AGC Constructor http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2018 10/21/2018 12:08:41 PM 20 Brayman Construction Named Most Innovative Construction Company https://www.agc.org/news/2018/10/02/saxonburg-penn-based-brayman-construction-named-most-innovative-company-constructi-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><div>Saxonburg, Penn.-based Brayman Construction and its affiliate, Advanced Construction Robotics, were named as among the most innovative construction firms in the country for creating an autonomous rebar-tying robot for bridge construction projects. Brayman Construction is a member of AGC of America (AGC), and along with Sundt Construction and the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter, was recognized as the first ever finalists of the AGC-Autodesk Innovation Awards announced during the AGC Centennial Celebration October 1, in Washington, D.C.</div></p> 10/14/2018 5:55:07 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/10/02/saxonburg-penn-based-brayman-construction-named-most-innovative-company-constructi-0 Hitting 100: How AGC of America Became the 'Credible' Voice of Construction http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526466&issueID=59321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><div>It all started in 1918 at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, where a small group of contractors banded together to form AGC of America. One hundred years later, the association is 26,000 members strong, with a proud past and even brighter future. How they became and continue to serve as the leading association for the construction industry was summed up recently by AGC CEO Steve Sandherr at the association&rsquo;s Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C.: &ldquo;We are the voice of construction. Maybe we&rsquo;re not the loudest or the shrillest, but we&rsquo;re the most credible.&rdquo;</div></p> 10/14/2018 6:29:02 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526466&amp;issueID=59321 How You can Support Our Veterans http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526674&issueID=59321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><div>&nbsp;</div></p> 10/15/2018 11:57:09 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526674&amp;issueID=59321 AGC Releases Paper on the Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion in the Construction Industry http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526460&issueID=59321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><div>&nbsp;</div></p> 10/14/2018 6:01:40 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526460&amp;issueID=59321 5 Ways to Engage Your Organization to Improve Win Rate https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/2018-10%20Five%20Ways%20to%20Engage%20Your%20Organization%20to%20Improve%20Win%20Rate%20%28Ashmo....pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><div><em>Business Development Best Practice Series</em></div> <div>As business development leaders we are responsible for&nbsp;identifying and vetting opportunities that are good for our&nbsp;business. How we move and the steps we take after can be the&nbsp;difference between winning and losing. So where do you start?</div></p> 10/14/2018 6:23:11 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/2018-10%20Five%20Ways%20to%20Engage%20Your%20Organization%20to%20Improve%20Win%20Rate%20%28Ashmo....pdf AGC Houston Recognizes the City's Most Oustanding Construction Projects http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526463&issueID=59321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><div>&nbsp;</div></p> 10/14/2018 6:15:48 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526463&amp;issueID=59321 AGC Comments on Significant Reforms to Regulations That Implement the Endangered Species Act https://www.agc.org/news/2018/10/01/agc-comments-significant-reforms-regulations-implement-endangered-species-act <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br /><div>On Sept. 24, AGC commented on <a href="https://www.agc.org/news/2018/07/26/federal-agencies-congress-tackle-endangered-species-reforms">three proposed rules</a>&nbsp;that would significantly affect the applicability and implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed revisions pertain to regulations governing the listing and delisting of species and plants, the designation of critical habitat and the interagency consultations that are part of the approval process for projects that involve federal permits or funding. AGC&rsquo;s comment letters offered examples of why the current process is unpredictable and adds delay and cost to the permitting and construction of infrastructure projects nationwide.</div></p> 10/14/2018 5:57:21 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/10/01/agc-comments-significant-reforms-regulations-implement-endangered-species-act AGC Upcoming Events http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526455&issueID=59321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Industry Events</em></strong><br /><div>&nbsp;</div></p> 10/14/2018 5:51:18 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526455&amp;issueID=59321 AGC of Metropolitan Washington D.C. Honors Smith-Midland for its Work on the Latitude Mixed-Use Project https://smithmidland.com/news/50-sw-precast/sw-panel-press-releases/684-agc-honors-smith-midland-for-its-work-on-the-latitude-mixed-use-project <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><div>On October 9, AGC of Metropolitan Washington D.C. awarded Smith-Midland top-honors in their category for the Latitude Mixed Use project at a ceremony in The International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.&nbsp;Additionally a Merit Award for Transit, Highway &amp; Bridge was given for Smith-Midland&rsquo;s work on the Eisenhower Avenue sound wall project in Alexandria, Virginia. The two awarded projects are indicative of the diversity, ingenuity and quality achieved by Smith-Midland for their clients.</div></p> 10/14/2018 6:10:20 PM https://smithmidland.com/news/50-sw-precast/sw-panel-press-releases/684-agc-honors-smith-midland-for-its-work-on-the-latitude-mixed-use-project Miron Construction Honored with Four 2018 BUILD Wisconsin Awards http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526464&issueID=59321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><div>Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently awarded four 2018 BUILD Wisconsin awards from AGC of Wisconsin. The company will be honored at the AGC BUILD Wisconsin awards banquet on Oct. 18 at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center for the following projects.