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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 resources...you 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. 
October 23, 2009
Join us January 20-22, 2010 in San Juan, Puerto Rico Join leaders from top building construction firms, owners, specialty contractors and service and supply companies at the next AGC Building Contractors Conference at the Caribe Hilton in downtown San Juan, Puerto Rico January 20-22, 2010.
October 21, 2009
Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and identify best practices at AGC's latest IPD webinar. The webinar will include a discussion and explanation of IPD, the advantages and disadvantages of IPD from the Owner perspective, IPD best practices and why Owners choose multi-party agreements.
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.

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