Where's the Work? Project Lists from Public Agencies

Department of General Administration Link to upcoming projects on General Administration website General Administrations powerpoint presentation from June 1 AGC Brown Bag Event Contact: John Lynch 360.902.7227 jlynch@ga.wa.gov Port of Seattle Link to projects ...
Posted on 06/03/2009

AGC Build Washington Awards: Congratulations to Winners!

More than 300 people attended the Build Washington Awards event sponsored by Moss Adams LLC and emceed by KIRO Radios Dave Ross. Congratulations to winners of all 22 awards including Lease Crutcher Lewis (Grand Award for Construction); Aecon Buildings Inc. and Sicklesteel Cranes Inc. (Grand Awar...
Posted on 05/27/2009

Big Changes in Purchases for Resale

By Darcy Kooiker As part of its effort to bridge the current budget shortfall the Washington State Legislature passed Senate Bill 6173 which makes substantial changes to the wholesale purchasing process. Beginning in 2010 buyers will be required to use sellers permits rather than resale certifi...
Posted on 05/27/2009

Kenyan Contractor Visits AGC

Andrew Clapham Senior Director of Design and Construction for Vulcan Inc.; Rehema Dida owner of Jara Construction Limited in Kenya; and Doug Freeman General Manager and part owner of Freeman Bell Construction & Development LLC.   One of the benefits of AGC membership i...
Posted on 05/27/2009

Future Leadership Forum Hosts Panel of Legends

Learn from Legends of the Northwest Construction Industry: Jim Crutcher Allan Osberg and Chris Clark. June 2 5:30 p.m. AGC Conference Center. All early- and mid-career construction professionals from AGC member firms are invited to attend this free event. Click Panel of Legends for more info ...
Posted on 05/27/2009

Workplace Safety is Focus of New Ad Campaign

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) in partnership with AGC and three other business and labor organizations recently began an advertising campaign to raise awareness about the importance of workplace safety in Washington state. Television radio and Internet ads in Western Washingto...
Posted on 05/27/2009

Fill Out Salary Survey and Receive Free Copy

Moss Adams in cooperation with AGC is conducting the 2009 Salary Guide industry survey to provide comprehensive data on salary and benefits for executives management and other construction industry positions. Please take a moment to complete the survey; click Moss Adams Salary Survey. All data ...
Posted on 05/27/2009

Construction Solutions Conference June 2

This one day conference focuses on sustainable buildings and green building design and its impact on the buildings indoor environment. The conference takes place June 2 at the WA State Convention and Trade Center Seattle. Click Construction Solutions for details.
Posted on 05/27/2009

AGC Webinar: What Has The Legislature Done to Me Now?

The Legislature has acted and now the AGC wants you to know how enacted bills will affect your company including such things as changes in sales tax procedures restrictions on communications in workers comp appeals and issuance of stop work orders. AGCs Legislative Staff will host the 30 minute ...
Posted on 05/27/2009

Bid Opportunities: Brown Bag Lunch on New Capital Projects

Want to know about upcoming opportunities? Hear about dozens of construction projects included in budgets passed by the Legislature at this free Brown Bag event June 1 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Harborside Room of McCormick and Schmicks Restaurant on the first floor of the AGC Building in Seattle. Reps f...
Posted on 05/27/2009

AGC Members on Business Journal's Corporate Philanthropists List

Congratulations to the following AGC members recently listed in the Puget Sound Business Journals list of top corporate philanthropists: BNBuilders Inc. Ferguson Construction Inc. McKinstry Co. University Mechanical Contractors Inc. Lane Powell PC Berntson Porter & Co. PLLC and Bank of America.
Posted on 05/27/2009

AGC Members and Staff Have Huge Impact on 2009 Legislature

By David DHondt AGC Executive Vice President Given what we were faced with in the 2009 Legislature the eventual outcome is a compelling reason why contractors should want to be members of AGC of Washington. A well thought-out and Board-adopted plan a hard working staff and unprecedented member i...
Posted on 05/12/2009

Bid Opportunities: Brown Bag Lunch on New Capital Projects

Want to know about upcoming opportunities? Hear about dozens of construction projects included in budgets passed by the Legislature at this free Brown Bag event June 1 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Harborside Room of McCormick and Schmicks Restaurant on the first floor of the AGC Building in Seattle. Reps f...
Posted on 05/12/2009

AGC Webinar: What Has The Legislature Done to Me Now?

