Seattle Resellers Permit Brown Bag Sold Out; Other Options Available

The Seattle Resellers Permit Brown Bag is sold out! No more spots are available but other options include: Brown Bags in Bellingham Yakima and Vancouver WA: Bellingham: Sept. 9 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. AGC Office in Bellingham. To register email Liz Evans or call 360-223-8757. Yakima: Sept. 11 ...
Posted on 09/04/2009

Moss Adams Construction Industry Salary Guide Now Available

The Annual Construction Industry Salary Guide and Tools of the Trade is now available. Produced by Moss Adams LLP with the support of the AGC Chapters in Washington Oregon and Idaho the Salary Guide provides comprehensive data on salary and benefits for executive management financial administrat...
Posted on 09/02/2009

Green Buildings Myths, Realities, Risks and Liabilities

AGC’s Future Leadership Forum (FLF) presents this intriguing seminar on Sept. 29 to provide a closer and more objective examination of the risks along with recommendations about how to engage in a more productive but difficult discussion about green buildings. Early- and mid-career construction p...
Posted on 09/02/2009

Got a Truck? Help Special Olympics with World's Largest Convoy

Special Olympics Washington asked AGC to share with its members this opportunity to get your company and employees involved in a great organization! On September 26 2009 Special Olympics Washington will be holding its annual “World’s Largest Truck Convoy” fundraiser. The World’s Largest Truck C...
Posted on 09/02/2009

Additional Reseller Permit Brown Bags Set for Bellingham and Yakima

Due to overwhelming response on how to comply with new sales tax payment requirements additional Brown Bags have been scheduled. Bellingham: Sept. 9 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. AGC Office in Bellingham. To register email Liz Evans or call 360-223-8757. Yakima: Sept. 11 11 a.m. to Noon AGC Office in Yak...
Posted on 09/02/2009

2010 Construction Outlook – Where's the Northwest Heading?

Hear a detailed forecast of the Northwest construction industry’s economic environment and market trends at McGraw-Hill Constructions Outlook 2010 Regional Conference on Nov. 3. Whether your firm specializes in commercial buildings schools healthcare facilities or public works and utilities you n...
Posted on 09/02/2009

AGC Education Foundation Back to School Barbeque

You are invited to join the Education Foundation and the AGC for free burgers and beer! Show up on Friday Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Seattle AGC building parking lot and help us kick of the new school year. Email Jen Odland if you are planning to attend.
Posted on 09/02/2009

BUILDEX Seattle Coming in October

Seattle’s conference and exposition for construction real estate property management interior design architecture and renovation will be held Oct. 14 and 15 at the WA State Convention Center. Click BUILDEX Seattle for details.
Posted on 09/02/2009

Broader Implications from Judge's Maury Island Ruling?

Just as Glacier Northwest was preparing to resume construction of a replacement barge loading dock at its Maury Island facility a federal judge halted further work when he ruled that the Corps of Engineers conducted an inadequate assessment of the potential environmental impacts on Puget Sound. G...
Posted on 08/18/2009

Complying with New Sales Tax Payment Requirements

Legislation passed earlier this year says that without the new “Reseller Permit” contractors will be required to pay sales tax up front on all projects. Find out what to do and how to protect your business at a Sept. 10 11 - 1 p.m. “Brown Bag” event hosted by AGC’s Government Affairs Department. ...
Posted on 08/17/2009

New Crane Rules: Here's What You Must Do

By Mandi Kime AGC Safety Director New Washington State construction crane safety rules take effect Jan. 1 2010 and here’s what firms must do to prepare: 1. Prior to Jan. 1 2010 your company must secure qualified operators – they will need to have an NCCCO Certification for the type of crane the...
Posted on 08/17/2009

EPA Urged to Decline California's Diesel Equipment Emissions Standards

Construction companies nationwide will suffer significant financial losses and more construction workers will lose their jobs if the federal government allows California to proceed with plans to impose retroactive emissions standards on diesel construction equipment the AGC of America warned in a...
Posted on 08/17/2009

