Legislative News

Senate OKs New School Facilities Option for Ohio Districts (SB8)

Ohio schools could forego large-scale construction and renovation projects through the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) in favor of state assistance with smaller upgrades to meet specific needs under a measure the Senate adopted unanimously May 17. Sens. Randy...

Senate Finance Committee Treats AIA Ohio Issues Positively

The Ohio Senate Finance Committee released its version of the state budget bill, Sub. HB 49 Monday agreeing with AIA Ohio on all three issues architects have raised relative to the original bill Governor Kasich introduced last January: First, it removed a House...

Ohio’s BBS Adopts 2017 OBC Effective Nov. 1

Ohio's Board of Building Standards has adopted the 2017 OBC with an effective date of November 1.  A combined update of the 2012 and 2015 editions of the IBC, along with Ohio amendments, the new code includes significant improvements to health care (aligning much more...

Bill Heard to Make Prevailing Wage Optional (HB163)

The Ohio House Economic Development, Commerce and Labor Committee took testimony May 9 on HB 163 which would allow political subdivisions, special districts, and state institutions of higher education to elect to apply the Prevailing Wage Law to public improvement...