Specialty Contractors

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. 
December 9, 2009
AGC of America, the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) and the Associated Specialty Contractors (ASC) held their annual joint meeting November 13-14, 2009, at the AGC Headquarters in Arlington, Va.  The theme was "Construction Owners' Financing and Ability to Pay."  AGC, ASA and ASC have a formal liaison and meet annually to discuss topics of mutual interest, work together on joint initiatives, and continually develop the Guidelines for a Successful Construction Project.
December 7, 2009
Originally written in 1999, a task force of AGC members updated and recently completed the AGC Guide to Construction Financing-Second Edition.  This 26-page publication clearly explains the construction financing process and points out some of the opportunities and pitfalls for the contractor.  It is intended to serve a reference to get contractors thinking about the risks associated with project financing. 
December 4, 2009
AGC of America Specialty Contractor Council (SCC) Member Jason Hickey of Premier Fire Protection Inc., has been appointed to the SCC Executive Committee.  Jason is President of Premier Fire Protection Inc., which is in its second generation of leadership and is located in Paducah, Ky.  Jason has been on the Board of Directors of AGC of Western Kentucky since 2002 and also served as President in 2008. For more information, contact Mike Stark at (703) 837-5365 or
December 1, 2009
The AGC of America Specialty Contractors Council (SCC) has released a two-page "Best Practices Guidance for Retainage" document.  Developed by the SCC Executive Committee with input from the more than 1,000 AGC specialty contractor members who responded to an AGC retainage survey in late 2008, this resource is intended to provide guidance to specialty contractors who face cash-flow issues related to retainage.
November 18, 2009
ConsensusDOCS recently released the first and only Federal Subcontract Agreement designed specifically for federal government construction projects.  The release is especially timely in light of increased federal government construction activity, as well as implementation of new rules including E-Verify.  The ConsensusDOCS 752 - Subcontract for Federal Government Construction Projects - is designed to help contractors and subcontractors comply with complex federal laws and regulations.  
November 3, 2009
It's not too early to start planning for 2010!  AGC's 2010 Annual Convention will be held March 17-20, 2010, in Orlando, Fla. In addition to the SCC Executive Committee meeting on March 18, a Specialty Contractors Council Reception, open to all specialty contractors (additional fee required), will be held from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm that evening.  The Specialty Contractors Council Session will be held on Friday March 19, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.  You won't want to miss joining in this discussion of the important issues that impact your business. 
October 29, 2009
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.  Its aim is to help the MEP spatial coordination process using 3D and BIM technology and to assist in developing team structures, definition of roles and responsibilities, recommendations for technical and IT considerations, social structure, and accountability.
October 27, 2009
AGC has compiled all of its project delivery resources in to one document to provide an easy, "one stop shop" reference for its members.  From contract documents and bookstore offerings to webinar and web can take a look at AGC's entire project delivery library by clicking here.  You will see that each resource has an Internet link bringing you directly to that particular product. 


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