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August 4, 2015

"ABC - Building the Carolinas on Merit"   

Labor Department Issues New Guidance Targeting Worker Misclassification


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new guidance July 15 related to employers' use of independent contractors. In the Administrator's Interpretation and an accompanying blog post, Wage and Hour Division Administrator Dr. David Weil laments the "problematic trend" of deliberate misclassification, and considers the guidance part of a "multi-pronged approach" to combat the phenomenon. 

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ABC's Construction Management Career Fair Returning in November


This fall, ABC is bringing back its annual Construction Management Career fair Nov. 11 in San Diego, where ABC members will have the opportunity to recruit from some of the leading construction management programs from around the country.  


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Four New Ways You Can Incorporate BIM in Your Business


Through Project Virtual Marketplace, ABC's exclusive program for BIM products and services, ABC members have access to four new programs that help businesses find BIM solutions.  


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Regulatory Reform Bill on Rulemaking Passes the House


The U.S. House of Representatives passed the ABC-supported Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2015 (H.R. 427) July 28. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and was cosponsored by an additional 171 representatives.  


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Growing Your Leadership Skills with ABC


No matter what position you're in, or how many years of experience you have, there's always something new to learn to make you the best leader you can be. ABC's Leadership Week, which will be held Nov. 8-12 in San Diego, Calif., will provide a variety of opportunities for current and emerging leaders to grow both professionally and personally.  


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Users Summit Brings Together Construction Owners and Contractors


ABC will bring together construction users and contractors Oct. 8-9 to discuss the industry's safety, quality and workforce issues during its third annual Users Summit in St. Pete, Fla. This exclusive event is limited to 150 participants and includes a mix of users and chief executives and senior management from ABC contractor members in the health care and industrial markets. 


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ABC Carolinas is Now Offering Mobile Crane Operator Certification


ABC is pleased to offer NCCER Mobile Crane Operator
Certifications. NCCER certifications are equipment and
capacity specific; ANSI approved; and meet or exceed
current ASME B30.5 consensus safety standards and OSHA 29 CFR part 1926 subpart CC operator certification requirements.

To become certified, experienced operators must pass a
written assessment and practical examination.



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New ABC Members for July
  1. QLS
  2. Civil Works Contracting
  3. Clark Nexsen
  4. Gurlitz Architectural Group
  5. LS3P
  6. BBH Design
  7. Perkins & Will
  8. Gensler
  9. Phillip Jefferson Design
  10. Phillips Architecture
  11. Lord Aeck Sargent
  12. EYP/WHR
  13. EFCO Corp.
  14. Cherry Bekaert, LLP
  15. Daltile
  16. Contract Building Systems, LLC
  17. Aircond/ LT Mechanical
New ABC Members for August
  1. KMD Construction, LLC
Executive Club Member of the Month:
Enterprise Fleet Management
For more information regarding Enterprise Fleet Management, click here.  


ABC Calendar of Events


August Events


6 - 8- Carolinas Construction Conference 


September Events

10 - Upstate Par 3

17 - Lowcountry Cornhole Social

23 - Columbia Cornhole Social

24 - Charlotte Luncheon


ABC Calendar of Training


August Training


11 - OSHA 10 - Charlotte


11 - OSHA 30 - Charlotte


14 - NCCER Safety Tech Series-Clt


21 - Project Mgmt Series-Charlotte



ABC of the Carolinas Announces New Excellence in Construction Awards

Building Information Modeling Award ( BIM)
Design-Build Award

The BIM Award is designed to honor projects that excel in highlighting exemplary BIM case studies that demonstrate how innovation and technology advance the profession and practice of construction.

 The Design-Build Award is designed to honor projects that excel in highlighting the design-build delivery method and how collaborative relationships between project stakeholders advance the profession and practice of construction.
To learn more about these new awards on our website, click here.

If you are attending Carolinas Construction Conference, you can learn more by registering for the EIC Breakout session!!

For more information, contact Michelle Lewter at lewter@abccarolinas.org
 or call 919-267-6428

Is there news your company would like to share?


 Contact Laura Riley

(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:
821 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:
821 Perry Road
Apex, NC 27502
p: 919.267.6428
f: 919.267.6546