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Innovation Indoctrination

ADDING CREATIVITY TO THE COMPANY PLAYBOOK BY STEVE TYINK VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS INNOVATION MIRON CONSTRUCTION Innovation in the workplace stems from the environment in which you work. When the office setting allows for collaboration, it’s easier for employees to come up with solutions to problems and formulate new ideas. This collaboration is one of the keys to success, especially ...

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Are Contractor-Controlled Programs Right for Your Company?

FOUR TIPS TO HELP DRIVE THEIR SUCCESS BY DOUG CAUTI LIBERY MUTUAL INSURANCE The long-awaited recovery of the commercial construction market has many general contractors evaluating the role Contractor Controlled Insurance Programs (CCIPs) may play in better managing risks. When deciding if this approach makes sense for their companies, general contractors should understand the four tips that drive the effectiveness ...

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Better, Faster, Stronger: Benefits of BIM

Originally published in Line//Shape//Space. Line//Shape//Space is a blog from Autodesk dedicated to helping designers and drafter succeed in their small businesses. Does the thought of moving your small business to a Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow make you want to hide in a broom closet while scarfing down an entire chocolate cake? Or when one of your team members suggests ...

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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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