Tag: AGC


AGC: Labor crunch will continue to squeeze contractors in 2024

January 8, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Hiring isn’t the only ingredient creating what AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr called a “mixed-bag” for contractors this year. Respondents’ top concerns for 2024 included: Rising interest rates or financing costs: 64%. Economic slowdown or recession: 62%. Rising direct labor costs […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Public projects fuel construction spending growth

November 2, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The largest nonresidential segments showed mixed results from August to September, according to the Associated General Contractors of America construction spending report. Commercial construction, which includes warehouse and retail projects, increased 0.7% in September, noted the AGC report. Meanwhile, investment […]


Construction Jobs Hard to Fill Despite Apprenticeship Comeback

April 6, 2023

Via: ENR

The number of apprentices in the construction industry is rising, but apprenticeships and jobs are still hard to fill, even with a labor shortage. Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, whose members come from both union and nonunion companies, reported […]

Construction Processes, Legal

AGC panel: An overly detailed safety plan can be a liability

January 20, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Ensuring your company’s safety program is set up to protect you when facing a potential OSHA fine is a challenging needle to thread. That was the message from a group of panelists highlighting “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” […]

Construction Processes, Financial

US construction pay growth outstrips rest of private sector

January 9, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

Average hourly earnings for workers in production and non-supervisory roles increased to US$33.15 last month. That represented a jump of 6.1% on December 2021, according to analysis by the Association of General Contractors (AGC). The rise exceeded the 5% increase […]

Construction Processes, Procurement

AGC, ABC Say Contractors Face Continued Pressure From High Material Prices

July 18, 2022

Via: ENR

Impacts from a rise in construction material prices are still being felt despite some recent signs of prices stabilizing, according to new analyses by the Associated General Contractors of America and the Associated Builders and Contractors. According to an analysis […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Contractor optimism high entering 2022, per AGC report

January 13, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has played a large part in this confidence boost. Respondents were most optimistic about highway and bridge construction, with 63% expecting a large dollar value of projects to compete for. They were also […]


CDC plan puts essential workers second in line for COVID-19 vaccine

December 2, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Brian Turmail, vice president of public affairs at the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), which advocates on behalf of the construction industry, said in an email he wasn’t concerned with a lack of a specific mention of construction as […]


AGC survey finds project delays, labor shortages worsening for construction

September 3, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The results of the survey, which polled more than 2,000 firms between August 4 and 26, underlined the downtrodden outlook at many construction firms, which have seen their backlog of work diminish among a dearth of new project opportunities. They’ve […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Sustainability

Nearly 40% of Contractors Have Laid Off Workers, AGC Survey Says

April 13, 2020

Via: ENR

In addition to increased safety protocols and disruptions on jobsites around the country, the construction industry is facing something it has seen very little of in recent years—layoffs due to work slowdowns and postponed projects. An April 10 national survey […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Legal

Industry leaders ask for government help as trades shortage worsens

August 29, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction industry leaders are asking the federal government for help in easing the worsening shortage of workers. According to a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk, 80% of construction firms say they are having difficulty […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Contractors to drivers: Go slow in highway work zones

May 29, 2019


Sixty-seven percent of highway contractors report that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). In […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Bill would allow temporary visas for construction workers

March 19, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act, Smucker’s press release said, would help fill the estimated 6.7 million open jobs in the U.S. The Associated General Contractors of America has long been pushing for an overhaul of the U.S. immigration […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to Prevent Hearing Loss on Noisy Construction Sites

December 12, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), more people than ever are choosing to work in the construction industry. In fact, the AGC has found that construction employment is at a 10-year high, with more than 280,000 new […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Procurement

2018 U.S. Construction Prospects

May 25, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

Today we’ll be looking at what economists Alex Carrick, ConstructConnect; Kermit Baker, American Institute of Architects (AIA); and Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) have to say about the outlook for construction in 2018. We’ll also look at […]