Monthly Archives: August 2019

DOT Issues Environmental Streamlining Guidance

August 30, 2019

On August 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a notice seeking public comment on two “interim” policies: one to limit environmental impact statements to a maximum of 150 pages – with a recommendation that they “not exceed” 75 pages – and the other to coordinate those federal reviews under the “One Federal Decision” executive order with a goal of completing them within two years. Both directives are intended to speed up the environmental review process for transportation projects.

ConstructorCast Podcast: Handling a Crisis

August 30, 2019

On AGC’s latest podcast episode, we speak with two industry experts on how construction firms can best prepare for and handle the aftermath of a crisis. We discuss the logistical implications of crisis preparedness as well the imperative to address the psychological and emotional repercussions of job site accidents.  Additional resources and customizable tools – developed by our guest speakers Tyler Henson with J.E. Dunn Construction and Patricia Kagerer with Gallagher – are available on AGC’s website here

Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

August 27, 2019
 

Register for Sept. 10 Union Contractors Call

August 23, 2019

AGC of America’s Union Contractors Committee will hold its next conference call on September 10 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

NLRB Proposes Rule Preventing 9(a) Bargaining Relationship Based on Contract Language Alone

August 23, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a proposed rule addressing union recognition in the construction industry.  AGC plans to submit comments prior to the October 11, 2019, deadline.

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