AGC of Washington honors Sen. Guy Palumbo

Senator Guy Palumbo (D-1) was honored as a “Champion of Construction” by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington on October 12. AGC recognized Palumbo for his work to sponsor and secure passage of legislation to promote workforce training and apprenticeship programs.
Posted on: 10/17/2017

Apply now for AGC/WSDOT Excellence in Contract Administration awards

The awards, presented annually at the AGC/WSDOT annual meeting, recognize and encourage extraordinary achievements by the contractor/WSDOT partnership responsible for delivering transportation projects in a timely, professional and responsive manner while also considering the needs of others who are affected by the project.
Posted on: 07/31/2017

Court of Appeals to review King County’s attempted end-around venue statute

In April, AGC’s Legal Affairs Committee supported a contractor-member’s efforts before the Washington Court of Appeals. The Legal Affairs Committee joined the contractor in asking the appellate court to consider the contractor’s request to have its lawsuit against King County decided in a Snohomish County court.
Posted on: 06/06/2017

AGC’s career awareness legislation signed into law

In a victory for AGC, career awareness legislation spearheaded by the association was signed into law by Gov. Inslee last week.
Posted on: 05/08/2017

AGC of America pushes Perkins Act reauthorization

Legislation reauthorizing and updating the Perkins Act was introduced in Congress recently.
Posted on: 05/08/2017

Contact Congress to repeal burdensome prior approval requirement

AGC of America urges members to contact their Congressional representatives and ask them to support bill HR 2101 to repeal the discriminatory Prior Approval requirement that creates unnecessary confusion for AGC member companies.
Posted on: 05/08/2017

Sen. Mark Schoesler named Legislator of the Year

AGC of Washington's 2016 Legislator of the Year, Senator Mark Schoesler, is a true leader in Olympia who solves problems and gets things done.
Posted on: 01/31/2017

Conference looks at Seattle's construction history

Call for presentations due by Jan. 15, 2017
Posted on: 01/03/2017

AGC welcomes new Seattle District manager

As you may know, long-time Seattle District Manager Jerry Dinndorf is retiring at the end of the year. Now, after a lengthy search, AGC is very pleased to welcome Sonja Forster to our staff as the new Seattle District manager.
Posted on: 11/01/2016

Drug testing rules, pension reform among issues AGCWA leaders discuss with Congress

AGC of Washington leadership traveled to Washington, DC last week to encourage Congress to overturn onerous new regulations and to pass important education and jobs bills.
Posted on: 10/03/2016

AGC’s new Environment Committee tackles proposed soils-handling regulations

AGC formed a new Environment Committee to address proposed regulations and legislation regarding environmental issues.
Posted on: 09/02/2016

AGC’s Dave Kearby challenges for 15th District House seat

AGC’s own Dave Kearby is running for the State Legislature! Kearby announced his candidacy for State Representative from the 15th District last week.
Posted on: 05/23/2016

Interested in serving on CPARB’s Project Review Committee?

The Capital Projects Advisory Review Board (CPARB) is seeking letters of interest from individuals knowledgeable in the use of alternative public works contracting procedures to serve three-year terms on its Project Review Committee (PRC).
Posted on: 04/11/2016

Grand opening for WSDOT's new SR-520 floating bridge

AGC of Washington is a proud sponsor of WSDOT's grand-opening "Go Long" celebration for the new SR-520 floating bridge.
Posted on: 03/28/2016

Ram, Lakeside, Atkinson and PCL win WSDOT awards

Nearly 150 people attended the AGC/WSDOT annual meeting on Jan. 7. Attendees heard valuable information about upcoming WSDOT and Sound Transit projects, the workings of the various AGC/WSDOT committees, WSDOT’s project delivery method selection guidance, and the challenges of IMCO’s I-90 and Atkinson’s Puyallup River bridge projects. Also, awards were announced for the Partnership for Excellence in Contract Administration Awards.
Posted on: 01/19/2016

AGC of Washington endorses Bill Bryant for Governor

AGC of Washington has endorsed Bill Bryant for Governor in 2016. AGC’s Board of Trustees voted to endorse Bryant during its Nov. 9 meeting.
Posted on: 11/13/2015

Volunteers needed for AGC of America’s Environmental Steering Committee

Each year AGC of America seeks nominations for qualified and motivated individuals from the AGC Environmental Forum to serve on the steering committee for the forum. Would you like to play a leadership role in AGC of America’s environmental advocacy, education and outreach efforts?
Posted on: 11/03/2015

October Retro Think-Tank meeting schedule announced

Mark your calendar and don’t miss your upcoming October EMR Think Tank meeting! You can leave the meetings with your 2016 proposed EMR and valuable information that will save you time and money by lowering your L&I rates and maximizing your premium refund.
Posted on: 09/28/2015

2015 Construction Adventure Camp wows kids once again

The AGC Education Foundation recently completed its 2015 Construction Adventure Camp with students getting plenty of hands-on science technology engineering and math experience. Photo: Students from the Seattle Nativity School enjoy hands-on construction experience as they build their toolchests...
Posted on: 08/07/2015

Robert Scalzo passes at 92

Robert Joseph Bob Scalzo born May 20 1923 passed away on June 14 2015 after a brief illness. Bob was predeceased in 2005 by his beloved wife of 57 years Mary Celeste Alfieri Scalzo. He is survived by his loving partner Josephine Jody Root nine children: Kathy (Colin Leech-Porter) Celeste Mulroone...
Posted on: 07/14/2015

William "Bill" Dickson passes at 96

Bill was a constant presence in the Puget Sound and Washington State construction industry since the founding of the William Dickson Company in 1940 serving actively as company president from 1971 until his passing in his 96th year.
Posted on: 06/15/2015

AGC of America introduces new officers to lead industry

March 25 2015 -- The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today announced the new officers who have been selected to lead the nation’s largest construction trade association. In photo left to right Chuck Greco chairman of Houston Texas-based Linbeck Group will serve as president; Mar...
Posted on: 03/30/2015

Glyn Slattery named 2015 AGC Contractor of the Year

Other 2015 honorees include Ian McFarland of University Mechanical Contractors Bryan Kelley of Oles Morrison Rinker Baker LLP and Lee Kilcup of GLY Construction. Glyn Slattery of Lydig Construction was presented with AGC of Washingtons 2015 Contractor of the Year award at Jan. 23s Annual Convent...
Posted on: 02/02/2015

AGC's BUILD PAC honors Senator Ann Rivers with 2015 Legislator of the Year award

Senator Ann Rivers was presented with AGCs BUILD PAC 2015 Legislator of the Year award at AGC of Washington’s 2015 Annual Convention on Jan. 23 at the Seattle Four Seasons Hotel. Sen. Rivers is a rising star within the Washington State senate. After a term in the House she won the 18th District...
Posted on: 02/02/2015

Smith, Munro to lead AGC of Washington in 2015

AGC of Washington elected a new group of association officers at its 2015 annual convention held Jan. 23 at Seattle’s Four Seasons Hotel. The association welcomed Gary Smith Lease Crutcher Lewis as president; Nancy Munro MidMountain Contractors as first vice president; Jake Jacobson Osborne Co...
Posted on: 02/02/2015