Back to the Basics: A Review of On-site Safety
By Matt Lee, Innovative Building Materials
The Idaho AGC works hard to build relationships with Idaho's leaders. We support those who pave the way for infrastructure growth in Idaho. This November, support those who support your industry. Not sure who that is? Just reference the Idaho AGC's 2020 General Election Endorsement flyers below.
Seasonally adjusted construction employment increased from July to August in 31 states and the District of Columbia and decreased in 19 states, according to AGC’s analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Attention Boise-based Idaho AGC Members:
As you know, construction has been directly impacted by the ongoing pandemic. For small businesses in Boise (those with less than 100 employees), the City of Boise just announced a new Small Business Grant Program that is another resource assistance fund for eligible businesses.
Funding for this program was made available by Governor Little’s Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee, enabling cities and counties to provide aid within their community. The Grant Program launched today, September 16th at 8:00am. The guidelines to be eligible are as follows:
The 2020 AGC of America-Autodesk Workforce Survey, which AGC released with related materials on Wednesday, found growing pessimism among contractors amid rising project cancellations.
You've already earned it. Apply to the industry's most prestigious awards programs and get the recognition you deserve.
AGC's awards programs recognize the nation's most pioneering projects as well as talented and community-minded contractors, innovative and successful AGC chapters, student chapter achievement, and contractors implementing outstanding safety programs.
There are a variety of award categories, and we encourage Idaho AGC members to apply!
The deadline is October 21st, 2020: don't miss it, apply today!
September 1, 2020
In a unanimous vote by its statewide Board of Directors, the Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC) endorsed the candidacy of Rebecca Arnold and Kara Veit in this year’s November election. Both are running for four‐year terms on the Commission governing the Ada County Highway District (ACHD) – Idaho’s largest and only countywide highway authority.
The race in District 1 pits Kara Veit against three other candidates. “What sets Kara Veit apart from the others in this race is her determination to focus on solving problems, not tilting at windmills to score political points,” said Idaho AGC CEO Wayne Hammon. “The taxpayers of Ada County deserve a Commissioner that will safeguard their money, focus on the future, and cooperate with others – including city and county officials – to address the pressures of growth while maintaining Idaho’s way of life.”
Three private measures of recent and expected nonresidential construction activity were negative in July. In contrast, Census Bureau data signaled a strong rebound in residential starts and permits.
The AGC awards programs recognize the nation's most pioneering projects as well as talented and community-minded contractors, innovative and successful AGC chapters, student chapter achievements, and contractors implementing outstanding safety programs.
If you think your company is worthy of recognition, make sure to nominate your company by October 21, 2020, to be considered.
Construction employment increased modestly in July, but the gains were concentrated in homebuilding and remodeling, while nonresidential construction employment stalled, according to data the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported on Friday, which is based on the payroll period coverin