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Turner Reaches Midway Point of Construction of MarketStreet’s Three Thirty Three Mixed-Use Development

August 19, 2019 - 7:57pm
Turner Construction Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, recently celebrated the midway point of construction of MarketStreet Enterprises' Three Thirty Three mixed-use development at 333 11th Avenue South in Nashville.

John Gormly Succeeds Joseph O. Oltmans II as New Chief Executive Officer at Oltmans Construction Co.; Charles Roy Becomes President

August 19, 2019 - 7:55pm
Oltmans Construction Co., a Las Vegas Chapter AGC and AGC of California member, announced that on April 1, John Gormly became chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding Joseph O. Oltmans II, who continues as chairman emeritus. Charles “Charlie” Roy, former senior vice president and the grandson of Oltmans Construction Co.’s first founding partner Dennis Roy Sr., has become president.

Jim Negron Named Corna Kokosing President

August 19, 2019 - 7:51pm
The board of directors of Corna Kokosing Construction Company (CK), an AGC of Ohio member, announced recently it has named Jim Negron president of the Columbus-based commercial construction company. Negron most recently served as executive vice president.

School’s Out for Summer … Or is it?

August 5, 2019 - 1:16pm
June marked the end of another school year for many. Some students will move to another grade in the fall. Those who have graduated from high school will get to take that first step of adulthood — probably with both excitement and anticipation. And college graduates — with a four-year degree in their hands — will soon learn the real work begins now.

The Minds of Millennials

July 31, 2019 - 12:48pm
Anyone who is familiar with the world of construction knows about the limited supply of construction talent that industry leaders are grappling to manage.

Prefabrication in Practice

July 15, 2019 - 4:21pm
After years of promise, prefabrication and modular construction are finally being used to tackle large construction projects at scale.

AGC Member Pays Artistic Tribute to the Industry’s Men and Women

July 10, 2019 - 5:49pm
At a time when contractors are doing all they can to attract more millennials and Gen Zers to the industry, utilizing an inspirational poem by Eric Borden, a longtime heavy equipment operator and “The Pasture Poet,” can help immeasurably.

Deep Foundation Design Challenges

July 3, 2019 - 1:30pm
With space at a premium in many urban areas, developers are digging deeper foundations to increase the square footage of residential, commercial and mixed-use building projects.

Responding to a Crisis: How Human Resources Can Make Things Better, Not Worse

June 19, 2019 - 4:38pm
Just as unforeseen site conditions can test a contractor's problem-solving skills, unexpected events can test a construction employer's crisis-management readiness. Crises can hit at any time, and individuals involved in human resources are usually — and rightly — on the front lines of working with a company's management team to address the challenges that any present.

Prioritizing Worker Wellness: Combining Education and Technology for Injury Prevention

June 17, 2019 - 8:37pm
Construction is risky business. According to OSHA, one in every five private sector worker deaths in 2017 (the latest year recorded) was in construction. That’s 971 fatalities. A dedicated wellness program, with an emphasis on physiologically informed safety knowledge, is a smart effort for any construction organization. It helps with injury prevention and differentiating that company as an attractive employer.

Tracking Jobsite Workers with Wearables Boosts Safety and Productivity

June 4, 2019 - 6:48pm
Photo credit: United Rentals If a worker fell on the jobsite, how fast would the operations and safety managers learn about the incident and be able to locate the worker to render assistance? BY HELGE JACOBSEN, VICE PRESIDENT AND GM – ADVANCED SOLUTIONSUNITED RENTALS® A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS When a construction company hires ...

How Geogrids Work to Keep Projects on Track

May 23, 2019 - 2:53pm
Unexpected site conditions can derail even meticulously planned engineering and construction projects. Increasingly, to manage uncertainties, engineers and owners are using geogrid materials to combat poor soil conditions and set a strong foundation for projects – resulting in decreased material costs, improved project schedules, longer-term viability and reduced environmental impact. Geogrids are man-made, polymer-based materials ...

Boost Construction Productivity and Increase Your Bottom Line

May 23, 2019 - 2:48pm
While many factors contribute to construction project cost overruns, the primary factor is low productivity. In fact, construction is one of the few industries that is less productive now than it was 60 years ago. Download our ebook, A Practical Guide to Increase Productivity in 7 Easy Steps, to learn the seven best ways to ...

Reduce Fuel, Labor, and Maintenance Costs with 1 Solution

May 23, 2019 - 1:00pm
How do you ensure your highest monthly costs stay under control? Without technology that helps monitor how your trucks, heavy equipment and crews spend your money, your operating costs are likely much higher than they should be. By using GPS tracking technology you can reduce your 3 highest costs – fuel, labor, and maintenance. We ...

Actionable insights to engage your fleet

May 15, 2019 - 2:24pm
GPS Insight, an AGC Member and leading fleet software company, is conducting research about fleet management technology for construction businesses.Whether you want to switch fleet software providers or are looking for the first time, GPS Insight partners with construction companies in a unique way and would like to learn more about your business to see ...

Michigan Program Introduces Women to Construction Opportunities

May 15, 2019 - 11:29am
BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT Construction companies facing increasingly tough workforce shortage problems are finding innovative ways to excite more people into the industry. PHOTO CREDIT: RITA BROWN, PROJECT ACCELERATE! A program in Michigan is doing just that, Project: Accelerate!, provides up-and-coming women a window into the many opportunities available at all professional levels within the industry. ...

As Drone Technology Takes Flight, Data Storage Becomes Key

May 14, 2019 - 7:15pm
With the popularity and complexity of drone technologies, storing and analyzing the data can create challenges for contractors. Members and vendors have taken different approaches to turning that data into useful images and models.

Doing More with Less

May 6, 2019 - 12:42pm
As AGC signs off on the 1000th CM-Lean certificate, the program's principles have reached a tipping point. The industry is primed to benefit.

AGC Georgia Names Brian Keaton as 2019 Leadership Award Winner

May 4, 2019 - 7:16pm
Choate Construction Superintendent Brian Keaton received the prestigious Safety Leadership Award from AGC Georgia recently. In addition, 686 individual superintendents and foremen with no loss-time accidents or recordables from around the state received the Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Award.

Understanding Generation Z is the Key to Multifamily Housing Success

May 4, 2019 - 7:09am
The world is changing, and so is its population. Generation Z, also known as Gen Z, is a prime example of that change.

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