Monthly Archives: September 2021

DOL Releases Davis-Bacon Conformance Request Guide

September 30, 2021

The US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division published a new resource for stakeholders in the construction contracting community:

No New News on OSHA Testing Mandate

September 30, 2021

AGC continues to wait for more information from OSHA on an emergency temporary standard (ETS) expected to require employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested for infection on least a weekly basis. There is little clarity as to exactly when agency will formally issue this ETS testing mandate or when it will take effect. AGC has also retained outside legal counsel—and is asking some of the brightest legal minds within the industry—to help it review its legal options.

Linbeck Group Of Houston, Texas Named Nation’s Safest Construction Company In 2020 By National Contractors Group

September 30, 2021

Linbeck Group was honored for having the nation’s best construction safety and wellness plan in 2020 by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 43 other companies were also selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs.

 

One-third Of Metro Areas Lost Construction Jobs Between August 2020 And 2021 As Fate Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Remains Unclear

September 29, 2021

Nearly one-third of  U.S. metro areas lost construction jobs between August 2020 and August 2021, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials noted that the job losses are occurring as the fate of a bipartisan infrastructure bill that would boost demand for construction remains uncertain in the U.S. House of Representatives.

DOL Releases Davis-Bacon Conformance Request Guide

September 28, 2021

The US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division published a new resource for stakeholders in the construction contracting community:

AGC Releases Latest Version of its Construction Inflation Alert Report

September 27, 2021

AGC has posted the fifth edition of the Construction Inflation Alert, a document to help owners, officials, AGC chapters, and others understand what contractors are experiencing regarding materials costs, production lead times, and supply-chain bottlenecks.

AGC Working to Block Harmful Construction Policies for Military Contractors

September 23, 2021

State Licensure Requirements, Local Hiring Preferences, Registered Apprenticeship Goals & More

AGC Presses OSHA on COVID-19 Testing Mandate

September 23, 2021

On September 18, AGC put forth a bevy of concerns for OSHA to consider as the agency works on regulations requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or mandate that any workers who remain unvaccinated produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis.

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