Construction Spending Hits Record Levels for Second Month in a Row; Is Up by 4.9 Percent for First Three Months of the Year

May 2017 — Top NewsConstruction spending is at record levels for the second straight month in March and is up 4.9 percent for the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2016, despite dipping slightly compared to February, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials said many […]

Win Rate Shouldn’t Be Your Key Metric

May 2017 — Business TipsThere are numerous marketing and business development metrics out there, but which one should you focus on? In her article, “Win Rate Shouldn’t Be Your Key Metric, Kathy Nanowski, Fuss & O’Neill, argues that the strength of a company’s pipeline of projects is the most important metric of all and gives […]

Three Questions That Can Help You Better Manage Corrosion

May 2017 — Business TipsFor many, corrosion may seem like a minor problem. A little rust here and there, maybe some pipes weaken and need to be replaced down the road — nothing that can’t be handled. And on a case-by-case basis, this may be true, because sometimes all corrosion amounts to is a little […]

Construction Employment Increases by 5,000 in April to Highest Level in Nine Years; But Labor Shortages Likely Limited Number of New Jobs Being Added

May 2017 — Top NewsConstruction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in April to the highest level in more than nine years amid strong demand for new construction services, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that a shortage of available qualified workers likely limited the number […]

Celebrate AGC’s Centennial and Share Your Story

February 2018 — Top NewsThis year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association’s rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more.

Carolinas AGC Successfully Pushes Gas Tax Increase in South Carolina

May 2017 — Chapter NewsThe South Carolina Legislature voted May 10 to override a veto by Gov. Henry McMaster of a transportation funding bill that is projected to generate more than $640 million a year in additional funding for road and bridge needs when fully implemented in 2023. The measure generates the revenue by increasing […]

Inside May/June: Selling Construction As a Career

May 2017 — Top News It’s no secret to those in the industry that construction is a meaningful and valuable career, but delivering that message to the next generation of workers — a group who grew up on smartphones and the internet — requires a different approach. Through messaging and storytelling, the I Build America […]

How to Use Constructor Marketplace

May 2017 — Top NewsHave you visited AGC’s enhanced Constructor Marketplace lately? This database of construction vendors is designed to save you time and money by hosting hundreds of listings for construction manufacturers and service providers in one searchable, easy-to-use online location. The infographic in the link below leads you through the features and tools […]

OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential c

8/30/2012 Trade Release                                                                                  U.S. Department of Labor                                                      For Immediate Release            Occupational Safety and Health Administration                   August 30, 2012 Office of Communications                                                     Contact:  Office of Communications Washington, D.C.                                                                   Phone: 202-693-1999              OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures in residential construction through December 15   WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health […]

SAIA Makes Statement on LVL Scaffold Planks in California

3/21/2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director Scaffold & Access Industry (816) 595.4860  SAIA Makes Statement on LVL Scaffold Planks in California Recent revisions to section 1637 of Cal-OSHA have given rise to issues pertaining to the compliance of certain LVL scaffold planks.  These issues have been brought to the attention of […]

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