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On Monday, September 20, AGC Charities is holding a volunteer day at Give Kids the World Village to make improvements to the facility including replacing a protective fence and upgrading bathrooms at one of the Village’s pools. Watch this video here to learn more about the project. With your help, we can make this year’s AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors project a success and ensure these special kids get an experience that is truly spectacular.
  
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.
Annual survey by HCSS and AGC of America finds drivers and passengers are at greater risk of injury and death in work zone crashes as officials urge drivers to be careful this summer
 
Sixty percent of highway contractors report that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, putting motorists and workers at risk, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America and HCSS. In response, officials urged drivers to slow down and remain alert while passing through work zones during the summer driving season.
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Construction association calls for end to tariffs on lumber, steel and aluminum in order to deliver prompt relief instead of imposing new restrictions on hiring, training, and work agreements
 
The chief executive officer of AGC of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the announcement recently by the White House of actions it will take to address supply-chain disruptions:
As AGC continues to pressure the Small Business Administration (SBA) to change its approach to applications for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Loans over $2M, the agency finally appears to be doing just that. The agency has yet to make any announcements and details are still missing. There is, however, a growing body of anecdotal and other evidence that the agency is finally accelerating the process of forgiving these loans. Over the last three business days, AGC has received either first-hand or reliable reports that SBA has forgiven another nine of these loans (over $2M) to AGC members.
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AGC calls on President to immediately end tariffs and quotas on steel, aluminum and lumber as first step to easing pressure on construction costs and supply-chain bottlenecks
 
The cost of goods and services used in construction climbed by a record-setting 4.3 percent in May and 24.3 percent over the past 12 months, jeopardizing contractors’ solvency and construction workers’ employment, according to an analysis by AGC of government data released recently. Association officials urged the Biden administration to move more quickly to end tariffs and quotas that are adding to construction materials costs and availability problems.
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The more members are engaged, the stronger and more effective AGC of America is. Understanding that correlation, AGC has created and continued to improve the AGC Connection app. It is a single, one-stop portal for members to engage with their association.
  
Expanding hospital bed capacity in Washington D.C. in response to COVID-19
 
443 beds. A hospital-grade liquid oxygen farm. Industrial HEPA filtration. A rapid treatment center, a pharmacy, a laboratory. Building a makeshift hospital is no easy task, and these are just a few of the many features that engineers must often design for. Finishing the job on time in the thick of a pandemic, no less, is another kind of challenge altogether. But federal and local agencies did exactly that in Washington, D.C. at the outset of COVID-19, creating the city’s third largest hospital in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center — and they got it done in just 17 days.
BY ADAM JACHIMOWICZ
  
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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Being proactive is key to remaining at the forefront of the industry post-COVID-19
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy on any business sector, including the construction industry. Materials are expensive and in short supply, layoffs are prevalent and projects are stalled left and right. In short, company leaders are left scratching their heads.
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Marketing and business development take months, sometimes years, to turn into something big. It’s the consistency of doing these things on a daily basis that produces results. It’s like running a marathon. If you decide today you are going to run a marathon and you haven’t typically been a runner in the past, then you are going to have to train for it. You can’t just go out and run a marathon. It’s your daily routine and plan you must follow, so in 4 or 6 months, you are prepared and ready to run that marathon. It’s following that plan and consistently implementing those tactics that will get you to race day and across the finish line.
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Member News
  
C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, recently began ground up construction on Solis Park School, a new K-8 school in Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). Located within District 5 of the Great Park Neighborhoods, Solis Park School will serve approximately 1,000 students in the new community of Rise, as well as future communities located within the Heritage Fields development near the Great Park. The project will be completed in time to open for the 2022-2023 school year.
  
Recently, Farmers and Merchants National Bank (FMB), in partnership with the City of O’Fallon and Poettker Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, broke ground on a new location for FMB in O’Fallon, Ill. This 4,000 -sf facility, part of the Four Points Center development, will be the bank’s seventh area location. The project is anticipated for completion in fall 2021.
Big-D Construction, an Idaho Branch member, recently announced the completion of the Orem Family Fitness Center remodel—a 130,000-square-foot addition that has opened in perfect timing with summer of 2021 around the corner.
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Over 200 construction workers from dozens of companies, and their families, received their first COVID-19 vaccination free of charge at a clinic hosted by Tellepsen, AGC Houston and AGC of America. The vaccine clinic is part of a nationwide construction industry vaccination push being organized by the association to protect workers and local communities from the coronavirus.
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Registration is now open for the 2021 Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference!

Join us from wherever you are knowing that you can look forward to the same high-quality content you expect from an AGC in-person conference. Check out our agenda for more details on sessions, speakers, and networking opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you in person for the 2022 Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference, taking place July 26-28 in Washington, D.C.
  
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!
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