Industry Priorities

ConsensusDocs' Balanced Indemnification Provision Provides a Fair 'Hold Harmless' Agreement

That is enforceable under State Construction Laws

ConsensusDocs standard agreements contain an indemnification provision that some refer to as a “hold harmless” agreement. ConsensusDocs, unlike other standard contract documents, integrates its terms and conditions in the same document as the agreement. This provides better integration and avoids conflict between two separate documents.

New OSHA’s New Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Shines A Light on the Value of ConsensusDocs Contract Language

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just issued an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to require employers to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested on at least a weekly basis. The legal and contractual implications will wreak havoc on existing and prospective construction contracts.

ConsensusDocs to host Free Price Escalation & Supply-Chain Disruption Webinar

The industry is facing unprecedented price swings and supply shortages that has made the risky business of construction even more unpredictable. There is no magic bullet, but a price escalation clause and other legal remedies are the first thing you should look to.  Click here to sign up for this timely webinar to understand how a price escalation clause can provide equitable relief for owner and contractors alike. 

President Calls for More Federal Contracts for Disadvantaged Small Businesses

On June 1, President Biden called for an “all-of-government effort to expand contracting opportunities for underserved small businesses across the country.” Among other initiatives, the goal is to increase the share of contracts going to small, disadvantaged businesses (SDB) by 50 percent by 2026, which the administration calculates as an additional $100 billion to SDBs over the five-year pe

AGC Continues to Press for Timely Forgiveness of PPP Loans

On May 10, AGC filed a Freedom of Information Act request in response to SBA’s delayed decision-making process of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as AGC members report they have already waited many months for SBA to act on forgiveness applications for loans over $2 million. SBA continues to hide the difference in the time it requires to process applications for the forgiveness of loans over and under $2M.

AGC Presses Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on PRO Act & Biden Infrastructure Plan

On April 7, AGC of America CEO Stephen Sandherr, Contractors Association of West Virginia Executive Director Mike Clowser and members of AGC Chapter-CAWV met in Charleston, West Virginia with Senator Joe Manchin on the PRO Act—the greatest threat to open shop and union construction firms—and President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan, on which you can find a comprehensive AGC analysis