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AIA Ohio’s Payment Assurance Legislation

SB 49, AIA Ohio’s Payment Assurance Legislation, was officially signed into law on July 1, 2021, in Governor DeWine’s office at the Ohio Statehouse. First introduced as SB136 in 2019, the bill took two legislative...

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April Legislative Update

Payment Assurance Legislation for Design ProfessionalsOn Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Senate Judiciary Committee invited Opponent Testimony on Senate Bill 49 at a third hearing, to create lien rights for Design Professionals....

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SB49 Receives Second Hearing – Mar. 2, 2021

Proponent testimony for SB49 (Payment Assurance Legislation) was presented on March 2 by AIA Ohio President Karen Planet, AIA and Bruce Sekanick, FAIA. Planet said the bill will establish “a much-needed payment assurance...

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Important Notice for K-12 from BBS

The Board of Building Standards has updated its BBS Memo regarding the moratorium for storm shelters in Group E occupancies to include the following:September 2020 Update: HB 164 adopted by the Ohio General Assembly on June 11,...

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Ohio Valley Region Practice Innovation Lab | 2019

AIA OVR Practice Innovation Lab // 2019Congratulations to Team SNDBX, winner of the People’s Choice Award! The AIA Ohio Valley Region held a Practice Innovation Lab in conjunction with the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention in...

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Supreme Court Overturns Local Hiring Preferences

September 24, 2019 In a landmark decision, today the Ohio Supreme Court held that R.C. 9.75 is a lawful enactment of the Ohio General Assembly, in prohibiting local hiring preferences in construction projects.   That section...

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Ohio Capitol Connection

Facilities Commission Cites Improvements in 2018 Review The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) received its “2018 Executive Director’s Report” Thursday (10/25/2018), which provided a broad overview of its activities...

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2018-1019 Group Rating Safety Accountability Letter

Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.

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