Before Voting, Read Candidate Responses to AGC Questionnaire

Which legislative candidate said The solution to greenhouse gas is not to move our economy back to the 19th century; its to find ways to accommodate the impacts humans have on the environment without having to revert to Stone Age technology and lifestyle? Who said Index the gas tax to inflation?...
Posted on 07/22/2008

August 19 Primary Election Will Use New Top 2 Rules

The primary election will be the first to use the Top 2 rule - the top two vote getters move on to the general election regardless of party affiliation. This applies to partisan races including State Legislature Governor and partisan county offices such as County Commissioner. For info click To...
Posted on 07/22/2008

Responsible Bidder Criteria Showing Up in Bid Documents

House Bill 2010 passed last year by the Legislature allows public agencies to add applicable responsible bidder criteria for specific projects. Recently both King County and Community Transit have used these criteria as included in their bid documents to eliminate otherwise qualified bidders. T...
Posted on 07/22/2008

AGC Health Plan Advocates Help Navigate Health Care System

If you or your employee came down with a complex medical problem wouldnt it be great to have help dealing with the paperwork or correcting billing problems? And wouldnt it provide peace-of-mind to have an advocate who would coordinate multiple diagnostic tests and facilitate the transfer of medi...
Posted on 07/22/2008

Bob Maus Named to WISHA Advisory Committee

Bob Maus Safety and Risk Manager for Ferguson Construction has been named to the WISHA Advisory Committee by Labor and Industries Director Judy Schurke. Maus succeeds Tim Gottberg of GLY Construction. The Committee was established by the Legislature in 1997 to provide a forum for discussion of ...
Posted on 07/22/2008

EPA and AGC Provide Guidance for Reducing Diesel Emissions

Increasingly state and local governments are considering requirements for contractors to reduce emissions from their off-road diesel equipment. As new more stringent clean air standards go into effect and with the potential for the national implementation of the California diesel retrofit mandat...
Posted on 07/22/2008

Help AGC Evaluate Cost Impact of Proposed Confined Space Rule

AGC of America is conducting a survey to determine the impact of costs of complying with OSHAs proposed confined space rule which would mean significant changes for the industry. For background click confined space rule. To complete the survey (by Aug. 4) click confined space survey. Questions?...
Posted on 07/22/2008

Compare McCain and Obama on AGC Legislative Priorities

AGC of America compares presidential candidates based on AGCs legislative priorities. View a side-by-side look at the candidates positions on taxes energy infrastructure immigration and more. Click AGC Presidential Comparison.
Posted on 07/08/2008

Pension Plans for Five Basic Crafts Appear in Good Shape

By Doug Peterson AGCs Director of Labor Relations Construction professionals and craftsmen work hard for many years and deserve a decent retirement benefit. So given the volatility of the stock market over the last few years its prudent to ask: How are the pension plans co-sponsored by AGC far...
Posted on 07/08/2008

AGC/APWA Golf Tournament Benefits AGC Education Foundation

AGC and American Public Works Association WA Chapter present the 2nd annual APWA/AGC Golf Tournament at the Avalon Golf Links in Burlington on Aug. 8 with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. Cost of $50 includes power cart and food. Proceeds benefit APWA and AGC scholarships. Click AGC/APWA Golf Tourney...
Posted on 07/08/2008

ConsensusDOCS First Document to Address BIM Legal Uncertainties

ConsensusDOCS released a groundbreaking Building Information Modeling (BIM) Addendum on June 30 marking a significant step forward in utilizing BIM as a collaborative tool and moving the future of construction into reality. Accoding to AGC of America the ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum is the fir...
Posted on 07/08/2008

Future Leaders News - Pub Event; Lamanna Joins Steering Committee

The AGC Future Leadership Forum (FLF) will hold its first-ever beer-and-social event on Thursday July 17 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Wilde Rover Irish Pub and Restaurant in Kirkland. All those eligible for FLF membership are invited: early and mid-career construction professionals working for AGC mem...
Posted on 07/08/2008

Go Find Yourself in AGC's New Online Photo Gallery!

