Category Archives: Association News and Events

Nonresidential construction spending stabilizes in January 2021, down 5% Since January 2020, says ABC

Nonresidential construction spending stabilizes in January 2021, down 5% Since January 2020, says ABC

National nonresidential construction spending increased 0.9% on a monthly basis in January 2021 but is down 5% since January 2020, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data published today by the U.S. Census Bureau. On a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, nonresidential spending totaled $799.1 billion for the month. Spending was up on […]

Vendor informational sessions for NYSDOT onboarding to the Statewide Financial System

Vendor informational sessions for NYSDOT onboarding to the Statewide Financial System

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is transitioning to the Statewide Financial System (SFS) in April 2021. You are invited to attend an upcoming virtual Vendor Information Session to discuss the changes that will be implemented as a result of this transition.  Please note that the existing process for vendors utilizing Site Manager […]

ABC applauds bill to increase fair and open competition on taxpayer-funded construction contracts

ABC applauds bill to increase fair and open competition on taxpayer-funded construction contracts

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors  today voiced its strong support for the Fair and Open Competition Act, which was introduced today by Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.). The Fair and Open Competition Act encourages more qualified construction companies to compete for federal and federally funded construction projects, providing value […]

2015 FAST Act law funded more than 110,000 road & bridge improvements, ARTBA research shows

2015 FAST Act law funded more than 110,000 road & bridge improvements, ARTBA research shows

Senate panel holds first 2021 hearing on surface transportation bill   State governments moved forward with nearly 111,000 new federal-aid highway and bridge projects during the past five years under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act law, new research from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) shows. “Our research illustrates tangible success stories […]

LEAN Construction Education Program: Online training beginning March 23

LEAN Construction Education Program: Online training beginning March 23

The course requires you to use a PC or Mac (no tablets or phones) with a webcam and mouse. REGISTER HERE Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to […]

ACI releases 2021 Collection of Concrete Codes, Specs and Practices

ACI releases 2021 Collection of Concrete Codes, Specs and Practices

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — The American Concrete Institute has released the 2021 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices. The ACI Collection is the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, materials, and repair, with nearly 50 codes and specifications and more than 200 practices – including all guides […]

ARTBA Senior Vice President Allison Klein earns Certified Association Executive designation

ARTBA Senior Vice President Allison Klein earns Certified Association Executive designation

WASHINGTON, DC — ARTBA Senior Vice President of Strategic Engagement Allison Klein has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAETM) credential issued by American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The CAE is the highest professional designation in the association industry. To obtain the CAE, an applicant must have at least five years of experience with nonprofit […]

Cornell University, California and Washington students earn top honors in Annual Transportation Video Contest

Cornell University, California and Washington students earn top honors in Annual Transportation Video Contest

A Cornell University student, a high schooler from California, a college student at the University of Southern California (USC) and a high schooler from Washington state are the winners of the 10th annual American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) “Student Transportation Video Contest.” Sponsored by ARTBA’s Research & Education Division (RED), the competition aims […]

AGC NYS Elects Officers and Directors for 2021

AGC NYS Elects Officers and Directors for 2021

AGC NYS conducted its annual meeting and first Board of Directors meeting of 2021 this week, at which it elected officers and directors for the New Year. Joseph K. Posillico of Posillico Civil, Inc. (Farmingdale, N.Y.) was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. Carl Stewart of Turner Construction Company (New York, N.Y.) was elected Vice […]

Nonresidential construction loses jobs in January, says ABC

Nonresidential construction loses jobs in January, says ABC

The construction industry lost 3,000 jobs on net in January 2021, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released recently by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the last nine months, the industry has added 857,000 jobs, recovering 77% of the jobs lost during earlier pandemic stages. Nonresidential construction employment fell […]

ARTBA Foundation Seeks Nominations for the 2021 Transportation Development Hall of Fame Class

ARTBA Foundation Seeks Nominations for the 2021 Transportation Development Hall of Fame Class

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Transportation Development Hall of Fame.  Launched in 2010, the Hall “honors individuals or families from the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to U.S. transportation development during their careers.” Nominees are considered in two categories: Transportation […]

Congress’s Reintroduction of the PRO Act Will Do Anything But ‘Build Back Better,’ Says ABC

Congress’s Reintroduction of the PRO Act Will Do Anything But ‘Build Back Better,’ Says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors President and CEO Michael Bellaman released the follow statement today in response to Congress’s reintroduction of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act: “Unfortunately, today congressional Democrats reintroduced the Protecting the Right to Organize Act at the urging of the union lobbyists who helped get them elected. The PRO […]

Governor Cuomo outlines 2021 agenda: Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

Governor Cuomo Outlines 2021 Agenda: Reimagine | Rebuild | Renew

Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2021 State of the State with an agenda of reimagining, rebuilding, and renewing New York State. The Governor’s agenda features a suite of initiatives to not only begin reopening New York, but also investing billions into infrastructure improvements. AGC NYS is ready to meet Governor Cuomo’s challenge to ‘Build Back Better,’ […]

