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AGC of NH Message on COVID-19
All Events Postponed Through April

 
Associated General Contractors of NH takes the health and safety of our members seriously and has been monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. As such, we are postponing all our public and committee events scheduled for March and April.
 
This includes:
  • Construction Overview Seminar event with DOT (postponed, date TBA)
  • OSHA/MSHA Safety Luncheon
  • "Train the Trainer" Flagger Training Course
  • Construction Contracts Luncheon
  • All in-person committee meetings, including Board of Directors, Safety, Highway Spec, and Building committees
 
We are currently working on setting up conference calls or live-stream whenever possible, and we will stay in touch with the membership as we work out the details. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and our national organization, AGC of America. While we did not make this decision lightly, we feel it’s the most responsible way to reduce the threat of spreading COVID-19 to our members, our communities, and our industry.
 
Below are some resources you might find useful as you respond to the COVID-19 virus in your own enterprise:

      Sincerely,
      Gary Abbott
      Executive Vice President

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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.

      March 2020

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