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The Art of Building People

The future of our industry is in a state of flux. From an increased demand for talent to more focus on cost competitiveness, disruptions are afoot.

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Constructing Her Own Reality

Polly Friendshuh knows how it looks: the Academic Dean of Construction Sciences & Business Technology at Minneapolis’ Dunwoody College of Technology, an AGC of Minnesota member, stands five-foot-two, weighs roughly 110 pounds and is in her 50s. “

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How AGC and Procore are Working Together to Create a New, More Diverse, Generation of Construction Leaders

During this year’s Annual Convention, AGC and Procore Technologies, Inc. announced the launch of a new scholarship program to assist African American and underrepresented minority students who are studying construction at historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.

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Take this Job and Love it

The benefits of working in construction are numerous, and the job opportunities are seemingly endless.

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Coaching Up the Next Generation

With two brothers working for The Boldt Company as project managers, Sam Fassbender recognized a good opportunity and seized it, and if family history is any indication, he’ll be making a meaningful contribution to the construction industry for decades to come.

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Construction is Essential

The term "essential worker" took on a whole new meaning in 2020 as many employees — who considered their contribution to the workforce valuable — lost their jobs, thanks to the tailspin caused by COVID-19.

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Planting the Seed of Responsibility

This year, The Boldt Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, will plant a tree in a national forest for every new hire nationwide.

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Rebuild the Ratio

The gender gap that currently exists in the construction workforce is well-known. What may not be, however, are the numerous efforts AGC of America and its members are taking to remedy this problem.

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Everyone’s Voice Matters

In 2020, the nation saw a wave of unprecedented events that paved the way for necessary growth and change business, communities and the industry. In particular, the unjustified killing of George Floyd and the protests against police brutality, triggered critical conversations across the country about the dangerous effect of systemic racism on every facet of society, including the construction industry.

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