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June 9, 2015

"ABC - Building the Carolinas on Merit"   

ENR Lists ABC Members as Top Contractors of the Year


Engineering News-Record's (ENR) annual Top 400 Contractors list is back and this year, 56 ABC member companies were named in the top 100 spots on the list. 



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Obama Administration's 'Blacklisting' Proposal Bad for Contractors, Employees and Taxpayers


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today issued the following statement regarding the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" proposed rule issued by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council. The proposed rule, previously commonly referred to as the "blacklisting executive order," and a guidance memo issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) implementing President Obama's Executive Order 13673 targeting the federal contracting community were both released today.



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Construction Industry Concerns with 'Waters of the U.S.' Rule Remain 

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) released the following statement on the "Waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) final rule issued today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). 


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Extension Provides Short-Term Relief for Infrastructure Builders


With less than 48 hours before the funds were set to dry up, President Obama signed a two month extension of federal highway funding on May 29. The extension of the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), which funds safety, highway, transit and other transportation related programs, comes at a time of great debate about how to fund improvements and repairs to America's roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure. The extension will now expire on July 31.


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Limited Time Offer on AIA Contract Documents Ends June 20


For a limited time only, AIA is doubling the standard ABC member discount on its Documents-on-Demand® Plus program to 20 percent off through June 20. The offer is good for more than 200 of AIA's legal forms and agreements for the construction industry including design-build documents, payment and change order forms, subcontractor agreements, and sustainability agreements. 


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Carolinas Construction Conference is Quickly Approaching-Are You Registered?

ABC Carolina's Construction Conference is a 2 1/2 day event, held Thursday evening through Saturday night. The conference location rotates throughout the Carolinas. The conference allows members and non-members to network and learn about issues impacting the industry. Keynote speakers and local representatives speak at breakfasts and events.

August 6th-8th at Belmond Charleston Place - Located at the very heart of downtown Charleston, in the historic district and within walking distance of all the major attractions, Belmond Charleston Place makes every guest feel part of this great Southern city. A gathering point for local society, this luxury hotel blends gentility and old-world charm with a leading-edge spa and innovative cuisine.Renowned as Charleston's finest accommodations, its first class meeting and event facilities are complemented by 'The Club', a private concierge level.Leisure activities include relaxing by the rooftop pool, dining in the award-winning Charleston Grill and browsing the exclusive boutiques.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

To view the registration flyer, click here.

New ABC Members for May
  1. TEI Construction Services Inc.
  2. Concrete & Materials Placement
  3. Trident Construction
  4. Edens EHS
  5. Peters Paint & Wallcovering, Inc.
Executive Club Member of the Month:
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ABC Calendar of Events

June Events


17 - Fayetteville Baseball Social


17 - Upstate Social


18 - Lowcountry Social


18 - Triad Baseball Social


19 - Charlotte Golf Outing


23 - Coastal Social


24 - Columbia Social


ABC Calendar of Training


June Training


12 - NCCER Safety Tech-Charlotte


12 - First Aid/CPR - Columbia


16 - OSHA 10- Upstate


16 - OSHA 30-Upstate


19 - NCCER Project Mgmt-Clt


19 - First Aid/CPR-Charlotte


22 - OSHA 10 - Fayetteville


22 - OSHA 30 - Fayetteville



2015 STEP Applications are due by July 17th!

Awards will be presented a the Annual Safety Conference the 6th Annual Safety Conference on October 1, 2015

Has your company submitted a STEP application?

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NCCER Safety Technology Program 

This program provides instruction on how to implement and administer a company safety program. The program is designed for field managers, safety directors, owner safety reps, and insurance/loss control representatives.

These classes will be held once a month beginning in June and running through October.

June 12:
Intro to Safety Technology

July 10:
Employee Motivation

August 14:
Safety Orientation/Training

Sept 18:
Accident Investigation: Policies/Procedures

October 16:
OSHA Inspection Procedures

$200 per class

$400 per class

All 5 classes $900

If you have any questions contact Suzanne Richards at 704-367-1331 or richards@abccarolinas.org.

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(704) 367-1331


Contact Information 

Charlotte Office & Carolinas Construction Institute:
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC 28217
p: 704.367.1331
f: 704.367.1380
Triangle Office:
827 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546
Low Country Office:
1276 Royal Troon Ct.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 
p: 843.860.3634
f: 888.664.6172


Government Affairs:
827 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546