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Make your plans to attend the 98th Annual AGC Convention and seize your opportunity to cultivate new ideas and partners, see and hear about the latest in construction innovation, and leave with the tools to accelerate your business to the next level. The 2017 Convention features a packed program focused on sharing solutions from experienced contractors and industry experts on key construction issues, networking events structured so you can make valuable new connections, and opportunities to shape the future of the construction industry and the association. The AGC Annual Convention is your best opportunity to enhance your business and advance your career.
 
Constructor magazine is excited to announce the launching of a new and improved website, ConstructorMagazine.com. The sleek design allows for easier navigation, and the new format houses additional content, including the ever-popular infographics found in our print magazine. Whether you're new to the site or a regular visitor, we’re sure you will like what you find. Check it out today!
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The cost of materials used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released recently by AGC of America. Association officials cautioned that potential restrictions on the use of imported construction materials threaten to drive up the price of infrastructure, buildings and new homes and apartments.
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Your Contributions Will Help Make These Projects a Success
AGC Charities Inc. is partnering with the Young Constructors Forum of the Nevada Contractors Association to help two local Las Vegas charities. The first, CARE, is dedicated to helping transition people out of homelessness by providing a host of job placement services and the second, Gentlemen By Choice, is a local not-for-profit that is dedicated to teaching key life skills for young men, especially young men of color. Please contribute to AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors to help make these two projects a success. Read more. For more information contact Brian Turmail at turmailb@agc.org or 703-459-0238.

 
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We are now accepting space reservations for the May/June issue! Content will include:
Cover Story: Workforce Development
Special Section: 2017 Equipment Guide
Feature and Infographic: Equipment 
Convention Wrap Up
2017 Alliant Build America Award Winners
2017 Alliant Build America Grand Award winning project
Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Grand Award winner
Feature: Excavation and Foundation

Target the nation’s top contractors and brand your company to the growing multi-billion dollar construction industry. To get involved, contact Jamie Williams at jwilliams@naylor.com or 352-333-3493. You can download the 2017 Constructor media planner here.  If you would like to make an editorial contribution to an issue, please contact Jeanie Clapp, editor-in-chief, at constructor@naylor.com or 352-333-3453. 
 
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Infrastructure investment was a major topic of discussion in Washington during the first week on the new Trump Administration with the House, Senate and President Trump each highlighting infrastructure investment as a priority. AGC has provided recommendations to both the administration and Congress for rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure. AGC will work with President Trump and Congress to ensure that any infrastructure plan includes real, dedicated funding for all types of infrastructure, while also encouraging greater private sector investments where appropriate.
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Business Tips
The construction industry has made great strides in revolutionizing project-delivery processes — not by just utilizing the latest technology, but by adopting an open and collaborative approach that is much more dependent on working with one another to bring project goals to fruition. And, when project collaboration is successful, the construction team should not only celebrate, but share their methods with other industry colleagues. The Collaboration Chronicles is helping folks do just this by capturing and sharing the results from successful design and construction project collaborations.
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES
Networking is all about cultivating relationships to develop your business. Everyone in a firm, regardless of title, is involved in securing clients, nurturing that relationship, and-most important - retaining their customer status. Through effective networking, practice, and focus, you can realize this success.
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Which do you think is more critical to business success...great clients, or great employees? You may feel it’s impossible to value one more highly than the other. In fact, the symbiotic relationship between the two breeds success. Yet, if you compare how most companies handle a prospective candidate, during the interview process, to how they handle a prospective client, during the proposal process, you’ll find a big difference!
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Chapter News

AGC Houston has elected James Bryant as its chairman for 2017-2018. Bryant is a partner of Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd. and oversees the firms’ operational functions.
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Member News
Congratulations to McCarthy Building Co. on signing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Strategic Partnership on Dec. 14, 2016. The signing ceremony was officiated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Mark Briggs, OSHA area director, Houston South Office; Joann Figueroa, OSHA area director, Houston North Office; and Jim Shelton, compliance assistance specialist, OSHA Houston North Area Office.
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McGrath & Associates, an AGC of Missouri and Central Illinois Builders of AGC member, has completed a $1.25-million renovation of Montgomery Bank in Bridgeton, Missouri, including a complete redesign of the branch and the addition of an AT&T retail store. The design-build project highlights a new trend in the banking industry to reduce branch size while incorporating a retail tenant into the original building footprint. Verve Design Studio was the architect.
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Moss & Associates, a South Florida Chapter-AGC member, has completed a historic concrete pour at CMC Group’s Brickell Flatiron site, located at 1001 South Miami Ave. The 50-million pound pour took 24 hours to complete.
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PC Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, reached a major milestone in January on The Jackson Laboratory’s new Center for Biometric Analysis when the final piece of structural steel was bolted into place.
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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, has promoted John Benton to operations manager. Benton joined Slack & Co. in 2014 as director of project management. With over 25 years of experience with earthwork and utility projects, Benton has demonstrated superior management skills with his team of project managers. Benton holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University.


Adam Ryan has been promoted to director of project management. In 2009 he joined the company as an estimator. His grasp of the industry and management skills have earned him several positions at Slack & Co. From estimator to assistant project manager, then project manager to assistant director of project management, and now his new position. Ryan is a Construction and Engineering graduate from North Carolina State University.
 
Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time


March 7-9, 2017 
AGC's 98th Annual Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada

March 9, 2017 
AGC to Host Roundtable Discussion for In-House Environmental Managers
Bellagio Hotel and Casino 
Las Vegas, Nevada

Friday, March 10, 2017
AGC One-Day Tech Summit

March 7-11, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada

2 to 3 p.m.

2 to 3 p.m.
Atlanta, Georgia
 
February 24
Washington , DC
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Paul, MN
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Montgomery, AL

Seattle, WA

Fort Campbell, KY

March 5-6, 2017
Los Angeles Hiring Fair
Los Angeles, CA

Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH

McLean, VA

Dover, DE

March 15, 2017
Washington, DC
10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 18, 2017
Detroit Hiring Fair
Detroit, MI
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Houston, TX
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Fort Bliss, TX

Lake Charles, LA
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm

Philadelphia, PA
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Little Rock, AR
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
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