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If you attended AGC of America’s 98th Annual Convention last week in Vegas, then you bet on a sure thing. Held at the Bellagio and in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the program included great speakers, engaging education sessions and top-notch award ceremonies.
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Southfield, Michigan-based Barton Malow Company won AGC of America’s Alliant Build America Grand Award at the association's 98th Annual Convention last week in Las Vegas, as well as the top prize for Best Design/Build Building Project of the Year
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Art Daniel will be at the helm as AGC marks its centennial. He sees the association’s myriad accomplishments as more than just past triumphs due homage, but a poured foundation that will hold each beam and brick of a bold, bright future.
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A joint venture between Herzog and Stacy & Witbeck was awarded last week for building a sensory garden to benefit the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City, Missouri. As a result, the group was named the AGC in the Community Award Winner by the charitable arm of AGC of America, AGC Charities, Inc.
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We are now accepting space reservations for the July/August issue! Content will include:
  • Feature: Artificial Intelligence on Jobsites
  • Infographic: Construction Technology
  • Feature: Demolition and Wrecking
  • Feature: CSEA winners
  • Special Section: Regional Resource Guide (access last year’s guide here)
This issue gives you the opportunity to advertise nationally or regionally, with the popular Regional Resource Guide section. To get involved, contact Jamie Williams at 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 352-333-3453. 

 
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Advocacy
BY SAMARA BAREND
FOUNDER AND LEADER, PERFORMANCE BASED BUILDING COALITION
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PPP DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, AECOM

Since 2010, more than $36 billion in U.S. transportation public-private partnership (PPP) projects have advanced. Over that same period, however, only one public building PPP was constructed. There is one key reason for the lack of PPP activity in public buildings – the U.S. Tax Code.
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BY GARY L. SEIDER, P.E., ENGINEERING MANAGER
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Bad soil is the main factor that affects foundations. Contaminated dirt and expansive clay weaken structural support over time, while clay soil leads to foundation cracking in the years following installation. Plus, when excavating contaminated soil is possible, it’s an expensive alternative. Anticipating these flaws and building them into the blueprint of your structure puts your building ahead of the game and prevents engineers and contractors from continually having to invest in repairs as time passes.
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BY RUSS POROWSKI, AREA SALES MANAGER, AGGREKO
Planning for large-scale construction projects involves a host of moving parts and collaboration with numerous vendors and equipment providers at all points along its life cycle. Among these considerations, planning for temporary power should be part of the conversation early in the process. Given that most people are not power experts and with so many options for temporary power on the market, how do you know which provider is right for your project?
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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES
BY MATTHEW LEE, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, YOUNG CONTRACTING/SE, INC.

Have you ever had to sit through a presentation where you spend the entire time checking your phone for emails and messages even though you know you haven’t received any new ones? At some point in your career, whether you are in business development, sales, marketing, management, or otherwise, most of us will have to get up in front of a group of people and make a presentation. Here are five tips that may help you give a meaningful presentation.
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Chapter News
The Associated General Contractors of Missouri was recognized with the Arcus Award for Inclusion and Talent Attraction at the 4th Annual Arcus Awards event on Feb. 23. The Academy Awards-style program, sponsored by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and presented by RubinBrown LLP, honored the achievements of companies and organizations that inspire a greater St. Louis. Over 850 executives, entrepreneurs and civic leaders attended the dinner program at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.
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Member News
Behlen Building Systems, a Master Builders of Iowa member, has appointed Pat Kern as vice president of new business development and international marketing. In this newly-established position, Kern will lead the commercial sales effort and project coordination for new building system projects in the eastern United States region and international sales opportunities.
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Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm and member of multiple AGC chapters, completed renovations on Lafferre Hall, home to the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering.
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On Feb. 10, community leaders gathered in Dallas to break ground on a facility that gives local men and women a new chance in life. For 48 years, Dallas 24 Hour Club has provided safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand new life away from drugs and alcohol. But while the 24 Hour Club was bringing a new life to others, its own building was in need of a new life itself.
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Effective Jan. 31, 2017, H&E Equipment Services Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced the opening of its new branch in Beaumont, Texas, joining neighboring branches in Houston; Pasadena, Texas; and Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a total of 78 branches nationwide.
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South Burlington, Vermont-based PC Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced recently it has been selected to provide construction services for Ben & Jerry’s 40,000-sq-ft expansion project, dubbed "Project Extra Chunk" on Industrial Park Road in St. Albans, Vermont.
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Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time

Atlanta, Georgia

March 28, 2017
 
ShuBee
March 15-17, 2017
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.

Chicago, IL

April 13, 2017
Farmingdale, NY
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

April 13, 2017
Patrick Air Force Base Military Spouse Career Event
Patrick Air Force Base, FL
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fort Bragg, NC
Fort Irwin, CA
 
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