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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE Tip(s) of the Day! T Bart Carrigan In Michigan, our committees and councils cover education, construction legal matters, marketing and PR, safety, tax and financial and workforce development to name a few. If you or your colleagues are responsible for these issues, you should be participating. I promise you will benefit from the experience. MICHIGAN CONSTRUCTOR * Summer 2015 here is a very popular cable news show that includes a 'tip of the day' at the end of each program. While not always personally relevant or helpful, the idea is good and makes viewers stay to hear the tip. I don't have a single tip to give you, but rather a series of them that relate to the value of AGC. These tips include benefits of membership from both AGC of Michigan and AGC of America. Meetings. Associations like their meetings! But they advance ideas, support the industry and bring subject matter experts together to talk shop. AGC's menu of meetings is robust should you choose to participate. In Michigan, our committees and councils cover education, construction legal matters, marketing and PR, safety, tax and financial and workforce development to name a few. If you or your colleagues are responsible for these issues, you should be participating. I promise you will benefit from the experience. AGC of America has great meetings as well. Programs still to come in 2015 include the AGC IT Forum (July 30-31 in Chicago), Contractors Environmental Conference (September 2-3 in Arlington, VA), Construction Leadership Conference (September 17-19 in Pittsburgh) Building Contractors Conference (October 7-9 in San Diego), and the Construction Financial Management Conference (November 4-6 in Las Vegas). All of these meetings can be found at www.agc.org under the 'Attend an Event' button. Information. This might be the most underrated part of association membership. The information you have access to is nearly priceless. Let me give you an example. You need a form of some kind for HR purposes in your company. Ordinarily you would you have someone create that form from scratch or pay for something similar from a vendor. But as an AGC member, you have access to the AGC HR eForum which includes literally thousands of construction HR professionals who can provide you with sample forms to solve your problem. Post your question to the eForum and in short order you have what you need. Education. I separate this from meetings because this is key to any company's success. How well do your people know their jobs? New skills will never go out of style! AGC has many resources for you in the area of professional development/education. AGC of Michigan offers education programs throughout the year on subjects including building information modeling, lean construction, supervisory training, risk management, scheduling, construction technology and much more. These programs are highlighted on the AGC MI homepage at www.agcmichigan.org. AGC of America has many education offerings as well, but their hallmark programs are the Advanced Management Program (November 8-13 in Dallas) and Construction Project Manager Course (December 6-11 in Atlanta). Visit www.agc.org and click on the 'Attend an Event' button for details. There is a lot more to your membership that I cannot fit onto just one page. Dozens of annual networking opportunities. More than 15,000 of your peers attend AGC events annually! Safety training available from our 'relatively' new safety director and long-time MIOSHA employee Paul Wrzesinski. No other association has Paul or his background and knowledge. Affinity programs that can save you thousands of dollars a year on vehicles, fuel, shipping, software, office supplies and much more. Unmatched advocacy in Lansing and Washington. More than 124,000 letters were sent by AGC members through the AGC Legislative Action Center last year. So those are my tips. I hope you take advantage of them! ◗ 5 http://www.agc.org http://www.agcmichigan.org http://www.agc.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Michigan Constructor - Summer 2015

A Message from the AGC of Michigan President
Is Mobile Technology a Priority?
Chapter News: AGC Michigan Takes Part in National Safety Stand-Down Event
AGC of Michigan Membership Directory
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers.com

Michigan Constructor - Summer 2015

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