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EDITOR’S NOTE In Between THIS ISSUE MARKS THE COMPLETION of my fi rst full year as editor-in-chief of BY JEANIE J. CLAPP EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Constructor magazine. In the blink of an eye, I’ve gone from packing for Honolulu to attend AGC’s annual convention to planning for this year’s event in Palm Springs. In between, we accomplished quite a bit. In between, I attended numerous association and industry events and met hardworking individuals dedicated to the industry and to the AGC. Most recently, I flew to Tampa, Fla. for AGC’s Safety and Health Committee meeting and was thoroughly impressed with the program caliber and the united front shown by members toward worker safety. To read a more detailed account of the meeting that took place in January, go to: In between, the Constructor team developed six print magazines filled with stories aimed to entertain and educate. Constructor Monthly, our electronic newsletter, kept readers up to date with association news, business tips and member achievements. Each month, we uploaded content to our dedicated website, www.constructormagazine. com, where the digital companions to the print magazine are always housed. It’s safe to say, if members are looking for quality stories and pieces on best practices, AGC’s Constructor is the place to turn. In between, we launched the Constructor Marketplace, an online purchasing directory for the construction industry, which gives contractors access to services and supplies they need to run their business. (See page 24 for a rundown of the many benefits of this online buyers’ guide.) In between, Constructor was named 2012 National Publication of the Year by Naylor. It received this top recognition this January, by beating out more than 1,000 trade and professional association publications. Winners of this prestigious award are determined based on product design, quality content and professional presentation. As the recipient of this award, Constructor represents great teamwork between Naylor and AGC of America. It was a great inaugural year for the new Constructor, but ‘between’ is now behind us. I look forward to attending more AGC events, networking with more members, telling more stories and enjoying more successes. I hope the same for you. ◆ 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 Jeff Bunkin, Brian Donohoe, Maureen Hays, Jason Hughes, Nicholas Manis, Marjorie Pedrick, Christine Ricci, Eric Singer, Chris Zabel, Bryan Zeig Constructor (ISSN 0162-6191). Volume 95, Issue 1. Published bi-monthly (every other month) by Naylor, LLC, for the Associated General Contractors of America, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201. 2013 Copyright, Associated General Contractors of America. Periodicals Postage Paid at Arlington, VA 22201, and at additional mailing offi ces. Subscriber Service AGC Members must contact AGC directly for address changes and other customer service (703) 837-5341. Nonmember Yearly subscription $99. Single Issues $9. Postmaster Send address changes to CONSTRUCTOR, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, VA 22201. MA R C H / A P R I L 2 0 1 3 | 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor -March/April 2013

Editor's Note
President's Message
CEO's Letter
Growing up with AGC
Constructor Marketplace
Off-Site Modular Construction Improves Quality and Safety of Projects
Technology Toolbox
Constructive Commentary
Index To Advertisers

Constructor -March/April 2013