AGC Constructor http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2018 8/15/2018 1:41:12 AM 20 Help AGC Measure the Scope of Construction Labor Shortages https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCWorkforceSurvey2018 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><i>Take this short <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCWorkforceSurvey2018">survey</a> today</i> As demand for construction in most parts of the country continues to expand and the number of unemployed construction workers hits record low levels, AGC of America and Autodesk are working to better quantify where these shortages are taking place, how severe they are, and what steps firms are taking to both cope with tight labor markets and improve the supply of new, qualified workers. That is why we are asking members to take a few minutes to complete the workforce survey that we have prepared. The more people understand the scope, and consequences, of a tight construction labor market, the more likely they are to act on the measures we are promoting to make it easier for school systems, local associations and private firms to establish career and technical education and training programs. The more members who take the <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCWorkforceSurvey2018">survey</a>, the better able we all will be to describe labor market conditions where you operate. </p> 7/16/2018 12:03:37 AM https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCWorkforceSurvey2018 Construction Cost Data Shows Effect of Trade Disputes as Aluminum and Steel Costs Increase https://www.agc.org/news/2018/07/11/construction-cost-data-shows-effect-trade-disputes-aluminum-and-steel-costs-increase <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction costs accelerated again in June, with steep increases for a wide range of building and road construction materials as tariffs against foreign goods come into effect, according to an analysis by AGC of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials say that contractors will have to assume much of the costs as tariffs increase the costs of many key construction materials.</p> 7/15/2018 11:21:14 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/07/11/construction-cost-data-shows-effect-trade-disputes-aluminum-and-steel-costs-increase Digital Edition of <i>Constructor</i> Upgraded to New Publishing Platform https://www.constructor-digital.com/ngcs/july_august_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1408789#articleId1408789 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Beginning with the July/August issue of <i>Constructor</i>, the digital edition will be published on a new platform that allows for a mobile and tablet-optimized user experience. This new version allows you to scroll through article content in an easy, legible format. However, we will continue to produce a supplemental flipbook version of each magazine issue that you can utilize if you prefer. </p> 7/15/2018 11:31:00 PM https://www.constructor-digital.com/ngcs/july_august_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1408789#articleId1408789 Contractors Roll Up Their Sleeves on Workforce Development https://www.constructor-digital.com/ngcs/july_august_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1408789#articleId1408789 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />In an effort to combat a shortage of skilled workers in combination with a "college-for-all" mentality that is prevalent in many U.S. high schools workforce development opportunities are on the rise.</p> 7/15/2018 11:25:35 PM https://www.constructor-digital.com/ngcs/july_august_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1408789#articleId1408789 Cultivating a Marketing Culture https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/2018-06%20Cultivating%20a%20Market%20Culture%20%28Thornton%29.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>Business Development Best Practices Series</i> In the construction world, marketing can sometimes end up being an afterthought or a reactionary response to proposal needs, as opposed to a thoughtful and strategic business tool. Here are a few practical insights on how you can begin to grow and develop a culture where marketing is not only respected but embraced.</p> 7/16/2018 12:17:10 AM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/2018-06%20Cultivating%20a%20Market%20Culture%20%28Thornton%29.pdf Kinsley Recently Awarded New Condominiums at 300 8th Street NE http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512154&issueID=59318 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Community Three Development recently awarded Kinsley Construction, Inc., an AGC of Metropolitan D.C. member, the new multifamily complex at 300 8th Street NE, Washington DC. Replacing a former dialysis center at the corner of C and 8th streets, the project will demolish everything above ground and convert the existing basement into an underground parking structure. </p> 7/15/2018 11:41:57 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512154&amp;issueID=59318 TDIndustries Promotes David Fultz to Senior Vice President of Dallas Special Projects http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512156&issueID=59318 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />TDIndustries, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has promoted David Fultz to Senior Vice President of Dallas Special Projects. Fultz, who was previously a vice president of Dallas Special Projects, is responsible for sales, business development, estimating and operations for the Dallas Special Projects Group. </p> 7/15/2018 11:55:28 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512156&amp;issueID=59318 MWH Constructors Awarded $23 Million Contract from Town of Eagle, Colorado http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512155&issueID=59318 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />MWH Constructors, a Colorado Contractors Association member, was awarded a $23 million contract by the Town of Eagle, Colorado (Town) to serve as construction manager at-risk (CMAR) for the Lower Basin Water Treatment Plant (LBWTP). The new plant will provide highly reliable water service and environmental benefits, and allow the Town to pursue its vision for smart economic development and growth over the next 20 years. </p> 7/15/2018 11:47:08 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=512155&amp;issueID=59318 Celebrate AGC's Centennial and Share Your Story http://centennial.agc.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59318>July 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />This year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association's rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more.</p> 7/15/2018 11:16:33 PM http://centennial.agc.org AGC Uses Mobile Technology to Make Highway Work Zones Safer https://www.agc.org/news/2018/05/24/construction-group-uses-mobile-technology-make-highway-work-zones-safer-most-road <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Fifty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America. In response, association officials have launched a new mobile advertising campaign urging drivers who routinely pass through certain work zones to slow down and be alert.</p> 6/14/2018 7:23:13 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/05/24/construction-group-uses-mobile-technology-make-highway-work-zones-safer-most-road Construction Employment Rises in 42 States and D.C. from May 2017 to May 2018, while 28 States Add Construction Jobs for the Month https://www.agc.org/news/2018/06/15/construction-employment-rises-42-states-and-dc-may-2017-may-2018-while-28-states-add <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Forty-two states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between May 2017 and May 2018, while 28 states added construction jobs between April and May, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data released recently. Association officials warned that soaring construction costs, aggravated by new tariffs on steel and aluminum, could trigger project cancellations and job losses. "It is heartening to see such widespread construction job gains," said chief economist Ken Simonson. "However, unexpected, steep cost increases for many materials may force some contractors to lay off workers, while passing on price hikes will likely cause public agencies and private owners to delay or cancel projects."</p> 6/14/2018 7:21:59 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/06/15/construction-employment-rises-42-states-and-dc-may-2017-may-2018-while-28-states-add Creating a Culture of Coaching http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0318/index.php#/36 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />In many industries, companies are struggling to recruit good people and fighting even harder to retain them. What&rsquo;s harder still is getting good people in, helping them grow to be even better employees, and then being the type of company that high-performing employees choose to stay at instead of going elsewhere. <i>By ERIC MARCOE, DREAM COACH, MIRON CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.</i></p> 6/14/2018 7:11:11 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0318/index.php#/36 Kansas City Chapter, AGC Honors Contractors for Top Projects at Building Excellence Awards http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/pdf/Building-Excellence-Awards-Ad-for-AGC.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />Contractor members of the Kansas City Chapter of AGC of America were honored at the biennial Building Excellence Awards banquet on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Winners and Finalists are listed in the link below. All finalists are listed in alphabetical order.</p> 6/18/2018 9:28:37 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/pdf/Building-Excellence-Awards-Ad-for-AGC.pdf Gray Construction President & CEO Talks Foreign Direct Investment with CNBC http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=507779&issueID=59317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction, an AGC of Kentucky member, appeared on CNBC. Opening the hit show "Closing Bell," Gray discussed the newly announced steel tariffs speaking about the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) alongside Barry Zekelman, CEO and executive chairman of Zekelman Industries.</p> 6/14/2018 7:37:32 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=507779&amp;issueID=59317 C.W. Driver Companies Completes $10M El Cajon Animal Shelter http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508024&issueID=59317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>Highly Anticipated, State-of-the-Art Animal Care Facility Opens</i> C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, recently announced the completion of the new 14,291-sq-ft El Cajon Animal Shelter in El Cajon, California. The single story, contemporary animal care facility is open to the public and will provide veterinary and pet adoption services to residents in El Cajon and La Mesa. </p> 6/18/2018 9:35:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508024&amp;issueID=59317 Moss Celebrates Completion of RIVA in Fort Lauderdale http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508025&issueID=59317 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Moss Construction, a South Florida Chapter-AGC and TEXO member, celebrated the completion of the $85 million RIVA Condominiums in Fort Lauderdale. </p> 6/18/2018 9:43:21 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=508025&amp;issueID=59317 AGC Survey on Drone Use in Construction Activities https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />AGC has prepared a drone use <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform">survey</a> to determine the state of the art in drone use on highway, bridge, heavy and civil projects. AGC's Highway and Transportation Division has created a task force to address the use of Unmanned Arial Systems - aka drones - in civil construction operations. The task force is looking at issues such as: how contractors are using drones in day-to-day operations, what impediments to their use exist, what are best practice recommendations, what technical issues need to be addressed, how can AGC work with FHWA and state DOTs in addressing these concerns. Three members of the task force participated in a national roundtable conference with FHWA, AASHTO, state DOTs and industry representatives in February to discuss how the groups can work together to ensure that no unnecessary impediments are preventing the use of this technology in construction operations from developing. This survey will help guide the task force's efforts. Please take the time to have the person in your company who is the expert on drone use complete the <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform">survey.</a></p> 6/14/2018 7:11:11 PM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform Celebrate AGC's Centennial and Share Your Story http://centennial.agc.