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We have a new home! Please update your contacts with our new address, effective immediately:
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Questions? Please call us at (703) 673-9342 or email info@agcofdc.org.
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We are headed to strategic planning for 2016, and we want to hear from you! Please take five minutes to fill out our AGC of DC survey. We will use your feedback to finalize plans for 2016 as we continue to bring the best training, networking opportunities and education to our members.
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We had a beautiful night celebrating the best projects of 2015 on Thursday, Oct. 8th at National Geographic. The night began with a cocktail hour surrounded by the "Pristine Seas" exhibit from National Geographic, followed by the Awards presentation in the theater. And, of course, keeping up with AGC of DC tradition, one heck of an after party to celebrate all the winners and nominees!
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Member News
Dan Payton and Jennifer May accept Plaza Construction's first Washington Contractor Award for their work on Station House

We would like to welcome new members Plaza Construction to the AGC of DC membership! They hit the ground running by winning their first Washington Contractor Award in New Construction - Multi-family for their work on Station House: a 510,000 GSF, mixed-use, residential development in the H Street Corridor.
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Jim Knight, Jubilee President (left), receives the check from Matt Weirich, DAVIS Vice President of Education (right).

James G. Davis Construction (DAVIS), continues to drive success through its approach to corporate social responsibility; this time with its 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament.

As Safe and Affordable Housing is one of three core areas that DAVIS supports, this year's recipient is Jubilee Support -Alliance's Jubilee Housing - a local nonprofit that provides a lifeline to more than 700 low-income residents, through housing and essential support services within DC's Adams Morgan community.
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Skanska USA Commercial Development recently announced that it will move forward on 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, a new, ground-up 11-story, 250,000-square-foot office building on The George Washington University (GW) campus.

GW and Skanska finalized the ground lease for Site 75A, allowing Skanska to begin demolition of the existing buildings and move forward with building the speculative office development. In 2014, GW selected Skanska to redevelop Site 75A, a 25,000-square-foot parcel, into a trophy-class office building with ground-floor retail.
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Above: SIGAL Construction Corporation's CEO, Gerry Sigal (right), and President, Gerard Heiber, sign their signatures.

The Joint Venture of GCS-SIGAL celebrated the topping out of the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence on Friday, September 18th. The new building is helping to end veteran homelessness and provide low-income housing in the District. The topping out, a significant contractor milestone, was held in large part to thank all of the subcontractors for their hard work leading up to that point.
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SIGAL Construction Corporation celebrated the grand opening of the new Higher Education Center (HEC) at NVCC Loudoun Campus on September 24th. Located in Sterling, Virginia, the new state-of-the-art facility will help the campus continue its expansion and transformation into a progressive education campus.
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We know each of our members are doing great things, and we want to give you the recognition you deserve. We're in the process of updating our website, social media outlets, and email system so we can highlight what each of you is doing more frequently. Please email your press releases to our Marketing Director, Meredith Wells, at: meredith@agcofdc.org so we can help you spread the word. No story too big or too small!
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AGC Partners & Discounts
AGC of America and Willis North America are proud to offer a new, dynamic and cost-effective way for AGC member firms to offer quality health insurance and other employee benefits.
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Members can get great pricing on more than 150,000 brand-name products from Best Buy for Business. AGC and NPP's contract with Best Buy gives you top-tier pricing on the latest energy-saving appliances, Air Conditioning units, Audio/Visual products, computers, surveillance systems and more.
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Calendar of Events
Celebrate the season at the 2015 Holiday Party on Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at L2 Lounge in Cady's Alley NW, Georgetown.
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Young Constructors Forum
Each year our YCF Steering Committee puts together a team for CANstruction to get our creative juices flowing and help fight hunger with the Capital Area Food Bank. This year's theme is "Transportation," and they have decided to build the SmarTrip card (in 3D no less).

However, they NEED YOUR HELP! This year's structure will include more than 3500 cans and various leveling and adhesive materials. Although a partnership with Safeway provides a discount and delivery of cans, our team still needs to raise $6000 to purchase cans and supplies.

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What Has AGC Done For You Lately?
After making significant progress in reducing the total number of construction fatalities from a record high of 1,239 in 2006 to a record low of 738 in 2011, the total number of construction fatalities has once again begun to increase. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported late last month that 874 construction workers - residential and commercial - died in 2014.

AGC has put together 13 steps to improve Construction worker safety. These recommendations come from an in-depth analysis of effective construction safety programs that we perform as part of our Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards.
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