AGC Association News

AGC's Data DIGest

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 20, 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 | Jan 20, 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.

Save on fuel -- AGC BP discount programs

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 19, 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 Members get big incentives on Ford Commercial Fleet Vehicles

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 19, 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.

AGC members -- A private offer from GM

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 18, 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 | Jan 18, 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 | Jan 17, 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

Construction State Law Matrix

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 17, 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 | Jan 16, 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 | Jan 16, 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 | Jan 13, 2017

AGC News, the single source for news and updates relevant to the construction industry, was recently unveiled at AGC's coverage of legislation, environmental regulations, association education resources, construction economic data, and more is now available in a single spot. Bookmark and check often for the latest updates.

73% of construction firms plan to expand head count in 2017, as contractors expect strong demand from public and private sectors

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017

Seventy-three percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2017, as contractors expect private and public sector demand to grow in all market segments, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the general optimism outlined in Expecting a Post-Election Bump: The 2017 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, many firms report they remain worried about the availability of qualified workers and rising health and regulatory costs. "Contractors have relatively high expectations for 2017, as they predict the economy and demands for all types of construction will grow," said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association's chief executive officer. "As a result of this optimism, many firms expect to expand their head count next year." See full results and analysis.

Construction employment dips in December, but rising hourly earnings, contractor optimism suggest hiring pause is due to worker shortage

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 09, 2017

Construction employment slipped by 3,000 jobs in December, while average hourly earnings accelerated, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials noted that recent construction spending numbers and their own survey of members suggest demand for construction remains strong, suggesting that the lack of hiring may be due to a shortage of available workers. "This report presents mixed signals about the state of the construction industry," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "Although a dip in employment might normally be a sign of declining demand, in this case the industry is raising wages and taking other steps to attract and retain workers. Construction spending in November hit a 10-year high, with one-month and year-over-year increases in all major segments. Looking ahead, contractors say they expect more work in every category in 2017 than in 2016." Read the full news release.

Revised contracts lay the foundation for successful projects

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 06, 2017

Changes to the ConsensusDocs Coalition's contracts are a response to the industry's evolution and shift in best practices.

Contracts are the foundation of every project. While no contract can guarantee a successful project, a contract that is well-drafted is the first step to building a better project. Recently, the coalition published comprehensive revisions to many of its prime and subcontract agreements to address changes and best-practice industry developments, including design, construction, insurance, legal, technology and terminology. Read more.

AGC's Construction Project Manager Course

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 30, 2016

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.

AGC’s Data Digest

AGC SmartBrief | Dec 27, 2016

Data DIGest is your source for the latest economic news relevant to the construction industry with commentary and analysis from AGC’s 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.

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