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59317>June 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />This year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association's rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more.</p> 6/14/2018 7:11:11 PM http://centennial.agc.org Get Involved with Infrastructure Week http://infrastructureweek.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><a href="http://infrastructureweek.org/">Infrastructure Week 2018 runs May 14-21</a> and AGC, a longtime affiliate and partner of the week, looks forward to this being the largest Infrastructure Week yet. This is a time for members of America&rsquo;s business, labor, and government communities to turn up the volume on the need to fix our nation&rsquo;s infrastructure. Help <a href="http://infrastructureweek.org/shareables/">get the message out</a> through social media that it is #TimeToBuild. </p> 5/14/2018 4:42:23 PM http://infrastructureweek.org/ Construction Employers Add 17,000 Jobs in April and 257,000 for the Year https://www.agc.org/news/2018/05/04/construction-employers-add-17000-jobs-april-and-257000-year-hourly-earnings-rise-35 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 17,000 jobs in April and by 257,000 jobs over the past year while firms boosted pay to help recruit new workers, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials noted that the increases in pay appear to be attracting more former construction workers back into the job market, but cautioned that labor conditions remain extremely tight.</p> 5/15/2018 9:37:13 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/05/04/construction-employers-add-17000-jobs-april-and-257000-year-hourly-earnings-rise-35 Attracting and Growing Talent: What Contractors Need to Know https://www.constructormagazine.com/attracting-and-growing-talent-what-contractors-need-to-know/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Across many industries in the U.S., there is a decline in educated, skilled and experienced personnel as the largest generation in history moves out of the workforce and into retirement. As a result, it&rsquo;s become a war for talent, and construction companies are on the front line. This comes at a critically important time for the construction industry as the current volume of work already exceeds the human capital resource capacity. Furthermore, between natural disasters, a growing economy and a crumbling infrastructure, the demand for increasing the industry&rsquo;s production capacity is at an all-time high. <i>BY STACEY HOLSINGER AND MARK DRURY SHAPIRO AND DUNCAN, AN AGC OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON DC MEMBER</i></p> 5/14/2018 5:02:41 PM https://www.constructormagazine.com/attracting-and-growing-talent-what-contractors-need-to-know/ CRM in the World of Construction https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/2018-04%20CRM%20in%20the%20World%20of%20Construction%20%28Tanek%29%20R1.compressed.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> GLY Construction Inc., an AGC of Washington member, recently launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) system. Like many A/E/C firms, the company had a CRM system, but after 20 years, the data had become unreliable and the system was considered a necessary evil by the few who continued to use it. When the firm decided to transition from legacy CRM system to something new, it had more questions than answers. <i>BY KARA TANEK, SENIOR MARKETING COORDINATOR GLY CONSTRUCTION INC.</i></p> 5/14/2018 5:24:17 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/2018-04%20CRM%20in%20the%20World%20of%20Construction%20%28Tanek%29%20R1.compressed.pdf Spring 2018 Regulatory Agenda Unveils Priorities of Federal Labor Agencies https://www.agc.org/news/2018/05/10/spring-2018-regulatory-agenda-unveils-priorities-federal-labor-agencies <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />On May 9, 2018, the Trump Administration unveiled its Spring 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions mapping out federal agency priorities for the coming months. This bi-annual publication informs the public of regulations under consideration or planned by federal agencies. The present agenda includes several submissions by labor agencies.</p> 5/14/2018 4:39:17 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/05/10/spring-2018-regulatory-agenda-unveils-priorities-federal-labor-agencies Kinsley to Build Capitol Courts Apartments in Washington, D.C. http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503164&issueID=59316 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Kinsley Construction, Inc., an AGC of Metropolitan Washington DC member, has been selected by SGA Companies and ALTA Worldwide, to build the Capitol Courts luxury apartment complex in the Hill East neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The new 98,900-sq-ft, six-story, multifamily building will include 117 luxury apartments, ground-floor retail, below-grade parking and a rooftop courtyard. </p> 5/14/2018 5:44:23 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503164&amp;issueID=59316 Skiles Group Names Keyan Zandy Chief Operating Officer, Adds Michael Blakemore as Senior Vice President http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503168&issueID=59316 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>Appointments Position Lean Construction Firm for Continued Growth</i> Skiles Group, a TEXO member, recently announced two executive team changes: Keyan Zandy, previously director of operations, has been appointed chief operating officer, and Michael Blakemore has joined the firm as senior vice president.</p> 5/14/2018 6:11:29 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503168&amp;issueID=59316 TEXO Honors TDIndustries with Distinguished Building Award http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503166&issueID=59316 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TEXO announced their 2018 Distinguished Building Award recipients on Wednesday, April 18. TDIndustries (TD) was acknowledged for its work on the Texas Health Resources Recovery and Wellness Center.</p> 5/14/2018 5:58:28 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=503166&amp;issueID=59316 Nailed It: Celebrating a Century's Worth of Tools and Equipment http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0318/index.php#/12 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />From horse-drawn levelers and steam shovels to cordless drills and surveys by drone, the tools that make the trade happen have undergone some serious evolution in the time since AGC of America was founded, a mere 100 years ago. <a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0318/index.php#/12">"Nailed It!,"</a> our May/June cover story, studies a century of construction equipment and the game changers that have allowed people to work smarter.</p> 5/14/2018 4:31:34 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0318/index.php#/12 AGC Survey on Drone Use in Construction Activities https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />AGC has prepared a drone use <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform">survey</a> to determine the state of the art in drone use on highway, bridge, heavy and civil projects. AGC's Highway and Transportation Division has created a task force to address the use of Unmanned Arial Systems - aka drones - in civil construction operations. The task force is looking at issues such as: how contractors are using drones in day-to-day operations, what impediments to their use exist, what are best practice recommendations, what technical issues need to be addressed, how can AGC work with FHWA and state DOTs in addressing these concerns. Three members of the task force participated in a national roundtable conference with FHWA, AASHTO, state DOTs and industry representatives in February to discuss how the groups can work together to ensure that no unnecessary impediments are preventing the use of this technology in construction operations from developing. This survey will help guide the task force's efforts. Please take the time to have the person in your company who is the expert on drone use complete the <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform">survey.</a></p> 5/14/2018 4:31:34 PM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform Celebrate AGC's Centennial and Share Your Story http://centennial.agc.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59316>May 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />This year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association's rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more.</p> 5/14/2018 4:31:34 PM http://centennial.agc.org AGC Survey on Drone Use in Construction Activities https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />AGC has prepared a drone use <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform">survey</a> to determine the state the art in drone use on highway, bridge, heavy and civil projects. AGC's Highway and Transportation Division has created a task force to address the use of Unmanned Arial Systems aka drones in civil construction operations. The task force is looking at issues such as: how contractors are using drones in day-to-day operations, what impediments to their use exist, what are best practice recommendations, what technical issues need to be addressed, how can AGC work with FHWA and state DOTs in addressing these concerns. Three members of the task force participated in a national roundtable conference with FHWA, AASHTO, state DOTs and industry representatives in February to discuss how the groups can work together to ensure that no unnecessary impediments are preventing the use of this technology in construction operations from developing. This survey will help guide the task force's efforts. Please take the time to have the person in your company who is the expert on drone use complete the <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform">survey.</a></p> 4/13/2018 11:46:25 AM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScii43wBtXs2H6VmWcrGNZteFSGjJGAbtmqowh4xRSlWVF-rw/viewform AGC Promotes Work Zone Safety at National Event http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=498286&issueID=59315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />AGC&rsquo;s Highway and Transportation Division Chair Ken Kubacki participated in a media event at the Jane Byrne interchange project in downtown Chicago, Illinois as part of this year&rsquo;s Work Zone Awareness Week activities. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner headlined the event. AGC serves on the National Work Zone Awareness Week organizing committee which seeks to raise this issue with motorists nationwide and annually participates in the national event. AGC chapters across the country also cooperate with their state DOT to raise awareness on the dangers that work zones can pose to both workers and drivers alike. This year many AGC chapters and member companies took part in the Orange for Safety campaign as part of the week&rsquo;s activities.</p> 4/13/2018 11:55:24 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=498286&amp;issueID=59315 Construction Costs Climb in March; Tariff Threats May Delay or Cancel Projects https://www.agc.org/news/2018/04/10/construction-costs-climb-march-wide-range-input-costs-jump-tariff-threats-may-delay <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction costs climbed again in March, with increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data released recently. Association officials warned that tariffs on some items might lead to project delays and cancellations if supplies become unobtainable or too expensive for current budgets.</p> 4/13/2018 1:04:41 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/04/10/construction-costs-climb-march-wide-range-input-costs-jump-tariff-threats-may-delay Seeing the Way to Enhanced Productivity and Safety http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/pdf/WTW30318_FLYER_MCF_Maximizing_the_Construction_Technology_2018.final.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Over the last 20 years, labor-productivity growth in the construction sector has averaged only 1 percent per year compared with growth of 3.6 percent per year in the manufacturing sector. Technology that promotes lean principles can help close that gap. Contractors need to be aware that some of the technology is new and untested. Simple video-based technologies, however, are plentiful and affordable. Here is a quick guide on where and how contractors can see their way to greater productivity and safety and reduced waste. <i>SOURCE: WILLIS TOWERS WATSON</i></p> 4/13/2018 11:42:19 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/pdf/WTW30318_FLYER_MCF_Maximizing_the_Construction_Technology_2018.final.pdf Administration Announces "One Federal Decision" Policy http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2018-04-12.