Category Archives: Association News and Events

Monthly construction input prices rise in June, says ABC

Monthly construction input prices rise in June, says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction input prices rose 2.2% in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices rose by 2.3% for the month. Among the 11 subcategories, six experienced monthly increases. The increase in prices was driven primarily […]

Announcement Regarding 2020 Anthony S. Santaro Scholarship Golf Classic

Announcement Regarding 2020 Anthony S. Santaro Scholarship Golf Classic

It is with great disappointment that we inform you that the 2020 AGC NYS Anthony S. Santaro Golf Classic, benefiting our Scholarship Program and re-scheduled for September 2, 2020, has been canceled. Since making the decision to pivot to our alternate date in September from our original June date, ongoing and evolving guidance, restrictions and […]

ACI offers new nondestructive testing certification progam

ACI offers new nondestructive testing certification progam

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces the launch of its Nondestructive Testing Specialist – Concrete Strength certification program. The program will certify individuals who successfully pass the ACI examinations by demonstrating the knowledge and ability to properly perform specified nondestructive tests on hardened concrete. The nondestructive testing program is the newest […]

Your business may be eligible for a tax credit of up to $5,000 per employee — learn more about the “Employee Retention Tax Credit”

Your business may be eligible for a tax credit of up to $5,000 per employee — learn more about the “Employee Retention Tax Credit”

Employee Retention Credit (ERC) overview The Employee Retention Credit is a CARES Act relief measure for businesses. It is a fully refundable tax credit that eligible employers who are able to keep employees on payroll can claim. An Eligible Employer may not receive the Employee Retention Credit if the Eligible Employer receives a PPP loan […]

ABC cancels Convention 2020

ABC cancels Convention 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Associated Builders and Contractors has announced the cancellation of ABC Convention 2020, which was scheduled for Aug. 17-19 in Nashville, TN. The event, which includes the National Craft Championships, Construction Management Competition and National Excellence in Construction® Awards, was previously postponed from March due to the coronavirus pandemic. “While it was disappointing to […]

ACI transitions its convention to virtual event

ACI transitions its convention to virtual event

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — Due to local, state, and federal regulations, and to protect the health and safety of attendees, the American Concrete Institute announces the transition of the ACI Concrete Convention from an in-person event in Raleigh, NC, USA, this October, to a 100% virtual event. The ACI Virtual Concrete Convention will be held […]

Nonresidential construction has recovered 56% of jobs lost since March employment report, says ABC

Nonresidential construction has recovered 56% of jobs lost since March employment report, says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The construction industry added 158,000 jobs on net in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the last two months, the industry has added 591,000 jobs, recovering 56% of the industry-wide jobs lost since the start of the pandemic. […]

ACI Foundation now accepting fellowship and scholarship applications

ACI Foundation now ac

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The ACI Foundation announces that applications are now being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Three new fellowships and one new undergraduate scholarship have been added to the program. Application details for all fellowships and scholarships are available at acifoundation.org/scholarships. ACI Foundation fellowships are offered to both […]

ABC: Anti-competitive House infrastructure bill excludes many U.S. workers from rebuilding America

ABC: Anti-competitive House infrastructure bill excludes many U.S. workers from rebuilding America

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Legislative & Political Affairs Kristen Swearingen issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, by a vote of 233 to 188: “While ABC agrees with the need for a substantial transportation infrastructure package, this bill includes […]

ARTBA issues statement on House passage of infrastructure bill

ARTBA issues statement on House passage of infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Dave Bauer issued the following statement about House passage of the Moving Forward Act: “The nation’s economic recovery post-coronavirus would receive a huge long-term boost with the passage of a robust surface transportation investment bill. “We commend the House for taking a positive […]

Updated list of states included in NYS self-quarantine order

Updated list of states included in NYS self-quarantine order

New York has expanded the list of states from which travelers coming back to New York will have to self-quarantine to include California, Georgia, Iowa and Tennessee — among others. As of Tuesday, the states above that threshold include: Alabama Arkansas Arizona California Florida Georgia Iowa Idaho Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina Nevada South Carolina Tennessee […]

2020 NY Federation Conference and Trade Show CANCELLED

2020 NY Federation Conference and Trade Show CANCELLED

Based upon input from attendees and discussions with the venue, the Federation of New York Solid Waste Associations has regretfully decided to CANCEL the rescheduled October 4 – 7, 2020 event due to COVID-19 uncertainty, logistics and our priority for the safety of participants. Our 2021 planning is underway so SAVE THE DATES of May […]

ABC joins national initiative to address inequality of opportunity

ABC joins national initiative to address inequality of opportunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Associated Builders and Contractors today announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. ABC will join the U.S. Chamber’s national town hall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private […]

