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October 6, 2009
AGC announced the results of a new analysis that found construction safety incidents dropped 38 percent over the last ten years and the construction fatality rate declined 47 percent since 1998, the year the federal government switched to a safety oversight approach known as "collaborative safety."
October 5, 2009
On September 17, 2009, the House passed H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009, which authorizes more than $4 billion for elementary and secondary school facility projects over the next two fiscal years, and ensures that school districts will receive funds for school modernization, renovation and repairs that create healthier, safer and more energy-efficient teaching and learning climates.
October 2, 2009
Forbes reports that "financiers are sweating a coming wave of mortgage defaults tied to office and apartment buildings. Unfortunately for them, too big to fail doesn't apply to the $6.5 trillion U.S. commercial real estate market."  Read the full story here.
September 29, 2009
A rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to use the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' E-Verify system to verify their employees' authorization to work in the U.S. is now in effect.  The rule applies to federal solicitations and contract awards government-wide beginning September 8.
September 25, 2009
Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and identify best practices at AGC's latest IPD webinar. The webinar will include a discussion and explanation of IPD, the advantages and disadvantages of IPD from the Owner perspective, IPD best practices and why Owners choose multi-party agreements.
September 25, 2009
AGC has compiled all of its project delivery resources into one document to provide an easy, "one stop shop" reference for its members.  From contract documents and bookstore offerings to webinar and web resources...you can take a look at AGC's entire project delivery library by clicking here or going to www.agc.org/projectdelivery.  You will see that each resource has an Internet link bringing yo
September 25, 2009
The AGC Project Delivery Committee released Qualifications Based Selection of Contractors on August 24.  Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) is a procurement method in which the final criteria for selection are qualifications and demonstrated competence without consideration of price/cost until contract negotiation.
September 24, 2009
Join leaders from top building construction firms, owners, specialty contractors and service and supply companies at the next AGC Building Contractors Conference at the Caribe Hilton in downtown San Juan, Puerto Rico January 20-22, 2010.
September 22, 2009
A September 9 report from the latest Beige Book, a summary of informal soundings of business conditions, "indicate that economic activity continued to stabilize in July and August."  The districts are referred to by the name of their headquarters city. Relative to the last report, Dallas indicated that economic activity had firmed, while Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Richmond, and San Francisco mentioned signs of improvement. Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and New York generally described economic activity as stable or showing signs of stabilization; St.
September 9, 2009
AGC's new online recycling toolkit will help contractors recycle construction and demolition (C&D) debris and reuse industrial materials in new construction projects.  AGC worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Industrial Resources Council (IRC) to make this tool available.

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