AGC Constructor http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/ Newsletter RSS Feed. en-us Copyright 2017 12/14/2017 12:07:10 AM 20 AGC and Sage Begin Surveying Members for Annual Outlook https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCHiringandBusinessOutlook <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><i>Help Us Generate a Comprehensive Outlook for 2018 by Taking the Survey Today</i> Each year around this time, AGC asks you &ndash; our members &ndash; to predict what next year will be like for your business. This year AGC has partnered with Sage to prepare questions that focus on expectations for market performance, hiring, labor market conditions, etc. Please take a moment to complete the survey. </p> 11/14/2017 1:23:14 PM https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AGCHiringandBusinessOutlook Registration Now Open for AGC's 99th Annual Convention http://convention.agc.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, <strong>Feb. 22-24, 2018.</strong> The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area&rsquo;s most popular attractions. Hop on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, or take a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront. For the list of featured speakers, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/featured-speakers/">click here</a>. To see the schedule of special events, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/special-events/">click here. </a></p> 11/14/2017 1:20:24 PM http://convention.agc.org/ AGC Houston Announces $100K for Hurricanes Harvey and Maria Relief http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472135&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />In response to the recent storm devastation along the Texas Gulf Coast and on the island of Puerto Rico, the Houston Chapter of the Associated General Contractors recently announced its decision to donate $100,000 to the relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey and Maria.</p> 11/14/2017 3:38:31 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472135&amp;issueID=55098 How the House and Senate Tax Bills Stack Up and What You Can Do to Improve Them for the Industry http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472151&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />The House and Senate are working on different tax reform packages. AGC created <a href="https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/Communications/House-Senate Tax Reform Comparison.pdf">a chart</a> comparing key sections of each bill. The biggest tax-related concern is how tax reform treats pass-through businesses. The bills each take a different approach at taxing pass throughs and are granting a lot more tax relief to C corporations. We are working hard to get improvements for pass-through entities and have made some progress. </p> 11/14/2017 4:31:44 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472151&amp;issueID=55098 Now Accepting Applications for the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Membership</em></strong><br /><i>Apply by December 15, 2017</i> The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. CSEA will closely examine each candidate's commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety award program that limits the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive.</p> 11/14/2017 1:20:24 PM https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards Two AGC Members Elected to National Academy of Construction http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472138&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Al Daloisio, Jr. of Railroad Construction (a Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania and Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey member), and Hank Harris of FMI Corporation (a member of multiple chapters) were inducted Oct. 26 at the NAC Annual Meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Georgetown. The 2017 class includes 28 new inductees. More than 300 leaders were considered for NAC&rsquo;s rigorous nomination and election process. </p> 11/14/2017 3:50:12 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472138&amp;issueID=55098 C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on San Diego Mesa College Fine Arts Building http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472147&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />C.W. Driver Companies, a San Diego Chapter and AGC of California member, broke ground on the $12.8 million construction of a new fine arts building for San Diego Community College District&rsquo;s Mesa College. </p> 11/14/2017 4:04:48 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472147&amp;issueID=55098 McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Awarded Project for St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472150&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently broke ground for a new aquarium at St. Louis Union Station in downtown St. Louis. The announcement was made by Lodging Hospitality Management (LHM), which owns Union Station. St. Louis-based PGAV Destinations will be the designer.</p> 11/14/2017 4:14:22 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472150&amp;issueID=55098 S. W. Cole Acquires Massachusetts Engineering Firm http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472149&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc.,an AGC of Maine and AGC of New Hampshire member, has acquired Tibbetts Engineering Corp. of Taunton, Massachusetts. Tibbetts Engineering Corp. was founded in 1952 and provides construction materials testing, construction administration, construction inspection, and geotechnical engineering services to clients in southern New England. TEC operates two offices, in New Bedford and Taunton, which will be consolidated into the Taunton location. </p> 11/14/2017 4:09:55 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472149&amp;issueID=55098 Vogel Bros. Building Co. Celebrates Grand Opening of New Corporate Headquarters http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472140&issueID=55098 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Vogel Bros. Building Co., a fifth-generation construction services company and AGC of WIsconsin member, recently opened a new office in the BioAg Gateway on the city&rsquo;s southeast side.</p> 11/14/2017 3:57:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=472140&amp;issueID=55098 Constructor Magazine's Nov/Dec Issue Now Available http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0617/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55098>November 2017</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br />Seventy-two percent of construction workers injured in scaffolding accidents attribute the incident either to the support giving way, the employee slipping, or being struck by a falling object. Labor-saving technology and innovative approaches can help keep workers safe, according to the most recent issue of <i>Constructor</i> magazine. Check out the cover story, "Strategic Scaffolding: Challenges and Solutions," and more today.</p> 11/14/2017 4:39:06 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0617/index.php#/0 Help Provide Hurricane Relief to Members of the AGC Family http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=62716>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />As we continue to learn more about the devastation throughout Puerto Rico, Texas and other states/territories caused by Hurricane Harvey and Maria, we wanted to let you know that the charitable arm of AGC of America, AGC Charities Inc., will be supporting members of the AGC family and their communities affected by these storms. You can support this effort by making a contribution to AGC Charities. AGC of America worked closely with our chapters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide significant assistance for member firms&rsquo; employees, their families and their communities affected by that storm and the subsequent flooding. We plan to work closely with AGC chapters in the affected areas to do the same in response to Hurricane Harvey. Please consider supporting AGC Charities as we help members of our AGC family whose lives have been disrupted by this historic storm. Thank you in advance for your help and support.</p> 10/20/2017 8:10:46 AM http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ Registration Now Open for AGC's 99th Annual Convention http://convention.agc.org/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, <strong>Feb. 22-24, 2018.</strong> Register by Oct. 31, 2017 and save $300. For the list of featured speakers, <a href="http://convention.agc.org/agenda/featured-speakers/">click here</a>. The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area&rsquo;s most popular attractions. Hop on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, or take a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront.</p> 10/15/2017 6:56:10 PM http://convention.agc.org/ Help Provide Hurricane Relief to Members of the AGC Family http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />As we continue to learn more about the devastation throughout Puerto Rico, Texas and other states/territories caused by Hurricane Harvey and Maria, we wanted to let you know that the charitable arm of AGC of America, AGC Charities Inc., will be supporting members of the AGC family and their communities affected by these storms. You can support this effort by making a contribution to AGC Charities. AGC of America worked closely with our chapters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide significant assistance for member firms&rsquo; employees, their families and their communities affected by that storm and the subsequent flooding. We plan to work closely with AGC chapters in the affected areas to do the same in response to Hurricane Harvey. Please consider supporting AGC Charities as we help members of our AGC family whose lives have been disrupted by this historic storm. Thank you in advance for your help and support.</p> 10/15/2017 6:26:42 PM http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ Construction Industry Adds 8K Jobs in September and 184K Over the Year https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/06/construction-industry-adds-8000-jobs-september-and-184000-over-year-hourly-earnings <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 8,000 jobs in September to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials said construction employment gains would have been higher if more high school students were exposed to construction as a possible career option.</p> 10/15/2017 6:57:50 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/06/construction-industry-adds-8000-jobs-september-and-184000-over-year-hourly-earnings Construction Spending Increases in Most Categories from July to August but Year-Over-Year Changes Are Mixed https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/02/construction-spending-increases-most-categories-july-august-year-over-year-changes <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Most major construction spending categories increased from July to August but activity was mixed compared to spending levels a year earlier, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials noted that big drops in public investments mean infrastructure will continue to deteriorate and impede economic growth.</p> 10/15/2017 6:59:05 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/02/construction-spending-increases-most-categories-july-august-year-over-year-changes Tax Reform Proposals Will Lower Cost of Construction Projects and Allow Firms to Focus on More on Business https://www.agc.org/news/2017/09/29/unified-tax-reform-framework-will-lower-cost-construction-projects-and-allow-firms <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Stephen Sandherr, the chief executive officer of AGC of America, released the following statement in reaction to the Unified Framework released by congressional leaders and the Trump administration: "The tax reform framework is a step in the right direction. At 30.3 percent, the construction industry faces the highest effective tax rate of any industry in America," said Sandherr. "The overwhelming majority of construction firms are pass-through businesses, meaning the owners pay taxes at the individual rates, not the corporate rate. Tax reform that lowers the rates for businesses of all forms and sizes is long overdue, and will provide shot in the arm to the industry, lower the cost of construction projects, and allow construction firms to focus more on their business, and less time with the IRS."</p> 10/16/2017 11:18:45 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/09/29/unified-tax-reform-framework-will-lower-cost-construction-projects-and-allow-firms First Contact: Using Incentives and Automation to Spur Web Visitors to Action https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-10%20First%20Contact%20Using%20Incentives%20%20Automation%20to%20Spur%20Action.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> It&rsquo;s time that professional services firms faced a couple of hard truths: First, no one wants to subscribe to an e-newsletter, and second, a single email is not going to make the phones ring. Companies spend significant resources on online marketing only to be left wondering why it&rsquo;s not working. It&rsquo;s not surprising. Gaining traction through content alone is not easy&mdash;especially if you want to do more than build awareness. The problem, however, is not that online marketing doesn&rsquo;t work. It's that most A/E/C firms stop short of what it takes to see results. Specifically, their online marketing lacks strategy and disciplined follow-up.</p> 10/15/2017 7:01:32 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-10%20First%20Contact%20Using%20Incentives%20%20Automation%20to%20Spur%20Action.pdf AGC Participates in Trump Admin Deregulatory Week https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/12/agc-participates-trump-admin-deregulatory-week <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />AGC recently participated in a series of deregulatory events at the White House and federal agencies&mdash;including the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Transportation&mdash;as the administration continues outreach to AGC for guidance on regulatory reforms to undertake. To date, AGC has provided several hundred pages worth of obsolete, over burdensome or duplicative regulations and detailed recommendations for federal agencies to consider in their quest to cut red tape.