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  • November 03, 2017 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This past month, ConsensusDocs published two new agreements in an effort to keep subscribers ahead of the curve.

    With the release of ConsensusDocs 230, we now offer a standard prime agreement for construction owners and constructors that provides a best practice industry standard contract with integrated general conditions where the payment is based upon the cost of the work and includes a guaranteed maximum price (GMP). Unlike the ConsensusDocs 500 CM At-Risk agreement that contemplates preconstruction services and a GMP amendment once the design is sufficiently complete, this agreement, ConsensusDocs 230, contemplates a GMP upon contract signing.

    The ConsensusDocs 910 Standard Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Agreement is the first agreement that ConsensusDocs has published that focuses on construction work services that take place after final completion. The agreement provides an off-the-shelf contractual solution for an Owner seeking to procure standalone O&M services. A unique feature of this agreement is that it allows for a flexible one-to-five-year agreement period for which bonds may be provided to meet the challenges of a project with an extended period of performance.

    Learn more here.

  • November 03, 2017 10:40 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don't Miss Out! Jan. 10-12, 2018

    The 2018 Winter Safety & Health Conference will take place Jan. 10-12, 2018 at the Hilton in Long Beach, California. Join more than 250 industry professionals and participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both a national and local level; assist in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products; and hear the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts. Full details on the Conference and links to registration and the hotel room block can be found here. For more information, please contact Kevin Cannon at (703) 837-5410 or or Nazia Shah at (703) 837-5409 or

  • November 03, 2017 10:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Willis Towers Watson-AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) is the industry's elite safety excellence awards program for contractors of all types and sizes. It is unique because applicants are not only judged based on their submitted applications, but also make five minute presentations to a panel of five judges who then ask questions of the finalists. CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and risk control programs and showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management system.

    So, don't miss the opportunity to get recognized for your best-in-class safety program! For more information on the Willis-AGC CSEA program and to begin your application, please visit The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, December 15, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Kevin Cannon at (703) 837-5410 or

  • November 03, 2017 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Association Head Invited into Honorary Society Based on AGC's Work Advancing the Sector


    AGC of America chief executive officer Stephen Sandherr was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Construction on October 26th.  Sandherr was invitation to join the select group as a recognition for the many steps the association has taken to advance the interests of the construction industry. The National Academy of Construction's mission is to identify and elect leaders from business, government, academia and connected professions who have made significant contributions to the construction industry, to recognize and honor them and for the members as a whole to provide a unique perspective and services to issues of critical importance.

  • October 10, 2017 10:07 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The AGC Build America awards honor the country's most groundbreaking projects and the AGC members responsible for leading America's most outstanding construction projects. Here is a how the awards affected one winning firm and helped boost the morale of everyone involved, watch video here.

    With a better understanding of what makes a remarkable project a winning project we encourage you to consider submitting for an AGC Build America Award. For more information about the AGC Build America Awards, please visit

  • September 22, 2017 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Tuesday, September 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum to OSHA Regional Administrators announcing how the Agency will handle enforcement of the new silica standard for the construction industry, which takes effect on September 23, 2017.

    The memorandum states that during the first 30 days of enforcement OSHA will not issue citations to contractors who are putting forth good faith efforts in their attempt to comply with the requirements of the new standard. For those contractors attempting to comply, OSHA will offer compliance assistance and outreach with a focus on full and proper implementation of the controls listed in Table 1.  However, if during an inspection it appears that a contractor is not making any effort to comply with the requirements of the silica standard, OSHA’s inspection will include air monitoring for exposures and the contractors may also be considered for citations.  During this time period, any proposed citations are required to be reviewed by the National Office.

    The memorandum also notes that OSHA has developed interim inspection and citation guidance for its compliance officers prior to the termination of the memorandum and that a compliance directive will be issued at a later date.  AGC encourages contractors who have operations in State Plans and are covered by the silica standard, to contact their Administrators to find out if the September 20 memorandum will be acknowledged.

    For more information, please contact Kevin Cannon at (703) 837-5410 or

  • July 26, 2017 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Following Three-Month Lull as Industry Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level in Series History

    Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in June to the highest level since October 2008, signaling a new burst of hiring after three months of pause, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged federal, state and local lawmakers to enact measures to make it easier for school officials, local associations and construction firms to set up construction training programs. Read More

  • July 26, 2017 10:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From the Ground Up: Setting Up Your Marketing Department

    The Business Development Best Practices are an ongoing effort by the AGC Business Development Forum Steering Committee to bring more BD resources and best practices to the AGC membership. Written and developed by industry experts in Business Development, these best practices cover a wide range of topics, from relationship building and sales to marketing and proposals. Read More

  • July 26, 2017 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 6-8, 2017 | Dallas, TX

    AGC BuildCon 2017, AGC's Building Contractors Conference, provides vertical construction professionals the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight from industry leaders, owners, and contractor peers on improving your organization's strategies, project delivery approaches, and business development practices. Read More

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