Specialty Contractors

May 3, 2009
Your Voice Could Make a Difference
May 1, 2009
AGC of America SCC Seeks to Facilitate Chapter SCC Development
April 30, 2009
“Card Check” Would Impact Specialty Contractors – Be Informed! On March 10, the "so-called" Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) was introduced in both the House and the Senate.  EFCA would take away a worker's right to a federally supervised private ballot election when deciding whether or not to select union representation.  AGC supports the status quo, which allows both card-check recognition and secret-ballot elections to establish union representation and remains the most fair and reliable way to determine the desire of employees to be represented by a union. 
April 29, 2009
At the Specialty Contractors Council meeting Wednesday, March 4, Chair Doug Isaacs welcomed the SCC to San Diego and introduced Jim Slack as the incoming chair of the SCC.  Isaacs reviewed the activities of the SCC over the past year, including its research regarding retention, the upcoming retention panel at Convention, and resources for AGC Chapters interested in forming Chapter SCCs. 
April 28, 2009
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Jim Slack, Jr., Chair, AGC of America Specialty Contractors Council

March 5, 2009
As of Fall 2008, the AGC of America Specialty Contractors Council (SCC) is staffed by Mike Stark, Senior Director, Building Division, and Cassia Griffin, Program Coordinator, Building Division.  You may contact Mike at or (703) 837-5365 and Cassia at or (703) 837-5408.
March 4, 2009
AGC recently launched a new Web site,, to capture the industry's success stories that result from the recently passed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as the stimulus package.
March 3, 2009
At the AGC-ASA-ASC Joint Meeting in Rancho Mirage, CA, the three groups formally approved three new documents as part of the "Guidelines for a Successful Construction Project," found at  (  They are guidelines on Surety Bonding, Volatile Price Adjustment Clauses, and Building Information Modeling (BIM). 
February 28, 2009
The AGC Specialty Contractors Council Executive Committee met in La Quinta, CA on January 8 asduring the AGC Building Contractors Conference.  The committee discussed the program for the upcoming AGC 90th Annual Convention in San Diego, CA, outreach to chapters and members regarding the formation of Chapter Specialty Contractors Councils, and the current state of respective local markets.  In addition, the meeting focused on refining the language of a guidance document for specialty contractors regarding retention, which will be further discussed at the AGC
February 27, 2009
More than 320 attendees participated in the AGC Building Contractors Conference and AGC BIMForum Meeting held in January in La Quinta, CA.


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