NAPA 2021 Annual Meeting | February 16-18, 2021

NAPA 2021 Annual Meeting | February 16-18, 2021

NAPA’s 2021 Annual Meeting is your virtual destination for solutions. With federal and state highway funding uncertainties remaining a top concern for asphalt contractors, we’ll be focusing on the 2021 legislative outlook and ways the industry can engage in advocacy. General sessions and workshops will also explore a state of the industry outlook for supply […]

Statement by AGC NYS President & CEO Mike Elmendorf on Governor Cuomo’s 2021 “State of the State” infrastructure agenda

Statement by AGC NYS President & CEO Mike Elmendorf on Governor Cuomo’s 2021 “State of the State” infrastructure agenda

PDF STATEMENT January 14, 2021 “Governor Andrew Cuomo has today outlined a bold agenda to rebuild New York’s economy through a broad and visionary infrastructure plan that puts our State’s construction industry front and center to lead the Empire State’s economic resurgence. Governor Cuomo, recognizing the critical nature of the construction industry to New York’s […]

C&D World 2021 To Proceed March 21-23 in Austin

C&D World 2021 To Proceed March 21-23 in Austin

Responding to the wishes of its membership and Board of Directors, the C&D Recycling Association will go forward with its Annual Meeting, C&D World 2021, March 21-23 in Austin, TX, albeit by following and even going beyond all recommended CDC guidelines. Here is a link to all the safety steps the host hotel will be […]

ABC supports final DOL revisions to Independent Contractor status

ABC supports final DOL revisions to Independent Contractor status

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Regulatory, Labor and State Affairs Ben Brubeck released the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s Independent Contractor Final Rule, which was issued January 6: “These smart revisions are a win for small businesses, free enterprise and economic growth as our country looks to […]

ARTBA’s Brad Sant earns associate Safety Professional Credential

ARTBA’s Brad Sant earns associate Safety Professional Credential

  American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Senior Vice President of Safety & Education Brad Sant has earned the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) credential from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), which establishes standards and certifies competency criteria in professional safety practice. The responsibilities of safety professionals continue to expand, requiring continued investment […]

Corporate Compost Leadership Council driving USCC infrastructure development forward

Corporate Compost Leadership Council driving USCC infrastructure development forward

Raleigh, NC — The US Composting Council’s inaugural members of the Corporate Compost Leadership Council (CCLC), brand and consumer companies, are supporting compost industry efforts to develop the industry with nearly $50,000 in technical assistance and direct financial support in 2020, the USCC announced today. Chick-Fil-A, Clif Bar, Clorox Company, Club Coffee, Georgia Pacific, Mars, […]

AGC of America provides construction industry analysis of Federal COVID-relief package

AGC of America provides construction industry analysis of Federal COVID-relief package

AGC of America, which was heavily engaged in developing and fighting for key industry provisions of the Federal COVID-Relief Package approved by Congress and now signed by the President, has provided a detailed analysis of the sweeping legislation for the construction industry. Significant AGC Victories for Construction Markets, Construction Firms & the Construction Workforce: Blocking […]

The World Demolition Summit will take place October 20-21, 2021 in Chicago, USA at the Loews Hotel.

The World Demolition Summit will take place October 20-21, 2021 in Chicago, USA at the Loews Hotel.

Join industry leaders and key decision-makers at the major international event celebrating excellence and innovation within the demolition industry. 20 October – Networking evening drinks reception Network with your peers, meet friends old and new and build new business connections.21 October – Conference and awards dinner A high level conference will feature presentations covering some […]

Less availability of building materials emerges as a significant pandemic challenge for contractors

Less availability of building materials emerges as a significant pandemic challenge for contractors

71% of commercial construction contractors face at least one material shortage WASHINGTON, D.C. — More contractors are facing a shortage of building materials as the pandemic continues, according to new fourth quarter data from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index). This quarter, 41% of contractors say less availability of building products and materials is […]

ABC’s 2021 construction economic forecast: Recovery shape forms a ‘W,’ recession threat remains

ABC’s 2021 construction economic forecast: Recovery shape forms a ‘W,’ recession threat remains

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors’ Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts a recession threat for the construction sector next year, but has illuminated some potential economic bright spots, such as e-commerce and Class B office space, according to a 2021 economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine. Although ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator—a leading indicator […]

Surendra P. Shah makes donation to establish new ACI Foundation fellowship

Surendra P. Shah makes donation to establish new ACI Foundation fellowship

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – In commemoration of a recent $50,000 donation from Surendra P. Shah., Ph.D., Hon. MACI, the ACI Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of the new S.P. Shah Fellowship. This new fellowship will be open for Ph.D. student applicants in mid-2021 for the ACI Foundation’s 2022-2023 awards cycle. Surendra P. Shah […]

New York updates cluster action guidance; points to prior, more restrictive definition of “Essential Construction” for Red Zones

New York updates cluster action guidance; points to prior, more restrictive definition of “Essential Construction” for Red Zones

December 13, 2020: New York State this weekend updated its metrics and guidance for its COVID Cluster Action Initiative. You can read the metrics and guidance at this link. Based on these new metrics and guidance, if a region reaches “Red Zone” status, only essential businesses may operate. Notably, however, the new guidance points to the earlier, […]