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Greater involvement at the national level
for all AGC members, in particular the
freshest among them, does rank high on
Stewart's list of presidential priorities.

over what he sees the issue to be and how it would impact the
membership. He makes decisions based on all that analysis and
puts some real energy behind it."
Stewart's dynamism comes up more than once in Daniel's
conversation with Constructor, in particular with respect to
AGC's newer members.
"Eddie is very in touch with the energy that our younger
professionals bring and really wants to tap that energy - rightfully so!"

NATIONAL PRIDE
Greater involvement at the national level for all AGC members, in particular the freshest among them, does rank high
on Stewart's list of presidential priorities. It's personal, in fact,
because his involvement with the association sort of happened
in reverse.
Where most people start amid the throngs of its 92 chapters,
Stewart's far less circuitous route was prompted by his boss,
who touted the importance of AGC membership back in 1992.
"He didn't specify state or national," says Stewart, "but our
company does so much federal work - for just about every agency
in the federal government you can think of - that I started going
to AGC national meetings, particularly in the Federal and Heavy

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division, which focused on contractors who work with agencies like NAVFAC, the GSA, the Corps of Engineers, the State
Department's Overseas Building Operations, and so forth."
It afforded Caddell a chance to get face time with the top
decision makers in Washington, he explains, and the advantage
of knowing what decisions and trends might be coming down
the pipe.
"When they were getting ready to change their project delivery methods, it was through AGC national that this would be
made known.... AGC national was where [Caddell] needed to be."
The topic is a hot one for Stewart, who says it's far easier to
get involved at the national level than members might think.
"In fact, that's the best-kept, or maybe worst-kept, secret!
All you have to do if you have an interest is look beyond your
chapter at what's available at the national level and show up.
Volunteer and then we'll find you something to do - a way to
get involved. We're always looking for members willing to come
in and get on a committee or task force."
Local chapter membership, of course, is a prerequisite - but
Stewart laughs recounting that back in his early AGC days, it
took a while to get to know the local members in Alabama,
even though he was in and out of D.C. for national meetings
all the time.
"My wife and I would show up for conventions and we'd see
all these people from Alabama and they're going, 'how did you
get involved in all this?!'" he laughs. "I did it backwards - not
everybody goes this route to get to AGC national, but however
you do get there - you really need to take advantage of it because
it's sort of like having an iPhone and only using it for calling
people. There's so much more that AGC national has to offer!"◆

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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
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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
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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
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Span Cycles
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Chapter Connection
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Technology Toolbox
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Constructor - March/April 2018 - Legislative and Regulatory News
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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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