We're not shy in talking up the state of construction.
That's for good reason. Last year was a dynamite period for construction as the industry broke records for both employment and unemployment levels, notching an all-time low unemployment rate... (Read More)
Winter Storm Maya hit Washington with a vengeance.
The weekend storm dumped 6-10 inches of snow on the Seattle area, knocked out power to more than 60,000 people, and prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency. After even more snow... (Read More)
What do you consider a good report card grade?
The question is relevant to the state of Washington this month after the American Society of Civil Engineers updated its review of our infrastructure systems. The ASCE rates these systems across the... (Read More)
A lot of ink is spilled on the issue of attracting new, young workers to construction.
But many of our workers are on the other end of the age spectrum. According to the CDC, by next year about one-fourth of all U.S. workers will be older than 55... (Read More)
Infrastructure is finally rising as a major political interest.
That's a good thing. Though it's long been priority for our national construction industry, infrastructure maintenance has been pushed aside for years in favor of cheaper, more... (Read More)
A new year is right on the horizon.
Looking back on the year that was, we can say our industry has done well: Construction employment is up, wages are on the rise, and new starts are trending positive.
But as with all good things, our... (Read More)
In most things, an investment is a sign of commitment. You want something to work and to work well, so you put in the necessary resources to make that happen.
The same principle works with employees. Investing in your workforce through training... (Read More)
One result of the recent election was the solid defeat of Initiative 1631, the proposed statewide carbon tax aimed at fossil fuels.
AGC of Washington was solidly opposed to the initiative, as we've written about in the past. We weren't alone in... (Read More)
In case you haven't yet heard, there's an election coming up this November.
The right to vote is both a duty and privilege for us as American citizens, and if you're able, you should always use this hard-won right to make your voice heard. Polls... (Read More)