February 15, 2017, 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Construction Apprenticeships: Critical to Future of the Industry
A chronic worker shortage continues to plague the construction industry as construction employment levels reach its highest number since the economic downturn in 2008. In an analysis of this report, released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) on February 3, 2017, Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist, stated, "The employment gains would be even larger if there were enough workers with the right skills available to hire." Colorado, alone, added 11,000 construction jobs in 2016, the fourth highest in the nation, but 89% of Colorado firms still report facing difficulty in filling hourly craft positions.
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AGC Advocacy Update - What you Need to Know
AGC Slows Down SB45 – Construction Defect Claim Allocation Of Defense Costs
One of the construction defects litigation reform bills introduced by the legislature this year is SB17-045. The bill changes how insurance company defense costs are allocated at the front end of the process, when a construction defect claim is first received by the contractor. The AGC Legislative Committee did a complete analysis of the bill, identified 3 main areas of concern, and quickly sprang into action to slow the bill down and get a meeting with the bill sponsors to address those concerns.
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