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Who’s Ready for Vegas

If you're planning on Vegas, I hope you're ready. There may be long days (and perhaps long nights for some), but it will be worth the trip.

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Motion and Productivity

As work continues in Washington over transportation reauthorization and AGC looks to merge new talent into its convoy of collaborators, incoming president Bob Lanham intends to “ride it all year long” to the benefit of the association.

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Woman Boss

Women comprise 9.9 percent of the construction industry workforce, with an even smaller number of women on the front lines - an estimated 1 percent.

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Two Robotic-Assist Devices Help Ensure Project Success

For the first time in the United States, contactors have deployed two semi-robotic construction devices — Material Unit Lift Enhancers (MULE) and a Semiautomated Mason (SAM) — to ensure success at a $62 million project at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

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More than Providing an Education, New Trade School Helps Students Find Meaning in Industry Work

With a goal to equip students with the employability and technical skills required for employment and/or advanced training in construction and related fields, the Riverchase Career Connection Skilled Trades Academy in Birmingham, Alabama, is off to a great start.

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Guessing Game for Materials Costs

After two years of price shocks, contractors have experienced a break in materials cost increases in recent months, but budgeting and estimating are likely to remain challenging throughout 2020.

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The Student Becomes the Teacher

We can all learn something from Chinmay Lad, whose potent dreams of a civil engineering career, of an industry-wide “digital revolution,” inspired him to join the ranks of those who have earned their Certificate of Management — Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) designation.

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Under Attack

There is an old adage concerning timely action about the uselessness of locking the stable after the horse is gone. It is, unfortunately, the story of many construction companies confronting the issue of cybersecurity. They never considered themselves a target until it was too late.

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