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CEO'S LETTER

AGC Charities - Along with Members and Chapters -
Helps Members of the AGC Community
After Hurricane Harvey

BY STEPHEN E. SANDHERR
AGC CEO

It turns out that while
contractors may do
hard work, they have
soft hearts, especially
when it comes to
helping some of their
own.

@Constr uctor Ma g

AGC OF AMERICA CREATED AGC Charities Inc. a decade ago to provide a place where
contractors could come together to help communities and the industry. The organization recognizes construction firms' good deeds, organizes annual charitable construction projects known as Operation Opening Doors and raises money to provide grants to
worthwhile construction-focused causes.
Among the causes that the association's leaders had in mind when they created AGC
Charities was making sure there is a way to help members of the AGC family in times of
need. As we saw after 9/11 and then again after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, our members
wanted a way to help employees of member firms and their families who suffered as a
result of those two incidents. And while we found a way to take care of our people after
both, the lesson we learned is that the association needed a charitable arm.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Harvey, and then later Hurricane Maria, put far too many
people working for AGC member firms in desperate need. Fortunately, AGC Charities was
ready to take action and help employees of member firms who suffered uncompensated
losses. So in the days and weeks after hurricanes Harvey and Maria, we rallied AGC
members and chapters from across the country to help us give grants to members of the
AGC family who suffered significant, uncompensated damages.
The response proved overwhelming, and we received more than $300,000 in contributions for members of the AGC construction community impacted by hurricanes Harvey
and Maria. It turns out that while contractors may do hard work, they have soft hearts,
especially when it comes to helping some of their own.
Thanks to the generosity of so many AGC members and chapters - including a $100,000
contribution from the AGC Houston chapter - we have already been able to provide checks
to 83 different construction workers in the Houston, Corpus Christi and Beaumont areas
who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. And we are working closely with our Puerto
Rico chapter to do the same for members of the AGC family impacted by Hurricane Maria.
We understand that these checks won't make everything right for the men and women
who suffered so much because of these two hurricanes, but we hope they will help them
get their lives back on track. Indeed, we view these grants as a small token of our association's appreciation for the spirit, tenacity and resiliency of our construction community.
And of course, none of this would have been possible without the generous support of
so many member firms, individuals and chapters from across the country. It is the same
kind of support we know members will provide as AGC Charities works to renovate the
headquarters of the Warrior Canine Connection, and the same kind of support we know
will come should other members of the AGC community find themselves in the same kind
of position as too many people are in coastal Texas and Puerto Rico.
For more information about AGC Charities Inc. and to contribute, visit
www.agccharities.org.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - March/April 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Focused on the Future
Simonson Says
2018 Construction Outlook: Positive but Workforce Challenges Persist
Span Cycles
Chapter Connection
Technology Toolbox
Legislative and Regulatory News
Member and Chapter News
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - March/April 2018 - intro
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover1
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover2
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 3
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 4
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 5
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 6
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 8
Constructor - March/April 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 10
Constructor - March/April 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Focused on the Future
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 13
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 14
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 15
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 16
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 17
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 18
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 20
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 2018 Construction Outlook: Positive but Workforce Challenges Persist
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 22
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 23
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 24
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 25
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 26
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 27
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 28
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Span Cycles
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - 34
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Chapter Connection
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 36
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 38
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Legislative and Regulatory News
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 40
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Member and Chapter News
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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