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March 29, 2021
                Every week brings new reports of materials costs hitting record highs, while lead times lengthen or become ever more uncertain.  AGC of America recently released a Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to… Read More

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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to require employers to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested on at least a weekly basis. The legal and contractual implications will wreak havoc on… Read More
November 22, 2021
BY BRIAN PERLBERG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CONSENSUSDOCS AND AGC’S SENIOR COUNSEL FOR CONSTRUCTION LAW Price escalation spikes and supply shortages threaten construction companies’ financial viability in an unprecedented way. It creates a conundrum for existing contracts with a firm fixed price… Read More
November 22, 2021
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S. FWS) has undertaken several recent policy changes related to the incidental take (injury or harm) of migratory birds.  On October 4, the Service officially reversed the Trump Administration’s policy that decriminalized take that was incidental (not the… Read More
November 19, 2021
Provides Additional Information on Religious Objections to Workplace Vaccine Requirements The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19… Read More
November 19, 2021
Only 16 states and the District of Columbia have added construction jobs since just before the start of the pandemic in February 2020, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that prospects… Read More
November 19, 2021
Each year, AGC seeks nominations for qualified and motivated individuals from the AGC Environmental Forum to serve on the steering committee for the forum. Would you like to play a leadership role in AGC of America’s environmental advocacy, education and outreach efforts?  If so, please… Read More
November 18, 2021
On October 21, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California vacated the 2020 State Water Quality Certification (WQC) Rule, which is considered to apply nationwide.  Subsequently, some U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Districts have advised permittees that they will not… Read More
November 18, 2021
Most Contractors Report Significant Flaws with 811 Utility Location System On November 17, AGC released the results of its 811 underground utility safety and damage prevention process (811 process) survey of heavy water/wastewater, highway/bridge, telecom, gas transmission and distribution, and… Read More
November 18, 2021
On November 15, President Biden signed the AGC-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), into law. This was all possible thanks to the efforts by AGC and its members—sending nearly 100,000 messages to Congress—to push it over the top. As… Read More
November 18, 2021
Biden Administration Expected to Challenge In response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit November 12 decision to temporarily halt (issue a stay on) the recent OSHA COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS), OSHA announced on November 17 that it “has suspended activities related… Read More
November 18, 2021