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February 3, 2020
Homebuilding Strengthens but Infrastructure and Other Nonresidential Spending Fades in Recent Months, Reversing Pattern in Early 2019; Industry Survey Shows Strong 2020 Demand for Projects and Workers Construction spending decreased 0.2 percent from November to December as declines in public and... Read More

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December 12, 2019
On Dec. 10, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced a bipartisan agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA) that will allow the trade pact to move forward in the House as soon as next week. Once a House vote is taken,... Read More
December 12, 2019
On Dec. 17, the Senate passed S. 1790, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020. This compromise legislation overwhelmingly passed the House on Dec. 9 and will now head to the President’s desk for his signature. This measure includes roughly $11.8 billion for military and military family... Read More
December 10, 2019
Guest Article by Anthony Kane, ISI - Resilience is a key component of sustainability where as an industry we have made significant advancements in recent years. In 2015 when the decision was made to begin work on a new version of Envision—the sustainable infrastructure framework—the primary driver... Read More
December 10, 2019
Having a resilient jobsite is an important part of mitigating the daily risks of weather events, but what happens when a natural disaster occurs?  AGC’s ConstructorCast new two-part series explores just this question.  Tune in this December (part 1) and January (part 2) for three experts in claims... Read More
December 10, 2019
USGBC’s Center for Resilience Showcases Practical Resources Guest Article by Alysson Blackwelder, USGBC - At the U.S. Green Building Council, our mission is to transform buildings and communities into more sustainable, efficient, and healthy places to live, work, and play – in other words, a more... Read More
December 6, 2019
In December 5 US DOT announced a set of changes to its approach to rulemaking, guidance and enforcement. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, calling the changes the "rule on rules," said the change  will provide greater transparency and strengthen due process in enforcement actions. The... Read More
December 6, 2019
The second in a series of informational webinars to highlight successes in the Highway Construction Workforce Partnership (HCWP) will be held Thursday, December 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is an opportunity to learn about the HCWP, and how the Public Workforce System and... Read More
December 6, 2019
Industry Continues to Add Workers Faster and Pay Higher Wages than Overall Economy as Association Officials Call on Congress and the White House to Pass the JOBS Act, Boost Funding for Career Training   Construction employment increased by 1,000 jobs in November and by 146,000, or 2.0 percent,... Read More
December 5, 2019
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a temporary enforcement policy to allow for crane operator certifications issued prior to December 2, 2019 by the Crane Institute Certification (CIC) to be temporarily accepted by the agency. OSHA requires crane operators engaged... Read More
December 5, 2019
On Dec. 3, the AGC co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) urged House and Senate negotiators to complete action on the fiscal year 2020 transportation appropriations bill. Both the House and Senate have passed their own versions of the legislation and must now agree to a compromise... Read More

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