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March 29, 2021
                Every week brings new reports of materials costs hitting record highs, while lead times lengthen or become ever more uncertain.  AGC of America recently released a Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to… Read More

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That is enforceable under State Construction Laws ConsensusDocs standard agreements contain an indemnification provision that some refer to as a “hold harmless” agreement. ConsensusDocs, unlike other standard contract documents, integrates its terms and conditions in the same document as the… Read More
December 6, 2021
Covered Contractors Must Use to Certify Annually and Submit During Evaluations On August 31, 2021, the Office of Management and Budget approved the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) information collection request for the Affirmative Action Program Verification Interface,… Read More
December 3, 2021
Beginning Jan. 30, 2022 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule that implements Executive Order 14026 to increase the hourly minimum wage for employees on federal contracts beginning Jan. 30, 2022. President Biden signed the executive order on April 27, 2021. The rule… Read More
December 3, 2021
Total construction spending edged higher in October, as gains in public and private project types outmatched decreases in single- and multifamily residential outlays, according to a new analysis of federal construction spending data the Associated General Contractors of America released today.… Read More
December 1, 2021
  For the 13th year in a row, AGC of America has been named as one of the nation’s top lobbying operations by Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill.  The publication’s annual ranking of top lobbyists lists AGC CEO Steve Sandherr as a top lobbyist. Sandherr said the listing is a recognition of… Read More
December 1, 2021
  Nearly two out of three U.S. metro areas added construction jobs between October 2020 and October 2021, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials noted that the job gains would likely have… Read More
November 30, 2021
Dylan is part of the 3rd generation at family-owned North Santiam Paving Co., a site development and road construction company headquartered in Oregon. He first started working at NSP at 16 and has worked across most aspects of the business since. He currently focuses his time… Read More
November 29, 2021
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to require employers to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested on at least a weekly basis. The legal and contractual implications will wreak havoc on… Read More
November 22, 2021
BY BRIAN PERLBERG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CONSENSUSDOCS AND AGC’S SENIOR COUNSEL FOR CONSTRUCTION LAW Price escalation spikes and supply shortages threaten construction companies’ financial viability in an unprecedented way. It creates a conundrum for existing contracts with a firm fixed price… Read More
November 22, 2021
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (U.S. FWS) has undertaken several recent policy changes related to the incidental take (injury or harm) of migratory birds.  On October 4, the Service officially reversed the Trump Administration’s policy that decriminalized take that was incidental (not the… Read More
November 19, 2021