CONSTRUCTOR MAGAZINE

Partners in Safety

As with nearly every profession, there are dangers and hazards with construction. Injuries due to falls and other accidents can happen, not to mention the problems that come with heat stress and overexertion.

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  • October 4 @ 7:00 pm

Forecasts Turn More Optimistic but Risks Remain

Forecasters agree that nonresidential construction spending in 2022 will exceed 2021 levels in most categories.

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  • October 4 @ 7:00 pm

How to Take Steps to Combat Construction’s Suicide Epidemic in Your Own Organization

Mental health has been in the spotlight over the last year, with stay-at-home orders and school closures keeping many Americans at home more than the usual.

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  • October 4 @ 5:39 pm

Bringing the Industry Together to Address Workforce Shortages

The inaugural National Construction Industry Workforce Summit will offer a unique opportunity to learn about successful workforce development efforts, network with contractors, association leaders and educators who are involved in workforce development and help develop new nationwide solutions to chronic construction labor shortages.’

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  • October 4 @ 5:00 am

Deadline to Complete an Application for the 2022 Construction Risk Partners Build America and AGC in the Community

Deadline to complete an application for the 2022 Construction Risk Partners Build America and the AGC in the Community Awards is fast approaching!

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  • September 30 @ 2:49 pm

Digital Marketing Strategies that Build Your Online Presence and Boost Business

The pandemic has impacted the construction industry in major ways, with many project delays happening as people were forced to social distance and isolate.

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  • September 26 @ 3:55 pm

Coaching Up the Next Generation

With two brothers working for The Boldt Company as project managers, Sam Fassbender recognized a good opportunity and seized it, and if family history is any indication, he’ll be making a meaningful contribution to the construction industry for decades to come.

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  • September 14 @ 6:00 pm

When you dump to the side, there’s lots of advantages.

Get jobs done faster and solve everyday construction challenges with greater stability, speed and safety. SmithCo side dumps do not require an even surface for stability during the dump cycle so unloading is safer and faster than other dump trailers. Our trailers are built and designed in Le Mars, Iowa, featuring expert engineering, welding and […]

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  • September 14 @ 8:00 am

On the Shoulders of Giants

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

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  • September 13 @ 5:00 pm

Double Duty

A new day, a new technological feat: digital twin. What does it mean and how can it impact your construction project?

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  • September 9 @ 2:19 pm

AGC President Bob Lanham Elected to National Academy of Construction

Bob Lanham, president of Williams Brothers Construction in Houston, Texas and AGC of America president, has been elected to the National Academy of Construction (NAC) as a member of its class of 2021.

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  • August 26 @ 5:42 pm

Five Ways Companies Can Improve Their Hauling Logistics

Getting the logistics of material hauling “right” isn’t easy. For decades, contractors have worked with material producers, fleets and brokers to keep our country’s infrastructure projects running — while dealing with significant challenges.

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  • August 18 @ 3:12 pm

Taking Stock on How We Are Performing in 2021

We are leading the fight against the PRO Act, and we are pushing back against new regulatory burdens.

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  • August 16 @ 7:00 pm

Take this Job and Love it

The benefits of working in construction are numerous, and the job opportunities are seemingly endless.

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  • August 16 @ 7:00 pm

Construction is Essential

The term “essential worker” took on a whole new meaning in 2020 as many employees — who considered their contribution to the workforce valuable — lost their jobs, thanks to the tailspin caused by COVID-19.

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  • August 16 @ 7:00 pm

Breaks in Supply-Chain Links Add to Contractors’ Cost Woes

Construction firms are coping with a seemingly unending series of supply-chain disruptions that are compounding problems caused by record materials cost increases and pandemic-induced challenges to operations. As each link is repaired or bypassed, another gap appears elsewhere.

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  • August 2 @ 3:02 pm

Poettker Construction Mourns Loss of Founder, Chairman & CEO Charles Poettker

Poettker Construction Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently announced the passing of its Founder, Chairman and CEO Charles “Chuck” Poettker in a tragic accident earlier in July.

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  • July 30 @ 2:39 pm

Best Practices for Deterring Crime at Construction Sites

Up to $1 billion in equipment, materials and appliances are stolen from construction sites every single year, and less than 25% is recovered, according to the National Equipment Register.

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  • July 28 @ 11:03 am

Game Plan

The first time Cade Keyes encountered the Last Planner® System, his team was doing an addition to an emergency department at a hospital. Keyes, superintendent for Columbia Construction Co. in North Reading, Mass., an AGC of Massachusetts member, says that once he saw the efficiencies made possible by the Last Planner System, he knew it […]

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  • July 27 @ 10:40 am

Biden’s Big Infrastructure Proposal: En Route to Passage or Stuck in Gridlock?

At the end of March, President Biden proposed a $2 trillion “physical infrastructure” plan. While there is a lot for the construction industry in this proposal, the funding comes with significant, and troubling, strings attached.

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  • July 26 @ 12:00 pm

Five Questions Leaders Should Ask to Build – And Maintain – A Strong Safety Culture

Safety shouldn’t be the sole responsibility of the leadership team. Involving team members at every level in the safety program’s development encourages them to take responsibility for their roles.

