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The March/April 2022 issue of Constructor magazine is now available. Read how AGC's incoming president is ready to bring the industry forward in our cover story, "AGC President Dan Fordice: Ready to Bring the Industry Forward Together." Also in this issue, you'll find our annual construction outlook infographic, information on the upcoming Safety Week and a project spotlight on pedestrian walkways.
 
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AGC Charities Inc. and Hilti are organizing a volunteer day to help Rebuilding Together on Sunday, March 27th
 
AGC Charities and Hilti are working with a national group called Rebuilding Together, which renovates homes for the disabled, aging and/or veteran communities, to organize a volunteer day on Sunday, March 27th. Member firm Hill & Wilkinson has volunteered to serve as the lead contractor on the project. To learn more about the project, watch the video here.
 
Volunteers will be renovating homes in the Cedar Crest neighborhood whose disabled owners are no longer able to maintain. AGC Charities will arrange bus transportation to and from the Annual Convention hotel (the Gaylord in Grapevine) and provide lunch and refreshments for all volunteers. The volunteer day continues an AGC Charities tradition of hosting an Operation Opening Doors volunteer project in the cities that host the AGC Annual Convention. Anyone registering for the convention can sign up for the project online at the same time.
 
For more information, or to sign up directly with AGC Charities for the project, contact Brian Turmail at brian.turmail@agc.org or (703) 459-0238.
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AGC of America is releasing a series of new coronavirus public service ads that feature Spanish-speaking construction workers urging their colleagues to get vaccinated for COVID. Each of the workers featured in the ads was unvaccinated and had a near-death experience with the coronavirus. They want their colleagues to avoid making the same mistake and in the videos urge other workers to get their shot. You can find the ads here https://youtu.be/aQzVUGw9d2g. The ads all direct viewers to AGC of America’s Coronavirus Vaccine toolkit (https://www.agc.org/covid-19-vaccine-toolkit) which now includes a feature to translate all the site’s content into Spanish.
 
For more information about the new public service ads, contact Brian Turmail at brian.turmail@agc.org or 703-459-0238.
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Construction firms are coping with a seemingly unending series of supply-chain disruptions that are compounding problems caused by record materials cost increases and pandemic-induced challenges to operations. It has never been more important for project participants to be prepared with strategies to mitigate the risk of material price escalation and delays due to material shortages -- in order to preserve the feasibility and profitability of the project. On this episode, Greg Sweeso of Tarlton Corporation, Jack Mumma of Michigan State University, and Ronald Ciotti of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP share risk mitigation strategies available during the bidding, procurement, and contracting phases of the project.
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Prices of construction materials used in new nonresidential construction jumped more than 21 percent from February 2021 to February 2022, according to an analysis by AGC of America of government data released recently. The association noted that more recent price announcements made after the February data was collected suggest contractors are experiencing even worse cost pressures this spring.
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Commercial drones are changing the way we look at construction sites. On balance, the rewards outweigh the risks created by drones when photographing projects, scanning for quality or safety, and documenting progress or conditions.
BY TOBY CUSHING, HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION, THE HARTFORD
A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS
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Ladders are necessary tools for construction projects that seem simple to use. Yet every year, far too many construction workers suffer injury or death because of falls from ladders. Reminding crews about basic ladder safety tips can help keep workers out of harm’s way.
BY FRANCISCO MARTINS, MARKETING SPECIALIST, UNITED RENTALS
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From a business standpoint when investing in construction technology, many businesses get stuck on the question “When will we see our return on investment?” It’s a fair point. However, the return on value is an important aspect when considering business purchases.
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The Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania, Inc. (MBA) recently announced its 2021 Safety Champion Award winner: Carl Tipton, superintendent, Rycon Construction, Inc. The award was presented at the MBA Building Excellence Awards Program on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the Heinz Field PNC Champions Club.
 
The Associated General Contractors of Kansas recently recognized McCownGordon with the Kansas Safety Contractor of the Year award. The purpose of the award is to recognize a construction company that excels at safety performance. The award winner was announced at the AGC State Convention in Wichita, Kansas on March 4, 2022.
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Each year, Groundbreak brings together construction experts and thought leaders from around the globe to network, learn and innovate. This year, Groundbreak will be held in person, in New Orleans on November 7-9. Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from 70+ breakout sessions, featuring content dedicated to general contractors, specialty contractors and owners, tackling the industry's biggest challenges. 
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Experience the AGC Annual Convention, providing contractors of all sizes and markets the opportunity to gain business-critical insights into the issues most affecting their operations. AGC brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and help prepare contractors to meet the challenges of today (and tomorrow). Alongside the incredible keynote speakers, the AGC Annual Convention will feature more than 15 education breakout sessions covering a variety of key industry topics.

Held in conjunction with this event, the AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for your whole team to meet with more than 100 leading industry suppliers showcasing the latest tools, solutions and equipment to power your construction business.
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