Monthly Archives: March 2020

Lansing, Michigan-based Christman Constructors Named The Most Innovative Company In The Construction Industry

March 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firm Wins AGC Innovation Award for Developing an iOS-based Application that Brings Job Placement Logistics into the 21st Century While Addressing Industry-Wide Workforce Challenge

2019 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest Winners Announced at AGC Annual Convention

March 30, 2020

The 2019 AGC of America Outstanding Student Chapter Contest was broken up into three categories including Outstanding Emerging Student Chapter, Outstanding Community Service, and Outstanding Construction Management Skills.  While many schools from across the country applied, the 2019 winners include:

National CLC Steering Committee Changes Leadership and Welcomes New Committee Members at AGC’s Annual Convention

March 30, 2020

Earlier this month, the National CLC Steering Committee met at AGC’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this meeting the group thanked Ashley Phelps of Gilbane Building Company for her service as Chair from 2019-2020 and Gaines Moorer with Lakeview Risk Partners officially began his leadership for the 2020-2021 term.

The group also welcomed new Steering Committee from across the nation for the 2020-2023 term including:

Sharp Jump In Owners Canceling Or Delaying Construction Projects Across The Country, New Survey Finds, Putting Many Jobs At Risk

March 27, 2020

After 42 States Added Jobs in February, Coronavirus is Taking a Swift and Severe Toll on the Industry, Prompting Association Officials to Call for Additional Measures to Help Workers and Firms Recover

AGC Launches Landmark Initiative to Build a More Inclusive Industry, Commit to a Culture of CARE in Your Company by visiting BuildCulture.org

March 26, 2020

AGC of America and AGC of Washington’s joint Culture of CARE initiative is challenging leaders to take a bold and visible step towards ensuring their workplaces are welcoming, safe, and inclusive for an increasingly diverse and talented pool of workers. Join this effort by taking the Culture of CARE pledge. Once you sign the pledge, Culture of CARE provides companies with tools and resources to help establish a Culture of CARE in their workplaces. Learn more at www.BuildCulture.org.

AGC calls on Homeland Security Agency to Revise Essential Critical Infrastructure Guidance

March 26, 2020

On March 25, AGC called on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, to issue a revision to recent COVID-19 related guidance that will explicitly include all construction workers as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.” The absence of the word “construction” from many of the critical infrastructure workforces described in the guidance has become problematic as m

U.S. DOL Releases Emergency Paid Leave Guidance and Resources

March 26, 2020

On March 26, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced the first few rounds of published guidance to provide information to employers regarding meeting requirements to offer emergency paid sick leave and paid family medical leave through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) when it takes effect on April 1, 2020. 

U.S. Senate passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus “Phase Three” Relief Package, Awaits House Action, AGC Calls for Further Measures to Safeguard the Construction Economy

March 26, 2020

On March 25, the Senate passed, 96-0, H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. It is expected to be taken up by the House of Representatives soon. The CARES Act, a $2 trillion economic relief package, is the third in a series of coronavirus related measures Congress has taken up in recent weeks to address the pandemic sweeping the country.

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