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Apply by Wednesday, October 23, 2019
AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of the 2020 AGC Awards competitions! The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions recognize the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors; and the charitable contractors and chapters giving back to their communities. AGC member companies and chapters in good standing that meet the competition requirements are encouraged to apply online for some much-deserved recognition. Apply by Wednesday, October 23, 2019, for full consideration. 
As an AGC member, your firm plays a powerful role in sustaining economic growth throughout the U.S. by producing structures and roadways that increase productivity and improve the nation’s quality of life. Whether you’re building a new highway or renovating a high-rise office tower, your innovative practices, creative solutions and hard work culminate in projects that will be admired for decades to come. Showcase your work by participating in a new monthly photo contest, sponsored by Constructor. Submit images of active construction projects to, along with a 100-word description. Each month, Constructor will select one photo to be featured in an upcoming issue of its newsletter, as well as the next issue of the magazine. Any photo submission may be used in future AGC marketing materials or newsletters.
To be considered for August, submit your photos to by August 31.
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Construction Economic News
Texas and Wyoming have biggest number and percent of annual job gains, while Louisiana lags; Texas and Utah experience largest one-month gains as Ohio and Alaska have worst declines
Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data released recently. Association officials said the new jobs totals indicate there is a need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.
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Are you experienced? It’s a question often associated with HR professionals. And there’s an age-old dilemma with which it’s often paired: how can I get experience when it’s mandatory to have experience to get the job? 
When a group of aspiring engineers needed funding for their high school’s solar-powered gokart team, they took a chance and asked one of the nation’s largest electrical contractors to sponsor them.
Business Tips
What the younger generation is looking for in an employer
Anyone who is familiar with the world of construction knows about the limited supply of construction talent that industry leaders are grappling to manage. It’s estimated that around 10,000 baby boomers reach the age of retirement every day. That number is jarring enough, but it’s especially disconcerting for the construction industry, as baby boomers make up a substantial amount of the industry’s workforce. 
Weighing the advantages against the challenges
After years of promise, prefabrication and modular construction are finally being used to tackle large construction projects at scale. The industry is now seeing prefabrication grow on work from prefabricated electrical panels to curtain wall systems, both of which involve repetitive elements that can be made more efficiently in a factory environment and then inexpensively transported to the project site.
How human resources can make things better, not worse
Just as unforeseen site conditions can test a contractor’s problem-solving skills, unexpected events can test a construction employer’s crisis-management readiness. Crises can hit at any time, and individuals involved in human resources are usually — and rightly — on the front lines of working with a company’s management team to address the challenges that any present.
Member News
The board of directors of Corna Kokosing Construction Company (CK), an AGC of Ohio member, announced recently it has named Jim Negron president of the Columbus-based commercial construction company. Negron most recently served as executive vice president.
Oltmans Construction Co., a Las Vegas Chapter AGC and AGC of California member, announced that on April 1, John Gormly became chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding Joseph O. Oltmans II, who continues as chairman emeritus. Charles “Charlie” Roy, former senior vice president and the grandson of Oltmans Construction Co.’s first founding partner Dennis Roy Sr., has become president.
Gulch building is first in Nashville to feature state-of-the-art heavy timber construction
Turner Construction Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently celebrated the midway point of construction of MarketStreet Enterprises' Three Thirty Three mixed-use development at 333 11th Avenue South in Nashville.
Chapter News
AGC Houston President/CEO Jerry Nevlud and the AGC Diversity Committee were recently recognized at the Houston Community College’s fifth annual Minority Business Development Agency ’s Salute to Minority Contractors Luncheon. Held at the Junior League of Houston July 18, 2019, the annual event honors minority-owned construction firms, and the advocates and organizations that support them.
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Industry Events


September 4-6, 2019
Safety Management Training Course
Boise, Idaho


September 16-18, 2019
St. Louis, Missouri


September 10, 2019
WebEd: Big Data and its Impact on your Estimating Department
2 to 3 p.m.


September 19, 2019
WebEd: Office Depot Discount
2 to 3 p.m.

September 11-13, 2019
Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Leadership Development Conference
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania



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

August 22, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
Indianapolis Military Hiring Fair with the American Legion
Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium 

September 18-19, 2019
Fort Carson Career Summit
Fort Carson

September 4, 2019
1 – 6:30 p.m. ET
A Call to Lead: Empowering the Bay Area's Employers
As a leading veteran-friendly region, the Bay Area provides the perfect backdrop to host an engaging discussion focused on public-private partnerships and community engagement around military family support—especially from the education, employment and career support angles. To that end, on September 4, 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal and LinkedIn, will host

September 20, 2019
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. CT
Buckley Air Force Base Career Summit
Leadership Development Center Bldg. 1032

September 5, 2019
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
Travis AFB Career Summit
elta Breeze Club


September 24-25, 2019
All day
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.


September 6, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. PT
Palo Alto Hiring Fair
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

September 24, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. PT
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Military Spouse Employment Symposium
American Lakes Conference Center 


September 10, 2019
7 – 9 p.m. ET
Richmond Military Spouse Networking Reception at Capital One
Capital One West Creek Town Center


September 24-25, 2019
Joint Base Lewis-McChord Career Summit
American Lake Conference Center

September 11-12, 2019
All day
AMPLIFY Washington, DC
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.

September 25, 2019
12 – 1:15 p.m. ET
Tampa Military Spouse Networking Reception
USAA offices
Check back soon for full event agenda, details, and registration. At the Tampa 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.

September 11, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Charlotte Hiring Expo
Spectrum Center, 333 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

September 25, 2019
6:30 – 9 p.m. ET
Fort Meade Military Spouse Networking Reception
Club Meade

September 12, 2019
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Military Spouse Hiring Fair
Tommy B's Community Center