The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced that it has launched an education and enforcement initiative in eight Southeastern states to ensure construction companies that work on federal or federally assisted construction projects meet prevailing wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) and the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA).
Americans considered several significant state and local ballot initiatives this year that would provide public financing for K-12, higher education, and other education facility construction projects. AGC and many of its Chapters across the nation generally support increased construction investment in education facilities. The public approved many of these school construction measures, the details of some of which you can find below.
AGC’s Lean Construction Forumis focused on growing the implementation of lean practices in the construction industry by providing educational opportunities and developing a community where anyone with an interest in lean construction can come together to engage in a dialog on best practices, share information, and participate in a broad, coordinated effort to promote and define the use of lean concepts and processes within the construction industry.
In 2018 the Project Delivery Forum changed its name to Project Innovation and Delivery Forum to broaden its scope and put emphasis on the innovations necessary to deliver projects in the 21st century. The mission of the forum is to align the execution of construction projects with the latest innovations in safety, quality and productivity, and to educate the industry on best practices in order to deliver quality projects on time and on budget.
AGC of America's Specialty Contractor Council Steering Committee is looking for members like you to raise your hand and lead. AGC volunteers share their expertise, facilitate change, and work together to address industry issues. Your input and ideas are critical to moving our industry forward and making a real difference.
In addition to the federal, state, and local political races that were decided on Election Day 2020, many state and local transportation initiatives were taken up by voters across the country. While a few major transportation initiatives failed, the majority received a positive vote. Below is a sampling of all the transportation funding initiatives that were approved or rejected by voters this election season.
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.