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Coaching Up the Next Generation

September 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
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.

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

September 14, 2021 - 9:00am
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 ...

On the Shoulders of Giants

September 13, 2021 - 6:00pm
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

Double Duty

September 9, 2021 - 3:19pm
A new day, a new technological feat: digital twin. What does it mean and how can it impact your construction project?

Building for the Future

September 2, 2021 - 5:07pm
Last year, businesses across industries grappled with new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

AGC President Bob Lanham Elected to National Academy of Construction

August 26, 2021 - 6:42pm
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.

Five Ways Companies Can Improve Their Hauling Logistics

August 18, 2021 - 4:12pm
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.

Construction is Essential

August 16, 2021 - 8:00pm
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.

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

August 2, 2021 - 4:02pm
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.

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

July 30, 2021 - 3:39pm
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.

Best Practices for Deterring Crime at Construction Sites

July 28, 2021 - 12:03pm
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.

Game Plan

July 27, 2021 - 11:40am
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 was going to drive the way he approached projects from that point on.

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

July 26, 2021 - 1:00pm
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.

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

July 21, 2021 - 9:00am
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.

See You in Orlando

July 20, 2021 - 5:52pm
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!

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

July 20, 2021 - 9:00am
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 ...

Engaging Today for a Safer Tomorrow

July 19, 2021 - 11:59am
Since the start of the pandemic, members have engaged with AGC to overcome many different challenges.

Increasing Jobsite Efficiency and Collaboration with Mobility

July 15, 2021 - 9:00am
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.

Construction Law: What’s Trending?

July 14, 2021 - 9:00am
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.

Driving Dangerously

July 13, 2021 - 9:00am
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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