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feature Spreading the word Terry Wooding, chair of the AGC of America’s Building Division, wants members to be in the know Terry Wooding has something in common with the popular 1960s vocal group The Happenings: They both want to “See You in September.” As chairman of the AGC of America’s Building Division, Wooding is trying to ensure that members take full advantage of all the benefits of membership, especially the learning opportunities provided at AGC conferences and conventions. One of the most important of those events is the annual AGC Building Contractors Conference, scheduled for Sept. 12-15 in Charleston, S.C., and Wooding hopes to see you there. Wooding, the executive vice president of North Haven-based Petra Construction Corp., began his one-year term as chairman of the Building Division at the AGC Convention in March after previously serving as vice chairman. He said one of the biggest challenges the AGC faces is reaching its more than 30,000 member companies scattered across 95 chapters in all 50 states and some U.S. territories, but he’s determined to spread the word that membership has its privileges. “The primary goal is to make sure that AGC members are getting the greatest value that we can provide to them via their AGC membership,” he said. “We’re doing the very best we can to encourage members to attend the conferences and conventions because they provide so much useful information in just a few days.” Best practices Wooding said the theme for this year’s Building Contractors Conference is, “Make your firm a top performer: Learn the industry’s best practices for success.” The event will feature presentations on many key industry topics, including one entitled “Best Practices for Securing More Work in a Difficult Market,” which could prove invaluable to firms that have struggled since the onset of the recent recession. Another presentation is entitled “Initial Steps to Begin Implementation of Lean Construction,” which focuses on reducing costs by making the construction process as efficient as possible. “We’re trying to provide programs that will allow members to learn about things that can benefit their businesses,” Wooding said. 14 / CONNstruction / Summer 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of CONNstruction - Summer 2012

Old School
Fiscal Challenges and Changes to School Construction Grant Process May Affect Contractors
Connecticut Apprenticeship Programs: On the Job Scholarship
Time is Money: A Formula for Improving the State’s School Construction Process
Spreading the Word: Terry Wooding, Chair of the AGC of America’s Building Division
A Conversation with Pasquale “Bud” Salemi
2012 Build CT Winners
Large Renovation – Greater than $20 Million: O&G Industries, Inc.
Small Renovation – Less than $5 Million: Petra Construction Corporation
Specialty Contracting – Concrete Award: Manafort Brothers, Inc.
Other Specialty Award: United Steel Inc.
Honorable Mention Specialty - Interiors Award: M. Frank Higgins & Co., Inc.
ConsensusDOCS Offer an Alternative to Perceived Standard Agreements ConsensusDOCS includes more than
2012 AGC of CT Build CT Awards & Dinner
CRBA Spring Dinner Meeting
CRMCA Annual Meeting
Index to Advertisers /

CONNstruction - Summer 2012