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As demand for construction in most parts of the country continues to expand and the number of unemployed construction workers hits record low levels, AGC of America and Autodesk are working to better quantify where these shortages are taking place, how severe they are, and what steps firms are taking to both cope with tight labor markets and improve the supply of new, qualified workers. That is why we are asking members to take a few minutes to complete the workforce survey that we have prepared. The more people understand the scope, and consequences, of a tight construction labor market, the more likely they are to act on the measures we are promoting to make it easier for school systems, local associations and private firms to establish career and technical education and training programs. The more members who take the survey, the better able we all will be to describe labor market conditions where you operate. Learn More...
 
Construction costs accelerated again in June, with steep increases for a wide range of building and road construction materials as tariffs against foreign goods come into effect, according to an analysis by AGC of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials say that contractors will have to assume much of the costs as tariffs increase the costs of many key construction materials. Learn More...
 
Beginning with the July/August issue of Constructor, the digital edition will be published on a new platform that allows for a mobile and tablet-optimized user experience. This new version allows you to scroll through article content in an easy, legible format. However, we will continue to produce a supplemental flipbook version of each magazine issue that you can utilize if you prefer. Learn More...
 
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
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.
 
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 an effort to combat a shortage of skilled workers in combination with a "college-for-all" mentality that is prevalent in many U.S. high schools workforce development opportunities are on the rise. Learn More...
 
Business Development Best Practices Series
In the construction world, marketing can sometimes end up being an afterthought or a reactionary response to proposal needs, as opposed to a thoughtful and strategic business tool. Here are a few practical insights on how you can begin to grow and develop a culture where marketing is not only respected but embraced. Learn More...
 
Member News
Community Three Development recently awarded Kinsley Construction, Inc., an AGC of Metropolitan D.C. member, the new multifamily complex at 300 8th Street NE, Washington DC. Replacing a former dialysis center at the corner of C and 8th streets, the project will demolish everything above ground and convert the existing basement into an underground parking structure. Learn More...
 
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TDIndustries, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has promoted David Fultz to Senior Vice President of Dallas Special Projects. Fultz, who was previously a vice president of Dallas Special Projects, is responsible for sales, business development, estimating and operations for the Dallas Special Projects Group. Learn More...
 
MWH Constructors, a Colorado Contractors Association member, was awarded a $23 million contract by the Town of Eagle, Colorado (Town) to serve as construction manager at-risk (CMAR) for the Lower Basin Water Treatment Plant (LBWTP). The new plant will provide highly reliable water service and environmental benefits, and allow the Town to pursue its vision for smart economic development and growth over the next 20 years. Learn More...
 
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Industry Events
July 24, 2018
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ

Baltimore, MD
7 to 9 p.m.

National Harbor, MD
7 to 9 p.m.
 
Holloman AFB, NM
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL

Twentynine Palms, CA
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

August 28, 2018
Minneapolis, MN
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
San Diego, CA
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oceanside, CA
 
 
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2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300
Arlington, VA, USA
Ph: 703-548-3118 Fax: 703-837-5402

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