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br /><i>In Line with AGC Environmental Review Streamlining Recommendations</i> On April 9, the Trump administration unveiled an AGC-backed "One Federal Decision" memorandum of understanding signed by more than a dozen federal agencies that establishes a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects. AGC has advocated for streamlining provisions like the "One Federal Decision" process, whereby one agency takes the lead on navigating the permitting process, reviews are conducted concurrently, and the agencies follow a reasonable timetable. AGC&rsquo;s chart and background document highlight some of the common road blocks and delays in environmental reviews and permitting of major infrastructure projects.</p> 4/13/2018 1:01:48 PM http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2018-04-12.html Moss and the School District of Osceola County Celebrate Groundbreaking of New Harmony Middle School http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=498299&issueID=59315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On March 28, Moss, a South Florida Chapter-AGC member, and the School District of Osceola County, Fla., celebrated the groundbreaking of Harmony Middle School AA. Completion of the 170,000-sq-ft facility is slated for opening in the August 2019 school year.</p> 4/13/2018 12:29:01 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=498299&amp;issueID=59315 Skanska Engaged in Phase One of EdgeCore Mesa Construction http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=498305&issueID=59315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Skanska, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has begun working on EdgeCore Mesa&rsquo;s facility located at 3856 S. Everton Terrace Mesa, Arizona. Phase one, a $22-million construction project, consists of development of a 25-acre site into the first of a seven-building data center. The project includes site work, underground utilities, a 200,000-sq-ft, two-story precast building, electrical and mechanical equipment, platforms and generators.</p> 4/13/2018 12:37:55 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=498305&amp;issueID=59315 Western Specialty Contractors Acquires 125-year-old Western Roofing Company to Expand Roofing Business in Kansas City, Missouri http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=498292&issueID=59315 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Western Specialty Contractors, a Master Builders of Iowa and AGC of Missouri member, has acquired the 125-year-old Western Roofing Company of Kansas City, Missouri to merge with its existing Kansas City Roofing Branch and expand its roofing business in the Kansas City, Missouri area.</p> 4/13/2018 12:16:51 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=498292&amp;issueID=59315 Inside March/April: Span Cycles http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0218/index.php?startid=29#/28 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /> Bridges connect cities with supplies, enabling commerce. They afford people the freedom of travel, making difficult passages and impossible crossings easy every day. Constructors have long found fascination with these feats of engineering and elegant design, but modern bridges and the builders who create them enjoy advancements that the industry&rsquo;s earliest innovators could scarcely have imagined.</p> 4/12/2018 5:53:56 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0218/index.php?startid=29#/28 Celebrate AGC's Centennial and Share Your Story http://centennial.agc.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59315>April 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />This year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association's rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more.</p> 4/12/2018 5:53:56 PM http://centennial.agc.org Celebrate AGC's Centennial and Share Your Story http://centennial.agc.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59314>March 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />This year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association's rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more.</p> 3/15/2018 7:07:12 PM http://centennial.agc.org Construction Costs Escalate in February as Steel and Aluminum Prices Jump http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493601&issueID=59314 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59314>March 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction costs escalated in February, driven by price increases for a wide range of building materials including steel and aluminum, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released recently. Association officials warned that newly imposed tariffs on those metals will create steeper increases that will squeeze budgets for infrastructure, school districts and commercial projects.</p> 3/15/2018 7:19:17 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493601&amp;issueID=59314 The One Question that Can Dramatically Increase Your Proposal Wins http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493603&issueID=59314 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59314>March 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />In a fiercely competitive environment, small differences can play a major role in whether you win or lose a proposal competition. In this new BD Best Practices article, Matt Handal, Founder, Help Everybody Every Day, discusses the single question that can dramatically increase your proposal wins. <i>BY MATT HANDEL FOUNDER, HELP EVERYBODY EVERY DAY</i></p> 3/15/2018 7:29:57 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493603&amp;issueID=59314 25 Students Awarded Scholarships at Annual Banquet of The Builders' Association http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/pdf/25Students.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59314>March 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />Twenty-five outstanding students received scholarships at The Builders&rsquo; Association&rsquo;s Annual Banquet, which was held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on Friday, February 23, 2018. The scholarships were funded by donations to The Builders&rsquo; Association Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit endowment fund established to support, through scholarships, the academic education of individuals who seek careers in the commercial construction industry. </p> 3/15/2018 7:34:44 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/pdf/25Students.pdf General Services Administration Selects Brasfield & Gorrie for Charlotte U.S. Courthouse http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493605&issueID=59314 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59314>March 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has selected Brasfield & Gorrie, a member of multiple AGC chapters, as the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) for the new U.S. courthouse annex and renovation of the historic Charles R. Jonas U.S. Courthouse (Jonas Courthouse), located in midtown Charlotte. The Charlotte courthouse project is part of the GSA&rsquo;s $947 million <a href="https://www.gsa.gov/about-us/newsroom/news-releases/gsa-announces-%24947-million-courthouse-investment-plan">Fiscal Year 2016 Courthouse Investment Plan.</a></p> 3/15/2018 7:39:34 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493605&amp;issueID=59314 Miron Construction Begins Work on Muskego High School Pool http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493607&issueID=59314 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59314>March 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><a href="https://miron-construction.com/">Miron Construction Co., Inc.</a>, an AGC of Greater Milwaukee Inc. and AGC of Wisconsin member, in partnership with <a href="http://www.brayarch.com/">Bray Associates Architects, Inc.</a>, began construction on a new 13,400-sq-ft pool facility at Muskego High School. </p> 3/15/2018 7:49:28 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493607&amp;issueID=59314 Turner Construction Company and Workforce Opportunity Services Expand Engagement with Managed Services Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493606&issueID=59314 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59314>March 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><a href="https://www.wforce.org/">Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS)</a>&mdash;the leading non-profit organization connecting individuals from underserved populations with transformative career opportunities&mdash;is excited to announce the expansion of its engagement with <a href="http://www.turnerconstruction.com/">Turner Construction Company</a>, a member of multiple AGC chapters. Through WOS Managed Services, three individuals from underserved communities have been recruited and trained to provide Turner employees with service desk support. Their services will be provided over a 12-week period and will be outsourced from WOS' offices in Dallas, Texas. </p> 3/15/2018 7:44:02 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=493606&amp;issueID=59314 Inside March/April: Meet Eddie Stewart, AGC's 2018 President http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0218/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59314>March 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /> Poised to begin his presidency in the year of AGC's centennial, Eddie Stewart is proud of everything the association has accomplished and ready to celebrate, but his eyes or unmoving - resting steady on the road ahead. Learn more about Stewart in Constructor's March/April cover story, <a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0218/index.php#/12">"Focused on the Future."</a></p> 3/15/2018 7:16:54 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0218/index.php#/0 Celebrate AGC's Centennial and Share Your Story http://centennial.agc.org <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />This year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association's rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more.</p> 2/15/2018 2:48:19 PM http://centennial.agc.org See You in New Orleans for AGC's 99th Annual Convention http://convention.agc.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, <strong>Feb. 22-24, 2018.</strong> The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area&rsquo;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, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/featured-speakers/">click here</a>. To see the schedule of special events, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/special-events/">click here. </a></p> 2/15/2018 1:47:27 PM http://convention.agc.org/ Construction Employment Increases in 269 Metro Areas Between December 2016 and 2017 https://www.agc.org/news/2018/02/06/construction-employment-increases-269-metro-areas-between-december-2016-2017 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> Construction employment increased in 269 out of 358 metro areas between December 2016 and December 2017, declined in 43 and stagnated in 46, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released last week by AGC of America. Association officials said new infrastructure funding would help ensure firms continue to expand their headcount in 2018.</p> 2/15/2018 1:50:55 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/02/06/construction-employment-increases-269-metro-areas-between-december-2016-2017 Improving Safety with Business Information Modeling Technology http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0118/index.php#/36 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BY DEBRA WOOD</i> Safety remains a prime concern for most contractors, and some AGC of America members are using building information modeling (BIM) to identify risks and mitigate hazards.</p> 2/15/2018 1:58:54 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0118/index.php#/36 President's Infrastructure Plan Should Serve as Impetus for Legislation to Improve Aging and Over-Burdened Public Works https://www.agc.org/news/2018/02/12/president%E2%80%99s-infrastructure-plan-should-serve-impetus-legislation-improve-aging-and <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />The chief executive officer of AGC of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to the release earlier this week of President Trump&rsquo;s proposal to improve and rebuild the country&rsquo;s aging public works, including roads, bridges, airports, waterways and clean water systems.