Merit Award Winners

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PROJECT Contractor JHU School of Medicine – Welch Library Emeritus College – Renovations A.R. Marani, Inc. Mount de Sales Academy – Phased Renovations A.R. Marani, Inc. Guinness Stair Baltimore Fabrication Robert Poole Building CAM Construction Ft. Worthington Elementary & Middle School Gilbane Building Company Cross Creek Renovation – Phase 1 …

Excellence in Construction Winners

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PROJECT Contractor La Carnita Taqueria at BWI Airport A.R. Marani, Inc. Saint Margaret School Mechanical System Replacement Ariosa & Company Sheppard Pratt Maintenance Building Retaining Wall Replacement Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. Annapolis Towne Center 17B – Chesapeake Contracting Group Tenant Fit-Out Chesapeake Contracting Group Annapolis Towne Centre 17B Chesapeake Contracting …

Learn to Give an Estimate for Commercial Construction

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A project manager is the person in charge of planning and executing a given proposal. They help to define the scope of the proposal, develop a budget and time line, plan for the necessary resources, and document all that happens along the way. Project estimators work toward the growth of …

Union Market Share of Construction Market Slides in 2018

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The percentage of union members in construction has decreased by more than a percentage point, from 14 percent in 2017 to 12.8 in 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The overall percentage of union membership in all industries is down from 10.7 percent in 2017 to 10.5 …

Build Baltimore Gala FAQs

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What is a ‘Party Pack of Ten Tickets’? Since this year’s gala will be open seating, instead of selling tickets as a ‘table’, you will be purchasing ten individual tickets to the event. If I get a party pack of tickets, will all my guests be seated together? This year …

ABC Contractors Partner to Inspire Students at Frederick Douglass High School

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On Wednesday, January 30, construction groups hosted its first workforce development presentation for 30 high school students from Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore City. The focus of the presentation was to educate high school students on the career and education opportunities available in the construction industry. Several guest speakers, …

ABC Baltimore Welcomes Gene Cobb as new Safety Director

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ABC Baltimore is very pleased to announce that Gene Cobb will be joining the ABC team as the new Safety Director. Gene will be responsible for instructing safety courses including CPR/First Aid, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, etc., and conducting job-site safety inspections. Gene has recently joined us as a site …

See new Projects in ‘The Pipeline’

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Mayfair Place Develop a three-building office space with 50-75 apartments, retail and art and entertainment space in the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District 506 N HOWARD STBaltimore, MD 21201 Design underway Great Wolf Lodge waterpark resort $200 million, 450,000-square-foot project 44-acre lodge and waterpark with 500 hotel rooms and a …

Gilbane Building Company Becomes ‘SPECS’ Participant

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ABC Baltimore Member and Safety Professional Peer Group participants, Gilbane Building Company has officially become a member of the Strategic Partnership for Excellence in Construction Safety (SPECS). At this month’s Safety Professional Peer Group at the Maryland OSHA office in Hunt Valley, Gilbane announced it is an official member of …

Project JumpStart Celebrates 50th Graduating Class

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On December 17th, the 50th class of Project JumpStart graduated from the 14-week pre-apprenticeship training program. The graduation was held at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine and featured speakers including Secretary of Labor, Kelly Schulz, employer Beverly Johnson, and former students. Five Project JumpStart alumni gave hope to the new …

Build Baltimore Gala to Feature the ‘Faces of Project JumpStart’

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This year, the Build Baltimore Gala will feature the ‘Faces of Project JumpStart;’ the graduates, the employers, and all the people behind the scenes that help make this program the most successful of its kind in the region. We are also pleased to have WBAL’s Clarence Mitchell, IV (‘C4’) as …

How to Evolve in the Changing Construction Industry

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The construction industry is changing rapidly. New technology, including drones and lasers, is making it easier for workers to perform their duties. At the same time, construction companies continue to deal with labor shortages and succession problems. Both these companies and their employees must learn to adapt to the evolving …

Ravens Announce $100,000 Donation to Project JumpStart

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The Baltimore Ravens announced that the team will be donating $100,000 to Project JumpStart, the Baltimore based 87-hour pre-apprenticeship training program for low-income city residents, through its Social Justice Program. The donation was made directly to the Job Opportunities Task Force (JOTF), ABC Baltimore’s collaborative partner in the Project JumpStart …

5 Reasons Why the Price of Construction Materials is Continuing to Rise

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Expensive construction materials contribute to high housing prices and labor costs. These five reasons offer a brief explanation why material prices are continuing to rise in December. 1.Tariff Increases A hike in steel and aluminum tariffs forces contractors to increase bid prices. As a result, less projects get built. Contractors …

Look Who Joined ABC Baltimore in 2018!

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Organization hits net growth for a record 22nd consecutive year! 2018 has been another awesome year for members at ABC Baltimore, and we’re excited to welcome 78 more companies into the mix! Welcome to ABC! AGGREKO Alta Vista Strategic Partners American Global American Office Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. Anthony Electrical …

Top Tips for Construction Business Management

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Savvy contractors remember the 2008 housing crash and the ensuing failure of thousands of construction businesses. The lesson learned? Whether the economy is in boom or bust mode, it is important to utilize solid business principles. Here are 10 tips to help build or maintain a financially stable construction company: …

The 2019 Board of Directors

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ABC Baltimore is pleased to introduce its Board of Directors for the 2019 year. The board members were inducted at the ‘State of the Industry and Annual Meeting’ in November. We are looking forward to a great 2019! The Officers: Chair:  Vic Victoriano, Skillforce, Inc. 1st Vice Chair: Mark McDaniel, …

Habitat Partners with Project JumpStart; Kicks-off Third Year of Habicorps

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Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and Project JumpStart kicked-off its third year of The HabiCorps Workforce Development Program, which, with support from AmeriCorps, trains Baltimore City residents that face significant barriers to employment in the construction trades. The HabiCorps traineeship provides hands-on experience in the construction trades over the …

ABC Baltimore Member Milestone Anniversaries

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ABC Annual Meeting & State of the Industry Member Milestone Anniversaries We are pleased to honor our dedicated ABC Baltimore members that have shown their support over many years. We are happy to be your resource for all things construction. 55 Years        The Crown Electric Co. 55 Years        Fireline Corporation …