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Austin AGC Goes Online with Training

August 12, 2020 - 11:47am
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.

Leading to Leave

August 4, 2020 - 9:24am
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.

CONSTRUCTION CORNER

July 31, 2020 - 2:20pm
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.

Returning to Work

July 24, 2020 - 5:52pm
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.

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

July 24, 2020 - 5:42pm
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.

Virtual Event: Winning with Digital Preconstruction

July 22, 2020 - 10:00am
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 ...

Crisis Response

July 21, 2020 - 5:27pm
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.

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

July 15, 2020 - 4:44pm
Since the pandemic began, tens of thousands of members like you have engaged with AGC to help shape our response to the crisis.

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

July 15, 2020 - 3:13pm
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.

The 2020 Rollercoaster

July 10, 2020 - 2:52pm
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.

The 5 Best Tech Opportunities for Construction Companies

June 25, 2020 - 1:11pm
As more technology comes into play, the industry is finally waking up to the impact it can have on bottom line profitability.

Top 6 Cybersecurity Tips for Construction Companies

June 24, 2020 - 4:05pm
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?

AGC New York State Answers the Call for Help

June 16, 2020 - 10:46am
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.

Formula for Success

June 16, 2020 - 10:37am
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.

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

June 4, 2020 - 11:00am
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, ...

Mission Possible

June 2, 2020 - 6:53pm
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.

Enhancing Your Fleet’s Safety with Technology

June 2, 2020 - 6:40pm
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.

Setting up a safe jobsite post-COVID-19

May 28, 2020 - 11:00am
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 ...

A Tall Order

May 18, 2020 - 5:59pm
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 acceleration, no short cuts necessary.

Automating Workflows for Enhanced Safety and Security

May 14, 2020 - 9:23am
Mobility and real-time access to information are changing the game when it comes to construction workforce management.

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