Politics & Policy

ABC is the merit shop construction industry’s voice with the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government and with state and local governments, as well as with the news media.

Membership

Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC helps its members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.

Member Success Kit

Click below to view our Member Success Kit. In it you will find useful membership information for our chapter.

Education

ABC offers certified apprenticeship programs, continuing education, management and safety programs designed to enhance professional development.

Safety

From innovative & cutting edge topics to OSHA and client-required subject matter, ABC has you covered. ABC members participate in the Safety Training and Evaluation Process and the ABC National Safety Excellence Awards.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky: Based on Merit, Performance, and Integrity.

  • We believe in Merit.

    Anyone in the industry should be evaluated, judged, awarded, and rewarded based on his or her merit. Owners should be able to select the most economical and best bidder regardless of that bidder’s status.

  • We believe in Performance.

    Paying employees based on skill, ability, and merit. Promoting based on the merit of skills, ability, and motivation or leadership duties.

  • We believe in Integrity.

    Open and fair competition for securing contracts and/or jobs: not allowing favoritism or group membership as selection criteria.

 

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Latest News and Articles

  • ABC Cheers Supreme Court OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate RulingJanuary 24, 2022 - 7:39 pm

    On Jan. 13, ABC applauded the U.S. Supreme Court for reinstating the stay on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applies to employers with 100 or more employees. On behalf of the construction industry, ABC filed one of the emergency appeals to the Supreme Court leading to […]

  • How contractors employ tech solutions to help mitigate pricing woesDecember 20, 2021 - 10:00 am

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Originally posted on https://www.constructiondive.com/ Firms like Boldt and DPR have embraced using data and BIM for detailed cost breakdowns on project bids. When The Boldt Co. was asked to submit a proposal for a new building’s structural steel package based on very limited drawings of an existing one, the estimating […]

  • Federal contractor minimum wage to rise to $15 an hourDecember 14, 2021 - 10:00 am

    By Ryan Golden | Originally posted on https://www.constructiondive.com/ Dive Brief: The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday a final rule implementing President Joe Biden’s executive order raising the federal contractor minimum wage from $10.95 to $15 an hour. The final rule retains the Jan. 30, 2022, deadline by which agencies must incorporate the new rate […]

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