</p> 2/15/2018 1:49:40 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/02/12/president%E2%80%99s-infrastructure-plan-should-serve-impetus-legislation-improve-aging-and ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee Wins "Supplier of the Year" http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=487859&issueID=59313 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> <i>Associated General Contractors of Tennessee - Knoxville Bestows Honor</i> ALL Crane Rental of Tennessee has received the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award from the Knoxville Branch of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Tennessee. </p> 2/15/2018 2:07:49 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=487859&amp;issueID=59313 Moss Celebrates Groundbreaking of The Related Group's $80 Million Icon Central http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=487860&issueID=59313 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On Jan. 10, Moss, a South Florida Chapter-AGC and TEXO member, celebrated the groundbreaking of the $80 million Icon Central mixed-used development in downtown St. Petersburg. The upscale multifamily high-rise is being developed by Miami-based The Related Group and will include 368 residential units as well a total renovation of the 1926 Union Trust Bank building.</p> 2/15/2018 2:18:09 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=487860&amp;issueID=59313 Brasfield & Gorrie Breaks Ground on UAB Proton Therapy Center http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=487863&issueID=59313 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><i>General contractor begins construction on first proton therapy center in Alabama</i> Brasfield & Gorrie, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently joined Proton International and the University of Alabama at Birmingham to break ground on the first proton therapy facility in the state. The facility, Proton International at UAB, is expected to be ready to treat cancer patients in 2020.</p> 2/15/2018 2:45:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=487863&amp;issueID=59313 Raymond "Butch" Ames Receives Outstanding Achievement Award from The Moles https://tunnelingonline.com/brand-ames-named-2018-moles-awards-winners/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br />On Jan. 24, 2018, Raymond "Butch" Ames, president and CEO of Ames Construction Inc., received the Non-Member Outstanding Achievement Award by The Moles, a national heavy construction industry professional organization at its annual award dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown. Ames is a long-standing AGC of Minnesota member.</p> 2/15/2018 2:24:17 PM https://tunnelingonline.com/brand-ames-named-2018-moles-awards-winners/ Pueblo Mechanical & Controls Announces Partnership with Huron Capital http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=487862&issueID=59313 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><i>Pueblo looks to expand throughout Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions</i> Pueblo Mechanical & Controls ("Pueblo"), an Arizona Builders' Alliance member, announced recently that Huron Capital has invested in the Tucson, Arizona-based company, in partnership with management and industry veteran Dan Bueschel. Founded in 2001 by Steve Barry and Arlene Bleakney, Pueblo provides a full spectrum of HVAC replacement, retrofit and repair services primarily for facilities in education, municipal, and healthcare end markets throughout Arizona. </p> 2/15/2018 2:37:18 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=487862&amp;issueID=59313 De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCWPaper/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59313>February 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />As the costs to resolve delays and disruptions on construction projects reach new heights, contractors can seek guidance from a white paper recently published by the AGC Delay and Disruption Task Force, a group comprised of 11 members appointed in 2016 by then-AGC President Mark Knight. The paper details the nature of the problem of delays and disruptions and practical ways to limit the scope. Knight&rsquo;s goals were to raise awareness of the problem, to help everyone manage their ongoing risk of time-consuming and costly disputes, and to spur discussion of new and better ways of avoiding and resolving such disputes.</p> 2/15/2018 1:56:30 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCWPaper/index.php#/0 AGC Celebrates Centennial with Ambitious Autodesk Operation Opening Doors Project http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0118/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />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. <i>Constructor's</i> January/February cover story, "<a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0118/index.php#/12">Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission</a>" talks in-depth about this memorable project. Begin reading the <a href="http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0118/index.php#/0">current issue</a> today.</p> 1/11/2018 6:42:21 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0118/index.php#/0 Seventy-Five Percent of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2018, Contractors Are Optimistic About Strong Economy, Tax and Regulatory Cuts https://www.agc.org/news/2018/01/03/seventy-five-percent-construction-firms-plan-expand-headcount-2018-contractors-are-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />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.</p> 1/11/2018 6:35:10 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/01/03/seventy-five-percent-construction-firms-plan-expand-headcount-2018-contractors-are-0 Construction Employers Add 30K Jobs in December and 210K in 2017 https://www.agc.org/news/2018/01/05/construction-employers-add-30000-jobs-december-and-210000-2017-hourly-earnings-rise <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />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.</p> 1/11/2018 6:38:18 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/01/05/construction-employers-add-30000-jobs-december-and-210000-2017-hourly-earnings-rise Don't Get Left Out: Register Today for AGC's 99th Annual Convention http://convention.agc.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, <strong>Feb. 22-24, 2018.</strong> The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area&rsquo;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, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/featured-speakers/">click here</a>. To see the schedule of special events, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/special-events/">click here. </a></p> 1/11/2018 3:56:53 PM http://convention.agc.org/ Integrated Project Teams Boost Success on Construction Projects https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/2017-12%20Integrated%20Project%20Teams%20Boost%20Success%20on%20Construction%20Projects.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>Business Development Best Practices Series</i> Clients&rsquo; 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.</p> 1/11/2018 3:56:53 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/2017-12%20Integrated%20Project%20Teams%20Boost%20Success%20on%20Construction%20Projects.pdf Bipartisan House Members Release Infrastructure Report http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2018-01-11.html#3 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />On Jan. 10, the Problem Solvers Caucus &ndash; a bipartisan group of 48 House members &ndash; 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.</p> 1/11/2018 6:52:49 PM http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2018-01-11.html#3 BOND Tops Off New Middle School for Southwest Quincy http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481361&issueID=59312 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />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&rsquo;s project manager PCA360 and the BOND project team.</p> 1/11/2018 4:31:07 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481361&amp;issueID=59312 Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Andy McDonell to Vice President http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481368&issueID=59312 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> 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&rsquo;s 18 years with Brinkmann Constructors, he has led many of the company&rsquo;s major multifamily, renovation, senior living and institutional/government projects. His construction experience spans 30 years.</p> 1/11/2018 7:04:34 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481368&amp;issueID=59312 McCarthy Completes Construction of $26 Million Justice Center for City of O'Fallon, Missouri http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481369&issueID=59312 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />McCarthy Building Companies, a member of multiple AGC chapters, and the City of O&rsquo;Fallon celebrated on Saturday, December 2, 2017, the grand opening of the new City of O&rsquo;Fallon Justice Center that includes the O&rsquo;Fallon Police Department and Municipal Courts. </p> 1/11/2018 7:10:32 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481369&amp;issueID=59312 Turner Construction Company Completes Buildout of Schneider Electric&rsquo;s New Regional Office in Cool Springs http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481367&issueID=59312 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The Special Projects Division of Turner Construction Company in Nashville, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has completed the buildout of Schneider Electric&rsquo;s new southeast regional office in Cool Springs, which will consolidate several of its existing Middle Tennessee locations under one roof.</p> 1/11/2018 7:00:48 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481367&amp;issueID=59312 "Special Teams" Accelerate Construction of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and Convention Center Expansion in Twin Cities http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481360&issueID=59312 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59312>January 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />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. </p> 1/11/2018 4:24:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=481360&amp;issueID=59312 AGC and Sage Continue to Survey Members for Annual Outlook https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCHiringandBusinessOutlook <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><i>Complete the survey for a chance to win an iPhone X or a Yeti cooler!</i> Each year around this time, AGC asks you &ndash; our members &ndash; 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. And because we know your time is valuable and your input is crucial, everyone that completes a survey will now have the opportunity to enter to win a brand new Yeti cooler or an Apple iPhone X. Please take a moment to complete the survey.</p> 12/13/2017 11:59:03 AM https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCHiringandBusinessOutlook Don't Get Left Out: Register Today for AGC's 99th Annual Convention http://convention.agc.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, <strong>Feb. 22-24, 2018.</strong> The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area&rsquo;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, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/featured-speakers/">click here</a>. To see the schedule of special events, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/special-events/">click here. </a></p> 12/13/2017 11:59:03 AM http://convention.agc.org/ Construction Employers Add 24K Jobs in November and 184K Over the Year https://www.agc.org/news/2017/12/08/construction-employers-add-24000-jobs-november-and-184000-over-year-hourly-earning-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 24,000 jobs in November to the highest level since November 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials said that tight margins are keeping firms from paying even more to attract hard-to-find workers, noting that efforts to cut tax rates should help lead to higher average hourly earnings for the sector. "Employment and pay in construction have risen more rapidly over the past year than in the economy overall, as the supply of unemployed, experienced workers continues to shrink," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "With unemployment so low overall and in construction, contractors are likely to have increasing trouble filling many types of hourly craft and salaried openings."</p> 12/14/2017 12:41:46 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/12/08/construction-employers-add-24000-jobs-november-and-184000-over-year-hourly-earning-0 Taking the Burden Out of Research https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-11%252520AGC%252520BD%252520BP%252520-%252520Taking%252520the%252520Burden%252520Out%252520of%252520Research.