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Fifty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America. In response, association officials have launched a new mobile advertising campaign urging drivers who routinely pass through certain work zones to slow down and be alert. Learn More...
In conjunction with AGC’s 2018 workforce development campaign, we are currently seeking success stories and best practices in the areas of construction workforce development, industry image enhancement and industry recruiting. Our goal is to gather and share these success stories with member firms and AGC chapter staff in the hopes of increasing knowledge sharing and program collaboration, communicating lessons learned, and sparking innovative workforce solutions. Submitted success stories will have the opportunity to be featured in AGC’s Workforce Development Plan and a number of other AGC publications, webinars and the AGC website. 

Do you have a successful workforce program to share? If so, please submit your programs through ProposalSpace. For questions, please contact Carly Trout at Submit your program today and help AGC build the industry’s workforce!

Forty-two states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between May 2017 and May 2018, while 28 states added construction jobs between April and May, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data released recently. Association officials warned that soaring construction costs, aggravated by new tariffs on steel and aluminum, could trigger project cancellations and job losses. "It is heartening to see such widespread construction job gains," said chief economist Ken Simonson. "However, unexpected, steep cost increases for many materials may force some contractors to lay off workers, while passing on price hikes will likely cause public agencies and private owners to delay or cancel projects." Learn More...
This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the AGC. To celebrate this occasion, we are publishing a special issue of Constructor, titled Constructor -- The Centennial Issue. Please consider showing your support of the AGC by including a message in this milestone publication. For more information, contact Chris Zabel at (352) 333-3420 or If you wish to contribute content to this commemorative publication, please contact Jeanie Clapp at (352) 333-3453 or
Louisiana-Pacific Corp.
Many of you already know AGC of America's philanthropic arm, AGC Charities Inc., is undertaking its most ambitious Autodesk Operation Opening Doors project yet. In honor of the association's Centennial Year, AGC Charities is renovating an historic dairy barn to serve as the new national headquarters of the Warrior Canine Connection, a group that works with veterans with invisible wounds to have them train service dogs to help other veterans in need. The process of training the service dogs provides incredible therapeutic value for the veterans with invisible wounds, as this video makes clear. Learn more and make a contribution here.
AGC has prepared a drone use survey to determine the state of the art in drone use on highway, bridge, heavy and civil projects. AGC's Highway and Transportation Division has created a task force to address the use of Unmanned Arial Systems - aka drones - in civil construction operations. The task force is looking at issues such as: how contractors are using drones in day-to-day operations, what impediments to their use exist, what are best practice recommendations, what technical issues need to be addressed, how can AGC work with FHWA and state DOTs in addressing these concerns. Three members of the task force participated in a national roundtable conference with FHWA, AASHTO, state DOTs and industry representatives in February to discuss how the groups can work together to ensure that no unnecessary impediments are preventing the use of this technology in construction operations from developing. This survey will help guide the task force's efforts. Please take the time to have the person in your company who is the expert on drone use complete the survey. Learn More...
This year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association's rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more. Learn More...
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Business Tips
In many industries, companies are struggling to recruit good people and fighting even harder to retain them. What’s harder still is getting good people in, helping them grow to be even better employees, and then being the type of company that high-performing employees choose to stay at instead of going elsewhere.
Chapter News
Contractor members of the Kansas City Chapter of AGC of America were honored at the biennial Building Excellence Awards banquet on Thursday, May 24, 2018. The Winners and Finalists are listed in the link below. All finalists are listed in alphabetical order. Learn More...
Member News
On Thursday, May 31, 2018, Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction, an AGC of Kentucky member, appeared on CNBC. Opening the hit show "Closing Bell," Gray discussed the newly announced steel tariffs speaking about the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) alongside Barry Zekelman, CEO and executive chairman of Zekelman Industries. Learn More...
Highly Anticipated, State-of-the-Art Animal Care Facility Opens
C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, recently announced the completion of the new 14,291-sq-ft El Cajon Animal Shelter in El Cajon, California. The single story, contemporary animal care facility is open to the public and will provide veterinary and pet adoption services to residents in El Cajon and La Mesa. Learn More...
Moss Construction, a South Florida Chapter-AGC and TEXO member, celebrated the completion of the $85 million RIVA Condominiums in Fort Lauderdale. Learn More...
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Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time

June 19, 2018
2 to 3 p.m.
2 to 3 p.m.
June 19, 2018
Fort Jackson, SC
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort Gordon, GA

Patuxent River, MD
7 to 9 p.m.

Washington, DC
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pensacola, FL
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eglin AFB, FL

July 12, 2018
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Herndon, VA
8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

Baltimore, MD
7 to 9 p.m.
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