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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Celebrating 100 Years of AGC While
Preparing for the Next Century

BY ART DANIEL
AGC PRESIDENT

Our industry is
on the cusp of
some amazing
transformations
being powered by
new technologies
and new techniques,
and we want to make
sure AGC is leading
the industry to this
new future.

@Constr uctor Ma g

IT IS TEMPTING TO wonder what the more than 260 contractors who attended the first
meeting of the Associated General Contractors back in 1918 would think of the association
today. Did any of them ever imagine that their nascent group would become the voice of
the commercial construction industry, amassing an enviable track record advocating for,
educating and connecting the construction industry? Considering these were contractors,
who are optimists at heart, they probably knew our industry would be able to accomplish
as much by working together.
It is out of respect for the accomplishments of the many contractors who have come before
that we are taking a number of steps to celebrate our centennial. Yet even as we remember
our past accomplishments, we are also taking steps to prepare for a future that is likely to
see more changes during the next 100 years than in the years since 1918.
We want to make sure we properly record and remember the many accomplishments of
those who came before us. That is why AGC of America has prepared a centennial book,
100 Years: Building on Experience. This volume provides a rich look back at the evolution
of our industry and the role the association played in shaping a successful century for our
members. We will also be telling the story of AGC accomplishments in the pages of this
magazine throughout the year.
It would be impossible to tell every one of the association's stories in a single book, which
is why we have also crafted a special centennial website, centennial.agc.org, to collect and
share many of the incredible images, stories and videos that highlight AGC of America's
accomplishments. More important, this site gives members an opportunity to share their own
AGC stories, memories and images. This is your association, so please take a few minutes to
tell us what it has meant to you.
We have also made arrangements to have key AGC archival information made available to
scholars and researchers. All back issues of Constructor magazine, our board reports and other
key materials will be collected, digitized and catalogued by the Hagley Library in Wilmington,
Delaware. The Hagley is the nation's premier industrial and corporate research facility, and
placing our archival materials in their trust will help ensure that our accomplishments will
be available for researchers to access for decades to come.
We will also celebrate our centennial during the annual convention in New Orleans during the last week of February. In particular, there will be a special Centennial Party on the
evening of Feb. 27 for all convention attendees. And we will hold our official Centennial
Celebration in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 1 at the Ronald Reagan Building. The main event will
include a state-of-the industry session, celebratory dinner party and special guest speakers.
I hope all of you will attend both the convention and Centennial Celebration.
Even as we celebrate our past, we want to make sure we are looking to the future. That
is why we will also unveil, during the Centennial Celebration, the first-ever winners of our
new Innovation Awards. We asked students and professionals in the construction industry to
propose innovative solutions to some of the industry's toughest challenges, including safety,
workforce development and integrating new technology. We will release the best solutions
at the celebration.
We will also be unveiling details of how the association will work to create a more innovative and efficient environment for the construction industry. Our industry is on the cusp
of some amazing transformations being powered by new technologies and new techniques,
and we want to make sure AGC is leading the industry to this new future. It isn't in our DNA
to rest on our laurels, however. Even as we celebrate this milestone birthday for our association, we want to make sure there are many more birthdays to follow.
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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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