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In a speech to the Associated General Contractors of America
, a construction industry trade group, today in Washington, he discussed his current tussle with Congress over troop levels and funding for Iraq."The question is, 'Who ought to make that decision, the Congress or the commanders?,'' Bush said.
Construction materials costs are rising faster than recent producer price reports suggest, according to Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America
The next round of hearings is scheduled to take place February 20-21 in Atlanta, co-hosted by Atlanta Regional Commission, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, State Road & Tollway Authority and Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority; and in Los Angeles, co-hosted by California Marine and Intermodal Transportation System Advisory Council, American Traffic Safety Services Association, Associated General Contractors of America
and Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Nonresidential construction activity had dipped in recent years but has begun to pick back up, and both Carliner and Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America
, expect that sector of the construction industry to add positions to offset those lost by housing.
Earlier this year, the Associated General Contractors of America
named AGC of Mississippi and Western Summit Constructors the winners of AGC's 2004 National Construction Craft Program Award.
The paperback book offers a topic-by-topic comparison of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated General Contractors of America
(AGC) and the Engineers Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) forms of agreements.
Sandherr, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of America
Simonson, chief economist with Associated General Contractors of America
, will present "The hazy crystal ball: the 2005 outlook for the economy and construction."
Edward Pachico, associate director of safety and health services for Associated General Contractors of America
, says any truck with a lift in the back capable of picking up 2000 lbs.--regardless of whether that piece of equipment is a crane or not--would be classified as a crane under the new rule.
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