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Polyurea Fills the Need for Fast Turnaround, Durable Concrete Control JointsOpen in a New Window

From warehouses to retail and grocery stores, polyurea is outperforming traditional epoxy, silicone and polyurethane materials to fill and seal concrete slab control joints.


A Strategic Approach to Capturing the SensesOpen in a New Window

What's exciting about building sensorial strategy into design at the outset is that clients can be proactive, rather than reactive, and ensure that the physical environment is aligned with how they want their customers to experience the space on all levels. 


Three Onerous Contract Provisions to AvoidOpen in a New Window

Contractors must carefully read and study contracts before signing them. While this may seem obvious, it is surprising how often project participants sign agreements containing clauses that a party did not read, did not understand or did not take seriously.


Greater Michigan Construction Academy Expands Training as Nation’s First ACCET-Accredited Vocational Program Open in a New Window

The ABC-affiliated Greater Michigan Construction Academy has been able to expand its reach since being accredited as an institution of higher education by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training in April 2015. GMCA is the first vocational school in the country to achieve this designation.


Career PathwaysOpen in a New Window

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is working to address the industry’s worker shortage through more than 800 apprenticeship, craft training and safety training programs set up by its chapters around the country. Read on for examples of some recent initiatives supported by ABC chapters and member companies that are reaching out to students and adults from all walks of life. 


Crafting a Strategy for Benefits Management Open in a New Window

Construction leaders should evaluate the medical and non-medical benefits they offer and spend some quality time with their workforce to get clarity on desired benefits choices. Enrollment season is not far away, making it a great time to reassess the company’s benefits package, fill any benefits gaps, and educate the workforce to ultimately increase loyalty and commitment and create happy and productive employees. 


High Stakes Call for Industry Involvement Open in a New Window

Getting involved in the political process is essential for ABC members and their employees. The stakes are high this November, and teamwork will be necessary to ensure candidates who support free enterprise and open competition are sent to Washington, D.C., next year. 


Where Do You Go to Find and Recruit the Next Generation of Skilled Craft Workers?Open in a New Window

D.R.B. joined Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) in 1992 and hires the majority of employees through ABC’s electrical apprenticeship program. We feel the combination of education and on-the-job training is an excellent resource for the next generation of skilled craft workers.  


LEED in Motion: Industrial FacilitiesOpen in a New Window

Today, there are more than 1,755 LEED-certified industrial facilities worldwide, comprising more than 496 million total square feet, according to the LEED in Motion: Industrial Facilities report. And that number is expected to increase significantly: There are currently more than 2,710 registered industrial facilities totaling nearly 737 million square feet.


Extreme Makeover: Landscape EditionOpen in a New Window

This summer, Ruppert Landscape infused the energizing, positive impact of plants and flowers into The Children’s Homein Catonsville, Md., in partnership with the ABC2 News-WMAR Baltimore “Built Upon a Dream” community service project. 
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