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Each year AGC of America conducts a survey of members involved in highway construction work to evaluate the state of highway work zone safety. We want to collect information on the number, severity, impacts and potential solutions to highway work zone crashes. Our intention is to use the information we collect from this survey as the main focus of a media and public education campaign we will launch the week before Memorial Day, the traditional start of the summer driving season.
2018 was a truly special year for AGC of America and our members as we celebrated 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. Since our founding, we have worked hard to help our members thrive and this past year was no exception. As you'll see in our latest Annual Report, AGC of America achieved many notable victories for our industry, and we are positioning ourselves for continued success over the next century.  
 
We hope this Annual Report gives you a helpful look at everything AGC of America, its chapters, and members were able to accomplish in 2018. We also made a video with interviews from some of our members highlighting the benefit of their involvement with AGC.
Encore Electric was honored for having the nation’s best construction safety and wellness plan in 2018 by AGC of America. The association, which oversees the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety programs, noted that 57 other companies were also selected as winners for the quality of their safety programs. "Construction firms have many important obligations to meet in completing projects, but their most fundamental commitment is to ensure the safety of their workers," said Eddie Stewart, the association’s president, and president and chief executive officer of Caddell Construction in Montgomery, Ala. "These award winners have demonstrated the most effective and innovative ways to keep their job sites safe and their workers out of harm's way."
Turner Construction Company Wins AGC of America’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award as Well as Top Prize for the Best New Building Between $10 to $75 Million
 
Columbus, Ohio’s National Veterans Memorial and Museum was the most significant construction project of 2018, AGC of America announced at the association's 100th Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado earlier this month. As a result, the project’s contractor, Turner Construction Company, received the association’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the award for the best new building between $10 to $75 million.
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The construction industry is experiencing record economic activity with low unemployment and little expectation that the current domestic workforce can alone meet employment demand. Currently, our nation's immigration system provides the high-tech sector, agricultural businesses, and seasonal employers with options for guest workers. It does not for the construction industry.
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Hiring Rebounds from Losses in February, Suggesting Demand for Construction Remains Strong; Association Calls for Career Training Funding and Immigration Reform to Continue Growth
 
Construction employment increased by 16,000 jobs in March and by 246,000 jobs, or 3.4 percent, over the past year, according to an analysis of new government data recently by AGC of America. Association officials called on federal officials to double funding for career and technical training programs and facilitate immigration for workers with construction skills before a worker shortage stalls future infrastructure projects.
Precast concrete pushing the design aesthetic envelope
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
Folded or flat? The Universal Alloy light press plant demonstrates how an innovative designer can create a beautiful design using a precast concrete building solution. Alternating shaded and light panels give the impression an accordion-like façade. The panels are insulated and load-bearing, making the onsite installation of this awe-inspiring structure quicker, and avoiding costly weather delays.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
  
2019 Safety Week Theme Celebrates Choices Firms Make to Keep Workers Safe
 
As we plan for the sixth year of Safety Week, the construction industrywide education and awareness event set for May 6-10, 2019, we are excited by how much it has grown in reach and membership. Each year, we are able to engage more workers, clients, communities and families in important conversations about construction safety.
BY CHRIS TRAYLOR, TRAYLOR BROS., INC., CO-CHAIRMAN, SAFETY WEEK 2018/2019 AND SCOTT CASSELS, KIEWIT CORPORATION, CO-CHAIRMAN, SAFETY WEEK 2019
  
Women got the vote. Prohibition began. The National Football League was founded. And, the construction industry was forever changed by the invention of an often overlooked but significant worker safety advancement – the hard hat. And, while perhaps not considered a great technological invention now, at the time, the invention of the hard hat revolutionized and galvanized the businesses and the people behind the American industrial boom.
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Business Tips
  
Industry peer groups are a great way for companies to break out of their bubble and share valuable insights with one another. Often though, CEOs and CFOs aren’t getting the most out of them. Peer groups, usually comprised of around 10 CEOs or other top-level executives, have a long history in the construction industry. The basic aim is to share experiences, challenges and opportunities in order to learn and grow stronger companies. Typically, this will involve sharing certain financial and operational information and discussing national trends.
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Member News
  
