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There are less than 30 days left until we kick off this year's AGC Convention! Jumpstart your business planning and preparation, and make the connections that are going to be most valuable in your career in the years ahead at the 2020 AGC Convention. Don't miss out on taking the next step in preparing for the industry of tomorrow. Register today.
  
AGC of America is committed to ensuring that you and the association's more than 27,000 members are well represented in Washington, DC and throughout the country. To aid our team in advancing your interests, we need more photographs to utilize for the association’s social media posts, electronic communications, and websites. Photographs tell a story; they show the many skills and challenges our members face on a day to day basis. Help us by submitting your company’s best photos on a construction jobsite and enter to win a free YETI tumbler.
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On Feb. 10, the Trump administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget request that includes an outline for a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal. The proposal is centered around two main components: 1) an $810 billion, 10-year reauthorization of surface transportation programs and 2) a new $190 billion investment across a variety of infrastructure categories, including water, broadband, and additional transportation programs such as bridge and transit repair.
Review of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act for short, finds the measure’s provisions would be more harmful to union contractors and workers than to open shop firms
 
Union construction contractors and their workers will be disproportionately hurt by proposed legislation known as the PRO Act, according to the findings of a new analysis released recently by AGC of America. The analysis concluded that the legislation would harm the entire construction industry. Moreover, the analysis detailed how the measure would make it more likely for union firms to be picketed and their teams from being allowed to work, undermine area-wide collective bargaining, and expose union construction firm directors and officers to civil penalties.
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Women comprise 9.9 percent of the construction industry workforce, with an even smaller number of women on the front lines — an estimated 1 percent. With women making up 47 percent of all employed individuals, this means that the construction industry is only benefitting from about 1.5 percent of the total female workforce.
BY SHERYL JACKSON
  
For the first time in the United States, contactors have deployed two semi-robotic construction devices — Material Unit Lift Enhancers (MULE) and a Semiautomated Mason (SAM) — to ensure success at a $62 million project at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.
BY DEBRA WOOD
  
One of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, Brasfield & Gorrie, based in Birmingham, Alabama, provides a number of contracting services. To ensure it provides clients the best possible service, the company investigates and embraces new technologies that increase productivity.
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Business Tips
  
Available to AGC members at an exclusive discount, CrisisDriver is an industry-focused incident alert and crisis communications solution to quickly and successfully manage negative events. The CrisisDriver mobile application and web-based administrative portal offers organizations a comprehensive and customized solution for managing all types of incidents.
AGC’s Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee has developed a new resource to introduce Lean Construction concepts to the jobsite! The AGC Lean for Trades Toolbox Talk Series are 10-minute conversational huddles to help your team identify ways to improve processes, eliminate waste and adopt a Lean culture in the shop and field. Each Toolbox Talk session, released monthly, reviews a concept your members can use to create discussion, teach and grow their team’s understanding of Lean and determine how they can work more productively and collaboratively . Members can review the slide deck in an office or on a site, use the lesson to explain the concept, discuss the concept and use the printable handout to pass out as a tool to help implement positive change.
 
This month, the Lean Construction Forum highlights:
8 Wastes in Construction PDF
Contributed by Joel Lehrer, Ivey Mechanical Company
 
Interested in learning more about the Lean for Trades Toolbox Talks? Here’s a video discussing how the Lean for Trades Toolbox Talks can benefit your members today!
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Member News
  
Western Specialty Contractors – Tulsa, Oklahoma Branch has received awards for Stone Restoration and Historical Restoration from the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) – Building Chapter.
  
Sunbelt Rentals, a member of multiple AGC chapters, is participating in the upcoming season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which began airing Sunday, February 16, at 9 PM ET/PT, 8 PM CT on HGTV. The show pairs build and design experts to complete extreme, custom home renovations for deserving families who give back to their community.
  
Atlantic Constructors, Inc. (ACI), an AGC of Virginia member, is pleased to announce that Evan Shriver has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer. Most recently, he had been serving as executive vice president of construction operations at ACI. Art Hungerford, the company’s founding CEO, will transition to the role of chairman.
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Industry Events

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2011 to 2015, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 220 total crane-related deaths, an average of 44 per year over this 5-year period with 42 percent of the fatal work injuries taking place in the private construction industry. The data also shows that specialty contractors and heavy and civil engineering construction accounted for the most fatalities involving cranes in private construction. AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry.

 

This is a one day course. At each location, it will be offered once or twice. 

 

March 16 & 17, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
AGC of Washington & Oregon-Columbia Chapter-AGC
Great Wolf Lodge -- 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Grand Mound, WA 98531
Contact: Lisa Wisler -- lisaw@agc-oregon.org | (503) 685-8306

 

March 26, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania
Operating Engineers Training Center -- 457 Christopher Road, New Alexandria, PA 15670
Contact: Jason Koss -- jasonk@cawp.org | (412) 343-8000

 

March 27, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Master Builders’ Association of Western PA, Inc.
Master Builders’ Association of Western PA, Inc. -- 631 Iron City Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Contact: Bob McCall -- bob.mccall@mbawpa.org | (412) 922-3912

  

 

February 26, 2020
WebEd: Introducing the Second Edition of AGC's Project Manager Development Program
2 - 3 p.m.

March 9-12, 2020
2020 AGC Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada

March 24, 2020
WebEd: Commonly Misunderstood Stormwater Permit Provisions
2 to 3 p.m.

March 29-April 3, 2020
Construction Project Manager Course
Atlanta, Georgia

 

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

February 18-19, 2020
AMPLIFY Colorado Springs
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.

March 04, 2020 
San Diego GROW Hiring Event

USS Midway Museum
6 – 8:30 p.m. PT

March 18, 2020
Chicago Military Hiring Expo with the Chicago Bulls
United Center
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT

February 24, 2020
Camp Foster Military Spouse Employment Symposium
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. JT

March 05, 2020
Military Hiring Fair at the American Legion National Conference
The Washington Hilton
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET

March 19, 2020
Eglin Air Force Base Career Summit
Bayview Event Center
8:30 a.m. – 5 pm. CT

February 24-25, 2020
Camp Foster Career Summit

March 07, 2020
Detroit Military Hiring Fair
Detroit VA Medical Center
9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT

March 25, 2020 
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Military Spouse Hiring Event
Hope Hotel Conference Center
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET 

February 25, 2020
Fayetteville GROW Military Spouse Hiring Event
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET
Fayetteville State University

March 16-17, 2020
Gulf Coast Career Summit at Keesler AFB
Bay Breeze Event Center

March 25, 2020
Washington Military Hiring Expo with the Washington Wizards
Capital One Arena
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET

February 26, 2020
Kadena Air Base Military Spouse Employment Symposium
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. JT

March 17-18, 2020
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.
March 30-31, 2020
AMPLIFY Washington D.C.
AMPLIFY is an exclusive two-day event that leads a cadre of 45 military spouses through intensive career preparation, professional development, and networking.  

February 26-27, 2020
Kadena Air Base Career Summit 

March 18, 2020
Hurlburt Field Career Summit
Soundside Club
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT