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DCRA Construction Code Updates

On Friday, September 28th the DC Department of Consumer Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) and the Construction Codes Coordinating Council released the proposed updates to the 2017 Construction Codes. The codes in its entirety will be open for review until the close of business on Monday, October 29, 2018.  A copy of the code may be found via the District’s website 2017 DC Construction Code.

DC: Office of Public-Private Partnerships Delegation of Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2018

On July 10th, the DC City Council passed Bill 22-894, the “Office of Public-Private Partnerships Delegation of Authority Temporary Amendment Act of 2018.” The legislation as passed removes contracting and procurement authority from the office of Public-Private Partnerships and places them within the Office of Contract and Procurement (OCP) until September 18, 2018, the date the council returns from its summer recess.

ABC of Metro Washington’s Letter to the Editor: D.C. contractors want to hire local, but there’s a shortage of skills

Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington’s members want to hire local residents. Over the years, D.C.’s First Source law has changed, but the results remain the same. ABC has a robust training academy that offers numerous skilled trades and apprenticeship programs and partners with schools, government agencies and community groups to prepare residents for careers in the construction industry.

A Message from the President

I’m pleased to announce a major victory for ABC members and the construction industry.


The 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly came to an end on Monday, April 9.