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AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo
April 1-3
Mile High Ballroom

Join more than 125 leading solution providers, technology innovators and manufacturers from across the construction industry to find the partners and tools you need to build better. Plus join us for daily activities in the Expo Hall including technology demonstrations, ‘Munch and Learn’ mornings and afternoons, and our daily Contractor’s Happy Hour.

Bill Ratz Memorial Topgolf Challenge
Benefitting the AGC Education & Research Foundation
Thursday, April 4
11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Topgolf - Centennial, CO

At Topgolf, “Everyone’s game!” Take a swing, score some points, share a laugh … all for a great cause. The 2019 Bill Ratz Memorial golf tournament is going Topgolf. You don’t have to be a serious golfer to join the fun, but serious golfers will have the opportunity to compete head to head (and in teams) for a great list of prizes and a chance to take home the Bill Ratz Memorial Topgolf title. Plus, everyone has the chance to win $10,000 in our hole-in-one competition. Food and drinks will again be par for the course (21 and over for alcohol – ID required), so come join the fun and help us raise money to support the AGC Education & Research Foundation.
Individual tickets = $100.00 ($50.00 for student registrants)
Team Sponsorship (6 golfers) = $2,000.00
Additional sponsorships available. Click here for details.

AGC in the Community Awards
Thursday, April 4
9 a.m.
Award winners to be announced at the Closing Session. AGC in the Community is an initiative of AGC Charities Inc., designed to showcase the community service projects of AGC of America’s chapters and members. The awards recognize chapter and member service projects that epitomize the essence of charitable giving, through actual hands-on service and donations to charitable organizations.
Learn more about AGC Charities.


Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)
Wednesday, April 3
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Ballroom
Limited Seating – Register Early to Ensure a Spot
The Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards program will recognize construction firms across the industry that excel at safety performance. Award recipients will have demonstrated a commitment to safety, occupational health management and risk control, with outstanding performance being recognized across seven different divisions and in 21 categories. The Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards program includes a luncheon, keynote speaker and awards presentation.
Learn more about Willis Towers Watson.

AGC Celebrate Construction Party 
Wednesday, April 3
7- 10 p.m.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Sponsored by HCSS and Procore
Open to all convention attendees … the event of the year happens right here! Last year more than 1,300 attendees rocked New Orleans for the Celebrate Construction Party at Mardi Gras World. With four different musical performers, some amazing NOLA cuisine and a great venue, the 2018 Celebrate Construction Party set a new bar for the AGC Convention. So how are we going to elevate things this year? Take the party to Denver obviously. Be sure and make plans to attend the 2019 Celebrate Construction Party at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Built in 1908, this multi-level feat of construction will provide the perfect backdrop for an evening of music, dancing, food and cocktails.

Business Development and Marketing Check-Ups
Presented, free of charge, by AGC’s Business Development Forum
In partnership with SMPS
New this year, AGC of America’s Business Development Forum, with support from The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), will be offering FREE 15-minute one-on-one Business Development “Check-Ups” to AGC Convention attendees to review and offer guidance on their BD and marketing related efforts. Subject matter experts (SME) from across the nation will be matched to assist you with questions and challenges relating to BD planning, sales, proposals, client presentations, branding, brochures, websites, social media, etc. For more information, please contact

United Rentals

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AGC Education and Research Foundation Gala Dinner Sponsors

PipelineSuite, Inc.
Deltek Systems, Inc.

7 – 7:45 a.m.
Expo Munch and Learn
Sponsored by NCCER

Mile High Ballroom

 8 – 9 a.m.
AGC Economic Issues Outlook + Legislative & Regulatory Overview
Four Seasons Ballroom

9 – 10:30 a.m.
AGC Building Division Showcase + Growing Your Own Local Workforce
Room 405

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Union Contractors Steering Committee Meeting
Room 610, 611

9:30– 10:30 a.m.
How to Tailor the Contract Right to Suit Your Project Needs
Carole L. Bionda Vice President, Small Business Liaison Officer, Nova Group Inc., Jeff Brannen Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Texas Division, Balfour Beatty, Phil Beck Partner, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
Room 407

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Why Culture Trumps Strategy
Matt Steere North America Construction Strategist, Autodesk, Aaron Phillips Director of Virtual Design & Construction, Danis
Room 403

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Highway Construction Workforce Pilot: Cooperative Efforts to Attract and Train a New Generation of Workers
Tony Furst Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Innovative Program Delivery – Federal Highway Administration, Wayne Hammon Chief Executive Officer, Idaho Associated General Contractors, Moses Alvarez Director of Training, Colorado Contractors Association, Wendi Secrist Executive Director, Idaho Workforce Development Council, David M. Martin President, Arizona Associated General Contractors, Nick Lalpuis Regional Administrator, Employment and Training Administration, US Department of Labor, Katrina Wert Director, CCD Center for Workforce Initiatives
Room 402