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  • July 21 @ 8:00 am

See You in Orlando

Thanks to COVID-19, the AGC community has had to wait a few extra months for the must-attend event of the year, but the 2021 Convention is now on the horizon and guaranteed to deliver the same great content, speaker series and networking events it always has!

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  • July 20 @ 4:52 pm

Underground Pipe Assessments Verify System Conditions Pre- and Post-Construction

Using remote-controlled crawlers with camera and video capabilities, AQUALIS’ professionals can diagnose, treat, inspect, and assess your underground infrastructure. Real-time viewing allows for same-day diagnosis without the need for excavation or daylighting prior to service. This non-destructive assessment tool can be utilized through all stages of a project, including pre- and post-construction, to evaluate pipe […]

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  • July 20 @ 8:00 am

Engaging Today for a Safer Tomorrow

Since the start of the pandemic, members have engaged with AGC to overcome many different challenges.

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  • July 19 @ 10:59 am

Increasing Jobsite Efficiency and Collaboration with Mobility

Before 2020, construction was the second least digitized industry in the world, second only to agriculture. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the industry’s adoption of new technologies to maintain and improve jobsite efficiency. A key factor behind this shift? Mobility.

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  • July 15 @ 8:00 am

Construction Law: What’s Trending?

Legal trends are something AGC members of all stripes keep an eye on, but the topic is beyond broad. Legislation and specific concerns — everything from environmental issues to those related to union labor — vary wildly by region and state.

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  • July 14 @ 8:00 am

Driving Dangerously

AGC and HCSS released the results of their annual highway work-zone survey in May, and the key finding was that 60% of highway contractors reported motor vehicle crashes at their construction work zones during the past year.

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  • July 13 @ 8:00 am

Are We There Yet?

For many, summertime brings more than warmer temperatures. It brings memories of family road trips: parents, children, pets, books, games, and bikes all piled up in the station wagon, minivan or SUV.

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  • July 12 @ 8:00 am

What Wildfire Season Means for Contractors Across the Country

Even under ideal conditions, construction sites present a clear risk to health and safety. While job-related injuries receive the most attention, environmental conditions also present a significant risk to the safety and success of projects everywhere.

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  • June 30 @ 8:00 am

Technology: Keeping Your Business Open and Your Teams Safer

After more than a year of navigating the new COVID-19 pandemic reality, businesses are negotiating new workplace safety requirements.

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  • June 29 @ 8:00 am

3 Tips to Help Prepare Construction Sites for Hurricanes

In August 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall, traveling through the Gulf Coast and matched the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana. This resulted in significant damage to homes and buildings and left nearly a million people without power.

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  • June 28 @ 8:09 am

Keeping a Safe Distance

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, DPR Construction was facing a challenge many contractors were experiencing. A rash of infections had popped up at a San Diego jobsite that threatened their ability to stay on schedule.

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  • June 25 @ 1:04 pm

Webinar: Global construction’s changing cultures, worker prioritization and strategic digitalization

Date: June 29, 2021 Time: 1:00PM EDT In the race to protect their workers from today’s evolving risks and hazards, and to enhance their operational agility, organizations across the globe are taking steps to create a safer, more people-centric construction industry. Leading organizations have begun to do this by connecting their health, safety and wellbeing (HSW) […]

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  • June 22 @ 8:28 am

3 Marketing Techniques to Carry Your Business Through the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy on any business sector, including the construction industry.

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  • June 14 @ 5:05 pm

Are you ready for the future of general contracting?

RIB can help. America is the home of Building Information Modeling, and BIM adoption is tipped to accelerate across the States as our industry continues to recover. BIM carries enormous potential for contracting businesses of all sizes, with improved collaboration, shortened project duration and enhanced clash detection all possible through intelligent use of BIM. Here […]

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  • May 28 @ 3:18 pm

Operation Medical Surge

443 beds. A hospital-grade liquid oxygen farm. Industrial HEPA filtration. A rapid treatment center, a pharmacy, a laboratory. Building a makeshift hospital is no easy task, and these are just a few of the many features that engineers must often design for.

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  • May 26 @ 2:50 pm

Engage with the Association Using the AGC Connection App

One of the lessons that the past 14 months have taught us is that there is a direct connection between member engagement with AGC and our association’s success.

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  • May 25 @ 8:26 am

Talent in Residence

The Robert L Bowen Industry Residency Program began in 2011. Thirty-nine professors have participated thus far, an experience Courtney Bishop, program director of AGC’s Education & Research Foundation, says is an investment in the future of the industry, one that provides valuable current professional experience that can be shared in the classroom.

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  • May 24 @ 11:15 am

Tips on How to Use Trench Protective System Tabulated Data Properly

Trench and excavation operations are among the most dangerous jobs in the construction and utility industries.

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  • May 14 @ 8:00 am

Red Light, Green Light

Anyone else feel like we’re living the classic schoolyard game Red Light, Green Light?

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  • May 13 @ 3:46 pm

Solving a Billion-Dollar Problem

The headlines pop up with alarming regularity, from coast to coast and all points in between, buttressing estimates from the National Insurance Crime Bureau that about $1 billion in construction equipment is stolen in the United States each year.

