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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE AS THIS ARTICLE IS being written, there are tragic events happening each and every week all over the world. It seems we have lost control. The Republician and Democratic conventions have just concluded and now we must decide who will be the next leader of our nation and the world. The following article was prepared by AGC of America's PAC director, David Ashinoff. This article not only is something of great importance to you as members of this industry and association but citizens of this great country we live in. Please take the time read it and use it! The people of this country must stand up and speak, speak loudly and participate in the voting of our next leader. We are leaders in our industry and we must be the leaders to our members and employees on participating in the voting. Please take the time! BY MARK KNIGHT AGC PRESIDENT VOTE - It Matters Who Governs BY DAVID ASHINOFF AGC'S PAC DIRECTOR From an early point in our lives, we are taught that our actions, and even inactions, have consequences. This lesson is repeatedly reinforced through life experiences and becomes central to how we approach many important decisions regarding education, employment, marriage, and parenting. But, as important as this lesson is, people often forget it when the time comes to vote. Given congressional gridlock and the unpleasantness of the political process, it's understandable that many Americans have become dissatisfied with politics. Cynicism and rancor have replaced congeniality and optimism, leaving many voters longing for the day when political leaders were respected as elder statesmen and regarded as role models for the next generation. While some voters may opt to sit on the sidelines this November, we want to remind you, that as an AGC member and leader in the construction industry, you cannot afford to do so. The cost of inaction is simply too great. Elections have consequences. The past seven years serve no better example to the construction industry and the at-large business community of this point. In May, the Competitive Enterprise Institute issued its annual report on federal regulations. It found that in 2015, "114 laws were enacted by Congress ...while 3,410 rules were @Constr uctor Ma g issued by agencies" bringing the annual federal regulatory cost to $1.885 trillion, approximately $15,000 per household. To make matters worse, "Nearly 4,000 regulations are squirming their way through the federal bureaucracy in the last year of the Obama presidency - many costing industry more than $100 million...," according to Politico. This presidential election has defied conventional wisdom, so much so, that political pollsters and pundits cannot predict how down-ballot races will be affected. With 34 U.S. Senate and all U.S. House of Representatives seats up for election, it is essential that AGC efforts be focused on growing the number of construction-friendly members of Congress. To do this, the association needs you to vote. AGC also needs its member companies to talk to their employees about the candidates and issues at stake in this election. Some employers may be skeptical of talking about such matters, but research confirms employees want to hear it. According to survey research from the Business-Industry Political Action Committee, "Employees want to hear from their employer or a representative of their employer about political and public policy issues that would affect their job, company, and industry." In fact, employers were found to be the most trusted source for such information beating out the internet, media/news, labor unions, and political parties. To help facilitate this valuable dialogue, AGC maintains ConstructionVotes.com. It is a one-stop-shop website for voters and employers. Voters can register to vote, view state and federal candidates, find a polling place, learn about early and absentee voting as well as key issues. In addition to these resources, employers can download a legally approved "Do's & Don'ts" guide to help get out the vote, host jobsite tours or company meet & greets with candidates or members of Congress. At a time when the industry is rebounding from the longest and deepest slump of any sector, it is especially important to elect leaders willing to work for common-sense solutions to the challenges facing the construction industry and its workforce. With a pro-construction Congress and president, AGC can advance legislative priorities such as preserving stable tax rates and policies; stabilizing federal capital investment programs like highways, water treatment, Army Corps construction, military construction, and building construction; and blocking unreasonable and burdensome regulations. Be a construction voter this fall and vote on Nov. 8. ◆ S E P T E MB E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 6 | www.constructormagazine.com 11 http://www.ConstructionVotes.com http://www.constructormagazine.com/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2016

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk
Building the Economy: The True Value of Measuring Economic Impact
All Eyes on November
Constructing an Experience: New Demands in Retail Design
Simonson Says
Knocking Green Standards Out of the Park
Managing the Risks of Green Building
Construction Leadership Council: A Launch Pad for Careers and Industry Leadership
AGC in Action
Member and Chapter News
Legislative and Regulatory News
Technology Toolbox
2016 Professional Services Guide
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 8
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 10
Constructor - September/October 2016 - President’s Message
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 12
Constructor - September/October 2016 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Cybercrime: Why You’re Almost Certainly at Risk
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 15
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 16
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 17
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 18
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Building the Economy: The True Value of Measuring Economic Impact
Constructor - September/October 2016 - All Eyes on November
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 21
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 22
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 23
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 24
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 25
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Constructing an Experience: New Demands in Retail Design
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 33
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 34
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Simonson Says
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Knocking Green Standards Out of the Park
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 37
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Managing the Risks of Green Building
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 39
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 40
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 41
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Construction Leadership Council: A Launch Pad for Careers and Industry Leadership
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 43
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 44
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 45
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 46
Constructor - September/October 2016 - AGC in Action
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 48
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 49
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 50
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 52
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 53
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 54
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 55
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 56
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Legislative and Regulatory News
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 58
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 60
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 2016 Professional Services Guide
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 62
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 63
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Constructor - September/October 2016 - 70
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 72
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 73
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 75
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 76
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 77
Constructor - September/October 2016 - Final Inspection
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