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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

WCOE Dallas

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 ( 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:

Now Casting: General Contractors, Skilled Laborers, and Handymen to host a new television show

From the produces of Master Chef & Bar Rescue
Now Casting: General Contractors, Skilled Laborers, and Handymen to host a new television show.

Are you experienced in the world of construction?
Do you know everything from electrical and plumbing to design and building?
Do you know how to get your point across?
Are you ready to confront sloppy workers?

Leading women's real estate and construction trade groups announce M.O.U.

Irvine, CA – Wednesday, October 10, 2012 – Today the National Association of Women REO Brokerages (NAWRB) and Women Construction Owners and Executives (WCOE) announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU). NAWRB and WCOE are leading national trade associations representing women and the businesses they own, operate, and manage in the real estate and construction industries.

ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association Joins ConsensusDocs Coalition To Improve Construction Industry Increases 80+% in Five Years

Washington, D.C. – ASFE/The Geoprofessional Business Association (ASFE) has become the 38th member of ConsensusDocs, a unique coalition that produces best practice contracts for the design and construction industry.


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