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>Business Development Best Practices Series</i> The idea of performing market research can often feel like a burden for small marketing groups. The everyday tasks already on your to-do list can easily fill up a 40-hour work week. Where do you find the time to research, compile, and analyze piles of data on top of everything else? Market research doesn&rsquo;t have to be complex or require robust, expensive studies to be effective. By breaking it into small, manageable pieces, you can gather information that will directly benefit your A/E/C firm without overtasking your teams. </p> 12/14/2017 12:53:19 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-11%252520AGC%252520BD%252520BP%252520-%252520Taking%252520the%252520Burden%252520Out%252520of%252520Research.pdf Republicans Reach Agreement on a Final Tax Reform Bill http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-12-14.html#0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />On Dec. 13, the House and Senate Republican conferees for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, reached an agreement to resolve the differences between the two versions of the tax reform legislation. Last week, AGC <a href="http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/downloads/2017-12-07%20Tax%20Reform%20Letter%20to%20Conferees.pdf">sent a letter</a> to the House and Senate negotiators outlining the construction industry's priorities for the conference committee. AGC also <a href="http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/downloads/2017-12-1%20Inhofe%20Amendment%20Support%20Letter.pdf">worked with</a> Senator Inhofe (R-Okla.) to ensure that trusts could access the pass-through business deduction, which was initially excluded in the Senate legislation. Based on comments made by multiple Senators, this effort is believed to be successful.</p> 12/14/2017 1:28:53 PM http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-12-14.html#0 KAI Design & Build Hires Michael Hein as Chief Integration Officer http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477680&issueID=55099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> KAI Design & Build, an AGC of Missouri member, recently announced the addition of Michael Hein, AIA, PMP, as chief integration officer. In this new role, Hein will work closely with KAI President Michael Kennedy, Jr. to drive the firm's strategic initiatives, plus work to incorporate the highest level of efficiency in terms of communication and operating systems within the company.</p> 12/14/2017 12:58:35 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477680&amp;issueID=55099 Jordan Foster Bolsters Top Management http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477682&issueID=55099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> Thanks to successful growth over the past three years, the Commercial Group of Jordan Foster Construction, an AGC of El Paso member, is expanding its leadership in all of the state&rsquo;s major markets. Now heading up the Jordan Foster Commercial Group is Leland Rocchio, Ph.D., who will serve as president. Mr. Rocchio has been serving as executive vice president of the Commercial Group in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.</p> 12/14/2017 1:03:25 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477682&amp;issueID=55099 Suffolk Hosts "Interactive Ribbon Cutting" for New Office Space that Fosters Collaboration and Innovation http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477689&issueID=55099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Suffolk, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 38,000 sq-ft, three-story addition to its headquarters at 65 Allerton Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The new space will foster collaboration and innovation among Suffolk employees that will disrupt the industry. In lieu of a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony with an actual ribbon and scissors, the event featured interactive, digital technologies that imitated the ribbon cutting ritual. </p> 12/14/2017 1:19:12 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477689&amp;issueID=55099 Turner Construction Company Celebrates Topping Out of $275M Methodist University Hospital Tower http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477685&issueID=55099 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Turner Construction&rsquo;s Memphis office recently celebrated the topping out of the $275 million, 450,000-square-foot patient tower at Methodist University Hospital (MUH). The topping out signifies that construction of the steel portion of the building has reached its tallest point. Construction of the tower, which will be named in honor of former longtime Methodist CEO Gary Shorb, is officially halfway complete. </p> 12/14/2017 1:12:17 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=477685&amp;issueID=55099 Green is the New Black http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0617/index.php#/32 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55099>December 2017</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /> Green is the hot color everyone wants to be wearing, but what are the real world benefits and challenges of recycling? Find out in the most recent issue of <i>Constructor</i> magazine.</p> 12/13/2017 11:59:03 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0617/index.php#/32 AGC and Sage Begin Surveying Members for Annual Outlook https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCHiringandBusinessOutlook <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><i>Help Us Generate a Comprehensive Outlook for 2018 by Taking the Survey Today</i> Each year around this time, AGC asks you &ndash; our members &ndash; 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. </p> 11/14/2017 1:23:14 PM https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCHiringandBusinessOutlook Registration Now Open for AGC's 99th Annual Convention http://convention.agc.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, <strong>Feb. 22-24, 2018.</strong> The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area&rsquo;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, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/featured-speakers/">click here</a>. To see the schedule of special events, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/special-events/">click here. </a></p> 11/14/2017 1:20:24 PM http://convention.agc.org/ AGC Houston Announces $100K for Hurricanes Harvey and Maria Relief http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472135&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />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.</p> 11/14/2017 3:38:31 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472135&amp;issueID=55098 How the House and Senate Tax Bills Stack Up and What You Can Do to Improve Them for the Industry http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472151&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />The House and Senate are working on different tax reform packages. AGC created <a href="https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/Communications/House-Senate Tax Reform Comparison.pdf">a chart</a> 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. </p> 11/14/2017 4:31:44 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472151&amp;issueID=55098 Now Accepting Applications for the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Membership</em></strong><br /><i>Apply by December 15, 2017</i> 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.</p> 11/14/2017 1:20:24 PM https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards Two AGC Members Elected to National Academy of Construction http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472138&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />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&rsquo;s rigorous nomination and election process. </p> 11/14/2017 3:50:12 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472138&amp;issueID=55098 C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on San Diego Mesa College Fine Arts Building http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472147&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />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&rsquo;s Mesa College. </p> 11/14/2017 4:04:48 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472147&amp;issueID=55098 McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Awarded Project for St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472150&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />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.</p> 11/14/2017 4:14:22 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472150&amp;issueID=55098 S. W. Cole Acquires Massachusetts Engineering Firm http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472149&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />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. </p> 11/14/2017 4:09:55 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472149&amp;issueID=55098 Vogel Bros. Building Co. Celebrates Grand Opening of New Corporate Headquarters http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472140&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />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&rsquo;s southeast side.</p> 11/14/2017 3:57:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472140&amp;issueID=55098 Constructor Magazine's Nov/Dec Issue Now Available http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0617/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />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 <i>Constructor</i> magazine. Check out the cover story, "Strategic Scaffolding: Challenges and Solutions," and more today.</p> 11/14/2017 4:39:06 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0617/index.php#/0 Help Provide Hurricane Relief to Members of the AGC Family http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=62716>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />As we continue to learn more about the devastation throughout Puerto Rico, Texas and other states/territories caused by Hurricane Harvey and Maria, we wanted to let you know that the charitable arm of AGC of America, AGC Charities Inc., will be supporting members of the AGC family and their communities affected by these storms. You can support this effort by making a contribution to AGC Charities. AGC of America worked closely with our chapters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide significant assistance for member firms&rsquo; employees, their families and their communities affected by that storm and the subsequent flooding. We plan to work closely with AGC chapters in the affected areas to do the same in response to Hurricane Harvey. Please consider supporting AGC Charities as we help members of our AGC family whose lives have been disrupted by this historic storm. Thank you in advance for your help and support.</p> 10/20/2017 8:10:46 AM http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ Registration Now Open for AGC's 99th Annual Convention http://convention.agc.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, <strong>Feb. 22-24, 2018.</strong> Register by Oct. 31, 2017 and save $300. For the list of featured speakers, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/featured-speakers/">click here</a>. The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area&rsquo;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.</p> 10/15/2017 6:56:10 PM http://convention.agc.org/ Help Provide Hurricane Relief to Members of the AGC Family http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />As we continue to learn more about the devastation throughout Puerto Rico, Texas and other states/territories caused by Hurricane Harvey and Maria, we wanted to let you know that the charitable arm of AGC of America, AGC Charities Inc., will be supporting members of the AGC family and their communities affected by these storms. You can support this effort by making a contribution to AGC Charities. AGC of America worked closely with our chapters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide significant assistance for member firms&rsquo; employees, their families and their communities affected by that storm and the subsequent flooding. We plan to work closely with AGC chapters in the affected areas to do the same in response to Hurricane Harvey. Please consider supporting AGC Charities as we help members of our AGC family whose lives have been disrupted by this historic storm. Thank you in advance for your help and support.</p> 10/15/2017 6:26:42 PM http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ Construction Industry Adds 8K Jobs in September and 184K Over the Year https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/06/construction-industry-adds-8000-jobs-september-and-184000-over-year-hourly-earnings <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 8,000 jobs in September to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials said construction employment gains would have been higher if more high school students were exposed to construction as a possible career option.</p> 10/15/2017 6:57:50 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/06/construction-industry-adds-8000-jobs-september-and-184000-over-year-hourly-earnings Construction Spending Increases in Most Categories from July to August but Year-Over-Year Changes Are Mixed https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/02/construction-spending-increases-most-categories-july-august-year-over-year-changes <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Most major construction spending categories increased from July to August but activity was mixed compared to spending levels a year earlier, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials noted that big drops in public investments mean infrastructure will continue to deteriorate and impede economic growth.