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July 22, 2009
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Jim Slack, Jr., Chair, AGC of America Specialty Contractors Council

July 20, 2009
In recent weeks, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has begun fulfilling its promise of investigating employers who hire illegal workers by initiating two major steps: conducting audits of employers' I-9 forms and preparing for increased monitoring of the E-Verify System.
July 15, 2009
At the end of June, the U.S. House passed H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, by a vote of 219 to 212 (8 Republicans supported the bill, and 44 Democrats voted against it).  While elements of the legislation could create jobs by inducing demand for energy efficiency improvements to buildings and alternative energy generation, no one is certain of the true impact on the economy.  AGC believes that the bill goes too far too fast and that Congress has not adequately mitigated the impacts.
July 14, 2009
On June 26, 2009, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a division of the Department of Homeland Security, announced that the current Form I-9 will continue to be valid for use beyond its expiration date of June 30, 2009.
May 12, 2009
June 24, 2009 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a powerful tool that is transforming the design and construction industry.  Owners, Architects and Contractors are tapping into BIM as a competitive advantage to increase project efficiency and improve overall results.  The biggest obstacle for many, however, is navigating the legal issues involved with BIM.
May 8, 2009
Specialty Contractor Working Group to Meet Join other specialty contractors, general contractors, architects, engineers, attorneys, and owners May 28-29 for the Spring 2009 AGC BIMForum in Dallas, TX.  The Spring AGC BIMForum will be an assembly of some of the nation's leading construction professionals for a two-day program focused on BIM and the bottom line. Topics to be covered include: 
May 7, 2009
June 10-13, 2009 in Hot Springs, VA How are owners and contractors addressing their needs in today's economy?  How can your firm maintain competitiveness in this market?  The AGC Building Contractors Conference to be held June 10-13, 2009 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, VA will bring together members of the AGC building construction community to hear presentations and discuss how best to guide their firms through these challenging economic times. 
May 6, 2009
The federal government has agreed to even further delay implementation of the E-Verify rule for federal contractors.  Contracts and solicitations issued prior to June 30, 2009, will not contain the mandate.  The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued the final rule on November 14, 2008, requiring contracting officers to mandate contractor use of E-Verify in solicitations issued and contracts awarded after January 15, 2009.  In response to a legal challenge to the rule, the government agreed to suspend the rule until February 20 and again until May 21.  The plaintiffs in the lawsui
May 5, 2009
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The new AGC Specialty Contractor Seal

May 5, 2009
BIM 101 Scheduled at AGC Chapters Across the Country

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