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CONTENTS

MAY/JUNE 2017 | www.constructormagazine.com
7 EDITOR'S NOTE
By Jeanie J. Clapp

12

9 PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
By Art Daniel
11

CEO'S LETTER
By Stephen E. Sandherr

12 SELLING CONSTRUCTION AS A CAREER:
A NEW APPROACH TO RECRUITING THE NEXT
GENERATION OF WORKERS
For the past two years, the I Build America movement
has leveraged the power of storytelling to improve the
image of the industry and to engage the next generation
of construction professionals.
By Autumn Cafiero Giusti
19 CHAPTER CONNECTION
AGC Idaho helps raise $1 million for youth scholarships.
20 DAYTONA RISING: FAST & FURIOUS ... & VICTORIOUS
This year's 2017 Alliant Build America Grand Award
winner transformed an iconic speedway that opened in
the '50s into a state-of-the-art motorsports complex with
more amenities than many NFL stadiums.
By Amy Drew Thompson

20

25 CHAPTER CONNECTION
How a $5,000 budget became a $400,000 miracle.
By Nathan Cartwright
27

SIMONSON SAYS
By Ken Simonson

28 MAKING SAFETY SECOND NATURE: W.S. BELLOWS
CONSTRUCTION WINS TOP SAFETY AWARD
The Houston-based firm never stops selling workers on
the importance of safety.
By Katie Kuehner-Hebert
37

TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX
By Debra Wood

38 DIGGING IT: EXCAVATORS DISH DIRT
ON STAYING COMPETITIVE IN AN
EVER-CHANGING MARKET
The role of the specialty contractor has changed,
and that change begins from the ground down.
By Steven H. Miller
43 MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
46 PRODUCTS & SERVICES MARKETPLACE
48 EQUIPMENT GUIDE
49 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
50 FINAL INSPECTION

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - May/June 2017

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Selling Construction as a Career: A New Approach to Recruiting the Next Generation of Workers
Chapter Connection
Daytona Rising: Fast & Furious … & Victorious
Chapter Connection
Simonson Says
Making Safety Second Nature: W.S. Bellows Construction Wins Top Safety Award
Technology Toolbox
Digging It: Excavators Dish Dirt on Staying Competitive in an Ever-Changing Market
Member and Chapter News
Products & Services Marketplace
Equipment Guide
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Intro
Constructor - May/June 2017 - cover1
Constructor - May/June 2017 - cover2
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 3
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 4
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 5
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 6
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 8
Constructor - May/June 2017 - President’s Message
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 10
Constructor - May/June 2017 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Selling Construction as a Career: A New Approach to Recruiting the Next Generation of Workers
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 13
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 14
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Constructor - May/June 2017 - 18
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Chapter Connection
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Daytona Rising: Fast & Furious … & Victorious
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 21
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Constructor - May/June 2017 - 23
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 24
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Chapter Connection
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 26
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Simonson Says
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Making Safety Second Nature: W.S. Bellows Construction Wins Top Safety Award
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Constructor - May/June 2017 - 36
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Digging It: Excavators Dish Dirt on Staying Competitive in an Ever-Changing Market
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Constructor - May/June 2017 - 41
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 42
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 44
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 45
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - May/June 2017 - 47
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Equipment Guide
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - May/June 2017 - Final Inspection
Constructor - May/June 2017 - cover3
Constructor - May/June 2017 - cover4
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