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  • May 13 @ 3:36 pm

Simple, Secure Insurance Tracking Software

PINS Advantage automates and simplifies the insurance tracking process for both contractors and subcontractors. Reduce your risk, save time in the back office, and permanently store Certificates of insurance in an organized and easy to retrieve format. PINS cloud-based software allows effortless sharing of information between project managers, office administrators and on-site personnel. Features: Centrallized […]

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  • May 11 @ 4:24 pm

3 Digital Transformation Challenges Construction Companies Face and How to Overcome Them

Digital transformation has been a key investment for many businesses in the last few years.

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  • May 7 @ 1:00 pm

Construction Industry Needs to Make Supporting Workers’ Mental Health a Top Priority

Construction Safety Week and Mental Health Month share more in common than both being in May. Jobsite safety and mental health are closely intertwined when it comes to construction workers’ overall wellbeing.

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  • May 6 @ 10:39 am

Complete the 2021 HCSS and AGC of America Highway Work Zone Safety Survey and Help Protect Highway Workers

AGC of America and our survey partner, HCSS are asking all highway and transportation members involved in highway construction work to evaluate the state of highway work zone safety by completing this annual survey.

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  • May 5 @ 12:55 pm

Taking on the PRO Act

On February 4, the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was introduced in Congress, but its name belies the bill’s ambition: a sweeping reversal of federal policy that would leave contractors of all stripes vulnerable at the bargaining table and on the job.

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  • May 3 @ 1:44 pm

COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerates Mixed-Use Development Trends

As the Coronavirus continues to spread, speculation abounds how mixed-use developments will prevail during and after this public health threat. One thing is clear: The virus is accelerating transformational trends in this real estate sector.

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  • April 26 @ 3:02 pm

Planting the Seed of Responsibility

This year, The Boldt Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, will plant a tree in a national forest for every new hire nationwide.

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  • April 21 @ 8:30 am

Taking a Sustainable Approach to Construction in 2021

There’s no doubt 2020 was a tough year for many business owners and individuals, but in the midst of the global pandemic and economic crisis, there was also a notable shift toward reversing decades of damage and a renewed focus on addressing climate change.

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  • April 20 @ 2:45 pm

Construction Safety Week 2021 – Committed to Holistic Safety

In the construction industry, safety is a value and belief shared by all. Since 2014, national and global construction firms have joined forces during an annual industry-wide initiative designed to celebrate and promote a continued commitment to safety.

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  • April 14 @ 1:22 pm

CMiC ERP & FINANCIALS: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE BUILT FOR GROWTH

As your construction firm takes on a growing number of projects—and tries to keep them running on budget and on schedule—you depend on much greater cost and pricing transparency. CMiC ERP & Financials delivers total visibility of real-time data in complex environments with shifting cost structures—a single and persistent version of truth, from the back […]

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  • April 13 @ 11:20 am

2021 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report Infographic

Workforce development is needed now more than ever, as a result of the pandemic that continues to plague the industry and the globe.

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  • April 6 @ 8:00 am

Adaptive Rebirth

Among the countless things COVID-19 is forcing people to rethink is how to best use existing buildings once they have outlived their original purpose.

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  • April 5 @ 8:00 am

Outside the Box

Enrique Esplain enjoys a challenge. He is a project manager for Sundt Construction, one of the largest contractors in the Southwestern United States.

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  • March 31 @ 10:11 am

Expecting a Lean Year

For many, news coverage of vaccinations in early January brought to mind Winston Churchill’s famous quote from 1942, after the Allies’ first major victory in World War II: “Now, this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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  • March 30 @ 8:00 am

Pessimism Dominates Contractors’ 2021 Expectations

Contractors have generally low expectations about the volume of work available to bid on in 2021, as project postponements and cancellations proliferate.

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  • March 29 @ 8:00 am

Remaining Hands-on While Distanced

Design-build project delivery has grown in popularity over the last several years.

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  • March 23 @ 8:30 am

What does it mean to be “Best” for Construction?

With so many equipment tracking providers on the market, it’s tough to choose the right one. If you are a contractor, you’ll want a partner that understands your business and a platform that speaks to you, your executives, management teams and field crews. An equipment management solution that is truly best for construction has five […]

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  • March 23 @ 7:23 am

Staying Flexible to Convert Challenges into Opportunities

This is the time of year when we would normally be putting the final touches on the preparations for the AGC of America Annual Convention.

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  • March 22 @ 11:26 am

Ready to Roll

Near the Kansas City International Airport lies a well-traveled stretch of road that connects NE Cookingham Drive to I-435.

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  • March 18 @ 10:00 am

Construction Firms Have Much to Gain as COVID-19 Drags Them into Tech Modernity

Fax machines, paper records, spreadsheets and landline phones are going the way of the dinosaur in most industries.

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  • March 16 @ 8:00 am

Mid-Term Reflections of the Power of Member Engagement

One of the primary responsibilities of the AGC of America president is to travel the country to chapter and member functions, fly the AGC of America flag and help spread the word on how your national association is working for you.

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  • March 15 @ 8:00 am

Rebuild the Ratio

The gender gap that currently exists in the construction workforce is well-known. What may not be, however, are the numerous efforts AGC of America and its members are taking to remedy this problem.

