The Connection
January 14, 2020
Association News

This year, AGC launched a new initiative to highlight public agencies
for their success in getting the best value out of every construction dollar. After an extensive survey of AGC's 1,100+ member firms, five public agencies rose to the top.

2019 AGC Presdent Steve Friar presented University California San Diego's (UCSD's) Rhonda Mitchell and Joel King the Best of the Best Public Owner Award! We're so proud of you, Rhonda!


The Block Kids Building Competition, a partnership between the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), will feature 50 girls from kindergarten to sixth grade. Each will get 100 Lego blocks and one hour to build whatever she chooses.

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Happy New Year!  The Leadership Book Club is excited to announce that they have selected "Dream Wide Awake," a book written by a NAWIC member, Sherre’ DeMao, from the Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter, where she is currently serving as their Corresponding Secretary.



We are living in a digital age, and technology plays a huge role in the evolving landscape of the construction industry. To start the new year, our January/February issue of NAWIC Today will be taking a deep dive into the many facets of technology and how it plays into our daily lives – both personally and professionally. You’ll hear from Angela Highland on building a personal brand in the digital age; read a continuation of our “Growing Pains” series, in which we discuss the importance of integrating technological change into our roadmaps for the future; gain insight into decoding software agreements; and learn about building a net zero energy efficient home with integrated smart technology. Our Safety Committee also shares some information and tips on cybersecurity, and you’ll hear from our Membership and Marketing Committee about how NAWIC powers each of us. Stay on the cutting edge with Today’s technology issue!
Reminder: Applications are due Feb. 1 for Officer/Director Candidates! 

Each year, NAWIC awards three very special individuals with our annual awards: Future Leader, Lifetime Achievement and Member of the Year. Below, find a brief description of each award (nomination forms available on the NAWIC site - just click "Learn More").
Future Leader: Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a new NAWIC member who has been actively involved throughout their first two years.
Lifetime Achievement: Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a NAWIC member who has been actively involved throughout their NAWIC membership (min. 15 years).
Member of the Year: Recognizes the outstanding efforts of a NAWIC member who has been actively involved October 2018 — September 2019.
The recipient of each award will be recognized at our Annual Conference in August. Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2020.
The National Professional Development & Education Committee is encouraging members to submit ideas for new and exciting development and learning opportunities that will enrich our member experience. So put your thinking caps on and get sharing!
WIC Week (March 1-7) is getting closer and closer! Make sure you are prepared with your WIC Week posters and pins. 
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Take a look at what we have coming in webinars for the rest of January and the month of February!

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Industry Update
Construction safety is one of the most important topics in the industry.  It’s important to stay up-to-date with these stories not only from a governmental compliance standpoint, but to improve the lives of the workers on your jobsite and reduce the inherent risks of the jobs.
Here are the 7 safety stories from 2019 that believes could have the biggest effect on the industry moving forward.
Expected to reach $54 billion by 2023, the wearable tech market offers the potential to transform the construction industry through the ability to improve safety and efficiency.
Despite signs the overall economy may be slowing, most construction firms expect demand for their services and hiring will expand in 2020, yet even more firms are worried about their ability to find qualified workers to hire, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate.

"Here’s the question men at a construction site never get: Are you qualified?

Women get asked this every day of every job. So, allow me to answer for all us: Hell, yes, we’re qualified."

~ Judaline Cassidy

CONEXPO-CON/AGG has partnered with The National Association of Women in Construction and Women of Asphalt to draw attention to and celebrate the important role women play in the construction industry.
PJ Dick-Trumbull Corp.
Jan 2020
Poor communication can slow down our member engagement in a second; eating up time and resources, resulting in burnout. Presenters of this webinar will help you enhance collaboration across your region by offering simple, proven methods for improving communication. The outcome: members will work together in a way that promotes the overall success of the organization and the industry.
Jan 2020
11 a.m. CT
Jan 2020
This session focuses on the roles and responsibilities of the Region Director and host committee for regional events. Topics will include hotel selection, budget, sponsors, checklist and deadlines for planning an informative and educational conference. If you ever plan to host a regional event this is one seminar you don’t want to miss.

Jan 2020
Feb 2020