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Last Chance to register for AGC’s FedCon

Join AGC for face-to-face interaction with the leaders of federal construction agencies to talk about new projects hitting the street, the latest regulatory initiatives and more.

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Building Amid Uncertainty: How Risk Management Became Everyone’s Job

2022 AGC/FMI risk survey and report goes into what contractors are thinking about when it comes to managing today’s biggest risks: workforce, supply chain and more.

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HUD Issues RFI on New Buy America Requirements

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking feedback on how expanded Buy America requirements to construction materials would impact HUD financed projects.

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Administration’s Plan to Impose PLAs will Harm Federal Construction

A new AGC survey found, among other things, that 73% of federal contractors would not bid on a federal construction contract that includes a government-mandated project labor agreement.

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EPA Proposes Waiver of New Buy America Requirements

AGC backs the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed waiver of new Buy America requirements for WIFIA-funded projects that have initiated project design planning on water and wastewater projects prior to May 14.

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White House Presses Forward on Expanded Buy America Requirements

While the White House Office of Management and Budget continues to rush implementation of new domestic manufacturing requirements for construction materials—aluminum, copper, lumber, glass, fiber optic cables, plastics and more—on direct federal and federally assisted construction contracts, AGC calls for a thoughtful study of existing supply chains, opportunity for public comment on draft standards and sufficient time for education of federal, state and local officials who will be charged with enforcement.

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U.S. DOT Delays New Buy America Requirements for Construction Materials

The U.S. DOT has officially delayed expanded Buy America requirements to construction materials, but confusion remains as the Administration pushes to implement requirements without fully establishing the rules first.

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AGC Weighs in on DOL Davis-Bacon Proposed Update

AGC questions: (1) how the proposal’s use of less data to determine prevailing wage rates improves the wage rate determination process; and (2) the legality of the proposal’s expansion of “site of work” provisions that would include more off-the-jobsite workers under Davis-Bacon requirements.

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Additional 2022 H-2B Visas Available with New Union Notification Requirement

The announcement includes a provision requiring construction employers, among others, to provide written notification of the job opportunity to the nearest AFL-CIO office and requesting assistance in recruiting qualified U.S. workers for the job opportunity.

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PRO-Act Provisions in Competitiveness Bill Challenging China

While the PRO Act may be stalled in the Senate, new labor mandate provisions from the PRO Act are under consideration for inclusion in America economic competitiveness legislation. 

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