</p> 10/16/2017 11:03:27 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/10/12/agc-participates-trump-admin-deregulatory-week Now Accepting Applications for the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Membership</em></strong><br /><i>Apply by December 15, 2017</i> The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies who excel at safety performance. CSEA will closely examine each candidate's commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety award program that limits the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive.</p> 10/15/2017 6:46:01 PM https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards Apply for AGC's Innovation Award http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Membership</em></strong><br />In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate the past and the present, we are also looking forward, hoping to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure a bright future for construction. In this spirit, AGC is introducing the Innovation Award to provide incentive to encourage free-thinkers within the field to provide pioneering solutions to a challenge faced daily by its members. Examples of issues needing innovative solutions include, but are not limited to: &bull; Workforce shortage and lack of diversity &bull; Technology advancements &bull; Jobsite safety &bull; Sustainability &bull; Project complexity The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2017.</p> 10/15/2017 6:26:42 PM http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America Therrien Waddell, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466916&issueID=55097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Therrien Waddell, Inc., a Maryland AGC member and general contracting and construction management firm based in the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore-Northern Virginia metropolitan region, recently launched its dynamic new corporate website.</p> 10/15/2017 6:31:39 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466916&amp;issueID=55097 Suffolk Launches Smart Labs to Spur Innovation http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466917&issueID=55097 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />National, innovative contractor unveils first of several Smart Labs for identifying, testing and scaling technologies; mission to revolutionize and disrupt construction industry .</p> 10/15/2017 6:43:30 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=466917&amp;issueID=55097 Riding the Rails http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0517/index.php#/20 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55097>October 2017</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /><i>BY SHERYL S. JACKSON CONSTRUCTOR MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017</i> An increasing amount of construction materials is being shipped via rail, and contractors are using the financial, eco-friendly and safety benefits.</p> 10/16/2017 11:10:02 AM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0517/index.php#/20 Help Provide Hurricane Relief to Members of the AGC Family http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />As we continue to learn more about the devastation throughout Texas and other states caused by Hurricane Harvey, we wanted to let you know that the charitable arm of AGC of America, AGC Charities Inc., will be supporting members of the AGC family and their communities affected by this storm. You can support this effort by making a contribution to AGC Charities. AGC of America worked closely with our chapters in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to provide significant assistance for member firms&rsquo; employees, their families and their communities affected by that storm and the subsequent flooding. We plan to work closely with AGC chapters in the affected areas to do the same in response to Hurricane Harvey. Please consider supporting AGC Charities as we help members of our AGC family whose lives have been disrupted by this historic storm. Thank you in advance for your help and support.</p> 9/14/2017 3:51:46 PM http://agccharities.org/assistance-programs/ Survey Says 70 Percent of Contractors Have Difficulty Finding Craft Workers https://www.agc.org/news/2017/08/29/seventy-percent-contractors-have-hard-time-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire-am-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released recently by Autodesk and AGC of America. Association officials said that many firms are changing the way they operate, recruit and compensate, but cautioned that chronic labor shortages could have significant economic impacts absent greater investments in career and technical education.</p> 9/14/2017 4:04:45 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/08/29/seventy-percent-contractors-have-hard-time-finding-qualified-craft-workers-hire-am-0 Smarter Than the Average Building http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0517/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> Smart phones, smart TVs, smart homes and now smart buildings. This rapidly expanding trend changes the way builders construct and owners manage their buildings. Get smart and start reading the next issue of <i>Constructor</i> today.</p> 9/14/2017 3:54:56 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0517/index.php#/0 Construction Industry Adds 28K Jobs in August after July Drop https://www.agc.org/news/2017/09/01/construction-industry-adds-28000-jobs-august-after-spending-drop-july-contractors <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> Construction employment increased by 28,000 jobs in August, following a dip in hiring and spending in July, but contractors face a lack of experienced workers, according to an analysis of new government data and a new workforce survey by AGC of America. Association officials said construction job growth would have been even higher but a majority of firms report having a hard time finding qualified workers.</p> 9/14/2017 4:37:12 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/09/01/construction-industry-adds-28000-jobs-august-after-spending-drop-july-contractors Three Tips to Land Big Tech Construction Contracts http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461791&issueID=55096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />The tech boom has influenced more than cell phones and ride sharing. Big tech brands are bringing out the best in construction companies with their desire for bigger, cooler and technologically advanced buildings. As innovative structures push the construction industry forward, contractors show how creative they can be. <i>BY JAKE MORIN, PROSIGHT SPECIALTY INSURANCE</i></p> 9/14/2017 4:50:53 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461791&amp;issueID=55096 Apply for AGC's Innovation Award http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Membership</em></strong><br />In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate the past and the present, we are also looking forward, hoping to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure a bright future for construction. In this spirit, AGC is introducing the Innovation Award to provide incentive to encourage free-thinkers within the field to provide pioneering solutions to a challenge faced daily by its members. Examples of issues needing innovative solutions include, but are not limited to: &bull; Workforce shortage and lack of diversity &bull; Technology advancements &bull; Jobsite safety &bull; Sustainability &bull; Project complexity The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2017.</p> 9/14/2017 3:24:52 PM http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America BOND Celebrates the Grand Opening of Lynn Community Health Center Expansion Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461794&issueID=55096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> BOND, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced the completion of 20,000 square feet of the newly renovated expansion space at Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) located at 269 Union Street in Lynn, Massachusetts.</p> 9/14/2017 10:29:26 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461794&amp;issueID=55096 Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Work on New Renaissance Hotel http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461796&issueID=55096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> Brasfield & Gorrie, an AGC member in multiple locations, is the general contractor on a 15-story, 304-guestroom luxury hotel that blends Asian and Texas authenticity.</p> 9/14/2017 10:41:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461796&amp;issueID=55096 Sullivan County, New York Gets a New Jail after 100 Years http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461795&issueID=55096 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /> Oldcastle Precast, a member of multiple AGC chapters, manufactured more than 250 precast cells for the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Complex. Construction started last October and is currently on time and on budget.</p> 9/14/2017 10:34:23 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=461795&amp;issueID=55096 Trump's Hurricane Rebuilding Job https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-hurricane-rebuilding-job-1505074774 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55096>September 2017</a> -- <em>IN CASE YOU MISSED IT</em></strong><br /> An editorial in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> earlier this week cited AGC of America's Workforce Shortage survey data, making a strong argument for the type of immigration reform the association has been calling for in its Workforce Development Plan. <i>SOURCE: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL</i></p> 9/15/2017 9:59:19 AM https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-hurricane-rebuilding-job-1505074774 Apply for AGC's Innovation Award http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate the past and the present, we are also looking forward, hoping to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure a bright future for construction. In this spirit, AGC is introducing the Innovation Award to provide incentive to encourage free-thinkers within the field to provide pioneering solutions to a challenge faced daily by its members. Examples of issues needing innovative solutions include, but are not limited to: &bull; Workforce shortage and lack of diversity &bull; Technology advancements &bull; Jobsite safety &bull; Sustainability &bull; Project complexity The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2017.</p> 8/14/2017 2:39:05 PM http://app.smarterselect.com/programs/41160-Associated-General-Contractors-Of-America EPA Back Tracks on Previous Delay of 2015 Ozone Standard http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456774&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reversed (link is external) its June 2017 decision to delay by one year the final designation of counties that are not attaining the 2015 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) (link is external). EPA will now make those determinations by the October 1, 2017, deadline. The reversal came after news that 15 states and the District of Columbia were filing suit against EPA to enforce the original deadline. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been critical of lawsuits (and settlement agreements) resulting from missed statutory deadlines.</p> 8/14/2017 5:05:14 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456774&amp;issueID=55095 Construction Industry Adds 6,000 Jobs in July and 191,000 Over 12 Months https://www.agc.org/news/2017/08/04/construction-industry-adds-6000-jobs-july-and-191000-over-12-months-annual-growth <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 6,000 jobs in July to the highest level since October 2008, amid a tight labor market that may be keeping contractors from hiring as many workers as they need, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials urged local, state and federal leaders to enact measures designed to expose more high school students to high-paying careers in construction to offset growing labor shortages.</p> 8/14/2017 2:44:42 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/08/04/construction-industry-adds-6000-jobs-july-and-191000-over-12-months-annual-growth Trump Announces Support for Changes to Immigration Policy http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456734&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />President Trump recently <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/08/02/president-donald-j-trump-backs-raise-act">announced</a> his support for a major shift in national immigration policy. Trump teamed with Senators David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) in support of legislation &ndash; the <a href="https://www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=765">Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act</a> &ndash; that would impose a merit-based immigration system and would curtail the family- and humanitarian-based options for entry into the country. The goal of the proposal would be to limit legal immigration, which hovers around 1 million entrants every year by half, and it would also rescind the diversity lottery as well as cap annual refugee admittances.</p> 8/14/2017 2:43:04 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456734&amp;issueID=55095 The Keeper of the Culture http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456764&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Brasfield & Gorrie, a member of multiple AGC chapters, develops fantastic results for their clients. Proven by three years of extensive client feedback, the 2,600-person firm benchmarks as one of the top five performers among 250 AEC firms measured. Clients love working with the firm. Architects celebrate how Brasfield & Gorrie is "unlike a typical GC." Employees are fiercely loyal. By just about every measure, Brasfield & Gorrie is winning. </p> 8/14/2017 3:41:02 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456764&amp;issueID=55095 From the Ground Up: Setting Up Your Marketing Department http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456767&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> For many construction companies, marketing supports the Business Development department in winning new work. This includes responding to project opportunities through the creation of statements of qualifications, proposals and presentations.</p> 8/14/2017 3:45:32 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456767&amp;issueID=55095 Bridgette Williams to lead Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456753&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /><i>Edward DeSoignie Announces Retirement</i> Bridgette Williams, a well-known and respected force in the region&rsquo;s construction industry, has been selected to become the new executive director of the Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City (HCAGKC). The announcement coincides with the retirement of Edward DeSoignie, who notified the HCA board of his decision earlier this year in order to provide a smooth and orderly leadership transition. DeSoignie has led the influential contractors group for the last 20 years.