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The people I've met through AGC have helped me both personally and professionally. Every contractor needs those resources and those relationships. If you want to be successful, well then, you need AGC.

Phyllis Harden

Legislative & Special Projects, Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel
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December 7, 2016

Construction companies often have to battle weather when building a project, just as Stantec is doing at an international airport on an island in northern Canada where the average temperature is 11 degrees below zero. 

October 3, 2016

AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of our 2017 project award competitions! The Alliant Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions are now accepting applications. These programs recognize the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors; and the charitable contractors and chapters giving back to their communities.

June 23, 2016

On June 21, 2016, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finalized a new and comprehensive set of rules for the commercial use of small drones in all industries, including construction.   This action completes a rulemaking process that the FAA began in February of 2015 – in an effort to meet Congressional demands and to stem a rapidly rising tide of applications for individual exemptions from longstanding rules that make no distinction between manned and unmanned aircraft.   Through January 20 of this year, the FAA had granted 3,136 of these exemptions for the commercial use of drones, a

April 5, 2016

The 8th annual AGC IT Conference will be a joint venture featuring content from two MS programs from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.  AGC’s IT Steering Committee is very excited to include Northwestern in this year’s conference on August 4 & 5 in downtown Chicago at the Radisson Blu hotel.

August 22, 2013

A nationwide group of Building Information Modeling users, known as the BIMForum, released the first-of-its kind standard establishing definitions for how complete Building Information Models (BIMs) need to be for different stages of the design and construction process.  The new standard, known as the Level of Development Specifications (LOD), was developed under an agreement with the American Institute of Architects.  The standard allows everyone involved with construction projects to clearly articulate how detailed model elements for the different building systems are or need to be throughout the design and construction process.

June 21, 2013

Join AGC President Paul Diederich in a free Training, Education & Development Forum town hall webinar as he discusses the importance of workforce recruitment and professional development activities, including AGC’s efforts in these areas, how they can benefit your company and why your participation is crucial to AGC's long-term success.

February 15, 2013

AGC just took another significant step forward towards the development of interoperability for the construction industry! The AGC engaged Burger Consulting Group to work with contractors and construction software vendors to accomplish easy data exchange and integrated systems using agcXML schema.  This will result in significant cost savings for software developers, ease of communication between contractors and their systems and accurate data storage.

November 18, 2011

Thirty-four construction professionals received a first-ever new national accreditation in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM), a process that relies on computer-generated models to better manage construction projects. The professional accreditation, which is being offered by AGC, is the first assessment-based credential to recognize construction professionals on their ability to use the process.

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