Executive Branch Fills in Gaps on Stimulus and Buy American

By Tymon Berger Stanislaw Ashbaugh In reading the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act back in February it became readily apparent that the Recovery Act’s Buy American provision would not play well with existing buy-domestic laws and rules. For one existing federal contracts only required cons...
Posted on 08/17/2009

New Prevailing Wage Rates Effective Sept. 2

The Department of Labor and Industries has announced new prevailing wages rates. For a county-by-county breakdown of the new rates click prevailing wage rates.
Posted on 08/17/2009

See New Tunnel on YouTube

New videos on YouTube show what the waterfront will be like when the new tunnel is built. The first www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgtOTMJt-AI shows what it will be like to drive through it. The second www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3VmKcWCH-4 shows what the waterfront will look like when the viaduct is rem...
Posted on 08/17/2009

Lewis' Garfield High Project Wins Another Award

The Garfield High School renovation project won a Bronze Award at Building Design + Construction magazines Reconstruction Awards. The Lease Crutcher Lewis project won the Grand Award for Construction Excellence at the AGC Build Washington Awards earlier this year.
Posted on 08/17/2009

Safety Department Thanks Gauger, Seger and the BBQ Chefs

By Randy Guzman Assistant Safety Director AGC’s Safety Department thanks Mark Gauger (Safety Director with GLY Construction) and Stephen Seger (Safety Director for Foushee & Associates Inc.) for being presenters at the Northern District Safety Forum on Aug. 7. Twenty-two members gathered a ...
Posted on 08/17/2009

Planning for AGC's Future

By Lee Kilcup AGC President At our recent AGC Board Retreat we had a very productive day facilitated by Tim Rhoades of the Lighthouse Institute. We validated our mission and related values of skill integrity responsibility and community revisited 2008 goals for progress against objectives (satis...
Posted on 08/04/2009

Miles Resources Acquires Woodworth & Company, Inc.

Miles Resources headquartered in Auburn has entered into an agreement to acquire the construction and manufacturing operations and related assets of long-time business associate and joint venture partner Woodworth & Company of Tacoma. The transaction is expected to close later this summer. ...
Posted on 08/04/2009

PLAs and Proposed Federal Rules: Discretion Advised

AGC of America reports that last month the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a notice of proposed rulemaking implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13502 by creating new FAR contract clauses to be included in Federal contracts should an agency choose to require a Project...
Posted on 08/04/2009

Stimulus Spending: a Stream for Horizontal Projects, a Trickle for Vertical

Although the relatively brisk pace of stimulus-aided transportation work is evident on the highways very few non-transportation projects have been started with the help of Recovery Act dollars. To help break the logjam AGC of America called on federal officials to address critical shortages of c...
Posted on 08/04/2009

AGC Education Foundation Supports Pilot Project in Construction Math

Partnering the construction industry with education is one of the primary objectives of the AGC Education Foundation. One of the Foundation’s grantees the Construction Careers Academy (CCA) at Meridian High School in Bellingham has demonstrated a strong commitment to this objective through their ...
Posted on 08/04/2009

Primary Election Endorsements by BUILD PAC

The state’s primary election is just weeks away and your political action committee BUILD announces its slate of endorsed candidates. In addition to all of the local government races (mayor county executive city and county council and ports) this year there are three legislative races that have ...
Posted on 08/04/2009

Congress Approves Highway Trust Fund Fix

AGC of America reports that by a vote of 79-17 the Senate passed legislation to transfer $7 billion of general fund revenue to the Highway Trust Fund to provide enough revenue to ensure state transportation departments will continue receiving full reimbursements for federal-aid highway projects t...
Posted on 08/04/2009

AGC of America's \Lone Wolf\ Efforts for Nation's Construction Community

(Editors note: Recently an AGC chapter asked the national association: where has AGC of America has been either the first or only association to advocate on behalf of the construction industry? Below is AGC of America’s response with its impressive list of accomplishments.) The Associated Gen...
Posted on 08/04/2009