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As AGC of America approaches its Centennial Year in 2018, we are taking steps now to make sure the association continues to meet the present and future needs of the industry.  As part of that effort, we are asking for your help in gaining a better understanding of how the construction industry is and will continue to evolve and the steps we need to make to ensure we continue to help member firms thrive. Please take a few moments to complete a relatively brief survey we have prepared. Take the survey here. This survey is divided into four sections, and it will take approximately five minutes to complete. Please answer all questions to the best of your knowledge, and we will gladly enter you into a drawing for an Apple Watch. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Brian Turmail, senior executive director, public affairs, at or 703-459-0238.

NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) is conducting a survey that is gauging how decision makers, such as executives and managers in the construction industry, use NWS watches, warnings, and advisories. Your feedback will play an important role in any decisions on how to improve NWS hazard messages. This survey is part of the NWS Hazard Simplification Project, which is analyzing the use and effectiveness of NWS watches, warnings, and advisories, and evaluating possible alternatives to these terms. The survey will assess the extent to which organizations (at all levels and in various sectors) have formally incorporated watches, warnings, and advisories into their decision-making processes via policies, protocols, laws, etc. For instance, are there construction companies with a written policy that says if a Tornado Watch is issued, then XYZ needs to happen? This survey will close after Oct. 31, 2016. To take the survey, click here

Construction spending held steady in August compared to July but is up nearly five percent for the first eight months of the year compared to same period in 2015, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new spending figures indicates that the industry's recovery may be at risk and said new investments in the nation's aging water systems and other infrastructure could help offset declining spending in certain types of private construction. "While demand for construction remains robust, it is no longer growing like it was earlier this year," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "There is little doubt that new public-sector investments in our aging infrastructure could help reinvigorate demand for construction." Learn More...
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Earlier this year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule on recordkeeping, which highlighted OSHA’s intention to enforce policies that prohibit mandatory post-accident alcohol and drug testing. AGC is working with Congress to direct OSHA to reconsider the unsupported and procedurally unjustified policies and revoke the language related to post-accident drug testing. AGC members are encouraged to use the Legislative Action Center to urge their legislators sign a letter to OSHA. Learn More...
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Chapter News
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Contest (OSC). The award is designed to reward student chapters that provide young professionals with opportunities to learn, observe and develop their skills and to support and be engaged with their local community. Therefore, the AGC Outstanding Student Chapter Award is given to those Student Chapters that undertake projects that provides exposure to the industry and benefits the local community - whether it's the school campus, a community organization or private person – and has a significant impact. Please submit all your submissions using the PDF application; applications that do not use this form will not be considered. Applications are due Friday, Oct. 28, 2016.

Member News
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, Francis G. Slay, mayor of the City of St. Louis, was on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis to proclaim Oct. 5, 2016, as: 'BIG' Frank Wilson, founder of BFW Contractors Day in the City of St. Louis.

Frank Wilson was honored for his many efforts in support of the mayor's inclusion and diversity initiative, including, his role as an:
  • Educator – in the UMSL/WU Joint Engineering Program and through a number of professional organizations including the AGC of Missouri and the AGC of America.
  • Advocate – for members of the disabled community of the St. Louis Metropolitan Region.
  • Community leader – championing the causes of social justice, reform, and racial equality, in in the region and across the country.

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services and a member of multiple AGC chapters, announced recently that Jennifer Lewis, P.E., has joined the firm as the director of the company’s Southeast Region. Michael Baker’s Southeast Region consists of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Learn More...
Skanska USA, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has signed a contract with Inspira Health Network to build a new hospital building in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. This is the second major hospital contract Skanska USA has announced in the Delaware Valley in the third quarter. In August, Skanska USA announced it was selected to the build the Women and Children’s Health Building for Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware. Learn More...
Palmisano Group, a Louisiana AGC member, recently announced the addition of Brandon Young as the commercial construction company’s BIM manager. Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is a project delivery process which streamlines the construction process by virtually prototyping projects using 3D computer models before construction even begins. A main benefit of BIM is project performance prediction. BIM ensures all parties involved know what is scheduled to happen before crews even begin working in the field, thereby reducing and/or eliminating costly re-work. Learn More...
Sundt Construction, Inc., a member of multiple AGC chapters, along with the Southwestern Community College District and Johnson Favaro Architects, celebrated the groundbreaking of a new two-story building at Southwestern College’s Higher Education Center at National City, near San Diego. Learn More...
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Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time

October 17-19, 2016
Fall BIMForum
Atlanta, Georgia

October 18, 2016
2 to 3 p.m.

October 18-19, 2016
AGC’s 2016 BuildCon
Atlanta , Georgia

2 to 3 p.m.
2 to 3 p.m.
October 28, 2016

October 18, 2016
Fairfield, CA
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

October 18, 2016
Warwick, RI
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

October 18-19, 2016
Schofield Barracks, HI

October 20, 2016
Seaside, CA
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

October 26, 2016
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakeshurt, NJ
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

November 5
Fort Belvoir, VA
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

November 7
Oakland, CA
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

November 9-10
Colorado Springs, CO
7:00 pm (November 9) to 1:00 pm (November 10)

November 10
Washington, DC
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

November 11
Uncasville, CT
11:30 am to 6:00 pm

November 16
Huntsville, AL
8:30 am to 1:30 pm
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