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The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

Alabama AGC Statement on CM/GC Bill

Statement of Alabama AGC CM/GC Committee Chairman Alex Whaley and Alabama AGC President Rick Pate on the decision to recommend that the Alabama Legislature not advance SB239 and HB275 until the entire construction industry is in agreement. 

“After careful consideration and upon receiving extensive feedback from members throughout the state both for and against this legislation, Alabama AGC recommends that the Legislature delay any action on this proposal during the current session.  The entire industry needs more time to consider and review the impact this legislation in its current form will have on public works construction in Alabama.  Participation from the owners and contractors is critical to the creation of a viable alternative delivery system method.

“While the bill’s authors have responded favorably to Alabama AGC’s considerations, there is still great concern among our membership, and we believe there is much work to be done to gain consensus within the industry.  We will continue to work on behalf of Alabama AGC to achieve this.”
-- Alex Whaley, Sr., Whaley Construction Co., Inc.
Chairman, Alabama AGC CM/GC Committee

“As the largest construction association in Alabama with almost 1,000 members large and small, Alabama AGC has a responsibility to participate in this process and will continue to advocate on behalf of the companies and the industry it represents.

“While being open to new ideas and delivery methods, it is our belief that Alabama will only be successful with this process by taking into consideration all of the companies that this will impact and the future of our industry.”

Rick Pate, Pate Landscape Co., Inc.
President, Alabama AG