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February 1, 2012

Guided by our core principles of Skill, Integrity and Responsibility,
Georgia Branch, AGC's mission is ". . . to be the voice of Georgia's construction industry,
provide valuable member services and promote best construction practices."

The Forum is Georgia Branch, AGC's weekly electronic newsletter developed in conjunction with the
Chapter's website to deliver timely industry, member and association news.

In This Issue
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Build Georgia Awards Due NEXT Thursday!
Nominate Field Supervisors for Safety Awards - Deadline NEXT WEEK
Building Georgia Legislative Day featuring Keynote Address by Governor Nathan Deal
Contractor Sales & Use Tax Compliance, Local Preference Dominate Discussion at Capitol
Welcome New Members!
10 Reasons Why You Need ConsensusDOCS For Your Construction Projects
Requesting Updated Directory Verification Forms from all Members
Farewell to OSHA representative; A Friend to AGC and to Contractors
TODAY is Deadline to Post Illness/Injury Summaries
Go Build Georgia Programs Offered Next Week in Northeast and Northwest Georgia
Leverage Your Marketing Dollars; Secure a Sponsor Package for AGC's 2012 Events
Valuable Legal Information for Construction Executives
Register Today for CEFGA CareerExpo 2012
   

 


 
 
Build Georgia Awards Due NEXT Thursday!

The Build Georgia Awards began in 1989 when the Georgia Branch, AGC recognized General Contractor members and their construction teams for outstanding performances on some of Georgia's most remarkable projects. Several years later the program began recognizing Specialty Contractors for their projects.

The 2012 Build Georgia Awards Program opened in early January. Winners will be recognized on June 12 at the Chapter's Awards Breakfast during our Annual Convention in Hilton Head, SC.

All projects completed by December 31, 2011 are eligible to compete in the 2012 Build Georgia Awards program.

Entries are due by 2:00 pm on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

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OSHA Standards for Construction - 10% off – For a limited time only!

Compliance in the construction industry is made easy with the most up-to-date OSHA standards. Included you will find the 1903 regulations on inspections, citations, and proposed penalties; the 1904 regulations on recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses; pertinent 1910 general industry regulations; and every 1926 construction industry regulation.

This handy 29 CFR 1926 volume is made with RegLogic®, which takes the difficulty out of reading and using government regulations. You can use the book's Quick-Find Index™ to quickly access the information you need.


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Upcoming AGC of America Opportunities
3/13-17: AGC of America's 2012 Annual Convention
4/15-20: AGC's Construction Project Manager Course
Online Course: AGC Lean Construction 101
Upcoming Education & Safety Courses
2/2: NASCLA Accredited Contractor Exam Prep
2/7: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
2/8: Confined Space
2/10: NPDES Level 1A Course and Exam (Blue Card)
2/15: BIM 101: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling
2/17: CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens
2/21: Free OSHA Recordkeeping Class
2/23: EPA's Lead RRP Certified Renovator
2/21-22: OSHA 10 Hour for Construction (Savannah)
2/22: Georgia's Lien Law
2/23: EPA's Lead RRP Certified Renovator
2/27: EM385-1 40 Hour Training
3/5-6: NPDES Level II Introduction to Design (tan or gray cards)
Contact Jenny Tuggle to register
3/8: NASCLA Accredited Contractor Exam Prep
View Instructor's Website for More Details
3/13-14: OSHA 10 Hour for Construction (Macon)
3/16: Competent Person: Trenching and Excavations
3/20: EPA's Lead RRP Certified Renovator
3/22: NPDES Level 1A/1B and Level II Recertification (blue, red, tan or gray cards)
Contact Jenny Tuggle to register

View full course schedule
Upcoming Members First Meeting Schedule
2/8: Southeast Georgia (Savannah)

View flyer detailing program topics and registration options.

 

3/7: South Georgia (Valdosta)
3/7: Southwest Georgia (Albany)
3/14: West Central Georgia (Columbus)
3/21: Southeast Georgia (Savannah)
3/22: East Georgia (Augusta)
4/11: Central Georgia (Macon)
4/18: Northeast Georgia (Commerce)
4/27: Metro Atlanta (Marietta)

Further details on March and April events will be posted in next week's newsletter.

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Nominate Field Supervisors for Safety Awards - Deadline NEXT WEEK

Learn more about nominating your safest field supervisors for the Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Award. Even if your superintendents may be unable to participate in one of the eight award ceremonies located around the state of Georgia, please nominate them for an award. They deserve the recognition!

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Building Georgia Legislative Day featuring Keynote Address by Governor Nathan Deal

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Georgia Railroad Freight Depot

For over a decade, AGC, AIA and ACEC have hosted an evening reception for our memberships and invited representatives of the legislative and industry‐related governmental agency communities.