</p> 10/15/2017 6:59:05 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/02/construction-spending-increases-most-categories-july-august-year-over-year-changes Tax Reform Proposals Will Lower Cost of Construction Projects and Allow Firms to Focus on More on Business https://www.agc.org/news/2017/09/29/unified-tax-reform-framework-will-lower-cost-construction-projects-and-allow-firms <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Stephen Sandherr, the chief executive officer of AGC of America, released the following statement in reaction to the Unified Framework released by congressional leaders and the Trump administration: "The tax reform framework is a step in the right direction. At 30.3 percent, the construction industry faces the highest effective tax rate of any industry in America," said Sandherr. "The overwhelming majority of construction firms are pass-through businesses, meaning the owners pay taxes at the individual rates, not the corporate rate. Tax reform that lowers the rates for businesses of all forms and sizes is long overdue, and will provide shot in the arm to the industry, lower the cost of construction projects, and allow construction firms to focus more on their business, and less time with the IRS."</p> 10/16/2017 11:18:45 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/09/29/unified-tax-reform-framework-will-lower-cost-construction-projects-and-allow-firms First Contact: Using Incentives and Automation to Spur Web Visitors to Action https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-10%20First%20Contact%20Using%20Incentives%20%20Automation%20to%20Spur%20Action.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> It&rsquo;s time that professional services firms faced a couple of hard truths: First, no one wants to subscribe to an e-newsletter, and second, a single email is not going to make the phones ring. Companies spend significant resources on online marketing only to be left wondering why it&rsquo;s not working. It&rsquo;s not surprising. Gaining traction through content alone is not easy&mdash;especially if you want to do more than build awareness. The problem, however, is not that online marketing doesn&rsquo;t work. It's that most A/E/C firms stop short of what it takes to see results. Specifically, their online marketing lacks strategy and disciplined follow-up.</p> 10/15/2017 7:01:32 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-10%20First%20Contact%20Using%20Incentives%20%20Automation%20to%20Spur%20Action.pdf AGC Participates in Trump Admin Deregulatory Week https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/12/agc-participates-trump-admin-deregulatory-week <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />AGC recently participated in a series of deregulatory events at the White House and federal agencies&mdash;including the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Transportation&mdash;as the administration continues outreach to AGC for guidance on regulatory reforms to undertake. To date, AGC has provided several hundred pages worth of obsolete, over burdensome or duplicative regulations and detailed recommendations for federal agencies to consider in their quest to cut red tape.</p> 10/16/2017 11:03:27 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/12/agc-participates-trump-admin-deregulatory-week Now Accepting Applications for the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Membership</em></strong><br /><i>Apply by December 15, 2017</i> 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.</p> 10/15/2017 6:46:01 PM https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards Apply for AGC's Innovation Award http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Membership</em></strong><br />In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate the past and the present, we are also looking forward, hoping to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure a bright future for construction. In this spirit, AGC is introducing the Innovation Award to provide incentive to encourage free-thinkers within the field to provide pioneering solutions to a challenge faced daily by its members. Examples of issues needing innovative solutions include, but are not limited to: &bull; Workforce shortage and lack of diversity &bull; Technology advancements &bull; Jobsite safety &bull; Sustainability &bull; Project complexity The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2017.</p> 10/15/2017 6:26:42 PM http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America Therrien Waddell, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466916&issueID=55097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Therrien Waddell, Inc., a Maryland AGC member and general contracting and construction management firm based in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore-Northern Virginia metropolitan region, recently launched its dynamic new corporate website.</p> 10/15/2017 6:31:39 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466916&amp;issueID=55097 Suffolk Launches Smart Labs to Spur Innovation http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466917&issueID=55097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />National, innovative contractor unveils first of several Smart Labs for identifying, testing and scaling technologies; mission to revolutionize and disrupt construction industry .</p> 10/15/2017 6:43:30 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466917&amp;issueID=55097 Riding the Rails http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0517/index.php#/20 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /><i>BY SHERYL S. JACKSON CONSTRUCTOR MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017</i> An increasing amount of construction materials is being shipped via rail, and contractors are using the financial, eco-friendly and safety benefits.</p> 10/16/2017 11:10:02 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0517/index.php#/20 Help Provide Hurricane Relief to Members of the AGC Family http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />As we continue to learn more about the devastation throughout Texas and other states caused by Hurricane Harvey, we wanted to let you know that the charitable arm of AGC of America, AGC Charities Inc., will be supporting members of the AGC family and their communities affected by this storm. You can support this effort by making a contribution to AGC Charities. AGC of America worked closely with our chapters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide significant assistance for member firms&rsquo; employees, their families and their communities affected by that storm and the subsequent flooding. We plan to work closely with AGC chapters in the affected areas to do the same in response to Hurricane Harvey. Please consider supporting AGC Charities as we help members of our AGC family whose lives have been disrupted by this historic storm. Thank you in advance for your help and support.</p> 9/14/2017 3:51:46 PM http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ Survey Says 70 Percent of Contractors Have Difficulty Finding Craft Workers https://www.agc.org/news/2017/08/29/seventy-percent-contractors-have-hard-time-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire-am-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released recently by Autodesk and AGC of America. Association officials said that many firms are changing the way they operate, recruit and compensate, but cautioned that chronic labor shortages could have significant economic impacts absent greater investments in career and technical education.</p> 9/14/2017 4:04:45 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/08/29/seventy-percent-contractors-have-hard-time-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire-am-0 Smarter Than the Average Building http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0517/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> Smart phones, smart TVs, smart homes and now smart buildings. This rapidly expanding trend changes the way builders construct and owners manage their buildings. Get smart and start reading the next issue of <i>Constructor</i> today.</p> 9/14/2017 3:54:56 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0517/index.php#/0 Construction Industry Adds 28K Jobs in August after July Drop https://www.agc.org/news/2017/09/01/construction-industry-adds-28000-jobs-august-after-spending-drop-july-contractors <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> Construction employment increased by 28,000 jobs in August, following a dip in hiring and spending in July, but contractors face a lack of experienced workers, according to an analysis of new government data and a new workforce survey by AGC of America. Association officials said construction job growth would have been even higher but a majority of firms report having a hard time finding qualified workers.</p> 9/14/2017 4:37:12 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/09/01/construction-industry-adds-28000-jobs-august-after-spending-drop-july-contractors Three Tips to Land Big Tech Construction Contracts http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461791&issueID=55096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />The tech boom has influenced more than cell phones and ride sharing. Big tech brands are bringing out the best in construction companies with their desire for bigger, cooler and technologically advanced buildings. As innovative structures push the construction industry forward, contractors show how creative they can be. <i>BY JAKE MORIN, PROSIGHT SPECIALTY INSURANCE</i></p> 9/14/2017 4:50:53 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461791&amp;issueID=55096 Apply for AGC's Innovation Award http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Membership</em></strong><br />In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate the past and the present, we are also looking forward, hoping to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure a bright future for construction. In this spirit, AGC is introducing the Innovation Award to provide incentive to encourage free-thinkers within the field to provide pioneering solutions to a challenge faced daily by its members. Examples of issues needing innovative solutions include, but are not limited to: &bull; Workforce shortage and lack of diversity &bull; Technology advancements &bull; Jobsite safety &bull; Sustainability &bull; Project complexity The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2017.</p> 9/14/2017 3:24:52 PM http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America BOND Celebrates the Grand Opening of Lynn Community Health Center Expansion Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461794&issueID=55096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> BOND, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced the completion of 20,000 square feet of the newly renovated expansion space at Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) located at 269 Union Street in Lynn, Massachusetts.</p> 9/14/2017 10:29:26 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461794&amp;issueID=55096 Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Work on New Renaissance Hotel http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461796&issueID=55096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> Brasfield & Gorrie, an AGC member in multiple locations, is the general contractor on a 15-story, 304-guestroom luxury hotel that blends Asian and Texas authenticity.</p> 9/14/2017 10:41:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461796&amp;issueID=55096 Sullivan County, New York Gets a New Jail after 100 Years http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461795&issueID=55096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> Oldcastle Precast, a member of multiple AGC chapters, manufactured more than 250 precast cells for the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Complex. Construction started last October and is currently on time and on budget.</p> 9/14/2017 10:34:23 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461795&amp;issueID=55096 Trump's Hurricane Rebuilding Job https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-hurricane-rebuilding-job-1505074774 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /> An editorial in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> earlier this week cited AGC of America's Workforce Shortage survey data, making a strong argument for the type of immigration reform the association has been calling for in its Workforce Development Plan. <i>SOURCE: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL</i></p> 9/15/2017 9:59:19 AM https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-hurricane-rebuilding-job-1505074774 Apply for AGC's Innovation Award http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate the past and the present, we are also looking forward, hoping to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure a bright future for construction. In this spirit, AGC is introducing the Innovation Award to provide incentive to encourage free-thinkers within the field to provide pioneering solutions to a challenge faced daily by its members. Examples of issues needing innovative solutions include, but are not limited to: &bull; Workforce shortage and lack of diversity &bull; Technology advancements &bull; Jobsite safety &bull; Sustainability &bull; Project complexity The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2017.