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The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

Donations for Baton Rouge Flood Victims

Southern Earth Sciences, Inc. is organizing supplies and donations today to take to their employees in Baton Rouge who have been affected by the flooding in Baton Rouge. They have several employees who have lost their homes and/or vehicles from the flooding.

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Drones in Construction

To the surprise of many observers, the data suggests that the construction industry will be one of the heaviest users of these vehicles.  Until the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalized its new rules, the only lawful way for companies to use them for commercial purposes was to apply for and get a “Section 333 exemption” from the FAA.

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It's Bonanza Day 48

It’s AGC Bonanza Day 48! If you have not already registered for our Biggest Event of the Year – August 12th & 13th -  Please call us on Monday morning! Please find below all of the information you will need for Bonanza Day 48! 

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Alabama AGC to Host BIM Education Classes

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice

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Contractors Exemption Certificate Reporting

Each contractor and sub-contractor who obtains a certificate of exemption for a government entity project is required to file monthly consumers use tax returns. Contractors should report their exempt purchases made for each project on the return. 

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BuildSouth Awards Competition is NOW Open

The BuildSouth Awards competition is now open to all Alabama AGC full and specialty contractor members. Projects are awarded in building construction, design/build, highway construction, international, construction management, heavy industrial construction and municipal utilities construction.

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New Minimum Salary Rule Holds Surprises for Employers - and They're Not All Bad

After more than two years of publicity and tremendous speculation surrounding what the new overtime regulations
of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") would look like after President Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to
"modernize and streamline" them, the final version of the rule is finally here – and now the work really begins for
employers. By now, we’re all familiar with the reasons behind the changes (but if you’re not, you can see our article
here that links back to three earlier articles on the topic). So, let’s get to the nitty gritty of the actual changes to the
overtime rule and what they mean for you.

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