The Legislature has acted and now the AGC wants you to know how enacted bills will affect your company including such things as changes in sales tax procedures restrictions on communications in workers comp appeals and issuance of stop work orders. AGCs Legislative Staff will host the 30 minute ...
Posted on 05/12/2009

Legislative Recap: Summary of Bills Dead and Alive

Among the bills that passed with AGCs support were those involving unemployment insurance and resale certificates. Among AGC-opposed bills that died were those dealing with Retro greenhouse gasses and covered loads. Click Legislative Update for a summary of industry-related bills that passed th...
Posted on 05/12/2009

Army Corps Releases Stimulus Project List

The Army Corps of Engineers has released its list of Civil Works projects to be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The full list can be accessed by clicking Army Corps projects. Eighteen projects in WA State are on the list.
Posted on 05/12/2009

AGC Group Retro, the Industry's Best

It is enrollment time for AGC Group Retro participants and as you are the cream of the crop we expect you will be marketed by competing programs. Regarding quotes keep in mind there is no oversight by the Insurance Commissioners office or by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) regar...
Posted on 05/12/2009

Federal Contracting: Stimulus at Work Webinar Series

Its more important than ever that contractors - those experienced in Federal work or those looking to move into this market - are aware of the ramifications of rule and regulation updates and the impact of the stimulus bill on the Federal contracting process. An AGC of America webinar series prov...
Posted on 05/12/2009

AGC Helps Secure LeMay Museum Construction Financing

AGC testified before the Tacoma City Council in support of a resolution clearing the way for the LeMay Museum to apply for a $3.5 million loan from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Developments Section 108 program. AGC testified alongside the Lemay Museum and the Pierce County Buildin...
Posted on 05/12/2009

Making Every Penny Count

  On April 25 a team of 45 people came together to help restore and upgrade Northwest Harvests food bank on Cherry Street. This Rebuilding Together project involved fixing leaks painting walls building shelving and other miscellaneous tasks. Serving up to 2500 pe...
Posted on 05/12/2009

AGC Joins WSDOT for Work Zone Memorial Event

  Mandi Kime AGC Director of Safety at the WSDOT Work Zone Memorial   On April 23 Washington State Department of Transportation AGC and other partners recognized the more than 5000 WSDOT workers and the thousands of city county and contractor crews working to improve ...
Posted on 05/12/2009

L&I Issues Draft Heat Stress Implementation Directive

A significant proposed change from last years directive is that failure to train employees as required under the rule will be considered a serious rather than a general violation with increased fines. Click L&I Heat Stress for details.
Posted on 05/12/2009

AGC Members Win WACA Awards

Congratulations to these AGC members that were recently named WA Aggregates and Concrete Association award winners: Turner Construction Co.; GLY Construction; Tri-State Construction Inc.; BOSS Construction Inc.; Fisher & Sons Inc.
Posted on 05/12/2009

Tech Awards to GLY and Andersen; Nutter Honored for Health Efforts

Congratulations to Dave Burger of GLY Construction and Jeff Slinger of Andersen Construction who took second and third place respectively in the 2009 Best Information Technology Solutions (BITS) contest at AGC of Americas Annual Convention. The BITS Contest showcases the most innovative uses of ...
Posted on 05/12/2009

Celebrate Your Industry at Build Washington Awards

Celebrate the innovation and craftsmanship of AGC members at the annual Build Washington Awards May 20 at UWs Kane Hall. Hear the details of the teamwork and skill that built the top construction projects of the year honor the achievements in safety of AGC general and subcontractor members and l...
Posted on 05/12/2009