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Rebranding Construction Careers

Common topic in construction workforce development circles is the need for a communication plan that does two things: 1) promote construction careers in a manner that makes them more desirable to a younger population and 2) overcome misconceptions influencers have regarding skilled trade careers.

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Commitment to the Future

National Apprenticeship Week — held last November — is a big deal for the construction industry. This nationwide celebration gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs and apprentices while providing valuable information to career seekers.

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2020 Construction Outlook

Construction firms expect continued high demand for projects, yet they remain concerned about their ability to find and keep qualified workers, according to a new survey, Strong Demand for Work Amid Stronger Demand for Workers: The 2020 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report.

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COVID-19 Updates

AGC of America has assembled general guidance and links to information from our federal agency partners and health organizations. AGC will continue to monitor the situation and update the information on this page accordingly.

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Who’s Ready for Vegas

If you're planning on Vegas, I hope you're ready. There may be long days (and perhaps long nights for some), but it will be worth the trip.

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Motion and Productivity

As work continues in Washington over transportation reauthorization and AGC looks to merge new talent into its convoy of collaborators, incoming president Bob Lanham intends to “ride it all year long” to the benefit of the association.

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Construction Technology: Long-Term Benefits with Short-Term Investment

One of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, Brasfield & Gorrie, based in Birmingham, Alabama, provides a number of contracting services. To ensure it provides clients the best possible service, the company investigates and embraces new technologies that increase productivity.

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The Five Essentials for 5D

If you’ve worked in the construction industry for any significant amount of time, chances are you’ve been asked what kind of work you do — which is usually code for “I know you don’t swing a hammer, but have no idea what your actual job is.”

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Two Robotic-Assist Devices Help Ensure Project Success

For the first time in the United States, contactors have deployed two semi-robotic construction devices — Material Unit Lift Enhancers (MULE) and a Semiautomated Mason (SAM) — to ensure success at a $62 million project at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

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