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AGC Groups

AGC of America is served by a number of general and joint committees and 5 Standing Committees. These committees provide an arena for discussion of key construction industry concerns; it is through these discussions that AGC members exchange information and ideas, and provide the basis for policy change within the organization. Most AGC committees are open to all AGC members whose firms are in good standing.

AASHTO - AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee

Function:
  1. To review and recommend AGC policy on matters concerning highway and transportation construction;
  2. To meet with state highway officials, and ARTBA to discuss matters on highway construction;
  3. To promote harmonious relations that are in the public interest between state highway and transportation officials and contractors;
  4. To discuss jointly those matters which relate to or affect the actual construction of highways and transportation facilities. To this end the joint committee is responsible for considering any matters of general interest and applications that affect both contractors and transportation officials;
  5. To promote an increased scope of joint cooperative activities between state highway and transportation departments and contractors at the state level;
  6. To discuss the development, use and application techniques of construction equipment and materials. To carry on a technical program to increase communications and dialogue between state highway departments and the materials industry so that consideration may be given to new products and the industry may learn of highway department needs;
  7. To review legislation and regulations affecting the highway industry.

The AASHTO-AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee works through 4 regional committees:

  • MVCSHTD Region of AASHTO – AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee
  • NASTO Region of AASHTO – AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee
  • SASHTO Region of AASHTO – AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee
  • WASHTO Region of AASHTO – AGC-ARTBA Joint Committee

Committee Leadership: Ted Aadland, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Brian Deery

AIA-AGC Joint Committee

Function:
  1. To provide working level liaison with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and to provide a forum for the exchange of information on matters of mutual concern;
  2. To represent and advance current positions, views and goals of the AGC Building Division;
  3. To act on matters of direct interest to architects and building contractors as they relate to their participation in the construction process;
  4. To promote and increase joint activities between the national organizations and their local chapters and components in order to enhance industry professionalism consistent with each association's policies and procedures; and
  5. To make recommendations on matters requiring attention at the highest organizational level of each association.

Committee Leadership: Ryan Abbott, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Sarah Gallegos

Audit Committee

Function:

To assist the Executive Board in performing effectively its fiduciary and oversight roles in ensuring reliable financial reporting reducing risk and maintaining donor and public confidence.

Committee Leadership: Russell F. Agosta, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Monique Ford

Business Development Forum

Construction Leadership Council

Contract Documents Forum

Function:
  1. To continue to be recognized as the leader in providing and continually improving upon balanced contract documents for the construction industry.
  2. To be aware of the needs and concerns of AGC members and chapters.
  3. To advocate equitable risk allocation between Designers, Owners, Contractors, Subcontractors and Sureties.
  4. To actively participate in the creation and endorsement of a comprehensive family of documents and educating all parties in their use.
  5. To provide critical information to the industry on contract documents issues.
  6. To reinforce AGC's commitment to skill, responsibility and integrity through contracts.

Committee Leadership: Robert Majerus, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Brian Perlberg

Corps of Engineers Committee

Function:
  1. To provide liaison between contractors and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers on matters of mutual interest.
  2. To maintain continuing discussion with Corps representatives on specifications, contract administration, standard contract documents, bidding procedures, and governmental regulations.
  3. To promote public awareness of the need for justifiable and feasible public works projects.

Committee Leadership: Shea De Lutis-Smith, Chairperson, and Greg Ford, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Jordan Howard

Diversity & Inclusion Council

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Environmental Forum

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Ethics and Rules Committee

Function:
  1. To review and interpret all proposals to amend the Bylaws and to report to the Management Committee and the Executive Board for action thereon.
  2. To develop recommendations and draft amendments relating to policy or procedure for the Executive Board and the Board of Directors to consider.
  3. To prepare rules and procedures to govern the ordinary business operations of the Association and to implement the general authority of the Executive Board.
  4. To support high ethical and professional standards among the members of the association, developing information on ethics policies and programs for the guidance of members in their business and professional relations.
  5. To receive proposals concerning ethics and to make recommendations concerning ethical conduct.

Committee Leadership: Kris L. Young, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Michael Kennedy

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Committee

Function:
  1. To establish relationships with key federal procurement regulatory officials.
  2. To promote Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) policies that are consistent with AGC policy and that improve the manner in which the federal government procures construction and construction-related services.
  3. To coordinate and advise on all official AGC communications related to the FAR.
  4. To represent AGC in government and industry procurement reform coalitions and related efforts.