</div></p> 10/14/2018 6:20:20 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526464&amp;issueID=59321 Hiring Our Heroes Job Fairs http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526625&issueID=59321 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em></em></strong><br /><div>&nbsp;</div></p> 10/15/2018 9:55:00 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=526625&amp;issueID=59321 Don't Miss Today's Deadline for AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards Program https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/06/showcase-your-companys-committment-diversity-inclusion <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /><div>AGC of America is now accepting applications for its 2019 AGC Diversity &amp; Inclusion Awards program. AGC will present a total of six awards in three award categories: 1) Diverse Business of the Year, 2) Diversity &amp; Inclusion Excellence Awards, and 3) Chapter Diversity &amp; Inclusion Award. These awards seek to raise awareness of the value that a diverse workforce and inclusive environment brings to a company by spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions within AGC.</div></p> 10/14/2018 5:51:18 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/06/showcase-your-companys-committment-diversity-inclusion JLT Build America and AGC in the Community Competitions Now Open http://www.agc.org/awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /><div>AGC of America is launching its 2019 project award competitions. The <a href="https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/51255-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America">JLT Build America Awards</a> (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and <a href="https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/51482-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America">AGC in the Community</a> competitions are now accepting applications. The JLT Build America Awards recognize the nation&rsquo;s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; as well as those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors. The AGC in the Community Awards recognizes the charitable contractors and chapters who are giving back to their communities. AGC member companies and chapters in good standing who meet the competition requirements should apply online for some much-deserved recognition. Apply by <strong>October 24, 2018</strong> for full consideration.</div></p> 10/14/2018 5:51:18 PM http://www.agc.org/awards Looking Back: Building AGC from the Ground Up https://www.centennialconstructor-digital.com/ngca/0018_annual_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1424571#articleId1424571 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59321>October 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /><div>In honor of the association's historic milestone - 100 years as the voice of construction - we have compiled a special edition of <em>Constructor</em>&nbsp;magazine, <em>The Centennial Issue</em>. In it, we look back at AGC's roots and how the organization grew to the strong institution it is today.</div></p> 10/14/2018 5:51:18 PM https://www.centennialconstructor-digital.com/ngca/0018_annual_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1424571#articleId1424571 Inside September/October: A Light-Hearted Look at Our Nation's Capital https://www.constructor-digital.com/ngcs/0518_september_october0218/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1421847#articleId1421847 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><div>For those Americans fortunate enough to live outside the Beltway, the only "Washington types" you may see on a regular basis are your representatives in the House and Senate. The most recent issue of <em>Constructor</em> magazine takes you on a tour of the strange animals that capital dwellers confront in the Beltway jungle every day. Enjoy this and more in the September/October issue.</div></p> 9/17/2018 10:53:40 AM https://www.constructor-digital.com/ngcs/0518_september_october0218/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1421847#articleId1421847 <i>Constructor's</i> Special Edition: <i>The Centennial Issue</i> https://www.centennialconstructor-digital.com/ngca/0018_annual_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action? <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><p>In November 1918, a group of general contractors met at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Out of the 250 in attendance, 97 walked out as part of an organization that would serve as the single voice for the construction industry for the next 100 years. AGC of America &ndash; small at the start &ndash; grew quickly in number, strength and effectiveness.&nbsp;In honor of the association's historic milestone, we have compiled a special edition of <em>Constructor</em>&nbsp;magazine, <em>The Centennial Issue</em>. In it, we look at the past, present and future of all aspects of construction and the significant role AGC and its members have had.</p></p> 9/18/2018 5:40:18 PM https://www.centennialconstructor-digital.com/ngca/0018_annual_2018/MobilePagedArticle.action? Wrap Ups – The Benefit You Have to Work For http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=522216&issueID=59320 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><div>You&rsquo;re sold on the wrap up concept. The economics make sense. The risk transfer makes sense. You have a solid loss prevention platform and your claims management team mitigates costs at a high level. From a coverage perspective, it all makes sense. Then your team hears, "wrap up," and cringes, right?</div> <div><em>SUPPLIED BY JLT SPECIALTY USA</em></div></p> 9/17/2018 11:01:17 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=522216&amp;issueID=59320 A Small Firm's Approach to Maximizing Business Development and Marketing Resources https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2018-08_A_Small%20Firms%20Approach.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><div>When budget allocations for business development and&nbsp;marketing are limited, a firm must choose wisely and allocate its&nbsp;funds where they will provide the most impact.