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Completed skyscrapers set a record in 2014

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
A record 97 towers more than 656 feet tall were finished last year, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habi -More

USI West achieves Grand Masters
The Merchants Bonding Company™ Leaderboard Program salutes USI West of Phoenix, AZ, for achieving Masters status as surety professionals for five consecutive years. Grand Masters represent the 'best of the best' in contract surety. Congratulations to Jorge Mendez for their partnership for growth.

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Winter weather hurts an already aging infrastructure in NYC

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
Today's major snowstorm and last year's harsh winter expose New York City's aging infrastructure and the lack of investment t -More
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Construction set to start on $2.3B interstate project in Fla.

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
Florida is expected to get started this month on the $2.3 billion Interstate 4 Ultimate project.  -More
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Feds approve 515-mile transmission line for solar, wind energy

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
A 515-mile transmission line in New Mexico and Arizona has been approved by the Department of the Interior after the Bureau o -More
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Video: Work continues at Panama Canal expansion

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
Work is 80% complete on the Panama Canal expansion and construction continues.  -More
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Seattle's Capitol Hill light rail is under budget, 78% complete

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
Seattle's Capitol Hill light rail project is on schedule and slated for 2016 completion, according to Sound Transit.  -More
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U.S. deficit set to drop

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
The Congressional Budget Office said the U.S. budget deficit is projected to drop to $468 billion this fiscal year.  -More
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Architect envisions sustainable city of the future

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
A sustainable and self-efficient city should be a place where all buildings are connected and all people share resources equa -More
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SmartStat: Construction outlook

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
"Contractors are more optimistic about the overall state of construction in 2015 than in the previous five years, according t -More
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Changes needed to increase use of P3s in U.S., experts say

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
The public sector is increasingly looking to public-private partnerships to build infrastructure, write P3 experts John Butta -More
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AGC members save on ConsensusDocs

AGC SmartBrief - January 27, 2015 - 9:15am
ConsensusDocs are the only standard contracts written by a coalition of 40+ leading construction industry organizations, incl -More
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Renderings: Construction of $800M casino resort in Mass. set to start soon

AGC SmartBrief - January 26, 2015 - 9:58am
MGM Resorts International had planned to break ground last month on an $800 million casino resort in Springfield, Mass.  -More

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Skanska USA breaks ground on $415M hospital expansion

AGC SmartBrief - January 26, 2015 - 9:58am
Skanska USA held a ceremonial groundbreaking event in Gainesville, Fla., on the $415 million UF Health Shands Hospital.  -More
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Developer proposes second largest tower in San Francisco

AGC SmartBrief - January 26, 2015 - 9:58am
Oceanwide Holdings, a Chinese developer, plans to build San Francisco's second tallest tower.  -More
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Commentary: Construction industry is good for economy

AGC SmartBrief - January 26, 2015 - 9:58am
Many politicians and commentators focus on the high-tech sector to grow the economy, writes Joel Kotkin, but he contends that -More
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AGC, EPA form partnership to help companies comply with federal law

AGC SmartBrief - January 26, 2015 - 9:58am
The Associated General Contractors of America, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Center for Manufacturing  -More
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Largest concrete "flat-pack" bridge set to be installed

AGC SmartBrief - January 26, 2015 - 9:58am
A team of engineers at Queen's University Belfast have developed what is being billed as the largest "flat-pack" bridge in th -More
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