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July 31, 2009
The theme for the Fall AGC BIMForum meeting, to be held on October 8-9, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pa., will be "BIM as the Evolving Standard of Care: Driving Process Transformation for Designers, Contractors and Owners."  The BIMForum Leadership is submitting this call for proposals to solicit ideas for presentations that explore the depth and breadth of this topic.  Click here for more details about the Fall AGC BIMForum Call for Presentations!
July 29, 2009
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July 27, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on July 8 announced the Administration's intent to "push ahead with full implementation" of a rule requiring federal contractors to use the E-Verify system to verify employees' authorization to work in the U.S.  The E-Verify rule will apply to federal solicitations and contract awards government-wide beginning September 8.  At the same time, DHS announced its intent to issue a new regulation rescinding a rule establishing procedures for employers to follow upon recei
July 25, 2009
Monday, July 27 - 4:00-5:00pm ET Join AGC and The Family Business Institute for a free webinar and learn how you can better your business and life through lessons learned from a case study done by the Harvard Business Review. In this one hour webinar, gain insight from other CEOs on: Business Development - from hiring the right people to setting and achieving goals Marketing Planning - a subset of your overall business plan and what works best for the construction market
July 23, 2009
"Turning Points in Construction" - July 23, 2009 - 2:00-3:30pm (EDT) The 2009 Market Insights Series, presented by Reed Construction Data, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a free quarterly webcast series delivering the most up-to-date information on current and forecasted construction activity.
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.

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