New this year, we are proud to host a full‐day of activities called Building Georgia Legislative Day! Opening the events is a breakfast program hosted by the associations’ young leaders. Following the breakfast, there will a guided tour of the Capitol to see the House and Senate in session. Mid‐day we are hosting a networking reception and luncheon featuring remarks by Governor Nathan Deal.
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Contractor Sales & Use Tax Compliance, Local Preference Dominate Discussion at Capitol

By Mark S. Woodall
Georgia Branch, AGC’s Director of Governmental Affairs

Published: February 1, 2012

Last week we reported on AGC’s efforts with the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) to update their construction related regulations to reflect current Georgia law and industry best practices. AGC will also be seeking a legislative clarification regarding withholding tax liability for Georgia General Contractors concerning contracts with nonresident subcontractors. Current Georgia law states general contractors are liable for up to 4% of payments due the nonresident subcontractors, but the current DOR Regulation only requires 2% withholding on nonresident subcontractors. AGC firmly believes the law and regulation need to be consistent. AGC does not believe Georgia general contractors should assume any liability greater than the stipulated requirements in the DOR regulation.

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Welcome New Members!
Georgia Branch, AGC proudly welcomed 4 new member firms in January 2012! This is a great testament to how well our members spread the word about Georgia Branch, AGC to their peers and project partners. All AGC members are encouraged to network with each other, and bring fellow association members on your team. 
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10 Reasons Why You Need ConsensusDOCS For Your Construction Projects
ConsensusDOCS help you save time and money while providing a better contractual base for better project results.  ConsensusDOCS are:

1. FAIR AND BALANCED – Allocate risks and responsibilities efficiently and fairly, providing a balanced and sound foundation for legal relationships;

2. CURRENT – Updated to remain current with legal and industry developments;

3. CUTTING EDGE – Exclusive groundbreaking documents to help you stay relevant with today’s design and construction industry needs including BIM, Green, Lean, Federal and IPD;
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Requesting Updated Directory Verification Forms from all Members

Georgia Branch, AGC needs your help so we properly market your firm! Last week, a Directory Verification Form and an Employee Roster was mailed to  each members' main point of contact.
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Farewell to OSHA representative; A Friend to AGC and to Contractors

Georgia Branch, AGC recently said goodbye to a friend, associate, and mentor, Jonathan Worrell. He was with the OSHA – East Office and retired on December 31 after 38 years of service.
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TODAY is Deadline to Post Illness/Injury Summaries

Please remember to post your OSHA Form 300 A – Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses – in your office and on each jobsite from February 1 to April 30, 2012.
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Go Build Georgia Programs Offered Next Week in Northeast and Northwest Georgia

Georgia Branch, AGC is a proud supporter of Governor Deal's Go Build Georgia program and we want our members to learn more about how this initiative is going to help you! Members in northwest and northeast Georgia are invited to participate in one of two events planned for next week in Dalton and Clarkesville.

Contractors representatives, including field personnel, are strongly encouraged to attend these complimentary events. State leaders understand the importance of cultivating and developing our state's future skilled workforce, we need your support in your local community to make this endeavor a success.
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Leverage Your Marketing Dollars; Secure a Sponsor Package for AGC's 2012 Events

A message from the President:

Thank you for your membership in Georgia Branch, AGC. I’d like to encourage you to learn more about the Chapter’s 2012 Sponsorship Program.

Your membership in the Chapter provides an abundance of excellent business opportunities for you and your team to take advantage of in the coming year. As you know, Georgia Branch, AGC offers construction executives and industry professionals from across the state a forum to meet, exchange ideas and discuss present and future industry issues. Make the most of these opportunities by leveraging your marketing dollars and maximizing your marketing effectiveness as a 2012 sponsor of Georgia Branch, AGC events and programs.
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Valuable Legal Information for Construction Executives

Chapter member, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP recently published the Winter 2012 issue of their newsletter, Common Sense Contracting.

Topics include:

  • Union Rights
  • Written Change Order Requirements
  • Past Performance Evaluations
  • Insurance Coverage Gaps in Georgia
  • Right to Default Waived
  • Default Following Substantial Completion
  • Miller Act Claim Liability
  • Pass-Through Claim Pitfalls

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Register Today for CEFGA CareerExpo 2012

March 15-16, 2012
Georgia International Convention Center
Atlanta, GA

CEFGA is building a talent pipeline for the construction industry and building careers for students.

Even in this economy, you have an eye on the future, wondering where you will find skilled workers once it improves. You are the construction industry. You don’t like to TALK about problems. You like to DO something about them.

Join CEFGA as they present the construction industry in a fun, hands-on way to thousands of young Georgians from across the state.
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