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From the category archives: April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

FREE Contractor Webinars

Mastering Profit-ABILITY: The Three “Pillars” That Drive Your Bottom Line Thursday, April 16, 2015 1:00 p.m. (CT) To register click here   Content Marketing for Commercial Construction: How you can resonate original content and Social Media to improve your SEO Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:00 p.m. (CT) To register click here   How to Eliminate Chaos and Inefficiency in Your Service Business Wednesday, April 22, 2105 1:00 p.m. (CT) To register click here   Business Continuity Thursday, April 23, 2015 11:00 a.m. (CT) To register click here   Documentation Requirements for the Project Manager Tuesday, May 5, 2015 11:00 a.m. (CT) To register click here   Leverage Building Systems for Speed, Quality, and Profit Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:00 p.m. (CT) To register click here   Bonding and Insurance for New and Emerging Contractors Thursday, May 14, 2015 1:00 p.m. (CT) To register click here   Construction Te ... Read the rest of entry »

How Hard Hats Protect You by Beau Briggs

Hard hats protect you by providing the following features:

A rigid shell that resists and deflects blows to the head.

A suspension system inside the hat that acts as a shock absorber.

Some hats serve as an insulator against electrical shocks.

Shields your scalp, face, neck, and shoulders against splashes, spills, and drips.
Some hard hats can be modified so you can add face shields, goggles, hoods, or hearing protection to them.

Single Employer Update by Jerry Pigsley

On February 3, the NLRB concluded that a construction contractor and another employer are a single employer for the purposes of back pay ordered under the NLRA.  The construction company was found to owe over $122,000 in back pay to former employees who were laid off because of union membership and activities.  The contractor went out of business but until that time leased an office in a building owned and operated by another corporation.  A husband and wife jointly owned 100% of the construction company and each of them owns 50% of the company which owns the building in which the contractor leased an office.  Even though the other company was never involved in the construction industry, the NLRB concluded that they constituted a single employer because of common management and common ownership.  This ruling follows the January 16 ruling by a federal court in California that two additional companies under the common control of one individual were jointly liable for the $1.7 million th ... Read the rest of entry »

Research Opportunity For The Construction Industry

The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction has been very fortunate in obtaining a research grant that they believe will make our industry safer and more productive. This research grant will significantly help our industry and the successful completion of the grant will increase the stature and reputation of the Durham School, another significant benefit for all of us.   The research team, as a part of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, is looking for construction workers to participate in a study related to hazard identification in construction sites. Participants are expected to fill out a survey after observing some selected images. The whole experiment will take less than an hour and half and the participant’s time will be compensated by providing them with a $50 gift card at the completion of the study.   To be qualified for this job, workers must have: ·         At least 1-2 years of ex ... Read the rest of entry »

Save The Date - ABC Annual Golf Tournament

The ABC Golf will be held at Omaha’s Tiburon Golf Club, 10302 S. 168th Street.  In addition to the 18 hole scramble, there’s lunch and dinner at the Tiburon Clubhouse, prizes to be won and also the opportunity to network with the nearly 120 golfers from ABC Cornhusker Chapter member companies and their guests.
The event’s shotgun start is at 11:00.  To register or to receive more information, contact
Theresa Ptacek at 402-344-4258.

Pre-Apprenticeship Pilot Program

Associated Builders & Contractors is offering a Pre-Apprenticeship Pilot Program which begins April 27th, 2015. The NCCER Core curriculum will be utilized for the program.  Classes will be Monday and Tuesday evenings, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for an eight week period.  ABC is offering a one-time introductory tuition cost of $295.  This price is 50% off the standard fee.  The ABC Pre-Apprenticeship lays out a basic career path in the construction industry.  These classes might be a good fit for your new hires or entry level employees.    In addition, we are offering this program in collaboration with ReConnect, Inc.  The primary goal of ReConnect, Inc. is to give their clients the tools needed to transform their lives and the communities in which they live.  They provide support and services to youths and adults involved in the criminal justice system or at risk of involvement.  Participants who successfully complete the program achieve a credential a ... Read the rest of entry »

April Networking Luncheons

Connect with other ABC members by attending the Omaha Networking Luncheon at Anthony’s Restaurant on April 15 and the Lincoln Networking Luncheon at Beacon Hills Restaurant on April 28, 2015.
Speaker for the Omaha Luncheon will be Jerry Pigsley.  Jerry will also present the Lunch & Learn Topic for both the Omaha and Lincoln luncheons.
Speaker for the April Lincoln luncheon will be Rik Barrera with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Mr. Barrera will speak about the new College of Business Administration project.
To register for the Omaha Luncheon click here.
To register for the Lincoln Luncheon click here.

E-News: April 15, 2015 Issue

April Networking Luncheons (4/15/2015)

Pre-Apprenticeship Pilot Program (4/15/2015)

Save The Date - ABC Annual Golf Tournament (4/15/2015)

Research Opportunity For The Construction Industry (4/15/2015)

Single Employer Update by Jerry Pigsley (4/15/2015)

How Hard Hats Protect You by Beau Briggs (4/15/2015)

FREE Contractor Webinars (4/15/2015) Read the rest of entry »

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