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EDITOR’S NOTE Summer Reading IF YOU HAVEN’T PICKED UP YOUR summer reading material yet, look no further. This edition of Constructor will keep you educated and informed throughout the season. Our cover story addresses the government’s tiered system for determining small business participation in federal projects and why it is unfair to contractors. AGC is advocating for a change in this program, pushing for lower-tiered subs to be counted in the small business equation. In addition to the “Shaky System” feature, we have environmental stories and safety articles, award-winning project highlights and legal perspectives. In addition, there are technology bits, member news, and much more. Our “What’s in Your Truck” article, found on page 77, is a recurring column we hope will entertain and enlighten readers by illustrating what other contractors keep in their trucks. I encourage project managers to contact me to participate in this article for future issues. The time invested is minimal, but can generate positive results. Your comments and insight are bound to help fellow AGC members. The 2012 Regional Resource Guide can be found at the back of the magazine. This is a handy reference tool that provides information on construction-related products and services. Organized first by region, then by category, the Resource Guide will serve your business needs no matter where you’re located within the U.S. Be sure to keep this issue close at hand. Whether it’s today, next week, next month, or later in the year, I think you’ll find it useful. Beginning with the September/October issue, we’ll launch a new column entitled, “Anatomy of a Jobsite.” This article will demonstrate how a jobsite is organized and why. Different types of sites (e.g., highway, municipal, building) will be featured in each issue so that all AGC members can benefit from the insights revealed. As with the “What’s in Your Truck” article, I am seeking contributors for this piece, so please send me an email at if you are interested in sharing your jobsite success stories with other contractors. As always, visit to view this and archived issues of the magazine, as well as web exclusives that are constantly being populated on the site. In addition, follow the magazine on Twitter @ConstructorMag for a continual stream of industry updates and events. Now, find a comfy chair, settle in and begin reading this issue of Constructor. ◆ BY JEANIE J. CLAPP EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Have a story idea or information you’d like to share with AGC members? Contact me at Look for web exclusives on and follow Constructor on Twitter @ConstructorMag. NAYLOR TEAM PUBLISHER Tom Schell EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jeanie J. Clapp PROJECT MANAGER John Bacon PUBLICATION DIRECTORS Rick Sauers, Jamie Williams MARKETING ASSOCIATE Brianna Martin LAYOUT & DESIGN Calvin Harding SALES REPRESENTATIVES Lauren Bledsoe, Jeff Bunkin, Cherie Dubay, Cliff Gabbard, Shaun Greyling, Ryan Griffin, Maureen Hays, Shane Holt, Jacki Javers, Nicholas Manis, Susan Maracle, Norbert Musial, Leron Owens, Beth Palmer, Marjorie Pedrick, Christine Ricci, Jason Ruppert, Eric Singer, Steve Slocum, Douglas Swindler, Joel Turner, Paul Walley, Jamie Williams, Chris Zabel, Jason Zawada, Bryan Zeig Constructor (ISSN 0162-6191). Volume 94, Issue 4. Published bi-monthly by Naylor LLC, for the Associated General Contractors of America, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA, 22201. 2010 Copyright, Associated General Contractors of America. Periodicals Postage Paid at Arlington, VA, 22201, and at additional mailing offices. Subscriber Service AGC Members must contact AGC directly for address changes and other customer service (703) 837-5341. Nonmember Yearly subscription (includes Membership Directory) $95. Single Issues $9 except for Membership Directory ($250) and the Buyers’ Guide ($25). Postmaster Send address changes to CONSTRUCTOR, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, 22201. J U L Y / A U G U S T 2 0 1 2 | 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor -July/August 2012

Editor's Note
President's Message
CEO's Letter
Shaky System
Safety Matters
2012 Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
The Big Three
Fall Protection Training
AGC In Action
Finding the Net
Legal Perspective
AGC Cleans Up, Lowers Diesel Emissions
Company Fleets Going Biodiesel
Who Are You? Results of AGC’s Member and Vendor Survey
Transformation - Griffith Converts Brownfield Site into Healthy Park
BIM vs. Communication
Upcoming Events
Legislative and Regulatory News
Member and Chapter News
Smooth Sailing
Technology Toolbox
Q&A What's in Your Truck?
Leading the Way
Regional Resource Guide
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

Constructor -July/August 2012