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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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  Prices of numerous construction materials soared again in November, outpacing the rate at which contractors raised their bid prices, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data released today. Association officials said the current steps… Read More
December 14, 2021
ConsensusDocs recently posted a free webinar on Construction Price Escalation that helps owners, general contractors, and trade contractors alike navigate the unprecedented price spikes and supply chain disruptions wreaking havoc on the industry. You can access the webinar here, as well as other… Read More
December 14, 2021
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently announced several proposed changes to CEQ’s NEPA rules, which impose environmental review requirements on all federal agencies that carry out, authorize, permit, or fund actions with potential environmental impacts. The Biden… Read More
December 9, 2021
The Biden Administration’s Commerce Department announced that it will double anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber producers, from 8.99% to 17.99%. Earlier this year, Commerce said it planned to increase the tariffs to 18.32% but agreed to further study the issue… Read More
December 9, 2021
While Congress averted a government shutdown on December 2 by passing an extension of fiscal year (FY) 2021 government funding, their inability to agree on new FY 2022 spending levels will hinder new and increased funding provided for in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) from… Read More
December 9, 2021
On December 8, President Biden signed Executive Order (EO) on Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability that expands on the federal sustainability goals of prior administrations—setting aggressive timelines for achieving reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions… Read More
December 9, 2021
AGC was successful in its effort to strip several harmful construction provisions from the annual defense bill, called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). For military construction projects, those provisions would have: Required prime contractors and subcontractors to be licensed in… Read More
December 9, 2021
AGC Preparing Lawsuit to Further Bolster Mandate Challenges Two federal courts have now issued preliminary injunctions against the Administration’s mandate that federal contractors and subcontractors (working directly on federal government contracts) require many, if not all of their employees to… Read More
December 9, 2021
The Vote, However, Is Largely Symbolic On December 8, a bipartisan majority of U.S. Senators (all Republicans and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.)) passed an AGC-backed resolution to repeal the OSHA vaccination/testing mandate (OSHA emergency temporary standard (ETS)). While… Read More
December 9, 2021
All 34 lawsuits—including AGC’s, supported by the Construction Advocacy Fund—challenging OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on COVID-19 are now consolidated in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. The federal government has filed a motion in that court to dissolve the… Read More
December 9, 2021