Associated General Contractors
of New Hampshire

Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire


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AGC 2020 Calendar of Events
Committees & Educational Opportunities

The association has a busy schedule planned for 2020, so be sure to mark your calendar with all of our upcoming events. AGC committees are back at work reviewing new legislation and keeping up to date on important industry issues. In addition to holding regular committee meetings, the association will be hosting a total of five luncheons with various state departments that will be open to all members.

If you serve on a committee, take note of all your committee dates as well as luncheon events listed below. Committee members will receive email notices around two weeks prior to each meeting.

January 2020

January 28: Building Committee, 11:00 AM
January 30: Highway Committee with DOT Bill Cass, 10:00 AM

February 2020

February 5: Highway Spec Committee, 1:30 PM
February 11: Asphalt Committee, 9:00 AM
February 12: Human Resources Committee, 10:30 AM
AGC Luncheon with DOL, 12:00 PM
February 18: Concrete Committee, 9:00 AM
February 20:
Board invites AGC members to meeting with Employment Security on new state program to help employers find workers, 1:30 PM
February 20: Board of Directors, 2:30 PM

March 2020

March 4: Highway Spec Committee, 1:30 PM
March 19: Construction Overview Seminar (AGC of NH/NH DOT), 7:30 AM
March 19: Board of Directors, 2:30 PM
March 25: Safety Committee, 10:30 AM
AGC Luncheon with OSHA & MSHA, 12:00 PM
March 27: “Train the Trainer” Flag Training Course, 8:30 AM

Update CDL Manual Now Available

On July 18, 2019, the New Hampshire Division of Motor Vehicles released an updated Commercial Driver License (CDL) Manual. Several sections have been revised, including exhaust system, lights/reflectors, safe start, and others. Paper copies are available at the DMV, or the PDF can be downloaded here.

AGC of NH's Highway Job Classification List for Davis-Bacon Survey

The association has been developing a list of New Hampshire highway job classifications to aid members in the ongoing USDOL Davis-Bacon survey. We've taken the classifications that were requested in previous surveys and consolidated them into categories to allow for more consistent wage results. The list can be downloaded here.

Independent Audit Report Conducted on DES Now Available

The New Hampshire Office of Legislative Budget Assistant has released its performance audit on the Department of Environmental Services (DES). The purpose of the audit was to determine how effectively the department managed bureau permitting during fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The full audit report can be found here.

AGC of NH Offers Wetlands & AOT Recommendations to DES

Under the guidance of the AGC Environment Committee, the association released a booklet with various recommendations for the NH DES on wetlands issues, including permitting, the ARM Fund, AOT, and the appeals process. AGC was able to meet with Commissioner Robert Scott to discuss the suggestions. The department has agreed to move forward with 90% of our recommendations. The first recommendations has been added to House Bill 1104 to enable qualified professionals to obtain wetlands permits in 10 days. This legislation passed in 2018. The full AGC of NH recommendations can be downloaded here.

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