTICIPATION CRITICAL** The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it will be doing a Davis-Bacon wage survey for “Building” construction projects performed in various counties in Maryland (please see the letter from DOL for further details). The survey is for federal, state, local and privately owned projects …

Hotel and Travel Savings Programs for Your Employees – New!

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We’re excited to announce new hotel and housing programs for both members and their employees!  Our former Wyndham program was popular with many chapters, so we developed a stronger program in its place.  This is the 1st of 3 new programs we expect to launch this summer.  Details on the …

DLLR Workshops on How to Comply with Healthy Working Families Act 

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Join Maryland DLLR for a full presentation covering the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act. This presentation will provide an overview and clarification of the law, including accrual, leave usage, reporting, etc. It will also allow attendees to ask questions and obtain answers from subject matter experts. View workshops.

ABC Baltimore Introduces New HR Forum for Construction

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The first meeting will be held on Thursday, September 27th from 3:30 – 5pm at Harkins Builders’ 10490 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 400, Columbia MD 21044 It is a well-established fact that the peer learning is often the best learning and that good information and ideas arise from open and …

Safety Professional Spotlight: Adam Brown, Wohlsen Construction

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Name: Adam Brown, CSP, CESCO Company: Wohlsen Construction Job Description: Safety & Health Director How did you get involved with ABC? Wohlsen has been a long standing member of ABC and when I was hired in 2013, I joined the ABC Keystone Safety Committee. I am also a safety committee …

National Diversity Summit Draws Heavy Participation from Baltimore

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More than 100 industry leaders and stakeholders came together June 25 for ABC’s fourth annual Diversity & Inclusion Summit to discuss the value of diversity in construction and promote the association’s mission within diverse groups. Larry Lopez, National Diversity Committee chair and ABC Baltimore Board Members, facilitated the day, which …

New Wage Liability Law Brings Unintended Consequences

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By: Adam Bednar Previously published in the Daily Record Business Writer on June 27, 2018 A Maryland law intended to ensure employees of subcontractors receive unpaid wages will have a variety of negative consequence for the construction industry, including potentially chilling hiring of minority- and women-owned firms, according to attorneys …

Apply for the 2019 Women of ABC Scholarship

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The 2019 Women of ABC Scholarship is now available. Women of ABC, a committee of members of Associated Builders and Contractors Baltimore has a $2,000 scholarship available for a female high school, trade school or college student planning to pursue construction related fields of study in post-high school education. The …

Project JumpStart Documentary Wins Local Emmy

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On June 23rd, two local film makers won an Emmy Award for a short news feature they shot on Project JumpStart. The seven-minute feature, published by Circa News and directed and produced by Matthew and Thomas Locastro, won in the education and schools category of the awards at the 60th Annual National …

Critical Trenching ‘Dos and Don’ts’

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In the wake of the trenching fatality that occurred earlier this week, ABC Baltimore’s Safety Director, Andrew Cook, talked about the trenching standards in an interview with ABC2 News and Fox 45. OSHA defines an excavation as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by …

Look Who Just Joined ABC!

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2018 has been another awesome year for members at ABC, and we’re excited to invite 30 more companies into the mix! Welcome to ABC! American Global Michael Baker michael.baker@americanglobal.com American Office Emily Brown ebrown@americanoffice.com Anthony Electrical Services Inc. Tina Oliveri tina@anthonyelectricalservices.com Benchmark Construction Co., Inc. Roger Daub rdaub@benchmarkgc.com Bradshaw Construction …

SAFETY PROFESSIONALS

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This group is designed for your company designated safety professional. Whether your safety director has 20 years of experience and every certification imaginable or they are brand new, this group will create valuable professional growth opportunities for all. Meet with fellow safety professionals and share best practices, hear guest speakers, …

THE SMALL BUSINESS CIRCLE

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This peer group is designed for the upcoming and coming contractor. Through your participation in this group, you will have direct access to our Small Contractor Specialist on those key back-room business issues that can make the difference between success and failure. For more info, contact ABC’s Small Business Specialist …

DIVERSITY COUNCIL

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This group is focused on providing valuable services and counsel to women and minority-owned contractors, including the sharing of best practices, mentoring and much, much more! For more info, contact ABC’s Kirston Graves

TECH COUNCIL

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This group is made up of project managers, operational personnel from general contracting and subcontracting community alike. Come together and share best practices; build valuable relationships; collaborate; tech demos and much more! For more info, contact ABC’s Director of Programs and Events, Brittany Chaapel ABC Baltimore’s new BUILD Groups are …

GENERAL CONTRACTOR EXECUTIVE ROUNDTABLE

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This group will provide you the opportunity to meet with those companies you compete with on a regular basis. Stay on top of key regulations; work to advance relationships with the subcontractor community. For more info, contact ABC’s Mike Henderson ABC Baltimore’s new BUILD Groups are designed to provide peer …

Governor Hogan Keynotes 1st Ever All-Maryland ABC Graduation

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150 students representing companies across Maryland graduated on May 31, 2018, from craft training programs from three chapters across the state of Maryland: Baltimore, Chesapeake Shores and Metro Washington at UMBC’s RAC Arena. Secretary of Labor, Kelly Schulz was in attendance, gave remarks, and introduced the evening’s commencement speaker, Governor …

New Wage Law Exposes Primes to Increased Liability

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Starting October 1 2018, general contractors will face increased exposure when performing any work in Maryland because of a new law. The law makes general contractors responsible for any wages its subcontractors fail to pay its employees during a project. To avoid steep penalties, your company should keep these important …