</p> 8/14/2017 3:29:41 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456753&amp;issueID=55095 TCC August Grassroots Push to fix HTF and Fund Transportation Infrastructure http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456737&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br /><i>Contact your Representatives and Senators</i> As Congress begins their annual August recess, the AGC-co-chaired Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) is asking you to <a href="https://www.bipac.net/issue_alert.asp?g=HARDHATS&issue=Aug2017&parent=HARDHATS">reach out to your representative and senators</a> and tell them to fix the Highway Trust Fund as part of tax reform and invest in transportation infrastructure. Congress does not return to Washington until Sept. 5 and we encourage all our members to use this time to meet with and email your members of Congress and tell them to include a permanent Highway Trust Fund fix as part of any tax reform or new infrastructure initiative.</p> 8/14/2017 3:14:51 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456737&amp;issueID=55095 C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on $17.9 Million Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Public Library http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456772&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>Project marks builder&rsquo;s fourth San Diego region library project since 2011</i> C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, broke ground on the $17.9 million construction of the new Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Public Library, the company announced today. The 14,000-sq-ft, one-story structure will be nearly four times the size of the current library, and will be constructed on the site of the old International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) building located at 925 West Washington Street. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.</p> 8/14/2017 4:48:36 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456772&amp;issueID=55095 Mortenson Creates First-of-Its-Kind Augmented Reality App for Construction Visualization http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456771&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>Akin to Pokemon Go, the new mobile app is helping the University of Washington community "experience" a new computer science building 18 months before its doors open to students</i> After pioneering the use of virtual design in construction, Mortenson Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has developed a first-of-its-kind augmented reality (AR) mobile app to help the University of Washington community "see" the future CSE2 computer science building &ndash; well before its doors open to students in January of 2019. Similar to the popular Pok&eacute;mon Go, users can either point their smartphones at the construction site on campus &ndash; or at a printed handout if off campus &ndash; to experience a life-like digital representation of the future CSE2 building.</p> 8/14/2017 4:45:58 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456771&amp;issueID=55095 Parsons Joins MIT Industrial Liaison Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456770&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Parsons, a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced recently that it has joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology&rsquo;s (MIT&rsquo;s) Industrial Liaison Program (ILP), a program dedicated to creating and strengthening mutually beneficial relationships between MIT and corporations worldwide. Parsons and MIT held an ILP kickoff meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on June 26, 2017.</p> 8/14/2017 4:44:38 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456770&amp;issueID=55095 Skanska Begins Work on Arizona Center http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456773&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Skanska, a member of multiple AGC chapters, is beginning construction on upgrades to the Arizona Center located at 455 N. Third Street in Phoenix. This $11.6-million project will provide Arizona Center customers and tenants with an updated and upgraded shopping and dining experience.</p> 8/14/2017 4:50:06 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456773&amp;issueID=55095 TDIndustries Announces the Hiring of Former Pizza Hut Executive Amy Messersmith as Chief People Officer http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456769&issueID=55095 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55095>August 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TDIndustries (TD), a member of three chapters in Texas, has announced the hiring of Amy Messersmith as chief people officer. Messersmith, who most recently led transformation efforts at Pizza Hut, comes to TD with more than 20 years of experience in identifying and developing strategic talent, employee engagement, HR strategies and processes, and leading teams to reach and exceed financial and talent goals.</p> 8/14/2017 4:36:16 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=456769&amp;issueID=55095 Inside July/August: Automation on the Jobsite http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0417/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> The most recent issue of <i>Constructor</i> magazine has hit the streets. It includes the much-anticipated Regional Resource Guide, which contains detailed information on companies and businesses that provide products and services to the construction industry. This section, organized by region then by specialty, is a one-stop shop for AGC members. Also covered in this issue of <i>Constructor</i> are stories on technology, immigration, safety and workforce development, among others. Look for your copy to arrive in the mail soon. In the meantime, enjoy this interactive, digital edition.</p> 7/13/2017 6:30:52 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0417/index.php#/0 Construction Sector Adds 16K Jobs in June, After Three-Month Lull as Industry Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest in Series History https://www.agc.org/news/2017/07/07/construction-sector-adds-16000-jobs-june-following-three-month-lull-industry <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in June to the highest level since October 2008, signaling a new burst of hiring after three months of pause, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials urged federal, state and local lawmakers to enact measures to make it easier for school officials, local associations and construction firms to set up construction training programs.</p> 7/13/2017 6:22:51 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/07/07/construction-sector-adds-16000-jobs-june-following-three-month-lull-industry Construction Cameras Break Through Barriers in Project Management http://www.constructormagazine.com/construction-cameras-break-through-barriers-in-project-management/#.WWgFWvnyuUk <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BY CHANDLER MCCORMACK OXBLUE CEO</i> General contractors, project owners and managers &ndash; and their teams &ndash; are all involved in making decisions that affect quality, costs and timelines on any project. A construction camera that provides time-lapse capabilities, a well-organized photographic record, and live video serves the interests of all these roles by enabling them to see, track and document jobsite activity even when they&rsquo;re not at the site.</p> 7/13/2017 6:43:58 PM http://www.constructormagazine.com/construction-cameras-break-through-barriers-in-project-management/#.WWgFWvnyuUk JE Dunn Construction Completes Animal Science Laboratory at Berry College http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451684&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />JE Dunn Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently completed a new laboratory for the rapidly growing animal science program at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. The 4,600-sq-foot facility&mdash;a pre-fabricated metal building with Quik-Brik masonry walls&mdash;expands capacity for faculty and student research and provides space for hands-on teaching labs.</p> 7/13/2017 6:04:38 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451684&amp;issueID=55094 Miron Construction Holds Second Annual Build Like a Girl Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451682&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On Friday, June 23, Miron Construction Co., Inc., an AGC of Greater Milwaukee Inc. and AGC of Wisconsin member, welcomed 40 female students from local classrooms to its Neenah headquarters for the second annual Build Like a Girl event. The day-long program aims to showcase opportunities for women in the construction industry and combat both the severe lack of women in the field and the skills gap affecting the industry as a whole.</p> 7/13/2017 6:00:09 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451682&amp;issueID=55094 Skanska Completes the Reconstruction of the Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge in Florida http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451681&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Skanska USA, a member of multiple AGC chapters, announces the completion of the new 12,000-ft-long two-lane Choctawhatchee Bay Bridge (US 331) in Walton County, Florida, featuring a fishing pier, boat ramps, docks and a public park.</p> 7/13/2017 5:57:01 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451681&amp;issueID=55094 Sundt Construction to Build New Senior Living Facility http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451685&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Sundt Construction, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, broke ground on the new Otay Ranch Senior Living Facility on June 27. The general contractor was awarded a $20-million Construction Manager at Risk contract to build the new facility. The community will be state-of-the-art, with 111 units for assisted living and memory care. The 105,000-sq-foot project is located in Village Five of the Otay Ranch Community. The building&rsquo;s amenities include a dining room and bistro, movie theater, fitness room, arts and crafts center, barber/beauty salon, activity space and courtyards.</p> 7/13/2017 6:16:40 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451685&amp;issueID=55094 Swinerton Tops Out Shift Tower in San Diego http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451683&issueID=55094 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55094>July 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Swinerton, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced that the Shift community has topped out. Located in downtown San Diego&rsquo;s East Village neighborhood, the project includes a 21-story post-tensioned concrete tower and two five-story wood-framed low-rise buildings.</p> 7/13/2017 6:02:57 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=451683&amp;issueID=55094 AGC Launches New Highway Work Zone Safety Effort https://www.agc.org/news/2017/05/25/2017-highway-work-zone-safety-survey <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Forty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America. As a result, association officials launched a new national advertising and outreach campaign to urge motorists to stay alert and slow down while driving through highway work zones.</p> 6/13/2017 1:03:05 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/05/25/2017-highway-work-zone-safety-survey Construction Employment Increases by 11,000 in May to an Eight-Year High https://www.agc.org/news/2017/06/02/construction-employment-increases-11000-may-eight-year-high-labor-shortages-likely <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 11,000 jobs in May to the highest level since October 2008 and average weekly hours set a series high for May as contractors struggled to find enough workers to meet demand for projects, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged lawmakers and other public officials to address the growing shortage of available qualified workers by funding and re-invigorating career and technical education programs. "Construction firms continued adding new jobs at a faster rate than the broader economy during the past year as demand for their services remains strong," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "Even so, they had to keep employees on the job for more hours because they could not find enough qualified people to hire."</p> 6/13/2017 1:00:29 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/06/02/construction-employment-increases-11000-may-eight-year-high-labor-shortages-likely Why Selfie Sticks Are Ruining Your Networking Life https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-05%20Networking%20%20Why%20I%20Hate%20Selfie%20Sticks%20%28Feroleto%29_0.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Networking takes practice, but it starts from small meaningful encounters and practice socially. It is probably the most important business skill you can acquire. Here are some tips on successful networking, including why selfie sticks are getting in the way. <i>BY DANIELLE FEROLETO, CPSM PRESIDENT, SMALL GIANTS</i></p> 6/13/2017 12:32:18 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-05%20Networking%20%20Why%20I%20Hate%20Selfie%20Sticks%20%28Feroleto%29_0.pdf AGC Pushes for Infrastructure Funding in Phoenix http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/06/07/maricopa-county-invests-5-7-billion-into.