Construction Professionals

General Contractors, Construction Managers, Developers & Design-Builders

ACT Ohio promotes policies, advocates for industry regulation, and supports programs that benefit the state’s qualified, responsible general contractors, construction managers, developers, and design-builders. These include:

  • Prevailing Wage: Providing skilled construction-trades crafts workers with fair wages and benefits helps build a strong workforce of highly-skilled, committed tradespeople. To learn more, click here.
  • Apprenticeship and Training: ACT Ohio helps recruit the next generation of Building Trades craftspeople through affiliate Joint Area Training Councils (JATCs). Apprentices learn their crafts tuition-free in state-of-the-art training facilities. These certified and regulated apprenticeship programs ensure construction contractors and employers have a large pool of properly trained and skilled crafts workers for their projects.  To learn more, click here.
  • Industry Regulations: Ensuring that all construction professionals adhere to strict industry standards that are properly regulated and strictly enforced helps build a strong construction industry and produce better construction projects. These regulations also levels the playing field in which unscrupulous, unqualified, and non-responsible contractors, developers, and design-builders are unable to compete. To learn more, click here
  • Labor-Management Cooperation: By bringing together construction management and contractors with their employees , labor-management cooperation produces a host of benefits like reduced labor strife, the advancement of training, swifter conflict resolution, and a healthier bottom line. To learn more, click here
  • Workplace Safety: Thoroughly training workers to be safe and adhere to OSHA standards not only helps protect lives on a construction site, it also helps ensure general contractors, construction managers, developers and design-builders are protecting their investments into the workforce and construction projects are completed without costly delays. To learn more, click here
  • Drug-Free Workforce: Affiliate collective bargaining agreements require that 100% of ACT Ohio’s more than 92,000 skilled craftspeople are subject to random, mandatory drug testing, in addition to annual mandatory testing. This requirement helps protects lives and helps protect the bottom line for contractors, construction managers, developers and design-builders who are ensured they have an unimpeded and fully engaged workforce on their construction projects. To learn more, click here. 



It’s a FACT: Union Worksites More Productive and Safe!
An independent study by Independent Project Analysis, comparing a wide variety of similar projects, found that job sites composed of unionized Building Trades craft professionals are far more productive than non-union, lower-wage work sites – and far more safe.

Construction Professionals – NEWS Highlights the Need for the “Other Four-Year Degree”

A January article discusses the advantages of apprenticeships and other vocational and technical education options.

The article, written by Nicholas Wyman, points out that roughly 13 million Americans with college degrees are unemployed and countless more are either underemployed or have given up trying to find a job.

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