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October 31, 2008
AGC has made it easier for Chapters and members to determine if a Boys & Girls Club in their community is looking for Build Up! kits by creating an interactive map on our web site.
October 31, 2008
The freezing of credit markets, combined with sharply reduced expectations for the economy, are drastically lowering the number of construction starts. At the same time, the slowing world economy, along with a rebound in the value of the dollar against some currencies, has driven down many materials prices.
October 30, 2008
The freezing of credit markets, combined with sharply reduced expectations for the economy, are drastically lowering the number of construction starts. At the same time, the slowing world economy, along with a rebound in the value of the dollar against some currencies, has driven down many materials prices.
October 27, 2008
What is the Price of Time on a Construction Project? - A ConsensusDOCS Webinar November 6, 2008 at 2:00-3:30 pm ET Attendees of will learn project management best practices regarding delay on a project.  An experienced construction professional will provide proven techniques to determine and minimize costs associated with time delays.
October 27, 2008
Using Electronic Communications on Construction Projects A ConsensusDOCS Webinar November 19, 2008 at 2:00-3:30pm ET. Register today for the Using Electronic Communications on Construction Projects and get insightful and practical tips from the person who led the national effort to create the ConsensusDOCS 200.2 – the new Electronic Communications Protocol Addendum. Learn how you can manage your risks and contractual responsibilities and how 200.2 can be customized to meet project-specific needs!
October 25, 2008
The producer price index (PPI) for finished goods fell 0.1%, seasonally adjusted, in September but rose 8.7% over 12 months, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on October 15. The PPI for inputs to construction industries, a weighted average of all materials used in every type of cosntruction plus items consumed by contractors (such as diesel fuel), rose 0.5% for the month and 13% over 12 months. Once again, the largest increases by construction type were for inputs to highway and street construction, 0.7% and 22%; followed by other heavy construction, 0.2% and 17%; nonresidential building, 0.5% and 12.5%; multi-unit residential, 0.5% and 9.6%; and single-unit residential, 0.7% and 9.2%. PPIs for finished buildings generally rose less, suggesting that margins for contractors have narrowed. The index for new industrial buildings was flat for the month and up 4.9% over 12 months; warehouses, -0.2% and 4.2%; offices, 0.1% and 3.7%; and schools, 5.8% and 8.2%. PPIs for major inputs diverged greatly. The PPI for copper and brass mill shapes tumbled 9% for the month and 2.9% over 12 months; steel mill products plunged 3.6% in September but was 38% higher than a year before; diesel fuel, -1.4% and 39%; and asphalt paving mixtures and blocks, 3.1% and 51%.
October 24, 2008
AGC's Chief Economist, Ken Simonson, appeared October 24 on Fox Business to discuss the state of transportation infrastructure.  Watch the video here.
October 24, 2008
Tools for Tough Times - An AGC Audio Conference October 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm ET AGC offers Free program In these tough economic times, it is even more important that contractors manage the risk of project nonpayment. This free AGC program will provide practical tips contractors can use to protect themselves from nonpayment situations and to better manage tight economic conditions.
October 16, 2008
AGC has compiled tables of PPIs for construction materials and segments as well as analysis. The data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly report and covers over 50 construction specific data series. PPI Charts - September 2008 PPI Tables - September 2008
October 16, 2008
October 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm ET Free program | In these tough economic times, it is even more important that contractors manage the risk of project nonpayment. This free AGC program will provide practical tips contractors can use to protect themselves from nonpayment situations and to better manage tight economic conditions.

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