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AGC's 2015 President Chuck Greco is the focus of Constructor's March/April cover story. In it he talks about his broad theme and big dreams for the AGC membership this year. Other features to check out include "Ready to Hire Again: The Construction Hiring and Business Outlook" infographic, "Wage Wars" and our "Technology Toolbox" column.

This issue also includes a Midwest Workforce Shortage Report, Ken Simonson's economic news, and a story on AGC's recent multi-employer reform victory.
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AGC's 96th Annual Convention kicks off this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico.The mobile app is now available for download. Free and optimized to run on your smartphone or iPad, the app will provide you with all the conference information you need. Learn More...
AGC Charities Inc. is partnering with member firm Desarrollos Metropolitanos to renovate the home of wheelchair-bound Jose "Rafi" Quinonez. Mr. Quinonez served his country for over three decades in the Army special forces. He was shot six times and is a decorated combat veteran. His wounds left him wheelchair-bound. Worse, while serving abroad, his home was looted, forcing him to live in the rear shack during his retirement. AGC Charities and Desarrollos Metropolitanos will be recruiting local construction firms to conduct an extensive rehabilitation of Mr. Quinonez's home, including adding a new ramp, new kitchen, new plumbing and wiring, air conditioning, repairing the roof and adding new, accessible bathroom and door fixtures. Please visit to find out how you can support this project by making a donation.
AGC annually participates in National Work Zone Awareness Week to highlight the dangers motorists not obeying speed limits or not staying alert in highway construction work zones pose for construction workers and motorists. This year's National Work Zone Awareness Week will take place March 23-27, 2015, with the theme "Expect the Unexpected." To get a better handle on the impact of vehicle crashes at AGC member work sites, we have prepared this brief survey. Please take a few minutes to complete it today. AGC will be releasing the survey results as part of Work Zone Awareness Week events. The deadline to complete this survey is Tuesday, March 17. Learn More...
Construction employers added 29,000 jobs in February and 321,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total in six years, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 10.6 percent, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that construction jobs in the highway and transit sector were at risk because of Washington gridlock. "Despite challenging weather conditions in much of the country, both the number of workers and their average weekly hours rose last month to the highest levels since the recession," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "There are lots of good-paying, full-time jobs available in construction, with more work on the way." Learn More...
Chapter News
In Texas, 48 percent of construction firms report having a hard time filling both professional and craft worker positions. If they can find the talent, 19 percent of Texas contractors expect to hire more than 25 new workers in 2015. Twenty-four percent expect to hire between six and 15 new workers, while 38 percent need to hire between one and five new workers. The San Antonio Chapter, the American Subcontractors Association, and the Construction Leadership Forum are working with Bexar County and Texas Construction Careers to host an important job fair Wed., April 15, 2015, at the San Antonio Airport Hilton. It will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. The price for participating employers is $175. The job fair will connect former oil field workers and other qualified job seekers to meaningful, well-paying jobs in the local construction industry. The event will also include students, military veterans, and those currently enrolled in local craft training programs. Learn More...
Member News
Allensworth & Porter—an Austin chapter member—recently announced the addition of Amy Emerson as a partner with the firm. Emerson assumed her role on Feb. 16, 2015. Learn More...
C.W. Driver, a San Diego Chapter member, has been awarded a $9.4-million design-build library project in San Diego County. The Alpine Library marks the third design-build project, as well as the third library for which C.W. Driver has been selected as the design-builder by the County of San Diego. Scheduled for completion in spring 2016, the project is designed to target LEED® Gold certification and will be the county’s first zero-net-energy building (ZNE). Learn More...
Jeffrey A. Raday, P.E., president of McShane Construction Company, a Builders Association member, recently announced the completion of Midtown Square on behalf of Trammell Crow Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary High Street Residential. Learn More...
The Tucson Airport Authority recently selected Sundt Construction, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, as the construction manager at risk for a terminal upgrade project expected to begin in late 2015. The project’s construction cost is budgeted at $18-23 million. Learn More...
S. W. Cole Engineering, Inc. (S.W. COLE), a geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing and geo-environmental services firm and member of AGC of Maine and AGC of New Hampshire, has formed a wholly owned subsidiary named S. W. Cole Explorations, LLC (S.W. COLEx) . The new company will support S.W.Cole’s geotechnical engineering and geoenvironmental projects by performing test boring explorations. Learn More...
Industry Events
March 18-20, 2015 
96th Annual AGC Convention 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 

March 29-April 3, 2015 
Construction Project Manager Course 
Los Angeles, California

April 7, 2015 
WEBINAR: How to Assess, Develop and Train Your Next Generation of Construction Executives 
2 - 3 p.m.

April 8, 2015 
WEBINAR: STP 2015 Launch 
2 - 3 p.m.

April 14-15, 2015 
TCC Fly-In 2015 
Washington, D.C.

April 22-24, 2015 
Advanced Safety Management Course 
Arlington, Virginia

April 28, 2015 
WEBINAR: The Real Deal on Form I-9 
2 - 3:30 p.m.

April 29, 2015 
WEBINAR: E-Verify: Form I-9's Companion 
2 - 3:30 p.m.

April 29-30, 2015 
ACI-NA/ACC/AGC Airport Construction Strategy Summit 
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

April 29-30, 2015 
BIM Forum: Transferring Deliverables 
San Diego, California 
Hiring Fairs 
Grand Island, NE

March 25, 2015
Dallas Hiring Fair
Dallas, TX

March 25, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Greenville Hiring Fair
Greenville, SC

March 25, 2015
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
DC Hiring Expo with Washington Wizards
Washington, DC

Fairfield, CA

March 27, 2015
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Indianapolis Hiring Fair
Indianapolis, IN

April 7, 2015
Norman Hiring Fair
Norman, OK

Patrick AFB, FL

April 9, 2015
Patrick Air Force Base Military Spouse Hiring Fair
Patrick Air Force Base, FL

April 14, 2015
St. Louis Hiring Fair
Bridgeton, MO

Biggsfield, TX

San Antonio, TX

Biggs Field, TX

Virginia Beach, VA

April 17, 2015
Tampa Hiring Fair
Tampa, FL

April 21, 2015
Kansas City Hiring Fair
Kansas City, MO

Italy, AE

April 23, 2015
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Virtual Job Fair

Nellis AFB, NV

Associated General Contractors of America
2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300
Arlington, VA, USA
Ph: 703-548-3118 Fax: 703-837-5402


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