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October 16, 2009
Every state government establishes unique statutes that affect construction and the enforceability of construction contract provisions.  These laws can vary greatly from state to state, and every contractor needs to be aware of the current requirements.  To help you, AGC is hosting a webinar titled "Know the State Laws That Impact Your Construction Contracts" on October 21 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET.
October 13, 2009
The AGC Project Delivery Committee released Qualifications Based Selection of Contractors on August 24.  Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) is a procurement method in which the final criteria for selection are qualifications and demonstrated competence without consideration of price/cost until contract negotiation.
October 9, 2009
A rule requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to use the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' E-Verify system to verify their employees' authorization to work in the U.S. is now in effect.  The rule applies to federal solicitations and contract awards government-wide beginning September 8.
October 6, 2009
Join your AGC colleagues at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for the AGC Highway & Utilities Contractors Issues Meeting. This meeting is the premier national event for contractors and related businesses involved in every aspect of highway and utility construction to hear about and discuss issues and trends in these markets. The hotel is only $179.00/night, which includes the resort fee.
October 2, 2009
A September 9 report from the latest Beige Book, a summary of informal soundings of business conditions, "indicate that economic activity continued to stabilize in July and August."  The districts are referred to by the name of their headquarters city. "Relative to the last report, Dallas indicated that economic activity had firmed, while Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Richmond, and San Francisco mentioned signs of improvement. Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and New York generally described economic activity as stable or showing signs of stabilization; St.
September 30, 2009
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an emerging technology that is rapidly gaining acceptance throughout the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, and specialty contractors have been at the forefront. AGC's BIM Education Program provides individuals with the background they need to implement and use BIM technologies and practices.
September 28, 2009
Developed by AGC and Zurich Services Corp, the Highway Worker Safety Program focuses on the leading causes of fatality and injury for employees managing and performing work on highways in America. In this webinar, learn how to effectively navigate and use this program to train supervisors and empower company employees to work safely. Understand the key exposures that cause 90% of all highway worker deaths and the best controls to eliminate and minimize these exposures.   Learn more at www.agc.org/HWSP.
September 25, 2009
Whether you are a current subscriber to ConsensusDOCS standard construction contract documents or not, you can benefit from learning why more and more people are using ConsensusDOCS as their contractual foundation.
September 22, 2009
This summer, the AGC Specialty Contractors Council asked AGC specialty contractor members to complete a survey that will be used to guide the future of the SCC and will ensure that its interests are aligned with those of AGC's specialty contractor members.  Thank you to the 720+ members who completed this survey!  For more information on AGC of America's Specialty Contractors Council and its Executive Committee, please visit www.AGC.org/SCC.
August 24, 2009
As an ongoing leader in construction industry contract documents, ConsensusDOCS has done it again!  In June 2009, ConsensusDOCS, the unique collaboration of 22 leading industry associations, released its new subsubcontract agreement - the ConsensusDOCS 725. 

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