The most prestigious and well-respected construction firms in the Miami Valley belong to the AGC West Central Ohio Division and benefit from AGC’s professional services.
Contractors who join the Association remain members because the AGC is involved in a wide range of construction matters that directly affect them. These services give members the competitive edge they must have to succeed. Today, members benefit from the following services:
Safety and Health Awareness
The Association stresses the importance of prevention and avoidance of costly job injuries. Our Safety Director keeps members up-to-date on changing government regulations with periodic bulletins. He will visit job sites, when invited, to check for potential safety and health violations and follow through with reports on his findings. The Safety Director also provides all required government posters, offers assistance at hearings when members are cited by OSHA inspectors, and provides regular Took Box Talks for jobsite safety meetings.
The Safety Director also offers a full complement of training programs, including OSHA 10 Hour and 30 Hour courses. He also offers training on such topics as Fall Protection, Electrical Trenching and Excavations, Rough Terrain Forklifts, and many more topics.
Additionally, the Association has access to over 100 videotapes to help train employees on specific safety topics. It also offers written hazard communication programs for member companies.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs
The AGC West Central Ohio Division has developed a generic Drug and Alcohol Abuse Program which can be adapted to satisfy any of our membership needs. It routinely works with local affiliates, such as MedWork, who offers a network of specialists and a centrally located one-stop service location to meet your employee’s occupational healthcare needs. The AGC helps its members negotiate with the building and construction trades to develop drug and alcohol abuse programs, which can be implemented by all crafts.
Through contacts with organizations across the nation, the staff works with national, regional, state, and local construction associations, chambers of commerce, and architectural, engineering, and building societies to improve the industry. The Association works with the Dayton/Miami Valley Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute to offer timely continuing education topics and opportunities for networking with local construction industry professionals, including: contractors, architects, product reps, and engineers.
The AGC can guide members in their day-to-day labor relations. The staff and active members, who have years of labor relations experience, participate in contract negotiations, arbitration solutions, the elimination of jurisdictional disputes, and the administration of collective bargaining agreements.
AGC negotiates labor contracts, including special market retention and project agreements, with nine (9) trades in West Central Ohio. Members may join a trade specific multi-employer bargaining unit or be assisted in individual bargaining.
The AGC Labor Relations’ division members and staff sit formally as trustees on pension and health and welfare funds worth over a billion dollars. Affiliated organizations hold regular meetings to provide members with labor guidance.
AGC members can obtain information about industry market conditions throughout the United States which enable them to compete for contracts in other parts of the country.
The AGC advertises and promotes its members to owners and developers seeking quality contractors for their construction needs.
The AGC contacts Union offices to obtain information on Ohio’s construction trade wages, fringes, and labor contract conditions. The Association makes this information available to all its members upon request.
Manpower and Training
AGC members and staff serve on several joint apprenticeship committees. Their primary purpose is to recruit and provide training for future construction craftspeople.
Additionally, the AGC has supported the Annual Dayton and Miami Valley Construction Career Expo with administrative and planning services. The Expo is held to annually to provide a unique and interactive learning experience to inform the public of training and employment opportunities in the Miami Valley Construction Trades.
The AGC offers a supportive system of business and social functions to share information and services with individuals and groups who have common interests. Following are a few of these opportunities:
AGC National Meeting and Convention
AGC Ohio State Meeting and Convention
AGC West Central Ohio Golf Outing
AGC West Central Ohio Board Meetings
AGC West Central Ohio sponsored seminars and meetings
AGC’s education programs keep members informed of industry changes and new industry methods and techniques. Classes, symposiums and seminars are scheduled on a wide-range of topics.
A Construction Quality Management for Contractors course taught by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers is offered six times each year in the AGC, West Central Ohio Division offices. Successful participants earn a certificate good for a five year period.
Supervisory Training Programs
The AGC has a supervisory training program for construction industry workers. Such classes include:
Leadership and Motivation
Oral and Written Communications
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Contract Documents, Planning & Scheduling
Cost Awareness & Production Controls
Accident Prevention & Loss Control
Project Management Changes
Claims & Negotiations
The AGC friendly office and staff are willing to help its members and affiliated associations with meeting details and projects. The office is equipped with a TV/DVD player and other audio-visual equipment and an area with a large meeting table. The AGC also has access to conference rooms within its office building, which are available for members’ use. Color and black & white copier/printer, a fax machine, computers, scanning and email, and telephones are also available for members’ use.
The AGC office also has access to over 100 construction related books and reference materials available for loan. AGC Form copies are accessible for distribution to its members.
Equal Opportunity Services
The AGC, West Central Ohio Division assists contractors to develop and implement affirmative action programs to comply with the many complicated, federal, state, and local EEO regulations.