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Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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Federal/Heavy

December 22, 2016

FAR Council Addresses Many of AGC’s Concerns

On Dec. 20, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a final rule requiring a prime contractor to notify federal contracting officers if (1) the prime contractor makes a reduced payment to a small business subcontractor or (2) if the prime contractor’s payment to a small business subcontractor is more than 90 days past due. The rule goes into effect on Jan. 19. The FAR Council did not withdraw the proposal as AGC recommended based on a myriad of existing small business subcontractor payment legal protections. However, it did take into account many of AGC’s concerns with the proposed rule.

December 22, 2016

$8 Billion in Federal Real Property Up for Consideration 

Last week, the President signed into law the AGC-supported Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act. This bipartisan law will shrink the federal footprint and streamline the disposal of excess or underutilized federal buildings. AGC has long been involved in pushing for federal real property reform and strongly supports these efforts. 

October 3, 2016

If all stakeholders aren’t on board with Lean, can it work? How do you use Lean principles on construction projects where the GC is not an advocate of Lean? You can still improve your project outcomes even if all the stakeholders aren’t on board. In this webinar, learn how Ted Angelo, with Grunau has been effective using Lean by focusing his team on what they control.

October 3, 2016

The 78% increase in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration's penalty structure is now in effect, as are new reporting and record-keeping rules. OSHA is working hard to get the word out and offer employers guidance, but contractors should stay on top of OSHA's efforts.

October 3, 2016

Although the general level of safety for construction workers has improved over the years, this isn't true for catastrophic and fatal events. The resultant exposure of employers to penalties suggests that underlying assumptions for the industry's safety pyramid are due for a reassessment, write attorney Lawrence Dany and loss prevention specialist Ray Master.

October 3, 2016

AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of our 2017 project award competitions! The Alliant Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions are now accepting applications. These programs recognize the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors; and the charitable contractors and chapters giving back to their communities.

October 3, 2016

AGC members are developing young professionals to lead their firms and the construction industry into the future through a group of programs that form AGC’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC). AGC chapters give them different names — Construction Leadership Council, Young Constructors Forum, Emerging Leaders Group, Young Executives Committee, Future Leaders Forum, Young Leadership Program — but they share the mission of nurturing talent.

October 3, 2016

The Business Development Forum has created a new platform for A/E/C professionals to network, gain insight into the latest construction market trends and share business development best practices!  Join the Business Development Forum in their new LinkedIn group to find out more about the latest tips and trends in BD and how you can get involved in the AGC Business Development Forum.

October 3, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016, AGC hosted a virtual PIAC (Public/Private Industry Advisory Council) meeting featuring Ken Simonson, AGC’s Chief Economist. During the meeting Ken provided a construction spending, labor, and materials outlook followed by facilitated discussion led by the PIAC Chair, Rick Andritsch, Partner/VP, at VJS Construction Services.

October 3, 2016

BuildCon 2016 brings together high-level leaders in the building construction industry to keep them up to speed on the latest market developments affecting the industry.

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