AGC Association News

Constructor Marketplace: Search for contractor services and construction supplies in one place

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2017

Need a vendor? Reach thousands of suppliers and service providers in one place: AGC's official purchasing directory, Constructor Marketplace. This site places you in contact with vendors from more than 50 categories -- everything from acoustical and drywall to windows -- quickly, so you can get the materials or the help you need to get the job done right. Use Constructor Marketplace's free Request for Proposal (RFP) Automator to request custom project bids from multiple Marketplace vendors with just a few clicks. Advertising is available: Place your products or services in front of thousands of contractors per month, one-third of whom are repeat visitors. For more information about advertising, email Jamie Williams at To add your basic listing or update a listing, email Tracy Venzen at This Buyers' Guide is not the AGC Online Member Directory. To access the AGC Member Directory, please visit

Get social: Follow AGC today and join the conversation

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2017

Follow AGC on Facebook and Twitter and be the first to know about important news related to construction and AGC. Follow us on both and add to the discussion by visiting Facebook and Twitter. You can also connect with us on LinkedIn and see what we're up to on YouTube and Instagram.

AGC Charities, local volunteer young construction professionals to help renovate two charity facilities

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2017

Your contributions will help make these projects a success

AGC Charities Inc. is teaming up with the Nevada Contractors Association's Young Constructors Forum for its 2017 Autodesk Operation Opening Doors Project. Young construction professionals will renovate a facility for the homeless and clubhouse for a local youth support program. The charitable group is partnering with the Young Constructors Forum of the Nevada AGC to help two local Las Vegas charities. The first, CARE, is dedicated to helping transition people out of homelessness by providing a host of job placement services, and the second, Gentlemen by Choice, is a local not-for-profit that is dedicated to teaching key life skills for young men, especially young men of color. Please contribute to AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors to help make these two projects a success. Read more.

For more information contact Brian Turmail at or 703-459-0238.

The latest news for your business

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2017

AGC News, the single source for news and updates relevant to the construction industry, has legislative information, environmental regulations, association education resources, construction economic data, and more, all available in a single spot. Bookmark, and check often for the latest updates.

Share your expertise at AGC's 2017 Construction Environmental Conference

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 22, 2017

Share your expertise at AGC's 2017 Construction Environmental Conference on Sept. 13-14 in Crystal City, Va. AGC is seeking proposals from qualified speakers to present on the most critical environmental issues impacting the business of construction. Proposals are due March 31. Learn more.

Get to know ConsensusDocs -- NEW video

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 22, 2017

Keeping you ahead of the curve

In just a few minutes, this animated, whiteboard video describes how ConsensusDocs can help you and your business.

ConsensusDocs are the only standard contracts written by 40 leading design and construction industry associations. Through fair risk allocation, incorporation of best practices, and contracts designed to keep you ahead of the curve, ConsensusDocs provides you with a better way to build. Check out the new ConsensusDocs video!

AGC's Data DIGest

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

Data DIGest is your source for the latest economic news relevant to the construction industry with commentary and analysis from AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson. It brings you actionable information to stay ahead of the curve on issues such as materials, prices, construction employment, and state-by-state construction trends. Subscribe here.

FedEx Advantage® Program

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2017

AGC members receive discounts of up to 29% on select FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® shipping services, up to 70% on FedEx Freight® shipping services. There are no costs and no minimum shipping, copy or print requirements to take advantage of this great member benefit. Learn more.

ConsensusDocs updates industry best practice standard contracts

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 20, 2017

The ConsensusDocs Coalition recently published comprehensive revisions to its most used prime and subcontract agreements. The new contracts address industry changes impacting insurance, legal, and technology. ConsensusDocs is an unprecedented coalition of 40 leading design and construction industry associations. Learn more.

AGC Members get big incentives on Ford Commercial Fleet Vehicles

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2017

As a qualified Association Member with an active Ford Commercial Fleet Identification Number, AGC Members have the opportunity to receive significant discounts on new Ford fleet vehicle purchases. Combined with Ford’s National Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (56M), qualifying AGC Members can save as much as $2,000+ off select vehicles. Learn more and save on your fleet purchase.

