Latest Announcements and Events

Event: Tri-Cities CoffeeTalk: Top 5 Employment Law Updates (September 11th | 9:00 am to 10:30 am)

Each year brings changes in employment and labor law affecting employers. In 2019, the trend continues with the pendulum for legal protections swinging toward employer-friendly protections at the federal level, but at the state and local level, employee protections continue to expand.

In this CoffeeTalk, Erin Jacobson, J.D., will review five top legal trends for employers in 2019:

  • Wage and Hour – DOL and Washington State Changes to Overtime Rules
  • Pay Equity
  • Non-Compete Agreement Legislation
  • Washington Paid Family Leave
  • Harassment Awareness Post

Click Here to Register today! Seats are limited.

A maximum of 2 attendees per organization are welcome.

When: September 11th | 9:00 am to 10:30 am (8:30 Check-in Begins; 9:00 am Program)
Where: Tri-City Construction Council | 20 E. Kennewick Ave. | Kennewick, WA.
Cost: FREE | a continental breakfast will be served

This program has been approved for 1.5 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Event: Archbright Virtual CoffeeTalk: Managing Attendance Abuse in a Protected Leave Law World (August 14th | 1 pm - 2:30 pm)

Regular and predictable attendance is arguably an essential function of every job. Employee absenteeism is a significant problem for most employers. Absence management can take an inordinate amount of time for both HR professionals and managers. Absences for extended and intermittent leave, early departures and late arrivals impact productivity, morale and the bottom line but laws in recent years have challenged the ability of employers to enforce attendance policies.

In this CoffeeTalk, Archbright experts will offer reasonable options in today’s difficult climate. Highlights of the talk will be the Washington Paid Sick Leave Law and tips for managing PFML in 2020.

Click Here to Register today! Seats are limited.

A maximum of 2 attendees per organization are welcome.

When: August 14th | 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Virtual CoffeeTalk – WebEx
Cost: Free

This program has been approved for 1.5 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Announcement: New State Law Requires L&I Training Before Bidding on Public Works Projects

Beginning July 1, 2019, all businesses are required to have training before bidding and/or performing work on public works projects. In 2018, the legislature passed ESSHB 1673 (app.leg.wa.gov) adding this training requirement to the responsible bidder criteria in RCW 39.04.350 and RCW 39.06.020 (app.leg.wa.gov).

Note: You may continue working on a public works project that starts before July 1, 2019, and continues on or after July 1 without needing to meet this training requirement.

Verify who needs training

Use the Verify a Contractor tool to verify the training status for your company or other businesses. For projects starting on or after July 1, 2019, contractors and awarding agencies need to add this training requirement to the items you use to verify a business is responsible before hiring and working on public works projects.

Who’s exempt?

You are exempt from this training requirement if you’ve been in business with an active Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for 3 or more years AND have performed work on 3 or more public works projects.

Free training options

L&I has 2 training options available for businesses to meet this new requirement. Check out our training outline (360 KB PDF) to see what you’ll learn during this training.

Online

Now available! Businesses can now access online training through your Prevailing Wage Intent and Affidavit portal. Take this training at your own pace during any time of the day! Once completed, you’ll meet this new requirement. Learn more about how to access this training.

In-person

Check out L&I’s Contractor Training Days held around the state to sign up and attend our in-person, 3-hour training class. Sign up early as classes and registrations are limited.

Bidding on public works projects

You’ll need to ensure you meet this training requirement before submitting a bid on or after July 1, 2019, for public works projects. Awarding agencies will be required to verify all contractors submitting bids meet this new requirement before awarding the contract.

Questions?
Send L&I an email with your questions.

Announcement: Council Connect (Official Magazine of Tri-City Construction Council)

TCCC is gearing up to publish the inaugural issue of Council Connect, an official association magazine. The publication will be distributed free of charge to all members, developers, architects, engineers, city planners, and other stakeholders of the Tri-Cities construction industry.

Throughout the next few months, representatives from DEL Communications Inc. will be contacting all members for purposes of participating in the publication with advertising. Your consideration to support this publication with part of your marketing budget would be sincerely appreciated. The goal of the publication is to share and promote our industry with the region.

Click Here to View or Download Advertising Rates

COUNCIL CONNECT is published by:

DEL Communications Inc.
www.delcommunications.com
Sales Representative: Dayna Oulion
dayna@delcommunications.com
Toll Free: 1.866.424.6398
Toll Free Fax: 1.866.711.5282

Announcement: Tri-City Construction Council 2019 Scholarship Winners

The Tri-City Construction Council Scholarship Committee has reviewed all scholarship applicants. The following students are the 2019 winners and will each receive a $2000 scholarship:

  • Tyler Slade
  • Cole Mitchell Farwell
  • Cameron Scott Jamison
  • Conner Everett Niel

Congratulations to these students!

We would like to thank all of those that applied and we encourage you to apply again next year.

Event: Free Contractor Training Days (Date and Location Varies)

More than 25 different classes are offered on subjects including safety, managing your claims to control your workers’ compensation costs, public works contracting, business planning, risk management, marketing and more.

Classes that give credit for continuing education have an asterisk (*) next to it.

If you need assistance reading this information or the registration forms, please call 360-902-6366 or email Julie Perales.

Click Here for the Current schedule and Sign Up Forms

If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, please contact Julie Perales, Outreach and Education Program Specialist, 360-902-6366.

Retro Program

TCCC Group Retro Program

Over the past 5 years, we have returned an average of 35% of our members’ L&I premiums. See if you qualify and/or compare your current program to ours.

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Plan Center

Plan Center

Over 6000 commercial bidding projects posted in 2017! Currently posting projects throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Don’t see a project you are looking for? Let us know and we will try and get it.

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For 67 years, Tri-City Construction Council has provided its members a wide range of services including:

  • Regional Plan Center for Commercial Projects Bidding Throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho
  • Physical Plan Room
  • Virtual Plan Room Online
  • Plan Copying Service
  • L & I RETRO program
  • Use of the Facilities for Safety Training and Instruction
  • Safety Related Seminars
  • Meeting / Event Rooms
  • Business Seminars
  • Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
  • Social Functions
  • Reciprocal Agreement with Member Plan Centers in Northwest Independent Plan Center Association

Membership

Membership

We value all our members and work to provide each and every one with the highest level of service at a reasonable cost.

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Print Copies

Print Copies

Print copies while you wait. Bring in or send us your copies and we will get them printed ASAP. Fast, professional service with a smile!

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Credit Card Payment Request Form

If you would like to make a payment by Credit Card to the Tri-City Construction Council, please click the following link.

Credit Card Payment Request Form

After submitting the Credit Card Payment Request Form, a “Square” Invoice will be e-mailed to you to pay directly online. Please allow up to 1-2 business days for this Invoice to be delivered. Do not provide any Credit Card information in this online form. For your security, online payments will only be accepted through Square.

Add or Remove Users on Account

To Add or Remove user(s) on your account, please download the following form:

Add or Remove Users on Account

Submit the form to scott@tcplancenter.com

You will be notified when the requested changes to your account are complete.

Business Hours

Tri-City Construction Council business hours are as follows:

Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.