</div></p> 9/17/2018 11:06:35 AM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2018-08_A_Small%20Firms%20Approach.pdf Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/29/eighty-percent-contractors-report-difficulty-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br /><div>Eighty 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 today by Autodesk and AGC of America (AGC). Association officials said shortages pose a significant risk to future economic growth and they released a new workforce development plan to solve the growing problem.</div></p> 9/17/2018 10:33:48 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/29/eighty-percent-contractors-report-difficulty-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire-0 Skanska Achieves &lsquo;Topping-Out&rsquo; Milestone for Renovation and Expansion of Durham County Main Library http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=522226&issueID=59320 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><div>Skanska USA, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has achieved the &lsquo;topping out&rsquo; of the Durham County Main Library at 300 N. Roxboro St. in downtown Durham. The topping-out, which signals the placement of the last major piece of structural steel on the project, was commemorated with a ceremony celebrating the workers&rsquo; achievement and featuring officials from Durham County, the Durham County Library and the construction partners.</div></p> 9/17/2018 11:36:28 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=522226&amp;issueID=59320 C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on $25M Crown Valley Park Community Building in Laguna Niguel http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=522227&issueID=59320 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><div>C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Crown Valley Park Community Building, a 30,000-sq-ft, three-story building in Laguna Niguel, California. The $25 million project marks the final phase of a three-tier improvement plan for Crown Valley Community Park, with full completion anticipated for Spring 2020.</div></p> 9/17/2018 11:39:52 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=522227&amp;issueID=59320 MYCON General Contractors Acquires Pavlovich Construction Services http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=522230&issueID=59320 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><div>Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors Inc., a TEXO member, has acquired Pavlovich Construction Services of Grapevine, Texas to support the firm&rsquo;s growth in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.&nbsp;Firm principals of Pavlovich will join MYCON, including Roger Pavlovich as vice president; Justin Swaim, LEED AP, as project director, as well as members of their team.</div></p> 9/17/2018 11:45:22 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=522230&amp;issueID=59320 Showcase Your Company&rsquo;s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/06/showcase-your-companys-committment-diversity-inclusion <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /><div>AGC of America is now accepting applications for its 2019 AGC Diversity &amp; Inclusion Awards program. AGC will present a total of six awards in three award categories: 1) Diverse Business of the Year, 2) Diversity &amp; Inclusion Excellence Awards, and 3) Chapter Diversity &amp; Inclusion Award. These awards seek to raise awareness of the value that a diverse workforce and inclusive environment brings to a company by spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions within AGC.</div></p> 9/14/2018 10:38:42 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/06/showcase-your-companys-committment-diversity-inclusion JLT Build America and AGC in the Community Competitions Now Open http://www.agc.org/awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59320>September 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /><div>AGC of America is launching its 2019 project award competitions. The <a href="https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/51255-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America">JLT Build America Awards</a> (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and <a href="https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/51482-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America">AGC in the Community</a> competitions are now accepting applications. The JLT Build America Awards recognize the nation&rsquo;s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; as well as those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors. The AGC in the Community Awards recognizes the charitable contractors and chapters who are giving back to their communities. AGC member companies and chapters in good standing who meet the competition requirements should apply online for some much-deserved recognition. Apply by <strong>October 24, 2018</strong> for full consideration.</div></p> 9/14/2018 10:38:42 AM http://www.agc.org/awards Showcase Your Company&rsquo;s Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/06/showcase-your-companys-committment-diversity-inclusion <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />AGC of America is now accepting applications for its 2019 AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards program. AGC will present a total of six awards in three award categories: 1) Diverse Business of the Year, 2) Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards, and 3) Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Award. These awards seek to raise awareness of the value that a diverse workforce and inclusive environment brings to a company by spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions within AGC.