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November will be here before you know it. Are you ready to cast your vote and tip the scales in the industry's favor? The September/October issue's cover story talks about the importance of getting involved, educating yourself and what's at stake if you don't. In addition, you'll find other great articles within the pages of this issue of Constructor, including stories on integrated project delivery, the Construction Advocacy Fund, the new revenue recognition standard and big data. Learn More...
Since we conducted our first survey to gauge the extent of workforce shortages last fall, we have heard from many of you that the labor market has only become tighter in the intervening 12 months as demand continues to grow for many types of construction in many parts of the country. While it is clear that worker shortages are a growing concern, and in some cases a significant problem, for many contractors, we feel it is important to better quantify where these shortages are taking place, how severe they are, and what steps firms are taking to both cope with tight labor markers and improve the supply of new, qualified workers. That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to complete the following workforce survey that we prepared. Learn More...
No one knows the future, but gaining a comprehensive view of where you are, where you are going and where you need to be can only strengthen the educated decisions construction professionals have to make every day. Take the opportunity to step outside, analyze the direction your organization is heading, listen and compare that with other construction professionals and take that perspective back to your organization. As our premier event each year, the AGC Convention and Technology & Construction Solutions Expo is the ideal opportunity to see everything AGC can do for you and your business. Register now.
Business Tips
As the economy continues to improve, more construction businesses are making capital investments to fuel their growth. When business owners and managers consider acquiring equipment, they often think of their payment option as a "lease versus buy" decision. In any economic environment, when preserving owner or shareholder capital is an important goal, financing equipment through a lease or loan will enable your business to preserve its cash. Learn More...
Chapter News
Last week, the Associated General Contractors of Colorado and the Colorado Contractors Association joined Gov. John Hickenlooper to launch, a web-based application that helps Coloradans access careers in the construction industry. The tool was created in response to a rapid rise in the number of jobs available in the industry, contrasted with a shortage of laborers and skilled trades. Learn More...

The Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania (MBA) is working with the local Pittsburgh business community to promote job recruitment and retention in the region. The coalition spearheading the efforts - the Allegheny Conference on Community Development - created, a searchable job listing platform that promotes opportunities throughout the 10 counties of southwestern Pennsylvania. For the construction industry there are two primary landing pages: The Builders Guild site promotes the labor employment opportunities and the Master Builders' Association page which features the professional positions in the construction industry. Additionally, created a video on careers in the building trades. MBA also teamed with the Allegheny Conference recently to host an informational seminar on how to effectively use images in a company's social media plan. Click here to access the PowerPoint presentation.

Member News
Patrick J. Healy, 51, has been named vice president of business development for venerable Chicago-based contractor Bulley & Andrews, a Builders Association member. He will oversee all staff members responsible for marketing and business development in the company’s Chicago and Indianapolis offices. Healy succeeds Stephen Sever, who is retiring after 20 years as an integral part of the company’s executive leadership team. Learn More...
Gilbane Building Company, an award-winning, global leader in the construction industry and a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced the Summer 2014 edition of its in-house economics report, Building for the Future - Construction Economics: Market Conditions in Construction. The report predicts rapid growth, coupled with the lack of skilled, experienced labor and the ability to meet schedules, will be some of the most important industry issues to address over the next few years. Learn More...
To meet the needs of the United States' surety market and provide solution-oriented surety capacity, The Guarantee Company of North America USA, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has opened its 19th US branch to service the Ohio Valley region – which includes Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana. The new office, located in Columbus, Ohio, has been operational since September 2, 2014. Learn More...
A ground-breaking ceremony was held Thursday, July 31 for the highly anticipated new luxury hotel in The Woodlands. Construction of the facility will be provided by JE Dunn Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters and located in Houston since 1982. Learn More...
Sundt Construction, Inc.., a member of multiple AGC chapters, added four new team members to its San Diego office. The recent additions are part of a rapid expansion of the general contractor’s San Diego team to keep up with Sundt’s growing presence in the area. Learn More...
Tocci Building Companies, a Boston-area construction manager and AGC of Massachusetts member, recently completed an office renovation for Universal Window and Door (Universal) in Marlborough, Massachusetts. Learn More...
Industry Events

Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 10, 2014 
Optimizing Construction with BIM 
Dallas, TX 

Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 17, 2014 
Construction HR and Training Professionals Conference 

Oct 15, 2014 - Oct 17, 2014 
Safety Management Training Class 
Arlington, VA

Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 
CLC Leadership Development Conference 
San Antonio, TX
Oct 2, 2014 
1 - 2 p.m. 
Employer Best Practices - Insight from Experienced Trainers on Recruiting, Hiring and Training Veterans 

Oct 8, 2014 
2 - 3:30 p.m. 
Best Practices for Construction Employers Webinar - Insight from Experienced Construction Industry Trainers on Recruitment, Hiring and Retaining Veterans 

Oct 9, 2014 
1 - 2 p.m. 
Military 101 - A Recruiter/HR Manager's Guide to Navigating the Military Infrastructure 

Oct 16, 2014 
1 - 2 p.m. 
Effective Hiring Initiatives - Building a Strong Veteran Hiring Program and Employer Checklist 

Hiring Fairs 
Sept 17, 2014 
Camp Pendleton Jobs Summit 
Camp Pendleton, CA 

Sept 18, 2014 
Rail Transportation Industry Hiring Fair 
Beech Grove, IN 

Sept 18, 2014 
Kingston, NY 

Sept 18, 2014 
Chicago, IL 

Sept 22, 2014
10 a.m. 
Transportation Industry Hiring Fair
Philadelphia, PA

Sept 24, 2014
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Boulder, CO

Sept 24, 2014 
Virtual Job Fair
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Sept 24, 2014
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Military Spouse Networking Luncheon & Hiring Fair 
Beaufort, SC 

Sept 25, 2014
10 a.m.
Ann Arbor, MI

Sept 30, 2014 
10 a.m. 
Aurora, IL 

Oct 1, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Knoxville, TN 

Oct 6, 2014 
7 - 9 p.m. 
Military Spouse Networking Reception 
Quantico, VA 

Oct 7, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Military Spouse Hiring Fair 
Quantico, VA 

Oct 7, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saratoga Springs, NY 

Oct 8, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Wichita, KS 

Oct 9, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Glen Allen, VA 

Oct  9, 2014 
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Military Spouse Networking Luncheon and Hiring Fair 
Ft. Irwin, CA 

Oct 14-15, 2014 
Recovering Warrior Employment Conference 
Boston, MA 

Oct 15, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Mission, TX 

Oct 16, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Baton Rouge/Lafayette, LA 

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