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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.

The Importance of AEDs on Construction Sites

May 4, 2019 - 7:00am
BY LINDSAY ATHERTON VICE PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN AED SALES THE DEFIBSHOP Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in America. Despite this fact, there is still a serious lack of awareness which makes it an even bigger problem. Currently more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States each year, of which more than 90 percent are ...

Supercharge Your Industry Peer Group to Drive Innovation

April 12, 2019 - 1:11pm
Industry peer groups are a great way for companies to break out of their bubble and share valuable insights with one another. Often though, CEOs and CFOs aren’t getting the most out of them.

Raken: The Leader in Daily Reporting and Field Management

April 10, 2019 - 2:21pm
Raken provides mobile-first technology to streamline field workflows. Raken’s digital toolbox saves superintendents time by allowing them to capture daily reports, time cards, tasks and photos directly from the field with an easy-to-use mobile app, automatically turning them into branded reports, real-time dashboards and data insights that improve the flow of information from the field ...

The Future Looks Bright for BIM and VDC

April 9, 2019 - 3:38pm
Technology and innovation hold the potential to make the construction industry more efficient, and building information modeling (BIM) remains at the center of opportunities for virtual design and construction (VDC).

Destination Denver

March 29, 2019 - 12:10pm
Next week, AGC of America kicks off its 100th Annual Convention at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Every Seven Years

March 25, 2019 - 3:05pm
In 2012, we launched the last redesign of Constructor magazine. And here we are, seven years later, rolling out a slightly new, improved look.

C.W. Driver Companies Completes New $5.4 Million State-of-the-Art Building for Braille Institute Anaheim Center

March 21, 2019 - 5:17pm
C.W. Driver Companies, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, recently announced the completion of the Braille Institute Anaheim Center, a 14,700-square-foot building on the institute’s existing campus.

TDIndustries wins Two TEXO Distinguished Building Awards

March 21, 2019 - 5:12pm
TD earned the Scottish Rite award in the $10 million-plus Mechanical 3 category, and Frost Tower in the $5-10 million Mechanical 2 group.

Bridging Construction’s Talent Gap with Learning Workers

March 18, 2019 - 1:38pm
The construction industry faces a growing workforce shortage and talent gap that could impact productivity and workflow by 2020. Construction is now commonly cited as one of the hardest industries to recruit and retain talent, especially when it comes to finding skilled laborers and project leaders.

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