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2016 Safety Stand-Down: Getting Started

The National Safety Stand-Down is almost here (May 2-6).  

Are you unsure of how to make the National Safety Stand-Down work on your site?

Here is a simple and cost-free plan to get you started!  It offers day-by-day steps including links to videos and other content, making it easy for you to participate. 

Most metros add jobs in February; openings soar, hiring is flat; commercial scene varies

Construction employment, not seasonally adjusted, increased from February 2015 to February 2016 in 234 (65%) of the 358 metro areas (including divisions of larger metros) for which the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides construction employment data, decreased in 72 (20%) and was stagnant in 52, according to an AGC

AGC Challenges Effort to Evade Illinois’ Mechanics Lien Law

On April 4, AGC of America joined four of its Illinois chapters (the Fox Valley Associated General Contractors, the Southern Illinois Builders Association, the Central Illinois Builders Association and Chicago’s Builders Association) in filing a brief amicus curiae the Appellate Court of Illinois (Second Judicial District) in AUI Construction Group v. Vaessen, where a property owner and a developer maintain that their 50-year easement agreement trumps Illinois’ mechanics lien law. 

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