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Rebuilding Motor City

As Detroit rebounds from its economic woes, dozens of high-profile projects are being built and there's more in the pipeline, allowing AGC member contractors to help breathe new life into the Motor City.

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The Machinery of Construction Economics

construction equipment

Are you acquiring new equipment to meet expanding opportunities from the economic recovery? Are you still keeping old machines running while you wait for the recovery boom? The answer depends on where you are and what type of construction you perform.

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Flying High: Why the Industry Needs Drones to Get Off the Ground

Drones and construction: What a team

There is great potential for use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, on construction jobsites for all kinds of purposes – including creating marketing and business development materials, as well as for determining whether work is being performed safely, with quality and in compliance with all regulations.

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Wage Wars

construction salaries

With the recession in the rearview mirror and more active construction sites, employers are reinstating bonuses, wage increases and positions for new employees.

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Big Dreams, Broad Theme

AGC of America President

Communicating AGC's importance to its members is one of President Chuck Greco's many missions for 2015.

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The Workforce Shortage Report

In October, AGC of America released the results of a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 construction firms to gauge the extent of worker shortages, measure their impact on the industry and identify how firms are dealing with these challenges.

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Waters of the U.S.

The EPA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers are proposing to redefine the term 'waters of the U.S.' much to the detriment of the construction industry.

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Legalization of Marijuana

Using marijuana - whether for medical or recreational reasons - is becoming legal in more and more states, causing contractors to double-down on their zero-tolerance worksite policies.

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AGC-Backed Pension Reform Signed into Law

The House and Senate passed a $1.1 trillion federal spending bill.

A series of association-backed multi-employer pension reforms, designed to allow employers and employees the opportunity to protect and improve retirement programs, is included in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Act of 2015.

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