Monthly Archives: March 2016

FHWA Webinar on Grants for Alternative Revenue Approaches

The FAST Act authorizes $95 million in grant funding over the next five years to assist states in sponsoring pilot programs to test the feasibility of alternative revenue mechanisms to help sustain the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. … Continue reading

OSHA Announces Final Rule on Respirable Silica Dust

OSHA today announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. The rule will curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline … Continue reading

Help AGCA Strengthen Its Legislative Efforts

Help AGCA Plan for the Future You have an opportunity to help AGC of America and its chapters gauge the reach of our collective networks and enable us to effectively plan for future public policy discussions. By understanding our network … Continue reading

OP-ED: A postmortem of the 2016 legislative session

This column originally appeared in The Daily Journal of Commerce in Buildings Bridges and Roads By: Mike Salsgiver Oregon’s 78th legislative session came to a close earlier this month. This session was the third official “short session” constitutionally mandated to … Continue reading

Enter a Team in Canstruction

Over 1,000,000 meals raised by Canstruction Portland! This is what the design community of Portland has donated to fight hunger in the metropolitan area over the last 19 years. Yet, we are not done, because our community has an on-going … Continue reading

CSEA Winners Announced at the AGCA Convention

The Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA) winners were announced at the AGC of America’s National Convention in San Antonio, Texas on March 10, 2016. The CSEA is an ongoing and evolving effort by AGC of America to recognize companies who … Continue reading

Chapter Members Receive Build America Awards

Alliant Build America Award Winners AGC of America Annual Convention, March 10, 2016, San Antonio, Texas For 30 plus years, the Alliant Build America Awards have been given in recognition of excellence in the construction industry. These prestigious and highly … Continue reading

2016 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

On Thursday, March 3, the third constitutionally mandated “short session” came to a close. This session was not “business as usual” and was certainly not what the voters had in mind in November 2010 when they approved short sessions intended … Continue reading

Review and Comment on the ODOT Disparity Study

2016 ODOT Disparity Study The Oregon Department of Transportation 2016 Disparity Study is analyzing whether there is a level playing field for minority- and women-owned firms in the Oregon transportation contracting industry and in its own contracts. This information will … Continue reading

CTE is a win for the economy and our kids

This column originally appeared in The Business Tribune By: Mike Salsgiver You cannot pick up a publication today without seeing something about the next generation of workers and the skilled labor shortage. The biggest post-recession challenge faced by companies continues … Continue reading