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  • March 11 @ 2:08 pm

Mortenson/Scull Streamlines Workflows and Improves Quality Assurance with 3D Laser Scanner

Over the last 30 years, Mortenson, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has constructed many of the facilities that make up the United States’ sports and entertainment landscape.

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  • March 10 @ 10:00 am

New App Helps Construction Industry’s Current and Next Generation

Carley Hill has a long-standing history with the construction industry. Having grown up as a third-generation member of a family-owned heavy highway road and bridge company in West Seneca, New York, she spent every summer with her dad at work from as early as she can remember.

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  • March 10 @ 9:00 am

Believe You Belong

For the past 20 years, Tricia Kagerer has worked in the construction industry, currently serving as the executive vice president of risk management for Jordan Foster Construction, a member of multiple AGC chapters.

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  • March 9 @ 11:19 am

Today’s Equipment Advice – Sidedumps Solve Issues

Solve everyday construction challenges with greater stability, speed and safety. SmithCo side dumps do not require an even surface for stability during the dump cycle so unloading is safer and faster than other dump trailers. Our trailers are built and designed in Le Mars, Iowa, featuring expert engineering, welding and finishing. With AR400 steel tubs, […]

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  • March 9 @ 11:05 am

Women at Work

By the time this issue lands on desks and is available online, we will be celebrating Women in Construction week. It’s appropriate then that our cover story is about that exact subject matter.

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  • March 9 @ 9:00 am

Vested Interest

Women team members at Flatiron for the first time ever are wearing certified Class-3 safety vests designed for female bodies.

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  • March 3 @ 1:31 pm

Everyone’s Voice Matters

In 2020, the nation saw a wave of unprecedented events that paved the way for necessary growth and change business, communities and the industry. In particular, the unjustified killing of George Floyd and the protests against police brutality, triggered critical conversations across the country about the dangerous effect of systemic racism on every facet of […]

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  • February 25 @ 4:31 pm

Delight Your Clients and Staff with Memorable Gourmet Gifts

Gourmet steaks, foods, and wine from Ohaha Steaks make the perfect gift to commemorate hard work and build lasting relationships. This year, don’t send a gift – send an experience! OMAHA STEAKS OFFERS: Free Shipping on Select GiftsMeal Kits and Steak PackagesTurnkey Branded GiftsFlexible Gift Cards ABOUT OMAHA STEAKS: We offer the finest grain-fed beef […]

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  • February 24 @ 12:28 pm

The 2021 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide

The 2021 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide, found on pages 33 through 39, is a special advertising section that contains detailed information on companies and businesses that provide products and services to the construction industry.

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  • February 19 @ 6:43 pm

Get up to 15% off and 4 free nights* at hotels by Wyndham

Sending your crew on the road? Save at quality hotels near your job site and let Wyndham Business work for you: Savings at 6,500+ hotels in the U.S.Elevated health and safety protocolsAn expert support team to help you find the ideal hotel for your groupCentralized booking and billing for simple travel managementPlus, Wyndham Rewards® points […]

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  • February 9 @ 10:00 am

Underground Utility Safety and Damage Prevention

Four years ago, I was invited to join the Gold Shovel Association (GSA) Board of Directors to help bring a construction industry perspective to the organization.

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  • February 9 @ 9:00 am

Boosting the Built Environment

New ideas and new companies often need a boost to test their products, connect with mentors, and establish credibility that leads to funding.

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  • February 8 @ 9:00 am

How Fleet Management Software Can Improve Your Construction Business

Equipment – both owned and rented – may not be as large of an expense as labor or materials, but is nonetheless a strategic variable in a construction business.

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  • February 5 @ 11:27 am

Construction Outlook Diverges in 2021

If the outlook for construction were presented as a Sesame Street sketch, it might be “sponsored by the letter K.”

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  • February 3 @ 12:15 pm

Site Security

The construction industry is joining other sectors on the road to digital transformation, and with that cyber risks naturally increase.

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  • February 1 @ 7:45 pm

Girls Just Want to Have Skill

Eight STEM centers are being developed as the Girl Scouts of the U.S. work to put 2.5 million girls into the STEM workforce by 2025.

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  • January 29 @ 4:39 pm

Minnesota Asphalt Contractor Celebrates 75 Years in Business

Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR), a Minnesota asphalt contractor and an AGC of Minnesota member, celebrates 75 years this year.

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  • January 26 @ 2:29 pm

CAGC Continues Bridging Many Challenges for our Industry in the Carolinas

The late, great NC Senate leader Marc Basnight had a special fondness for bridges.

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  • January 26 @ 2:16 pm

Strengthening Our Presence on Capitol Hill Through Political Action

In a year like 2020, it was fitting that the presidential election and a number of down-ballot races went into political overtime.

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  • January 26 @ 12:51 pm

How We Are Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

Our focus for the coming year is to make sure elected officials in Washington draw the right lessons from the election.

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  • January 26 @ 12:44 pm

Support for Your Entire Construction Project Life Cycle

Solutions Is Our Middle   Topcon Solutions was designed with the construction customer in mind in order to offer a new alternative. We do not only support one sector of the construction project but rather the entire life cycle. How do we do this? We do this through our Professional Service Group. Just like you, […]

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  • January 26 @ 10:00 am

11 Tips for Maintaining Equipment in Colder Weather

Follow these tips to help keep your heavy equipment running smoothly through the long winter months.

