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Saxonburg, Penn.-based Brayman Construction and its affiliate, Advanced Construction Robotics, were named as among the most innovative construction firms in the country for creating an autonomous rebar-tying robot for bridge construction projects. Brayman Construction is a member of AGC of America (AGC), and along with Sundt Construction and the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter, was recognized as the first ever finalists of the AGC-Autodesk Innovation Awards announced during the AGC Centennial Celebration October 1, in Washington, D.C.
It all started in 1918 at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, where a small group of contractors banded together to form AGC of America. One hundred years later, the association is 26,000 members strong, with a proud past and even brighter future. How they became and continue to serve as the leading association for the construction industry was summed up recently by AGC CEO Steve Sandherr at the association’s Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C.: “We are the voice of construction. Maybe we’re not the loudest or the shrillest, but we’re the most credible.”

In honor of the association's Centennial Year, AGC Charities is helping to renovate a historic dairy barn that will serve as the new healing quarters for Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit that helps heal veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. AGC members have a long and proud tradition of supporting our veterans, and we hope you will continue that tradition by donating to this incredible project. These new facilities will enhance Warrior Canine Connection's impact and grow their reach even further, as this video makes clear.

Help AGC Charities make a difference in our veterans' lives by donating here.


AGC’s report, The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion in the Construction Industry, outlines six reasons why diversity and inclusion are strategically valuable in generating corporate/industry innovation, increasing profitability, and ensuring a positive and sustaining legacy of progress for your firm. The conventional understanding of diversity has evolved over time. What started as a focus on compliance of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action requirements has moved into a critical and necessary part of doing business as a way to achieve greater financial success. As the population of the U.S. becomes more diverse, construction companies will need to reflect the changing demographics in order to find workers and remain competitive. The arguments for a company including diversity and inclusion as a key business strategy go beyond the moral imperative of “doing the right thing” and focus on the measurable financial results that can be achieved. For additional information, contact Brynn Huneke or (703) 837-5376.​​

On Sept. 24, AGC commented on three proposed rules that would significantly affect the applicability and implementation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed revisions pertain to regulations governing the listing and delisting of species and plants, the designation of critical habitat and the interagency consultations that are part of the approval process for projects that involve federal permits or funding. AGC’s comment letters offered examples of why the current process is unpredictable and adds delay and cost to the permitting and construction of infrastructure projects nationwide.
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.
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.
In honor of the association's historic milestone - 100 years as the voice of construction - we have compiled a special edition of Constructor magazine, The Centennial Issue. In it, we look back at AGC's roots and how the organization grew to the strong institution it is today.
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Chapter News

Houston’s commercial construction industry celebrated the most outstanding projects built by AGC Houston members at the Awards for Project Excellence on Saturday, September 22, 2018. More than 500 guests attended the biennial event at The Houstonian, which featured KHOU TV’s Meteorologist Brooks Garner as master of ceremonies. Eighteen general and specialty contractors took home 37 Gold, Silver and Bronze APEX awards for outstanding building projects. APEX recognizes and honors firms for their excellence in design and construction, their valuable contributions to the community, and advancement to the commercial building industry. 
AGC recognized Peter Dawson, AIA, NCARB, with the 2018 AGC Houston Master Builder Award to acknowledge his long-standing support of the construction industry and as a champion for the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) which developed an established process to nuture and grow the construction workforce pipeline.

Member News
On October 9, AGC of Metropolitan Washington D.C. awarded Smith-Midland top-honors in their category for the Latitude Mixed Use project at a ceremony in The International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C. Additionally a Merit Award for Transit, Highway & Bridge was given for Smith-Midland’s work on the Eisenhower Avenue sound wall project in Alexandria, Virginia. The two awarded projects are indicative of the diversity, ingenuity and quality achieved by Smith-Midland for their clients.
Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently awarded four 2018 BUILD Wisconsin awards from AGC of Wisconsin. The company will be honored at the AGC BUILD Wisconsin awards banquet on Oct. 18 at the Fox Cities Exhibition Center for the following projects.
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Industry Events
October 16-17, 2018
October 16, 2018
Philadelphia Hiring Expo with Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia, PA
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October 17, 2018
Washington Hiring Expo with the Washington Capitals
Washington, DC
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October 18, 2018
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Transition Summit
Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, HI

October 19, 2018
Marine Corps Base Hawaii Transition Summit
Kaneohe Marine Corps Base Hawaii, HI
October 25, 2018
Newark Hiring Expo with the New Jersey Devils
Newark, NJ
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
October 25, 2018
Military Spouse Hiring Fair - Fort Hood, TX
Fort Hood, TX
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
November 2, 2018
Mohegan Sun Vets Rock 2018 Veteran's Day Event and Hiring Fair
Uncasville, CT
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November 6-7, 2018
AMPLIFY Military Spouse Career Intensive
Colorado Springs, CO

November 6, 2018
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Military Hiring Fair
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, DC
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
November 6, 2018
Military Spouse Hiring Reception
Colorado Springs, CO
5 to 7 p.m.
November 14, 2018
Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico Military Hiring Fair
Fort Buchanan, PR
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
November 29, 2018
Associated General Contractors of America
2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300
Arlington, VA, USA
Ph: 703-548-3118 Fax: 703-837-5402


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