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Special Delivery

Gone are the days of the master builder. In the years since, various delivery methods have been utilized by the construction industry's many arms. Increasingly though, firms are finding that shared risk equals shared reward, and collaboration is the key to success.

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Girl Power

Earlier this year Constructor magazine sat down with two amazing women in the industry to get their take on what it means to be in a predominantly male industry, the obstacles they’ve faced in their journey, and whether they would choose the same career again. Spoiler alert: They would. This is the second article in a series on women in construction.

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Constructor – The Centennial Issue

In November 1918, a group of general contractors met at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Out of the 250 in attendance, 97 walked out as part of an organization that would serve as the single voice for the construction industry for the next 100 years.

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The Construction Industry Isn’t an Expendable Trade Casualty

No one likes cheaters, whether at cards or in global trade. Countries like China that engage in unfair trade practices should be dealt with in a strategic manner, because trade wars have casualties. That is why AGC of America is fighting to prevent its construction contractor members from becoming trade war cannon fodder. 

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What’s a Picture Really Worth?

I've always been curious about the origins of words and phrases, thanks in part to my mother, who – born and raised in Kentucky — was a great storyteller. Either she’d be in and out of the grocery store in ‘two shakes of a lamb’s tail’ (who knew shake is an actual recognized unit of time?) or would drag her feet like a ‘herd of turtles.’ 

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Western Specialty Contractors Uses Leading-Edge Concrete Repair Technology to Protect Workers on Parking Garage Restoration

Manual concrete chipping can be a dusty, noisy endeavor that subjects workers to risks of injury and illness. When extensive overhead hammering is required on a job, such was the case when Western Specialty Contractors – Springfield, Illinois branch restored the City of Springfield’s Municipal parking garage recently, the strain on the body can be even greater. Western, an AGC ...

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Turner Construction Company to Begin Expansion, Renovation of University of Memphis Athletic Facility

$10.6M PROJECT WILL EXPAND BILLY J. MURPHY ATHLETIC COMPLEX BY 25,000 SQUARE FEET Turner Construction Company’s Memphis office announced in July that it is beginning the first phase of a $10.6 million expansion and renovation of the University of Memphis’ athletic training facility on its Park Avenue campus. The project is the first phase of the Indoor Football Practice Facility, ...

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Nonconsensus

The latest revision of AIA's construction contracts is not very contractor-friendly. But there is an alternative.

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Wonder Women

A conversation with three construction professionals on their experiences in an effort to attract other women to the industry

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The Infrastructure Plan and Construction

Roads, bridges, airports and other infrastructure need more funding. The White House proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure package, but members of Congress have their sights focused on the midterm elections.

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