Posts Tagged ‘ Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) ’

What’s the Problem? Industry Companies Continue to Grapple with Supply and Labor Issues

Oct 8th, 2021

The ongoing pandemic and strengthening delta variant continue to be major factors impacting industry. That’s according to the fourth in a series of Construction Inflation Alerts from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) this year, as the association seeks to inform project owners, government officials and the public about cost increases and supply-chain disruptions. […]

AGC Survey Results Address Labor Shortages and Optimism in Industry’s Future

Sep 23rd, 2021

The construction industry is seemingly struggling in more ways than one, but officials with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) notice some positives from the 2021 Workforce Survey. “This year’s results show an odd paradox,” said Steve Sandherr, the CEO of the AGC. “On the one hand, construction firms are experiencing pre-pandemic levels of […]

Associations Press for Interventions Over Lumber Prices at the Highest Levels

May 24th, 2021

The costs for building materials remains a red-hot issue for suppliers and construction firms, as representative associations plea with government officials to investigate and take action. In late March, a cohort of 36 construction-related organizations, including the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Associated […]

AGC Takes a Victory Lap Over Actions on Loan Necessity Questionnaire

Jan 18th, 2021

Officials for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) claimed responsibility recently for actions taken by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), suggesting that a lawsuit filed against SBA “quickly yielded results.” The association filed a legal complaint in December against SBA and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), alleging that the means […]

AGC Sues Over Loan Necessity Questionnaire

Dec 10th, 2020

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) submitted a legal complaint this week against the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, officials for AGC allege that the means by which SBA developed and deployed a […]

As Housing Props Up GDP, Builders Lose More Workers

Dec 2nd, 2020

New residential construction continued its climb in October, according to the latest statistics available from the U.S. Census Bureau. In recent weeks, the Bureau reported that privately-owned housing starts were nearly 5% higher than the revised September estimate and 14.2% higher than 12 months prior. Permits were also up year over year, by 2.8%, but […]

Survey: More Contractors Are Experiencing Project Disruptions than in August

Nov 5th, 2020

More than three-fourths of contractors currently are experiencing project delays or disruptions, though the reasons vary according to a new survey from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). That’s up from 57% in June. Nearly half of contractors cited construction materials, equipment or part shortages for the delays while 35% cited a shortage of […]

Survey: More than A Third of Contractors Have Reduced Headcount in the Past Year

Sep 15th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the headcounts of 50% of contractors that responded to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk’s 2020 Workforce Survey. While half of firms reported no change in headcount, 29% have furloughed or terminated employees due to the pandemic and 31% have recalled or added employees. If looking at […]

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