AGC's Kevin Cannon Appointed Chairman of OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
The U.S. Secretary of Labor appointed AGC of America's Senior Director of Safety & Health, Kevin Cannon, as the new Chairman of the OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, citing his commitment and leadership abilities. Cannon has served as a member of the committee since 2011,...
Construction Spending Increases 1.0 Percent from January to February; Industry Adds Jobs in 232 out of 358 Metro Areas Since February 2018
From The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Construction spending increased by 1.0 percent from January to February, while construction employment increased compared to February 2018 levels in 275 out of 358 metro areas, according to an analysis of new government data today by the Associated General Contractors....
Proposal to Create New Temporary Worker Visa System for Construction and Other Industries will Boost Economy, cut Illegal Immigration
From the website of AGC.
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, urged Congress to act quickly on the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act that was introduced today by Pennsylvania Congressmen Lloyd Smucker. The measure would establish the only federal temporary visa program for...
Growth Through Lean Transformation
By Michael Mclin, Managing Director, Maxim Consulting Group, An Agc Of Colorado Building Chapter Member, Constructor Magazine.
Within the construction industry, contractors struggle with challenges – schedule compression, pricing pressure and manpower shortages. The answer lies in defining a new business model that addresses...
Ensuring Operational Safety When Utilizing Boom Lifts
This article is from AGC of America's Safety Matter written by Jim Arabia, Vice President of Marketing, Bigrentz
Because the wheeled base is heavy, boom lifts keep workers stable as it lifts them upwards. However, there are some safety risks."
Construction Employment Rises by 30,000 Jobs in October
Source: AGC of America
Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in October and by 330,000 jobs over the past year, topping 7.3 million for the first time since April 2008, while the industry’s average pay jumped and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated...
Average Industry Wage Exceeds $30 for First Time This September
By Dan Shaw, the associate editor at The Daily Reporter.
The construction industry added workers and increased pay in the past year at rates higher than the overall economy."
Construction Material Costs Increase 7.4 Percent, as Contractors Continue to be Squeezed by Tariffs and Rising Fuel Prices
The cost of many products used in construction climbed 7.4 percent over the past year due to double digit increases in commonly-used construction materials, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the cost increases come as many construction firms...
AGCA Tariffs Updates - September 2018
On Sept. 17, the Trump administration announced the implementation of a 10 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports to the U.S., including a wide range of construction materials and supplies (see attached spreadsheet for construction-related items, as there are a lot of them).
Scheduled to take effect on Sept. 24, the...