Workforce Development

October 15, 2008
The Alabama AGC recently kicked off a workforce development program in Mobile to attract, train and retain workers at all skill levels and in many trades and make them available to employers through employee leasing agencies.
October 15, 2008
NCCER Seeking Experts for Curriculum Development
October 15, 2008
AGC of America is still seeking sponsors for more than 200 Build Up! kits.
October 15, 2008
Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund (Laborers-AGC) recently received independent accreditation for its curriculum development and instructor training programs for construction craft laborer training. The International Accreditation Service (IAS) presented Laborers-AGC with an accreditation certificate at a ceremony during the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) Annual Tri-Fund Conference on August 18.
October 15, 2008
AGC supports increased investment in our infrastructure and believes that Americans deserve to know the dire state of our neglected and aging water infrastructure systems. That is why AGC contributed $100,000 to PSU Public Broadcasting for the production of Liquid Assets: The Story of Our Water Infrastructure.
October 15, 2008
Meeting the safety training needs of a mobile and widely dispersed workforce is a challenge faced by AGC contractors nationwide now remedied by Moretrench's Safety Training Trailer.
October 15, 2008
November 6, 2008 2pm EDT This Webinar, What is the Price of Time on a Construction Project?, will explain how to use ConsensusDOCS contracts to avoid conflict in delay analysis.
October 15, 2008
With 150 new construction safety talks, this informative manual is a go-to resource for construction safety supervisors needing to properly train employees. Safety topics include: Caught in Between, Electrical, Environmental, Excavations, Falls, Health Hazards, Highway Hazards, Scaffolds & Ladders, Steel and Struck By. Also, includes a full version on CD-ROM. 2007. Item # 139.
October 3, 2008
The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act passed the House, 263-171, today and President Bush signed it into law immediately. The bill authorizes the Treasury to buy up to $700 billion of mortgages and other assets affecting the balance sheets of financial institutions. AGC members sent more than 4,000 letters, emails and calls, overwhelmingly in support of quick action. Data DIGest readers had reported many cases of projects stopped because credit was unavailable. If signed, the bill should help private, state and local borrowers regain access to credit markets for construction. The Senate added a slew of tax provisions that were included in the final bill and should help specific types of construction, including extension of wind and other alternative energy production tax credits; 15-year depreciation for leasehold, retail and restaurant improvements; and numerous preferences for specific locations or property types.
October 2, 2008
The upheaval on Wall Street is delaying or stopping projects all over the country, even ones already under way. Developers who had lined up construction loans from Lehman Brothers have found the check wasn’t in the mail this month, forcing contractors to front the money—if they can find it—or walk off the job. For projects that contractors expected to start this fall, the developers are finding the lending window has been shut for now, or the revenue assumptions for the finished development no longer look valid.

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