Archive | Subscribe | Printer Friendly Version | Send to a Friend | www.agc.org | Constructor Buyers' Guide August 2018  
Top News
AGC of America is now accepting applications for its 2019 AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards program. AGC will present a total of six awards in three award categories: 1) Diverse Business of the Year, 2) Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards, and 3) Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Award. These awards seek to raise awareness of the value that a diverse workforce and inclusive environment brings to a company by spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions within AGC. Learn More...
 
AGC of America is launching its 2019 project award competitions. The JLT Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions are now accepting applications. The JLT Build America Awards recognize the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; as well as those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors. The AGC in the Community Awards recognizes the charitable contractors and chapters who are giving back to their communities. AGC member companies and chapters in good standing who meet the competition requirements should apply online for some much-deserved recognition. Apply by October 24, 2018 for full consideration. Learn More...
 
Construction employment increased by 19,000 jobs in July and by 303,000 jobs over the past year, reaching a 10-year high, while the industry’s unemployment rate and level hit an all-time low, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials said it was likely firms would have added even more workers if they could find qualified candidates to hire. Learn More...
 
Procore
Advocacy
The association, along with leading brands and organizations, is partnering in the TurboVote Challenge to help America reach 80 percent voter turnout.

The construction industry and the millions of workers it employs have much at stake this November. At a time when the industry is rebounding from the longest and deepest slump of any sector, it is especially important to elect local, state and federal leaders willing to work for common-sense solutions to the challenges facing the construction industry and its workforce. In order for our voices to be heard in this ever-changing political landscape, we must register to vote and cast our ballots early or on Election Day. 

AGC makes it very easy to receive election reminders via email or text, register to vote and apply for an absentee ballot using the TurboVote tool. Sign up today at agc.turbovote.org. Help make the construction industry's voice heard loudly and clearly in this year's elections! Get registered. Get informed. Vote!

 
ShuBee
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
At the heart of every construction project is the contract. Therefore, it's valuable to know the differences between the recently released AIA set of standard contract documents and ConsensusDocs 200, a contract document covering a very similar scope, but with some significant differences in how it treats the relationships, rights and responsibilities of the three main parties. Learn More...
 
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.
 
Cut Your Truck & Equipment Costs
GPS Insight
Without technology in place that helps monitor how your business spends money and areas to scale back spending, your operating costs are likely much higher than they should be. By using GPS tracking technology you can reduce your 3 highest costs- fuel, labor, and maintenance. We zero in on how three businesses managed to significantly reduce their costs, making their businesses much more successful.
To learn how, read this brief article.
Advertisement
Business Tips
Business Development Best Practices Series
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are nearly 30 million small businesses in the United States employing 47.8 percent of U.S. workers. If you are in a family-run business or work for one, consider these pointers for marketing in a family-run company.
BY CHRISTA WARD, MARKETING DIRECTOR, KIEFFER'S APPLIANCES Learn More...
 
There’s no denying a shortage of skilled workers for the construction industry. As baby boomers retire, mid- to upper-level positions are opening, but contractors are having trouble finding people to replace those openings in addition to entry-level positions. The good news is that there are steps contractors can take to retain, develop and upskill their crews that make a difference in skill level, productivity and the bottom line.
BY CHRIS LENNON, VP OF PRODUCT, BIRDDOGHR Learn More...
 
Chapter News
AGC of Washington and the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association formed a Work Zone Safety Campaign Committee to partner with the Washington State Department of Transportation to develop, produce and fund a public relations safety video to raise awareness of distracted driving within construction work zones. The video was released via WSDOT's social media earlier this summer and has generated a tremendous response. Learn More...
 
Member News
Turner Construction Company’s Memphis office announced in July that it is beginning the first phase of a $10.6 million expansion and renovation of the University of Memphis’ athletic training facility on its Park Avenue campus. Learn More...
 
West Virginia-based Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal (KRSM), a member of multiple AGC chapters, held its annual charity golf events benefiting the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia on July 12-15. Learn More...
 
Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors Springfield, Illinois branch restored the City of Springfield’s Municipal parking garage recently, the strain on the body can be even greater. Learn More...
 
Autodesk
Efficiency. Profitability. Partnership.
Tensar International Corporation
Keeping projects on schedule and staying on or under budget often means having solid partners with recognized solutions. Tensar's field and engineering team have helped reduce time and costs on literally thousands of projects. Tensar could be your best unexpected partner and TriAx your secret weapon. Tensar's TriAx Under Every Road.
Learn More!
Advertisement
Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time

2 to 3 p.m.
2 to 3 p.m.

2 to 3 p.m

Crystal City, Virginia

2 to 3 p.m.

2 to 3:30 p.m.

September 24-26, 2018
AGC BIMForum Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

2 to 3 p.m.

2 to 3 p.m.

September 29-October 1, 2018
AGC Joint Contractors Conference
Washington, District Of Columbia

3 to 9 p.m.
Washington, District of Columbia
 
August 20, 2018
Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL

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

Washington, DC

Travis AFB, CA
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Charlotte, NC
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Arlington, TX
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Shaw AFB, SC

Aurora, CO
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fort Belvoir, VA
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA

Fayetteville, NC

Oak Harbor, WA
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
 
Associated General Contractors of America
2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300
Arlington, VA, USA
Ph: 703-548-3118 Fax: 703-837-5402

Advertise

We would appreciate your comments or suggestions. Your email will be kept private and confidential.