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The Key to More Efficient Construction Projects is Collaborative Contracts

AGC recently participated in a Construction in America campaign where we united with likeminded industry leaders to advocate for how modern technology, people and equipment are helping our construction professionals manage risk and build quality projects safely, on time and within budget. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on Dec. 19, 2017 and is published online here.

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New Cybersecurity Requirements for Defense Contractors Begin Dec. 31

Defense contractors will now need to implement security control requirements and ensure sensitive federal information remains confidential when stored in any nonfederal electronic system beginning December 31, 2017.  Earlier this year AGC hosted a webinar giving an overview of the new cybersecurity requirements to AGC members. The purpose of the new requirements is to ensure that unclassified […]

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EPA Deregulatory Actions to Outweigh Impact of New Rules in 2018

On Dec. 14, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and Regulatory Plan as part of the government-wide Unified Agenda—setting the path for the agency over the next year. Of particular interest to contractors, the Regulatory Agenda includes the repeal and replacement of the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule (see […]

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AGC Achieves Construction Victories in Tax Reform

Legislation Heads to President’s Desk for Signature Earlier this week, both houses of Congress passed the Republican tax reform bill, H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  For a full accounting of the tax reform bill and its impact on provisions important to the construction industry, please consult this comparison chart.  During the conference negotiations between the […]

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House Passes AGC-Supported Emergency Disaster Relief

On Dec. 21, the House of Representatives voted 251-169 for AGC-supported legislation – the Emergency Disaster Aid Package – which provides $81.2 billion in emergency funding for Hurricane and wildfire relief in Texas, Florida, California, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It remains uncertain whether or not the Senate will vote on its version of the bill; […]

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Last Call: Construction Safety Excellence Awards Applications

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. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, December 15, 2017. So, make sure your construction company doesn’t miss the opportunity to get recognized for its best-in-class safety program! For more information on the Willis-AGC CSEA […]

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FHWA Administrator Nominee Withdraws

This week, President Trump’s nominee for Federal Highway Administrator, Paul Trombino, asked that his name be withdrawn from consideration. Mr. Trombino, the former director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, instead decided to remain in Iowa to take care of his ailing father, whose condition has recently deteriorated. AGC supported the nomination and called for his swift […]

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AGC Joins Effort Calling for “Cadillac” Tax Relief

This week, AGC joined industry allies in urging Congress to repeal the Cadillac tax in any end-of-year package.The “Cadillac Tax” originated in the Affordable Care Act and is a 40 percent excise tax on employer-sponsored health coverage whose benefits exceed specific thresholds. In 2015, the tax was delayed for two years, from 2018 to 2020. Employers are […]