Conference Show Daily
Conference Highlights

AGC of America wrapped up its 96th Annual Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Friday, March 20, 2015. While there isn't enough time or space to capture every takeaway, this issue of the Convention Show Daily provides you with a glimpse into the high-level program delivered.

We hope you enjoyed your time in the Caribbean and are now armed with the tools necessary to tackle the challenges back home. Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees.

See you next year at the 97th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas!

 
This year's convention was a clear testament to President Chuck Greco's presidential theme, "AGC today for a better industry tomorrow." It was a fast-paced, three-day event from start to finish, packed with entertainment, education and industry insight, allowing AGC members to equip themselves with the tools they need to prepare for the year ahead.
 
 
   
On Friday, March 20, 2015, AGC of America held its closing session dinner and installation of national officers. Chuck Greco, chairman of Houston, Texas-based Linbeck Group, will now serve as president; Mark Knight, president of Webster, S.D.-based Foothills Contracting Inc., will serve as senior vice president; Art Daniel, president and COO of Cedar Hill, Texas-based A.R. Daniel Construction, Inc. will serve as vice president; and Joe Stella, president of Wakefield, Mass.-based P.J. Stella Construction Corp., will serve as treasurer.
 
"During the course of my career I have had countless opportunities to observe just what a positive impact this association has had on our business and our industry," said Greco, AGC’s new president. "Our ultimate goal is to build a more successful industry for the future and to be recognized as the talented professionals we are and the meaningful contribution we make to the built environment every day."
 
As president, Greco will lead the officers in a national effort to address growing workforce shortages, improve the productivity of the nation’s construction companies and help builders succeed in the ever-changing economic and political environment. Among the top issues the officers will address are the proliferation of new, and often ineffective, regulatory burdens, the need for new infrastructure investments and the continued adoption by the industry of new technology and new approaches to completing projects.
 
The officers will serve in these positions until March 2016, at which point Knight will move into the position of president.
 
Wisconsin’s Epic Deep Space Auditorium was the most impressive construction project of 2014, AGC of America announced in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday, March 19, 2015. As a result, the project’s contractor, JP Cullen, was the Alliant Build America Grand Award winner, while 22 other firms received awards in various categories.
 
The 16th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards were presented on Thursday, March 19, 2015. Thirty-seven firms placed either first, second or third in various categories. W.B. Moore Electrical, the first place winner in the 300,000-500,000 work hours category, took home the grand award.
 
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What You Need to Know
From key educational sessions to productive networking opportunities, there's no doubt AGC impressed convention attendees with the program it delivered in San Juan this year. Here are just a few of the comments posted on Twitter.

"Great briefing this morning by @AGCofA political team on the role of the PAC & their efforts with Congress. Membership means Access #AGC2015" ~ @Wayne Hammon

"Regulatory wall tilting toward construction ind is heavy but AGCA's shoulders are broad to handle the weight and push back #AGC2015" ~ @ADDigger

"#AGC2015 Big Frank #Big Heart and Amazing story, thanks for sharing!  The future is in good hands!!!" ~ @TomCasePC

"Thank you Al Landes for a great year of service as @AGCofA President! #AGC2015" ~ @JaynesCorp

"Advice for Americans? "Keep the shower curtain inside the tub." -Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour #AGC2015" ~ @CAGCNCBldgDiv

"BIG Texas-sized hat tip to @AGCofA for a great #AGC2015!" ~ @AGCHouston
 
AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo
 
   
The AGC Technology & Construction Solutions Expo was the place to be in San Juan. Located on the second and third-floor terraces, the Expo served as the gateway to all of the major convention activities and the gathering place for many of the social and networking functions. Attendees had the opportunity to explore the latest products, services and solutions of more than 50 exhibitors. Many thanks go out to the event sponsors and exhibitors.
 
 
Getting Social
 
   
Be sure to follow @AGCofA on Twitter for the latest industry news and updates. For a snapshot of what people are saying about the convention, simply search #AGC2015.
 
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