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For its centennial year, AGC of America is taking on its most ambitious Autodesk Operation Opening Doors project yet. Warrior Canine Connection enlists veterans who suffer from hidden wounds, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, to train service dogs as part of their therapy. AGC Charities, Inc., the charitable arm of the association, is building a new national headquarters for the organization and encourages AGC members to become part of this historic event. Constructor's January/February cover story, "Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission" talks in-depth about this memorable project.

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Seventy-five percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2018 as contractors are optimistic that economic conditions will remain strong as tax rates and regulatory burdens fall, according to survey results released recently by AGC of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. Despite the general optimism outlined in Expecting Growth to Continue: The 2018 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, many firms report they remain worried about workforce shortages and infrastructure funding.
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Construction employment increased by 30,000 jobs in December to the highest level since September 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials said that, according to an outlook the association released earlier this month, most firms expect to continue adding jobs this year amid expectations demand for construction will expand.
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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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Advocacy
On Jan. 10, the Problem Solvers Caucus – a bipartisan group of 48 House members – released their infrastructure report detailing policy suggestions for a future infrastructure plan. AGC and other infrastructure stakeholders consulted with these members of Congress, offering funding recommendations and policy prescriptions for inclusion in the plan.
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Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Business Tips
Business Development Best Practices Series
Clients’ needs and expectations relative to the services provided by their design and construction partners are evolving. Savvy clients have increased their demand for turnkey services and a higher level of detailed information far earlier in the project planning process. Beyond programming, owners are looking to understand milestone dates, disruption of ongoing operations, and a firm cost for the project, all earlier than this information is typically
provided.
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BOND, a member of multiple AGC chapters, celebrated the topping off for the new Southwest Quincy Middle School. The ceremony marked the final steel beam set into place on the new 95,000 SF building. It was attended by City of Quincy officials, the School Building Committee, Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), Ai3 Architects, owner’s project manager PCA360 and the BOND project team.
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Brinkmann Constructors, an AGC of Missouri member, has promoted Andy McDonell to vice president and appointed him to lead its regional office in Kansas City. During McDonell’s 18 years with Brinkmann Constructors, he has led many of the company’s major multifamily, renovation, senior living and institutional/government projects. His construction experience spans 30 years.
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McCarthy Building Companies, a member of multiple AGC chapters, and the City of O’Fallon celebrated on Saturday, December 2, 2017, the grand opening of the new City of O’Fallon Justice Center that includes the O’Fallon Police Department and Municipal Courts.
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The Special Projects Division of Turner Construction Company in Nashville, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has completed the buildout of Schneider Electric’s new southeast regional office in Cool Springs, which will consolidate several of its existing Middle Tennessee locations under one roof.
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When the NFL announced in May 2014 that its 52nd championship game would be played in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2018, a race was on within the hospitality, commercial real estate and construction industries in the Twin Cities to capitalize on the future economic infusion from the big game.
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Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time

January 16, 2018
2 to 3 p.m.

2 to 3 p.m.
Atlanta, Georgia

Naples, Florida

3 to 4 p.m.

February 26-28, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana

February 28, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
New Orleans, Louisiana
 
Nellis Air Force Base, NV
Fort Irwin, CA

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

January 23, 2018
Oklahoma City, OK

January 31 to February 1, 2018
Camp Pendleton Military Spouse Hiring Event
Oceanside, CA

Virginia Beach, VA

Fort Bragg, NC

Coast Guard Base Alameda, CA
8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

February 7, 2018
Virginia Beach, VA
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

February 9, 2018
Houston, TX
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

February 12, 2018
Fort Gordon, GA

Fort Gordon, GA
9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
San Antonio, TX
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, TX

February 22, 2018
Joint Base San Antonio - Randolph, TX

February 23, 2018
Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, TX

February 23, 2018
Washington, DC
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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