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Top News
AGC of America recently launched the AGC Career Center, an online portal for job seekers and employers in the construction industry. For individuals seeking career opportunities in construction, the AGC Career Center allows you to search job postings from across the country by location, keywords, categories, and experience level, as well as to post your resume for prospective employers. Employers are able to quickly and easily sign up to post available jobs, browse viewable resumes and get notifications delivered via email when new resumes are posted. Learn More...
Crawl up to the latest issue of Constructor magazine and learn all about the construction-specific standards for OSHA's confined spaces rule in our cover story, "Close Quarters."

Plus, we've got convention coverage. In March, AGC of America held its 97th Annual Convention and honored numerous projects and companies with outstanding performance awards. From the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Award winners to the Alliant Build America winners, and from exhibitors to attendees, everyone goes home a winner from this annual premiere event. Learn More...
Construction employment rose in April by 1,000 for the month and 261,000 for the year as mild winter weather and labor shortages impacted the early spring hiring season for many firms, according to an analysis by AGC of America. Association officials noted that construction spending continues to grow and worker shortages are likely to get worse, which is why they are launching a new online career center to help connect firms with qualified workers. Learn More...
American Rental Association
The chief executive officer of AGC of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement earlier this month in response to the Treasury Department’s refusal to accept a rescue plan by the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas, Health and Welfare Pension Funds to take a voluntary steps to keep the funds solvent: Learn More...
In what may be a 12 ring bout, AGC won round one to block President Obama’s Blacklisting Executive Order. Late in April, the House Armed Services Committee added an AGC-backed provision to the National Defense Authorization Act—a bill that has been annually enacted into law for 54 consecutive years—that ensures the EO will not apply to Department of Defense and National Nuclear Security Administration contracts. AGC will work to expand the application of the EO government-wide when the bill hits the House floor and during consideration in the Senate. Learn More...
Asta Development
Business Tips
As many of you can attest, the economic recovery has continued to keep backlogs flush, but that has only heightened the need to find and retain skilled workers. The construction industry has some unique challenges in finding and retaining enough qualified candidates to fill all available positions. If you’re fortunate to find a skilled candidate, the process cannot stop there. After hiring, it is important that you have a structured onboarding process to train new people on safe work practices for the types of hazards they will encounter on the project and to properly acclimate them to the desired safety culture. This is the only way to keep a safety culture intact. Learn More...
Chapter News
In conjunction with OSHA's Safety Stand-Down week, the City of Pittsburgh honored the Master Builders' Association (MBA) for its creation of the safety app Harness Hero, by declaring May 3, 2016, to be "Harness Hero Day." Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. In 2014, over 300 construction workers died as a result of a fall at work. These deaths were preventable with the proper use of fall prevention and fall protection. MBA worked with Simcoach Games to bring fall protection training to the modern day and created the app to train anyone with a smartphone or tablet. Harness Hero is not just a game but an innovative approach to saving lives in the construction industry. This gaming app will enhance the way construction companies deliver fall protection training. Learn More...
Member News
A.H. Harris, a leading distributor of construction supplies and equipment and a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Kenseal Construction Products, the leading distributor of waterproofing, sealants, EIFS/stucco, glass/glazing and concrete masonry restoration products on the East Coast. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. The transaction was financed by Frontenac, private equity partner to A.H. Harris. Learn More...
Campanelli Construction, an AGC of Masschusetts member, recently held a "topping out" ceremony at One Upland, a 262-luxury apartment community in Norwood, Massachusetts. The apartments, featuring a wide range of styles arranged in seven, four-story buildings are currently for lease. The project, slated for completion in fall 2016 is being developed by Campanelli and Thorndike Development. Learn More...
C.W. Driver, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, has broken ground for the new 91,000-sq-ft Alton and Lydia Lim Center for Science, Technology and Health at Biola University. Tentatively scheduled for completion in fall 2017, the $45 million, three-story building with a basement will serve as a teaching, research and laboratory facility for the university’s recently established School of Science, Technology and Health. Learn More...
A complete renovation is underway at Elanco Animal Health’s Lenexa facility. The project, managed by McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, will update the 32,000 sq-ft, single-story warehouse and office building to be occupied by Ivy Animal Health, Inc., an operating unit of Eli Lilly and Company’s Elanco Animal Health division. Learn More...
Rentenbach Constructors Incorporated and parent company The Christman Company, both members of multiple AGC chapters, have announced several leadership appointments within their Tennessee operations. The changes follow the announcement in late 2014 of the merger of the two privately held construction services firms with plans to expand and enhance capabilities and services in the southeast U.S. and beyond. Learn More...
Skanska, a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced recently it has hired Randi Shover as business development director for its civil construction unit. In this role, she will build relationships with potential customers, demonstrating how Skanska’s expertise can aid them in achieving their goals. Learn More...
Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., an AGC of New York State LLC and AGC of Massachusetts member, has hired industry veteran Charles D. Avolio as its new president and general manager of the New York City region. Suffolk also unveiled its new office in the heart of Manhattan at One Pennsylvania Plaza as a launch point for pursuing strategic project opportunities within the city and surrounding areas. Learn More...
Sundt Construction, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, was recently selected as the collaborative design-build contractor for Phase 1 of a first-year student housing replacement project at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. Learn More...
Tocci Building Companies, an AGC of Massachusetts member, participated in the official groundbreaking of the new Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel at 1 Washington Square in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Feb. 29. Tocci will provide construction management services on behalf of developer First Bristol Corporation, while working collaboratively with BMA Designs, ZDS Architectural Design Services, Veitas and Veitas Engineers, and Wozny Barbar & Associates. The $21 million project is expected to be completed in February 2017. Learn More...
Turner Construction’s Huntsville office has been selected to build the new guest welcome center at the iconic Huntsville Botanical Garden. The $13 million, 30,000-sq-ft building will include a great hall entrance, three event facilities, a larger gift shop and café, storage and office space. Turner, a member of multiple AGC chapters, broke ground on the project in January. Learn More...
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Industry Events
Thursday, May 19, 2016
WEBINAR: Construction Tech: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 
2 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
2 to 3 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 
WEBINAR: Keep Your Doors Open: 7 Signs You Need a New Project Management Solution 
2 to 3 p.m. 

