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Labor Pains

Shifts in perception may help swell the ranks of the construction industry, where skilled workers are an endangered species, but community presence, engagement and a push to change the way kids learn could be the foundation on which a new improved workforce is built.

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Wise Investment

2014 AGC President Al Landes

2014 AGC President Al Landes sees his role as showing members what membership investment buys them, and that a greater understanding of – and involvement in – what AGC does will give them maximum ROI.

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On the Bright Side

As the industry enters 2014, many AGC members seem more optimistic than in years past. Trends in technology and delivery methods show promise and look to drive growth.

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Safety and Numbers

Mowat pipeline crew practices construction safety

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a 5 percent bump in construction fatalities in 2012. What do AGC professionals think prompted the increase after five consecutive years of decline and what are members doing to reverse the trend?

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Are You Ready for Convention?

It's ready for you! With compelling speakers, expert panels, and engaging breakout sessions, AGC's 95th Annual Convention will be one of the most productive gatherings of construction industry leaders in the country.

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Speaking the Same Language

Frustrated when software systems cannot “talk” to one another, especially when an owner or general contractor requires the use of his systems? New standards for open-source interoperability, the ability of data to be exchanged and interpreted by various software systems, could solve these problems, and AGC has renewed its agcXML initiative to develop and maintain those standards.

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Young Blood

Every industry needs a steady infusion. Construction is no different. How will AGC’s new blood — raised on technology and modern communication — absorb the knowledge of the old and drive the engines of progress to shape the future?

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Restoring a National Icon

By Jamie Ives Ogden High School was constructed during the Great Depression as part of the Works Project Administration launched by President Roosevelt. When completed in 1937, the new school was the country’s first million dollar high school west of the Mississippi. Experts regarded the institution’s 1,900-seat auditorium as one of the best examples of Art-Deco Architecture in America. Seventy ...

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EPA Regulation Overview

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s rulemaking pipeline is filled with many new or enhanced rules and regulations scheduled for release in the upcoming year or two. Three key issues will have a direct impact on contractors’ business.

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