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />Ken Simonson, AGC of America's chief economist, joined Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell in Phoenix for a media event promoting a new plan to boost infrastructure funding that will help the rapidly growing metro area meet new traffic demands and help improve the economy. </p> 6/13/2017 4:23:46 PM http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/06/07/maricopa-county-invests-5-7-billion-into.html AGC Teams Up with Contractors Association of West Virginia to Push for New State Highway Funding http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-business/20170531/contractors-group-backs-justice-infrastructure-plan-in-wake-of-job-losses <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />AGC teamed up with the Contractors Association of West Virginia to organize a media event in Charleston with West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Tom Smith to promote a new state highway funding measure. Ken Simonson, AGC's chief economist, pointed out to reporters that Charleston has grappled with significant construction employment decline. Between April 2016 and April 2017, employment fell 16 percent in the area. Improved infrastructure funding could help significantly improve those numbers. </p> 6/13/2017 4:26:33 PM http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-business/20170531/contractors-group-backs-justice-infrastructure-plan-in-wake-of-job-losses U.S. Secretary of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance https://www.agc.org/news/2017/06/07/us-secretary-labor-withdraws-joint-employer-independent-contractor-informal-guidan-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />In line with AGC&rsquo;s regulatory <a href="http://advocacy.agc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Make-Federal-Agencies-Responsible-Again.pdf">recommendations</a>, on June 7, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta <a href="https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20170607">announced</a> the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor&rsquo;s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. Both pieces of guidance together took an expansive interpretation of employment and threatened the traditional relationship between contractors and their partners. AGC and its members were concerned that these interpretations would make compliance more complicated, leading to unnecessary enforcement efforts and increased costs to projects.</p> 6/13/2017 1:05:55 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/06/07/us-secretary-labor-withdraws-joint-employer-independent-contractor-informal-guidan-0 An Adventure in Excavation http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446613&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />If restoring a historic building is a challenge, restoring half of it and renovating the other half is a far more demanding and risky venture. When the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) bought 1785 Massachusetts Ave NW in Washington DC, a 60,000-sf National Historic Landmark building, it was 12,000 square feet too small for their needs. Its landmark status posed a problem for expansion, but <strong>Grunley Construction,</strong> an AGC of Metropolitan Washington D.C. member, suggested an innovative plan to increase usable space by constructing a penthouse on the top, and digging an entire second basement beneath the existing basement, adding 28,000 square feet in all. For this outstanding restoration/renovation, Grunley received the 2017 Alliant Build America Award for Building Renovation $10 to $99 Million.</p> 6/13/2017 1:15:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446613&amp;issueID=55093 Shoemaker Skanska Joint Venture Signs OSHA Partnership at Fashion Outlets Philadelphia http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446620&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />The joint venture of <strong>Skanska USA,</strong> a member of multiple AGC chapters, and <strong>Shoemaker Construction Co.,</strong> a Philadelphia Builders Chapter member, and the Philadelphia Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced a strategic partnership during construction of Fashion Outlets Philadelphia. OSHA's Strategic Partnership Program helps encourage, assist and recognize voluntary partner efforts to eliminate serious workplace hazards and aligns with Skanska&rsquo;s Injury Free Environment (IFE) initiative. IFE is a holistic approach to safety, where everyone has the responsibility to be personally involved in preventing harm to themselves, as well as to their colleagues.</p> 6/13/2017 1:45:50 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446620&amp;issueID=55093 Tarlton Tapped as Construction Manager on Renovation of Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at Missouri Botanical Garden http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446616&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><strong>Tarlton Corp.,</strong> a member of multiple AGC chapters, is serving as construction manager on the renovation and addition to the Stephen and Peter Sachs Museum at the renowned Missouri Botanical Garden.</p> 6/13/2017 1:28:36 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446616&amp;issueID=55093 Western Specialty Contractors Plans for Future Through Robust College Recruitment, Hands-On Internship Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446619&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />College students with a background in construction management are in high demand by contractors. To expose college students to careers in specialty contracting and begin developing qualified employees to fill its management positions long-term, <strong>Western Specialty Contractors,</strong> an AGC of Missouri and Master Builders of Iowa member, recruits candidates from leading construction management colleges and universities across the country for its comprehensive, hands-on internship program. </p> 6/13/2017 1:38:05 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446619&amp;issueID=55093 Slayden Constructors Awarded Contract by the City of Lebanon http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446621&issueID=55093 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=55093>June 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><strong>Slayden Constructors, Inc.,</strong> a member of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter and Inland Northwest AGC Chapter, has been selected as the construction manager/general contractor (GM/GC) for a $27-million project for a new Water Treatment Plant in Lebanon, Oregon. The project is scheduled to begin in May 2017, with a substantial completion date of December 2018.</p> 6/13/2017 1:49:41 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=446621&amp;issueID=55093 #TimeToBuild: Support and Promote Infrastructure Week May 15-19 http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-05-11.html#1 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />AGC of America is once again one helping to support and promote Infrastructure Week &ndash; a national week of education and advocacy that brings together American businesses, workers, elected leaders, and everyday citizens around the message #TimeToBuild. This week &ndash; May 15-19, 2017 &ndash; advocates around the country will highlight the state of our nation's infrastructure and encourage lawmakers to invest in and modernize our roads, bridges, highways, airports, waterways, ports, and water systems.</p> 5/12/2017 3:42:34 PM http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-05-11.html#1 Inside May/June: Selling Construction As a Career http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0317/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> It's no secret to those in the industry that construction is a meaningful and valuable career, but delivering that message to the next generation of workers -- a group who grew up on smartphones and the internet -- requires a different approach. Through messaging and storytelling, the I Build America initiative, featured in the latest edition of Constructor, is doing just that.</p> 5/12/2017 3:35:23 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0317/index.php#/0 How to Use Constructor Marketplace http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0213/index.php?startid=24 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Have you visited AGC&rsquo;s enhanced Constructor Marketplace lately? This database of construction vendors is designed to save you time and money by hosting hundreds of listings for construction manufacturers and service providers in one searchable, easy-to-use online location. The infographic in the link below leads you through the features and tools hosted on Constructor Marketplace, including the mobile version for when you&rsquo;re on site and need last-minute supplies, and the Request for Proposal (RFP) Automator for when you need to collect bids for an upcoming job. Want to upgrade your company image on Constructor Marketplace? Email media consultant <a href="mailto:jwilliams@naylor.com">Jamie Williams</a> for Marketplace advertising rates and specs.</p> 5/12/2017 5:02:04 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0213/index.php?startid=24 Construction Employment Increases by 5,000 in April to Highest Level in Nine Years; But Labor Shortages Likely Limited Number of New Jobs Being Added https://www.agc.org/news/2017/05/05/construction-employment-increases-5000-april-highest-level-nine-years-labor-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in April to the highest level in more than nine years amid strong demand for new construction services, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that a shortage of available qualified workers likely limited the number of new jobs added last month.</p> 5/12/2017 3:56:09 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/05/05/construction-employment-increases-5000-april-highest-level-nine-years-labor-0 Construction Spending Hits Record Levels for Second Month in a Row; Is Up by 4.9 Percent for First Three Months of the Year https://www.agc.org/news/2017/05/01/construction-spending-hits-record-levels-second-month-row-49-percent-first-three <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction spending is at record levels for the second straight month in March and is up 4.9 percent for the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2016, despite dipping slightly compared to February, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials said many firms are eager to see details of the president&rsquo;s pending infrastructure plan, which should boost construction demand. "Construction spending totals during the past two months are at the highest levels we have ever seen," said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association's chief executive officer. "If the winter weather hadn&rsquo;t been so mild in much of the country, we would have seen less growth in February and a higher rate of growth in March, but overall demand remains quite robust."</p> 5/12/2017 4:38:51 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/05/01/construction-spending-hits-record-levels-second-month-row-49-percent-first-three Win Rate Shouldn't Be Your Key Metric https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-04%2520SMPS%2520Win%2520Rate%2520Shouldn%2527t%2520Be%2520Your%2520Key%2520Metric%2520%2528Nanowski%2529.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />There are numerous marketing and business development metrics out there, but which one should you focus on? In her article, "Win Rate Shouldn&rsquo;t Be Your Key Metric, Kathy Nanowski, Fuss & O&rsquo;Neill, argues that the strength of a company&rsquo;s pipeline of projects is the most important metric of all and gives key advice on building your pipeline through focusing on the client, prioritizing projects by sales stage and building trust over time. </p> 5/12/2017 3:49:25 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-04%2520SMPS%2520Win%2520Rate%2520Shouldn%2527t%2520Be%2520Your%2520Key%2520Metric%2520%2528Nanowski%2529.pdf Three Questions That Can Help You Better Manage Corrosion http://www.constructormagazine.com/three-questions-that-can-help-you-better-manage-corrosion/#.WRYhuPkrKUk <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />For many, corrosion may seem like a minor problem. A little rust here and there, maybe some pipes weaken and need to be replaced down the road &mdash; nothing that can&rsquo;t be handled. And on a case-by-case basis, this may be true, because sometimes all corrosion amounts to is a little rust. But even those who know better, who recognize how unchecked corrosion can lead to serious structural failure like a collapsed bridge, may not realize just how high the overall cost of decomposition is. On an annual basis, the global cost of corrosion is more than $2 trillion, with half of that coming from the U.S. alone.</p> 5/12/2017 3:58:06 PM http://www.constructormagazine.com/three-questions-that-can-help-you-better-manage-corrosion/#.WRYhuPkrKUk Carolinas AGC Successfully Pushes Gas Tax Increase in South Carolina http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agchf/issues/2017-05-12.html#2 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />The South Carolina Legislature voted May 10 to override a veto by Gov. Henry McMaster of a transportation funding bill that is projected to generate more than $640 million a year in additional funding for road and bridge needs when fully implemented in 2023. The measure generates the revenue by increasing the state's motor fuels tax by 12 cents per gallon, in 2 cent per year increments starting July 1. Carolinas AGC was a leading member of the South Carolina Alliance to Fix Our Roads, a broad coalition effort of interested business groups in support of the measure. </p> 5/12/2017 4:36:20 PM http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agchf/issues/2017-05-12.html#2 House Members Continue to Push Highway Trust Fund Fix as Part of Tax Reform http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-05-11.html#0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br /><i>Tell your Rep. to sign bipartisan letter in support of long-term fix. <b>Deadline is May 19.</b></i> As the push continues for Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund, a bipartisan group of members of the House of Representatives are circulating a letter calling for a permanent Highway Trust Fund fix to be included in any tax reform package. If you recall, Representatives Graves and Holmes Norton circulated a similar letter last year (<a href="https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/pdf/2016GravesHolmesNortonLetter.pdf">check here</a> to see if your Rep. signed the 2016 letter) that was signed by 130 bipartisan members of the House. Help us to significantly increase that number by <a href="https://www.bipac.net/issue_alert.asp?g=HARDHATS&issue=Graves_Letter&parent=HARDHATS">contacting your Representative</a> and asking them to sign on to the letter. So far, 111 members of the House have signed onto this year's letter. See if your member has <a href="http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/downloads/05%2011%202017%20Graves-Norton%20HTF%20Co-signer%20list.pdf">signed on</a> and, if so, <a href="https://www.bipac.net/issue_alert.asp?g=HARDHATS&issue=Graves_Letter&parent=HARDHATS">send an email</a> thanking them for their support. </p> 5/12/2017 3:47:16 PM http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-05-11.html#0 AGC Testifies Before Senate on Environmental Permit Streamlining http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-05-04.html <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />Leah Pilconis, AGC&rsquo;s head of environmental law and policy, testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at a hearing entitled <a href="https://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=E75F4F45-47F6-4876-BBF4-83C27A18A0D3">"Infrastructure Project Streamlining and Efficiency: Achieving Faster, Better, and Cheaper Results."