On July 1, 2021, SB-1670, a new law concerning plumbing, took effect. The law, passed during the legislative session of 2020, impacts general contractors, specialty plumbing construction contractors, homeowners and house-flippers who require the use... (Read More)
Finding qualified construction employees is becoming increasingly difficult. The 2020 Construction Outlook Survey by the Associated General Contractors of America found that 81% of construction firms are struggling to fill hourly and salaried craft... (Read More)
After a challenging year brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry is beginning to recover. A recent survey released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Associated Builders and Contractors found that American construction... (Read More)
As a construction professional, you probably don't spend much time thinking about cybersecurity. Most of your work takes place outdoors without an internet connection, but that's starting to change. Thanks to the Internet of things and the... (Read More)
Feedback — in all of its forms — is critical to helping people identify their strengths and weaknesses. Delivered correctly, it can help foster professional growth.
But most people don't like getting feedback if it's a mix of positive and... (Read More)
The 2021 session of the Washington Legislature recently came to a close, and with it, the passage of several controversial bills. If you haven't had the time to keep up, we've compiled a brief list of the laws below. Here's what you need to... (Read More)
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 150,000 injuries occur on construction job sites each year. That's despite many companies investing tens of thousands of dollars in safety training and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Though... (Read More)
At AGC of Washington, safety is everything.
As a recognized safety leader in the commercial construction industry, we make an effort to help keep our members (and their teams) healthy and injury-free. We're able to do this, in part, thanks to our... (Read More)
A career as a contractor can be incredibly rewarding, but only if you put in the extra effort. Industry practices are constantly changing, new tools regularly hit the market, and safety recommendations continuously evolve. If you don't take the time... (Read More)