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The May/June issue of Constructor magazine is now available online and in print. In it, we recap AGC’s 100th Annual Convention in Denver, celebrate the milestone marker the CM-Lean Education Program has reached, deal with drone data, and much more.

 

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Advocacy
Urge Action Now on $2 Trillion Bill
 
AGC is encouraging all AGC members and chapters to urge their representatives, senators and President Trump to fund a robust infrastructure bill, including fixing the Highway Trust Fund by increasing the federal gas tax. President Trump and congressional Democratic leaders recently agreed in principle on a $2 trillion price tag for a broad infrastructure package. However, they fell short of identifying how to pay such a bill. Both sides agreed, nonetheless, to meet again to have a more specific conversation on how to pay for these new infrastructure investments. Help us keep the pressure on Congress and the president by urging them to act NOW on an infrastructure bill
 
For more information, contact Sean O’Neill at oneills@agc.org or (202) 547-8892.
Construction Economic News
Average Hourly Earnings in Construction Top Private Sector Average by 10 Percent but Association Survey Shows Workers are Hard to Find; Officials Urge Expanding Career and Technical Education to Boost Supply
 
Construction employment increased by 33,000 jobs in April and by 256,000 or 3.5 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction fell to a record low for April, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials said the unavailability of experienced construction workers underscores the importance of including initiatives to expand opportunities for construction careers as part of infrastructure funding legislation.
  
U.S. construction spending totaled $1.3 trillion in 2018. This investment supported a total of more than $4 trillion of spending throughout the economy. In addition, the U.S. construction industry has more than 7.4 million employees.
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
New this year, Future Focus is a supplemental issue of Constructor magazine to be published in the fall, that will hone in on game-changing construction technologies and provide members the resources they need to implement these technological advances. Constructor is currently seeking member sources, willing to speak about the advancements they’ve made, how technology has changed the way they do business and how and why others should follow. If interested, please contact Jeanie Clapp, editor-in-chief, at (352) 333-3453 or jclapp@naylor.com.
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Member News
Turner Construction Company’s Memphis office has announced the completion of the $275 million, 450,000-square-foot patient tower at Methodist University Hospital (MUH). The nine-story patient tower was constructed on top of the already existing emergency department – built by Turner, a member of multiple AGC chapters, in 2014 – and is part of the hospital’s campus expansion project, which also includes a 700-space parking plaza that Turner completed in 2017. Called Shorb Tower, it is named in honor of recently retired Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare President and CEO, Gary Shorb.
  
Rosendin, a member of multiple AGC chapters, was announced recently as the new solar partner for Camp Colley, a summer adventure camp located on the Mogollon Rim in northern Arizona. As the camp’s solar partner, Rosendin will ensure that the camp and its facilities have consistent power to operate the camp.
  
Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com), a member of multiple AGC chapters, has promoted Nicole Calamaio to Vice President of Talent Management. In her new role, Calamaio is responsible for providing leadership in the areas of human resources, total rewards and administrative workforce development.
Industry Events

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

 

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

June 19-20, 2019
Fort Gordon Career Summit
Gordon’s Conference and Catering Building 

June 3, 2019
Seattle Hiring Expo
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. PT
T-Mobile Park

 

June 19, 2019
Pathways to Prosperity
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

June 3, 2019
McLean Military Spouse Professional Networking Reception at Capital One HQ
7 – 9 p.m. ET 

June 20, 2019
2019 Military Spouse Employment Summit
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The third annual Military Spouse Employment Summit will focus on the ever-changing nature of today’s military community and the importance of creating strong community bonds to help enrich and empower military spouses. Strong communities not only provide a network of support for military families, they are essential in creating the environment for military spouses to thrive and succeed in their pursuit of the economic dream #MSES2019 will examine the patterns of military communities both inside and outside of the gates and how those connection points relate to military spouse employment. In particular, we will look at how we define and interact with those communities; how we contribute and collaborate to make communities stronger; and how we leverage them to help meet the needs of military families and, specifically, military spouse employment.

 
 

June 5, 2019
Fort Belvoir Military Spouse Hiring Fair
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Ft. Belvoir Community Center

June 26-27, 2019
Fort Riley Career Summit
Riley's Conference Center 
 

June 11, 2019
Fort Jackson Career Summit
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET
Fort Jackson NCO Club

 

June 18, 2019
Atlanta Hiring Expo
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET
SunTrust Park