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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.

COVID-19 and Construction

May 13, 2020 - 1:46pm
As the nation reels from the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic, with construction projects threatened, leadership at AGC of America continuously advocates for members.

2020 Annual Convention

May 11, 2020 - 9:00am
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 fist bumps replaced handshakes) — all to celebrate its members, their accomplishments and the construction industry.

4 Ways Construction Companies Can Master SEO

May 6, 2020 - 1:16pm
In this day and age, most construction firms are well aware that having a company website is a vital element of their business strategies.

Daily COVID-19 Safety Questions for Construction Companies

May 5, 2020 - 11:57am
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.

Perfect Fit

May 4, 2020 - 5:53pm
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.

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

April 15, 2020 - 6:32pm
As with many business sectors, the construction industry today feels very different than just a month ago.

The Power of Peer Groups

April 14, 2020 - 3:39pm
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.

How Owners are Embracing and Creating the Future of Construction

April 14, 2020 - 11:00am
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 ...

Virtual Design and Construction

April 13, 2020 - 9:15am
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.

Rebranding Construction Careers

April 6, 2020 - 9:00am
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.

Commitment to the Future

March 30, 2020 - 9:00am
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.

2020 Construction Outlook

March 23, 2020 - 8:00am
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.

Creating a Safer, More Productive Lit Environment for Construction Workers

March 19, 2020 - 7:49pm
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.

Government Contracting: Small Businesses Who Work for the Government

March 18, 2020 - 3:33pm
Are you looking for a new business relationship or in need of a more significant and guaranteed revenue stream? Consider working for your local, state or federal government. The U.S. government spent $4.45 trillion in 2019, with $560 billion (2018) awarded in government contracts.

Technology Drives Innovation in the Construction Industry

March 18, 2020 - 2:53pm
Construction technology is undoubtedly one of the most exciting pockets of innovation in today’s economy.

COVID-19 Updates

March 17, 2020 - 7:17pm
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.

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

March 16, 2020 - 9:00am
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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