The construction industry has had its share of challenges in 2020 beyond the all-encompassing global pandemic. But none of those other issues have loomed quite as large as COVID-19. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction... (Read More)
Are you wondering about the value of AGC membership? Are you unsure if your business can directly benefit? Whatever the case, one thing's for sure: The benefits of AGC membership are many. Though there are many advantages to highlight, let's focus... (Read More)
In 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation granted a waiver that removed white-women-owned businesses from the race-conscious portion of the Washington State Department of Transportation's disadvantaged business enterprise program. After the... (Read More)
When you look at things from a high altitude view, you come to see that all construction businesses are affected by laws drafted and passed at the national, state and local levels. It is for this reason that AGC of Washington regularly dedicates... (Read More)
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many American workers have performed job duties from home. Though many associate work-from-home arrangements with white-collar employees, there are thousands of highway, utility and infrastructure... (Read More)
Wearing a mask is one of the most politically charged aspects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it doesn't have to be. Research shows that you're 65% less likely to become infected with the virus if you wear a cloth facial covering.
Nobody likes... (Read More)
At the end of May, the Department of Labor Industries announced several upgrades to its Contractor Portal. These upgrades include increased validation and a speedier filing process designed to save you time and energy. Specifically, the updates... (Read More)
With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the workload is heavier and the temperatures are higher. And each year, heat and higher temperatures bring an added level of risk to construction sites in the form of dehydration, heat exhaustion and... (Read More)
Each year, falls are the leading cause of fatal accidents in the construction industry nationwide. Hundreds of construction workers fall to their deaths annually.
The construction industry in general has more fatal accidents than any other... (Read More)