2010 Washington School Construction List

Click OSPI link for a list from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Website. The OSPI maintains a list of projects by county school district and school that are receiving state matching funds. The list is updated periodically and large medium and small projects are included....
Posted on 02/02/2010

Members Invited to Labor Negotiation Meetings

Mike Tucci of Tucci and Sons Chair of AGC Labor Committee has announced a series of meetings to discuss the upcoming 2010 Labor Negotiations with the five basic crafts. The purpose of the meetings is to update signatory contractors on strategies and schedules for negotiations and to provide an op...
Posted on 02/02/2010

The Five Things Construction Execs Must Know to Survive in 2010

AGC of America Webinar Feb. 25 11 a.m. What do you need to know to survive the current downturn turn things around and re-emerge whole and healthy for the future? Join hosts Rick Jefcoat and Wayne Rivers of CEO Performance Roundtable Program to find out about todays construction landmines - and h...
Posted on 02/02/2010

AGC Elects New Officers and Board Members

At its Jan. 22 annual meeting AGC of Washington elected its 2010 slate of officers and board members. The officers are: Tom ZamzowPresident Tom Zamzow is the Puget Sound Regional Manager for Granite Construction Company. Zamzow has 24 years of construction experience in Nevada California and Wa...
Posted on 01/26/2010

AGC Honors Bob Adams and Scott Fisher

Robert AdamsGuy F. Atkinson Construction LLC Scott FisherParker Smith & Feek AGC of Washington honored Bob Adams Vice President of Guy F. Atkinson Construction LLC as Contractor of the Year and Scott Fisher Principal with Parker Smith & Feek as Affiliate of the Year ...
Posted on 01/26/2010

AGC to Rep. Conway: The Industry is Burning, Quit Fiddling

Citing new data showing the depression-like unemployment conditions for the commercial construction industry AGC has called on Rep. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) Chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee to hold hearings on workers’ compensation reform. “Now is the time to consider all opport...
Posted on 01/26/2010

Nearly 90 Percent of Contractors Say Industry Will Not Recover in 2010

Nearly nine-in-ten contractors say there will be no recovery in 2010 as part of a new national construction hiring and business outlook forecast released by AGC of America. As a result fewer contractors plan to purchase construction equipment and after a year of near-record industry layoffs many ...
Posted on 01/26/2010

Members Invited to Labor Negotiation Meetings

Mike Tucci of Tucci and Sons Chair of the AGC of Washington Labor Committee has announced a series of meetings to discuss the upcoming 2010 Labor Negotiations with the five basic crafts. The purpose of the meetings is to update signatory contractors on strategies and schedules for negotiations an...
Posted on 01/26/2010

2010 Fort Lewis/NW Federal Construction Seminar in Tacoma

On Feb. 10 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the AGC office in Tacoma (942 Pacific Ave.) the Army Corps of Engineers will present upcoming construction opportunities at Fort Lewis and other federal facilities. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear from the new Corps of Engineers Seattle District Contracting Chi...
Posted on 01/26/2010

New FLF Steering Committee Members

AGC thanks the following FLF members for agreeing to serve on the 2010 Steering Committee: Brian Antonsen McKinstry Co.; Brad Hamilton Lydig Construction Inc.; Garrick Hughes GLY Construction; Tim Nierman Parker Smith & Feek; Katie Trimpe Turner Construction Co. These new members join returni...
Posted on 01/26/2010

Recruiting and Retaining in a Down Economy

Why would you need to recruit during a down economy when there are no positions available? Learn about how to treat candidates so they think of you during an up market in this HR Roundtable event. Char Kaufer director of human resources for the northwest business unit of Turner Construction Co. p...
Posted on 01/19/2010

AGC and OSHA Renew Safety Alliance

OSHA Regional Administrator Richard Terrill and AGC Executive Vice President David D’Hondt sign the alliance agreement at the Jan. 7 Safety Forum. AGC of Washington and OSHA renewed its alliance with OSHA with the signing of an agreement during the Jan. 7 AGC Safety Forum. “Safety directors don...
Posted on 01/19/2010

