Posts Tagged ‘ AGC ’

August Construction Spending Hits Highest Level Since 2008

Oct 5th, 2015

Construction spending in August reached a seven-year high and climbed at the fastest rate since 2006, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that growing demand for construction was likely to make it harder for firms to find qualified workers. “There were widespread monthly and year-over-year gains […]

Construction Employment Falls in Many Metro Areas

Sep 29th, 2015

Construction employment declined in 153 out of 358 metro areas between August 2014 and August 2015, nearly matching the 163 areas that added construction jobs, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that the number of metro areas losing construction […]

Survey: Worker Shortage a Real Concern for Construction Firms

Sep 15th, 2015


The construction industry has continued its ascent this year, with all major indicators showing there is plenty of work to be had and more on the way over the next year. Finding qualified workers to meet the demand, however, seems to be a whole different story. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently released […]

Watch the May Newscast for a Look Back at AIA 2015

May 21st, 2015

In this month’s newscast we’re taking a close look at glass and other components shown at last week’s American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Stage Set for Employment Cost Increase in Construction Industry

Dec 4th, 2014

As the U.S. construction industry continues its recovery, the much-discussed labor shortage will continue to change its scope. With that change also will come an increase in pay for workers, according to Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) chief economist Ken Simonson. Simonson recently joined CMD chief economist Alex Carrick and American Institute of Architects […]

Survey Shows Correlation Between Worker Shortage, Training Pipeline

Nov 5th, 2014

As the words “worker shortage” have become louder and louder amid the discussion of the construction industry’s apparent recovery, the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has pushed for a more proactive approach in reinvigorating the pipeline of young talent. Last month, the association showed exactly why its officials think that approach is necessary. The […]

Continuing Coverage of GlassBuild America

Sep 11th, 2014

Today we bring you a look at what glass manufacturers are featuring in Las Vegas. We also asked companies what they think of 2014 so far. Check out today’s video to learn more. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

AGC Consolidating Fabrication Facility in Jacksonville to Atlanta Area

Jul 3rd, 2014

AGC Glass Company North America announced it will consolidate its fabrication capabilities in Jacksonville, Fla., into the company’s 200,000-plus-square-foot facility in Lithia Spring, Ga., in the Atlanta area. The move, which is expected to be completed no later than the fourth quarter of 2014, will bring all processes under one roof. According to the company, […]

AGC Adds Four Representatives to North America Sales Team

Jun 17th, 2014

AGC Glass Company North America recently bolstered its sales team, adding Brad A. Bartley [CSI CDT], Meghan Beach [LEED AP BD+C, CSI CDT], Shawn Winn and Paul Drake as architectural sales representatives.  “Each new team member is well-qualified within the construction industry, holding a number of key industry certifications along with a strong track record […]

AGC Chief Economist Urges Caution as Construction Industry Slowly Improves

Dec 13th, 2013


Slowly, but surely, but hardly where it needs to be yet. That was the gist of Ken Simonson’s outlook on what’s ahead in 2014 and beyond for the commercial/multifamily building markets. Speaking during Thursday’s hour-long webinar sponsored by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America […]