AGC Constructor

Associated General Contractors of America

Skillwork
Top News
  
There are less than 30 days left until we kick off this year's AGC Convention! Jumpstart your business planning and preparation, and make the connections that are going to be most valuable in your career in the years ahead at the 2020 AGC Convention. Don't miss out on taking the next step in preparing for the industry of tomorrow. Register today.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=602915&issueID=72334 to view the full article online.

  
AGC of America is committed to ensuring that you and the association's more than 27,000 members are well represented in Washington, DC and throughout the country. To aid our team in advancing your interests, we need more photographs to utilize for the association’s social media posts, electronic communications, and websites. Photographs tell a story; they show the many skills and challenges our members face on a day to day basis. Help us by submitting your company’s best photos on a construction jobsite and enter to win a free YETI tumbler.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=602928&issueID=72334 to view the full article online.

Procore
Advocacy
  

On Feb. 10, the Trump administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget request that includes an outline for a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal. The proposal is centered around two main components: 1) an $810 billion, 10-year reauthorization of surface transportation programs and 2) a new $190 billion investment across a variety of infrastructure categories, including water, broadband, and additional transportation programs such as bridge and transit repair.

Visit https://www.agc.org/news/2020/02/10/president%E2%80%99s-fy21-budget-proposes-increased-highway-and-transit-funding-includes-top to view the full article online.

Review of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, or PRO Act for short, finds the measure’s provisions would be more harmful to union contractors and workers than to open shop firms

 

Union construction contractors and their workers will be disproportionately hurt by proposed legislation known as the PRO Act, according to the findings of a new analysis released recently by AGC of America. The analysis concluded that the legislation would harm the entire construction industry. Moreover, the analysis detailed how the measure would make it more likely for union firms to be picketed and their teams from being allowed to work, undermine area-wide collective bargaining, and expose union construction firm directors and officers to civil penalties.

Visit https://www.agc.org/news/2020/02/04/new-analysis-%E2%80%9Cpro-act%E2%80%9D-legislation-finds-measure-will-disproportionately-hurt-union to view the full article online.

ClarkDietrich Building Systems
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
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
  
Women comprise 9.9 percent of the construction industry workforce, with an even smaller number of women on the front lines — an estimated 1 percent. With women making up 47 percent of all employed individuals, this means that the construction industry is only benefitting from about 1.5 percent of the total female workforce.

BY SHERYL JACKSON

Visit https://www.constructormagazine.com/woman-boss/ to view the full article online.

  
For the first time in the United States, contactors have deployed two semi-robotic construction devices — Material Unit Lift Enhancers (MULE) and a Semiautomated Mason (SAM) — to ensure success at a $62 million project at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

BY DEBRA WOOD

Visit https://www.constructormagazine.com/helping-hands to view the full article online.

  
One of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, Brasfield & Gorrie, based in Birmingham, Alabama, provides a number of contracting services. To ensure it provides clients the best possible service, the company investigates and embraces new technologies that increase productivity.

BY DEBRA WOOD

Visit https://www.constructormagazine.com/construction-technology-long-term-benefits-with-short-term-investment/ to view the full article online.

Autodesk
Business Tips
  
Available to AGC members at an exclusive discount, CrisisDriver is an industry-focused incident alert and crisis communications solution to quickly and successfully manage negative events. The CrisisDriver mobile application and web-based administrative portal offers organizations a comprehensive and customized solution for managing all types of incidents.

Visit https://www.agc.org/crisis-driver to view the full article online.

AGC’s Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee has developed a new resource to introduce Lean Construction concepts to the jobsite! The AGC Lean for Trades Toolbox Talk Series are 10-minute conversational huddles to help your team identify ways to improve processes, eliminate waste and adopt a Lean culture in the shop and field. Each Toolbox Talk session, released monthly, reviews a concept your members can use to create discussion, teach and grow their team’s understanding of Lean and determine how they can work more productively and collaboratively . Members can review the slide deck in an office or on a site, use the lesson to explain the concept, discuss the concept and use the printable handout to pass out as a tool to help implement positive change.

 

This month, the Lean Construction Forum highlights:
8 Wastes in Construction PDF

8 Wastes in Construction Printable Card

Contributed by Joel Lehrer, Ivey Mechanical Company

 

Interested in learning more about the Lean for Trades Toolbox Talks? Here’s a video discussing how the Lean for Trades Toolbox Talks can benefit your members today!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/pdf/Lean_for_Trades_8_Wastes_Final.pdf to view the full article online.

What are noise levels on YOUR jobsite?
Fastenal Co.
October is National Protect Your Hearing Month. Construction sites have many noisy operations that can be a significant source of noise exposure. In fact, 51% of all workers in construction have been exposed to hazardous noise. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is one of the most common and preventable occupational injuries in the world. Learn what the signs are for NIHL and how you can protect your workers on the jobsite.
Click Here to Learn More>
Advertisement
Everything you need. Plus Equipment.
United Rentals
From safety/operator training and equipment management technologies, to custom solutions engineered to meet specialized job requirements, United Rentals offers much more than just the wor'ds largest rental fleet. It takes a lot to get the job done right. We're here to help.
UnitedRentals.com 800.UR.RENTS
Advertisement
Merchants Bonding Co.
Member News
  
Western Specialty Contractors – Tulsa, Oklahoma Branch has received awards for Stone Restoration and Historical Restoration from the Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma (AGCOK) – Building Chapter.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=602925&issueID=72334 to view the full article online.

  
Sunbelt Rentals, a member of multiple AGC chapters, is participating in the upcoming season of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which began airing Sunday, February 16, at 9 PM ET/PT, 8 PM CT on HGTV. The show pairs build and design experts to complete extreme, custom home renovations for deserving families who give back to their community.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=602927&issueID=72334 to view the full article online.

  
Atlantic Constructors, Inc. (ACI), an AGC of Virginia member, is pleased to announce that Evan Shriver has been appointed to the position of chief executive officer. Most recently, he had been serving as executive vice president of construction operations at ACI. Art Hungerford, the company’s founding CEO, will transition to the role of chairman.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-constructor/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=602926&issueID=72334 to view the full article online.

Sensera Systems
Industry Events