Associated General Contractors
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Associated General Contractors of New Hampshire


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AGC 2019 Calendar of Events

The association has a busy schedule of upcoming events this year, so be sure to mark your calendar. More information on each event to come.

3D Design Training Seminar – May 2
AGC has joined with ACEC and NHDOT to put on a training luncheon event on 3D design. The first part of the presentation will focus on how to use the program, followed by a Q and A portion. Topics of discussion will include:
    The luncheon will be held in room 114 of the DOT building, located at 7 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH. Registration has not been opened yet, so please call AGC at 225-2701 for more information.

    “Train the Trainer” Flag Training Course – May 20
    After filling up the March class, the association has decided to hold a second flag training class in May. NH DOT specifications mandate contractors and subcontractors designate flag trainers to train flag personnel. The trainers must pass a formal flagging course every four years. The class will focus on DOT regulations for flag person training, proper use of equipment, placement of flaggers on the site, and more.

    Course materials will include a USB flash drive of helpful forms, a video clip, a template you may use as a guideline when preparing your own flag training completion cards, and other useful materials to help you conduct your internal trainings. All participants who complete the course and pass a short exam will receive a pocket card signifying course completion, which will be valid for four years. The AGC of NH member price is $100 per person or $150 per person for nonmembers.

    2019 AGC Awards Banquet – June 13
    Featuring a Presentation on Autonomous Vehicles

    Every year, the association holds a dinner banquet to recognize excellence in the New Hampshire construction industry. This year’s event will be held at the Derryfield Restaurant in Manchester and will include presentation of the National AGC Safety Awards. Attendees will also be treated to a speech by keynote speaker, Bob Buick. Bob is an 18-year veteran of Volvo Trucks North America and currently serves as Senior District Sales Manager in the Northeast Region. He will be discussing autonomous vehicles – their current applications, impact on industry, and current and future technologies.

    Davis-Bacon Informational Luncheon on filing Highway wages – June, TBD
    AGC will be holding an informational luncheon event hosted by the HR Committee to discuss the ins & outs of filling out the Davis Bacon highway survey. If your company has questions or is struggling to complete the survey, this will be an ideal opportunity to learn about the process. The luncheon will be held at the AGC office in Bow.

    2019 AGC Annual Golf Tournament – September 10
    The AGC golf tournament is one of the association’s most popular events of the year. This year’s tournament will again be held at Candia Woods Golf Links in Candia, NH. As in previous years, the tournament will be held in the bramble format, with various competitions and prizes along the way, including the color ball contest and the hole-in-one. There will also be several opportunities for sponsorship, such as the beer keg and the BBQ lunch. The annual tournament is a great opportunity for companies to enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon on the green while mingling with other industry professionals.

    2019 AGC Annual Meeting Banquet – December 12
    AGC’s Annual Meeting is a celebration of all the association’s accomplishments over the past year. It’s also our opportunity to welcome in the new Board of Directors and hold the ceremonial “passing of the gavel” to the incoming President for 2020. This year’s banquet will be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord and will also feature a keynote speaker.

    AGC Submitted Comments on Proposed Wetland Rules for 2019

    The AGC of New Hampshire reviewed the wetlands draft rules recently released by the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES) in late 2018 and recommended six specific changes that should be addressed. These included not expanding the definition of major projects to smaller projects, not expanding the off-site impacts to smaller projects, limiting the definition of "priority resource areas" to larger projects, allowing applicants to use the ARM fund as a first choice option and BPM manuals be only guidance and not defined as rules. It is anticipated the Department will revise some of the rules and proceed to finalize them with the Joint Legislative Committee on Rules in early Spring.

    US DOL Starts NH Highway Davis Bacon Wage Survey

    On March 8th, the US Department of Labor will start the Davis Bacon wage survey process to determine future highway rates. Contractors and subcontractors are encouraged to file their wages on highway projects that were in operation between November 1, 2017 to October 31, 2018. For more information on the Davis Bacon Act and the survey process, go to

    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.

    Major Accomplishment 2018 - AGC gets technical correction on Truck Weights at both the State and Federal Level

    The AGC of NH released its Truck Weight Overview back in 2016, which showed results of a survey the association conducted on local construction and trucking companies to determine how many are affected by the removal of a footnote on the state axle spacing chart. The report also examines safety and financial implications, federal and state truck weight laws, and comparisons with other New England states. The association worked with the state legislature to find a solution and was successful at passing necessary language at the state level in 2016. AGC continued to work with our Congressional delegation to get a technical correction at the federal level so our state truck weights would be the same for the interstate highways. On March 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the Omnibus bill, which included the AGC of NH technical correction. For a copy of the 2016 overview report, Click here

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