In this ever-changing technology landscape, AGC of America is committed to providing its Members and Chapters with access to the knowledge and skills needed to implement the technologies that are changing our industry. The AGC professional staff implements and supports a wide spectrum of opportunities for Member utilization of new technologies and understanding of the best practices.
Working alongside the AGC professional staff are the members of the IT Steering Committee who are up-to-speed on the trends and changes in construction technology and are able to add valuable contributions to AGC’s technology related initiatives. The AGC IT Steering Committee consists of IT Leaders from AGC General Contractor and Service Provider membership.
AGC IT Forum Conference
This annual technology conference is the construction industry’s one-stop shop for great discussions and presentations on important technology topics such as Emerging Technology Trends, Affordable Solutions, Cloud Computing, Security, Drones and much more. The 2016 IT Conference was held in Chicago, August 3 - 5, 2016. To get more details on what occurred in Chicago, visit http://meetings.agc.org/itforum.
IT Steering Committee
The Mission of the IT Steering committee is to maximize the effectiveness of electronic information systems in a logical and useful manner to the benefit of the membership and chapters of the AGC of America.
As the leading construction industry association, AGC is always interested in identifying, leading and promoting initiatives that are good for our contractor membership and our industry as a whole. Some of these initiatives include:
2017 One Day Tech Summit
On Friday, March 10, 2017 AGC will be hosting a tech summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first of its kind, this tech summit will be a full day of tech talks, discussions and roundtables about the latest in construction technology. More information will be coming soon at meetings.agc.org/tech-summit.
Annual Tech Showcase
Each year at the AGC Annual Convention, the IT Steering Committee and AGC staff hosts a Technology Showcase. Three speakers are given the opportunity to share and demonstrate a technology that has improved productivity or revenues or reduced costs within the company. The 2017 Convention will be held on March 7-9, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Construction Technology Standards and Interoperability (agcXML)
Defining standards and establishing interoperability for construction software through the agcXML project. agcXML was founded by the Associated General Contractors of America in 2004 to remedy the construction data integration gap and develop open source integration standards that industry technology providers could build into their software. In October of 2014, the Associated General Contractors of America selected COSA to officially take over stewardship of the agcXML effort, dedicating resources from member firms to develop and deliver open source integration standards that industry technology providers can build into their software. To learn more visit www.cosa.build
This newsletter is designed to convey technology information, trends, and happenings in the construction industry. This newsletter also provides information on tips and tricks, as well as high traffic conversations from the IT Forum list serve discussions.
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Construction technology professionals: share and exchange information via the AGC IT Forum Group on LinkedIn.
The AGC eForums are a collection of email listservs dedicated to the exchange of information on various topics. There are nearly 60 eForums on topics as varied as: human resource practice and policy, safety and health, taxes and fiscal policy, project delivery, the environment and all of the contracting divisions.
See more at: https://www.agc.org/connect/divisions/agc-groups