AGC

Located in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. Operating in partnership with its nationwide network of Chapters, AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest.

Contact:

Associated General Contractors of America
2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone:(703) 548-3118 - Local
      (800) 242-1767 - Publications

Fax: (703) 548-3119

   http://www.agc.org/

    House Subcommittee Moves Transportation Funding Bill

    This week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) passed their fiscal year 2016 funding bill. The bill includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies

    AGC Looks at Developments in Green Community Programs: Day Five of Earth Week

    AGC has celebrated Earth Day (officially April 22) all week long by releasing an article a day exploring how the construction industry contributes to building a green future.  You can help us get the word out by linking to these articles via social media during “Earth Week.”  AGC has explored green buildings, roads, infrastructure, and homes; this final article in the series brings all of these components together and looks at green communities

    AGC Looks at Developments in Residential Green Programs: Day Four of Earth Week

    AGC is celebrating Earth Day (officially April 22) all week long by releasing an article a day exploring how the construction industry contributes to building a green future.  You can help us get the word out by linking to these articles via social media during “Earth Week.”  Today’s article (the fourth in AGC’s five-day series) features some of the available green programs in the multifamily and single family homes markets

    AGC Looks at Developments in Green Infrastructure Programs: Day Three of Earth Week

    Today is Earth Day, April 22, and AGC is celebrating all week long by releasing an article a day exploring how the construction industry contributes to building a green future.  You can help us get the word out by linking to these articles via social media during “Earth Week.”  Today’s article (the third in AGC’s five-day series) explores developments in green infrastructure

    Building Trades President McGarvey Shares Views and Priorities at AGC Convention

    North America’s Building Trade Unions (the Building Trades) “will work with whoever will work with us,” said its president Sean McGarvey during a session at AGC of America’s Annual Convention on March 19 in San Juan, PR. “We’re not about political parties. We’re about [construction workers]…Both parties have changed, and we have no permanent friends and no permanent enemies. That’s our approach,” he said

    AGC Meets with OMB on Interaction of Water Rules

    AGC and its industry partners from the Waters Advocacy Coalition met with the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) to discuss the federal water quality standards (WQS) regulation proposed by EPA and its interaction with the proposed change in the definition of “Waters of the United States.” Both proposed rules attempt very significant changes to large portions of the Clean Water Act, and AGC and its industry partners do not believe that the agencies are evaluating the true economic costs of either rule, nor are the costs of the changes in either rule being adequately taken into account by the other rule

    CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 39,000 JOBS IN JANUARY, BRINGING EMPLOYMENT TO HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2009 AS SECTOR’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 9.8 PERCENT

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 6, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total since February 2009, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the job gains come as most construction firms report plans to expand headcount this year, but worry about growing shortages of qualified workers.

    CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 257 OUT OF 339 METRO AREAS BETWEEN DECEMBER 2013 & 2014 AS INDUSTRY PREDICTS IT WILL EXPAND HEADCOUNT IN 2015

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Construction employment expanded in 257 metro areas, declined in 43 and was stagnant in 39 between December 2013 and December 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the construction industry should continue to expand in 2015

    CONSTRUCTION SPENDING ENDS 2014 AT HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE 2008 AS PUBLIC OUTLAYS TURN POSITIVE, ADDING TO STRENGTH IN PRIVATE SEGMENTS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Construction spending rose in December to a six-year high of $982 billion as public construction for the year increased for the first time since 2009, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said President Obama’s budget proposal and his suggested infrastructure funding program should help construction spending continue to grow by accelerating debate about the best way to fund repairs to the nation’s aging roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure.

    NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE PROPOSAL BY CONGRESSMAN JOHN DELANEY SHOULD SPUR VIGOROUS DEBATE OVER HOW TO USE TAX REFORM TO FIX INFRASTRUCTURE

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in response to the release of the Infrastructure 2.0 Act by Maryland Congressman John Delaney

    CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASED IN 40 STATES AND D.C. DURING THE PAST YEAR, 38 STATES AND D.C. ADD JOBS BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 28, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Texas and North Dakota Have Largest 12-Month Gains, West Virginia and Arizona Have Biggest Annual Declines; New York and Montana Top Monthly Rankings, California and Vermont Shed Most Jobs in December

    ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE WEBSITE FOR CONSTRUCTION TO GET MAJOR UPGRADE THANKS TO NEW PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Construction contractors will have an easier time learning how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines thanks to a new partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the private sector. The partnership between the Associated General Contractors of America, EPA and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) will allow for a significant upgrade to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance website, or CICA Center for short, association officials noted.

    EIGHTY PERCENT OF CONSTRUCTION FIRMS PLAN TO EXPAND HEADCOUNT IN 2015 AS CONTRACTORS FORESEE GROWING DEMAND IN MOST MARKET SECTORS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Firms in Virginia Lead Other States in Hiring Optimism; Most Firms Expect Growth this Year, But Are Coping With Worker Shortages, Rising Health Care Costs and New Regulatory Burdens, New Outlook Finds

    NEW BUILD AMERICA INVESTMENTS INITIATIVES WILL BOOST ECONOMY, HELP REBUILD AGING INFRASTRUCTURE, CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL SAYS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement of new Build America Investment Initiatives By President Obama

    FOX BUSINESS NEWS’ MONEY WITH MELISSA FRANCIS GETS ITS GAS TAX SCOOP WRONG: MUSEUMS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 20, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Fox Business News’ Money with Melissa Francis erroneously reported that federal gas taxes can be used to finance the construction of museums and other non-transportation projects, officials with the Associated General Contractors noted in a letter sent to the show?s host today. Association officials added that the error is significant because it incorrectly leaves viewers with the impression that some portion of the federal gas taxes they pay are being wasted on projects that do nothing to improve the safety and reliability of their commutes, when in fact the opposite is true

    CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 48,000 JOBS IN DECEMBER AS SECTOR’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPS TO 8.3 PERCENT, EMPLOYMENT HITS FIVE-YEAR HIGH

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 13, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Construction employers added 48,000 jobs in December and 290,000 for the year, the largest annual increase since 2005, as the sector’s unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said many firms are expanding payrolls to keep pace with growing construction demand, but are having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill key positions

    CONSTRUCTION SPENDING DROPS IN NOVEMBER AS MONTHLY PUBLIC-SECTOR AND PRIVATE NONRESIDENTIAL DECLINES OFFSET PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL UPTICK

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 06, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) – Construction spending edged down in November but outlays for the year remained on track for a modest increase over 2013 totals, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new spending figures come as the group’s members prepare a new push for action on a series of federal infrastructure programs, including funding for highway and transit upgrades and to maintain clean water systems across the country

    CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 224 OUT OF 339 METRO AREAS BETWEEN NOVEMBER 2013 & 2014 AS DEMAND REBOUNDS AND LABOR SHORTAGES WORRY FIRMS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 25, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Construction employment expanded in 224 metro areas, declined in 64 and was stagnant in 51 between November 2013 and November 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said contractors in many parts of the country were benefitting from growing demand, yet labor shortages threaten to undermine the sector’s recovery

    EPA DECISION PRESERVES ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIAL RECYCLING PROGRAMS: USING FLY ASH IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 22, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to set performance standards for the safe disposal of coal combustion waste, including fly ash:

    CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASED IN 38 STATES AND D.C. DURING THE PAST YEAR, 26 STATES AND D.C. ADD JOBS BETWEEN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Construction firms added jobs in 38 states and the District of Columbia between November 2013 and November 2014 while construction employment increased in 26 states and D.C. between October and November, according to an analysis today of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the list of states gaining jobs has varied significantly from month to month as the market remains extremely variable

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