AGC Constructor
American Arbitration Association
Top News
  
September 21-23, 2021
Orlando, FL


The AGC Annual Convention provides contractors of all sizes the opportunity to gain business-critical insights into the issues most affecting their operations. From risk management to safety on the jobsite to the latest in project management solutions, AGC brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and help prepare contractors to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. Register by June 16 and save $150.00 off admission.
  
On this episode, Josh Levy of Document Crunch, Paul James of BOND Brothers and Brian Perlberg of ConsensusDocs dive deep into how AI and Machine Learning are being used to assess contract risk and inform approaches to construction risk management. They discuss finding the right balance using technology versus operational discretion when bidding contracts, negotiating contracts, administrating projects, and managing insurance compliance. Hear their first-hand experiences on how AI powered contract review software for the construction industry can reduce costs, improve efficiencies and lead to a better industry understanding of what is fair and considered a best practice.
  
The PRO Act is being sold as something simple, a law designed to guarantee employees of their right to organize and bargain collectively, but the legislation within is far more than meets the eye. AGC and its members have the power to stop it. Learn more in the most recent edition of AGC of America’s official publication, Constructor magazine.
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Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Advocacy
On May 13, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued an interim final rule (IFR) detailing how the $350 billion in state, local, and territorial government funding provided through the American Rescue Plan Act can be spent. AGC plans to provide comments on how this guidance can be improved to better allow for infrastructure and building construction investment necessary for pandemic mitigation and recovery.
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Construction Economic News
The cost of goods and services used in construction accelerated further in April as more items logged double-digit increases over the past year, according to an analysis by AGC of America of government data released recently. Meanwhile, nonresidential contractors struggled with delays in receiving materials and intensifying competition that limited their ability to pass on higher costs. Association officials urged the Biden administration to quickly roll back tariffs and quotas on imported construction materials that are adding to costs and availability problems.
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The superstars of the future shine brighter than ever, thanks to industry experts, enthusiastic academics and the Robert L. Bowen Industry Residency Program
 
It had been years since Caroline Clevenger had worked out in the field, but it was a temp assignment out of which the associate professor and director of construction engineering and management at the University of Colorado Denver squeezed every drop.
BY AMY DREW THOMPSON
  
Construction Safety Week and Mental Health Month share more in common than both being in May. Jobsite safety and mental health are closely intertwined when it comes to construction workers’ overall wellbeing.
BY ELIZABETH HAYNIE
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Business Tips
  
How wearables are keeping employees safe on jobsites and projects moving

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, DPR Construction was facing a challenge many contractors were experiencing. A rash of infections had popped up at a San Diego jobsite that threatened their ability to stay on schedule. Ignoring the pandemic wasn’t an option, so instead, they started looking for solutions.
BY MICHAEL GIUSTI
During a recent meeting of the AGC Business Development Forum, members discussed the various hurdles from this past year. As the conversation shifted from the obstacles to important lessons, it became apparent that the topic my fellow BD Forum members were sharing would be beneficial to the entire AGC community.
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Member News
Milwaukee Tool will, once again, expand their footprint in the United States (US) with the announcement of a new manufacturing facility in Grenada, Mississippi. Anticipated to open in late 2022, this new facility will accommodate increased capacity for the company’s growing power tool accessories and power tool business. With this facility, Milwaukee has committed to creating 1,200 jobs in the region.
AGC of America has selected Alabama AGC member Rolin Construction, Inc. as the “2021 AGC Diverse Business of the Year” award winner. The award brings awareness to the value of a diverse workforce and inclusive environment. Sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, the AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards program recognizes companies that share AGC's commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the construction industry.
Chapter News
  
Alabama AGC hosted its annual BUILDSouth Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 22 at the Club in Birmingham. The event recognized outstanding projects from the previous year as well as leading companies and individuals who have made a significant impact within the state and
industry.
In this recent episode of Carolina AGC’s Women in Construction series, AGC staff members picked their favorite moments from its extraordinary guests interviewed during our “We Were Built for This” and “Diversity and Inclusion” series of the chapter’s Buildercast podcast.
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Industry Events
Join us in Chicago, August 10-12, for AGC's IT Conference for Construction Professionals

This is your chance to break away from your screen and network in-person with other industry peers. AGC's IT Conference for Construction Professionals is the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and engage with other construction industry professionals. This conference will be held in Chicago on August 10-12 and features a keynote address by Mitch Holthus.
 
We know that it’s hard work being an IT professional within the construction industry. That’s why we want you to join us at our upcoming conference so you can get back on track with your career goals while meeting new people who share your passion for building great things!

WebEd: Holy Smokes We Had an Incident, What Do I Do Now
Sponsored by Construction Risk Partners
Tues., May 18, 2021 | 2 to 3 p.m.

 

WebEd: Laying the Right Foundation for Profitability
Sponsored by Sikich
Thurs., May 20, 2021 | 2 to 3 p.m.

 

WebEd: 2021 Construction Economic Mid-Year Review
June 3, 2021 | 2 to 3 p.m.

 

Surety Bonding & Risk Management Conference
June 2-4, 2021
Bonita Springs, Florida

 

Advanced Safety Management Training Course
June 7-9, 2021
North Kansas City, Missouri

 

Virtual Construction Project Manager Course
June 10-14, 2021

 

Virtual Labor & Employment Law Council Symposium
June 10-11, 2021
Washington, District Of Columbia

 

Virtual CM-Lean Workshop: How to Setup & Run a Virtual Pull Planning Session! And Build this Room! - A Virtual Pull Planning Stimulation
June 24-25, 2021

 

Executive Leadership Conference
June 27-29, 2021
Middleburg, Virginia

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

May 18, 2021
Entrepreneurship Webinar: How to Prepare for and Earn Money Through Pitch Contests
4 – 5 p.m. ET

May 20, 2021
Virtual Hiring Fair: First Responders & Security
1 – 3 p.m. ET

May 20, 2021
SBA Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Summit: Europe
3 – 5:30 p.m. CET

May 21, 2021
SBA Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Summit: Asia
9 – 11:30 a.m. JT
 May 24, 2021
5 Reasons Veterans are a Great Fit for Cybersecurity
4 – 5 p.m. ET

May 20, 2021
Virtual Hiring Fair: Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, and Security
1 – 3 p.m. ET

 

May 25-26, 2021
Virtual AMPLIFY
All Day
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.

May 25, 2021
Corporate Fellowship Information Session
7 – 8 p.m. ET
May 25, 2021
Three Financial Benefits to Consider during Transition
1 – 2 p.m. ET
May 28, 2021
Military Spouse Fellowship Program Information Session
1 – 2 p.m. ET 

June 1, 2021
North Carolina GROW & Hiring Fair
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. ET

June 8, 2021
Corporate Fellowship Information Session

7 – 8 p.m. ET

June 10, 2021
Virtual Career Summit
1- 4 p.m. ET
June 15, 2021
Entrepreneurship Webinar: Building Success Teams & Boards
4 – 5 p.m. ET
June 17, 2021
Virtual Hiring Fair: Telecommunications
1 – 3 p.m. ET

June 22, 2021
Corporate Fellowship Information Session
7 – 8 p.m. ET

June 23-24, 2021
AMPLIFY Fort Gordon
All Day
AMPLIFY is an exclusive two-day in person 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.

June 24, 2021
Virtual Hiring Fair: Retail & Hospitality
1 – 3 p.m. ET
June 25, 2021
Military Spouse Fellowship Program Information Session
1 – 2 p.m. ET