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Top News
The most recent edition of Constructor magazine is available online, now and always. It's packed full of great content, including an insightful and informative cover story on women in construction. Additional features include the top business trends in the industry, the 2013 construction outlook, and a service and supply buyers' guide. Learn More...
Significantly more construction firms are planning to add new staff than plan to cut staff while demand for many types of private sector construction projects should increase in 2013, according to survey results released by the Associated General Contractors of America and Computer Guidance Corporation. The survey, conducted as part of Tentative Signs of a Recovery: The 2013 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, provides a generally optimistic outlook for the year even as firms worry about rising costs and declining public sector demand for construction. Learn More...
AGC of America’s Constructor magazine team, headed by Naylor, LLC, has launched its Constructor Marketplace. This is an online purchasing directory for information about construction vendors, products and services. The website is designed to serve as an online hub with features that will put vendor information at users’ fingertips. Just scan the QR code to the left to start your search. Learn More...
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Before recessing in January, the House of Representatives passed the first part of the Hurricane Sandy emergency supplemental appropriations bill. The bill provided $9.7 billion in additional borrowing authority for the National Flood Insurance Program and passed by a vote of 354-67. When the House returns, it is expected to continue consideration of the remaining Sandy aid bill. The Senate will return from its break the week of Jan. 21 and will take up the bill as its first order of business. Learn More...
Business Tips
Any business with a fleet of vehicles knows there are six major cost elements: depreciation, interest, fuel, maintenance, risk management and taxes. Not surprisingly, the ever-increasing cost of fuel is beginning to rival some of those cost elements, including depreciation, and less fuel-efficient older vehicles are the least cost-effective. Learn More...
Chapter News
Dana L. Birkes, APR, FSMPS, CPSM, vice president, business development and marketing for Flintco, LLC, was named to the 2012 Top Private Company CMOs by ExecRank. Birkes sits on AGC of America's executive board, Building Division Leadership. She also is the chair of the association's Construction Marketing Forum. Learn More...
Rudolph/Libbe, an AGC member in multiple chapters, received the prestigious 2012 Build Ohio award for the Lake High School project in Walbridge. It was, unofficially, Ohio's first construction reform project, using the design/build delivery method. Learn More...
Shapiro & Duncan, Inc., an AGC of Metropolitan Washington D.C. member, announced recently that its first housing construction project with D.C.-based Cardozo Senior High School students is complete. Learn More...
Kevin Markhardt, a veteran project executive with PC Construction, a Carolinas AGC member, will assume leadership of the firm's Water Treatment group, when Senior Vice President Butch Bedell retires in April 2013 after a storied 45-year career. Learn More...
Dirk G. Elsperman, executive vice president/COO of Tarlton Corporation, has been elected chairman of the board of the AGC of St. Louis. Elsperman succeeds Kelly Kenter of Sitelines, Inc., who remains on the AGC board of directors in the capacity of immediate past chairman. Learn More...
AGC Nebraska Building Chapter recently announced the recipients of its 2012 Build Nebraska Awards-Specialty Contractor Projects. This new category is designed to recognize outstanding projects built by Associate Member-Specialty Contractor firms. Projects were evaluated based on innovation in methods and materials, project management, challenge of a difficult job and sensitive treatment of the environment and surroundings. Learn More...
Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance broker with operations in Texas and an AGC member in multiple chapters, announced the appointment of Bill Gilliam as senior vice president, construction practice, Willis of Texas. Learn More...
Congratulations go out to AGC of Washington members Ram Construction, honored as the Large Business of the Year, and Sanitary Service Company, named Green Business of the Year, by the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce. Learn More...
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Industry Events
The AGC Annual Convention and Constructor Expo is the ideal opportunity to see everything that AGC can do for you and your business, as well as to learn from industry peers and experts on how they are overcoming today's challenges. Register by Jan. 16, 2013 and save up to $200! Learn More...
The 2013 AGC Federal Contractors Conference will be held April 16-19, 2013, at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. This meeting is the only national event where contractors and federal agency personnel can meet in a collaborative forum to review federal construction contracting issues and trends from around the United States. Learn More...

Jan 17, 2013
Webinar: Leveraging Technology Solutions
Online Course

Jan 24, 2013
Webinar: AEC Future Shock
Online Course

Jan 29, 2013 
Webinar: Multi-Employer Pension Plan Reform 
Online Course 

Feb 4, 2013 - Feb 6, 2013
2013 Conference on Surety Bonding and Risk Management
Naples FL

Feb 5, 2013
Webinar: The Affordable Care Act Risk Management
Online Course 

Feb 19, 2013 
Webinar: Application of Lean Thinking To Construction
Online Course

Feb 27, 2013 - Mar 1, 2013
Safety Management Training Course
Arlington VA

March 6 - 9, 2013
AGC's 94th Annual Convention and Constructor Expo
Palm Springs, Calif.

Apr 7 - 12, 2013
Construction Project Manager Course
Charlotte NC

Apr 23, 2013 - Apr 25, 2013
2013 AGC Federal Contractors Conference
Washington, DC

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Arlington, VA, USA
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