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Austin AGC Goes Online with Training

As a metropolitan chapter with a little over 270 company members, the Austin AGC has struggled over the years with how best to offer educational classes — such as Supervisory Training (STP), Project Manager Development (PMDP), BIM and Lean — to area contractors while not losing money in the process.

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Leading to Leave

Succession planning can be daunting — but if the current principals determine early on who can best lead the company after they leave, and if they groom them thoroughly, the transition to the next generation leaders can be smoother.

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CONSTRUCTION CORNER

Earlier this year at the association’s annual convention in Las Vegas, Jeanie Clapp, Constructor’s editor-in chief, sat down with Bill Creedon, global head of construction, and Paul R. Becker, CPCU, ARM, director, global construction, to talk about the industry, its trends and the current challenges facing commercial contractors.

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Crisis Response

COVID-19 caught the world off guard. But in a way, it’s as if the construction industry has been training for this moment. Rising trends like Lean, increased collaboration between design and construction, and modular pre-fabrication all apply well to the demands of this unusual moment.

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The 2020 Rollercoaster

This 2020 rollercoaster is one we didn’t expect and one filled with trepidation, anxiety and fear. But through this crisis, there are those that stand up, raise a hand, lift a finger, to help wherever and whenever they can.

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AGC New York State Answers the Call for Help

Along with all of our AGC partners, AGC NYS staff has been working around the clock to serve our members in this time of national crisis, one which so far is hitting New York much harder than any other state.

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Formula for Success

A successful construction company safety program goes beyond policies and procedures, training manuals, toolbox talks and incident monitoring. In fact, companies with strong safety records have a culture of safety versus a program for safety.

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Enhancing Your Fleet’s Safety with Technology

A 92 percent reduction in employee-involved rear-end collisions, a 5 percent reduction in insurance premiums and at least a 5 percent savings in fuel costs are the most significant results that Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, a member of multiple AGC chapters, saw in the first one and one-half years of a new driver safety program.

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2020 Annual Convention

While the Vegas of today is not the same vibrant city it was in March due to COVID-19, AGC of America still brought its A game to the more than 1,800 attendees at its 2020 Annual Convention by delivering a dynamic program filled with education sessions, motivating keynote speakers and networking sessions (elbow taps and fist bumps replaced handshakes) — all to celebrate its members, their accomplishments and the construction industry.

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Daily COVID-19 Safety Questions for Construction Companies

Safety is (and always will be) a top priority in construction. Now more than ever, it’s important to keep your crews safe and provide them with the latest resources and tools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on your jobsites.

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