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  • January 22 @ 12:26 pm

Why Engaging Today Will Make 2021 a Better Year for the Industry

With the election of Joe Biden and vaccines — hopefully — soon on their way, we are working hard to make sure that the construction industry plays a lead role in rebuilding our economy.

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  • January 20 @ 1:33 pm

Construction Outlook 2021

Turning the corner on the election and the strange, extraordinary year that was 2020, it’s time to look ahead and discuss what members should be wary of – and excited about in 2021

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  • January 18 @ 10:56 pm

Here’s to a Healthier New Year

For those who typically set new year’s resolutions in January, your well-intentioned goals may have flown the coop by mid-March like mine did, replaced with uncertainty, stress, worry, plus a whole host of other concerns no one was prepared to tackle.

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  • January 13 @ 9:00 am

Building Bridges

When it comes to AGC’s work with Bridges to Prosperity, it’s literal, it’s figurative and it’s impactful.

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  • January 11 @ 3:34 pm

New Digital Check-In Apps Emerge on Construction Sites to Protect Employers and Employees

COVID-19 has led construction companies to adopt new digital check-in apps that keep employees safe and jobsites symptom-free from the virus.

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  • January 11 @ 11:20 am

Successful Initiatives Lead to Banner Year for AGC of Kentucky

As AGC of Kentucky’s chapter executive, I have been fortunate to lead an organization that places a strong emphasis on strategic planning.

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  • January 4 @ 3:49 pm

Works When You Do

Make your job easier with the X-PAD Ultimate CAD feature. X-PAD Ultimate is an advanced field software solution, featuring a full 3D viewer and CAD system, so you can view and edit drawings directly in the field, without wasting valuable time. X-PAD Ultimate users have a lot of positive things to say about their experience […]

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  • December 22 @ 10:00 am

Streamline Material Flows with a Connected Jobsite

The construction industry has long issued paper purchase orders (POs), which, in theory, flow from a buyer to a material supplier to confirm orders for construction materials.

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  • December 18 @ 12:02 pm

Silver Linings in the Midst of COVID-19

The construction industry was one of the fortunate few that was able — in most parts of the country — to keep working during the pandemic-induced lockdowns.

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  • December 14 @ 3:01 pm

To See It Is to Believe It

Contractors use augmented reality (AR) in a number of ways on a variety of projects to show clients a space, resolve clashes and under-stand how much work has been finished.

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  • December 9 @ 9:04 am

Surveys Show Outlook Remains Cloudy

Two sets of recent survey results show contractors hold divergent views about the outlook for construction.

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  • December 8 @ 4:52 pm

Save Overtime for Other Plans

Getting off-site starts with using the right materials on-site. ClarkDietrich products help you do your best work as efficiently as possible. From framing to finishing, our building products and systems save time, material and labor. It all starts with our data-rich iTools platform that streamlines product lookups and specification. It continues with leading systems like […]

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  • December 8 @ 11:00 am

Quality Management for Virtual Project Execution

The construction industry is experiencing extraordinary times in the world of capital project execution.

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  • December 3 @ 11:41 am

5G

Faster connections. Less lag time. Ability to connect more devices simultaneously. These three benefits of a 5G wireless network have the potential to significantly affect productivity, safety and quality on a construction site.

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  • December 1 @ 9:11 am

Your Ultimate Solution for Field Software

X-PAD Ultimate, from GeoMax, is the most advanced field software solution for those who want productivity, ease of use, scalability and full control of their data.

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  • December 1 @ 4:00 am

How the Coronavirus Is Bringing the Future, Faster

One of the clear impacts of the coronavirus pandemic is the acceleration of a host of innovations that were already underway within the construction industry and our association.

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  • November 30 @ 5:04 pm

Untouched by Human Hands

The long-predicted robotic future of construction has begun. The industry has lagged behind others like automotive and aerospace in adopting robotic labor because, until now, most building robots could only operate efficiently in a controlled, consistent environment like a factory.

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  • November 25 @ 9:00 am

Building a Culture of CARE Within the Construction Industry

The escalating racial tensions across the country have been weighing heavy on all our minds.

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  • November 24 @ 9:00 am

Construction Tech 2020

The construction industry has a rep for being slow on the tech uptake. We asked Gonzalo Galindo why.

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  • November 17 @ 9:00 am

Here to Stay

It probably goes without saying that it’s been a challenging year for us all.

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  • November 16 @ 9:00 am

Mission Driven

It’s been almost a decade since Jordan Webster served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, but he’s still just as focused on the health and well-being of others.

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  • November 10 @ 5:03 pm

AGC Member Exclusive: Complete Guide to Optimizing Construction Operations

In Constructor’s Future Focus issue, we cover the biggest challenges all construction operations confront. What’s the secret to overcoming these common hurdles? Creating total operational visibility for your business. Read the detailed guide to learn: Key causes of operational silos, and how to knock them down Best practices for finding the right tools to move […]

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  • November 10 @ 1:59 pm

A Chance to Change

When two Black construction apprentices found a noose tied over a beam on their jobsite in Edmonds, Wash., Pastor Lawrence Willis became determined to make sure an incident like this never happened again.

