Monthly Archives: June 2020

2020 Work Zone Survey Results

June 30, 2020

New Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America and HCSS Catalogs Work Zone Risks for Motorists and Workers as Construction Activity Increases Amid Growing Number of Road Trip Vacationers

AGC Plugs Loophole in Standard Agreement to Rely on Builders Risk Insurance and Forego Litigation

June 29, 2020

Together, AGC of America and its Maryland Chapter have plugged a potential loophole in standard contract provisions intended to preclude costly litigation over the damage that a project suffers during the course of construction.  The association’s victory in Maryland’s highest court means the standard provisions will continue to have their intended effect, precluding litigation over property damage that builder’s risk insurance will cover. 

Kansas City CLC volunteers at Harvesters’ Food Bank

June 29, 2020

A team of Construction Leadership Council volunteers participated in the latest CLC Community Service event at Harvesters’ regional food bank in Kansas City. During their 4 to 6 p.m. shift on February 27, they processed 520 boxes of food for elderly citizens in need.

What Construction Contractors Can Expect from Multiemployer Pension Plans Following COVID-19 Crisis

June 25, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis portends a new and troubling outlook for union construction contractors participating in multiemployer pension plans.

New Federal Wetlands/Dredge and Fill Rule Now in Effect

June 25, 2020

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) is in effect as of June 22, 2020. AGC has advocated every step of the way in this multi-year effort and supports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ new rule. The rule appropriately distinguishes between federal and state waters and should bring greater clarity in the field. AGC provided a summary of the rule when the agencies finalized it in January of this year.

Recent Immigration Decisions to Impact Construction Industry

June 25, 2020

Two recent immigration decisions highlight the need for Congress to enact permanent immigration reform.

Senate Committee Releases Annual Defense Bill

June 25, 2020

Billions of Dollars for Military Construction Projects

Deadline Approaching to Submit Paycheck Protection Program Loan Applications

June 25, 2020

After 11:59 pm on Tuesday, June 30, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will no longer accept applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. As of June 20, there was approximately $128 billion remaining in funding for the program; any contractors interested in applying must have their applications in by the end of the day on Tuesday.

For additional information, please contact Matthew Turkstra, Director of Tax, Fiscal Affairs, and Accounting, at (202) 547-4733 or matthew.turkstra@agc.org

Treasury Announces Plan for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Disclosure

June 25, 2020

After testifying before the Senate Small Business Committee that information about Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans would remain “confidential,” Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin announced on Friday, June 19, that loan information for recipients of PPP loans in excess of $150,000 would be publicly disclosed. To address concerns from businesses about disclosing payroll data, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury said loan information—including business names, addresses, NAICS codes, zip codes, business types, demographic data, non-profit information, and jobs sup

New House Infrastructure Package Will Provide Needed Investments in Aging Infrastructure, Support Economic Recovery and Create Jobs

June 22, 2020

The Moving Forward Act’s Proposed $1.5 Trillion in New Investments Will Improve Range of Public Infrastructure, Creating Needed Demand for Construction While Making the Economy More Efficient

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release today of a proposed House measure, known as The Moving Forward Act, that seeks to invest $1.5 trillion in infrastructure:

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