</p> 8/14/2017 2:39:05 PM http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America EPA Back Tracks on Previous Delay of 2015 Ozone Standard http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456774&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reversed (link is external) its June 2017 decision to delay by one year the final designation of counties that are not attaining the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (link is external). EPA will now make those determinations by the October 1, 2017, deadline. The reversal came after news that 15 states and the District of Columbia were filing suit against EPA to enforce the original deadline. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been critical of lawsuits (and settlement agreements) resulting from missed statutory deadlines.</p> 8/14/2017 5:05:14 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456774&amp;issueID=55095 Construction Industry Adds 6,000 Jobs in July and 191,000 Over 12 Months https://www.agc.org/news/2017/08/04/construction-industry-adds-6000-jobs-july-and-191000-over-12-months-annual-growth <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 6,000 jobs in July to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials urged local, state and federal leaders to enact measures designed to expose more high school students to high-paying careers in construction to offset growing labor shortages.</p> 8/14/2017 2:44:42 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/08/04/construction-industry-adds-6000-jobs-july-and-191000-over-12-months-annual-growth Trump Announces Support for Changes to Immigration Policy http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456734&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />President Trump recently <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/02/president-donald-j-trump-backs-raise-act">announced</a> his support for a major shift in national immigration policy. Trump teamed with Senators David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in support of legislation &ndash; the <a href="https://www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=765">Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act</a> &ndash; that would impose a merit-based immigration system and would curtail the family- and humanitarian-based options for entry into the country. The goal of the proposal would be to limit legal immigration, which hovers around 1 million entrants every year by half, and it would also rescind the diversity lottery as well as cap annual refugee admittances.</p> 8/14/2017 2:43:04 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456734&amp;issueID=55095 The Keeper of the Culture http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456764&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Brasfield & Gorrie, a member of multiple AGC chapters, develops fantastic results for their clients. Proven by three years of extensive client feedback, the 2,600-person firm benchmarks as one of the top five performers among 250 AEC firms measured. Clients love working with the firm. Architects celebrate how Brasfield & Gorrie is "unlike a typical GC." Employees are fiercely loyal. By just about every measure, Brasfield & Gorrie is winning. </p> 8/14/2017 3:41:02 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456764&amp;issueID=55095 From the Ground Up: Setting Up Your Marketing Department http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456767&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> For many construction companies, marketing supports the Business Development department in winning new work. This includes responding to project opportunities through the creation of statements of qualifications, proposals and presentations.</p> 8/14/2017 3:45:32 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456767&amp;issueID=55095 Bridgette Williams to lead Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456753&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><i>Edward DeSoignie Announces Retirement</i> Bridgette Williams, a well-known and respected force in the region&rsquo;s construction industry, has been selected to become the new executive director of the Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City (HCAGKC). The announcement coincides with the retirement of Edward DeSoignie, who notified the HCA board of his decision earlier this year in order to provide a smooth and orderly leadership transition. DeSoignie has led the influential contractors group for the last 20 years.</p> 8/14/2017 3:29:41 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456753&amp;issueID=55095 TCC August Grassroots Push to fix HTF and Fund Transportation Infrastructure http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456737&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br /><i>Contact your Representatives and Senators</i> As Congress begins their annual August recess, the AGC-co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is asking you to <a href="https://www.bipac.net/issue_alert.asp?g=HARDHATS&issue=Aug2017&parent=HARDHATS">reach out to your representative and senators</a> and tell them to fix the Highway Trust Fund as part of tax reform and invest in transportation infrastructure. Congress does not return to Washington until Sept. 5 and we encourage all our members to use this time to meet with and email your members of Congress and tell them to include a permanent Highway Trust Fund fix as part of any tax reform or new infrastructure initiative.</p> 8/14/2017 3:14:51 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456737&amp;issueID=55095 C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on $17.9 Million Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Public Library http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456772&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>Project marks builder&rsquo;s fourth San Diego region library project since 2011</i> C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, broke ground on the $17.9 million construction of the new Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Public Library, the company announced today. The 14,000-sq-ft, one-story structure will be nearly four times the size of the current library, and will be constructed on the site of the old International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) building located at 925 West Washington Street. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.</p> 8/14/2017 4:48:36 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456772&amp;issueID=55095 Mortenson Creates First-of-Its-Kind Augmented Reality App for Construction Visualization http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456771&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>Akin to Pokemon Go, the new mobile app is helping the University of Washington community "experience" a new computer science building 18 months before its doors open to students</i> After pioneering the use of virtual design in construction, Mortenson Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has developed a first-of-its-kind augmented reality (AR) mobile app to help the University of Washington community "see" the future CSE2 computer science building &ndash; well before its doors open to students in January of 2019. Similar to the popular Pok&eacute;mon Go, users can either point their smartphones at the construction site on campus &ndash; or at a printed handout if off campus &ndash; to experience a life-like digital representation of the future CSE2 building.</p> 8/14/2017 4:45:58 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456771&amp;issueID=55095 Parsons Joins MIT Industrial Liaison Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456770&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Parsons, a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced recently that it has joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology&rsquo;s (MIT&rsquo;s) Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), a program dedicated to creating and strengthening mutually beneficial relationships between MIT and corporations worldwide. Parsons and MIT held an ILP kickoff meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 26, 2017.</p> 8/14/2017 4:44:38 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456770&amp;issueID=55095 Skanska Begins Work on Arizona Center http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456773&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Skanska, a member of multiple AGC chapters, is beginning construction on upgrades to the Arizona Center located at 455 N. Third Street in Phoenix. This $11.6-million project will provide Arizona Center customers and tenants with an updated and upgraded shopping and dining experience.</p> 8/14/2017 4:50:06 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456773&amp;issueID=55095 TDIndustries Announces the Hiring of Former Pizza Hut Executive Amy Messersmith as Chief People Officer http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456769&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TDIndustries (TD), a member of three chapters in Texas, has announced the hiring of Amy Messersmith as chief people officer. Messersmith, who most recently led transformation efforts at Pizza Hut, comes to TD with more than 20 years of experience in identifying and developing strategic talent, employee engagement, HR strategies and processes, and leading teams to reach and exceed financial and talent goals.</p> 8/14/2017 4:36:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456769&amp;issueID=55095 Inside July/August: Automation on the Jobsite http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0417/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> The most recent issue of <i>Constructor</i> magazine has hit the streets. It includes the much-anticipated Regional Resource Guide, which contains detailed information on companies and businesses that provide products and services to the construction industry. This section, organized by region then by specialty, is a one-stop shop for AGC members. Also covered in this issue of <i>Constructor</i> are stories on technology, immigration, safety and workforce development, among others. Look for your copy to arrive in the mail soon. In the meantime, enjoy this interactive, digital edition.</p> 7/13/2017 6:30:52 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0417/index.php#/0 Construction Sector Adds 16K Jobs in June, After Three-Month Lull as Industry Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest in Series History https://www.agc.org/news/2017/07/07/construction-sector-adds-16000-jobs-june-following-three-month-lull-industry <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in June to the highest level since October 2008, signaling a new burst of hiring after three months of pause, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials urged federal, state and local lawmakers to enact measures to make it easier for school officials, local associations and construction firms to set up construction training programs.</p> 7/13/2017 6:22:51 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/07/07/construction-sector-adds-16000-jobs-june-following-three-month-lull-industry Construction Cameras Break Through Barriers in Project Management http://www.constructormagazine.com/construction-cameras-break-through-barriers-in-project-management/#.WWgFWvnyuUk <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BY CHANDLER MCCORMACK OXBLUE CEO</i> General contractors, project owners and managers &ndash; and their teams &ndash; are all involved in making decisions that affect quality, costs and timelines on any project. A construction camera that provides time-lapse capabilities, a well-organized photographic record, and live video serves the interests of all these roles by enabling them to see, track and document jobsite activity even when they&rsquo;re not at the site.</p> 7/13/2017 6:43:58 PM http://www.constructormagazine.com/construction-cameras-break-through-barriers-in-project-management/#.WWgFWvnyuUk JE Dunn Construction Completes Animal Science Laboratory at Berry College http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451684&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />JE Dunn Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently completed a new laboratory for the rapidly growing animal science program at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. The 4,600-sq-foot facility&mdash;a pre-fabricated metal building with Quik-Brik masonry walls&mdash;expands capacity for faculty and student research and provides space for hands-on teaching labs.