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AGC SmartBrief

News and information for general contractors

AGC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Alaskan port looks for solution to corroded steel posts

9/19/2014

  • SeattlePI.com

Officials at Alaska's Port of Anchorage are working to modernize its infrastructure, focusing on finding a long-term solution to the corrosion of steel posts underneath the wharf. An engineering compa… Read More

BSCAI SmartBrief

News for the building service contracting industry

BSCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Building Service Contractors Association

Aramark to reduce workforce at Chicago schools

9/16/2014

  • Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)
  • Chicago Sun-Times (free registration)

Chicago Public Schools says its main janitorial contractor, Aramark, will change its cleaning process amid complaints. Aramark plans to lay off up to 476 custodial workers this month. Read More

NRCA SmartBrief

The best stories for roofing professionals

NRCA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Roofing Contractors Association

Report: Flat school roofs could bring 5.4 gigawatts of solar energy

9/19/2014

  • ThinkProgress.org

Installing solar energy systems on flat school roofs across the country could add 5.4 gigawatts to the national solar capacity, states a report from the Department of Energy and the Solar Foundation. … Read More

Specialty Contractors SmartBrief

News for specialty contractors

Specialty Contractors SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: The Associated General Contractors of America

Architecture Billings Index rises in July

8/20/2014

  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Construction of office buildings, hotels and apartments is picking up in cities including Atlanta, Chicago and Las Vegas as businesses feel they are on more solid footing. The Architecture Billings In… Read More