Construction Legislative Week in Review August 20, 2015
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Early Bird Registration Opens for Winter FIC Meeting
Attend the 19th Annual AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference
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Use Congressional Recess to Tell Your Congressman: Finish Work on Highway & Transit Bill

With the Senate completing action on a six-year transportation reauthorization bill before the August recess, focus has shifted to the House. The House has indicated that they will work on their version of a long-term highway & transit bill when they return to Washington after Labor Day. Use your Congressman’s time in the state to meet with them on the importance of passing a long-term, fully funded transportation bill.  Resources to help you schedule meetings can be found on the Hardhats for Highway “Meet with Congress” page.  Please follow up your meetings with an email to your House Representative, reminding them to focus on passing a long-term highway & transit bill after the August recess.

As part of our efforts to urge Congress to pass the bill, AGC of America has developed a new video of contractors and construction workers calling on Congress to “stop kicking the can.”  To help spread the message, please also email this video to your members of Congress and share through social media.  It is important that all members of the House of Representatives hear from their constituents about the need to complete action on a six-year bill.

For more information, talking points and additional social media materials, please visit Hardhats for Highways or contact Brynn Huneke at or (703)  Return to Top

Register for First Ever AGC Utility Infrastructure Conference at ICUEE
Deadline to Reserve Your Hotel Room is Fast Approaching

AGC will host its first ever Utility Infrastructure Conference, Sept. 29–Oct. 1 in Louisville, Kentucky. Join other contractors, owners and key industry constituents involved in every aspect of utility infrastructure construction for high-quality education sessions, the premier utility construction equipment expo, and networking opportunities.

This year’s conference will be co-located with the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE), which is the largest industry event focused exclusively on the utility infrastructure market, with over 17,000 industry professionals attending ICUEE 2013. All conference sessions will take place inside the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sessions will focus on subjects such as the utility construction economic outlook, the challenges and opportunities in managing a multigenerational workforce, and how OSHA’s new Confined Space Entry final rule will impact utility construction contractors. AGC will also host a legislative & regulatory update on the Expo Demo Stage and will partner with the Common Ground Alliance for an Underground Damage Prevention lunch.

For more information, please visit or contact Scott Berry at Return to Top

Take Advantage of AGC Highway Contractors Conference Early Bird Rates: Register Today!
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Get up-to-date information on a variety of issues that will impact the highway and transportation construction markets over the next year. The 2015 AGC Highway Contractors Conference will be held Nov. 5-7, 2015, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort& Spa.  Industry professionals from companies involved in building highway, bridge, transit, airport runway and rail projects will benefit from this conference.  The conference will feature presentations and discussions on major trends in highway construction, including:

  • Washington Legislative & Regulatory Update
  • State & Local Funding Initiatives
  • Social Media in Advocacy
  • Construction Technology
  • Use of Drones in Construction
  • Risk Management

For more information, please visit or contact Brian Deery at Return to Top

Early Bird Registration Opens for Winter FIC Meeting

AGC has opened early-bird registration for the Winter 2016 AGC Financial Issues Committee Meeting, which will be held Jan. 13-14, 2016 at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ. Meeting agenda and activities will be available on the meeting website in the coming weeks.

The Financial Issues Committee works to identify key issues developing in Tax, GAAP and Financial Leadership and advocate at AGC’s high level of quality for policies, standards and education that benefit the betterment of the construction industry.  Approximately 40 member company CFOs and other senior accounting professionals regularly attend the AGC Financial Issues Committee meetings.  The Committee is geared toward member company CFOs, Controllers, Tax Directors and other senior accounting professionals – in which attendees have an opportunity to learn as well as formulate positions on tax and accounting matters that directly affect AGC member companies.

Meetings center around discussions with FASB reps, practitioners, and financial officer breakout groups on topics including enterprise risk management, project performance reviews and using technology in operations or accounting functions. Attendees also have an opportunity to network and discuss a wide variety of topics, including: audit issues faced by construction companies; congressional action on tax policy; and an economic outlook for the industry.

For more information visit or contact Brian Lenihan at Return to Top

Attend the 19th Annual AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference
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Jointly sponsored by AGC and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the 19th Annual AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. This three-day conference offers programs and workshops designed specifically for financial professionals in the construction industry. The 32 interactive sessions will cover the latest industry issues and their financial implications.

Register by Friday, Sept. 4 for special “Early Bird” discounts.  Additional discounts are available for subsequent registrations from the same firm.  Participants may earn up to 20 continuing professional education (CPE) credits for attending. 

For more information, please visit or contact Brynn Huneke at

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