AGC in East Tennessee will be joining AGC Tennessee in Nashville to discuss issues affecting the construction with state legislators on March 5 and 6. Over the course of the next 2 months, our Legislative Committee and staff will be working AGC Tennessee to define statewide legislative priorities and monitor this session's proposed legislation affecting the industry.
Schedule of Events:
March 5th- White Paper Debriefing- 2pm-4pm CST
March 5th- Legislative Reception co-hosted by AGC, AIA, ABC and ACEC - 5:30pm-7:30pm CST
March 6th- Day on the Hill Legislative Appointments- Starting at 7:30am CST
A room block at the DoubleTree Hotel Nashville Downtown has been secured for for March 5 with a special room rate of $239/night (plus taxes, fees, and on sight parking charges). Rooms must be booked by February 1. Contact Leslie Gower if you are interested in attending.
Starting this year, AGC of East Tennessee will partner with Core Safety Group and York Safety Solutions* to outsource various Safety Education Courses and Training in an effort to expand and raise the quality of our safety program. The partnership will allow for new hands on and experiential training sessions for attendees. AGC Safety Director Tom Hutto will continue to teach OSHA-10, OSHA-30 and other classroom courses and will soon be partnering with Chatt State to instruct their OSHA classes as well. Tom will also continue to provide safety consulting services for AGC members.
AGC members receive deep discount member pricing on AGC Safety classes at a 40% savings over non-member rates.
* Classes with York Safety Solutions will begin in April 2019.
Bill Courtney’s story is the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary, Undefeated, following his experience coaching an inner city high school football team in Memphis. This documentary has been hailed as "the real-life version of Friday Night Lights—albeit twice as poignant."
Since then, Bill has focused on running his successful lumber company and has written the inspiring book, “Against the Grain”, that speaks to character, family, leadership, commitment and faith.
Effective March 1, 2019, the 2012 IECC Energy Code and 2017 NEC standards for electrical will go into effect for construction projects within the City of Chattanooga. (The original effective date was January 1 but the Land Development Office extended it to March after discussions with AIA Chattanooga and AGC.)
2012 IECC Energy Code Resources:
AGC of East Tennessee has new code books and resources for members to guide you through new changes. Stop by the AGC office or contact Cathy Stone to get your free copies.
The City of Chattanooga will be hosting a 7-hour training session on 2012 IECC on January 29 from 8 am - 4 pm at the Development Resource Center. Click to register and for more details
In addition, green l spaces is hosting a Lunch & Learn panel discussion on Wednesday, January 9 from 11:30 - 1 pm at 63 East Main Street. Click here for more details
2017 NEC Resources:
New changes with the commercial adaptations in red: Click here
State of Tennessee Electrical Rules: Click here
For questions, contact Charles Young, Assistant Director of Development Services at the City of Chattanooga at (423) 643-5801 or email@example.com.
AGC's Education and Workforce Development Committee encourages AGC members to donate new Hard Hats, Gloves and Goggles for the students at East Ridge Future Ready Institute of Building and Design. School faculty needs to equip 130 students for construction based projects. Donations will be accepted through September 28.
AGC of East Tennessee is the sponsor for East Ridge's Future Ready Institute of Building and Design, which is the largest Future Ready Institute in Hamilton County. AGC members serving on the Building and Design Advisory Committee are:
Marvin Cornelison (Raines Brothers), Chair;
Bo Bentley (TT Wilson), Vice Chair;
Denise Fry (AGC Membership Services), Secretary Treasurer;
Mike Davis (DBS Corporation), and
Turner Wood (Triad Electric).
Special thanks to Mike Davis at DBS Corporation for the hard hat drive idea!
Help Wanted? "Handshake" Connects Construction-Focused Students at UTC with Internships and Part-Time Jobs
If your company is looking for students in construction-focused careers for internships or part-time jobs, UTC's Handshake Program can help. This online job board allows employers to post opportunities that are directed to candidates in your field. It's easy to access Handshake ... just click the button below to fill our your company profile and job posting.
After a $10.6 million overhaul, the 40-year old Miller Park has re-opened to the public with a beautiful facelift! Congratulations to the many AGC members that participated in the project:
The following information was distributed by the City of Chattanooga's Land Development Office on Thursday, July 5:
On July 3, 2018, the Chattanooga City Council passed on second reading the City Budget. Part of the new City Budget is a change to the Land Disturbance Permit (LDP) fees. This will be the first LDP fee change since 1993. The new LDP fees will affect all permits entered into our system starting on July 9, 2018 (and not projects that have been received by the City prior to that date). Additionally, all LDP fees will now be due upon submittal (not after approval).
The revised fees are:
Simple Residential (up to one acre total): $250.00
Complex ($ 250/acre with one acre min.): $250.00
Revision After Second City Review (each): $1,000.00
Post-issued Revision (each): $1,000.00
Variance or Infeasibility Request (each): $1,375.00
Bonds/Letters of Credit (each): $675.00
Driveway Tile/Culvert Sized By City (each): $500.00
As-Built Survey/Certification Review (Storm or Sanitary) (each): $675.00
Grading Only Permit (per acre, five acres min.): $250.00
Timber Removal Permit (per acre): $250.00
Tree Ordinance Permit Review (each): $500.00
Unless notified otherwise, all of the above and their associated items (payment, construction documents, checklists, calculations, etc…) should first be processed by firstname.lastname@example.org. Items received without payment will not be processed. Once all necessary items have been initially processed, they will then be forwarded to the appropriate person(s) for action. In the past, many consultants sent their as-built surveys, bonds, tree ordinance permits, etc… to different people, but this will no longer be the case and will just unnecessarily delay your project.
Below are several documents for your use:
Revised checklist (required starting July 9, 2018) (Excel file)
Zoning conditions requirement statement
Stormwater requirements overview
Timber Removal Permit
Tree Ordinance Permit
Each year, the BRIC Awards (Building Recognition in Chattanooga) acknowledge excellence throughout our regional building community. The annual citywide event is held in conjunction with AGC of East Tennessee, AIA Chattanooga, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Interior Designers, American Society of Landscape Architects, green|spaces and Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers.
At this year's event, three member firms of AGC - Thomas Brothers Construction, T.U. Parks Construction, and Construction Consultants - were recognized for outstanding projects. Projects were selected based on the following criteria:
· Job site safety
· Technology & innovation
· Quality of Construction
· Impact on Community
· Environmental sensitivities
· Scheduling & Budget
Judge's Choice for Best Renovation Project of the Year Judge’s Choice