</a> AGC took the opportunity to discuss many of the ideas in its new document <a href="http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/downloads/Reforms%20for%20Improving%20Federal%20Environmental%20Review.pdf">"Reforms for Improving Federal Environmental Review and Permitting,"</a> which were well received.</p> 5/15/2017 9:23:27 AM http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2017-05-04.html Atlantic Constructors Undertakes Massive Expansion to Fabrication Facility http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442138&issueID=50082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Atlantic Constructors, Inc. (ACI), an AGC of Virginia member, is currently undergoing a $3 million expansion to enlarge its fabrication facility in Richmond from 100,000 to 130,000 square feet. The project, which is scheduled for completion in July 2017, enables ACI to seize a competitive edge with its prefabrication and modular construction capabilities.</p> 5/12/2017 4:06:06 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442138&amp;issueID=50082 C1S Group Constructing Southwest Dallas Recycling Plant for CarbonLITE http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442139&issueID=50082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Plastic recycler CarbonLITE has engaged C1S Group, a TEXO member, as the primary contractor for the construction of its new North Texas recycling facility. C1S Group, a full-service professional engineering and construction firm based in Dallas, has begun the process to convert the facility located on Mountain Creek Parkway in southwest Dallas into a leading-edge recycling center.</p> 5/12/2017 4:12:42 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442139&amp;issueID=50082 Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville Donates Playground Fence to Nashville School for Annual Good Friday Service Project http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442142&issueID=50082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Rio Grande Fence Co. of Nashville, an AGC of Kentucky and AGC of Tennessee member, donated a 494-linear foot 5-ft-high chain link fence installation to Metro Nashville Public Schools&rsquo; Cora Howe School on Good Friday, April 14. Cora Howe School is a special day school for those students whose learning differences are so significant that they cannot effectively learn within the context of a less restrictive environment. It serves Metro Nashville Public Schools students grades K-12 who are referred through the Individualized Education Plan Team.</p> 5/12/2017 4:33:18 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442142&amp;issueID=50082 Skanska Completing Work on New Dexcom Facility in Mesa http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442141&issueID=50082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Skanska, a member of multiple AGC chapters, is finishing construction on phase one of Dexcom&rsquo;s facility located at 232 S. Dobson Road in Mesa, Arizona. This 145,000-sq-ft project is a build-out of an existing shell building. The first phase includes the renovation of a 60,000-sq-ft industrial warehouse to medical device manufacturing space that will produce hardware and software compatible glucose monitors. </p> 5/12/2017 4:28:31 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442141&amp;issueID=50082 TDIndustries' CEO Named #7 CEO in the World by <i>Inc.</i> Magazine Feature http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442140&issueID=50082 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50082>May 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Harold MacDowell, CEO of TDIndustries, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has been named #7 in an <i>Inc.</i> magazine feature that focuses on unique leadership throughout the world. The feature, "<a href="http://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/heres-a-top-10-list-of-the-worlds-best-ceos-but-they-lead-in-a-totally-unique-wa.html">The World&rsquo;s 10 Top CEOs,</a>" is written by Leadership from the Core founder Marcel Schwantes and provides insight into the principles and success of Servant Leadership across the globe.</p> 5/12/2017 4:21:45 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=442140&amp;issueID=50082 AGC Unveils New Study Designed to Improve Safety for Construction Workers https://www.agc.org/industry-priorities/safety-health/construction-fatalities-study-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />AGC of America unveiled a new study designed to improve the safety of construction workers as it announced that two-thirds of metro areas added construction jobs during the past 12 months. The association commissioned this study with the goal of taking a deeper dive into existing information on fatalities with an eye towards learning new methods of preventing worker fatalities in the construction industry. The study, conducted by the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech, involved analyzing detailed, confidential fatality reports from 2010-2012 because the industry wants to develop employer-employee strategies to reduce the risk of workers being injured.</p> 4/14/2017 4:04:03 PM https://www.agc.org/industry-priorities/safety-health/construction-fatalities-study-0 Last Chance to Complete AGC's Work Zone Safety Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017workzone <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />To get a better handle on the impact of vehicle crashes at AGC member work sites, the association has prepared this brief survey. Please take a few minutes today to complete it. AGC will use the results of the survey to help educate the media and driving public about the need to slow down, drive with care and stay away from mobile devices while operating in highway work zones. AGC plans to release the survey results and launch a public awareness campaign in the days leading up to Memorial Day and the traditional start of the summer driving season.</p> 4/17/2017 10:18:13 AM https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017workzone Construction Material Costs in March Outpace Contractors' Pricing; AGC Warns Against Policies that Would Add to Squeeze https://www.agc.org/news/2017/04/13/construction-material-costs-march-outpace-contractors%E2%80%99-pricing-industry-association <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Double-digit price increases for key construction materials pushed up construction costs in March, while the prices charged by contractors remained moderate, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released recently by AGC of America. Association officials urged policy makers to avoid adopting restrictions on international trade that would add to materials costs and potentially drive up the price of infrastructure, buildings and new homes and apartments.</p> 4/14/2017 4:02:39 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/04/13/construction-material-costs-march-outpace-contractors%E2%80%99-pricing-industry-association Seven Questions to Consider When Entering a New Market https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-03%20Top%207%20Questions%20to%20Consider%20When%20Entering%20a%20New%20Market%20%28DeLuca%29.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES BY CHRISTINE DELUCA, DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, AECOM</i> Grow, increase, expand. These concepts form the foundation of a company&rsquo;s strategic goals. Although not all strategies require entering new markets, at some point, firms must expand beyond existing clients or geographies to achieve significant growth. Whether you&rsquo;re on the executive team or serve in the business development space, answering these questions honestly can help your team determine where your company should focus its resources to achieve realistic and meaningful growth.</p> 4/14/2017 3:58:28 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-03%20Top%207%20Questions%20to%20Consider%20When%20Entering%20a%20New%20Market%20%28DeLuca%29.pdf Running a Tech-Focused Jobsite http://www.constructormagazine.com/running-a-tech-focused-jobsite/#.WPE-SdIrKHs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BY LONNIE FRITZ, HEAVY CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONSULTANT CATERPILLAR INC.</i> Most contractors agree that project success is largely determined by four factors: time, cost, quality and safety. But there isn&rsquo;t a "one-size-fits-all" approach. The same is true of technology, in that each company&rsquo;s journey is unique. This article will help you take a quick look at key areas where technology can make a difference.</p> 4/14/2017 4:26:18 PM http://www.constructormagazine.com/running-a-tech-focused-jobsite/#.WPE-SdIrKHs "Blacklisting" Rule Finally Dies, Marking Big Win for AGC Members https://www.agc.org/news/2017/04/03/blacklisting-rule-finally-dies-marking-big-win-agc-members <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />Thanks in part to AGC&rsquo;s advocacy efforts, contractors are enjoying a major victory today: permanent nullification of regulations implementing Pres. Obama&rsquo;s <a href="https://www.agc.org/fair-pay-safe-workplaces-blacklisting-executive-order">Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces</a> Executive Order, often referred to as the "blacklisting" rule. On March 27, Pres. Trump signed into law a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) by which Congress expressed disapproval of the rule and stripped it of all force and effect. Under the blacklisting rule, both prime and subcontractors were required to report violations and alleged violations of 14 federal labor laws and "equivalent" state labor laws during the previous three years, and again every six months, on federal contracts over $500,000. Prime contractors were also responsible for evaluating the labor law violations of subcontractors at all tiers. A single alleged violation could have led a contracting officer to remove a contractor from an ongoing project or to deny to a contractor the right to compete for a contract. The rule also required contractors to provide certain pay information to employees and independent contractors, and it limited the use of mandatory arbitration of employment disputes. All but the paycheck transparency provisions had been on temporary hold since a federal court issued preliminary injunction in October 2016.</p> 4/14/2017 4:08:01 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/04/03/blacklisting-rule-finally-dies-marking-big-win-agc-members OSHA Delays Silica Enforcement http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436785&issueID=50081 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />On April 6, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will delay enforcement of the respirable crystalline standard for construction for three months&mdash;until Sept. 23, 2017. In its announcement, OSHA explained that the construction silica standard has a number of unique features warranting development of additional guidance and educational materials before enforcement begins. AGC continues to believe that implementation of this standard is technically infeasible and continues to challenge it in court.</p> 4/14/2017 4:18:59 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436785&amp;issueID=50081 AGC Submits Comments on Administration's "Buy America" Executive Order for Pipeline Construction http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436784&issueID=50081 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />President Trump issued an <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/24/presidential-memorandum-regarding-construction-american-pipelines">Executive Memorandum Regarding Pipeline Construction</a>, which directed the Department of Commerce to develop a plan to use only materials produced in the United States for all pipeline construction. <a href="http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/pdf/Comments_on_Construction_of_Pipelines.pdf">AGC submitted comments</a> to the Department of Commerce detailing the construction industry&rsquo;s concerns with the Memorandum and its practical implications on members.</p> 4/14/2017 4:11:25 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436784&amp;issueID=50081 C.W. Driver Announces Completion of Portola High School in Irvine http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436788&issueID=50081 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, has announced the completion of Irvine Unified School District&rsquo;s Portola High School. Constructed to meet criteria developed by the High Performance Index Schools (HPI), which facilitates improved student success by providing exceptional learning environments through high-performance design, construction and operation, Portola High School is set to accommodate 2,400 students and will provide a healthy, energy efficient and state-of-the-art education experience. The 237,000-sq-f facility which totaled $126 million in construction costs is located on a 43-acre site at 1001 Cadence in Irvine, California and includes 16 campus buildings and three parking lots with a total capacity of 791 vehicles, in addition to an aquatics facility, football stadium, varsity softball and baseball fields along with other various outdoor field facilities. </p> 4/14/2017 4:31:44 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436788&amp;issueID=50081 McGrath Completes Construction on New St. Louis Heart and Vascular Center http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436789&issueID=50081 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />McGrath & Associates, an AGC of Missouri and a Central Illinois Builders of AGC member, has completed construction on the new $5.6 million St. Louis Heart and Vascular, a high-tech ambulatory surgery center and medical office facility at 3550 McKelvey Road in Bridgeton, Missouri.