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EDITOR'S NOTE

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By Jeanie J. Clapp

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
By Art Daniel

CEO'S LETTER

By Stephen E. Sandherr

COME FOR THE PUPPIES, STAY FOR THE MISSION

AGC celebrates 100 years with ambitious
Opening Doors Project, a historic barn renovation for
Warrior Canine Connection.
By Sheryl S. Jackson

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SIMONSON SAYS

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2018 REGULATORY UPDATE:
AGC LEAVES NO STONE UNTURNED

By Ken Simonson

Constructor recently spoke with AGC for an update on the
progress of the association's top six priorities for regulatory
reform and the expectations for the near future.
By Steven H. Miller

25 DE-CONSTRUCTING DELAYS AND DISRUPTIONS: TASK
FORCE TACKLES AN EVER-INCREASING PROBLEM

As the costs to resolve delays and disruptions on construction
projects reach new heights, contractors can seek guidance
from a white paper recently published by the AGC Delay and
Disruption Task Force.
By Katie Kuehner-Hebert

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IS PRIORITY ONE

Through traditional and non-traditional methods, the AGC of
Kansas Board of Directors has made workforce development
its number one priority for the past 15 years.

28 GOING UP

In the first of our centennial then-and-now series, Constructor
examines the many ways in which the building industry has
grown, literally and figuratively.
By Amy Drew Thompson

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BOOK SHELF

43 THE 99TH ANNUAL AGC CONVENTION:
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION
45 MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
46 OVERCOMING PERMIT DELAYS

Strategies to speed project approval
By Gen. (RET) Bob Flowers & Gen. (RET) Charles Williams

49 2018 SERVICE & SUPPLY BUYERS' GUIDE -
A SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
68 PRODUCTS & SERVICES MARKETPLACE
70 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

35 TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX

Contractors are saving time by using Raken for daily reporting.
By Debra Wood

36 IMPROVING SAFETY WITH BUILDING INFORMATION
MODELING TECHNOLOGY

Safety remains a prime concern for most contractors, and
some AGC of America members are using building information
modeling (BIM) to identify risks and mitigate hazards.
By Debra Wood

On the cover: A rendering of the new National Healing Quarters for
Warrior Canine Connection.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - January/February 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Simonson Says
2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Workforce Development Is Priority One
Going Up
Technology Toolbox
Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
Book Shelf
The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Member and Chapter News
Overcoming Permit Delays
2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Intro
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover1
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover2
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 3
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 4
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 5
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 6
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 8
Constructor - January/February 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 10
Constructor - January/February 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 13
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 14
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 15
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 16
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 18
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 20
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 21
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 22
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 23
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 24
Constructor - January/February 2018 - De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 26
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Workforce Development Is Priority One
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Going Up
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 29
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 30
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 31
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 32
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 33
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 34
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 37
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 38
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 39
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 40
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Book Shelf
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 42
Constructor - January/February 2018 - The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 44
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Overcoming Permit Delays
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 47
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 48
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 50
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 51
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 52
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 53
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 54
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 55
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - 63
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 64
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 65
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 66
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 67
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 69
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover3
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover4
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