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Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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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.
September 4, 2009
Submissions are now being accepted for AGC's Aon Build America Awards and The Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Awards. Entries must be completed in the 2009 calendar year. Past award winners have not only been featured in a variety of AGC materials like the Annual Report, association newsletters and ads, but also in Engineering News Record, Constructor Magazine and numerous other national media outlets. Isn't it time to get your outstanding projects and hard work recognized? Deadline for entry is November 6, 2009.
September 3, 2009
As of June 26, 2009, all new construction and major renovation projects registering to use the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating SystemTM need to use the newest version - LEED 2009.  The changes to the rating system are part of an over-arching evolution of the LEED system - LEED Version 3.  In this guest article, AGC Environmental Network Steering Committee Chair Thomas Taylor (Vertegy, an Alberici Enterprise) provides a quick look at some of the changes in the new version.
September 2, 2009
AGC of America estimates that as many as 32 states are closely following California's controversial effort to implement and enforce first-time emission limits for in-use "fleets" of off-road diesel (ORD) equipment.  If these states adopt identical rules, construction companies across the nation will be forced to pay the high cost of installing aftermarket pollution controls on equipment that is currently out in the field, or face replacement and retirement as their only alternatives.  Interested states admit their goal is to reduce off-road emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and fine particulat
September 1, 2009
On Thursday, August 13, AGC hosted a meeting of real estate and construction stakeholders to discuss the impacts of legislative and regulatory efforts to regulate U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary and mobile sources on the industry.  The meeting is the third AGC has convened with this group in the topic of climate change.
August 31, 2009
October 27 - 29, in Atlanta, GA Participate in cutting-edge sessions to develop innovative approaches and solutions to managing training and human capital at AGC's HR Professionals Conference and Training & Development Conference, Oct. 27-29 in Atlanta. Register and learn more at www.agc.org/hr_td.
August 28, 2009
Few industries rely on effective leadership for success more than the construction industry. With the overwhelming number of activities on any given jobsite, it takes astute leadership to pull them all together. Without it, project safety, profitability and company reputation are at risk. Attending AGC's Leadership in Construction Workshop will help you enhance your individual skills and teach you how to become the most effective leader possible. COURSE DATE & LOCATION                                           November 11-13, 2009 | Cincinnati, OH                          
August 27, 2009
Save the date for the next AGC Building Contractors Conference January 20-23, 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico!  Registration and more information about the meeting will be posted to www.agc.org/BCC as it becomes available.
August 26, 2009
San Diego, California - September 29-30 - Manchester Grand Hyatt  

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