Committee Leadership: Ed DeLisle, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Jordan Howard

Financial Issues Committee

Mission Statement:

The committee’s role is to identify key issues developing in Tax, GAAP and Financial Leadership and advocate at the high standards of AGC for policies, standards and education that benefit the betterment of the construction industry. Committee members are expected to be actively involved in the advocacy and/or education of government leaders and staffs. Peer education would be through the joint AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference, AGC of America Convention, biannual FIC meetings and/or other AGC Forums.

Function:
  1. To monitor and analyze the tax, fiscal and monetary policies of the federal government to determine their effect on the construction industry.
  2. To review accounting practices and procedures and Internal Revenue rulings and regulations affecting the construction industry.
  3. To represent the Association before the IRS, SEC, FASB and other regulatory agencies as may from time to time be determined by the Officers or Executive Committee to be necessary and advisable.
  4. To provide liaison with other industry groups on matters of mutual interest in the area of its function.
  5. To encourage awareness and implementation of sound fiscal policies and procedures by AGC members.
  6. To develop and recommend AGC policy on legislation and regulations involving tax and fiscal matters.

FIC Members have been an integral part of the successes at mitigating or improving the accounting and tax policies set forth by Congress and FASB, including:

  • Leases Project
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Federal Estate Tax
  • Multiemployer Plan Disclosure
  • Numerous U.S. Treasury and IRS regulations

Committee Leadership: Dave Allison, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Brian Lenihan

Government Affairs Committee

Function:
  1. Provide liaison between contractors and representatives of those agencies of the Federal Government which award and sponsor building construction.
  2. To maintain continuing discussions with those representatives on bidding procedures, regulations and contract administration.
  3. To advise and assist those Federal agencies on the best and most economical procedures to be used in their work.
  4. To review and develop AGC?s position on legislation and regulations affecting the construction programs of those agencies.

Committee Leadership: Shea DeLutis-Smith, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Jordan Howard

Highway Work Zone Safety Committee

Function:
  1. Promotes, develops and recommends practices that improve worker and motorist safety in highway work zones.
  2. Reviews and develops AGC policy on regulation and legislative proposals that impact contractors in the highway work zone.

Committee Leadership: Thomas L. Brown, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Brian Deery

Industry Liaison Committee

Mission: The Industry Liaison Committee of the AGC Building Division establishes cohesive relationships with relevant building construction industry associations in order to advance the building construction industry.

 

Function:
  1. To establish through standing subcommittees regular liaison meetings between building contractors and appropriate representatives of private building owners, such as National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, Building Owners and Managers Association International, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, International Facilities Management Association, American Hospital Association and the Business Roundtable.
  2. To maintain continuing discussions with appropriate private officials on all aspects of their respective building programs including funding, delivery systems, procurement procedures, contract administration procedures, and all other matters affecting constructors? interests in sound and effective private building construction programs.
  3. To develop AGC positions, policies, guidelines, recommendations or other statements on contract forms, rules, court decisions, and matters developed by public or private governance sources deemed appropriate by the committee to advance AGC member interests in sound and effective private building construction programs.
  4. To jointly produce with representatives of private building owners recommendations or other statements or publications on contract forms, legislation, regulations, rules, court decisions or other sources of public or private governance as deemed appropriate by the committee for sound and effective private building construction programs.
  5. To coordinate AGC private sector outreach marketing and education efforts with appropriate committees and task forces.

Committee Leadership: Sue Klawans, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Sarah Gallegos

International Construction Committee

Function:
  1. To improve the competitive position of United States contractors working abroad.
  2. To secure a fair share of the overseas construction market for U.S. contractors who bid to multilateral financing agencies, such as the World Bank, Inter- American Development Bank, and Asian Development Bank.
  3. To cooperate and meet with international contractor and engineer associations and regional development banks.
  4. To promote or oppose legislation affecting overseas construction.

Committee Leadership: Rod Caesar, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Brynn Huneke

IT Forum Steering Committee

Function:
  1. Oversees the activities of the Forum at large, the Sub Forum and its Task Forces.
  2. Making Reports and recommendations on behalf of the Forum to the AGC Executive Board.
  3. Developing policy Recommendations, meetings and other events regarding matters within the scope of the Forum.
  4. Establishing and sunsetting sub-Forums and Task Forces.

Committee Leadership:
Howie Piersma, Pepper Construction, Chair (thru March 31, 2019)
Steven James Mulka, SIS, LLC – Vice Chair

Staff Contact: Fara Francis

Lean Construction Forum

Legislative Action Committee

Function:
  1. To carry out the legislative policy of the national association.
  2. To represent the AGC before the Congress.
  3. To recommend ways and means of reaching legislative goals on specific issues and constantly improving overall awareness of the legislative process.
  4. To urge that AGC chapters, directors, members and staff become involved in legislative matters, to know their national legislators, and to recommend ways of presenting AGC's point of view in a constructive and effective manner before legislative committees and before individual members of Congress.

