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May 23, 2022
  Annual Survey by HCSS and Associated General Contractors of America Finds Drivers and Passengers are at Greater Risk of Injury and Death in Work Zone Crashes, As Officials Urge Drivers to Be Careful this Summer Sixty-four percent of highway contractors report that motor vehicles had… Read More

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ConsensusDocs recently presented a webinar entitled “Contract Killer Clauses and How to Negotiate Out of the Them.” Rather than the party that is in the best position to manage and mitigate risk, construction contracts often shove risk down the throat of the weakest party in the contractual… Read More
March 14, 2022
On Feb. 17, the newly revised 2022 construction general permit (CGP) for stormwater discharges from construction activities took effect.  The CGP applies to operators of construction sites in a few areas where the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the NPDES (National Pollutant… Read More
March 10, 2022
Over the past two months, AGC of America, working with a coalition of other industry stakeholders, has worked with Congress to pass an extension of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) through the fourth quarter of 2021. The ERTC was originally extended to run through the end of 2021 but was… Read More
March 10, 2022
Joins the Growing Chorus of Bipartisan Opposition to the Memo Republican House Members, led by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO.), wrote to Secretary Buttigieg asking that he rescind the controversial Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guidance memo… Read More
March 10, 2022
Earmarks Also Set to Return after a Decade Hiatus Congress is again faced with an impending deadline to fund the government by March 11. The House of Representatives has passed a full fiscal year (FY) 2022 funding package that would set new spending levels for the year after multiple… Read More
March 10, 2022
  Construction employment climbed by 60,000 jobs between January and February as hourly pay rose at the steepest pace in nearly 40 years, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association leaders urged officials in… Read More
March 4, 2022
Full-year Bill Would Include Funding for New Infrastructure Programs After passing a short-term three-week extension of government funding in February, Congress is again faced with an impending deadline to fund the government by March 11. This gives lawmakers a week to finalize and pass a full… Read More
March 3, 2022
  Construction spending increased in January compared to both December and a year ago, with strong gains in private nonresidential and residential construction but mixed results for public spending, according to an analysis of federal spending data the Associated General Contractors of… Read More
March 1, 2022
  Construction employment in December remained below levels reached just before the start of the pandemic in more than half the states despite widespread gains last month, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America.… Read More
February 28, 2022
Good legal writing is simply good writing. Construction contracts written in legalese confuse rather than clarify performance expectations. “Gotcha clauses” buried in a contract leads parties to distrust one another. ConsensusDocs standard construction agreements are written in clear and concise… Read More
February 24, 2022