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Hyndsight Offers Easy Photo Monitoring

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 atop a 100-ton Mi-Jack gantry ...

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Carno Law Group Welcomes New Senior Attorney

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 construction law, business litigation, consumer ...

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Adding it Up

Contractors need to prepare for new revenue recognition standards.

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Girl Power

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.

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Constructor – The Centennial Issue

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.

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AGC and BirdDogHR Join Forces to Support Veterans

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.

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The Construction Industry Isn’t an Expendable Trade Casualty

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. 

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What’s a Picture Really Worth?

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.’ 

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A Look at Washington’s More Interesting Characters

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.

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Could Training Be the Answer to Retention Challenges?

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 it’s been in 18 years, ...

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