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Once a vibrant industrial municipality, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013. Fast-forward to today, AGC members are helping the Motor City get back on its economic feet. The July/August issue of Constructor looks at a few of the high-profile projects being built in our cover story, "Rebuilding Motor City."

Other highlights of the July/August issue include "Raising the Grade," an examination of the ASCE's infrastructure report card and strategies to improve the nation's infrastructure GPA; "Hooked Up," technology trends that are creating new and exciting construction partnerships; "The Road to Safety", results of a recent AGC study on work zone safety; and our much-anticipated 2015 Regional Resource Guide.

We continue to hear from many of you that the labor market has become tighter since AGC of America last surveyed its members about the extent of workforce shortages. 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 continue our efforts 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 markets 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. Your responses will help us better define the problem to elected and appointed officials, the media, educators and your peers within the business community. The more people understand the scope, and consequences, of a tight construction labor market, the more likely they are to act on the measures we identify in our Workforce Development Plan that are designed to make it easier for school systems, local associations and private firms to establish career and technical education and training programs. For more information, please contact Nahee Rosso at or 703-837-5348.
Last week, AGC hosted a safety and health conference in downtown Pittsburgh. Attendees enjoyed a variety of talks from industry experts, the chance to network with other professionals, and even a Pirates game sponsored by Zurich North America. Among the many topics discussed were the confined spaces in construction standard, safety culture, the value of certification, safety analytics, and safety programs in higher education. Overall, it was a great opportunity to promote safety in the industry - something everyone can appreciate. As Todd Stevens of W.B. Moore, this year's grand winner of the Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards, said during a panel, "Safety is not a proprietary thing. What we learn, we should share." Learn More...
Interested in speaking at AGC's 97th Annual Convention, March 9-11, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas? Do you know of any great speakers with valuable information to share with industry professionals? There is still time to submit proposals for the limited number of Convention speaking opportunities. All proposals must be submitted online here by COB Friday, July 17, 2015. For questions regarding the Call for Proposals, please contact Carly Trout at
Construction employment held steady in June at the highest level in six years, while the number of unemployed workers with construction experience fell to the lowest total since 2001, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the new data indicates contractors are having a hard time finding enough qualified workers to meet growing demand in many parts of the country. Learn More...
Construction spending climbed in May to the highest level since October 2008, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned, however, that those spending gains could be at risk unless all levels of government strengthen programs to develop the construction workforce. Learn More...
Business Tips
In the July/August issue of Constructor you'll find the 2015 Regional Resource Guide, a special section containing detailed information about companies who provide products and services to your business. Organized by region, it will place you in contact with industry professionals in your geographic area from numerous categories – everything from acoustical and drywall to windows – quickly, so you can get the materials or the help you need to get the job done right. Check it out today and utilize it throughout the year. Learn More...
Member News
BOND, a 108-year-old construction management and general contracting firm and AGC of Connecticut and AGC of Massachusetts member, recently celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony for Lawrence General Hospital’s (LGH) new, 42,250 sq-ft surgical building as part of a $72 million effort to improve healthcare delivery and expand the reach of the hospital and its services. BOND is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the effort. Learn More...
Jeffrey A. Raday, P.E., president of McShane Construction Company, a Builders Alliance member, recently announced that the firm has been selected to complete the comprehensive construction of The Sugar Beet Food Co-op. The new consumer-owned cooperative grocery store will comprise the ground floor tenant space of the Grove Apartments located at 812 West Madison Street in Oak Park, Illinois. Learn More...
Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm and a member of multiple AGC chapters, has hired John Roby as leader for the firm’s Concrete Restoration Division. Learn More...
Banner Health has selected local contractor Sundt Construction Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, and partner DPR Construction, an Arizona Builders' Alliance member, to construct a new, 11-story tower that will replace the 40-year-old portion of the hospital at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson. Learn More...
HazTek Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive safety management services and an Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey and Carolinas AGC member, has named Martin J. Davis principal safety consultant. Learn More...
Industry Events
Hiring Fairs 
July 17, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Springfield, OR

July 22-23, 2015
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
Anchorage, AK

July 22, 2015
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Davenport, IA

July 30, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Arlington, TX

July 30, 2015
4 to 6 p.m.
Arlington, VA 

August 6, 2015 
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Peoria Hiring Fair 
Peoria, IL 

August 12, 2015 
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Little Rock Hiring Fair
Little Rock, AR

August 12, 2015 
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Salt Lake City Hiring Fair 
West Valley City, UT 

August 13, 2015 
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Farmingdale Hiring Fair
Farmingdale, NY

August 20, 2015 
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
Detroit Hiring Expo with the Detroit Tigers 
Detroit, MI 

August 25, 2015 
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
San Francisco Hiring Expo with the San Francisco Giants 
San Francisco, CA 

August 26-27, 2015 
3 p.m. August 26 to 4 p.m. August 27 
Fort Drum Transition Summit 
Fort Drum, NY 

August 26, 2015
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Fort Polk Military Spouse Networking Reception
Fort Polk, LA

August 27, 2015
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tucson, AZ

August 27, 2015
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Fort Polk Military Spouse Hiring Fair
Fort Polk, LA

Arlington, VA

Associated General Contractors of America
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Arlington, VA, USA
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