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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 starkm@agc.org or (703) 837-5365 and Cassia at griffinc@agc.org or (703) 837-5408.
March 4, 2009
AGC recently launched a new Web site, www.agc.org/stimulusatwork, 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  (www.constructionguidelines.org).  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.
February 27, 2009
AGC 90th Annual Convention - March 4-7, 2009 Join us next week in San Diego for the AGC 90th Annual Convention and Constructor Expo, an experience you can't afford to miss!  Our efforts to build a better construction industry will take center stage when we discuss the challenges and opportunities of the current economy, share the latest innovations in green construction, learn of the new possibilities for using Building Information Modeling (BIM) on construction projects, and more.  Exciting sessions for specialty contractors have been scheduled for the Convention.
February 26, 2009
In December 2008, the AGC of America Specialty Contractors Council (SCC) reached out to AGC specialty contractors for participation in a questionnaire aimed to capture respondent experiences with retainage.  Responses from almost every state poured in, and data from the 1,035 survey responses will help craft the guidance document regarding retainage that the SCC will be working on at the upcoming AGC 90th Annual Convention in San Diego, CA.

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