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John Gormly Succeeds Joseph O. Oltmans II as New Chief Executive Officer at Oltmans Construction Co.; Charles Roy Becomes President

Oltmans Construction Co., a Las Vegas Chapter AGC and AGC of California member, announced that on April 1, John Gormly became chairman and chief executive officer, succeeding Joseph O. Oltmans II, who continues as chairman emeritus. Charles “Charlie” Roy, former senior vice president and the grandson of Oltmans Construction Co.’s first founding partner Dennis Roy Sr., has become president.

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School’s Out for Summer … Or is it?

June marked the end of another school year for many. Some students will move to another grade in the fall. Those who have graduated from high school will get to take that first step of adulthood — probably with both excitement and anticipation. And college graduates — with a four-year degree in their hands — will soon learn the real work begins now.

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The Minds of Millennials

Anyone who is familiar with the world of construction knows about the limited supply of construction talent that industry leaders are grappling to manage.

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Prefabrication in Practice

After years of promise, prefabrication and modular construction are finally being used to tackle large construction projects at scale.

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AGC Member Pays Artistic Tribute to the Industry’s Men and Women

At a time when contractors are doing all they can to attract more millennials and Gen Zers to the industry, utilizing an inspirational poem by Eric Borden, a longtime heavy equipment operator and “The Pasture Poet,” can help immeasurably.

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Deep Foundation Design Challenges

With space at a premium in many urban areas, developers are digging deeper foundations to increase the square footage of residential, commercial and mixed-use building projects.

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Responding to a Crisis: How Human Resources Can Make Things Better, Not Worse

Just as unforeseen site conditions can test a contractor's problem-solving skills, unexpected events can test a construction employer's crisis-management readiness. Crises can hit at any time, and individuals involved in human resources are usually — and rightly — on the front lines of working with a company's management team to address the challenges that any present.

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Prioritizing Worker Wellness: Combining Education and Technology for Injury Prevention

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.

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Tracking Jobsite Workers with Wearables Boosts Safety and Productivity

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 a subcontractor for a big ...

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