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The Construction Industry Isn’t an Expendable Trade Casualty

No one likes cheaters, whether at cards or in global trade. Countries like China that engage in unfair trade practices should be dealt with in a strategic manner, because trade wars have casualties. That is why AGC of America is fighting to prevent its construction contractor members from becoming trade war cannon fodder. 

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What’s a Picture Really Worth?

I've always been curious about the origins of words and phrases, thanks in part to my mother, who – born and raised in Kentucky — was a great storyteller. Either she’d be in and out of the grocery store in ‘two shakes of a lamb’s tail’ (who knew shake is an actual recognized unit of time?) or would drag her feet like a ‘herd of turtles.’ 

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A Look at Washington’s More Interesting Characters

For those Americans fortunate enough to live outside the Beltway, the only “Washington types” you may see on a regular basis are your representatives in the House and Senate.

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Nonconsensus

The latest revision of AIA's construction contracts is not very contractor-friendly. But there is an alternative.

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Wonder Women

A conversation with three construction professionals on their experiences in an effort to attract other women to the industry

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The Digital Workforce Is Here, Ready or Not

Willingness to embrace mobile technology is a measure of successful performance for today's construction companies — and the professionals who work for them

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The Infrastructure Plan and Construction

Roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure need more funding. The White House proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, but members of Congress have their sights focused on the midterm elections.

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Contractors Roll Up their Sleeves on Workforce Development

In an effort to combat a shortage of skilled workers — in combination with a "college-for-all" mentality that is prevalent in many U.S. high schools — workforce development opportunities are on the rise.

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A Super Bowl

First-of-its-kind innovation leads to award-winning stadium

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Nailed It!

From horse-drawn levelers and steam shovels to cordless drills and surveys by drone, the tools that make the trade happen have undergone some serious evolution in the time since AGC of America was founded, a mere 100 years ago.

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