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EPA Seeks Rebate Applications for Construction Equipment Retrofits

The EPA is now collecting applications for the 2013 Construction Equipment Funding Opportunity, a pilot rebate program for non-road engines. Submit your application by January 15 for a chance to secure $120,000 in funding.

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Three Easy Techniques to Improve Your Construction Talent Pool

By Michelle Stedman Director of Talent Acquisition BirdDog You’ve heard the latest construction industry employment stats. Nationally we lost 1.6 million workers between 2006 and 20111. This, plus the fact that fewer people are entering the construction and skilled trades industries, makes recruiting top talent … challenging. Whether you are looking to grow your business or trying to get back ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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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.

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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 ...

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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, ...

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