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Posted on 11/10/2008

Dick Bristow Remains at AGC in New Role

By Steve Barger 2008 President AGC of Washington Member value is the guiding principle set by the AGC Board of Trustees during its strategic planning process. Helping us deliver on that promise is someone very familiar to our members: Dick Bristow. As many of you know Dick came back to the AGC...
Posted on 10/28/2008

Workers' Comp Fraud: How and When to Get an Investigation

(Editors note: At the recent Brown Bag event with L&I sponsored by the AGC Legislative Office the issue of workers comp fraud was raised as a particularly challenging one. As a follow-up Lauren Gubbe Director of the AGC Retro Workers Compensation Program offers advice to members. Fraud wil...
Posted on 10/28/2008

Liquidity, Smart Vetting are Key in Credit Crunch Era

Be smart know who you are dealing with and be liquid. That was the bottom-line advice to help contractors ride out this period of financial insecurity given by David Hombach Vice President of Construction Services for Travelers at a recent AGC Seattle District meeting. Hombach offered these rec...
Posted on 10/28/2008

Improved Permitting Process is Goal of Tacoma Task Force

Getting the City of Tacoma back to model jurisdiction status with regard to permitting is the overriding goal of a task force comprised of the City AGC Master Builders and other stakeholders. The City of Tacoma used to be a model jurisdiction - responsive fair and pretty quick says Jeff Stroud V...
Posted on 10/28/2008

Rep. Dave Reichert Receives National Attention from AGC PAC

The tight race between Congressman Dave Reichert (R-8) and challenger Darcy Burner has been deemed a critical one by AGC of Americas political action committee. AGC PAC is going all out to support Reichert who has an 85 percent AGC vote record in the 110th Congress; 86 percent since first being ...
Posted on 10/28/2008

Future Leadership Forum: BIM, Pizza and Beer!

All mid- and early-career construction professionals from AGC firms are invited to AGC Future Leadership Forums BIM Presentation Nov. 13 5:30 p.m. Lake Washington Rowing Club. Details and registration: FLF BIM event.
Posted on 10/28/2008

Federal Construction Outlook in the Northwest – Nov. 6

All members are invited to hear GSA Corps Naval Facilities Coast Guard Parks Service present 3-year construction outlooks during the AGC Federal Facilities Committee meeting Nov. 6. Also: Corps BIM requirements and Fort Lewis design-build process. Details and registration: Federal Facilities.
Posted on 10/28/2008

What was Once an Annual Meeting is Now a Convention! Jan. 23, 2009

Save the date for the AGC of WA Annual Convention at the Hyatt in dynamic downtown Bellevue! The change from meeting to convention reflects an expanded program. With a noon-til-late timeframe the day will include sessions to help you maneuver the challenging economic times not to mention the cu...
Posted on 10/28/2008

Don Grimes, AGC Ed Foundation Officer, Retires from Glacier Northwest

Don Grimes General Sales Manager for Glacier Northwest is retiring. He will be replaced by Greg Mettler who has been Sales Supervisor for Glacier Northwest since 2004. Hes been with the company since 1997. Don has been an active participant with AGC and particularly with the AGC Education Foun...
Posted on 10/28/2008

Get to Know Your AGC Staff - Tim Attebery

by Sarah TeagueBeing fairly new to the AGC most of you probably havent had the chance to meet our Southern District Manager Tim Attebery. Tim is originally from Bremerton Washington. He graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Political Science. (He is a very proud Cougar and wo...
Posted on 10/28/2008

AGC and BUILD PAC Invite You to Join Them

Two great events coming up soon for AGC and BUILD PAC. On Monday Nov. 10 join us for a victory celebration honoring the legislative candidates we endorsed (and that won) as they prepare to head to Olympia in January. Join us at 7:30 a.m. at McCormick & Schmicks Harborside Restaurants Cityscap...
Posted on 10/14/2008

Results of AGC Legislative Survey

AGC Members Speak Out on Legislative Priorities for 2009 AGCs Legislative Affairs Office reports the results of its survey of members and thanks those who took part. The survey will help determine AGCs legislative priorities for the 2009 session. One of the Legislative Offices key initiatives ...
Posted on 10/14/2008