</p> 4/14/2017 4:37:53 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436789&amp;issueID=50081 Moss & Associates Celebrates Topping Out of Riva http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436791&issueID=50081 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Moss & Associates, a South Florida AGC member, recently celebrated the topping out of Riva, the first luxury condominium along Federal Highway north of Sunrise Blvd., adding to the rapidly growing redevelopement of this area of Fort Lauderdale. </p> 4/14/2017 4:46:11 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436791&amp;issueID=50081 Current Builders Announces New Vice Presidents; Promotions Build Next Generation of Leaders http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436792&issueID=50081 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Current Builders, a South Florida Chapter-AGC member, announced that equity partner Scott Remer has been appointed vice president of operations (VPO). The company also announced that equity partners, Aaron Buttress and Ryan Kelley, have each been promoted to vice president of construction (VPC).</p> 4/14/2017 4:51:01 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436792&amp;issueID=50081 Parsons Signs Framework Agreement with Shell to Provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction Services http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436790&issueID=50081 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50081>April 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Parsons, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has signed a global framework agreement to provide engineering, procurement, technical, and construction services to Shell spanning its refining and chemical projects and across its upstream and midstream businesses. Parsons will deliver a full-spectrum of services from concept and scoping, to design, construction, and start-up.</p> 4/14/2017 4:40:31 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=436790&amp;issueID=50081 AGC Deals Winning Hand in Vegas http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431261&issueID=50080 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />If you attended AGC of America&rsquo;s 98th Annual Convention last week in Vegas, then you bet on a sure thing. Held at the Bellagio and in conjunction with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, the program included great speakers, engaging education sessions and top-notch award ceremonies.</p> 3/14/2017 6:58:39 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431261&amp;issueID=50080 Renovation of Daytona International Speedway's Grandstands Named Best Construction Project of 2016 by AGC of America https://www.agc.org/news/2017/03/08/renovation-daytona-international-speedway%E2%80%99s-grandstands-named-best-construction <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Southfield, Michigan-based Barton Malow Company won AGC of America&rsquo;s Alliant Build America Grand Award at the association's 98th Annual Convention last week in Las Vegas, as well as the top prize for Best Design/Build Building Project of the Year</p> 3/14/2017 3:57:24 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/03/08/renovation-daytona-international-speedway%E2%80%99s-grandstands-named-best-construction Inside March/April: Meet AGC's New President, Art Daniel http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0217/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /> Art Daniel will be at the helm as AGC marks its centennial. He sees the association&rsquo;s myriad accomplishments as more than just past triumphs due homage, but a poured foundation that will hold each beam and brick of a bold, bright future.</p> 3/14/2017 4:13:22 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0217/index.php#/0 AGC Charities Names Joint Venture as AGC in the Community Award Winner http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431241&issueID=50080 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />A joint venture between Herzog and Stacy & Witbeck was awarded last week for building a sensory garden to benefit the Children&rsquo;s Center for the Visually Impaired in Kansas City, Missouri. As a result, the group was named the AGC in the Community Award Winner by the charitable arm of AGC of America, AGC Charities, Inc.</p> 3/14/2017 4:09:26 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431241&amp;issueID=50080 Repairing a Foundation When Space, Time and Cost are Issues http://www.constructormagazine.com/repairing-a-foundation/#.WMhfmfkrKHs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BY GARY L. SEIDER, P.E., ENGINEERING MANAGER HUBBELL/CHANCE&reg;</i> Bad soil is the main factor that affects foundations. Contaminated dirt and expansive clay weaken structural support over time, while clay soil leads to foundation cracking in the years following installation. Plus, when excavating contaminated soil is possible, it&rsquo;s an expensive alternative. Anticipating these flaws and building them into the blueprint of your structure puts your building ahead of the game and prevents engineers and contractors from continually having to invest in repairs as time passes.</p> 3/14/2017 4:26:43 PM http://www.constructormagazine.com/repairing-a-foundation/#.WMhfmfkrKHs How to Choose the Right Temporary Power Provider for Your Construction Site http://www.constructormagazine.com/how-to-choose-the-right-temporary-power-provider-for-your-construction-project/#.WMhgofkrKHs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BY RUSS POROWSKI, AREA SALES MANAGER, AGGREKO</i> Planning for large-scale construction projects involves a host of moving parts and collaboration with numerous vendors and equipment providers at all points along its life cycle. Among these considerations, planning for temporary power should be part of the conversation early in the process. Given that most people are not power experts and with so many options for temporary power on the market, how do you know which provider is right for your project?</p> 3/14/2017 4:30:05 PM http://www.constructormagazine.com/how-to-choose-the-right-temporary-power-provider-for-your-construction-project/#.WMhgofkrKHs How Effective are your Presentations? https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-02%20How%20Effective%20Are%20Your%20Presentations%20%28Lee%29.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES BY MATTHEW LEE, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, YOUNG CONTRACTING/SE, INC.</i> Have you ever had to sit through a presentation where you spend the entire time checking your phone for emails and messages even though you know you haven&rsquo;t received any new ones? At some point in your career, whether you are in business development, sales, marketing, management, or otherwise, most of us will have to get up in front of a group of people and make a presentation. Here are five tips that may help you give a meaningful presentation.</p> 3/14/2017 4:56:43 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/2017-02%20How%20Effective%20Are%20Your%20Presentations%20%28Lee%29.pdf AGC of Missouri Honored with 2017 Arcus Award http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431247&issueID=50080 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />The Associated General Contractors of Missouri was recognized with the Arcus Award for Inclusion and Talent Attraction at the 4th Annual Arcus Awards event on Feb. 23. The Academy Awards-style program, sponsored by the St. Louis Regional Chamber and presented by RubinBrown LLP, honored the achievements of companies and organizations that inspire a greater St. Louis. Over 850 executives, entrepreneurs and civic leaders attended the dinner program at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch.</p> 3/14/2017 4:51:56 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431247&amp;issueID=50080 Attention Vertical Contractors: The Public Building Renewal Act of 2017 Matters to You http://www.constructormagazine.com/attention-vertical-contractors-the-public-building-renewal-act-of-2017-matters-to-you/#.WMhenfkrKHs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br /><i>BY SAMARA BAREND FOUNDER AND LEADER, PERFORMANCE BASED BUILDING COALITION SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PPP DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, AECOM</i> Since 2010, more than $36 billion in U.S. transportation public-private partnership (PPP) projects have advanced. Over that same period, however, only one public building PPP was constructed. There is one key reason for the lack of PPP activity in public buildings &ndash; the U.S. Tax Code.</p> 3/14/2017 4:21:47 PM http://www.constructormagazine.com/attention-vertical-contractors-the-public-building-renewal-act-of-2017-matters-to-you/#.WMhenfkrKHs Pat Kern to Head New Business Development at Behlen Building Systems http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431251&issueID=50080 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Behlen Building Systems, a Master Builders of Iowa member, has appointed Pat Kern as vice president of new business development and international marketing. In this newly-established position, Kern will lead the commercial sales effort and project coordination for new building system projects in the eastern United States region and international sales opportunities. </p> 3/14/2017 5:09:39 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431251&amp;issueID=50080 Tarlton Completes Renovations of Lafferre Hall at University of Missouri http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431254&issueID=50080 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm and member of multiple AGC chapters, completed renovations on Lafferre Hall, home to the University of Missouri&rsquo;s College of Engineering. </p> 3/14/2017 5:24:26 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431254&amp;issueID=50080 TDIndustries Joins Project Team for New Transitional Living Facility for the Homeless in Dallas http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431252&issueID=50080 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />On Feb. 10, community leaders gathered in Dallas to break ground on a facility that gives local men and women a new chance in life. For 48 years, Dallas 24 Hour Club has provided safe, sober transitional living for homeless men and women seeking a brand new life away from drugs and alcohol. But while the 24 Hour Club was bringing a new life to others, its own building was in need of a new life itself.</p> 3/14/2017 5:17:52 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431252&amp;issueID=50080 H&E Opens New Branch in Beaumont, Texas http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431250&issueID=50080 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Effective Jan. 31, 2017, H&E Equipment Services Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced the opening of its new branch in Beaumont, Texas, joining neighboring branches in Houston; Pasadena, Texas; and Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a total of 78 branches nationwide. </p> 3/14/2017 5:06:36 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431250&amp;issueID=50080 PC Construction Selected to Construct $14.7M Ben & Jerry's "Project Extra Chunk" in St. Albans http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431253&issueID=50080 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50080>March 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />South Burlington, Vermont-based PC Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced recently it has been selected to provide construction services for Ben & Jerry&rsquo;s 40,000-sq-ft expansion project, dubbed "Project Extra Chunk" on Industrial Park Road in St. Albans, Vermont. </p> 3/14/2017 5:20:34 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=431253&amp;issueID=50080 Constructor Magazine Unveils New and Improved Website http://www.constructormagazine.com/ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br /><i>Constructor</i> magazine is excited to announce the launching of a new and improved website, <a href="www.constructormagazine.com">ConstructorMagazine.com.</a> The sleek design allows for easier navigation, and the new format houses additional content, including the ever-popular infographics found in our print magazine. Whether you're new to the site or a regular visitor, we&rsquo;re sure you will like what you find. Check it out today!</p> 2/15/2017 2:17:58 AM http://www.constructormagazine.com/ Construction Firms Getting Squeezed by Increased Materials and Labor Costs https://www.agc.org/news/2017/02/14/construction-firms-getting-squeezed-increasing-materials-labor-costs-and-slower-0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />The cost of materials used in construction rose markedly faster than the price of completed buildings, according to a new analysis of federal producer price data released recently by AGC of America. Association officials cautioned that potential restrictions on the use of imported construction materials threaten to drive up the price of infrastructure, buildings and new homes and apartments.</p> 2/15/2017 1:18:41 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/02/14/construction-firms-getting-squeezed-increasing-materials-labor-costs-and-slower-0 Collaboration Chronicles http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425751&issueID=50079 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />The construction industry has made great strides in revolutionizing project-delivery processes &mdash; not by just utilizing the latest technology, but by adopting an open and collaborative approach that is much more dependent on working with one another to bring project goals to fruition. And, when project collaboration is successful, the construction team should not only celebrate, but share their methods with other industry colleagues. The Collaboration Chronicles is helping folks do just this by capturing and sharing the results from successful design and construction project collaborations. <i>BY LISA KOPOCHINSKI</i></p> 2/15/2017 12:45:09 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425751&amp;issueID=50079 Effective Event Marketing http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425748&issueID=50079 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> Networking is all about cultivating relationships to develop your business. Everyone in a firm, regardless of title, is involved in securing clients, nurturing that relationship, and-most important - retaining their customer status. Through effective networking, practice, and focus, you can realize this success. <i>BY LINDSAY L. YOUNG, MBA, CPSM</i></p> 2/15/2017 12:35:16 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425748&amp;issueID=50079 The Golden Rule of Recruiting and the Red Carpet http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425752&issueID=50079 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Which do you think is more critical to business success...great clients, or great employees? You may feel it&rsquo;s impossible to value one more highly than the other. In fact, the symbiotic relationship between the two breeds success. Yet, if you compare how most companies handle a prospective candidate, during the interview process, to how they handle a prospective client, during the proposal process, you&rsquo;ll find a big difference! <i>BY KATHY COLE</i></p> 2/15/2017 1:03:44 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425752&amp;issueID=50079 James Bryant Leads AGC Houston as 2017 Chairman http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425754&issueID=50079 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br /> AGC Houston has elected James Bryant as its chairman for 2017-2018. Bryant is a partner of Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd. and oversees the firms&rsquo; operational functions.