Construction Legislative Week in Review
www.agc.org November 15, 2018
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Environment
2018 CEC Highlights: Federal Agencies Report on Key Environmental Developments
Federal Construction
AGC Members Teach GSA
Surveys
CLWIR Subscription Survey
AGC and Sage Begin Surveying Members for Annual Outlook
Events
AGC Financial Issues Committee Winter Meeting Registration Open
Safety Management Training Course | February 11-13, 2019 | Omaha, NE
Awards
20th Annual AGC-Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)
Environment
2018 CEC Highlights: Federal Agencies Report on Key Environmental Developments
 
Presentations from key federal agencies rounded out the expert management and risk sessions at AGC’s 2018 Construction Environmental Conference by providing attendees with updates and answering questions on several regulatory developments.  As part of its conference wrap-up, AGC provides below a list of the issues the government agencies discussed along with links to relevant articles and AGC’s comment letters, where applicable.  AGC appreciates the time and talent of all the speakers at the 2018 CEC that, based on participant feedback, exceeded expectations. To see more about this these speakers, click here.
 
For more information, contact Leah Pilconis at pilconisl@agc.org or (703) 837-5332.
 
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Federal Construction
AGC Members Teach GSA
Second Reverse Industry Day with GSA This Year
 

AGC partnered with General Services Administration headquarters to bring the construction industry’s prospective directly to GSA on a national level. Coming off the heels of a successful reverse industry day earlier this year, AGC members presented the industry’s point of view to members of GSA’s acquisition and contracting workforce from around the country. GSA also benefited from the conversation as AGC members explained the importance of early communication, gave incites on the type of information that the industry seeks, and the value associated with certain types of GSA engagements (e.g. RFIs, one-on-ones, industry days). AGC members also spoke about how different factors might influence the decision towards either bidding or not bidding (e.g., costs of competition, risks, acquisition strategy, past acquisition practices of customer, competitive analysis, etc.), and discussed market conditions that are and will affect the construction industry. 
 
AGC frequently engages in training sessions with federal agencies and remains fully dedicated to continuing to educate those in the federal government on the construction process. 
 
For more information, contact Jordan Howard at jordan.howard@agc.org or (703) 837-5368.
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Surveys
CLWIR Subscription Survey
 
Thank you for subscribing to the Associated General Contractors’ Construction Legislative Week in Review (CLWIR) Newsletter.
 
The newsletter is designed to provide AGC members with weekly information on federal legislation and regulatory efforts impacting the commercial construction industry. 
 
If you haven’t already, please complete this brief survey to continue your subscription and provide AGC with feedback on how we may better serve our readers. 
 
For more information, contact Jenni Traver at jennifer.traver@agc.org or (703) 837-5435.
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AGC and Sage Begin Surveying Members for Annual Outlook
Help Us Generate a Comprehensive Outlook for 2019 by Taking the Survey Today
 
Each year around this time, AGC asks you – our members – to predict what next year will be like for your business.  AGC has partnered with Sage to prepare questions that focus on expectations for market performance, hiring, labor market conditions, etc.  Please take a moment to complete the survey here
 
For more information, contact Nahee Rosso at chon@agc.org or (703) 837-5348.
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Events
AGC Financial Issues Committee Winter Meeting Registration Open
Early Registration Ends November 30, 2018
 
The AGC Financial Issues Committee (FIC) winter meeting will be held January 10-11 at the JW Marriott Turnberry Resort in Miami, Florida. Visit the meeting site to register and book your stay!
 
Member company CFOs, controllers, tax directors, sureties, and other senior accounting professionals who seek an opportunity to learn about and discuss financial issues facing the construction industry as well as formulate positions on tax and accounting matters for the association should attend. Meetings center around discussions with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), practitioners, and financial officer breakout groups on topics including internal controls, project performance reviews, and cybersecurity solutions. Attendees also have an opportunity to network and discuss matters like audit issues, executive and congressional action on federal tax policy, and best practices for industry professionals.
 
At the committee’s earlier meeting this summer in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Steve Daines (R-Mont.) addressed attendees and provided them with a legislative update. He also addressed the recently passed tax reform legislation and discussed how it impacts the construction industry and industry priorities. The group was also privy to a presentation on the new “Opportunity Zones,” created in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from Shay Hawkins, tax counsel to U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), received an update on the implementation of new accounting standards, and heard from AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson about the economic outlook for construction.
 
For more information, contact Matthew Turkstra at matt.turkstra@agc.org or (202) 547-4733.
 
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Safety Management Training Course | February 11-13, 2019 | Omaha, NE
Early Bird Registration ends October 31, 2018
 
The AGC Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) provides attendees with three days of training on the basic skills needed to manage a company safety program in the construction industry. The SMTC program builds on Focus Four training and prepares attendees to manage key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel. Participants will receive intensive instruction and training that will allow them to return to their firms with readily applicable new skills to positively impact their company’s safety and health program. Visit the Safety Management Training Course page for more information.
 
For more information, contact Nazia Shah at (703) 837-5409 or nazia.shah@agc.org.  
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Awards
20th Annual AGC-Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)
Deadline for Submitting Applications is December 14, 2018
 
The AGC-Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program for contractors, service providers, and suppliers of all types and sizes. CSEA recognizes companies that develop and implement premier safety and risk control programs and showcases companies that achieve continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management system. So, don’t miss this opportunity to be recognized for your best-in-class safety program! Please click here for more information on the AGC-WTW CSEA program.
 
For more information, contact Nazia Shah at (703) 837-5409 or nazia.shah@agc.org.  
 
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