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  • November 5 @ 7:47 pm

Risky Business

An effective risk management plan can make all the difference in whether a contractor thrives, survives – or fails. At no time in recent history has this been more critical than now as the country slogs through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • October 28 @ 1:33 pm

The Best Value in Construction Management

Manage your projects with the most valuable platform on the market. RedTeam enables you to manage projects from bidding and preconstruction through field management and financials. See how you can get RedTeam for FREE in 2020 today.

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  • October 27 @ 12:41 pm

Help Wanted

COVID-19 amplified stress, anxiety and uncertainty, which has created major disruptions at work and home. As stress levels intensified, alcohol and substance use are reportedly rising significantly.

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  • October 15 @ 5:41 pm

All Eyes on November

An unprecedented global pandemic, civil unrest, record-level partisanship and the most polarizing president in American history will all factor big when Americans head to the polls in November.

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  • October 15 @ 5:29 pm

Protect your profits by avoiding these 3 risks

It’s rewarding to see a finished project and know you had a hand in it. But the business side of construction can be tricky. Many risks threaten to throw projects off schedule and off budget.  Poor or missing information is one of the biggest risks you face. A lack of complete and accurate site data […]

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  • October 14 @ 8:53 am

How is the Pandemic Driving Documentation Technology Usage in Construction?

Like many businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a heavy toll on the construction industry, upending many commercial projects that have caused financial hardship for scores of companies, their employees and subcontractors this year.

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  • October 12 @ 1:52 pm

Reinventing Jobsite Safety

With the coronavirus pandemic worsening drastically this summer, executives at Suffolk Construction, an AGC of New York State LLC and Rhode Island Chapter-AGC member, figure it’s only a matter of time before a worker shows up sick to one of its many jobsites across the country. But for COVID-19 to spread at one of those […]

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  • October 6 @ 6:00 pm

Collect data on your phone with X-PAD Ultimate software

If you still haven’t seen how easy it is to use X-PAD Ultimate field software, from GeoMax, now you can try it for free. As the industry’s first Android-based field data collection software, it works on your phone or tablet without the need of a separate expensive data collector. It was also designed with input […]

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  • September 29 @ 9:00 am

SmithCo Side Dump Trailers Solve Today’s Construction Challenges

Shown Above: CP30 Across the globe, SmithCo’s side dump construction trailers are solving the toughest challenges in the construction industry. Side dumps have watertight tubs made to haul any material, including dirt, rock, millings, riprap and more. By dumping to the side they have greater stability and efficiency. Whether you need a fleet of trailers, […]

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  • September 22 @ 1:25 pm

We Need to Stay Focused on Protecting Workers from the Coronavirus

As I write this column, coronavirus case numbers continue to spike in many parts of the country.

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  • September 11 @ 3:27 pm

2020 Construction Safety Week: Built on Safety

We’re looking forward to Construction Safety Week, which has been rescheduled for September 14-18, following a delay from our traditional May dates. We hope you all have plans to join us.

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  • September 11 @ 3:22 pm

5 Things to Know about Working from Heights

The importance of safety when working from heights cannot be emphasized enough.

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  • September 11 @ 2:24 pm

United Rentals Shares Safety Playbook for Equipment Rentals

COVID-19 protocols include contactless drive-up service and pre-rental and last-touch disinfecting.

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  • September 11 @ 2:16 pm

Thousands Through Virtual and In-Person Safety Trainings in Support of Annual Safety Stand-Down Initiative

This September, Werner will offer national safety trainings, online courses and a new, downloadable climbing handbook in support of OSHA’s national initiative.

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  • September 11 @ 2:08 pm

Anatomy of a Fall

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and to shed light on this danger, Rosendin created a video that simulates what would happen to the human body if a person were to fall from a height of 12 and 20 feet.

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  • September 11 @ 1:59 pm

Anatomy of a Fall by Rosendin Electric

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and to shed light on this danger, Rosendin created a video that simulates what would happen to the human body if a person were to fall from a height of 12 and 20 feet.

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  • September 11 @ 1:59 pm

Faith Technologies’ Safety Video Series: Charged!

Faith Technologies has announced the launch of a new safety video series, “Charged!”

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  • September 11 @ 1:51 pm

[eBook] Get more from your prequalification program

Are you getting the most from your subcontractor prequalification process? By using technology strategically and adhering to a few key principles, you can use your time more efficiently, maximize the benefits of your prequalification program, and protect your company from needless risk. In this free guide, you’ll learn proven techniques to customize, integrate, and automate […]

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  • September 8 @ 3:29 pm

Game Changer

It can be difficult for a construction worker to visualize what kinds of hazards they’ll face on a jobsite when they’re sitting in a conference room, watching training videos and slideshows.

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  • August 25 @ 9:37 am

AGC and USACE – Partnering to Build a Better Future

GC of America and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have a long and successful history of working together to build and sustain our nation’s infrastructure.

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  • August 24 @ 8:21 am

The Right Prescription

Consumerism and technology drive healthcare design and construction as facilities become less sterile and more resort-like.