W.G. Clark Construction Celebrates 100th Anniversary

William George “Bill” Clark arrived in Seattle from Minnesota in 1906 and spent the next four years working for two firms. For Causey Lohsey Hastey & Dugan he worked as a timekeeper counting bricks laid on the Ravenna Trunk Sewer and as a foreman on a hydroelectric dam near Montesano. For Geo...
Posted on 01/19/2010

AGC Welcomes New Members

The following firms have been approved for membership by AGC’s Board of Trustees: Saunders Construction Services LLC (Building remodeling of old and new structures) Sealaska Constructors LLC (Construction and environmental services) Hilti (Tool and anchor manufacturer) Technology Services Company...
Posted on 01/19/2010

AGC Opposes False Claims Legislation

Once again AGC is opposing false claims legislation introduced by Sen. Adam Kline (D-37). AGC member Douglas Roach of Ahlers & Cressman testified against the measure at a Jan. 15 hearing. Among other things the bill states that a person who knowingly presents a false or fraudulent claim for ...
Posted on 01/19/2010

Note Important Changes to L&I Crane Enforcement Protocols

The Department of Labor & Industries Division of Safety & Health (DOSH) has modified enforcement/ compliance protocols regarding documentation of Operator’s Hours for the Crane rules that went into effect on January 1 2010. Originally DOSH was requiring all operators to have a signed and...
Posted on 01/19/2010

Contractors Honored for Excellent Administration of Transportation Projects

Seven transportation construction projects were selected as winners of 2009 Partnership for Excellence in Contract Administration by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and AGC of Washington. For each of these projects awards were presented to the administrative team includi...
Posted on 01/19/2010

Health Care Reform Proposal Singles Out Construction Industry for Fines and Regulations

Contact your congressional representatives! Click here for more info and to access AGC of America’s easy-to-use congressional contact system. The health care reform package passed by U.S. Senate includes language by Senator Merkley (D-Ore.) that singles out small construction firms for harsher t...
Posted on 01/05/2010

Unheard of Room Rates at Hyatt for AGC Annual Convention

Want value? How about $89 per night for a room at the spectacular Hyatt Regency Bellevue? Yes! Attendees at AGC’s Annual Convention can have that rate from Jan. 21-23. Stay at the Hyatt and enjoy the fine dining shopping and nightlife that beautiful downtown Bellevue has become famous for! Click ...
Posted on 01/05/2010

Members Report Unauthorized Membership Dues Invoices

The National Association of General Contractors and Subcontractors is in NO WAY AFFILIATED with AGC! AGC of WA members have reported an unaffiliated Membership Directory Listing Application under the guise of a “Membership Invoice.” Specifically members have reported receiving “membership dues in...
Posted on 01/05/2010

Let Your Voice be Heard! Attend AGC's Lobby Day Jan. 26 in Olympia

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet face-to-face with legislators who will be making decision on workers’ comp reform infrastructure investments sales tax permit changes and more. The event begins at noon in AGC’s Olympia office for lunch and a briefing on the issues followed by meetings w...
Posted on 01/05/2010

Attorney General Rob McKenna Featured at AGC Annual Convention

Attend lunch at the AGC Annual Convention and hear from one of the most widely respected public officials in the state! Attorney General Rob McKenna will share his views of how the state can dig its way out of the current budgetary and the importance of infrastructure investments to economic deve...
Posted on 01/05/2010

New AGC Southern District Headquarters Purchased

By Tim Attebery AGC Southern District Manager In late 2008 AGC sold its office space on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma and is now finishing the purchase of a building in Fife. In a survey AGC members reported that they would prefer office space that did not require paid parking and was conve...
Posted on 01/05/2010

Brace Yourself: Washington Legislature Convenes Next Week

State lawmakers return to Olympia on Monday for the start of the 2010 legislative session and many issues important to the construction industry will be in play: workers’ comp reform infrastructure investments retainage release improvements fixes to the wholesalers’ sales tax permit system and mo...
Posted on 01/05/2010

AGC-WSDOT Annual Meeting Jan. 7

AGC members are invited to attend the AGC/WSDOT Joint Cooperative Committee annual meeting in Fircrest WA. Highlights include a discussion of WSDOT’s tolling plans the federal and state legislative outlooks environmental updates and more. Click AGC/WSDOT annual meeting for details and registration.
Posted on 01/05/2010