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January 28, 2010
Early Bird Discount Ends January 31, 2010 - A $200 Savings!
January 27, 2010
As previously reported, EPA committed to issuing new requirements for coal combustion waste by the end of 2009. In a press release issued December 17, EPA missed that deadline and is delaying the release of any new requirements to allow additional time to research the issue.  At this point, EPA is still considering the designation of coal combustion waste as a hazardous material.
January 26, 2010
January 28, 2010 3:00p.m. ET   Gain insight into the future of construction as expert economists provide an in-depth look at residential and nonresidential construction activity including the institutional, industrial and heavy engineering sectors. Tune in for the first webcast in the 2010 Market Insights series, Economic Recovery: Under Construction as Jim Haughey, Ken Simonson and Kermit Baker discuss: What to Watch in 2010 - key market indicators to help guide you through the year.
January 20, 2010
The past year has been full of challenges and opportunities for the construction industry.  Each day, AGC of America has been working hard to represent Specialty Contractors.  Whether through the AGC Specialty Contractors Council (SCC), advocacy, safety and health, environment, labor and workforce, education and training or contract documents...AGC is focused on protecting your interests, helping your business and improving our industry.
January 13, 2010
The Specialty Contractor's Subforum of the AGC BIMForum has created the MEP Spatial Coordination Team Requirements for Building Information Modeling. This document provides guidance to companies and individuals involved in 3D MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection) spatial coordination.
January 6, 2010
In his article "Can You Afford the Lowest Bid?," Specialty Contractor Council Chairman Jim Slack examines how accepting the lowest bid for a job can be quite costly.  He explains how both general contractors and subcontractors should take responsibility to ensure that the scope of work is compared when bids are examined, and that mutual trust of both parties is essential. To read the full article, please click here.
December 22, 2009
Join us January 20-22, 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico  
December 21, 2009
Join the SCC to hear of upcoming council business and participate in the roundtable discussion of the hottest construction-related business issues that affect specialty contractors today and in the future. Register by December 31, 2009 to receive the early-bird discount on Platinum or Standard Registration - a $200 savings! Go to http://convention.agc.org/ to learn more. For more information, contact Mike Stark at (703) 837-5365 or starkm@agc.org.
December 14, 2009
The AGC Political Action Committee (AGC PAC) is an essential part of AGC's legislative influence on Capitol Hill.  The purpose of the PAC is to help elect federal candidates to office - all of whom are pro-construction.  A pro-construction Congress has the ability to make several important issues a reality in expanded infrastructure investment, reduced federal regulatory burdens, and increased federal investment in drinking and wastewater, just to name a few.
December 11, 2009
Written by John Lynch from the State of Washington and published as a joint effort of AGC and the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA), this eight-page article is targeted toward public owners who construct capital projects and those contractors who are engaged in this type of work.  It is particularly useful in this challenging economy. 

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