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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
8:30 - 10:15 a.m.

Be sure to catch the Opening Convention Session, featuring Ambassador Ken Adelman. Adelman was an active participant and is a lively and informative story-teller on how President Ronald Reagan ended the Cold War. Adelman is the author of the highly acclaimed new book Reagan at Reykjavik: Forty-Eight Hours that Ended the Cold War and executive producer of an upcoming feature film Reykjavik, starring Michael Douglas as Reagan and Christophe Waltz as Mikhail Gorbachev at that summit.

As the U.S. Arms Control Director, Adelman accompanied President Reagan on his superpower summits and was at his side at Reykjavik. He was previously a U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Adelman translated for Muhammad Ali in the "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight championship fight in Zaire (the Congo) in 1974 and accompanied the British Army on its expedition down the Congo River on the 100th anniversary of Stanley’s trip.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015
10:30 to 11:45 a.m. 

This year’s Technology Showcase will focus on how contractors are using laser scanners and drones on projects. Attendees will learn first-hand how laser scanners have become more commonplace on a jobsite with the ability to measure distances with pinpoint accuracy. Learn about the cost-benefit of laser scanners and what the future holds within the industry.

Drones are all over the news lately and have gained usage in various industries. Officially known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), learn how they are being used on construction sites and what the future holds for drones in our industry. This session will also touch on the FAA position at this current time as it pertains to these vehicles.
Wednesday, March 18 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. or  2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Ballroom B 
Gain a better understanding of what a private exchange is, how it works, and how The AGC Alternative can help you cut costs and offer employees increased choice and flexibility.


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 Wednesday, March 18, 2015
1:00 to 2:15 p.m. 

 AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson will share his expertise on the future of the construction industry, followed by an in-depth legislative and regulatory outlook from AGC’s legislative team. 

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Daily Schedule
Tech Showcase
Four Concurrent Professional Development Sessions
  • Successful Succession Planning: Getting over the Communication Hurdles
  • Contractors Beware of the Pitfalls of Procuring Liability Insurance for High Risk, Big Dollar Contracts: The Ins and Outs of How Brokers Operate
  • Environmental Management Strategies for the Construction Industry
  • The Contractor’s Marketing Journey
Business Development Forum
Federal and Heavy Construction Division Session
Highway and Transportation Contractors Division Leadership Meeting
Service and Supply Forum


Wednesday, March 18, 2015
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Stop by the first floor of the convention center (behind registration) and have your professional headshot taken. Sponsored by NCCER.

Four Concurrent Professional Development Sessions:
  • Emerging Issues Related to the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) in the Construction Industry
  • People + Process + Tools = Success: Building on our Knowledge
  • Quality Management: Your Best Defense Against Construction Defect
  • Lean Construction for Executives
Open Shop Committee
Utility Infrastructure Contractors Division Session
Design-Build, Design-Assist & CM At-Risk: Winning the Contract, but Avoiding Unwanted, Uncontrollable & Uninsurable Risks
FC Background
Flex Fleet Rental
What You Need to Know
All the information you need for the AGC Annual Convention can be accessed on the mobile app, including Schedule of Events, Education Session Descriptions and Handouts, Speaker Bios, Exhibitor and Sponsor Information, Convention Center Map, and Attendee Directory. Be sure to download it today!
Be sure to tweet comments and photos during the Convention. Mention @AGCofA and use the hashtag #AGC2015 and you may be the lucky recipient of a great giveaway!

Shuttle bus service will be available from all of the hotels and to the Convention Center at the following times: 

  • Wednesday, March 18 - 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 19 - 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 20 - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The following events are all at full capacity. Only registered convention attendees with the proper name badge and appropriate ticket will be allowed to attend them. We recommend attendees with tickets show up at least 15 minutes prior to the event to secure seating.

• Contractors Prayer Breakfast, Wednesday, March 18
• Reception for First-Time Attendees, Wednesday, March 18
• Luncheon for AGC Spouses, Thursday, March 19
 Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast, Thursday, March 19
Build America Awards Luncheon, Thursday, March 19
• AGC Board of Governors Luncheon, sponsored by Enterprise, Friday, March 20


The convention is a business casual affair. Business casual or resort evening attire is recommended for the Celebrate Construction Gala.

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo
Join more than 50 exhibitors at the Puerto Rico Convention Center to explore the latest products, services and solutions to support your operations. Plus don’t miss all the great networking events taking place in the Expo located on level three of the Convention Center: 
Wednesday March 18, 2015 - Open from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
Breakfast | 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. – Open to Everyone 
Networking Break | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Refreshments served – Sponsored by
Lunch | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Open to Everyone 
Networking Break | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Refreshments served – Sponsored by
Happy Hour | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Sponsored by
Thursday March 19, 2015: - Open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakfast | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Open to Everyone
Networking Break | 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Refreshments served - Sponsored by 
Lunch | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Open to Everyone 
Networking Break | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. - Refreshments served - Sponsored by 
Happy Hour | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Sponsored by

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Join fellow convention attendees and more than 50 exhibitors for Happy Hour on Level Three of the Convention Center.

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Daily Recap

And we're off! AGC's 96th Annual Convention kicked off last night with a bang at Bahia Urbana, an area near Old San Juan that runs alongside the San Juan Bay waterfront. The setting couldn't have been better: the night sky was clear, and the cruise ships docked nearby provided a great backdrop for the evening. While folks filled their plates with a variety of authentic local cuisine, on stage were local performers delivering great music and wonderful dancing. It was a great start to what is expected to be a great week. Folks reconnected with old friends and began networking with new ones. Thanks to the Puerto Rico Tourism Board for hosting this event.

Getting Social
Constructor will be at Convention too! Be sure to grab the latest issue and tweet a photo of where you take it throughout the convention hall and resort. Don't forget to use the hashtags #AGC2015 and #ConstructorMag. The most interesting photo will be reprinted in a future issue of Constructor!



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