Back to School at the CEA!

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The Construction Education Academy is welcoming over 500 students this month! Whether it’s for the new Trade School for post-high school students, or for the Apprenticeship Program, students are eager to start the year and their careers. ABC’s Apprenticeship program is embracing a blended classroom model where students take one …

2021 Merit Award Winners

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Construction Management University of Maryland Medical Center Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Unit – Jeffrey Brown Contracting, LLC GC New Project Over $10 Million Nicholson Court Self Storage – Iacoboni Site Specialists, Inc. Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) Airport Concourse A Five Gate Extension – Hensel Phelps Viasat Black Hills Office Building & …

2021 Excellence Award Winners

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Construction Management The Construction Education Academy at The Skillforce Center- GRANIX, LLC HJ Patterson Wing II, Mechanical Room Upgrade – J. Vinton Schaefer & Sons, Inc. GC New Project Over $10 Million Graceland Park/O’Donnell Heights Elementary Middle School + Holabird Academy – CAM Construction Co., Inc. Medfield Heights Elementary School …

Healthcare Mandate Poses Heavy Burden

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But there is a path to compliance. During the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill that requires contractors to provide health care coverage for any employee working on a State project of $1 million dollars and above.  Later the Board of Public Works (BPW) and the Maryland Department …

Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Legislative Text Released:

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Late last night, the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act was formally introduced. The 2,702 page bill is the product of the work of 22 bipartisan U.S. Senators who crafted the deal that is set to pass the Senate later this week after passing critical procedural hurdles last week. The …

Can You Require Your Employee to Get Vaccinated? Yes, But…

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As general contractors are requiring subcontractors to provide proof all their employees on a jobsite are vaccinated for COVID-19, more subcontractors are contacting us, inquiring about the legality of making such a request. According to the EEOC, an employer is permitted to require all their employees entering the workplace to …

ABC Adds Industry Experience to Apprenticeship Team

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We are excited to announce a new member on the team, Donte Lee, who will step in to the Director of Education role. Donte not only has an extensive background in developing apprenticeship programs but is also a seasoned craft professional with more than 21 years of electrical experience. Donte …

WABC Celebrates Scholarship Recipients

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Kristina Humm of TEI Electrical Solutions and Siona Glasgow of ABC Greater Baltimore received the Women of ABC Scholarship Awards. The women were celebrated at the WABC ‘All American’ Network Event on July 15th, 2021 in the ABC Greater Baltimore courtyard. 

MCCEI Pathway Awards Ceremony

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On June 8th, the Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation held their first ever Pathway Awards ceremony to celebrate those who have championed workforce development initiatives in the built environment this year. DIY Network’s Kayleen McCabe was the keynote speaker for the evening. She spoke on the joyful future …

Outstanding Students Honored at Apprenticeship Graduation

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Last week more than 100 ABC Baltimore apprentices graduated amongst family and friends in a highly anticipated in-person ceremony. From ‘Perfect Attendance’ to being named ‘The Outstanding Student’ in their chosen trade, ten different graduates received special awards and recognition at ABC’s annual Apprenticeship Graduation. James Rzepkowski, Maryland Assistant Secretary …

Get 100 percent of Apprenticeship Tuition Reimbursed!

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The Maryland Department of Labor has created a new fund that will cover 100 percent of the tuition cost of a first-year apprentice. The fund is call the Related Instruction Reimbursement Program. The program allows Registered Apprenticeship sponsors and participating/signatory employers to offset the cost of registering new Registered Apprentices by allowing a …

ABC Announces New Trade School
for Post-High School

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Academy to open this fall Come September, the construction industry will have another avenue for recruiting and hiring the skilled craftspeople of tomorrow. That’s when ABC Greater Baltimore’s new trade school will open its doors to the next generation. Talks about ABC forming its own trade school began about four …

Welcome ABC New Members!

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Action Electrical Contractors, Inc.Bailey Brothers Plumbing & Drain Services LLCBaltimore City Public SchoolsBDO USA, LLPCashman Plumbing & HeatingCharm City RoofingEAGLE Transfer ServicesEquinox Innovative SystemsFBT Contractors, Inc.Four Twelve RoofingFreedom Mobility SolutionsHamilton InsuranceHarbor Roofing & Contracting, Inc.Harry Eklof & Associates, Inc.Heart To Beat LLCJordan Construction Services, LLCMike Albert Fleet SolutionsInkAgfxPresidential Window ProductsQTEC, …

ONLINE SHOPPERS BEWARE

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Tips for Staying Safe This Holiday Season Six steps everyone should take to safeguard their credit; identity while shopping online this holiday season: Don’t use your debit card. Understandably, you don’t want to be tempted by using credit, but in this case, online, you will want to dump the debit …

10/8/20 Dedication Event Postponed

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Due to staff who may have been exposed to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Associated Builders and Contractors, Greater Baltimore, has determined, in an abundance of caution, to cancel today’s event dedicating the Construction Education Academy.  The Facebook portion of this event is also cancelled as we will attempt to determine a future date …

Making Maryland’s New Heat Stress Law Work

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By Joe Xavier, Consultant to ABC Greater Baltimore’s Safety Peer Group With the summer months, comes summer heat stress. In normal times, our members do all they can to protect workers from heat-related illness caused by heat stress. With the addition of the pandemic and mandatory face masks, the situation has …

2020 Bands by the Bay – Safe & Smart

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See how ABC Greater Baltimore is making this event safe & smart for staff and attendees* The Venue: The venue is COMPLETELY outdoors, with the exception of the restroom facilities. The venue, which has capacity to host events at 2,500+ individuals is limiting attendance to just 500 individuals (though we …