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Cleveland City Council Could Look to Codify Community Benefit Agreement Ordinance for Publicly Funded Projects


Council president Blaine Griffin told Scene the topic is on the table for early 2023.

"We're talking with [minority and women-owned companies] right now," Griffin said after a Monday press conference last month unveiling the renovation of the Kovacic Rec Center, part of which was funded by the Cavs as part of the team's community benefits goals

Cleveland Likely to Spend $10 Million to Improve Pipeline of Minority Contractors: Stimulus Watch

Lucas Daprile,

Cleveland City Council has approved a piece of legislation setting aside $10 million to help prepare local residents for certain workforce programs.

The legislation sets aside $10 million of American Rescue Plan Act money for Ohio Means Jobs Cleveland—Cuyahoga County, a group that helps businesses find qualified employees and helps workers find jobs.


American Society of Concrete Contractors Honors Two CEA Members With Lifetime Achievement Award

American Society of Concrete Contractors

Ronald Simonetti, retired from Cleveland Cement Co., and Robert Dalrymple, North Coast Concrete, both in Cleveland, received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, MO on September 29 at the organization’s Annual Conference in Cleveland.

Dalrymple has been an ASCC member for over four decades. During that time, he

Union Contractors & Cleveland Building Trades Partner With Habitat for Humanity

More than 50 Construction Employers Association (CEA) members and fellow union contractors are donating their time, talent, funds and materials to build a Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity house from start to finish, a first charitable venture of its kind for CEA. Guest speakers for the Grandview Ave. groundbreaking ceremony on April 18 included Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Glen Shumate wins ODOT Director's Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy

The News-Herald

Glen Shumate, Executive Vice President, Construction Employers Association (CEA) and founder/executive director of Construction Assistance Association (CAA) is a 2021 ODOT Director's Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy.

The Ohio Transportation Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Awards is a cooperative effort between the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Ohio

Construction Industry Adds 158,000 Workers In June But Infrastructure Jobs Decline


July 2, 2020

Gains in June are Concentrated in Homebuilding as State and Local Governments Postpone or Cancel Roads and Other Projects in Face of Looming Budget Deficits; Association Urges Prompt Federal Action

Construction employment increased by 158,000 jobs in June, but employment related to infrastructure slipped, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of

New Data Shows Construction Activity Returning To Pre-Coronavirus Levels In Many Parts Of The Country 


A new survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and data from construction technology firm Procore show that construction activity is returning to pre-coronavirus levels in many parts of the country and some firms are adding workers. The new economic data, however, also shows some future projects are being canceled and many others are being delayed by supply

Passage of H.R. 7010 Will Save Construction Jobs


June 4, 2020

With Needed Improvements to the Vital Survival Program Complete, Construction Official Urges Congress and the President to Act Quickly on Measures to Rebuild the Economy and Restore Jobs

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the passage of the Paycheck Protection Program

BWC Extends Premium Due Date

Ohio BWC News Release 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on May 28 that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) is deferring the due date for employers to pay their June, July, and August premium installments until Sept.1.

Governor DeWine said the deferral is designed to help employers focus resources on re-opening their businesses under his Responsible RestartOhio Plan, the state’s

How to Deal with the Effects of COVID-19 on Project Sites

Nora Loftus, Frantz Ward

As the construction industry faces many challenges due to the wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, we continue to provide real-time answers to assist our clients in effectively responding to a quickly changing situation. Here you will find questions that we have answered for our construction industry clients over the past several days.
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