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Construction charity organization AGC Charities, Inc. is partnering with local construction firms to help build "Morgan’s Inspiration Island," a new handicap accessible water park addition to non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland. As part of the charitable organization’s annual Operation Opening Doors effort, many construction firms will be donating time, expertise and money to build this water park in San Antonio. Click here for full press release. Check out this video for more information.
Fifty-one construction professionals received a new national accreditation in the use of Lean Construction, a holistic practice aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing efficiency on construction projects. The professional designation offered by AGC of America, is a new assessment-based credential to recognize construction professionals on their ability to use the process. "This new program is the foundation for contractors to focus on continuous improvement to eliminate waste and deliver predictable project outcomes, said Victor Sanvido, senior vice president of Southland Industries. "Earning this credential symbolizes a crucial first step to becoming a Lean Champion in the industry." Association officials noted that Lean theory, principles and techniques provide the foundation for a more collaborative form of project management that seeks to minimize costs and maximize efficiency on construction projects. They added that while firms have been embracing Lean construction for some time now, the association’s new credentialing program is the first time professionals can demonstrate mastery of the hyper-efficient construction approach. Learn More...
Construction firms added 46,000 workers in November for the biggest monthly gain in employment for the sector since January 2014, as the industry’s unemployment rate declined to 6.2 percent. AGC of America officials noted that the robust job gains come as demand for construction continues to expand and new federal transportation legislation will further boost employment in the sector. Learn More...
American Rental Association
For the first time in over a decade there is a long-term authorization of federal highway and transit programs in place following President Obama signing the five-year $302 billion Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into law last Friday, December 4th. The FAST Act had previously passed both the House and the Senate by overwhelmingly bipartisan majorities. Learn More...
Project Management Institute
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Business Tips
Employee retention continues to be a concern for many industries. Only 29 percent of American employees say they feel valued by their companies, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This dissatisfaction can lead to employee turnover, which costs American businesses $11 billion every year. If you’re seeking high-level talent, turnover can cause delays and create an unstable work environment in addition to costing your business. But by taking positive, thoughtful steps, you can prevent employee turnover. Learn More...
Chapter News
AGC San Diego 2015 President Walt Fegley, Reno Contracting, Inc. and the AGC San Diego board of directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Eddie Sprecco as the chief executive officer of AGC San Diego Chapter, Inc. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2016. Mr. Sprecco succeeds Jim Ryan who has served as CEO since 2000. Ryan had previously announced his intent to retire as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2016. Learn More...
Member News
The George W. Auch Company, a Pontiac-based general contractor/construction manager, has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by the Detroit Free Press. This is the second year in a row AUCH, an AGC of Michigan member, has been the only construction company to place in the Top 100. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Learn More...
Schauer Group, Inc., a leading provider of business risk management services and insurance placement in Northeast Ohio and a Ohio Contractors Association member, recently announced the opening of its Broadview Heights office. By strategically expanding its service footprint to accommodate growth in the Cleveland market, this new location allows the firm to better serve business partners throughout the region. Learn More...
Sundt Construction, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently completed construction of the new Student & Faculty Support building at California State University, East Bay in Hayward, California. Learn More...
Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm and a member of multiple AGC chapters, promoted Jill Hutchison, LEED® AP, to project manager. Learn More...
A special community partnership between College Mentors for Kids and F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company, an Indiana Construction Association member, is exposing kids to careers in construction. Students from the University of Indianapolis chapter of College Mentors for Kids paired up with Wilhelm Construction Company to teach kids about estimating, planning, safety and other topics of construction. Fifty-five second-through-sixth graders from Paul I. Miller School #114 and their UIndy student mentors gathered in the Schwitzer Student Center to learn what it takes to construct a building from beginning to end. To let the kids try out the processes, four Wilhelm Construction employee volunteers led the kids and mentors in making their own birdhouses. The activity capped off with the kids exploring a concrete pump truck and holding a Q & A with the pump truck operator. Learn More...
Industry Events
March 9-11, 2016
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
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AGC of America is accepting proposals for a limited number of speaking opportunities for its 2016 Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference and Federal Construction HR Workshop. The conference and workshop will be held Oct. 5-7, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Additional information is available at

AGC is seeking presentations from industry professionals on a variety of topics. A complete list of content areas, along with a framework for proposal submissions, and other important information for presenters is available here. Proposals with HR and Training professionals as presenters or co-presenters sharing case studies are highly desired where appropriate. All presentation proposals must be submitted to no later than Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

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Hiring Fairs 
January 8, 2016 
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2016 Hiring Our Heroes DC NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo 
Washington, DC

January 25, 2016
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Cleveland Hiring Expo with Cleveland Cavaliers 
Cleveland, OH

January 26-27, 2016
2:30 p.m. (January 26) to 4 p.m. (January 27)
Ft. Stewart Transition Summit
Fort Stewart, GA

January 27. 2016
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Austin Hiring Fair
Austin, TX
Associated General Contractors of America
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Arlington, VA, USA
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