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January 4, 2024
Construction Firms Have Mixed Outlook For 2024 As Expectations For Demand Remain Mostly Positive, But Less Upbeat Than Last Year Amid New Challenges New Industry Outlook Shows Firms Are Counting on Public Sector, Data Center and Manufacturing Construction to Offset Declines in Retail, Lodging… Read More

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Interested in hearing about the latest updates on Building Information Modeling (BIM)?  Want to explore the latest in construction equipment and technology at the Constructor Expo?  Join us in San Diego for AGC's 90th Annual Convention and Constructor Expo-we've including specific sessions for… Read More
January 9, 2009
AGC developed and released a Construction Employment and Business Forecast January 8 based on a survey of AGC members conducted in late 2008.  According to the results of the survey, an estimated two-thirds of the nation’s non-residential construction companies are planning to cut their payrolls in… Read More
January 8, 2009
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the Highway Account will have $3.3 billion left at the end of FY 2009.  However, a default is possible due to the fact that tax collections in the latter half of September will not appear until FY 2010 and construction activity increases in the… Read More
January 8, 2009
On December 5, the IRS published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to implement the 3 percent withholding law enacted in 2005.  Effective January 1, 2011, federal, state and local governments with annual expenditures of $100 million or more are required to withhold 3 percent… Read More
January 8, 2009
On December 23 President Bush signed into law H.R. 7327, the Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008, a bill to provide immediate, short-term relief for single- and multi-employer pension plans whose assets have lost value as a result of the recent market contraction. The bill provides… Read More
January 8, 2009
This week, the House of Representatives is planning on bringing two pieces of legislation to the House floor that would change how pay disparity in the workplace is handled as well as allow for a new influx of frivolous lawsuits against employers.  The first bill, the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, would… Read More
January 8, 2009
While the Presidential election became official after House and Senate ratification of the Electoral College votes on Thursday, the Senate is still far from final.  Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) confirmed Tuesday that he will challenge the result of the Minnesota Senate recount against Democrat Al… Read More
January 8, 2009
Last August, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the state's new standards for off-road diesel engine emissions, which would force construction companies in California to replace most of their heavy construction equipment.  In… Read More
January 7, 2009
Nearly 600 interested stakeholders registered for a webinar that AGC sponsored in conjunction with the Diesel Technology Forum on Dec. 3-Off-Road Diesel Developments: Clean Diesel Technology, Regulations and Requirements Facing Today's Construction Industry.  The recorded webinar as well as the… Read More
January 7, 2009
Construction spending in November totaled $1.078trillion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, down 0.6% from October and 3.3% from November 2007, the Census Bureau reported on Monday. The October and September totals were revised up by a combined $16 billion, and the average of the past three… Read More
January 6, 2009