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Three Little Words

Incoming president Mark Knight and his team are ready, willing and able to meet the industry's needs. He's confident the rest of AGC is, as well.

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The Successful Bid that Put the Contractor out of Business

BY NEIL B. CONNELLY, ESQ., BROWN GRUTTADARO GAUJEAN PRATO, LLC Business is slow. Nothing is in the pipeline and there are a few jobs on the horizon. Then, miraculously, an RFP pops up. It’s right in your wheelhouse, but you know there will be a lot of bidders. What to do? You cut your margin to the bone. After all, ...

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Using EPS Geofoam Forms Opens a World of Possibilities for Concrete Construction

BY SEAN O’KEEFE LAYER CAKE CREATIVE Construction challenges come in all shapes and sizes, and much like the nearly limitless diversity of potential challenges, solutions can be equally unique. For general contractor WW Clyde of Springville, Utah, a member of multiple AGC chapters, one such challenge and innovative solution recently presented itself on a road and bridge project in Pocatello, ...

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A Hard Look at Hard Hat Talks

BY JOSHUA ESTRIN, SENIOR ASSOCIATE STEPHEN A. ESTRIN & CO. INC. The average safety hard hat weighs approximately 14 ounces. The average worker’s head weighs 14 pounds. So there is an ounce of safety for every pound of head — provided the head protection is properly worn and maintained. But there is more to safety than the equipment protecting the ...

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Play to Win

NAVAL HOSPITAL PROJECT TEAM EXECUTES A COMPELLING OFFENSE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST PROJECT RISK BY JIM EISENHART VENTURA CONSULTING GROUP The design-build project team for the new $448.8-million U.S. Naval Hospital at Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton faced a big challenge. They were charged with building a leading-edge, 500,000-sq-ft hospital and surrounding medical campus, and it had to be built ...

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Ground Rules: AGC’s Top 10 Regulatory Concerns for Construction

While much of the nation's attention focuses on laws being passed (or not) by Congress, regulations, or standards adopted to implement and interpret existing laws, can prove just as important to the construction industry.

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A Call for Help

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry often lands among the top 10 industries at risk for suicide. Leaders in the industry are starting to take notice and changing the culture with a new vision and a set of best practices.

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Shape Up and Ship Out

The opportunity of providing a port for post-Panamax ships and the business they carry has inspired massive renovation projects at ports around the U.S.

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Old, New, Tried & True

New and old construction marketing strategies

Looking for new business? You probably need updated marketing strategies, tactics well suited for the wireless age. But don’t toss out all the old dogs for new tricks just yet.

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Lean in and Learn

Lean helps construction firms

In today’s competitive world, contractors must streamline operations and come up with innovative solutions to a variety of construction challenges. Many firms have embraced Lean methodology as a way to deliver projects more efficiently.

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