AGC Association News

AGC members -- A private offer from GM

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 22, 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.

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

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 22, 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.

Your AGC membership pays

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 21, 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's Construction Project Manager Course

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

AGC's Construction Project Manager Course (PMC) provides you and your project managers the chance to hone the skills necessary to work more efficiently, increase productivity and propel your construction business to the next level. PMC participants experience an interactive program that explores the critical areas of project management that seasoned project managers tackle on a daily basis. Learn more and get the dates.

Construction State Law Matrix

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 20, 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

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

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 20, 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 | Mar 17, 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.

The latest news for your business

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 17, 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.

AGC's Data DIGest

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 16, 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 | Mar 16, 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 | Mar 15, 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 | Mar 15, 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 | Mar 14, 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.

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

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 08, 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.

Construction spending slips in Jan. as public investments in infrastructure "tumbled," while private construction demand continues to grow solidly

AGC SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2017

Construction spending slipped from December to January but increased modestly from a year ago, as private construction grew solidly but public infrastructure outlays tumbled, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the January data indicates the need for new public investments in infrastructure along the lines of the trillion-dollar proposal President Donald Trump outlined during his Congressional address on Tuesday.

"These numbers suggest that demand for residential and private nonresidential structures remain strong but all levels of government are struggling to fund needed projects," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "It appears that homebuilding, office and power construction will continue to grow through 2017, while manufacturing, highway and other transportation construction are likely to hold down overall growth."

Read the full news release.

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!

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