Home » Online Exclusives (page 10)

Online Exclusives

AGC San Diego Chapter Members Compete in the 2013 Marine Corps Recruit Depot Boot Camp Challenge

By Marcy Knopman AGC San Diego Boot Camp “Recruiter” AGC San Diego Chapter’s Build & Serve Committee provides a venue for AGC members to give back to the community. This committee selects charitable projects and programs throughout San Diego County that give AGC and its members an opportunity to participate in activities that will serve the community. The committee also ...

Read More »

Selecting the Right Performance Risk Security for Your Project: Does One Size Fit All?

By Ian Frank Frantz Ward LLP Imagine you are responsible to develop a comprehensive risk management program for an upcoming construction project estimated to cost $500 million. What are the options available to you, and where do you start? Or presume you have an opportunity to submit a proposal to serve as the construction manager for the project, and the ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

AGC of South Dakota’s Operation Opening Doors Provides Remodeled Home to Purple Heart Recipient

It was back in 2006, that Staff Sergeant Sean Johnson was injured while serving his country overseas. Six years later, Sean finally received the much deserved, Purple Heart. Now, the veteran is receiving the home he deserves thanks to an program called Operation Opening Doors, sponsored by the AGC South Dakota Building Chapter. Click here for the full story.

Read More »

Four Hidden Risks That Can Cost Contractors Money

By Ted Devine CEO, insureon Contractors and construction workers perform some of the most dangerous work there is – and they’re often competing on price with professionals who cut corners or skimp on quality to keep their costs low. While the temptation to operate a lean business to minimize short-term expenses may be significant, contractors should be aware that skipping ...

Read More »

California State University East Bay’s Former Administration Building Demolished by Implosion

Warren Hall, the former signature building of the Hayward Campus of California State University, East Bay that housed administration offices and classrooms for some 40 years, was demolished by implosion on Aug. 17, 2013. AGC of California member Sundt Construction handled the demolition and has been selected to construct the replacement building. The 13-story Warren Hall, which opened in 1971, ...

Read More »

Government Contracting: Staying Profitable in a Tough Environment

BY JULIAN ROSENBERG GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR INDUSTRY PRACTICE LEADER GRANT THORNTON LLP All the data is flowing in the same direction – unfortunately, it’s not a good direction. That’s the take away on the trends uncovered by the 18th Annual Government Contractor Survey conducted by AGC of Minnesota member Grant Thornton LLP. Revenues are down. Margins are contracting. Indirect costs are ...

Read More »

The Future of Leadership for Construction Industry Women

BY LIZ EVANS AGC OF WASHINGTON NORTHERN DISTRICT MANAGER Certainly no one can argue that construction is a male-dominated industry. Women do not tend to grow up with big dreams of leading teams to construct skyscrapers, hospitals, bridges and power plants. According to John Schaufelberger, chairman of the Construction Management Department at the University of Washington, many of the women majoring ...

Read More »

Sundt Places Arches on World’s First Pre-Cast Network Arch Bridge

Sundt Construction, an AGC member of several chapters based in Tempe, Ariz., successfully placed the first of 12 pre-cast arches on the West 7th St. Bridge in Fort Worth, Tex. on May 10. The bridge is a popular east-west thoroughfare in Fort Worth that connects downtown to growing mixed-use developments and the Cultural District. The project involves the replacement of ...

Read More »