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Hyndsight Offers Easy Photo Monitoring

October 8, 2018 - 8:03am
Imagine placing cameras in the most inaccessible places possible. What couldn’t be done is now doable with Hyndsight Vision Systems, a rugged, wire-free camera and monitoring system. “The biggest benefits are safety and avoiding downtime,” says Craig Fleming, regional equipment manager for Walsh Construction Co., a member of multiple chapters, which had installed eight cameras ...

Carno Law Group Welcomes New Senior Attorney

October 5, 2018 - 8:02pm
Carno Law Group, a member of AGC of California, is a preeminent construction litigation firm that specializes in serving contractors, subcontractors, haulers and material & equipment providers with respect to payment disputes.  The firm recently welcomed Mark Walsh onto its team as senior attorney. Mark has more than 15 years of experience in respect to ...

Adding it Up

September 26, 2018 - 8:00am
Contractors need to prepare for new revenue recognition standards.

Girl Power

September 25, 2018 - 8:00am
Earlier this year Constructor magazine sat down with two amazing women in the industry to get their take on what it means to be in a predominantly male industry, the obstacles they’ve faced in their journey, and whether they would choose the same career again. Spoiler alert: They would. This is the second article in a series on women in construction.

Constructor – The Centennial Issue

September 24, 2018 - 8:00am
In November 1918, a group of general contractors met at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Out of the 250 in attendance, 97 walked out as part of an organization that would serve as the single voice for the construction industry for the next 100 years.

AGC and BirdDogHR Join Forces to Support Veterans

September 19, 2018 - 8:00am
Re-entering civilian life is a challenge for many veterans. In addition to coming home, securing a job and reconnecting with family and friends, there are often physical and invisible wounds like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) that must heal for a successful transition.

The Construction Industry Isn’t an Expendable Trade Casualty

September 18, 2018 - 8:00am
No one likes cheaters, whether at cards or in global trade. Countries like China that engage in unfair trade practices should be dealt with in a strategic manner, because trade wars have casualties. That is why AGC of America is fighting to prevent its construction contractor members from becoming trade war cannon fodder. 

What’s a Picture Really Worth?

September 17, 2018 - 8:00am
I've always been curious about the origins of words and phrases, thanks in part to my mother, who – born and raised in Kentucky — was a great storyteller. Either she’d be in and out of the grocery store in ‘two shakes of a lamb’s tail’ (who knew shake is an actual recognized unit of time?) or would drag her feet like a ‘herd of turtles.’ 

A Look at Washington’s More Interesting Characters

September 11, 2018 - 6:47pm
For those Americans fortunate enough to live outside the Beltway, the only “Washington types” you may see on a regular basis are your representatives in the House and Senate.

Could Training Be the Answer to Retention Challenges?

August 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
BY CHRIS LENNON, VP OF PRODUCT, BIRDDOGHR TRAIN TO RETAIN There’s no denying a shortage of skilled workers for the construction industry. As baby boomers retire, mid- to upper-level positions are opening, but contractors are having trouble finding people to replace those openings in addition to entry-level positions. The current unemployment rate is the lowest ...

Western Specialty Contractors Uses Leading-Edge Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers on Parking Garage Restoration

August 15, 2018 - 9:00am
Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, Illinois branch restored the City of Springfield’s Municipal parking garage recently, the strain on the body can be ...

Turner Construction Company to Begin Expansion, Renovation of University of Memphis Athletic Facility

July 30, 2018 - 9:19am
$10.6M PROJECT WILL EXPAND BILLY J. MURPHY ATHLETIC COMPLEX BY 25,000 SQUARE FEET Turner Construction Company’s Memphis office announced in July that it is beginning the first phase of a $10.6 million expansion and renovation of the University of Memphis’ athletic training facility on its Park Avenue campus. The project is the first phase of ...

Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal Holds Annual Charity Golf Events

July 27, 2018 - 4:10pm
West Virginia-based Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal (KRSM), a member of multiple AGC chapters, held its annual charity golf events benefiting the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Wheeling, West Virginia on July 12-15. On Thursday, July 12, a vendor sponsor dinner and check presentation were held at the Glessner Auditorium located at Oglebay Resort in ...

Nonconsensus

July 24, 2018 - 6:24pm
The latest revision of AIA's construction contracts is not very contractor-friendly. But there is an alternative.

Wonder Women

July 23, 2018 - 11:00am
A conversation with three construction professionals on their experiences in an effort to attract other women to the industry

The Digital Workforce Is Here, Ready or Not

July 10, 2018 - 1:47pm
Willingness to embrace mobile technology is a measure of successful performance for today's construction companies — and the professionals who work for them

The Infrastructure Plan and Construction

July 9, 2018 - 6:40pm
Roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure need more funding. The White House proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, but members of Congress have their sights focused on the midterm elections.

Contractors Roll Up their Sleeves on Workforce Development

July 9, 2018 - 6:27pm
In an effort to combat a shortage of skilled workers — in combination with a "college-for-all" mentality that is prevalent in many U.S. high schools — workforce development opportunities are on the rise.

Six Essential Factors to Consider Before Buying Construction Equipment

July 5, 2018 - 11:00am
BY KEVIN HILL QUALITY SCALES UNLIMITED There is an increase in infrastructure projects, which is a good reason for construction businesses to have equipment that will help them finish the projects on time, without compromising the integrity of the built structure. If the equipment is no longer helping you achieve that goal, it is time ...
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