September 24, 2020

While not ideal, enactment of a short-term continuing resolution (CR) will ensure federal agencies remain open and ongoing projects for direct federal contractors (e.g., those with contracts directly with the U.S. Army Corps, Navy, General Services Administration, etc.) remain uninterrupted through December 11. However, federal construction projects that need fiscal year 2021 funds to begin or start a new phase are prohibited from moving forward.

August 13, 2020

On August 13, a federal prohibition on the use of certain telecommunications components took effect.

July 23, 2020

Heads to Conference

July 9, 2020

On July 8, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs began to consider funding legislation for fiscal year (FY) 2021. The bill provides a total of $10.1 billion for military construction projects, roughly $1.5 billion below the FY 2020 enacted levels.

July 8, 2020

Chris has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years in various marketing, business development and public relations positions.  

In 2008, Chris founded Atlas Marketing to tell stories for people who build things.  The agency, based in Pittsburgh, specializes in marketing, social media, digital development, crisis communications, public relations and marketing strategy.  Since inception, the agency has worked hard to simplify the complex stories of labor organizations, government agencies, general contractors, specialty contractors and statewide industry associations. In addition to being a member of the AGC BD Forum, Chris is co-host of the Building PA Podcast, a podcast that showcases the construction industry throughout Pennsylvania and a frequent speaker on the topics of crisis communications and telling stories for the construction industry.

July 2, 2020

On July 1, the House Armed Services Committee overwhelmingly passed (56-0) H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. In addition, on July 2, the Senate is set to vote on it’s version of the FY2021 NDAA (S.4049). AGC has provided feedback to both chambers on provisions important to federal construction contractors.

June 25, 2020

Billions of Dollars for Military Construction Projects

May 7, 2020

AGC is currently seeking questions and topics for discussion at the Virtual Federal Contractors Conference (FedCon) to be held June 8-12, 2020. Attendees have the unique opportunity to lead the meeting agenda and directly interact with and pose questions to construction leaders in a wide array of federal agencies. These robust discussions offer contractors the opportunity to learn about the latest projects and policies and address problems the industry may face when working directly with a federal agency. 

March 17, 2020

Construction Firms Are Already Taking Steps to Protect Employees, Most of Whom Already Wear Protective Equipment, While Halting Work Will Undermine Efforts to Add Hospital Capacity

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to steps being taken to put in place arbitrary halts to construction activity in certain parts of the country:


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