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
How Smart People Build Collaborative Teams
Brent Darnell Owner & President, Brent Darnell International
Room 404

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
The Latest AGC/FMI Survey of the Risk Environment and Its Implications for Construction Contractors’ Bonding and Insurance Programs
Ryan Howsam Principal, FMI, Sabine Hoover Content Director, FMI, Al Marquis Partner, Construction Risk Partners, Joe Charczenko Partner, Construction Risk Partners
Room 401

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
AGC Utility Infrastructure Division Showcase
Room 406

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Project Innovation & Delivery Forum Steering Committee Meeting
Room 608

11– 12 p.m.
Construction Disconnected: Closing the Gap between your Technology Strategy and Adoption
Ralph Gootee Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer, PlanGrid, Alan Dillon Sr. Superintendent, DPR Construction, Greg Scott Project Director, Webcor Builders, Zeeshan Haider Operations Manager, ISEC Inc.
Room 403

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Preconstruction Design Model Coordination on Civil Project to Optimize Construction Process
Jeff Mitchell Senior Structural Engineer and Project Manager, HDR Engineering, Inc, Eric Cylwik Virtual Construction Engineer, Sundt Construction
Room 404

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Rebuilding the U.S. Construction Workforce
Steve Greene Vice President, NCCER, Eddie Clayton Contracting and Workforce Development Strategies Manager, Southern Company, Paul Goodrum, P.E. Professor, The University of Colorado Boulder, Lee Worley Executive Director Apprenticeship and Training, Ironworkers International, Jon Tate Vice President of Construction, Zurich Services Corporation, Risk Engineering
Room 402

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
What is an Architect’s Duty to an Owner, and the Impact on Contractors and Design-Builders
Ujjval Vyas Ph.D., J.D. Principal, Alberti Group, Craig Williams, FAIA, Esq. Chief Legal Officer & Principal, HKS Architects, Inc., Brian Perlberg, Esq. AGC of America Sr. Counsel and ConsensusDocs Executive Director
Room 407

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Managing the Risk of Owner Placed Builders Risk
Scott Johnson, J.D. Assistant General Counsel, Hensel Phelps Construction Co, Timothy Clancy, J.D. Account Executive, Flood and Peterson Insurance, Inc., Bob Majerus, J.D. Vice President & General Counsel, Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Room 401

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards
Four Seasons Ballroom

1 – 2 p.m.
Expo Lunch and Learn - Sponsored by BP & COMDATA
Mile High Ballroom

3 – 4:30 p.m.
State of the (Operating Engineers) Union
James T. Callahan General President, International Union of Operating Engineers
Room 401, 402

4 – 5 p.m.
Happy Hour in the AGC Technology & Construction Solutions Expo
Sponsored by Athenium Analytics

Mile High Ballroom

7 – 9:30 p.m.
AGC Celebrate Construction Party
Sponsored by HCSS & Procore

Opera House

What You Need to Know
April 3: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 4: 7 – 11 a.m.
AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo

Join more than 125 leading solution providers, technology innovators and manufacturers from across the construction industry to find the partners and tools you need to build better. There are many daily activities in the Expo Hall including technology demonstrations, ‘Munch and Learn’ mornings and afternoons, and our daily Contractor’s Happy Hour.

Daily Recap
At  Tuesday's General Session, AGC held its second annual Diversity & Inclusion Awards, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson. The association bestowed excellence awards to Austin Commercial in the large contractor category; Shoemaker Construction in the mid-sized contractor category; Central Builders in the small contractor category; and United Rentals for a service or supply firm. The Diversity & Inclusion Chapter Award went to AGC of Missouri. Ujamaa Construction was named the Diverse Business of the Year. In addition, AGC President Eddie Stewart bestowed the Chair of the Year award to Frank Wilson, chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council for the incredible work he's done with the D&I initiative.
The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards took place at lunch on Tuesday and bestowed 12 merit awards and 26 Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards to projects that have excelled in state-of-the-art achievement, excellence in project management, innovation, superior client service, and more. Considered the construction industry’s ‘Oscars,’ these awards are given to projects selected by a panel of contractors that represent the best new and renovation construction projects in 14 different categories. National Veterans Memorial and Museum, by contractor Turner Construction Company, was deemed the most impressive construction project of 2018 and named the 2019 Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award winner. View all the Construction Risk Partners Build America Award winners. View pictures of the winners.
Getting Social
Be sure to tweet comments and photos during the Convention. Remember to use the hashtag #AGC2019 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. Don't forget to use the hashtags #AGC2019 and mention @ConstructorMag and @AGCofA. Stop by the Constructor Arcade and say hello to the Constructor team.



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