Construction contractors will have an easier time learning how to comply with federal and state environmental guidelines, thanks to a new partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The partnership between the Associated General Contractors of America, EPA and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences allowed for a significant upgrade to the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance website, www.cicacenter.org, association officials say.

As part of the partnership, the construction association was to help finance upgrades to the website, which originally launched in the mid-2000s with AGC’s assistance.

“Getting a construction project underway is challenging enough without having to figure out which environmental rules apply and how to comply with them,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America. “This newly revamped site will make it a lot easier for contractors to take the necessary steps to comply with all environmental regulations for their projects.”

Lisa Lund, director of the EPA’s compliance office, is also happy with the upgrade.

 “EPA is pleased that AGC recognizes the value of the CICA Center and is assuming the oversight role and funding source for the website,” she said.