AGC in Action - School Building Aid
AGC of NH was the only construction organization to testify before the Senate Education Committee on February 7th, 2017, asking the state to reinstate the State of New Hampshire's School Building Aid program that has been in moratorium since 2009. The NH Department of Education provided the committee with a list of schools that are in need of repair and the status of the debt incurred by the past program. 2017 should be the first year where more than $10 million dollars a year will be available as a match to local communities.
University System of NH - CM, Design Build & Lump Sum
After months of collecting and studying data, the AGC of NH released its findings regarding how the method of construction can impact a company's ability of getting awarded a project at the University of New Hampshire. The AGC looked back over 10 years of University building projects in excess of two million dollars. The association focused on the various construction methods used by the University to see if any trends favored one method over another, and if all contractors had equal opportunity in obtaining a given project. The information was provided in the October 10th AGC of NH newsletter available to members.
AGC Truck Weights Report & Survey Results
The AGC of NH has released its Truck Weight Overview. The report shows 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. AGC continues to work with our Congressional delegation to fix this for the interstate highways as well. Click here
2016 Legislative ReportEvery year, AGC works hard to follow the bills most important to the construction industry by actively supporting or opposing them. In 2016, the association followed a total of 36 bills, the most important ones being:
- Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan
- Noise Level Limitations
- State Davis-Bacon
- Road Usage Fee
- Truck Weight Statutes