WCOE News

Watch the Construction of One World Trade Center

Oh how resilient America is! In light of the horrific acts perpetrated on September 11, 2001, we remember, we grieve, we rebuild, and we persevere. 
 
One World Trade Center, completed in 2014, is a shiny example of a large scale curtainwall. Photographer Benjamin Rosamond compiled a 2 minute time lapse video, spanning 3 years, resulting in a beautiful representation of the construction of this striking façade. I thought you may appreciate this construction video: http://vimeo.com/102482573
 

WCOE Representatives Support the National Women's History Museum

Representatives from Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE), hard hats in hand, attended the House Administration Committee meeting to consider HR 863, The National Women's History Museum Commission Act, on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

Washington State DOT Changes proposed for transportation DBE goals

People will have an opportunity to comment on a proposed amendment to the disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation goal for Washington State Department of Transportation projects that receive federal funding.

Construction projects built with federal funds must comply with federal laws and regulations concerning the use of certified minority- and women-owned DBE firms to complete a percentage of the work. Changes to the DBE participation goal are based on a recently completed disparity study.

 

WCOE Dallas LinkedIn presentation at Cork

On November 7, WCOE Dallas hosted a night of wine tasting and education on best practices and tips for setting up LinkedIn profiles, building & maintaining connections, and using the other features of the platform.

WCOE Dallas

WCOE Dallas

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The Affordable Care Act and Small Businesses

As we're all aware, the Affordable Care Act has the potential to drastically change how you structure your benefits policy and the cost of your insurance premiums. As part of an outreach project, the SBA (www.sba.gov) is educating small business owners about the Affordable Care Act and the provision that they need to know about. The SBA has upcoming webinars scheduled for the following dates:

ConsensusDocs Releases a New Joint Venture LLC Agreement

Contract is First of its Kind for the Design and Construction Industry

WASHINGTON – ConsensusDocs released the new ConsensusDocs 299 Joint Venture LLC Agreement today, which provides the first industry standard contract for joint ventures of contractors, contract managers, design builders and design professionals utilizing an LLC model. The agreement is flexible to accommodate joint ventures between contractors, construction managers and design builders, as well as those incorporating an architect, engineer or other design professional.

Capital Construction Workshop

The Chicago Housing Authority’s Department of Procurement & Contracts provides monthly workshops to assist business owners learn to do business with the CHA.

Workshop highlights include:

  1. IFB vs. IDIQ
  2. The IFB as it relates to Construction requirements
  3. The Ins and Outs of Sub-Contracting

Register via website: http://dpcworkshopseries2013.eventbrite.com

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