</p> 8/15/2018 4:55:04 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/06/showcase-your-companys-committment-diversity-inclusion JLT Build America and AGC in the Community Competitions Now Open http://www.agc.org/awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />AGC of America is launching its 2019 project award competitions. The <a href="https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/51255-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America">JLT Build America Awards</a> (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and <a href="https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/51482-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America">AGC in the Community</a> competitions are now accepting applications. The JLT Build America Awards recognize the nation&rsquo;s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; as well as those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors. The AGC in the Community Awards recognizes the charitable contractors and chapters who are giving back to their communities. AGC member companies and chapters in good standing who meet the competition requirements should apply online for some much-deserved recognition. Apply by <strong>October 24, 2018</strong> for full consideration.</p> 8/16/2018 9:30:57 AM http://www.agc.org/awards Construction Employment Reaches 10-Year High as Industry Adds 19K Jobs in July https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/03/construction-employment-reaches-10-year-high-industry-adds-19000-jobs-july-and-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 19,000 jobs in July and by 303,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a 10-year high, while the industry&rsquo;s unemployment rate and level hit an all-time low, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials said it was likely firms would have added even more workers if they could find qualified candidates to hire.</p> 8/15/2018 4:54:15 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2018/08/03/construction-employment-reaches-10-year-high-industry-adds-19000-jobs-july-and-0 Marketing in a Family-Run Business https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2018-07%20Marketing%20in%20a%20Family-Run%20Business%20%28Ward%29.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>Business Development Best Practices Series</i> According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States employing 47.8 percent of U.S. workers. If you are in a family-run business or work for one, consider these pointers for marketing in a family-run company. <i>BY CHRISTA WARD, MARKETING DIRECTOR, KIEFFER'S APPLIANCES</i></p> 8/15/2018 10:07:16 AM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2018-07%20Marketing%20in%20a%20Family-Run%20Business%20%28Ward%29.pdf Could Training Be the Answer to Retention Challenges? https://www.constructormagazine.com/?p=2228&preview=true <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />There&rsquo;s no denying a shortage of skilled workers for the construction industry. As baby boomers retire, mid- to upper-level positions are opening, but contractors are having trouble finding people to replace those openings in addition to entry-level positions. The good news is that there are steps contractors can take to retain, develop and upskill their crews that make a difference in skill level, productivity and the bottom line. <i>BY CHRIS LENNON, VP OF PRODUCT, BIRDDOGHR</i></p> 8/15/2018 10:43:51 AM https://www.constructormagazine.com/?p=2228&amp;preview=true AGC of Washington Partners with WSDOT to Raise Awareness of Distracted Driving in Construction Work Zones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8SXTngGpZY&feature=youtu.be <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />AGC of Washington and the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association formed a Work Zone Safety Campaign Committee to partner with the Washington State Department of Transportation to develop, produce and fund a public relations safety video to raise awareness of distracted driving within construction work zones. The video was released via WSDOT's social media earlier this summer and has generated a tremendous response.</p> 8/15/2018 10:03:42 AM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8SXTngGpZY&amp;feature=youtu.be Turner Construction Company to Begin Expansion, Renovation of University of Memphis Athletic Facility https://www.constructormagazine.com/turner-construction-company-to-begin-expansion-renovation-of-university-of-memphis-athletic-facility/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Turner Construction Company&rsquo;s Memphis office announced in July that it is beginning the first phase of a $10.6 million expansion and renovation of the University of Memphis&rsquo; athletic training facility on its Park Avenue campus.</p> 8/15/2018 4:56:38 PM https://www.constructormagazine.com/turner-construction-company-to-begin-expansion-renovation-of-university-of-memphis-athletic-facility/ Kalreuth Roofing and Sheetmetal Holds Annual Charity Golf Events https://www.constructormagazine.com/kalkreuth-roofing-and-sheet-metal-holds-annual-charity-golf-events/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />West Virginia-based Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal (KRSM), a member of multiple AGC chapters, held its annual charity golf events benefiting the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia on July 12-15.</p> 8/15/2018 4:57:38 PM https://www.constructormagazine.com/kalkreuth-roofing-and-sheet-metal-holds-annual-charity-golf-events/ Western Specialty Contractors Uses Leading-Edge Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers https://www.constructormagazine.com/western-specialty-contractors-uses-leading-edge-concrete-repair-technology-to-protect-workers-on-parking-garage-restoration/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, Illinois branch restored the City of Springfield&rsquo;s Municipal parking garage recently, the strain on the body can be even greater.</p> 8/15/2018 5:09:18 PM https://www.constructormagazine.com/western-specialty-contractors-uses-leading-edge-concrete-repair-technology-to-protect-workers-on-parking-garage-restoration/ Nonconsensus https://www.constructormagazine.com/nonconsensus/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=59319>August 2018</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />At the heart of every construction project is the contract. Therefore, it's valuable to know the differences between the recently released AIA set of standard contract documents and ConsensusDocs 200, a contract document covering a very similar scope, but with some significant differences in how it treats the relationships, rights and responsibilities of the three main parties.</p> 8/15/2018 10:23:34 AM https://www.constructormagazine.com/nonconsensus/ 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