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It's awards season at AGC of America, and time is running out to submit your application. Whether you're a safety professional, a member of a student chapter, or a construction innovator, there's an awards program for you.
 
The application deadline for the Build America Awards, AGC in the Community Awards, Diversity and Inclusion Awards is October 23, 2019. Deadline to submit an Innovation Award or apply for a Student Chapter Award is October 31, 2019. And, nominations for the AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards program must be received by December 31, 2019.
  
Please take a quick survey so AGC of America can better support next year’s safety week effort
 
AGC of America became a signature supporter of National Construction Safety Week in 2019. As part of that effort, we encouraged member firms to get involved in and help organize National Construction Safety Week events in May. As we prepare to support the 2020 National Construction Safety Week, please take a few moments to complete the survey. Understanding how member firms honored the 2019 Week will allow us to better support this important effort next year. For more information or to find out how you can get involved in the 2020 National Construction Safety Week, please contact AGC of America’s Vice President of Public Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, Brian Turmail at brian.turmail@agc.org or 703-459-0238.
  
On the latest episode of AGC’s ConstructorCast, we talk with virtual design and construction (VDC) leaders from Barton Malow Company, Matt Hedke and Alan Todd, about the benefits of VDC, technology selection and how to ensure successful companywide integration.
 
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With multiple analyses on construction workforce shortage recently released by AGC, our spokesperson Brian Turmail made an announcement at Southeast Technical Institute recently regarding construction job gains in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and other metro areas. One hundred percent of South Dakota construction firms report having trouble hiring enough skilled workers.
 
"These are jobs that pay at least 10 percent above the average non-farm job in the united states," said Brian Turmail. "Most of them require little to no college debt and you can learn about construction and really acquire crafts at programs like Southeast Tech here in Sioux Falls which has an innovative partnership with our South Dakota chapter." 
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Over the past 20 years, green and sustainable construction has evolved from what many called a fringe movement to one that has achieved mainstream status. Reducing energy and water usage remains the top environmental issue driving these types of construction projects.
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Building brand awareness on social media may seem like a daunting task, however it is worth your time. Social media is a vehicle to share your story, build brand awareness, and engage with your community, clients and employees. In the latest AGC Business Development Best Practice, Chris Martin, Atlas Marketing, reviews the most used social media platforms and tips on usage.
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Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently awarded two 2019 BUILD Wisconsin awards from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin. Miron has been awarded 61 BUILD Wisconsin awards since the program’s inception in 2003.
  
The office building brings more than 200 employees back to the hospital’s campus.
 
The James C. Lee III Building at Children’s of Alabama has opened for more than 200 employees working in non-clinical support services, many of whom have been located off Children’s main campus since construction began on the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children building in 2008.
  
Construction firm focused on industry’s workforce shortage
 
As part of its continuous efforts to address the construction craft workforce shortage head-on, McCarthy Building Companies has created a new national craft training and development position based in Houston. To lead the ongoing effort, McCarthy has hired Trina Parks as director, craft training and development and has formalized the firm’s commitment to craft training and outreach. Parks will lead the design and development of the firm’s national craft development strategy as well as lead craft training resources across McCarthy markets.
 
Industry Events
  

 

 

October 16-18, 2019
Construction Financial Management Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

November 3-8, 2019
Advanced Management Program
Dallas, Texas

 

October 22, 2019
WebEd: Design Assist - Maximize the Benefits while Minimizing Risks
2 to 3 p.m.

November 6-8, 2019
Joint Contractors Conference
Tucson, Arizona

October 22, 2019
WebEd: Student Chapter Best Practices: Identifying and Executing Community Service Projects
4 to 4:45 p.m.

November 12, 2019
WebEd: Win Rate Manipulation: The Why and the How
2 to 3 p.m.

October 24, 2019
WebEd: Part 3: Reality Capture Overview for Owners and Their Teams
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

 

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

October 16, 2019
12 – 7 p.m. ET
San Juan Spouse Employment Forum and Networking Reception
USCG Rio Bayamón Housing, Large Activity Room and Pool.

November 4-5, 2019
Marine Corps Base Hawaii - Kaneohe Bay Career Summit
Sam Adams Sports Grill/Fairway's Ballroom

October 17, 2019
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT
Fort Campbell Career Summit
Personnel Processing Center

November 6-7, 2019 
AMPLIFY San Antonio
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. 
October 23, 2019
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. MT
Peterson AFB Military Spouse Hiring Fair
The Club at Peterson
 

November 06, 2019
8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Hiring Fair
The Bolling Club

October 23-24, 2019
Camp Pendleton Career Summit
Pacific Views Event Center

November 06, 2019
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Military Spouse Employment Symposium
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. HAT
Hickam Officers' Club

 

October 24, 2019
7 – 9 p.m. ET
Bethesda Military Spouse Networking Reception
USO Bethesda

November 6-7, 2019
Schofield Barracks Career Summit

 

November 01, 2019 
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
Vets Rock Hiring Expo 2019 at Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun Casino

 

November 07, 2019
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. MT
Phoenix Hiring Expo
Talking Stick Resort and Arena