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  • August 18 @ 9:38 am

Problem Solver

Platform helps contractors improve the accuracy of drone mapping for a whole host of applications.

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  • August 17 @ 8:00 am

Austin AGC Goes Online with Training

As a metropolitan chapter with a little over 270 company members, the Austin AGC has struggled over the years with how best to offer educational classes — such as Supervisory Training (STP), Project Manager Development (PMDP), BIM and Lean — to area contractors while not losing money in the process.

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  • August 12 @ 10:47 am

Leading to Leave

Succession planning can be daunting — but if the current principals determine early on who can best lead the company after they leave, and if they groom them thoroughly, the transition to the next generation leaders can be smoother.

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  • August 4 @ 8:24 am

CONSTRUCTION CORNER

Earlier this year at the association’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Jeanie Clapp, Constructor’s editor-in chief, sat down with Bill Creedon, global head of construction, and Paul R. Becker, CPCU, ARM, director, global construction, to talk about the industry, its trends and the current challenges facing commercial contractors.

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  • July 31 @ 1:20 pm

Returning to Work

After months of managing an ever-changing landscape of operational mandates related to working or not working during the coronavirus pandemic, enabling office-based staff to work remotely and adopting technology that supports social distancing requirements, construction companies are looking carefully at how to return to work as restrictions ease.

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  • July 24 @ 4:52 pm

Want to Know How to Reopen Our Country? Look to Construction

As I write this column, the nation is in the middle of a debate about the best way to reopen our economy amid the coronavirus.

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  • July 24 @ 4:42 pm

Virtual Event: Winning with Digital Preconstruction

You’re invited to Autodesk Construction Cloud’s first-ever virtual event dedicated to preconstruction: Winning with Digital Preconstruction. On Thursday, August 6th from 9 am (PT) – 12 pm (PT), attend live sessions covering: How to get the most out of digital opportunities in preconstructionKey insights from a survey to over 1,000 preconstruction professionalsDeep dives into model […]

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  • July 22 @ 9:00 am

Crisis Response

COVID-19 caught the world off guard. But in a way, it’s as if the construction industry has been training for this moment. Rising trends like Lean, increased collaboration between design and construction, and modular pre-fabrication all apply well to the demands of this unusual moment.

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  • July 21 @ 4:27 pm

We Kept the Industry Building, Now Let’s Rebuild America

Since the pandemic began, tens of thousands of members like you have engaged with AGC to help shape our response to the crisis.

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  • July 15 @ 3:44 pm

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc. Announces New Leadership Team

J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., an Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey member, recently announced the retirement of its longtime chief executive officer and introduced a new senior leadership team.

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  • July 15 @ 2:13 pm

The 2020 Rollercoaster

This 2020 rollercoaster is one we didn’t expect and one filled with trepidation, anxiety and fear. But through this crisis, there are those that stand up, raise a hand, lift a finger, to help wherever and whenever they can.

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  • July 10 @ 1:52 pm

The 5 Best Tech Opportunities for Construction Companies

As more technology comes into play, the industry is finally waking up to the impact it can have on bottom line profitability.

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  • June 25 @ 12:11 pm

Top 6 Cybersecurity Tips for Construction Companies

Until recently, many smaller construction companies didn’t consider themselves a target for cybercriminals and fraudsters. Why would they be targeted rather than the bigger companies with greater assets?

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  • June 24 @ 3:05 pm

Top 6 Security Tips for Construction Companies

Until recently, many smaller construction companies didn’t consider themselves a target for cybercriminals and fraudsters. Why would they be targeted rather than the bigger companies with greater assets?

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  • June 24 @ 3:05 pm

AGC New York State Answers the Call for Help

Along with all of our AGC partners, AGC NYS staff has been working around the clock to serve our members in this time of national crisis, one which so far is hitting New York much harder than any other state.

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  • June 16 @ 9:46 am

Formula for Success

A successful construction company safety program goes beyond policies and procedures, training manuals, toolbox talks and incident monitoring. In fact, companies with strong safety records have a culture of safety versus a program for safety.

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  • June 16 @ 9:37 am

Return-to-Work: GC’s Guide to Reopening with Safer, Smarter Jobsites

Construction has seen demanding environments before but COVID-19 has created a unique challenge. While protecting the health and safety of workers remains top priority, ensuring project success remains vital for recovery. It is important now more than ever to have the right digital solutions in place to help you and your team maintain a stronger, […]

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  • June 4 @ 10:00 am

Mission Possible

There are many industries that are risky for its workers. But it probably comes as no surprise that construction has consistently been ranked as one of the riskiest industries in the country.

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  • June 2 @ 5:53 pm

Enhancing Your Fleet’s Safety with Technology

A 92 percent reduction in employee-involved rear-end collisions, a 5 percent reduction in insurance premiums and at least a 5 percent savings in fuel costs are the most significant results that Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, a member of multiple AGC chapters, saw in the first one and one-half years of a new driver safety program.

