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Most Contractors Report Significant Flaws With The Nation’s 811 Utility Location System, Citing Inaccurate Locates And Slow Response Times

There are significant flaws with the current 811 utility location system according to a new survey of construction firms that perform any kind of underground excavation released by the Associated General Contractors of America today. Most contractors say that calling 811 often leads to inaccurate line marking and that utility firms are often very slow in coming out to even do locate and mark their underground lines.

Passage Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Will Provide A Needed Boost To Construction Industry While Making The Economy More Efficient

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Bipartisan Infrastructure measure:

Sixty Percent Of Firms Working On Highway Upgrades Experienced Cars Crashing Into Their Work Zone During The Past Year, New Data Finds

Annual Survey by HCSS and Associated General Contractors of America Finds Drivers and Passengers are at Greater Risk of Injury and Death in Work Zone Crashes As Officials Urge Drivers to Be Careful this Summer

Quick Action Needed on Agreement Between President Trump and Top Democrats to Pass a $2 Trillion Package

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the agreement between President Trump, Speaker Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer to Pass a $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package:

Lawmakers Should Act On President's Call to Enact Major New Investments to Rebuild Aging and Over-Burdened Infrastructure

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union call for new infrastructure investments:

Construction Spending Dips in October but Maintains Year-Over-Year Gains; Association Urges Action on Infrastructure Investment as Spending Stalls

Construction spending inched lower in October from September levels but increased from the October 2017 total, according to an analysis of new Census data by the Associated General Contractors of America. However, investment in public infrastructure posted declines from recent peaks, and association officials urged the White House and Congress to act promptly on comprehensive infrastructure legislation.

Construction Spending Decreases from May to June as Public Investment in Infrastructure and Education Tumble; Private Outlay Growth Slows

Construction spending in June declined from May but increased from a year ago as public investment shrank for nearly every type of structure, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that the significant declines in public-sector construction spending come at a time when much of the nation’s public infrastructure is deteriorating due to age or overuse.

Construction Employment Falls or Stagnates in One-Third of Nation's Metro Areas Between October 2015 & 2016 as Public Investments Decline

Construction employment declined or was stagnant in one-third of metro areas between October 2015 and October 2016 amid diminishing public-sector investments in infrastructure and other civil works, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said a new infrastructure proposal being crafted by the incoming Trump administration could, if structured properly, help add more construction jobs in many metro areas.