</p> 7/13/2017 6:04:38 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451684&amp;issueID=55094 Miron Construction Holds Second Annual Build Like a Girl Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451682&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On Friday, June 23, Miron Construction Co., Inc., an AGC of Greater Milwaukee Inc. and AGC of Wisconsin member, welcomed 40 female students from local classrooms to its Neenah headquarters for the second annual Build Like a Girl event. The day-long program aims to showcase opportunities for women in the construction industry and combat both the severe lack of women in the field and the skills gap affecting the industry as a whole.</p> 7/13/2017 6:00:09 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451682&amp;issueID=55094 Skanska Completes the Reconstruction of the Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge in Florida http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451681&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Skanska USA, a member of multiple AGC chapters, announces the completion of the new 12,000-ft-long two-lane Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge (US 331) in Walton County, Florida, featuring a fishing pier, boat ramps, docks and a public park.</p> 7/13/2017 5:57:01 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451681&amp;issueID=55094 Sundt Construction to Build New Senior Living Facility http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451685&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Sundt Construction, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, broke ground on the new Otay Ranch Senior Living Facility on June 27. The general contractor was awarded a $20-million Construction Manager at Risk contract to build the new facility. The community will be state-of-the-art, with 111 units for assisted living and memory care. The 105,000-sq-foot project is located in Village Five of the Otay Ranch Community. The building&rsquo;s amenities include a dining room and bistro, movie theater, fitness room, arts and crafts center, barber/beauty salon, activity space and courtyards.</p> 7/13/2017 6:16:40 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451685&amp;issueID=55094 Swinerton Tops Out Shift Tower in San Diego http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451683&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Swinerton, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced that the Shift community has topped out. Located in downtown San Diego&rsquo;s East Village neighborhood, the project includes a 21-story post-tensioned concrete tower and two five-story wood-framed low-rise buildings.</p> 7/13/2017 6:02:57 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451683&amp;issueID=55094 AGC Launches New Highway Work Zone Safety Effort https://www.agc.org/news/2017/05/25/2017-highway-work-zone-safety-survey <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Forty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America. As a result, association officials launched a new national advertising and outreach campaign to urge motorists to stay alert and slow down while driving through highway work zones.</p> 6/13/2017 1:03:05 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/05/25/2017-highway-work-zone-safety-survey Construction Employment Increases by 11,000 in May to an Eight-Year High https://www.agc.org/news/2017/06/02/construction-employment-increases-11000-may-eight-year-high-labor-shortages-likely <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 11,000 jobs in May to the highest level since October 2008 and average weekly hours set a series high for May as contractors struggled to find enough workers to meet demand for projects, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged lawmakers and other public officials to address the growing shortage of available qualified workers by funding and re-invigorating career and technical education programs. "Construction firms continued adding new jobs at a faster rate than the broader economy during the past year as demand for their services remains strong," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "Even so, they had to keep employees on the job for more hours because they could not find enough qualified people to hire."</p> 6/13/2017 1:00:29 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/06/02/construction-employment-increases-11000-may-eight-year-high-labor-shortages-likely Why Selfie Sticks Are Ruining Your Networking Life https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-05%20Networking%20%20Why%20I%20Hate%20Selfie%20Sticks%20%28Feroleto%29_0.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Networking takes practice, but it starts from small meaningful encounters and practice socially. It is probably the most important business skill you can acquire. Here are some tips on successful networking, including why selfie sticks are getting in the way. <i>BY DANIELLE FEROLETO, CPSM PRESIDENT, SMALL GIANTS</i></p> 6/13/2017 12:32:18 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-05%20Networking%20%20Why%20I%20Hate%20Selfie%20Sticks%20%28Feroleto%29_0.pdf AGC Pushes for Infrastructure Funding in Phoenix http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/06/07/maricopa-county-invests-5-7-billion-into.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />Ken Simonson, AGC of America's chief economist, joined Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell in Phoenix for a media event promoting a new plan to boost infrastructure funding that will help the rapidly growing metro area meet new traffic demands and help improve the economy. </p> 6/13/2017 4:23:46 PM http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/06/07/maricopa-county-invests-5-7-billion-into.html AGC Teams Up with Contractors Association of West Virginia to Push for New State Highway Funding http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-business/20170531/contractors-group-backs-justice-infrastructure-plan-in-wake-of-job-losses <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />AGC teamed up with the Contractors Association of West Virginia to organize a media event in Charleston with West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Tom Smith to promote a new state highway funding measure. Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist, pointed out to reporters that Charleston has grappled with significant construction employment decline. Between April 2016 and April 2017, employment fell 16 percent in the area. Improved infrastructure funding could help significantly improve those numbers. </p> 6/13/2017 4:26:33 PM http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-business/20170531/contractors-group-backs-justice-infrastructure-plan-in-wake-of-job-losses U.S. Secretary of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance https://www.agc.org/news/2017/06/07/us-secretary-labor-withdraws-joint-employer-independent-contractor-informal-guidan-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />In line with AGC&rsquo;s regulatory <a href="http://advocacy.agc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Make-Federal-Agencies-Responsible-Again.pdf">recommendations</a>, on June 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta <a href="https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20170607">announced</a> the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor&rsquo;s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. Both pieces of guidance together took an expansive interpretation of employment and threatened the traditional relationship between contractors and their partners. AGC and its members were concerned that these interpretations would make compliance more complicated, leading to unnecessary enforcement efforts and increased costs to projects.</p> 6/13/2017 1:05:55 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/06/07/us-secretary-labor-withdraws-joint-employer-independent-contractor-informal-guidan-0 An Adventure in Excavation http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446613&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />If restoring a historic building is a challenge, restoring half of it and renovating the other half is a far more demanding and risky venture. When the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) bought 1785 Massachusetts Ave NW in Washington DC, a 60,000-sf National Historic Landmark building, it was 12,000 square feet too small for their needs. Its landmark status posed a problem for expansion, but <strong>Grunley Construction,</strong> an AGC of Metropolitan Washington D.C. member, suggested an innovative plan to increase usable space by constructing a penthouse on the top, and digging an entire second basement beneath the existing basement, adding 28,000 square feet in all. For this outstanding restoration/renovation, Grunley received the 2017 Alliant Build America Award for Building Renovation $10 to $99 Million.</p> 6/13/2017 1:15:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446613&amp;issueID=55093 Shoemaker Skanska Joint Venture Signs OSHA Partnership at Fashion Outlets Philadelphia http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446620&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The joint venture of <strong>Skanska USA,</strong> a member of multiple AGC chapters, and <strong>Shoemaker Construction Co.,</strong> a Philadelphia Builders Chapter member, and the Philadelphia Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced a strategic partnership during construction of Fashion Outlets Philadelphia. OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program helps encourage, assist and recognize voluntary partner efforts to eliminate serious workplace hazards and aligns with Skanska&rsquo;s Injury Free Environment (IFE) initiative. IFE is a holistic approach to safety, where everyone has the responsibility to be personally involved in preventing harm to themselves, as well as to their colleagues.</p> 6/13/2017 1:45:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446620&amp;issueID=55093 Tarlton Tapped as Construction Manager on Renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446616&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><strong>Tarlton Corp.,</strong> a member of multiple AGC chapters, is serving as construction manager on the renovation and addition to the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the renowned Missouri Botanical Garden.</p> 6/13/2017 1:28:36 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446616&amp;issueID=55093 Western Specialty Contractors Plans for Future Through Robust College Recruitment, Hands-On Internship Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446619&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />College students with a background in construction management are in high demand by contractors. To expose college students to careers in specialty contracting and begin developing qualified employees to fill its management positions long-term, <strong>Western Specialty Contractors,</strong> an AGC of Missouri and Master Builders of Iowa member, recruits candidates from leading construction management colleges and universities across the country for its comprehensive, hands-on internship program. </p> 6/13/2017 1:38:05 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446619&amp;issueID=55093 Slayden Constructors Awarded Contract by the City of Lebanon http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446621&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><strong>Slayden Constructors, Inc.,</strong> a member of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter and Inland Northwest AGC Chapter, has been selected as the construction manager/general contractor (GM/GC) for a $27-million project for a new Water Treatment Plant in Lebanon, Oregon. The project is scheduled to begin in May 2017, with a substantial completion date of December 2018.</p> 6/13/2017 1:49:41 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446621&amp;issueID=55093 #TimeToBuild: Support and Promote Infrastructure Week May 15-19 http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-05-11.html#1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />AGC of America is once again one helping to support and promote Infrastructure Week &ndash; a national week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and everyday citizens around the message #TimeToBuild. This week &ndash; May 15-19, 2017 &ndash; advocates around the country will highlight the state of our nation's infrastructure and encourage lawmakers to invest in and modernize our roads, bridges, highways, airports, waterways, ports, and water systems.</p> 5/12/2017 3:42:34 PM http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-05-11.html#1