At AGC we take lots of pictures. Most sit unseen on some disk or memory card - just like the photos on your own digital camera! Well no more! AGC has an account on the Flickr website. View all our photos and download any that you want. So far we have photos from: Build WA Awards night Futur...
Posted on 07/08/2008

AGC of Washington Members in Lists of Largest Firms

Several members were ranked among the largest general contractors and private companies by Puget Sound Business Journal. Many are listed by Engineering News-Record among the nation’s largest contractors. For a list of ranked AGC members click largest firms.
Posted on 07/08/2008

Construction Economics: FMI Predicts First Nonresidential Decline Since 2003

Mid-year brought a spate of construction economic news as economists and business leaders revisited 2008 forecasts and made early predictions for 2009. The conclusion seems to be that while the Washington State commercial construction industry continues to fare better than much of the country th...
Posted on 06/24/2008

US Supreme Court Decision May Kill WA State Union Neutrality Proposal

The US Supreme Court struck down 7-2 a California law imposing union neutrality requirements on employers doing business with the state. As reported by the Association of Washington Business this long awaited decision Chamber of Commerce v. Brown ought to tamp down the top legislative priority o...
Posted on 06/24/2008

Court Upholds Protection Against Liens if Subs Do Not Pay Trust Funds

By Jesse Miller Stanislaw Ashbaugh Washington law continues to protect prime contractors from claims by employee benefit trust funds against general contractors payment bonds or retainage funds when subcontractors fail to pay their trust fund contributions. In 1994 in Puget Sound Electrical Wor...
Posted on 06/24/2008

State Supreme Court Deals Blow to UI System, Employers

As reported by the Association of Washington Business in a recent unanimous opinion that is nothing short of astonishing the Washington Supreme Court bluntly erased a thoroughly negotiated battleground tested foundational component of our states Unemployment Insurance system -- its statutory excl...
Posted on 06/24/2008

Southern District Manager Job Description

To apply for this position send cover letter and resume to Richard Bristow via fax at 206-285-4546 or email to rbristow@agcwa.com. Job Title: Southern District Manager Department: Southern District Reports To: Executive Vice President FLSA Status: Exempt Grade: B POSITION SUMMARYThis positi...
Posted on 06/20/2008

Click Here for More Info on Our New Website

Welcome!We have created for our members a better organized and more visually appealing site that will make it easier for members to find the information they need in just a couple of clicks. For the most part visitors will be able to surf the website without having to login with a username and p...
Posted on 06/11/2008

Over 25 Years of Dedication

At the last board meeting AGC of Washington acknowledged several longstanding employees. Heres some background on these dedicated AGC staff members... Doug PetersonDoug has worked for the AGC for 26 years. When he was hired in 1982 Larry Johnson was President. He says I have very much enjoyed my...
Posted on 06/11/2008

More Honors for AGC Members

URS Corporation received an award for its work on the Port of Bremerton Marina expansion from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Construction Management Association of America. GLY Construction was recognized by CMAA as the general contractor on Kirk Associates award-winning Overlake Hospital ...
Posted on 06/11/2008

Blue Angels Cruise

Reprographics Northwest has joined with the AGC to invite you to see and hear the Blue Angels perform their aerobatics over Lake Washington on Friday August 1 2008! Board the Argosy Celebrations docked at the South end of the AGC parking lot at 10:30 a.m. The Boat will leave the dock promptly a...
Posted on 06/11/2008

The Checks are In!

AGC Group Retro Members Receive RefundsRefund checks totaling more than $34 million were distributed to AGC Group Retro participants during events throughout the state. Among those honored were firms that have received refunds in each of the programs 14 plan years: Ferguson Construction George ...
Posted on 06/11/2008

AGC-Backed Law Levels Workers' Comp Playing Field

The Governor signed AGC-supported legislation passed by the Legislature that would address the double workers comp premium payments that Washington State contractors often make when sending employees to work on out-of-state construction projects. The Department of Labor and Industries has develo...
Posted on 06/11/2008