• AGC Advocacy Report

  • Michael Gifford, AGC President & CEO
    April 3, 2020

     

     

  • CDPHE Issues New Guidelines for Construction During Public Health Order 20-24
    Construction is under a state & local microscope and must comply with order to stay open
    AGC, working with CCA, HBA and CAMPC, advocated for construction, including commercial construction, to remain open as a critical business in the state’s Stay-At-Home Order effective at 6:00am on 3-25-20. The 4 organizations were able to get improved construction exemption language in the Updated Order issued on 3-26-20. However, based on CDPHE observations of construction sites not in full compliance, CDPHE issued the following Construction Guidance Document on 4-1-20. It is the document that CDPHE and local governments will use to determine if construction sites can stay open individually and if construction can maintain it’s status as a critical business.

    Governor Encourages All Coloradoan to Wear Mask When Outside the Home on 4-3-20
    On 4-3-20, Governor Polis encourages all Coloradans to wear a mask when outside. That includes construction employees on construction jobsites. Go to www.ColoradoMaskProject.com for details on making masks.

    AGC AHJ Building Permit and Inspection Task Force Issues First Status Report on 4-2-20
    AGC has formed an AHJ Building Permit and Inspection Task Force to publish a status of the permit and inspection protocol of each AHJ, and advocate for change where permits and inspections have been delayed or suspended, by asking for alternate means such as 3rd party, after hours, or virtual permit and inspections. Click here for the first status report. In addition, AHJ Task Force Members are available to the AGC membership for detailed questions on specific situations. Click here to go to the AGC website, COVID-19 page for AHJ Building Permit and Inspection Information.

    AGC Establishes Sample Plan for COVID-19 on Construction Sites
    AGC has formed a Best Practices Task Force has developed a Sample Plan Jobsite Protocol for COVID-19 on Construction Sites. The task force is also detailing “how to” best practices to implement the toughest challenges on jobsites. Click here for the Sample Plan Jobsite Protocol document. In addition, Jobsite Protocol and Best Practices Task Force Members are available to the AGC membership for detailed questions on specific situations. Click here to go to the AGC website, COVID-19 page for Jobsite Protocol & Best Practices page for additional resources. 

    AGC Legislative Committee to Meet Virtually on April 7th
    The Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling this week that the legislature has 120 total days to conduct business in a legislative session, not 120 consecutive day. This means the session can extend beyond the traditional May 6 deadline. To protect the industry, the AGC Legislative Committee will meet in its first ever virtual meeting on April 7th at 8am. The committee will pick up where they left off on bill review and updates on legislation important to the industry. Check out the AGC Bill Tracker to follow important legislation. To join the AGC Legislative Committee contact Polly Mize at polly@agccolorado.org.

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