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Help AGC Generate a Comprehensive Outlook for 2015 by Taking the Survey Today
Each year around this time, AGC asks you – its members – to predict what next year will be like for your business.  Questions focus on expectations for market performance, hiring, labor market conditions, plans to acquire equipment, etc.  Please take a moment to complete the survey here at AGC will spend the rest of November and the better part of December asking members to complete the survey.  After that the association will work with AGC’s chief economist Ken Simonson to analyze the results, which we will release in early January to the media and members. As in the past, AGC will also prepare state-specific outlooks for every state where there is a sufficiently robust response.  Thanks in advance for all your help and support, and please contact Brian Turmail at with any questions.
Welcome to the November/December issue of Constructor magazine! "Building Bridges," our cover story, takes a close look at public-private partnerships and how they forge strong connections between collaborators in new and productive ways. Other great articles within these pages of Constructor cover AGC's 96th Annual Convention in beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico, the impact eCommerce is having on construction, and the laundry list of regulations facing the industry and AGC's efforts to mitigate their impact. Learn More...
On Thursday, Nov. 6, AGC of America released new data showing the severity of construction worker shortages in Nevada and the extent of recent, local construction job gains during a visit to the Nevada State Contractors Board. During the event, officials witnessed a construction safety training demonstration set up outside the Board’s office. Learn More...
Construction employers added 12,000 jobs in October and the sector's unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, the lowest rate for October since 2006, according to an analysis released today by AGC of America. Association officials said the construction employment gains, along with rising wages and weekly hours, are consistent with survey results showing more firms having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to fill available positions. Learn More...
Join us in San Juan, Puerto Rico March 18-20, 2015, for AGC of America's 96th Annual Convention, featuring opening session speaker Ken Adelman, ambassador and former arms control director for Pres. Ronald Reagan. Learn More...
Waste Management
AGC recently launched a new video message that is designed to make it even easier for members to learn about how the association is working for you. This is the seond in the series of brief videos the association will distribute each month providing you with the latest information about important initiatives, successes in advocating on the industry's behalf and how you can take advantage of the many benefits of membership. In this installment, AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr talks about the results of the 2014 mid-term elections and what the outcome means for the construction industry. He also talks about AGC of America's legislative priorities for the upcoming "Lame-Duck" Congressional session, and for next year's new Congress. Learn More...
Business Tips
Field workers in construction are using mobile technology — apps, devices, services — to increase their productivity and decrease project costs. Construction was among the first industries to use cell phones and push-to-talk (PTT) to improve communication among project teams on the jobsite, and many construction companies are now using mobile to accomplish basic business tasks with greater efficiency and lower cost. Learn More...
Member News
BOND, an AGC of Connecticut and AGC of Massachussetts member, recently announced the addition of Paul M. James, Esq. as vice president – risk management. In this newly established role, James will be responsible for working with the BOND executive team on corporate governance and compliance issues, risk management and insurance programs, construction operations issues and related professional training. Learn More...
Brasfield & Gorrie, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently joined St. Vincent’s Health System in a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of its St. Vincent’s One Nineteen Campus in Birmingham, Alabama. Attendees joined together to celebrate the 40,000-sq-foot professional office building, which will include physician services, an ambulatory surgery center and an urgent care center. The expansion, which has been planned since St. Vincent’s One Nineteen was built almost 10 years ago, is expected to be completed early Fall of 2015. Learn More...
MWH Global, the premier solutions provider focused on water and natural resources and a Colorado Contractors Association member, announced in October that it will be sponsoring Radiant Features of Los Angeles in its filming of a special edition of H2’s Modern Marvels series that will focus on the Panama Canal expansion project. Learn More...
Ryan Companies US, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, is pleased to announce Brian Weaver has been hired as national mechanical solutions manager. In his new position, Brian provides support and leadership to projects by defining high value mechanical dolutions and providing the cost/performance information needed for critical team decisions as early as possible. His responsibilities include design and quality reviews, pricing and procurement strategies, code review, building commissioning and forensics, mechanical systems recommendations, and energy modeling. Learn More...
The City of Chandler recently selected Sundt-McCarthy, a joint venture of Sundt Construction, Inc. and McCarthy Building Companies Inc., both members of multiple AGC chapters, as the general contractor for the Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility Expansion and Process Improvement project in Chandler, Arizona. Learn More...
Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm and a member of multiple AGC chapters, has hired Jusean Archibald as project engineer for the firm’s concrete group. Learn More...
Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial, LLC., a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced recently the addition of Georlen "Jori" Spangler as partner of counsel to its Las Vegas office. Learn More...
Industry Events
Nov 18, 2014
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Webinar: Apps For Construction

Nov 20, 2014
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Webinar: The Role of Communication in Supporting the Development of a Lean Culture 

Nov 20, 2014 
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET
The Role of Communication in Supporting the Development of a Lean Culture 

Dec 2, 2014 
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET 
Dec 7, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014 
Construction Project Manager Course - FULL 
Dallas, TX

Dec 8, 2014 
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET
Webinar: Industry Foundation Class - The Benefits of Open Standards 

Nov 20, 2014
1 - 2 p.m. ET
Wounded Veteran Employment - A Comprehensive Guide to Hiring Veterans with Disabilities

Hiring Fairs 
Nov 18, 2014 
10 - 1:30 p.m. ET 
Fort Jackson/Columbia 

Nov 18, 2014
10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Nashville, TN

Nov 18, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Warwick, RI 

Nov 18 - 19, 2014 
12 to 4:30 p.m. 
Pittsburgh Forum on Veteran Employment 

Nov 20, 2014 
10 a.m. 
Wright Patterson AFB Military Spouses Hiring Fair 

Dec 3, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Dec 3, 2014 
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
San Jose, California 

Dec  9, 2014 
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Recovering Warrior & Caregiver Virtual Job Fair 

Dec 10, 2014 
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
San Antonio, TX 

Dec 11, 2014 
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
Las Vegas, Nevada 
Associated General Contractors of America
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