Category Archives: Association News and Events

Project EverGreen expands SnowCare for Troops program to help healthcare workers

Project EverGreen expands SnowCare for Troops  program to help healthcare workers

CLEVELAND, OH — During these challenging times, the need is greater than ever to help our fellow Americans who are serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As winter approaches, there will be a need to assist our healthcare professionals and first responders serving on the front lines with snow removal services and […]

ABC elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. ―Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., to serve as the 2021 ABC national chair during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, AZ. Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, was elected chair-elect, and Milton Graugnard, executive vice president, […]

Monthly construction input prices remain stable in October, says ABC

Monthly construction input prices remain stable in October, says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction input prices remained virtually unchanged in October compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also remained unchanged for the month. Construction input prices increased 1.1% between October 2019 […]

AGC tax update: IRS issues guidance on nondeductibility of expenses associated with PPP loan forgiveness

AGC tax update: IRS issues guidance on nondeductibility of expenses associated with PPP loan forgiveness

In the latest setback in the administration of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced this evening, via Revenue Ruling 2020-27 that expenses funded through a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan are not deductible for this tax year if “the taxpayer reasonably expects to receive forgiveness of the covered loan on the basis […]

Isadore “Izzy” Ture Callanan Industries, Inc.

Isadore “Izzy” Ture Callanan Industries, Inc.

In Memoriam:  1933 – 2020 With deepest sympathy to his family and many industry friends, we are saddened to inform you of the passing of Isadore “Izzy” Ture. Saratoga Springs, NY- Isadore (Izzy) John Ture, age 87, of Saratoga Springs, New York, passed peacefully with his family by his side on October 23, 2020. Born […]

To our valued Associated General Contractors (AGC) chapter members:

To our valued Associated General Contractors (AGC) chapter members:

As you may know, a group of AGC Chapters in the Northeast Region have been working together to keep abreast of COVID-19 regulations and trends so we can share timely information, best practices, and ideas with our member companies. While our states have employed slightly different approaches, our collective goal has been to keep construction […]

2021 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA annual meeting to go virtual

2021 AEMA-ARRA-ISSA annual meeting to go virtual

GLEN ELLYN, IL — In these unprecedented times, we have seen our businesses, communities, country, and world adapt to our current circumstances. The Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association (ARRA), and International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA), known together as the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance (PPRA), are no different. The PPRA […]

World Demolition Summit

World Demolition Summit

Your ticket is completely free! With one day to go, register today! The conference is a must-attend event if you are a demolition contractor, equipment owner, user or manufacturer. The event, starting at 15:00 (UK time) on the 12th, will include presentations highlighting challenging demolition projects from around the world, together with a virtual awards […]

Nonresidential construction employment expands in October, says ABC

Nonresidential construction employment expands in October, says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The construction industry added 84,000 net new jobs in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. During the last six months, the industry has added 789,000 jobs, recovering 73% of the jobs lost during earlier stages of the pandemic. Nonresidential […]

Voters approve record 94% of transportation investment initiatives totaling $14 billion

Voters approve record 94%  of transportation investment initiatives totaling $14 billion

  Support Hits 20-Year High WASHINGTON, DC— Voters in 18 states have approved a record 94 percent of state and local ballot initiatives to date, providing an additional $14 billion in one-time and recurring revenue for transportation improvements throughout the country, according to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Results are still pending for 13 […]

DEADLINE: Future Construction Leaders of New York State

DEADLINE: Future Construction Leaders of New York State

Nomination Deadline: December 1, 2020 Program starts December 16-17 The Associated General Contractors of New York State proudly presents a program designed to assist the construction contractor member in developing future construction company managers and leaders. The Future Construction Leaders of New York State (FCLNYS) program will help teach the issues involved in managing a […]

Lane Construction and Wagman Executives Elected to Safety Certification Commission

Lane Construction and Wagman Executives Elected to Safety Certification Commission

  Alissa Sternagle, a corporate safety training manager at Cheshire, Connecticut, based Lane Construction Corp., and Cory Gaye, the corporate safety director for York, Pennsylvania, headquartered Wagman, Inc., have been elected to the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™ (SCTPP) program’s Certification Commission. The nine-member commission is independently appointed by the ARTBA Foundation and is […]

Gov. Cuomo announces new guidelines for out-of-state travelers

Gov. Cuomo announces new guidelines for out-of-state travelers

On Saturday, Oct. 31, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York will continue to be exempt from the travel advisory; however covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Essential […]

