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All Eyes on November BY LISA KOPOCHINSKI THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AND the millions of workers it employs have much at stake in this upcoming presidential election-one that is featuring two nominees that just might be the two most unpopular of all time. Few will argue that this year's presidential election is both more exciting and nerve-wracking than many past elections. And it is one that has also defied all conventional wisdom - thus far - in many ways. "Looking back in 2015, who would have thought we'd be at a place where Donald Trump vanquished 16 Republican leaders, including governors and former governors and U.S. senators," says David Ashinoff, AGC's director of political affairs. "And that Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 74-year old socialist would have won 20 Democratic contests over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton." At a time when the construction 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. Between now and Nov. 8, AGC members have an opportunity to cast their vote in the primary and general elections taking place across the U.S. and help elect 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 members of the U.S. Senate, 11 governors, and countless local and state officials. And while no one knows who'll win the presidential race, if the ride up to now is any indication, the next few months will be interesting, if not nail-biting. This is also why voter turnout is more crucial than ever. "In 2014, only 36 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot making it one of the lowest turnouts since 1942," says Ashinoff. "Forty-seven million voters did not cast a ballot after having done so just two years' prior in the 2012 presidential election." He says expectations are that turnout will revert back to similar patterns seen in 2012 making this year's electorate larger, younger, less white, and more Democratic. "Such a turnout forecast will be beneficial to Democratic get-out-the-vote efforts. However, it remains unknown if Hillary Clinton will successfully replicate the winning coalition twice formed by President Obama. Anything could happen this November with the two most disliked presidential nominees in at least 30 years atop the ticket. That's why it's imperative that those who make a living in the construction industry vote on Election Day." 20 constructor | SEPTEM BER/ O CTO BER 2016

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
Constructor - September/October 2016 - cover1
Constructor - September/October 2016 - cover2
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 3
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 4
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 5
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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
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 27
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 28
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 29
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 30
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 31
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 32
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
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 64
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 65
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 66
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 67
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 68
Constructor - September/October 2016 - 69
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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