The newly released second edition of Federal Government Construction Contracts is AGC's primary guide for contractors competing for and performing such contracts. Given the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the adoption of new and challenging project delivery systems, and the numerous regulatory changes affecting contractors, their obligations and risks, a Second Edition was warranted. To make this new book as useful as possible, Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP and AGC contacted numerous contractors of all sizes and sought their advice and recommendations as an Advisory Council on the organization of the book and its content. We believe that the input of this Advisory Council was a key step in the development of this new edition. Consequently, this edition contains new and revised materials and includes a specific chapter on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, as well as numerous checklists, tables, sample federal government specifications on Building Information Modeling, and guides. It is truly intended to be a comprehensive guide for the industry professional on federal government construction contracting.