Financial Turmoil and the Bond Market: Seattle District Membership Event

Youve read the news and followed the politics of the financial rescue plan. Now its time to gain insight into specifics about how the turmoil will affect our industry. At the Oct. 21 Seattle District meeting David Hombach VP at Travelers Bond and Financial Products will present The Economys Eff...
Posted on 10/14/2008

Never on Sunday – Termination and Layoff Advice

On Oct. 28 12-2 pm in the AGC Conference room Seattle the HR Roundtable will host Sheryl Willert Firm Managing Director of Williams Kastner and a leading labor attorney. The challenging economy may force you to make some difficult employment decisions and this session will prepare you to take me...
Posted on 10/14/2008

AGC 2009 Annual Convention – Save-the-Date!

AGC will hold the Annual Convention on January 23 at the Bellevue Hyatt. The featured keynote speaker will be Stephen Dubner author of the bestselling book Freakonomics. Plus the 2009 event will have many new features. Look for more information in the coming weeks.The BUILD PAC Dessert Dash is...
Posted on 10/14/2008

AGC and DOT Work Out 7% Fuel Escalation Rate

AGC and Washington State DOT signed a supplemental agreement that provides a 7 percent fuel escalation on equipment rental rates. The agreement is in effect now through January 15 2009. For additional information visit the Specifications and Agreements section of the WSDOT website.
Posted on 10/14/2008

Out-of-State Workers' Comp Rules Now in Effect

L&I officially adopted rules implementing AGC-supported legislation signed by the Governor that addresses the double workers comp premium payments that Washington State contractors often make when sending employees to work on out-of-state construction projects. These rules reflect the propos...
Posted on 10/14/2008

November Ballot Measures

AGCs Board of Trustees endorsed the ballot measure (King County Charter Amendment 8) to make the offices of King County Executive King County Assessor and King County Council nonpartisan. That is the only ballot measure AGC took a position on. Other business or construction-related initiatives -...
Posted on 10/14/2008

Northwest Construction Seeks Nominations for - Top 20 under 40

Know an emerging construction leader under 40 years of age? Get them the recognition they deserve through Northwest Construction magazines Top 20 under 40 section in the Feb. 2009 issue. Please send a 250 word description of your nominee to Lucy Bodilly by Nov. 10 2008.
Posted on 10/14/2008

Pierce County Construction Partnership Career Day Seeks Volunteers

The Pierce County Construction Partnership (PCCP) holds Construction Career Day for high school students Nov. 6 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Western Washington Fair Grounds (110 9th Avenue SW in Puyallup). Several AGC members have contributed funds and PCCP now seeks volunteers for the event. If you ...
Posted on 10/14/2008

Seminar on Industry Lingo and Interrelationships for Non-technical Staff

Heres a class for your HR marketing and other staff whose first language may not be construction-speak. A/E/C Essentials: An Introduction to the Design and Construction Industry is for those who work in the industry but may not be familiar with its terminology and interrelationships. Topics incl...
Posted on 10/14/2008

Seminar on Industry Lingo and Interrelationships for Non-technical Staff

Heres a class for your HR marketing admin and other staff whose first language may not be construction-speak. A/E/C Essentials: An Introduction to the Design and Construction Industry is designed for those who work in the industry but who may not be familiar with its terminology and interrelatio...
Posted on 09/30/2008

State Congressional Delegation Divided on Bailout Bill

With the defeat of the financial rescue plan in the U.S. House of Representatives congressional leaders and the Bush Administration were scrambling to come up with a Plan B. Congress is expected to reconvene tomorrow (Wed. Oct. 1) in the hope of recrafting a package. AGC of America had strongly...
Posted on 09/30/2008

Rossi Catches Gregoire in Latest Polls

Maybe its a coincidence; maybe its the influence of the commercial construction industry - but a poll released shortly after the AGC hosted an event for Dino Rossi shows the gubernatorial candidate taking a slight lead. The latest Strategic Vision poll taken Sept. 14-16 shows former Sen. Rossi r...
Posted on 09/30/2008