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:
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:
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.
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
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.
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.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 27,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.