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2022 AGC Convention: Where Everyone’s a Winner

More than 2,500 industry professionals gathered in Grapevine, Texas, during the last week of March for a week of education, networking, food, fun and awards. Everyone in attendance left with more than they arrived, whether it was a new business connection, CEU credits earned, or solutions to challenges. A select group went home with hardware — awards in honor of their exemplary efforts in safety practices, building excellence, diversity initiatives, community involvement and more. Congratulations to all!

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AGC President Dan Fordice

Dan Fordice was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Vicksburg, Mississippi, but — he points out on the heels of his first-ever adult trip to Disney World — he’s not entirely sure he’s officially "grown up."

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Hello, Texas

The upcoming AGC event in Grapevine, Texas, marks my 10th annual convention. In March 2012, I flew to Honolulu, Hawaii, knowing very little about construction and nearly no one at the conference. But, during those four days, I learned a great deal about the association, its members and the industry. And with each convention, I bring back a little more ...

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Celebrating Safety

In an industry where large projects often take several years, success rarely comes down to a single 15-minute window, but such was the case for Michael Kleinpeter and the Linbeck Group of Texas at the AGC of America’s annual convention in September.

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Hell & High Water

Since 1928, the Champ Clark Bridge had enabled travel and commerce, linking Missouri and Illinois via Highway 54, but after a century of wear and tear, says T.J. Colombatto, "the old truss bridge was beyond its useful function — and structurally deficient."

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New Year, Same Virus

When I wrote my column for the January/February 2021 issue of Constructor, I thought talking about COVID in the present would soon be a thing of the past.

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