Regional Firm Founded in 1968 Recognized by Washington Business Journal for Excellence in Engineered Foundation Construction and Commitment to Charitable Giving
 
The Washington Business Journal has honored 51-year-old Steele Foundation LLC, an AGC of Metropolitan Washington DC member, as one of the top multi-generational family-owned businesses in Greater Washington, in its fourth annual Family-Owned Business Awards competition. Steele Foundation is one of only 15 family-owned businesses in this region to receive this year’s honor, which exemplifies “overall excellence, innovation, ethics and philanthropy.”
Chapter News
AGC Georgia is proud to announce that Choate Construction Superintendent Brian Keaton received the prestigious Safety Leadership Award. In addition, 686 individual superintendents and foremen with no loss-time accidents or recordables from around the state received the Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Award.
Industry Events
  

 

April 17, 2019
WebEd: Safety Week 2019: Safe By Choice
2 to 3 p.m.

May 20-21, 2019
2019 ACI-NA/ACC/AGC Airport Construction
Strategy Summit

Kansas, Missouri

May 7, 2019
WebEd: Enthusiasm for Lean
2 to 3 p.m.

June 10-12, 2019
Federal Contractors Conference

Washington, District Of Columbia

May 14-15, 2019
AGC/Transportation Construction
Coalition (TCC) Legislative Fly-In
District Of Columbia

 

 

For details on any event, please visit the Hiring Our Heroes Calendar.
 

April 18-19, 2019
AMPLIFY Fort Bragg
AMPLIFY is an exclusive
two-day event that leads a cadre
of 45 military spouses through
intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. Applications are
required as cadre size is limited.

May 8-9, 2019
Fort Leonard Wood Career Summit
Nutter Field House

May 15-16, 2019
AMPLIFY Hampton Roads
AMPLIFY is an exclusive
two-day event that leads a cadre
of 45 military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. Applications are
required as cadre size is limited.

April 18, 2019
Fort Bragg Military Spouse Networking Reception
5 – 7 p.m. ET
 

May 8, 2019
San Antonio Military Spouse Networking Reception at USAA HQ
USAA Headquarters
7  – 9 p.m. CT

May 15-16, 2019
Fort Bliss Career Summit
Centennial Club

 
April 23, 2019
Los Angeles, CA Military Hiring Fair
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. PT
American Legion Hollywood Post #43

May 9, 2019
Fort Leavenworth Military Spouse Networking Reception
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT
JW Crancer's

 
 

May 15, 2019
Hampton Roads Military Spouse Networking Reception
5 – 7 p.m. ET
Check back soon for full event agenda, details, and registration.
At the Hampton Roads Military Spouse Networking Reception, join Hiring Our Heroes for a free networking reception and connect with recruiters from local and
national businesses, community leaders, and local professionals.
This event is free and is open to all military spouses (active duty, veteran, reserve, Guard, and/or Gold Star)
as well as military spouse-ready employers and service organizations. Service members and veterans are also welcome.

April 25-26, 2019
AMPLIFY Phoenix
AMPLIFY is an exclusive
two-day event that leads a cadre
of 45 military spouses through
intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. Applications are
required as cadre size is limited.

 

May 14, 2019
Holloman AFB Career Summit
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MT
Base Theater

May 15, 2019
Hampton Roads Military Spouse Networking Reception
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. ET
SpringHill Suites Chesapeake Greenbrier

April 25, 2019
Phoenix Military Spouse Networking Reception
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. MT

May 14, 2019
Boston Hiring Expo
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET
Fenway Park

 

May 21-22, 2019
Chicago Networking Reception
Chicago, IL
Check back soon for full event agenda, details, and registration.

May 8 – 9, 2019
AMPLIFY Las Vegas
AMPLIFY is an exclusive
two-day event that leads a cadre
of 45 military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking. Applications are
required as cadre size is limited.

May 14, 2019
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling: Military Spouse Employment Networking Reception
Bolling Club, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET

 

May 29-30, 2019
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Career Summit
Tommy B’s Community Center