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Associated General Contractors of America

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For those Americans fortunate enough to live outside the Beltway, the only "Washington types" you may see on a regular basis are your representatives in the House and Senate. The most recent issue of Constructor magazine takes you on a tour of the strange animals that capital dwellers confront in the Beltway jungle every day. Enjoy this and more in the September/October issue.

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In November 1918, a group of general contractors met at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Out of the 250 in attendance, 97 walked out as part of an organization that would serve as the single voice for the construction industry for the next 100 years. AGC of America – small at the start – grew quickly in number, strength and effectiveness. In honor of the association's historic milestone, we have compiled a special edition of Constructor magazine, The Centennial Issue. In it, we look at the past, present and future of all aspects of construction and the significant role AGC and its members have had.

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Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by Autodesk and AGC of America (AGC). Association officials said shortages pose a significant risk to future economic growth and they released a new workforce development plan to solve the growing problem.

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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.

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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.

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You’re sold on the wrap up concept. The economics make sense. The risk transfer makes sense. You have a solid loss prevention platform and your claims management team mitigates costs at a high level. From a coverage perspective, it all makes sense. Then your team hears, "wrap up," and cringes, right?


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When budget allocations for business development and marketing are limited, a firm must choose wisely and allocate its funds where they will provide the most impact.

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Member News
Skanska USA, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has achieved the ‘topping out’ of the Durham County Main Library at 300 N. Roxboro St. in downtown Durham. The topping-out, which signals the placement of the last major piece of structural steel on the project, was commemorated with a ceremony celebrating the workers’ achievement and featuring officials from Durham County, the Durham County Library and the construction partners.

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C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Crown Valley Park Community Building, a 30,000-sq-ft, three-story building in Laguna Niguel, California. The $25 million project marks the final phase of a three-tier improvement plan for Crown Valley Community Park, with full completion anticipated for Spring 2020.

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Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors Inc., a TEXO member, has acquired Pavlovich Construction Services of Grapevine, Texas to support the firm’s growth in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. Firm principals of Pavlovich will join MYCON, including Roger Pavlovich as vice president; Justin Swaim, LEED AP, as project director, as well as members of their team.

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Industry Events
All events are scheduled in Eastern Standard Time
September 20, 2018
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 28, 2018
WebEd: Lean Contracting Practices without an IPD Contract and the New ConsensusDocs Lean Addendum
1-2 p.m.

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

3 to 9 p.m.
Washington, District of Columbia

October 4, 2018
WebEd: Part Two - Wire Transfer Fraud: Understanding and Insuring the Risk
2-3:30 p.m.

October 3-5, 2018
Construction Supervision Fundamentals
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 10-12, 2018
AGC Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference
Fort Worth , Texas

October 11, 2018
WebEd: Part Three - Subcontractor Bond Forms: The Terms, Conditions and Business Practices that Can Make a Material Difference in How Well Subcontractor Bonds Continue to Meet Industry Needs
2-3 p.m.

October 16, 23 and 30, 2018
WebEd: Immersions in Time, Prioritization, & Chaos, A 3-Part Webinar Series Hosted by AGC of America’s Construction Leadership Council
2-3 p.m.

October 17-19, 2018
Advanced Safety Management Training Course
Arlington, Virginia

October 24, 2018
WebEd: Automating HR Processes to Stay Compliant
2-3 p.m.

October 24-26, 2018
AGC Construction Financial Management Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada

September 20, 2018
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.
October 1, 2018
San Antonio Military Spouse Symposium
San Antonio, TX
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
October 2-3, 2018
Havelock, NC
October 12, 2018
VET 2.0 Experience Hiring Expo at the Atlanta Air Show
Hampton, GA
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October 15, 2018
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Military Spouse Symposium
Honolulu, HI
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
October 16-17, 2018
Schofield Barracks Transition Summit
Schofield Barracks, HI
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.