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The    NEW  Membership Directory will also be featured in digital form on the new OVCEC website providing your company even more exposure.

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Cracker Construction in Beaver County, Pa., Crowded With Cranes
Dozens of cranes can be seen along Interstate 376
Cranes are not an endangered species at the petrochemical ethane cracker plant under construction in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

Dozens of construction cranes tower above the landscape in Potter Township. Located near the Ohio River, the equipment is easily seen by motorists passing overhead on Interstate 376. READ MORE...
Work continues on Short Creek Bridge in Ohio County
Crews with Ohio-West Virginia Excavating Co. of Shadyside continue working on the W.Va. 2/Short Creek bridge replacement project in Ohio County on Monday. Two-way traffic continues to be maintained in the northbound lanes of the bridge as crews replace the southbound side of the bridge. According to officials with the West Virginia Division of Highways, the project is expected to continue through mid-August.
Wheeling City Council To Consider Spending $4 Million for Various Infrastructure Projects
projects are up for consideration by Wheeling City Council this month, with spending totaling near $4 million and providing for work on water wells, road repairs and other infrastructure upgrades. READ MORE...
  Construction workers worry less about the common conception that robots will steal jobs than they do about who's to blame for unsafe practices on the jobsite, according to a new survey. READ MORE...
Construction of U.S.-Mexico border infrastructure is underway; here's our periodically updated guide to the players, contracts and scope of work involved. READ MORE...
"By joining forces, students will have the opportunity to continue to seek training in the skilled trades so desperately needed by our local economy," said Rosedale Tech President  Dennis Wilke  in a prepared statement. READ MORE...
Engage the Construction Team to Increase Profits
Construction companies are always looking for ways to positively impact productivity and ultimately their bottom line. While it’s obvious that improvements to the IT infrastructure would enhance productivity, people make the technology work.  READ MORE...
Managing Five Generations at the Construction Site
In today's construction industry, as well as other industries, we are seeing a blend of generations acting together at a single site or workplace. Many companies have high goals and metrics regarding diversity, which means that they are encouraging and accepting more diverse candidates and workers than ever. But balancing the gap of years between the oldest and youngest generations can be challenging. This article describes some of those challenges and offers a few practical tips to manage different generations in the construction industry.  Read More .
It’s time to hold tax-cheats in construction accountable
The construction industry is a well-known haven for  companies  who misclassify their workers, don’t pay taxes, and ignore laws aimed at ensuring safe job sites and protecting workers from exploitation. READ MORE...
As construction management programs begin to make internships mandatory, more companies can partner with colleges and universities directly. Internships offer a strong way to address labor needs.   Read More ...
Developing a strategy to balance work and personal needs requires taking a close look at why imbalance occurs, and implementing certain strategies to overcome it.  Read More
Morgantown’s riverfront revitalization project moving forward
Work continues on Morgantown’s $4.1 million riverfront overhaul.
According to the city’s communications office, March Westin is in the process of demolishing interior spaces in the former home of Mountain Line’s bus depot, on Garrett Street. Read More...
Ironworker Vicki O'Leary Wins ENR's 2019 Award of Excellence
Vicki O'Leary, a 30-year Ironworker veteran who is the union's general organizer for safety and diversity, won ENR magazine's Award of Excellence for her efforts to combat workplace violence and make the construction jobsite a more inclusive place for women workers.  READ MORE ...
Construction Spending Increases 1.0 Percent from January to February
Construction spending increased by 1.0 percent from January to February, while construction employment increased compared to February 2018 levels in 275 out of 358 metro areas, according to an analysis of new government data today by the Associated General Contractors.   Read More
Poll: Young Americans Don’t Associate Trade School With High Pay and Job Security
Naylor Solutions Partnership
I want to share with you that we have proudly partnered with  Naylor Solutions , a leader in Membership Directories and Industry Resource Guides to produce a new membership directory for the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council. So if you're receiving phone calls, emails or mail from  Naylor Solutions   on behalf of the OVCEC. I encourage you to have a conversation with them . As a member you will STILL have a free membership listing but our new directory will provide you with some new opportunities to market yourself and your organization. With the phenomenal growth we are witnessing in the construction industry that only promises to increase with the much-anticipated announcement of the PTT Ethane Cracker, now is the time to promote yourself and I can think of no better place to advertise and market your company than in the OVCEC's Membership Directory. We are the Voice of the Construction Industry! 

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Preventing Carbon Monoxide Exposure on the Construction Site
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a silent killer, making it one of the most dangerous threats on the construction site. CO is odorless, meaning that whether it’s present on its own or among other “regular” gases and smells, it’s utterly undetectable. Within minutes of inhaling carbon monoxide, you can become unconscious and suffocate. Construction workers and welders are especially at risk. There is an increased risk of CO exposure in boiler rooms, warehouses, petroleum refineries, and steel production plants.   Read More .
The agency's visits to construction sites will ramp up once new inspectors are fully trained, labor department head Alexander Acosta told a House committee. READ MORE...
When it comes to preparing for fire risk on a jobsite, having the right insurance is only the beginning of what’s important....   READ MORE 
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Project of the Week
$55 Million Bridgeport Indoor Rec Complex
Construction is projected to begin this summer on the long-awaited Bridgeport Indoor Recreation Complex off W.Va. 279.
Architects from Omni and Associates presented a short video during Monday’s Bridgeport City Council meeting, walking viewers through a digital rendering of the facility.
The $55 million, 150,000 square-foot facility will be located near the current recreation complex at Charles Pointe and is set to be complete in 2020. READ MORE...
Plans Available in the OVCEC Plan Room
What Is the OVCEC Plan Room?
  • It is a conveniently located source of construction plans for the Ohio Valley area
  • It publishes a weekly Construction Report listing projects out for bid, due dates, apparent low bidders and contracts awarded
  • It provides updates on projects throughout the week by email
  • It provides online access to plans and specifications for your review and downloading
  • It provides bidders lists
  • It has staff that will get the plans you need whenever possible

Submit Plans & Specs
As an Owner or Architect of a project, placing your project plans in the OVCEC Plan Room will help to insure the success of your project.
The Plan Room will:
  • Help you publicize your project
  • Increase the quantity and quality of bids you receive for your project
  • Help you get addenda out to bidders
  • Reduce your cost of blueprint duplication by allowing electronic submission to Plan Room Online