ARTBA issues statement on House Committee mark-up of “INVEST in America” act

ARTBA issues statement on House Committee mark-up of “INVEST in America” act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee June 18 approved the “INVEST in America Act,” a surface transportation legislative proposal that calls for spending $494 billion over five-years to repair the nation’s roads, bridges, rail and public transportation systems. Please attribute the following statement to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and […]

Effective June 23 ~ New prevailing wage requirement

Effective June 23 ~ New prevailing wage requirement

Effective June 23, 2020 a new provision to the existing prevailing wage rate law, Labor Law §220, paragraph a of subdivision 3-a, requires contractors and subcontractors to provide written notice to all laborers, workers or mechanics of the prevailing wage and supplement rate for their particular job classification on each pay stub*.  To be clear, this detailed information regarding supplements is […]

ARTBA Foundation Hall of Fame Class: Two highway contractors, former U.S. DOT Secretary & engineering family

ARTBA Foundation Hall of Fame Class: Two highway contractors, former U.S. DOT Secretary & Engineering Family

WASHINGTON, DC — Peter Kiewit, Jim Peterson, Norm Mineta and the Roebling Family are the 2020 inductees into the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Transportation Development Hall of Fame. Launched a decade ago, the Hall “honors individuals or families from the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to U.S. transportation development […]

ABC, NAHB applaud D.C. Circuit court decision to reject lawsuit to compel OSHA to Issue emergency temporary standard

ABC, NAHB applaud D.C. Circuit court decision to reject lawsuit to compel OSHA to Issue emergency temporary standard

WASHINGTON, DC — Associated Builders and Contractors Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development Greg Sizemore and National Association of Home Builders Chief Executive Officer Jerry Howard issued the following joint statement today on the D.C. Circuit Court’s decision to reject a lawsuit brought by the AFL-CIO to compel the Occupational Safety and […]

Federal court’s slap-down of proposed workplace mandate helps industry protect workers, ARTBA says

Federal court’s slap-down of proposed workplace mandate helps industry protect workers, ARTBA says

WASHINGTON, DC — The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) is entitled to “considerable deference” in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a June 11 federal appeals court decision. The ruling assures that the transportation construction industry is free to use proven workplace best practices to protect its workers, according to the American Road & Transportation […]

The ACI Concrete Convention in Raleigh, NC

The ACI Concrete Convention in Raleigh, NC

Highlights Include Student Competition, Networking Events, and ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards Gala FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (June 9, 2020) – Engineers, students, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world attend the ACI Concrete Convention. This year’s convention will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh Marriott, and Raleigh Sheraton, Raleigh, […]

Construction input prices rise in May, says ABC

Construction Input Prices Rise in May, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — Construction input prices rose 0.8% in May compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractorsanalysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices rose by 0.8% for the month as well. Of the 11 subcategories, only three experienced monthly decreases, […]

Join us online for NAPA’s 2020 midyear virtual meeting

Join us online for NAPA’s 2020 midyear virtual meeting

Join us for the NAPA 2020 Midyear Virtual Meeting. In order to protect the health and safety of our members while continuing to provide valuable education and engagement opportunities, NAPA leadership decided to bring the in-person Midyear Meeting to a virtual platform. We will miss seeing everyone in Santa Barbara this summer, but we are […]

First-of-its-kind dashboard tool highlights benefits of federal highway investment

First-of-its-kind dashboard tool highlights benefits of federal highway investment

National and state-by-state data available: artbahighwaydashboard.org WASHINGTON, DC — States leveraged $31 billion in federal funds to advance $66.5 billion in highway improvements during fiscal year (FY) 2018, according to an interactive tool that for the first time provides the American public and elected officials a clear look at how and where each state invests its transportation tax […]

AGC NYS and municipal leaders pen letter to Governor Cuomo calling for the release of local highway funding

AGC NYS and municipal leaders pen letter to Governor Cuomo calling for the release of local highway funding

AGC NYS, the New York State Association of Counties, the Association of Towns of the State of New York and the New York Conference of Mayors sent a letter to Governor Cuomo on Monday afternoon seeking the immediate release of the local highway funding contained in the 2020-21 adopted state budget. The 2020-21 Enacted Budget […]

Construction employment sees record rebound in May, says ABC

Construction employment sees record rebound in May, says ABC

WASHINGTON, DC — The construction industry added 464,000 net new jobs in May, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. May represented the largest monthly increase in construction jobs since the government began tracking employment in 1939, a drastic improvement from April, which recorded […]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signs executive order reinforcing Phase One guidance

AGC NYS received word that Mayor De Blasio signed Executive Order No. 123 regarding Phase One Reopening in New York City. Among the most important points of the Executive Order are the following: Anyone on site, including workers, other construction professionals, and approved visitors, who are less than six feet apart must wear face coverings. […]