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Constructor Marketplace: Search for contractor services and construction supplies in one place

Need a vendor? Reach thousands of suppliers and service providers in one place: AGC's official purchasing directory, Constructor Marketplace. This site places you in contact with vendors from more than 50 categories -- everything from acoustical and drywall to windows -- quickly, so you can get the materials or the help you need to get the job done right. Use Constructor Marketplace's free Request for Proposal (RFP) Automator to request custom project bids from multiple Marketplace vendors with just a few clicks.

Takeaway Lessons from AGC Webinar on Design Delegation

Risk is potentially bad, but also a potential opportunity for your business to grow and prosper. Constructors/General Contractors increasing role in performing design delegation and shared design is such an opportunity.  AGC recently presented a webinar (available in the AGC Store here) that provided participants with many great takeaways and a closer look at how parameters of design must be delegated clearly in all contracts.

First National Private Insurance Exchange to Serve the Commercial Construction Industry Begins Offering Firms Coverage Quotes

"The AGC Alternative," the first of its kind, nation-wide private insurance exchange to serve the commercial construction industry, begins offering quotes todayto firms belonging to AGC of America, association officials announced.  The private exchange, developed in collaboration with Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, features comprehensive insurance coverage from Aetna, MetLife and Group Vision Service as part of its introductory suite of benefits.

New AIA Design-Build Documents Place Risk and Uninsurable Exposures to Design-Builders

AIA just released 7 new design-build standard contract documents. In 2004, some commentators pointed out that they thought there was a mistake in the AIA A141, which provides a complete warranty for the Work to include both the design and construction of a project. Unfortunately for design-builders, this risk warranty DOES NOT flow down to the design professional that is likely stamping the design documents (see AIA B143, Section 2.2). Therefore, the design-builder appears to be left with all of the risk of giving a warranty that is both elevated beyond the standard of care and uninsurable. In contrast, the architect is protected with the ordinary and lower professional standard of care.  Considering that a core value of publishing standard construction contract documents is to provide predictability and consistency, this inconsistent treatment of risk is quite surprising.

Free ConsensusDocs Prequalification Forms Subscription

ConsensusDocs is pleased to announce a new free package of standard contract documents to make it easier for Designers, Owners, Contractors and Subcontractors to bid projects.  An increasing number of public and private owners are requiring ConsensusDocs contracts for their projects, and ConsensusDocs has released a free package to assist in bidding for these projects.  

AGC Two-Part Webinar Series to Cover Davis-Bacon Pitfalls and Hot Topics

AGC of America will provide its latest training on federal prevailing wage laws in a two-part webinar on Dec. 11 and 13, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET.  The format is different from previous years, offering new information for everyone involved in compliance with the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) on federal and federally assisted construction projects.