U.S. economy expands at 33.1% annual rate in Q3 of 2020, says ABC

U.S. economy expands at 33.1% annual rate in Q3 of 2020, says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized rate of 33.1% during the third quarter of 2020, helping to offset a significant share of the economic loss sustained during the second quarter, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Increases in […]

ARTBA National Contractor Safety Award winners announced

ARTBA National Contractor Safety Award winners announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation construction companies from three states were recognized for their outstanding employee safety programs during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Annual Convention. The annual ARTBA “Contractor Safety Awards” were created to promote worker safety and health as core values of the transportation design and construction industry. The contractor finalists were […]

ARTBA Announces 2020-21 Officers

ARTBA Announces 2020-21 Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced the election of its 2020-2021 officers during its annual business meeting at the association’s national convention, held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They include: Chairman: Steve McGough, president and chief financial officer, HCSS, Sugar Land, Texas Senior Vice Chairman: Ward Nye, […]

2020 ARTBA Foundation award winners announced

2020 ARTBA Foundation award winners announced

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A chief state transportation engineer, a vice president at HNTB Corp., two transportation policy project managers, and a women-led civil engineering firm are the 2020  winners of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction” awards. The awards were presented in three categories Oct. 20 at […]

San Antonio construction executive David Zachry honored with ARTBA award

San Antonio construction executive David Zachry honored with ARTBA award

  WASHINGTON, D.C.— David Zachry, CEO of San Antonio-based Zachry Corp. and a long-time volunteer leader in the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), is the 2020 recipient of the organization’s highest honor— the “ARTBA Award.” It was presented Oct. 20 during a special ceremony at ARTBA’s national convention. Established in 1960, the ARTBA Award […]

Update: NYS Department of Labor Issues Paid Sick Leave Guidance

Update:  NYS Department of Labor Issues Paid Sick Leave Guidance

The New York State Department of Labor has issued guidance about the new paid sick leave law.  All AGC NYS members are strongly encouraged to review the new paid sick leave law requirements. Additionally, AGC NYS is hosting an informative webinar about the NYS Paid Sick Leave Law and Other Pandemic Leave Laws on Wednesday, October […]

Webinars and educational or training videos from IAAP members

Webinars and educational or training videos from IAAP members

During this pandemic, companies are adapting to the education and training challenges for their employees by utilizing virtual learning. Some IAAP member companies may host webinars, a YouTube channel, website, or other platform to convey information to people working in the mining industry. IAAP has been collecting links from members such as the law firm […]

ABC’s construction backlog slips in September; contractors remain optimistic

ABC’s construction backlog slips in September; contractors remain optimistic

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 7.5 months in September, a decline of 0.5 months from August’s reading, according to an ABC member survey conducted Sept. 20-Oct. 6. Backlog is 1.5 months lower than in September 2019. ABC’s Construction Confidence Index readings for sales and […]

Majority of contractors fear long-term business implications of COVID-19, according to construction executive survey

Majority of  contractors fear long-term business implications of COVID-19, according to construction executive survey

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Oct. 8—More than 85% of contractors have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, according to the results of an August reader survey conducted by Construction Executive magazine, which is published by Associated Builders and Contractors. Supply chain disruptions, prolonged municipal permitting processes and delayed inspections due to office closures are all factors contributing to […]

NYS Paid Sick Leave Law and other pandemic leave laws

NYS Paid Sick Leave Law and other pandemic leave laws

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 1:00pm-3:00pm Cost: $35 for AGC NYS members and $55 for non-members The New York State Paid Sick Leave Law requires all private sector employers to provide sick leave to their employees each calendar year: employers with 0-4 employees to provide up to 40 hours of unpaid sick leave each calendar year; employers with 5-99 […]

Recognizing excellence in C&D

Recognizing excellence in C&D

CDRA Awards recognize the best in the industry, with nominations due by January 15, 2021. Applications for the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association Annual Awards program are now available. The awards are given to individuals and companies in C&D recycling who have made significant contributions to the industry. Nominations are due by January 15, 2021, […]

SUBMIT NOW! 2020 Jeffrey J. Zogg Build NY Awards

SUBMIT NOW! 2020 Jeffrey J. Zogg Build NY Awards

Applications for the 2020 Jeffrey J. Zogg Build NY Awards are now open. Click here for an application. Deadline is October 2, 2020. Winners will be presented with their award at a reception in the spring of 2021, held jointly with the AIA NYS and their Excelsior Awards for Public Architecture. If you have questions, […]