Save on fuel -- AGC BP discount programs

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2017

AGC members can save up to 6 cents on every gallon. With special tiered rebates on purchases at BP and a 1.5-cent rebate on all gasoline and diesel purchases at other brands, you'll save with every fill up. Last year, AGC members saved $1.1 million on over 25 million gallons of fuel. Don't miss out -- learn more and join in on the savings.

Construction firms getting squeezed by increasing materials and labor costs and slower increases in what they charge to build projects

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

The cost of materials used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that potential restrictions on the use of imported construction materials threaten to drive up the price of infrastructure, buildings and new homes and apartments. "Steep price hikes have hit a wide range of key materials used in construction in the past few months, and contractors have received numerous letters from vendors announcing large additional increases in the next month or two," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "For the most part, contractors cannot pass these costs along on projects already underway, and the data show they are not yet able to price new buildings at a level that reflects their rising materials and labor costs." Read full news release here.

AGC members -- A private offer from GM

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 15, 2017

When it comes time to buy a new vehicle, your AGC membership pays. We know how hard you work, so we're going to help you lighten your load. AGC members save up to $1,000 off the purchase or lease of most new GM vehicles. Learn more.

Your AGC membership pays

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 14, 2017

AGC members are eligible to participate in more than 20 discount programs specially designed to meet the needs of contractors. Whether you are looking to purchase a new vehicle for your fleet or for ways to cut costs on fuel and shipping, AGC programs can save you money. Enroll and maximize the value of your membership. Learn more at

AGC members -- A special offer on Chrysler®, Jeep®, Dodge® and Ram® vehicles

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 14, 2017

AGC members receive $500 off the lowest negotiated price on the purchase or lease of many of the most popular vehicles in the Chrysler lineup. Among the Chrysler®, Jeep®, Dodge® and Ram® lineup and the FIAT® 500L, there's something for everyone. AGC members are also eligible to choose from one of four On The Job program benefits, including commercial upfit, graphic allowance, maintenance package and a Bosch toolkit. Learn more.

Construction State Law Matrix

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 13, 2017

The Construction State Law Matrix is the most comprehensive, definitive and concise publication available, covering all aspects of state laws that may affect your public or private construction project. This essential resource, for use before completing any construction contract in the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, ensures compliance and enforceability under state law. To find out more about the State Law Matrix or to review a free sample, go to

Construction employment in Jan. reaches highest level since 2008; contractors raise pay faster than other sectors to fill openings

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 06, 2017

Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since November 2008 as employers increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association urged public officials to strengthen training and education programs to prepare more workers for careers in the high-paying construction field. "This report aligns with what contractors have been telling the association -- that the construction industry is still eager to add workers," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "The employment gains would be even larger if there were enough workers with the right skills available to hire." Read the full press release.

Construction employment declines in 110 of 358 metro areas as businesses urge President Trump to deliver on infrastructure promise

AGC SmartBrief | Feb 02, 2017

Construction employment declined in 110 out of 358 metro areas between December 2015 and December 2016, was stagnant in another 65 and increased in 183, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that the disappointing new jobs data coincides with data showing a drop in most infrastructure spending in 2016 and comes out as a broad coalition of business, labor and transportation interests from across the country urged President Donald Trump to deliver on his promise to rebuild the country's aging infrastructure. "There are two main reasons so few areas added construction jobs last year -- they couldn't find enough new workers to hire or they couldn't find enough work to require new hiring," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "In some markets, the solution is more workforce development measures, while other markets need new demand for construction before firms will begin adding jobs. In particular, spending on critical transportation, sewage and water infrastructure declined last year." Read the full news release.

New ConstructorCast episode: Construction Policy and the New Congress

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 30, 2017

Listen to the latest ConstructorCast for an in-depth examination of AGC's legislative priorities for the 115th Congress. For this episode, we sit down with Jeff Shoaf, AGC's director of government affairs, for a rundown on everything the construction industry should know about this Congress, and everything Congress and the Trump administration should know about the industry. Stream or download the full episode.

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