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  • June 2 @ 5:40 pm

Setting up a safe jobsite post-COVID-19

Protecting your Construction Fleet in 2020 As quarantine restrictions loosen, what it takes to keep workers safe has changed. The need for a scalable inspection solution to address safety and compliance is imperative to returning to work. Paper simply won’t cut it.   We’ve listened to our customers, including some of America’s largest construction fleets, and […]

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  • May 28 @ 10:00 am

A Tall Order

With lives literally on the line, the Oroville Emergency Spillway project was short on time and long on importance for residents along Northern California’s Feather River. In record time, Kiewit Corporation managed not only to get the job done in an expeditious and environmentally sound way, they may have learned the secret to efficient project […]

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  • May 18 @ 4:59 pm

Automating Workflows for Enhanced Safety and Security

Mobility and real-time access to information are changing the game when it comes to construction workforce management.

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  • May 14 @ 8:23 am

COVID-19 and Construction

As the nation reels from the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic, with construction projects threatened, leadership at AGC of America continuously advocates for members.

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  • May 13 @ 12:46 pm

2020 Annual Convention

While the Vegas of today is not the same vibrant city it was in March due to COVID-19, AGC of America still brought its A game to the more than 1,800 attendees at its 2020 Annual Convention by delivering a dynamic program filled with education sessions, motivating keynote speakers and networking sessions (elbow taps and […]

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  • May 11 @ 8:00 am

4 Ways Construction Companies Can Master SEO

In this day and age, most construction firms are well aware that having a company website is a vital element of their business strategies.

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  • May 6 @ 12:16 pm

Daily COVID-19 Safety Questions for Construction Companies

Safety is (and always will be) a top priority in construction. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep your crews safe and provide them with the latest resources and tools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on your jobsites.

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  • May 5 @ 10:57 am

Perfect Fit

The construction industry faces a severe shortage of craft workers as well as other team members, and at the same time, leaders recognize that many women, who make up about half of the total workforce, are staying clear of construction opportunities. One concern is improperly fitting safety equipment.

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  • May 4 @ 4:53 pm

Six Steps Construction Companies Can Take to Ride Out the Coronavirus Shock

As with many business sectors, the construction industry today feels very different than just a month ago.

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  • April 15 @ 5:32 pm

The Power of Peer Groups

The demands of the construction industry continue to increase. Success in this environment requires a plan that will secure adequate work with reasonable margins that can be delivered in a consistent, predictable manner.

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  • April 14 @ 2:39 pm

How Owners are Embracing and Creating the Future of Construction

Today’s owners face an enormous amount of pressure, tasked with delivering projects on time and on budget. Yet each year, as project complexity increases, this becomes more challenging. Forward-thinking owners are using data-driven technology to gain a competitive advantage and propel their construction methods into the future. With global growth of the construction industry projected […]

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  • April 14 @ 10:00 am

Virtual Design and Construction

Digital tools have revolutionized the way AGC members plan, deliver and manage construction projects. However, implementing the right tools across the construction lifecycle and driving company-wide adoption remains a challenge for many firms.

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  • April 13 @ 8:15 am

Rebranding Construction Careers

Common topic in construction workforce development circles is the need for a communication plan that does two things: 1) promote construction careers in a manner that makes them more desirable to a younger population and 2) overcome misconceptions influencers have regarding skilled trade careers.

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  • April 6 @ 8:00 am

Commitment to the Future

National Apprenticeship Week — held last November — is a big deal for the construction industry. This nationwide celebration gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers.

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  • March 30 @ 8:00 am

2020 Construction Outlook

Construction firms expect continued high demand for projects, yet they remain concerned about their ability to find and keep qualified workers, according to a new survey, Strong Demand for Work Amid Stronger Demand for Workers: The 2020 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report.

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  • March 23 @ 7:00 am

Creating a Safer, More Productive Lit Environment for Construction Workers

For fleet managers of construction/upfit vehicles with staff working in dangerous roadside, off-road or construction site conditions, using the right quality of lighting can be the difference between life and death.

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  • March 19 @ 6:49 pm

Technology Drives Innovation in the Construction Industry

Construction technology is undoubtedly one of the most exciting pockets of innovation in today’s economy.

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  • March 18 @ 1:53 pm

COVID-19 Updates

AGC of America has assembled general guidance and links to information from our federal agency partners and health organizations. AGC will continue to monitor the situation and update the information on this page accordingly.

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  • March 17 @ 6:17 pm

Join Us for an AGC-Wide Stand Down for Safety on May 6

One of the most significant, yet least talked about, threats to the safety and health of the construction workforce is the growing abuse of opioids among workers.

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  • March 16 @ 8:00 am

Real-time Site Intelligence Simplified

Safety First: Leveraging Technology to Help Improve Jobsite Safety The cost and impact of jobsite safety incidents and worker injury influence a number of different aspects of construction. The bottom line is affected through increased insurance premiums, cost of claims and project delays, as well as other more indirect costs that include worker productivity, satisfaction, […]

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  • March 10 @ 10:00 am

Engage Today for a Better Tomorrow

The U.S. Army paid for my college education in exchange for eight years of my life.

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  • March 9 @ 8:00 am

Construction Contractors Must Plan Now to Meet Updated Revenue Recognition Rules

Revenue recognition has always represented a challenge for the construction sector. In May 2014, the FASB in partnership with the International Accounting Standards Board released a much-anticipated update to GAAP standards for this complex area.

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  • March 5 @ 5:34 pm