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AGC of America is once again getting ready to begin preparing the 2014 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook. A key component of that outlook is the information we hope to gather from members like you. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. And because we know your time is valuable and your input is crucial, everyone that completes a survey will have the opportunity to enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Our plan is to spend December compiling survey responses. We will then work with our chief economist, Ken Simonson, and other AGC staff to prepare an analysis of the results which we will release to the media and members as early as the beginning of January. Thank you in advance for your support. Take the survey here.
From gaming to taking in a show to cruising the strip, it’s no secret that Las Vegas offers some great entertainment. And, although there’s no guarantee they’ll go home wealthier, it’s a sure bet AGC’s 95th Annual Convention attendees will leave with more construction and industry knowledge than they had when they arrived.

Scheduled for March 3-6, 2014, at The Bellagio Resort & Casino, the convention will provide solutions on key construction issues, networking events designed to strengthen business relationships, and opportunities for members to impact other contractors, the industry and the association. Register now and prepare to learn, connect and build. Learn More...
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 5 percent bump in construction fatalities in 2012. What do AGC professionals think prompted the increase after five years of decline, and what are they doing to reverse the trend? Learn More...
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now collecting applications for the 2013 Construction Equipment Funding Opportunity, a pilot rebate program for non-road engines. EPA currently has $2 million in available funding for rebates to help public and private construction equipment owners repower or retrofit their older diesel construction engines. This program is made possible by the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA), which Congress reauthorized in January 2011 to allow rebates, in addition to grants and revolving loans.

Be sure to read Constructor magazine's July/August 2014 issue for a detailed account of the 2013 Construction Equipment Funding Opportunity: who was awarded money, how it was put to work and what the direct implications of the program are to the industry. Learn More...
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Chapter News
Each year, AGC of Tennessee's Knoxville Branch holds a Tonkas for Tykes toy drive to benefit the Mission of Hope charity that provides toys and other resources to families in rural Appalachia. Even in an economically challenged year for the industry, members' contributions were overwhelming. There were 71 toys donated with an estimated value of $1,000; an additional 252 toys were purchased with cash donations that totaled $2,627. A special thanks goes to Anna Heins, A G Heins Co., and Lauren McCauley, Modspace, who helped shop and deliver the toys to Mission of Hope. Learn More...
Member News
BOND, a leading Boston-based construction management firm and an AGC of Connecticut and Massachusetts member, celebrated the dedication of Harvard Business School’s Tata Hall on Dec. 9. The ceremony marked the completion of a two-year construction process, resulting in a new cornerstone building for the HBS Executive Education program. Learn More...
Commodore Builders, a leading general contractor and construction management firm in Newton, Mass., has been named one of The Boston Globe’s 100 Best Places to Work in 2013. The survey, which was distributed to more than 76,000 employees, highlighted how a positive company culture and employee appreciation are top factors that contributed to employee happiness, rivaling quantitative factors such as pay and benefits. Learn More...
C.W. Driver, a premier builder serving California since 1919 and an AGC of California member, has completed construction on the new 38,902-sq-ft Student Services and Academic Building at Moreno Valley College in Riverside County. The $13 million, three-story facility will provide the student body of 7,000 with additional space for lectures, class preparation and study. Construction on the building began in April 2012 and was completed in November 2013. Learn More...
Joe Graney has joined Immel Construction, an AGC of Minnesota and AGC of Wisconsin member, as a senior estimator. His responsibilities include training employees as well as establishing standard estimating procedures and systems for the company. Learn More...
Intermountain Electric, Inc. (IME), a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced the addition of Greg Jurkiewicz as business development manager of oil, gas and energy. With 22 years of experience, Jurkiewicz will assist in the expansion of IME’s footprint in the upstream, midstream and downstream processes for the oil, gas and energy markets across the country. Learn More...
Kaiser Electric, an AGC of St. Louis member, has been selected as the electrical contractor on a $2.8-million tenant build-out project for the new Anders CPAs + Advisors (Anders) headquarters in Downtown St. Louis, Mo. Learn More...
PC Construction received a Best Builders Award in the Building/New Construction category by the AGC of Vermont at its annual awards dinner held on Dec. 3. The South Burlington-based general contractor was nominated in this category for its work on Hotel Vermont, the $14.4-million eco-friendly independent luxury hotel located in Burlington. Learn More...
West Coast Contractors (WCC), an AGC of California and Oregon-Columbia Chapter member, is one of three recipients of the several 2013 American Public Works Association (APWA) "Small Cities/Rural Communities (SC/RC) Project of the Year Award." The Coos Bay construction company was honored by the APWA along with the engineering firm OBEC and the Lane County Public Works department. WCC received the award from the Oregon Chapter of the APWA for its work on the Sweet Creek Road project in Lane County, Ore. The project expanded a transportation link between State Highway 126 and 30,000 acres of National Forest Land[1]. The road is also a vital route to timber resources that provide 5 million board feet of timber annually. Learn More...
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Industry Events

Dec 17, 2013 
Webinar: Location Based Scheduling Vs CPM Scheduling 

Jan 9, 2014 - Jan 10, 2014 
Winter 2014 AGC Financial Issues Forum 
Miami, FL

Jan 15, 2014 - Jan 17, 2014 
AGC Safety and Health Committee Meeting
Houston, TX

Jan 26, 2014 - Jan 31, 2014 
Construction Project Manager Course 
Dallas, TX


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