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AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of the 2021 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.
On Wednesday, September 2 at 1 p.m. EDT, AGC of America and Autodesk will release new data showing the current state of the construction workforce and how the coronavirus has impacted the sector nationwide as well as by region and state during a virtual media event. The new data is based on a comprehensive survey of construction firms and includes details on how the coronavirus is impacting construction jobs, the sector’s use of technology and what measures could help the industry grow again.
 
Stephen Sandherr and Ken Simonson, AGC’s CEO and chief economist respectively, will release the new data and identify measures public officials should take to support construction jobs and help the industry recover. Allison Scott, director of construction thought leadership and customer marketing at Autodesk, will discuss how technology can help address current workforce issues and support the industry. Construction contractors will discuss local labor conditions and the steps they are taking to cope with them. 
 
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On this special episode, AGC’s Senior Director of Safety and Health Services, Kevin Cannon and Director of Safety and Health Services, Nazia Shah, showcase the events scheduled for September 14-18, 2020 (Construction Safety Week and OSHA’s Fall Safety Stand-down), and how contractors and their partners can take this opportunity to recommit to sending every worker home safe each day. Find out how to participate, access online materials and best practice resources, and be recognized for your efforts.
  
 
AGC of America has created a special report called We Kept America Building. This new report details AGC of America’s response to the Coronavirus and highlights examples of how AGC has supported the construction industry during the pandemic. We have also created a short video - view HERE.
 
  
 
With COVID-19 cases spiking in many parts of the country, the construction industry needs to be extra vigilant with its safety procedures to protect workers and the public. AGC of America has put together a full suite of resources at workingsafe.agc.org.
 
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Construction Economic News
California and New Mexico have worst one-month job losses while New York has largest increases; California and Vermont post worst yearly declines as Utah and South Dakota have largest gains
 
Construction employment decreased from June to July in 26 states and the District of Columbia as earlier widespread job gains gave way to more project cancellations, according to an analysis by AGC of America of government employment data released recently. Association officials said construction employment is likely to continue falling in many parts of the country without new federal recovery measures, including liability reform and new infrastructure funding.
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On this episode of ConstructorCast, we feature three AGC companies that are pioneering tech solutions to challenges faced daily by the industry. As a result, they were named the 2020 winners of the AGC Construction Innovation Award. Listen and be inspired by their creations: Anne Brown -- “CopperWorks” by Christman Constructors Inc; Eric Cylwik -- “Slab Former” by Sundt; and Susan Heinking -- “Net Zero Trailer” by Pepper Construction.
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The AGC Business Development Best Practices are an ongoing effort of the AGC Business Development Forum Steering Committee to bring more BD resources and best practices to the AGC membership. This month, the Business Development Forum Steering Committee highlights:
So it’s your team vs. four other teams in a 45 minute winner take all showdown. What do you say? How do you look unique and creative? How do you prepare? How do you get your message to resonate? Find out in AGC's latest BD Best Practice contributed by Hal Routh, Equalizer9.
  
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2020 has tested the leadership and fortitude of contractors all around the world. With project suspensions, supply-chain interruptions and new safety protocols, the past months have taught us all some new lessons. To learn more about how construction managers have adapted, Trimble assembled a panel of industry leaders to share what they’ve learned.
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New case study shares how general contractor used ingenuity to streamline customization
 
When Brasfield & Gorrie, a member of multiple AGC chapters, began construction on The Spires at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, it faced a complex project with challenges similar to other projects of its kind. The project, a continuing care retirement community with 170 units, allows future residents to choose from a host of design options for customizing their units before construction begins. Projects with this level of customization are prone to coordination problems, leading to time lost, rework, and frustration for the owner and residents. Brasfield & Gorrie sought to streamline the process of recording and applying the many customization choices. The resulting solution, developed by our assistant project manager, was a web-based application for residents to select their customizations. The project team’s ingenuity resulted in a valuable tool that will help our projects excel for years to come. The owner has requested use of this web-based application for upcoming projects.
The Boldt Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has been selected by CRB as the general trades partner on a project to build a new, 420,000-square-foot pet food manufacturing facility located in Ennis, Texas for Freshpet. Freshpet is a pet food company that focuses on making fresh, refrigerated food for pets and avoids using preservatives or additives. The facility is the third kitchen expansion for Freshpet in the United States.
3D virtual mockups used to simulate functionality during construction
 
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, has completed construction of the Johnson County Medical Examiner Facility, a 32,000-square-foot, single-story building designed to meet the highest standards of the National Association of Medical Examiners (N.A.M.E.). Located at 11894 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe, Kansas, the facility is located in the heart of the Johnson County Government Campus and is adjacent to the crime lab as well as other county buildings.
Chapter News
  
