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Shifts in perception, community presence, and a push to change the way kids learn could be the foundation on which a new improved workforce is built. May/June's cover story, "Labor Pains," takes a look at AGC's efforts to restore the industry's image and its workforce.

Immigration reform, the 2014 Alliant Build America winners and challenges transporting heavy equipment are among other topics covered in this issue.

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This month, AGC celebrates Building Safety Month, along with other leaders of America’s design and construction industry, promoting resilience as the solution to making the nation’s aging infrastructure more safe and secure. AGC and almost two dozen associations, representing 700,000 members, issued a joint statement on resilience at a special press conference and event on May 13 at the National Building Museum. Learn More...
The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is looking to partner with AGC chapters and member firms for a nationwide safety stand-down. The agency recently announced a national safety stand-down June 2-6, 2014, to raise awareness among employers and workers about the hazards of falls, which account for the highest number of deaths in the construction industry. Learn More...
The unemployment rate in construction dropped to the lowest April level in seven years as contractors added 32,000 workers to payrolls in April, bringing industry employment to 6.0 million, the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the AGC of America. Association officials warned that it is essential to revive and expand training opportunities before the industry runs short of workers. Learn More...
Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of AGC of America, issues the following statement in response to the passage of a surface transportation measure today by the members of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee: "The fact that a new highway and transit bill proposed by Senators Vitter and Boxer received the bipartisan backing of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee shows members of both parties understand the value of investing in our aging surface transportation systems. This bill will make it significantly easier for state and local transportation officials to plan for and fund projects to rebuild bridges, repair roads and improve transit options. More important, it continues the work started in the prior transportation law of streamlining the federal review process so new projects can be reviewed and approved within a more reasonable time frame." Learn More...
Chapter News
Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) hosted a Safety Symposium on April 30, 2014, marking the annual Worker’s Memorial Day on April 28 and opening the event with a formal signing of its OSHA alliance, witnessed by more than 50 ACCNJ contractor members and guests, including six representatives from OSHA. Learn More...
Member News
Barton Malow-Hunt-White, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced it has been selected as the general contractor for new Detroit events center. The City of Detroit Downtown Development Authority Board (DDA) approved the recommendation by Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM) at their board meeting on April 9. Learn More...
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, an Alabama AGC member, is proud to announce Gina Gregory has joined its team as community affairs leader. In her new role at Hargrove, Gregory will assist the leadership of the company in continuing to build relationships both within the local community and the state. Learn More...
KAI Design & Build, an AGC of St. Louis member, recently welcomed Michael D. Voit, AIA, to the firm as director of architecture. Voit brings a diverse experience creating spaces where people learn, play and pray. Learn More...
Knutson Construction, a member of AGC of Wisconsin and Master Builders of Iowa, opened a new office five miles east of Eau Claire in Altoona, Wis., at 2423 Rivers Edge Drive. Learn More...
Sundt Construction, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, was recently selected as the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) for the Henley Hall Institute for Energy Efficiency at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Learn More...
Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm and a member of multiple AGC chapters, has hired Evan Grotewiel as safety engineer. Learn More...
Tocci Building Companies, a Boston-area construction manager and an AGC of Massachusetts member, has added design manager Mark Herstein to its team. Herstein will provide structure to support the development and refinement of design for medical and hospital projects. He will also work directly with clients’ internal stakeholders and vendors to manage the design, procurement, cost forecasting, coordination, and installation of specialty medical equipment. Learn More...
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Industry Events

May 20, 2014 
Hardhats for Highways Webinar: How You Can Get Involved

June 10, 2014 - June 12, 2014 
2014 Federal Contractors Conference 
Washington DC

June 10, 2014 - June 11, 2014 
TCC Fly-In 
Washington DC

June 12, 2014 - June 13, 2014 
2014 Contractors Environmental Conference 
Arlington VA

June 19, 2014 - June 20, 2014 
Summer 2014 AGC Financial Issues Forum 
Washington DC 

June 25, 2014
Webinar: Construction Mediation and the User Experience

June 26, 2014 - June 30, 2014 
Advanced Safety Management Training Course 
Honolulu HI

June 26, 2014 
Webinar: Getting Started With Your BIM Implementation Plan

July 16, 2014 - July 18, 2014 
AGC Safety and Health Committee Meeting 
Portland OR

July 31, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014 
2014 IT Forum Conference 
Chicago IL
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