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Next week, AGC of America, celebrating 100 years of construction, kicks off its 99th Annual Convention in New Orleans. From the latest impact of state and federal regulations on the construction industry, to best practices for BIM and contract negotiations, to practical advice on labor management and green building, AGC’s Annual Convention delivers the working knowledge contractors need to improve operations, expand into new markets and build their business. This is the first installment of the AGC Convention Show Daily which will be delivered to your inbox every morning, bringing you the daily buzz directly from New Orleans. Keep an eye out for your copy which will keep you informed of conference highlights, educational sessions and other exclusive insider information.

Sunday, February 25
Boogie Woogie Bugle Bash
Presented by the Consulting Constructors' Council of America benefiting the AGC Education & Research Foundation
6:30 - 10:30 p.m.
This event is sold out.

Monday, February 26
Opening General Session, sponsored by Autodesk
8:30 - 10 a.m. | Empire Ballroom, Level 2
Keynote Speaker: Isaac Lidsky

Tuesday, February 27
Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast 
6:30 - 8:30 a.m. | Empire Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Lt. General Russel L. Honore

Tuesday, February 27
Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards Luncheon 
12 - 2 p.m. | Empire Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Neil Jacobstein

Tuesday, February 27
AGC Centennial Celebration, sponsored by HCSS
7 - 9 p.m. | Mardi Gras World

Wednesday, February 28
Bill Ratz Memorial Golf Tournament 
12 - 5:30 p.m. | English Turn Golf & Country Club

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Daily Schedule

All events take place at the Hyatt Regency unless otherwise noted.

Safety Sessions

  • The Suffolk Approach to Site Safety Through Cutting-Edge Construction Technology | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Strand 11b, Level 2
  • Building Engagement and Innovation into Your Safety Program | 1 - 2 p.m. | Strand 11b, Level 2
  • Human Factors Safety Process Reduces Injuries by 75% - A C.R. Meyer Case Study | 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. | Strand 11b, Level 2
AGC Division Leadership Meetings (open to all attendees) | 3 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Utility Infrastructure Contractors | Bolden 3, Level 2 | Sponsored by Allianz
  • Building Contractors | Bolden 5, Level 2 | Sponsored by Allianz
  • Federal and Heavy Construction Contractors | Bolden 4, Level 2 | Sponsored by Allianz
  • Highway and Transportation Contractors | Celestin A, Level 3 | Sponsored by Tensar
AGC Convention Welcome Reception | 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Elite Hall, Level 1 | Sponsored by United Rentals and hosted by AGC's Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee
Boogie Woogie Bugle Bash Benefiting the AGC Education & Research Foundation | 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. | National WWII Museum
Consulting Construtors’ Council of America (CCC) Invites you to join its Boogie Woogie Bugle Bash benefiting the AGC Education and Research Foundation. This event is currently sold out.
What You Need to Know

  • Search your iOS or Android App store for "AGC of America"
  • Download and install the App. Click here for iOS and here for Android.
  • Login (AGC of America website user credentials) and select "Events"
  • Select the 99th Annual AGC Convention
Sunday, February 25: 12 – 7 p.m.
Monday, February 26: 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27: 6:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28: 6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The AGC Annual Convention is a business casual affair.  Please wear layers as the meeting room temperatures can run hot and cold.


Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Airport Shuttle
Shuttle transportation to and from airport and hotel is provided for a fee, currently $44 roundtrip per person or one-way $24 per person by Airport Shuttle. Reservations are not required. The shuttle service leaves every 15 minutes, located on the ground level, in baggage claim. For more information, call 504-522-3500 or visit the website at

Uber and Lyft services are available in New Orleans.
A one-way taxi ride between the airport and hotel is approximately $36. Cab stand 1st floor of airport, all terminals. Call Checker Cab for reservations (504) 207-7777.

Hyatt Regency Information
Address: 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone: (504) 561-1234 / Fax: (504) 523-0488
Check In: 3 p.m.
Check Out: 12 p.m.

Hotel Parking
They offers Valet Parking rates include in/out privileges for hotel guests. $44.80 overnight. (Rates are subject to change)

The average weather in New Orleans in February is a low of 46 degrees and a high of 65 degrees. According to The Weather Channel, temperatures are expected to reach the mid 70s. There is a chance of rain as well.


Need a professional headshot? Take advantage of the photo booth, sponsored by ineight at this year's convention. 

Sunday, February 25: set up by 5:30 p.m.
Monday, February 26: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, February 27: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo

Be sure to visit the Expo during the Convention where there will be more than 110 exhibitors showcasing the latest in construction technology solutions and services.

AGC Convention Welcome Reception
Sunday, February 25, 2018
5:30 - 7 p.m. | Elite Hall, Level 1 | Sponsored by United Rentals and hosted by AGC's Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee

AGC Centennial Exhibit
Celebrating AGC’s 100 years of serving the construction industry.
Be sure to visit the Centennial Exhibit at booth 214 in the Expo hall, including a timeline of key events in our 100-year history, historical images and videos, and our focus for the next 100 years. Plus pick up your copy of the AGC Centennial Book, on sale near the exhibit (limited availability).

Getting Social
Be sure to tweet comments and photos during the Convention. Remember to use the hashtag #AGC2018 and mention @AGCofA and @ConstructorMag!
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 #AGC2018 and mention @ConstructorMag and @AGCofA. Stop by the Constructor table and pick up a free giveaway.



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