</p> 2/15/2017 1:14:31 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425754&amp;issueID=50079 Congress, President Talk Infrastructure https://www.agc.org/news/2017/01/27/congress-president-talk-infrastructure <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />Infrastructure investment was a major topic of discussion in Washington during the first week on the new Trump Administration with the House, Senate and President Trump each highlighting infrastructure investment as a priority. AGC has provided recommendations to both the administration and Congress for rebuilding our nation&rsquo;s infrastructure. AGC will work with President Trump and Congress to ensure that any infrastructure plan includes real, dedicated funding for all types of infrastructure, while also encouraging greater private sector investments where appropriate. </p> 2/15/2017 1:37:11 AM https://www.agc.org/news/2017/01/27/congress-president-talk-infrastructure McCarthy Building Co. Signs OSHA Strategic Partnership Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425753&issueID=50079 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Congratulations to McCarthy Building Co. on signing an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Strategic Partnership on Dec. 14, 2016. The signing ceremony was officiated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration&rsquo;s Mark Briggs, OSHA area director, Houston South Office; Joann Figueroa, OSHA area director, Houston North Office; and Jim Shelton, compliance assistance specialist, OSHA Houston North Area Office.</p> 2/15/2017 1:11:11 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425753&amp;issueID=50079 McGrath Completes Construction on $1.9 Million Montgomery Bank Branch Renovation with AT&T Retail Store http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425760&issueID=50079 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />McGrath & Associates, an AGC of Missouri and Central Illinois Builders of AGC member, has completed a $1.25-million renovation of Montgomery Bank in Bridgeton, Missouri, including a complete redesign of the branch and the addition of an AT&T retail store. The design-build project highlights a new trend in the banking industry to reduce branch size while incorporating a retail tenant into the original building footprint. Verve Design Studio was the architect. </p> 2/15/2017 2:06:36 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425760&amp;issueID=50079 Moss & Associates Completes Historic Concrete Pour at Brickell Flatiron http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425758&issueID=50079 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Moss & Associates, a South Florida Chapter-AGC member, has completed a historic concrete pour at CMC Group&rsquo;s Brickell Flatiron site, located at 1001 South Miami Ave. The 50-million pound pour took 24 hours to complete. </p> 2/15/2017 1:48:11 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425758&amp;issueID=50079 PC Construction Reaches Milestone on New Center for Biometric Analysis at The Jackson Laboratory http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425757&issueID=50079 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50079>February 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />PC Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, reached a major milestone in January on The Jackson Laboratory&rsquo;s new Center for Biometric Analysis when the final piece of structural steel was bolted into place.</p> 2/15/2017 1:43:23 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=425757&amp;issueID=50079 Choose Your Clients Wisely http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420803&issueID=50078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50078>January 2017</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> There are just some clients that your business cannot afford to have - you know who they are: the ones who are highly commodity-based and have limited experience, whose projects result in little or no profit, and who are a drain on your firm and its resources.</p> 1/16/2017 11:24:57 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420803&amp;issueID=50078 Federal Property Reform Bill to Become Law; $8 Billion Federal Real Property Up for Consideration https://www.agc.org/news/2016/12/21/federal-property-reform-bill-become-law-8-billion-federal-real-property <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50078>January 2017</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />The president signed into law the AGC-supported <a href="https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hr4465/BILLS-114hr4465enr.pdf">Federal Assets Sale and Transfer Act</a> (H.R. 4465). This bipartisan bill will shrink the federal footprint and streamline the disposal of excess or underutilized federal buildings. AGC has long been involved in <a href="http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/downloads/2016-03-02%20Civilian%20Brac%20TI%20Markup.pdf">pushing</a> for federal real property reform as it <a href="http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/downloads/2016-05-23%20Civilian%20BRAC%20House%20Floor%20Vote.pdf">supported</a> these efforts through the House and Senate in this Congress and previous ones. </p> 1/16/2017 11:39:46 PM https://www.agc.org/news/2016/12/21/federal-property-reform-bill-become-law-8-billion-federal-real-property BOND Celebrates Completion of Boston College's Thomas More Apartments Residence Hall http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420812&issueID=50078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50078>January 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />BOND, a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced the completion of Boston College&rsquo;s Thomas More Apartments Residence Hall. The new 245,000 sq-ft building is located at 2150 Commonwealth Avenue. The three-wing building accommodates 490 students with a mix of apartment-style suites. It features a southwest-facing, multi-tiered courtyard with ample outdoor and recreational space. </p> 1/17/2017 12:39:07 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420812&amp;issueID=50078 Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Master Expansion at Medical City Dallas, Begins New Addition http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420815&issueID=50078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50078>January 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Brasfield & Gorrie, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently completed a master-planned vertical expansion project at Medical City Dallas as well as extensive renovations to the hospital. In addition, the company recently began a 161,500-sq-ft vertical expansion of Tower D to house Medical City&rsquo;s new Women&rsquo;s Hospital.</p> 1/17/2017 12:44:35 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420815&amp;issueID=50078 Michael Baker International to Provide Construction Services for Freedom Road Upgrade Project http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420826&issueID=50078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50078>January 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />In cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Michael Baker International, a member of multiple AGC chapters, is playing a critical role in the improvement of Freedom Road, a major roadway that connects Cranberry Township and the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh, Interstate 79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike to State Route 65 (SR 65) and also Beaver County. PennDOT recently awarded the company a $4.9 million contract to provide construction management and inspection services for phases one and two of the multi-year project. </p> 1/17/2017 12:52:18 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420826&amp;issueID=50078 Skanska Training Program at University of Pittsburgh Empowers Region's Minority and Women-Owned Businesses http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420822&issueID=50078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50078>January 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Skanska USA, a member of multiple AGC chapters, celebrated the completion of the 2016 Pittsburgh Construction Management Building Blocks (CMBB) program at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). Offered in partnership with Pitt, the free, seven-week program was designed to give minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) the tools and knowledge needed to expand their operations and secure larger contracts. </p> 1/17/2017 12:49:15 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420822&amp;issueID=50078 Slayden Constructors, Inc. Awarded Contract by the Joint Water Commission http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420829&issueID=50078 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50078>January 2017</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Slayden Constructors, Inc., an Oregon-Columbia Chapter member, has been awarded a $25 million construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) contract by the Joint Water Commission (JWC) for the Water Treatment Plant Expansion Project in Forest Grove, Oregon. Preconstruction services began in August with construction scheduled to begin in February 2017, and substantial completion is slated for May 2019. </p> 1/17/2017 12:55:22 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=420829&amp;issueID=50078 Construction Spending Increases in October as Residential and Public Gains Offset Drop in Private Nonresidential Projects http://www.mmsend50.com/link.cfm?r=5dl3C_j0eUQe12vA1ZTQHA~~&pe=SRKYIi2Re0-59dmkMxk5Dc7Wzo7WaFLXqyWYKzZYeMk4DhoGgSzHFfjjyrMJDctarBBviVX3qJnAFZaeYmh59A~~ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction spending was mixed in October as a rebound in residential and public categories outweighed a downturn in most private nonresidential segments, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials noted, however, that public investments in infrastructure remain down compared to last year while private-sector demand should remain robust amid continued economic growth. "It's encouraging to see a rebound in public construction in recent months, but most infrastructure categories are down substantially over the past year," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "Meanwhile, private nonresidential construction still appears to have good prospects, assuming the economy continues to expand."</p> 12/13/2016 7:33:56 PM http://www.mmsend50.com/link.cfm?r=5dl3C_j0eUQe12vA1ZTQHA~~&amp;pe=SRKYIi2Re0-59dmkMxk5Dc7Wzo7WaFLXqyWYKzZYeMk4DhoGgSzHFfjjyrMJDctarBBviVX3qJnAFZaeYmh59A~~ Construction Firms Add 19K Jobs in November as Sector Hits Eight-Year High in Employment http://www.mmsend50.com/link.cfm?r=5dl3C_j0eUQe12vA1ZTQHA~~&pe=sSMQT52AWPWsVne1gh18PZNoRIqXQErBiAT4wNG8GcUZulgGXg4fNl2geOyYetd-DcCeYms2dKQOCstuGMhldw~~ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction employers added 19,000 jobs in November, reaching the highest employment level since November 2008, but a drop in public sector investments in construction projects held down employment among heavy and civil engineering firms, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials noted that recent construction spending numbers show a decline in most categories of infrastructure investment. "This report shows the construction industry has the capacity to handle additional infrastructure work even as private nonresidential projects, apartments and homebuilding continue to go up," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "The industry would be adding more high-paid jobs if local, state and federal officials were investing more to build new and repair aging infrastructure."</p> 12/13/2016 7:34:54 PM http://www.mmsend50.com/link.cfm?r=5dl3C_j0eUQe12vA1ZTQHA~~&amp;pe=sSMQT52AWPWsVne1gh18PZNoRIqXQErBiAT4wNG8GcUZulgGXg4fNl2geOyYetd-DcCeYms2dKQOCstuGMhldw~~ Making Job Offers - Navigating the Minefield http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=415987&issueID=50077 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Have you ever spent weeks or months recruiting a great candidate, only to have everything "blow up" at the offer stage? DK Cole, a Builders Association member, has a few tips to help manage this fragile part of the hiring process and increase chances of acceptance.</p> 12/13/2016 7:01:21 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=415987&amp;issueID=50077 Marketers Need to Understand BIM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=415988&issueID=50077 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> Design exploration has evolved into having one BIM file morph into millions of project design alternative models focusing on altering specific design variables while capturing a project&rsquo;s initial costs, lifetime costs, and energy usage. And those millions of BIM files are being produced by server clusters within a single work day then incorporated into an interactive scatter plot where designers can pick and choose which models to review in detail.</p> 12/13/2016 7:05:08 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=415988&amp;issueID=50077 Moving Beyond Basic Security: How to Harness the Full Power of Video Surveillance in Construction http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-nwl/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=400504&issueID=47588 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Old CCTV analog technology, although still used by some companies today, is quickly being replaced by modern IP video systems. These new systems have a great range of camera and software features, flexible installation options and a large selection of other equipment that can be integrated, including lights, motion detectors and alarms. As the technology has evolved, the reliability of video surveillance systems has greatly increased. These systems are now used by businesses around the world to increase security.