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2019 IT FORUM CONFERENCE NEWS
 
   
EMERGING TRENDS OF IT – FUNDAMENTALS TO FUTURE

AGC is seeking speakers to contribute to the 11th Annual IT Conference. Our goal is to offer attendees a conference experience that will educate, inspire and provide key takeaways to help their companies utilize cutting-edge technology to reach maximum efficiency. This year's conference theme is 'Emerging Trends of IT – Fundamentals to Future' and will be focusing on Cybersecurity, Emerging Technology, Advantages in Cloud Services, and Business Process Improvement. Interested in joining the conversation and leading a session? All proposals must be received by COB Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
 
 
   
Join us for the industry’s best networking opportunity for construction IT professionals from around the country at the AGC IT Conference August 7-9, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. Don’t miss the chance to hear subject matter experts discuss strategy and experience demonstrations that are pushing the current state of construction IT into the future.
 
This year, we are focusing on the theme Emerging IT Trends: Fundamentals to Future, as we explore the trends within the construction IT sphere and its impacts on plans and visions for the future.
 
Core topics will focus on Cybersecurity, Process Management, Cloud Hosting, and Technology (such as AR/VR, BIM, Drones, and Laser Scanning).
 
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY NEWS
 
   
ASKS FOR CONSTRUCTION SITE WAIVER

On April 15, AGC submitted comments to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on two regulatory proposals dealing with the use of drones. AGC supported FAA's proposal to lift its ban on nighttime operation of drones and to allow flights over people with appropriately categorized drones. AGC's comments pointed out that operators should be able to rely on the manufacturer's certifications about the drone's compliance with the FAA standards and not have to independently verify. AGC also suggested that flights over construction sites that have limited access should have a special waiver because construction workers are generally informed of potential flyovers and spotters can be used to ensure that operations are carried out safely. AGC also called for a broader waiver for drone flights over vehicles which can be useful in highway construction for various inspections, including verifying traffic control devices are operating properly.
 
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TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
 
   
TRAINING AND ACCESS TO RESOURCES ARE KEY
 
The construction industry is dynamic — ever changing and evolving through technology. The way contractors work today is clearly much different than 50 years ago — or 20 years — or even five years ago. The big difference is due to advances in technology in the machines and tools that enable greater productivity, reduce time and provide better results.
BY RON OBERLANDER, VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
TOPCON POSITIONING GROUP, AN AGC OF MISSOURI AND CONSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA MEMBER
 
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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT
 
   
Today’s worksites are complex environments characterized by multiple trades coordinating across multiple tasks, labor challenges, increasing regulation – and a way of doing things that hasn’t changed much in decades. At the same time, advanced technologies, such as drones, have matured to the point where they can have a real impact on how work gets done. 
BY ERICA STEIN, MANAGER, TELEMATICS OPERATIONS, UNITED RENTALS®
A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 7, 2019
WebEd: Enthusiasm for Lean
2 to 3 p.m.

May 14-15, 2019
AGC/Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Legislative Fly-In
District Of Columbia

May 20-21, 2019
2019 ACI-NA/ACC/AGC Airport Construction Strategy Summit
Kansas, Missouri 

June 10-12, 2019
Federal Contractors Conference
Washington , District Of Columbia

 
ASSOCIATION NEWS
 
   
2018 was a truly special year for AGC of America and our members as we celebrated 100 years as the leading association for the construction industry. Since our founding, we have worked hard to help our members thrive and this past year was no exception. As you'll see in our latest Annual Report, AGC of America achieved many notable victories for our industry, and we are positioning ourselves for continued success over the next century.  
 
We hope this Annual Report gives you a helpful look at everything AGC of America, its chapters, and members were able to accomplish in 2018. We also made a video with interviews from some of our members highlighting the benefit of their involvement with AGC.
 
 
   
AGC has compiled data on the role of the construction in the economy and employment in the United States, each state and major metro areas.
 
 

The information contained in these articles represents the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of AGC of America.

 

 

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