As part of its chapter strategic plan started in 2019, Austin AGC leadership decided to begin offering more general industry training starting in 2020 and identified the new AGC Project Manager Development Program 2.0 (PMDP) class as the place to start. Through a partnership with the Austin office of Procore, this in-person class was scheduled to begin in May and be taught by one of their education specialists in town. Then, COVID-19 rocked the world and we suddenly discovered online meeting platforms (like Zoom or Microsoft Teams) and so offering training online became a much easier and widely accepted option as well.
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Industry Events

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

August 31, 2020
Motivation Monday: Student Veteran Employment Summit Kickoff and Overview
1 - 2 p.m. ET
Join Jared Lyon, national president and CEO of Student Veterans of America, for the kickoff of the SVA Employment Summit events.

 

September 3, 2020
Employer Panel: Financial Services Industry
10 – 11 a.m. ET
This virtual informational interview-style webinar gives you an opportunity to learn about opportunities and hiring processes in the financial services industry. Panelists are scheduled to include representatives from Capital One, JPMorgan Chase & Co, USAA, and Wells Fargo.

 

  September 28, 2020
Motivation Monday: Patrick Murphy
1 - 2 p.m. ET
Join us for a virtual leadership conference with the Honorable Patrick Murphy. Murphy joined Hiring Our Heroes and Toyota as a Personal Branding Ambassador in the fall of 2017. He is America’s first Iraq War veteran elected to the U.S. Congress and later served as the 32nd Under Secretary of the U.S. Army until January 2017.

September 01, 2020
Panel Discussion: Practical Guidance for Job Seekers
10 – 11 a.m. ET
Hear expert tips and best practices for your job search, and learn what to expect from civilian recruiters from companies such as Amazon, Comcast, Phillips 66, and Spectrum.

 September 3, 2020
Employer Connection: Raytheon
4 – 5 p.m. ET
This virtual informational interview-style webinar gives you an opportunity to learn about opportunities and hiring processes at Raytheon.
 

September 29, 2020
Virtual Hiring Fair Training for Employers
10 – 11 a.m. ET

September 1, 2020
Leveraging Indeed in Your Job Search
1 - 2 p.m. ET
Back by popular demand! Learn how to utilize Indeed to find the jobs and employers you’re seeking.

September 9, 2020
National Capital Region Virtual GROW Event
12 – 2:30 p.m. ET
GROW is a grassroots recruitment opportunity and workshop, highlighting the collaboration between military spouses and military spouse-ready employers. On September 9th, Hiring Our Heroes will host GROW virtually using the Zoom platform. Together with the local Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone in National Capital Region, Hiring Our Heroes selected ten employers currently hiring to participate. Employers will have the opportunity to engage directly with military spouses seeking employment opportunities. Job seeker registration will be capped at 50 to allow for maximum engagement. When job seekers register, they will select four of 10 employers whose company they wish to learn about more. During the breakout sessions, each employer will host four, 15-minute sessions with a small group of job seekers.
 September 29, 2020
LinkedIn for Veterans & Military Spouses
1 - 2 p.m. ET

 

 

September 1, 2020
LinkedIn for Veterans & Military Spouses
4 – 5 p.m. ET
In this webinar, you'll get tools and tips on how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile and learn how to use the LinkedIn network to maximize your career opportunities.

September 9, 2020
Virtual Career Fair: Student Veterans
1 – 3 p.m. ET
This hiring event connects you one-on-one with employers hiring student veterans and their spouses.

 

 

September 2, 2020
Employer Connection: Booz Allen Hamilton
10 – 11 a.m. ET
This virtual informational interview-style webinar gives you an opportunity to learn about opportunities and hiring processes at Booz Allen Hamilton. 

September 17, 2020
4th Annual Military Spouse Employment Summit
12 - 1:30 p.m. ET 

 
September 2, 2020
Interview Workshop and Mock Interviews
1 - 2 p.m. ET
In this workshop, you'll hear expert tips on what to expect during an interview for a cybersecurity or information technology role and learn what you can do to prepare for your best interview yet. After the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to watch or participate in mock interviews.

September 23-24, 2020
AMPLIFY
AMPLIFY is an exclusive two-day virtual 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 2, 2020
Resume Tips Workshop and Resume Reviews

4 – 5 p.m. ET
In this workshop, learn what sets the best resumes apart from the crowd. After the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions and have their own resume reviewed by an HR professional or experienced hiring manager. Please have your resume ready to screenshare if you'd like to participate in the review.

September 24, 2020
Virtual Career Summit: Joint Base Lewis-McChord
2 – 4 p.m. ET
Join Hiring Our Heroes for a Virtual Career Summit designed to educate, inform, inspire, and connect service members, veterans, and military spouses at JBLM with military-ready employers.