June 1-3, 2016
AGC Advanced Safety Management Training Course
Arlington ,Virginia


Thursday, June 9, 2016
WEBINAR: Collaboration, Communication and Technology
2 to 3 p.m.
Washington, District of Columbia 

2 to 3 p.m.

2 to 3 p.m.
General Electric (GE) Employment Webinar 
This General Electric (GE) employment webinar is led by Kris Urbauer, a veteran and HR professional from GE. The workshop covers a variety of topics including resume building, networking, and interview tips, taking into account your military background and lifestyle. The material covered in this session will better prepare you in your search for a career in the civilian workforce.

More Hiring Our Heroes webinars can be accessed here. 

Hiring Fairs 
May 17, 2016 
2 to 5 p.m.
Dallas Hiring Fair
Dallas, TX

May 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Charleston, SC

May 21, 2016
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NAS JRB Fort Worth, TX

May 24, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Boston Hiring Expo with Boston Red Sox
Boston, MA

May 25, 2016
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seattle, WA

Fort Belvoir, VA

May 26, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pensacola Hiring Fair
Pensacola, FL 

May 31, 2016 
4 to 6:30 p.m. 
Orlando Networking Reception
Orlando, FL 

June 8-9, 2016 
Hampton Roads Transition Summit 
Chesapeake, VA 

June 10, 2016 
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Latham Hiring Fair
Latham, NY 

June 13, 2016 
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
West Point Senior Service Member and Military Spouse Networking Reception 
West Point, NY 

June 16, 2016 
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Memphis Hiring Fair
Memphis, TN 

June 22-23, 2016 
Fort Gordon Transition Summit 
Augusta, GA 

June 23, 2016 
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
San Juan Hiring Fair 
Fort Buchanan, PR 

June 23, 2016 
4 to 6 p.m. 
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Senior Leadership Networking Reception 
Arlington, VA 

June 29, 2016 
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Hawaii Wounded Veteran & Caregiver Employment Conference 
Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hickam, Hawaii

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