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Tunnel Team Tackles Challenges

North Shore Connector Project Allows for Future Redevelopment Opportunities As reported to Jamie Ives Riders of Pittsburgh’s North Shore Connector, a 1.2-mile extension of the city’s light rail system (commonly known as the “T”) may not stop and marvel at this engineering feat. But, if they did, they would realize how fascinating a story it is. It begins in 2006, ...

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A Flagship Community Building Built for Sustainability

By Mary Burk, Marketing Specialist ACH Foam Technologies Mike Gibson of Murray & Sons Construction, an AGC of Kansas member, was the contractor on the Manhattan, Kan. Fire Stations 3 and 5. He appreciates that the owner and architect on the project had the foresight to specify structural insulated panels (SIPs) for what he calls a “flagship community building.” “This ...

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Technology Improves Collaboration Between Office and Field

By Dan Lehman Maxwell Systems To improve project execution and maximize profitability, construction businesses must take advantage of technology innovations that enhance collaboration and workflow between those in the office and those in the field. The latest advances in construction software help contractors to efficiently share data, speed workflow, make better decisions, and gain a valuable competitive edge. ONE SINGLE ...

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AGC Foundation Focuses on Faculty

NEW INITIATIVES BRING VALUE TO CLASSROOM BY DEBRA WOOD Focused on preparing the next generation of construction professionals, the AGC Education and Research Foundation has responded to needs identified by AGC and Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) members and launched two new initiatives—a faculty internship professional development program and authorship of construction management case studies. “Our industry is changing, becoming ...

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Additional Insured Coverage: Practical Guidance for Policyholders in the Construction Industry

BY STEPHEN N. GOLDBERG, JEFFREY L. SCHULMAN, AND JONATHAN ARI ZAKHEIM Many companies involved in commercial property construction and development are additional insureds under other entities’ policies, and thereby hold valuable protection from potential losses. Yet in spite of the construction industry practice of routinely negotiating to extend or receive additional insured coverage, the parties involved sometimes do not fully ...

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Forty More Years of Progress on Water Infrastructure

By Scott M. Berry Director, AGC Municipal & Utilities Division, Environment, and Trade Forty years ago today, the primary federal law in the United States governing water pollution went into effect. The Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1972, known as the Clean Water Act (CWA), became law after the bill was vetoed by President Nixon. In a tradition that ...

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A Blueprint for Your Business

Why a Succession Plan Is One of the Most Important Things You’ll Build By Elaine Ervin, National Construction Practice Leader, and Dan Gaffney, National Wealth Services Practice Leader, Moss Adams LLP Transition is inevitable. Whether it’s driven by industry competition and consolidation, reaching retirement age, or a change in business or family circumstances, at some point as a business owner ...

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