Publications and Communications

ABC provides a wealth of resources to assist contractors in staying current with the industry-related information they need to make informed business decisions. In addition, ABC provides communications leadership and support by working closely with the news media to communicate the industry’s positions to policy makers, owners, educators and the public on a wide range of public policy issues.

Construction Executive Magazine

All members of ABC Central Ohio receive a complimentary subscription to Construction Executive magazine. Construction Executive is the magazine for the business of construction. It reaches more than 50,000 contractors and construction-related business owners and has won more than 15 editorial awards. Since first being published by Associated Builders and Contractors Services Corp. in 2003, the magazine has served as the leading source for news, market developments and business issues impacting the construction industry. Each issue includes articles designed to help owners and top managers run a more profitable and productive construction business, covering hot-button issues such as workforce development, insurance, estimating, project management, safety and liability, technological advancements and legislative action. 

Construction Backlog Indicator

The Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) is a forward-looking national economic indicator that reflects the amount of work that will be performed by commercial and industrial contractors in the months ahead. This new, national economic data set is the only reliable leading economic indicator offering this level of specificity focused on the U.S. commercial and institutional, industrial, and infrastructure construction industries.

Information Releases

Members can visit our website blog/news page and join our Social Media outlets on LinkedIn and Facebook to keep up to date on construction-related economic data and trend analysis, as well as articles relevant to the construction industry.
Weekly emails are also sent to members, updated them on the association’s government affairs activities educational opportunities, upcoming events and breaking news reports.