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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry often lands among the top 10 industries at risk for suicide. Leaders in the industry are starting to take notice and changing the culture with a new vision and a set of best practices. Read more about this topic in the latest issue of Constructor magazine

Other stories include the top 10 regulatory concerns that exist for the industry, steps to improve construction worker safety and the much-anticipated Service & Supply Buyers' Guide. Plus, there's plenty more inside the January/February issue. Give it a read today.
Take a look at the new AGC Charities project and find out how you can help make a difference! Learn More...
Seventy-one percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2016 as contractors expect a range of public and private markets to grow, according to survey results released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The survey, conducted as part of The Challenges Facing a Growing Industry: The 2016 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook, indicates that contractors foresee a positive year despite tight labor conditions, regulatory burdens and IT security challenges. Learn More...
Construction firms added 45,000 workers in December as the industry’s unemployment rate declined to 7.5 percent from 8.3 a year ago, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials noted that the robust job gains come as a new industry outlook shows most firms expect to expand their headcount in 2016 amid growing private and public sector demand. Learn More...
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Linbeck Group, a Texas-based, technology-driven building construction firm, announces its completion of Houston Methodist Cypress Emergency Care Center on the Northwest corner of Highway 290 and Fairfield Creek Drive. New construction is also underway on the $9.6 million Houston Methodist Spring Emergency Care Center located at 5303 FM 2920 in Spring. Learn More...
Sundt Construction, Inc. has responded to the construction industry’s skilled labor shortage by opening its own training center for craft employees in Phoenix, Arizona. The Center for Craft Excellence is intended to give Sundt, a member of multiple AGC chapters, a leg up in the race to find, develop and retain quality craft workers in a competitive marketplace that is struggling to rebuild following the loss of more than 2 million jobs during the Great Recession. Learn More...
Tocci Building Companies (Tocci), a Boston-area construction manager, an AGC of Massachusetts member and recognized leader in virtual design and construction solutions, announced that Breton (Brett) Flanders has joined the team as Project Executive/Director of Construction. Boasting an extensive 25-year background in design and engineering on a variety of high-profile hospital, healthcare, and higher-education projects in the Boston area, Flanders will have an immediate impact while overseeing day-to-day construction, management, and administrative activities for assigned projects. Learn More...
Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms and a member of multiple AGC chapters, has started construction for Aligned Data Centers’ Phoenix facility located at 2500 W. Union Hills Dr. in north Phoenix. The 550,000 square foot, 65MW facility will be one of the largest data centers in Arizona and will offer the industry’s first offer pay-for-use model to enterprises and service providers looking to reduce risk and improve control of their data center. Learn More...
BOND, the Northeast’s premier full-service construction management and general contracting company and a member of AGC Connecticut, announced that it has received the Connecticut Construction Industries Association’s (CCIA) Platinum Award for overall safety performance over the past three years. Learn More...
On Saturday, December 5th, employees and families from JE Dunn Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters, joined approximately 800 other volunteers to help build 10,000 bikes for CYCLE (formerly Elves & More) at NRG Center. Learn More...
C.W. Driver, a premier builder serving the Western U.S. since 1919 and an AGC of California and a San Diego Chapter member, has completed construction on the renovation and modernization of the East Tower Nursing Unit at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, located just east of San Diego in La Mesa, California. The $26 million project delivers facility upgrades local taxpayers approved on the June 2006 voter ballot. Construction on the 71,000-square-foot project began in May 2012 and completed in October 2015. Learn More...
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A), a member of multiple AGC chapters, is pleased to announce the opening of three P&A Texas offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston, along with the addition of nine leading construction law attorneys, each previously at the core of the Ford Nassen & Baldwin law firm. The Texas team, consisting of some of the state’s foremost construction litigators, will enhance P&A’s construction, commercial, real estate and surety law practice in Texas, as well as its national government contracts practice. Learn More...
MWH Constructors, a leading construction firm and wholly-owned subsidiary of MWH Global and a Colorado Contractors Association member, announced recently it has been awarded a $100 million construction contract to replace the Hillcrest Reservoir Tank and Pump Station located near I-25 and I-225 in Denver, Colorado. Learn More...
Black Diamond Coatings, an AGC Georgia member, donated a pickup truck and supplies to Heaven on Earth for Veterans on December 16 in Tampa during a cookout that was held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn More...
Industry Events
March 9-11, 2016
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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.

Questions should be directed to Tamika Carter at

Hiring Fairs 
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

February 2, 2016
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
San Antonio Military Spouse Networking Reception
San Antonio, TX

February 3, 2016
San Antonio, TX

February 9, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
St. Paul, MN

February 9-10, 2016
7:00 p.m. (February 9) to 1:00 p.m. (February 10)
McChord Air Force Base, WA

February 17-18, 2016
7:00 p.m. (February 17) to 1:00 p.m. (February 18)
Camp Pendleton, CA

February 23, 2016 
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Tampa, FL

February 29, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Denver, CO
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