Staff Contact: Jeff Shoaf

Marine Contractors Committee

Function:

Provide liaison between contractors and public and private owners on matters affecting all marine contractors.

Committee Leadership: Greg Ford, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Jordan Howard

Membership Administrative Committee

Function:
  1. To consider the relationship between National AGC and its chapters with respect to the granting of charters.
  2. To recommend the assignment of occupational and territorial jurisdictions.
  3. To consider mergers of chapters and name changes.
  4. To recommend the manner of adjudication of disputes arising between chapters.

Committee Leadership: Mark Knight, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Elisa Brewer Pratt

Natural Resources Conservation Service Committee

Function:
  1. To provide liaison between AGC contractors and the Natural Resource Conservation Service on matters of mutual interest.
  2. To maintain continuing discussion with Natural Resource Conservation Service representatives on specifications, contract administration, standard contract documents, bidding procedures, and governmental regulations.
  3. To promote public awareness of the need for justifiable and feasible soil conservation projects.

Committee Leadership: Todd Roberts, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Jordan Howard

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Committee

Function:
  1. To provide liaison between contractors and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command on matters of mutual interest.
  2. To maintain continuing discussions with Naval Facilities Engineering Command representatives on specifications, contract administration, standard contract documents, bidding procedures, and governmental regulations.

Committee Leadership: Jeff A. Harper, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Jordan Howard

Open Shop Committee

Function:
  1. To study open shop related problems of members and chapters and to develop and recommend to appropriate existing committees and the Board of Directors, policies and programs designed to preserve and protect the contractor's right to determine the labor relations policy of his or her company, as well as preserve and protect the free market in the selection of construction service providers and in the performance of those services.
  2. To represent the association in its relations with the Federal government, national associations or groups of associations representing contractors and construction users' organizations on matters involving open shop construction.

Committee Leadership: Thomas L. Brown, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Denise Gold

Project Delivery Forum

Function:

  1. To discuss and evaluate delivery systems that best fit the particular need of contractors, specialty contractors, their suppliers and service providers.
  2. To equip its members to sustain full and open competition for any and all project delivery systems.

Committee Leadership: James Apodaca, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Sarah Gallegos

Project Delivery Forum

Public/Private Industry Advisory Council

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Safety and Health Committee

Function:
  1. To develop and produce safety and health resources to assist AGC members with their safety and health responsibilities.
  2. To track OSHA regulatory issues, ANSI standards development and proposed safety and health legislation to keep AGC members properly informed and to take appropriate action where necessary.
  3. To manage the National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program so AGC members have a mechanism to compare their safety record with other AGC members performing similar types of construction.
  4. To maintain the partnership with Willis Towers Watson to orchestrate and administer the annual Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) program.
  5. To provide safety and health training for contractors, supervisors, foremen and workers.

Committee Leadership: Kevin P. Turner, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Kevin Cannon

Union Contractors Committee

Function:
  1. To study relations between contractor members, chapters and unions, and develop association policies for use by association members and chapters in their relations with unions representing their employees.
  2. To represent the association in its relations with the international unions representing construction craftsmen, national associations or groups of associations representing contractors, construction users, and construction users' organizations and the federal government on matters involving construction industry labor relations for contractors operating with collective bargaining agreements.
  3. To develop and take an active role in the implementation of programs to assist chapters in developing stronger communication, cooperation and support in labor relations matters between and among chapters, other associations of construction contractors, construction users, and construction users' organizations to improve the conduct of union-management relations.
  4. To review legislation and regulations affecting contractors operating with collective bargaining agreements.
  5. To propose legislation to amend, repeal or initiate labor laws relating to contractors and chapters operating with collective bargaining agreements.

Committee Leadership: Victor DiGeronimo, Jr., Chairperson

Staff Contact: Denise Gold

Service & Supply Council

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Small Business Committee

Function:
  1. To provide liaison between contractors and the Small Business Administration on matters of mutual interest.
  2. To maintain continuing discussions with Small Business Administration representatives on specifications, contract administration, standard contract documents, bidding procedures, and governmental regulations.

Committee Leadership: Russ Alcorn, Chairperson, and Andy Brown, Chairperson

Staff Contact: Jordan Howard

Specialty Contractors Council

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