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Top News
Construction can be a risky business, and the best in the business do everything they can to prevent the worst from happening at all. But while the factors inside an operation can be controlled to a reasonable degree, the rest of the world outside it cannot. Constructor's September/October cover story talks about the importance of a crisis management plan and how to get started.

Additional topics covered in this issue include mergers and acquisitions, EPA rules impacting construction, and technology that can turn any wall surface into a touchscreen. Learn More...
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Construction employment stagnated in August, while the industry unemployment rate fell and a majority of companies reported difficulty finding workers, according to an analysis of new government data and an industry survey by AGC of America. Association officials called for education and immigration reform measures needed to ensure an adequate supply of skilled workers. Learn More...
This week, the House Appropriations Committee introduced a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the daily activities of the federal government, from the start of the fiscal year (FY) on Oct. 1 through Dec. 15, 2013. The CR will fund the government at current post-sequestration levels of $986 billion, which is nearly $20 billion more than House-passed budget levels for FY 2014 and nearly $70 billion lower than the budget levels passed in the Senate for FY 2014. The CR is necessary because the House and Senate have failed to enact any of their 12 annual appropriations bills. The length of the bill is intended to allow congressional leaders and the president to deal with the need to raise the nation’s debt ceiling and other budget issues without the threat of a government shutdown. Learn More...
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Business Tips
Tackling any complex, multimillion-dollar construction project is bound to come with challenges. But completing an entire project 4,850 feet underground introduces a whole new dynamic. This was the feat Ainsworth-Benning Construction Inc. had to accomplish to transform a former gold mine into a world-class underground national laboratory. Learn More...
Chapter News
On July 1, 2013, more than 75 years after they were individually established, Associated General Contractors of New Jersey (AGC of NJ) and Building Contractors of New Jersey (BCANJ) merged to create Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, or ACCNJ. Governed by 20 trustees, several of whom have served for years on AGC of America contractor committees, ACCNJ represents large and mid-size contractors and construction managers in virtually every segment of the New Jersey construction industry. As the state chapter of AGC of America, the new ACCNJ holds four AGC of America charters: building, heavy, highway and utility. Learn More...
An AGC of Missouri Young Executives Club Vo-Tech Scholarship of $1,500 was presented to Jacob Kueffer by Lehman Construction. Kueffer is a 2013 graduate of California High School and is enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Program at Linn State Technical College, Linn. Learn More...
The Association of Oklahoma General Contractors and Rebuilding Together OKC recently put its philanthropic heads together and are remodeling the home of an Oklahoma City widow. Learn More...
Member News
BOND, a leading 106-year-old construction management and general contracting firm and an AGC member in Connecticut and Massachusetts, is thrilled to announce several key hires at its Connecticut and New Jersey offices as part of the company’s long-term expansion plans. Learn More...
The Christman Company, an AGC member in Michigan, Georgia and the Metropolitan Washington D.C., has announced the expansion of its southeast Michigan construction and real estate development operations with several key staff appointments. Learn More...
The MLK Community Center in Newport, R.I. recently honored Gilbane Building Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, with its 2013 Corporate Keeper of the Dream award in recognition of Gilbane’s volunteer efforts in partnership with the center over the past year. The award honors those who exemplify the ideals of Dr. King and the mission of the center –a passion for equality and justice, promotion of the center and its work in the community and a commitment to creating opportunities for those needing advocates. Learn More...
S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. of Bangor, Maine, an AGC of Maine and New Hampshire member, has acquired Summit CMT, a construction materials testing subsidiary, from CES, Inc., a Brewer-based engineering, sciences and surveying firm. Summit CMT operated from offices in Augusta and Lewiston. CES will retain Summit Environmental Consultants, which it acquired earlier this year, and will continue to operate in Lewiston. Summit CMT staff will move to S. W. Cole offices in Augusta and Gray and will operate under the parent company name, S. W. Cole Engineering Inc., which provides construction materials testing and geotechnical engineering services. Learn More...
Kaiser Electric, an AGC of St. Louis member, recently acquired Marchi Electric based in Fenton, Mo. Marchi Electric owner Leo Marchi closed shop after 13 years in business and was hired by Kaiser Electric as a project manager on July 1. Two of his electricians were also hired by Kaiser. Learn More...
Intermountain Electric, Inc. (IME), an AGC member of multiple chapters, recently announced the addition of Kerry Felske as project manager for service and special projects, specializing in control work and focused on energy management solutions. Felske brings over 30 years of electrical construction, lighting controls and management experience to IME. Learn More...
Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently awarded two 2013 Build Wisconsin Awards by the AGC of Wisconsin. Miron has been awarded 45 AGC Build Wisconsin Awards since the program’s inception in 2003. Learn More...
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Industry Events

Sept 24, 2013 
Webinar: A Technology Blueprint for General Contractors

Sept 25 - Nov 21, 2013
Webinar: Beating the Competition - Find & Win Federal Work

Sept 25, 2013
Webinar: Capturing Your Next Government Contract

Sept 26, 2013
Webinar: Why BIM Technology and Prefabrication Matters

Oct 8-9, 2013
Denver BIMForum
Denver, Colo.

Oct 10, 2013
Webinar: How to Compete and Win Federal Business

Oct 15, 2013
Basics of Business Development
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Oct 15, 2013
Unit 5: Lean Supply Chains and Assembly
Colorado Springs Colo.

Oct 16, 2013 - Oct 19, 2013
2013 Building Contractors Conference 
Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Oct 16, 2013 - Oct 17, 2013
Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference 
Chicago, Ill. 

Oct 23-25, 2013 
AGC/CFMA Construction Financial Management Conference 
Las Vegas, Nev. 

Oct 23-25, 2013 
Safety Management Training Course 
St. Louis, Mo.

Oct 24, 2013
Webinar: MATOC, MACC & IDIQ Contracting 

Oct 30, 2013
Webinar: Ensuring Governmental Compliance 

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