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Help Us Generate a Comprehensive Outlook for 2018 by Taking the Survey Today

Each year around this time, AGC asks you – our members – to predict what next year will be like for your business. This year AGC has partnered with Sage to prepare questions that focus on expectations for market performance, hiring, labor market conditions, etc. Please take a moment to complete the survey.
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Association Head Invited into Honorary Society Based on AGC's Work Advancing the Sector

AGC of America CEO Stephen Sandherr was inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Construction on Oct. 26. Sandherr was invited to join the select group as a recognition for the many steps the association has taken to advance the interests of the construction industry. The National Academy of Construction’s mission is to identify and elect leaders from business, government, academia and connected professions who have made significant contributions to the construction industry, to recognize and honor them and for the members as a whole to provide a unique perspective and services to issues of critical importance.

 
Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, Feb. 22-24, 2018. The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area’s most popular attractions. Hop on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, or take a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront. For the list of featured speakers, click here. To see the schedule of special events, click here.
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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Advocacy
The House and Senate are working on different tax reform packages. AGC created a chart comparing key sections of each bill. The biggest tax-related concern is how tax reform treats pass-through businesses. The bills each take a different approach at taxing pass throughs and are granting a lot more tax relief to C corporations. We are working hard to get improvements for pass-through entities and have made some progress.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Seventy-two percent of construction workers injured in scaffolding accidents attribute the incident either to the support giving way, the employee slipping, or being struck by a falling object. Labor-saving technology and innovative approaches can help keep workers safe, according to the most recent issue of Constructor magazine. Check out the cover story, "Strategic Scaffolding: Challenges and Solutions," and more today.
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Do Not Leave Your Buildings to Chance
Propane Education & Research Council
Propane technology - especially propane generators - offer maximum dependability, either for your jobsite or in the finished building. Keep your clients happy and your reputation strong by using the resources on Build with Propane.
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Chapter News
In response to the recent storm devastation along the Texas Gulf Coast and on the island of Puerto Rico, the Houston Chapter of the Associated General Contractors recently announced its decision to donate $100,000 to the relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey and Maria.
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Member News
Al Daloisio, Jr. of Railroad Construction (a Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania and Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey member), and Hank Harris of FMI Corporation (a member of multiple chapters) were inducted Oct. 26 at the NAC Annual Meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Georgetown. The 2017 class includes 28 new inductees. More than 300 leaders were considered for NAC’s rigorous nomination and election process.
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C.W. Driver Companies, a San Diego Chapter and AGC of California member, broke ground on the $12.8 million construction of a new fine arts building for San Diego Community College District’s Mesa College.
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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently broke ground for a new aquarium at St. Louis Union Station in downtown St. Louis. The announcement was made by Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM), which owns Union Station. St. Louis-based PGAV Destinations will be the designer.
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S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc.,an AGC of Maine and AGC of New Hampshire member, has acquired Tibbetts Engineering Corp. of Taunton, Massachusetts. Tibbetts Engineering Corp. was founded in 1952 and provides construction materials testing, construction administration, construction inspection, and geotechnical engineering services to clients in southern New England. TEC operates two offices, in New Bedford and Taunton, which will be consolidated into the Taunton location.
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Vogel Bros. Building Co., a fifth-generation construction services company and AGC of WIsconsin member, recently opened a new office in the BioAg Gateway on the city’s southeast side.
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Membership
Apply by December 15, 2017
The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. CSEA will closely examine each candidate's commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety award program that limits the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive.
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Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
2 to 3 p.m.

November 30, 2017
2 to 3 p.m.
2 to 3 p.m.

December 7, 2017
2 to 3 p.m.
2 to 3 p.m.
3 to 4:30 p.m.
 
November 29, 2017
Belle Chasse, LA
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

January 23-24, 2018
Fort Stewart Transition Summit
Fort Stewart, GA
 
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