AGC protests Seattle’s head tax proposal

Telling the Seattle City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan that hurting construction jobs is not the way to combat homelessness, AGC is strongly opposed to the city’s proposed $500 per employee “head tax” – a controversial measure that caused Amazon to pause its ongoing construction in Seattle.
Posted on: 05/08/2018

AGC forms Acceptable Worksites taskforce

To support the City of Seattle's Priority Hire program and its community workforce goals, Acceptable Worksites contract provisions were included in city-issued contracts to improve apprenticeship graduation rates among women and people of color and ensure appropriate behavior on all city project sites.
Posted on: 11/21/2017

Update on Port of Seattle’s PLA-enforced priority-hire proposal

Citing problems already apparent in the priority hire ordinances passed by the City of Seattle, Sound Transit and under consideration by King County, AGC raised significant concerns about the Port of Seattle’s proposal.
Posted on: 10/23/2017

Acceptable worksites: new City of Seattle specification provisions now in effect

The City of Seattle’s City Purchasing & Contracting Services recently revised its General Special Provisions for City construction contracts to add new “Acceptable Worksite” language.
Posted on: 07/11/2017

Priority-Hire Update

Priority-hire programs are sweeping through our local agencies and, while AGC of Washington has been a stalwart supporter of diversity on the jobsite, we have taken exception to the City of Seattle's approach.
Posted on: 03/07/2017

WSDOT announces SR-520 grand-opening events

The SR-520 Floating Bridge and Landings project held a media event on Jan. 12 as a “save the date” announcement for the grand opening on April 2 and 3.
Posted on: 01/13/2016

Bertha: Contractor prevails on differing site-conditions issue – now what?

By John AhlersEarly this month the three-member Board appointed by WSDOT and Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) to assist in resolving contractual disputes on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project issued its latest recommendation. The question before the Board was narrow in scope: was an eight-i...
Posted on: 05/28/2015

City of Seattle signs priority-hire PLA for projects $5M or more

The City of Seattle recently signed a community work force agreement (CWA) with the construction-trades unions as the mechanism to implement the requirements of its priority-hire ordinance approved by the Council and signed by the mayor in January. The objective of the priority-hire ordinance is ...
Posted on: 05/12/2015

Construction-Adventure campers explore the possibilities

Teaching construction skills to a bunch of tweens? The AGC Education Foundation successfully undertook that challenge through its new Construction Adventure Camp held July 14-18.Eleven 4th-7th graders participated in the camp that included hands-on building jobsite tours safety presentations and ...
Posted on: 08/04/2014

Seattle construction cranes a welcome sight

Have you noticed? A plethora of construction cranes is now visible across the Seattle skyline in this YouTube video. Although some are obscured or difficult to see there are 18 construction cranes -- mostly tower cranes -- in this video clip taken last week from the Seattle AGC Building. Con...
Posted on: 06/24/2014

AGC Seattle offices complete move

AGC of Washingtons Seattle headquarters completed the move of its offices on June 10 vacating the previous space that it held for more than thirty years. It wasnt a long move however; staff are now located on the west side of the same third floor in the same Westlake Avenue (AGC) building instead...
Posted on: 06/10/2014

Lewis Team Raises $126K to Obliterate Cancer

Lease Crutcher Lewis was the top fundraising team for Obliteride the inaugural bike ride fundraising event recently organized by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Lewis was an early and major supporter of the event. In the end Lewis donated $126000 raised by employees partner firms friends...
Posted on: 11/04/2013

American Construction Flies the Colors: Purple and Gold

In support of the successful University of Washington football season and the appearance of ESPNs College Gameday show on the UW campus before the recent Oregon game American Construction Company proudly supported the University by flying the purple and gold flag off the SR520 Bridge.American ...
Posted on: 11/04/2013

New Seattle Policy has Contractors Acting Like Banks

By Tymon Berger Ashbaugh Beal In the last days of September the city of Seattle announced dramatic changes to the prompt payment terms found in the citys standard contract provisions for public construction work. The city initially appeared ready to release the proposed changes on Oct. 1 for co...
Posted on: 10/07/2013

AGC of Washington Welcomes New Customer-Service Associate

She may well be the first voice you hear when you call or the first face you see when you visit AGCs office in Seattle. Either way were happy to welcome Jenna Shames to the AGC of Washington staff as our new Customer-Service Associate. Jennas a Seattle native but shows very little sign of rust an...
Posted on: 10/07/2013

Seattle Seeks Candidates for Construction-Codes Advisory Board

From City of Seattle press release: Mayor Mike McGinn invites applicants to fill three openings on the Construction-Codes Advisory Board. These new members will fill positions representing three different professions: Organized labor General contractors and Apartment-building owners or oper...
Posted on: 09/25/2013

Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program Contracting Event

WSDOT is hosting a voluntary pre-advertisement meeting to discuss the next contract for the Stage 2 contract (road and bridge construction). Learn more and talk with the project team on Oct. 8 9 to Noon. Click WSDOT Event for details.
Posted on: 09/28/2009