It is widely accepted that Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) provide multiple benefits to the construction of vertical structures. These technologies also lend themselves to provide multiple benefits to the construction of horizontal and underground projects as well. The AGC Edge virtual live offering of the BIM Education Program starting September 20th, will also delve into the arenas of Civil Information Modeling (CIM) and 3D Engineered Models for Construction.

The deadlines to apply for a Construction Risk Partners Build America Award, Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Award and AGC in the Community Award are quickly approaching, but it’s not too late! These awards honor AGC members who build the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions. If that sounds like you, we encourage you to apply online for some much-deserved recognition for your outstanding projects. Apply by Wednesday, October 25 for full consideration! Learn more about the 2024 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award, Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering & Collaboration Award and the AGC in the Community Award.

AGC’s volunteers are valued members who work to address industry issues, exchange ideas, and lead change to advance the industry. You and your colleagues are invited to take the next step in your AGC journey and join the volunteer pool. Complete or update the volunteer tab in your member profile by October 1 to let us know what volunteer opportunities you are interested in. Beginning in 2024, there are both longer-term committee volunteer positions and shorter-term volunteer opportunities available. Make the time commitment that works for you.

93 Percent of Construction firms have reported that they are experiencing material shortages and/or allocations.

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act (IIJA) included the “Build America, Buy America Act” which applies a domestic preference to all taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects. The Office of Management and Budget released new guidance on these rules on April 18th, 2022. The new guidelines are meant to assist federal agencies in the application of “Buy America” requirements and the waiver processes for all federally funded infrastructure projects and not just those funded by the IIJA. The requirements are currently set to be in effect starting May 14th.

Most Contractors Report Significant Flaws with 811 Utility Location System

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.