Construction technology provider and national trade organization launch grant program to help address industry need for better-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) for women working at heights
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls are the leading cause... Read More
By a vote of 372-56, the House of Representatives Wednesday passed a continuing resolution (CR) to provide partial funds for fiscal year 2009 for those federal programs for which a free standing appropriations bill had not been passed, including the Department of Transportation. The bill is part of... Read More
Both the House and Senate took action yesterday approving legislation extending for six months authority for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and the aviation taxes to pay for them. The President is expected to sign the bill. This action was necessary because Congress has been unable... Read More
House Democrats are advocating for a second economic stimulus bill and infrastructure funding, including highway funding, is being discussed. AGC has sent a letter to the House pointing out the job creation benefits that results from infrastructure funding and pointing out that rising construction... Read More
By a vote of 372-56, the House of Representatives today passed a continuing resolution (CR) to provide partial funds for Fiscal Year 2009 for those federal programs for which a free standing appropriations bill had not been passed, including the Department of Transportation. Fiscal Year 2009 begins... Read More
The Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative ("CIECI"), founded in late April 2008 by the CEOs of thirteen of the leading U.S. construction industry contractors, will hold its first Forum on October 16-17 at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel, in Washington, D.C.
The theme of the Forum... Read More
As the 2008 Aon Build America Award winner in the category of Federal & Heavy New, Boh Brothers Construction Co., L.L.C. was recognized in Las Vegas at AGC's 89th Annual Convention in March for its work on the 17th Street Canal Interim Closure Structure in Metairie and New Orleans, La. The... Read More
Major changes are about to take place at HQ USACE in the coming weeks. Earlier this year, MG Don Riley was promoted to Deputy Commanding General, leaving a vacancy in the Civil Works Directorate. LTG Robert Van Antwerp, Commander and Chief of Engineers recently announced two significant leadership... Read More
On September 22, 2008, the Department of Labor (DOL) awarded AGC with the prestigious Susan Harwood Grant Training program for the seventh year in a row.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant is offered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within DOL. The grant is awarded on a... Read More
On September 16, 2008, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX.) Chairwoman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, and Ranking Member Rep. John Boozman (R-AR.) sent a letter to all four hundred and thirty five members of the U.S. House of... Read More
The upheaval in credit markets has cut off the flow of funds to some developers, and a few contractors have stopped work on jobs, according to scattered reports. "In the short term, businesses in partnership with Lehman Brothers Holdings and American International Group, which had over $50 billion... Read More
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.