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Each year around this time, AGC asks you – our members – to predict what next year will be like for your business. This year AGC has partnered with Sage to prepare questions that focus on expectations for market performance, hiring, labor market conditions, etc. And because we know your time is valuable and your input is crucial, everyone that completes a survey will now have the opportunity to enter to win a brand new Yeti cooler or an Apple iPhone X. Please take a moment to complete the survey. Learn More...
Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, Feb. 22-24, 2018. The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area’s most popular attractions. Hop on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, or take a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront. For the list of featured speakers, click here. To see the schedule of special events, click here. Learn More...
Construction employment increased by 24,000 jobs in November to the highest level since November 2008, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials said that tight margins are keeping firms from paying even more to attract hard-to-find workers, noting that efforts to cut tax rates should help lead to higher average hourly earnings for the sector.

"Employment and pay in construction have risen more rapidly over the past year than in the economy overall, as the supply of unemployed, experienced workers continues to shrink," said Ken Simonson, the association's chief economist. "With unemployment so low overall and in construction, contractors are likely to have increasing trouble filling many types of hourly craft and salaried openings." Learn More...
AGC is happy to announce that Construction Risk Partners will be the new sponsor of the Build America Awards program. The firm will host this year's awards program, which will recognize the most challenging and successful construction projects of 2017. The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards program honors the association members that have built the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, municipal and utilities, and federal and heavy divisions. The awards for 2017 will be announced during the association's annual convention in February 2018, which will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Construction Risk Partners, a JLT Group Company, encompasses a global team of 400+ construction and real estate specialists. Our collaborative approach delivers efficient solutions that set new industry standards - ensuring greater protection for contractors, government departments, project owners, developers, investors, builders and traders. Our specialists deliver a comprehensive suite of surety and insurance solutions that protect all contractors' assets — both human capital and fixed assets. We have a proven track record of innovation, and customized services that add value and improve our clients' bottom line.
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
On Dec. 13, the House and Senate Republican conferees for H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, reached an agreement to resolve the differences between the two versions of the tax reform legislation. Last week, AGC sent a letter to the House and Senate negotiators outlining the construction industry's priorities for the conference committee. AGC also worked with Senator Inhofe (R-Okla.) to ensure that trusts could access the pass-through business deduction, which was initially excluded in the Senate legislation. Based on comments made by multiple Senators, this effort is believed to be successful. Learn More...

Green is the hot color everyone wants to be wearing, but what are the real world benefits and challenges of recycling? Find out in the most recent issue of Constructor magazine. Learn More...
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Business Tips
Business Development Best Practices Series
The idea of performing market research can often feel like a burden for small marketing groups. The everyday tasks already on your to-do list can easily fill up a 40-hour work week. Where do you find the time to research, compile, and analyze piles of data on top of everything else? Market research doesn’t have to be complex or require robust, expensive studies to be effective. By breaking it into small, manageable pieces, you can gather information that will directly benefit your A/E/C firm without overtasking your teams. Learn More...
Member News

KAI Design & Build, an AGC of Missouri member, recently announced the addition of Michael Hein, AIA, PMP, as chief integration officer. In this new role, Hein will work closely with KAI President Michael Kennedy, Jr. to drive the firm's strategic initiatives, plus work to incorporate the highest level of efficiency in terms of communication and operating systems within the company. Learn More...

Thanks to successful growth over the past three years, the Commercial Group of Jordan Foster Construction, an AGC of El Paso member, is expanding its leadership in all of the state’s major markets. Now heading up the Jordan Foster Commercial Group is Leland Rocchio, Ph.D., who will serve as president. Mr. Rocchio has been serving as executive vice president of the Commercial Group in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Learn More...
Suffolk, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 38,000 sq-ft, three-story addition to its headquarters at 65 Allerton Street in Roxbury, Massachusetts. The new space will foster collaboration and innovation among Suffolk employees that will disrupt the industry. In lieu of a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony with an actual ribbon and scissors, the event featured interactive, digital technologies that imitated the ribbon cutting ritual. Learn More...
Turner Construction’s Memphis office recently celebrated the topping out of the $275 million, 450,000-square-foot patient tower at Methodist University Hospital (MUH). The topping out signifies that construction of the steel portion of the building has reached its tallest point. Construction of the tower, which will be named in honor of former longtime Methodist CEO Gary Shorb, is officially halfway complete. Learn More...
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Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time

2 to 3 p.m.

January 8-9, 2018
San Diego, California

January 10-12, 2018
Long Beach, California

2 to 3 p.m.

2 to 3 p.m.
Atlanta , Georgia

Naples, Florida
Nellis Air Force Base, NV
Fort Irwin, CA

January 23-24, 2018
Fort Stewart Transition Summit
Fort Stewart, GA

January 23, 2018
Oklahoma City, OK

January 31 to February 1, 2018
Camp Pendleton Military Spouse Hiring Event
Oceanside, CA
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