Technology

AGC of America is committed to providing its Members and Chapters with access to the knowledge and skills needed to implement the electronic technologies that are changing our industry.  The AGC professional staff implements and supports a wide spectrum of opportunities for Member utilization of new technologies and understanding of the best practices.

IT Steering Committee

The focus of the committee is to bring awareness of IT issues and challenges and provide recommendations to the construction community.

Steering Committee Membership
The committee will consist of AGC members in good standing from any niche of the construction industry, software vendors who are members of AGC and Chapter staff. It consists of at least 12 members including the Chairman.

Steering Committee Governance
The AGC president approves steering committee members who serve 3-year terms. The steering committee will serve several functions, including but not limited to:

  • Overseeing the activities of the IT Forum, its sub-forums and task forces;
  • Making reports and recommendations on behalf of the Forum to the AGC Executive Board;
  • Developing policy recommendations, meetings and other events regarding matters within the scope of the Forum; and
  • Establishing and sunsetting sub-forums and task forces within the Forum.
  • The Chair serves a 3-year term.

agcXML: AGC is collaborating with owners, designers and solution providers on a set of extensible markup language (XML) schemas designed to enable the efficient exchange of electronic construction project information between leading AEC industry software applications.

BIM: AGC of America is one of the leading proponents of BIM, which is the process of generating and managing a building information model through the use of three–dimensional, intelligent design information.  The Building Division spearheads AGC of America’s effort to bring broader utilization of this family of project design and management tools.

Other initiatives include:

IT Forum Conference: The IT Forum Conference is the construction industry?s one-stop shop for great discussions and presentations on various technology topics such as Emerging Technology Trends, Affordable Solutions, Cloud Computing, and much more. The 2015 Conference will be held in Chicago on July 30-31.


AGC eForums: The AGC eForums are a collection of email listservs dedicated to the exchange of information on various topics.  There are nearly 60 eForums on topics as varied as:  human resource practice and policy, technology, safety and health, taxes and fiscal policy, project delivery, the environment and all of the contracting divisions.