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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY NEWS
 
   
FMI Corporation, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently released its 2018 AGC/FMI Risk Management Study, conducted in collaboration with AGC’s Surety Bonding and Risk Management Forum, to ascertain what contractors perceive as risk and identify what changes are in store for the construction and engineering industries in the years ahead.
 
2019 IT FORUM CONFERENCE NEWS
 
   
Earlier in August, AGC of America held its 10th Annual IT Forum Conference at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago, Ill. This year’s event brought together more than 300 industry experts and IT professionals from around the country to one central location and allowed them to dive deep into the issue of construction technology. This year's event was built on three Pillars: IT Strategy, Security and Infrastructure.
 
 
   
With the ever-changing and rapid pace of technology, some construction firms may have trouble keeping up. Technology professionals at AGC of America's IT Forum Conference, however, delivered some advantageous tips on how they can keep pace. SOURCE: CONSTRUCTIONDIVE.COM
 
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Stacy Scopano of Skansa Construction took the stage at Day 1 of the AGC IT Forum Conference and delivered an addressed that was like a 'jolt of caffeine for a sleepy industry.' SOURCE: CCR.NET
 
 
   
Without all those in attendance, the 10th Anniversary of the AGC IT Forum Conference would not have been the outstanding success it was. Thanks to all who contributed, especially the sponsors and exhibitors. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with these technology companies and all they have to offer. If you have a need for their services, reach out directly. See you again in Chicago in 2019!
 
TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
 
   
BY MARK HUNTER, BIM MANAGER, C.W. DRIVER AGC OF CALIFORNIA AND SAN DIEGO CHAPTER MEMBER Building information modeling (BIM) is one of the most important tools that teams have in their toolbox during a construction project. BIM is a 3D-modeling and analysis software tool that enables teams, including architects, engineers and construction professionals, to estimate, plan, schedule and manage building and infrastructure projects.
 
 
   
One of the most important foundations at a successful construction business is customer relationships. Yet many construction firms still rely on spreadsheets or pen and paper to keep track of customer data which means lost opportunities. BY JP WERLIN, PIPELINE DEALS
 
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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT
 
   
Fifty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by AGC of America. In response, association officials have launched a new mobile advertising campaign urging drivers who routinely pass through certain work zones to slow down and be alert.
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
September 24-26, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
 
Monday, October 1, 2018
3 to 9 p.m.
Washington, D.C. 
 
ASSOCIATION NEWS
 
   
This year, AGC celebrates 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. To commemorate this momentous occasion, AGC has created a centennial website where members can learn about the association's rich history, share their own stories, register for upcoming events, and much more.
 
 

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