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Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk

Construction firms own data about customers, projects, finances and employees that hackers would be interested in exploiting. Read about the experiences of other AGC members overcoming cyberattacks, and what your firm can do to prepare and defend itself.

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Damn! What a Dam!

The Blue Lake Expansion Project, the 2016 Alliant Build America grand award winner by Barnard Construction, shows the fierce determination of one small community to become energy independent.

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All Eyes on November

The construction industry and the millions of workers it employs have much at stake in this upcoming presidential election—one that is featuring two nominees that just might be the two most unpopular of all time.

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Are We Safe Yet?

Despite increasing safety consciousness and public awareness campaigns, high speed vehicle crashes into work zones continue to impact construction workers and drivers at an alarming rate.

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Close Quarters

While many of the requirements are similar, there are a few key differences between the general industry standard and the construction-specific rules recently issued by OSHA on confined spaces.

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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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