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EDITOR'S NOTE

Then and Now
MY VERY FIRST ISSUE as editor-in-chief of Constructor was May/June 2012. The cover

BY JEANIE J. CLAPP
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

story featured historical trends in the industry, and it included a call for stories and photos
for an upcoming commemorative event, AGC's 100th anniversary, set to take place in 2018.
I remember thinking that six years was a lifetime away. I had two kids at home then.
Now, both of them are looking at a May 2018 college graduation. I barely knew the industry
then - not paying much notice to the workers on the roadway or the cranes downtown. Now,
wherever I may be, if I see an orange cone, I take the time to appreciate the improvement
taking place or the structure being built. And that's just my life and my perspective over the
course of six years. Imagine the impact 100 years and one association has had on thousands
of construction professionals.
In my November/December Editor's Note, I talked briefly about a recurring feature that will
be included in each issue this year. The first of that series, "Going Up" on pages 28-32 of this
issue, covers the vertical construction industry - the high rises AGC members have built over
the years - and the many ways in which the industry has grown, literally and figuratively.
And, this is just the first of six. Yet to come are "Then and Now" stories on 1) bridges,
2) tools/equipment, 3) underground construction, 4) roads and highways, and, finally, 5)
construction delivery methods. I am looking for AGC members - contractors and suppliers
both - who have a great story to tell, whether it be work on a unique or historical bridge
project, an interesting perspective on how equipment has developed over the last century,
or insight into industry changes and foresight on where it's headed.
To be featured in a Constructor story is relatively simple. I understand how valuable your
time is and do my best to make the process as quick and easy as I can for members. Please
contact me at 352-333-3453 or JClapp@naylor.com if you are interested in contributing to
any upcoming article.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this issue of Constructor. I think you'll find our cover
story, "Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission," compelling. The charitable arm of AGC of
America, AGC Charities, Inc., has taken on its most ambitious Autodesk Operation Opening
Doors project yet: building a new national headquarters for Warrior Canine Connection, a
not-for-profit that works with veterans with invisible wounds like post-traumatic stress and
traumatic brain injuries to train service dogs to help other veterans in need.
Welcome to 2018. May the year ahead be as extraordinary for you and your business as
it will be for AGC of America.
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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
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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
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