</p> 12/13/2016 7:26:32 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-nwl/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=400504&amp;issueID=47588 Integrated Facility Services Completes HVAC Retrofit at Missouri Athletic Club http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=416159&issueID=50077 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Integrated Facility Services, an AGC of Missouri member, has completed a full retrofit of the HVAC system at the historic Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Downtown Clubhouse in St. Louis. Built in 1915, the MAC is believed to be the first building west of the Mississippi River with an air conditioning system, which was installed between 1934 and 1941.</p> 12/14/2016 10:49:01 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=416159&amp;issueID=50077 Skanska Completes American Airlines Terminal F Expansion at Philadelphia International Airport http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=416163&issueID=50077 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>NEW BAGGAGE CLAIM FACILITY IS PHL'S FIRST LEED&reg; GOLD CERTIFIED BUILDING</i> Skanska USA, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has announced the completion of Philadelphia International Airport&rsquo;s (PHL) American Airlines Terminal F expansion project. The expansion was awarded the airport&rsquo;s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED&reg;) Gold certification.</p> 12/14/2016 11:00:19 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=416163&amp;issueID=50077 RSU 21 and PC Construction Announce Key Milestones for $46 Million Renovations and Additions at Three Schools http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=416164&issueID=50077 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>KENNEBUNKPORT CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL CELEBRATES COMPLETION AND TOPPING OUT AT KENNEBUNK HIGH SCHOOL</i> PC Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, and Harriman, an AGC of Colorado Building Chapter member, joined RSU 21 school leaders, students and community members recently at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction at the Kennebunkport Consolidated School, part of a $46 million school renovations and addition project. Work began last spring at the three schools, which include Kennebunkport Consolidated School as well as Mildred Day School and Kennebunk High School. </p> 12/14/2016 11:10:02 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=416164&amp;issueID=50077 TDIndustries Ranked #9 on <i>Fortune</i> magazine&rsquo;s "Best Workplaces for Latinos" List http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=416165&issueID=50077 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />TDIndustries, a Houston Chapter and TEXO member, recently announced that it has been named one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Latinos, by global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work&reg; and <i>Fortune</i> magazine. TD ranked #9 on the list, which is based on employees&rsquo; assessments of workplace fairness, opportunities for training and access to senior leadership, among other factors. </p> 12/14/2016 11:14:28 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=416165&amp;issueID=50077 Vanir Construction Management Names Bernie O'Donnell Northwest Area Development Manager http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=415989&issueID=50077 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50077>December 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Vanir Construction Management, Inc. a Builders Association member, recently announced that it hired Bernie O&rsquo;Donnell as its Northwest area development manager, while Scott Tomlinson, CCM, assumes a new role as executive director of technology, manufacturing and Indian Nation pursuits.</p> 12/13/2016 7:20:12 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=415989&amp;issueID=50077 In Good Repair: Advancements in Bridge Renovations Save Time and Money http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0616/index.php#/0 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />The federal government reports about 58,495 bridges, carrying nearly 204 million vehicles daily, are structurally deficient and in need of repair. Transportation departments, academics and contractors are looking for solutions that will save funds and ease the pain of closing bridges for repairs of reconstruction. <i>Constructor's</i> November-December cover story, "In Good Repair," looks at innovative strategies that save both time and money. Access the digital edition on your desktop, tablet or smartphone and stay in the know. The digital edition contains the same articles, images and ads as the printed copy in a convenient format that mimics the print version.</p> 11/13/2016 4:31:55 PM http://www.nxtbook.com/naylor/NGCS/NGCS0616/index.php#/0 Creating an Unfair Advantage https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/Programs%20%26%20Industry%20Relations/Creating%20an%20Unfair%20Advantage%20%28Clancy%20%20Paul%29.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES SERIES</i> Contractors&rsquo; get work departments can be like a car with a bad alignment. While everyone is working hard to get where they want to go, some of the effort is being pulled toward the "ditch" of low hit rates, missed opportunities and undeveloped client relationships. All that is needed are a few key adjustments to win your fair share of work. </p> 11/13/2016 4:43:33 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/Programs%20%26%20Industry%20Relations/Creating%20an%20Unfair%20Advantage%20%28Clancy%20%20Paul%29.pdf S&D YOUniversity is Foundation for Mechanical Contractor's Commitment to Employee Education, Training and Development http://www.constructormagazine.com/sd-youniversity-is-foundation-for-mechanical-contractors-commitment-to-employee-education-training-and-development/#.WCj2uPkrKHs <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br /><i>BY GEOFF PHILLIPS AND SARAH MUELLER</i> Society in the 21st century has changed course due to the rise of technology and the advent of the global economy. This has led to differing expectations within the workforce about what constitutes a rewarding and fulfilling career. As it becomes more and more challenging to find people who want to be part of the construction craft, education and training are playing increasingly important roles in the recruiting and employee development processes.</p> 11/13/2016 5:29:06 PM http://www.constructormagazine.com/sd-youniversity-is-foundation-for-mechanical-contractors-commitment-to-employee-education-training-and-development/#.WCj2uPkrKHs VOSH and AGC of Virginia Announce Virginia Best Strategic Partnership http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410817&issueID=50076 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry&rsquo;s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) program and AGC of Virginia have entered into a strategic partnership to bring a first in the nation - Virginia BEST Program (<strong>B</strong>uilding <strong>E</strong>xcellence in <strong>S</strong>afety, Health and <strong>T</strong>raining) to AGCVA members.</p> 11/13/2016 4:47:09 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410817&amp;issueID=50076 Houston's Top Commercial Contractors Receive Prestigious APEX Awards http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410821&issueID=50076 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Chapter News</em></strong><br />Houston&rsquo;s commercial construction industry celebrated the most outstanding projects built by AGC Houston members at the Awards for Project Excellence on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. More than 500 guests attended the biennial event at The Astorian, which featured KPRC TV&rsquo;s Khambrel Marshall as master of ceremonies. Twenty five Houston companies took home 52 Gold, Silver and Bronze APEX awards for outstanding building projects in 18 categories. APEX recognizes and honors firms for their excellence in design and construction, their valuable contributions to the community, and advancement to the commercial building industry.</p> 11/13/2016 5:25:35 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410821&amp;issueID=50076 C1S Group Among the Top 100 North Texas Women-Owned Businesses http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410823&issueID=50076 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>DALLAS BUSINESS JOURNAL RANKS C1S THIRD LARGEST WOMAN-OWNED CONSTRUCTION COMPANY</i> C1S Group is among the Top 100 North Texas Women-Owned Businesses as ranked by the <i>Dallas Business Journal</i>. The full-service professional engineering and construction firm, led by CEO Julie Strong, ranked 40th on the list of women-owned businesses, and is the third largest woman-owned construction company in the region. </p> 11/13/2016 5:35:21 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410823&amp;issueID=50076 Linbeck Group, Messer Construction Joint Venture Completes Cincinnati Children's/UC Health Proton Therapy Center http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410824&issueID=50076 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br /><i>$120 MILLION FACILITY IS THE SECOND OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD OWNED BY A CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL</i> The joint venture of Linbeck Group and Messer Construction Co., members of multiple AGC chapters, has completed the Cincinnati Children&rsquo;s/UC Health Proton Therapy Center, the second facility of its kind in the world owned by a children&rsquo;s hospital. The total cost of the project is $120 million.</p> 11/13/2016 5:40:49 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410824&amp;issueID=50076 18th Annual Family Business Awards Program Honors Lincoln Construction http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410819&issueID=50076 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Lincoln Construction, an AGC of Ohio member, received a Milestone Award for their 45 years in business at The Conway Center for Family Business 18th Annual Family Business Awards & Expo held Nov. 7, 2016. </p> 11/13/2016 4:56:10 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410819&amp;issueID=50076 Shapiro & Duncan Wins Big in Three Categories at AGC of Metropolitan Washington DC's Awards Program http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410820&issueID=50076 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. recently announced that it has been recognized by the AGC of Metropolitan DC's 16th Annual Washington Contractor Awards program for its exemplary work on three key projects. The celebration event was held at the Newseum in Washington, DC on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. </p> 11/13/2016 5:02:32 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410820&amp;issueID=50076 Tocci Building Companies Donates $15,000 to Straight Ahead Ministries http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410818&issueID=50076 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50076>November 2016</a> -- <em>Member News</em></strong><br />Tocci Building Companies (Tocci), an AGC of Massachusetts member, and Straight Ahead Ministries, a non-profit that provides one-on-one support to help juvenile offenders re-enter the community as productive citizens, recently commemorated Tocci&rsquo;s $15,000 donation. </p> 11/13/2016 4:51:39 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=410818&amp;issueID=50076 Construction Spending Holds Steady in August and is Up by Nearly 5 Percent for the First Eight Months of the Year as Demand Remains "Robust" http://www.mmsend50.com/link.cfm?r=5dl3C_j0eUQe12vA1ZTQHA~~&pe=mM0aBDnFay-kxIqFJpf5j-W97ORBJ7pRuzxhFFvqet90Mc1nkHc4vcJO8uqF66u7qWQvIPLN-Vvf5U6iaG9-1w~~ <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50075>October 2016</a> -- <em>Top News</em></strong><br />Construction spending held steady in August compared to July but is up nearly five percent for the first eight months of the year compared to same period in 2015, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new spending figures indicates that the industry's recovery may be at risk and said new investments in the nation's aging water systems and other infrastructure could help offset declining spending in certain types of private construction. "While demand for construction remains robust, it is no longer growing like it was earlier this year," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "There is little doubt that new public-sector investments in our aging infrastructure could help reinvigorate demand for construction."</p> 10/13/2016 6:02:39 PM http://www.mmsend50.com/link.cfm?r=5dl3C_j0eUQe12vA1ZTQHA~~&amp;pe=mM0aBDnFay-kxIqFJpf5j-W97ORBJ7pRuzxhFFvqet90Mc1nkHc4vcJO8uqF66u7qWQvIPLN-Vvf5U6iaG9-1w~~ Memories to Last a Lifetime: K-State Memorial Stadium Undergoes Revitalization Project http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=405743&issueID=50075 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50075>October 2016</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Lightweight and environmentally friendly geofoam solves unique design and construction challenges on the K-State Memorial Stadium renovation.</p> 10/13/2016 6:13:47 PM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=405743&amp;issueID=50075 'My Client is a Jerk': Three Ways to Transforming Client Relationships Gone Bad https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/Education/My%20Client%20Is%20A%20Jerk-3%20Keys%20To%20Transforming%20Client%20Relationsh.pdf <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50075>October 2016</a> -- <em>Business Tips</em></strong><br />Have you ever had a difficult client? They come in a lot of flavors, but fortunately, there is a common thread to these situations which can help you to succeed.</p> 10/13/2016 6:21:43 PM https://www.agc.org/sites/default/files/Files/Education/My%20Client%20Is%20A%20Jerk-3%20Keys%20To%20Transforming%20Client%20Relationsh.pdf AGC Urges OSHA to Reconsider Its Unjustified Policy Against Post-Accident Drug Testing http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=405828&issueID=50075 <p><strong style="font-size:10px;"><a href=http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/newsletter.asp?issueID=50075>October 2016</a> -- <em>Advocacy</em></strong><br />Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule on recordkeeping, which highlighted OSHA&rsquo;s intention to enforce policies that prohibit mandatory post-accident alcohol and drug testing. AGC is working with Congress to direct OSHA to reconsider the unsupported and procedurally unjustified policies and revoke the language related to post-accident drug testing. AGC members are encouraged to use the Legislative Action Center to urge their legislators sign a letter to OSHA.</p> 10/14/2016 10:38:35 AM http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v4.asp?aid=405828&amp;issueID=50075