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EDITOR'S NOTE

By Jeanie J. Clapp

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
By Eddie Stewart

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CEO'S LETTER

By Stephen E. Sandherr

FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE

Poised to begin his presidency in the year of AGC's centennial,
Eddie Stewart is proud of everything the association has
accomplished and ready to celebrate, but his eyes are
unmoving - resting steady on the road ahead.
By Amy Drew Thompson

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SIMONSON SAYS

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2018 CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK:
POSITIVE BUT WORKFORCE CHALLENGES PERSIST

By Ken Simonson

A majority of respondents to a comprehensive survey of
construction firms conducted by AGC of America and Sage
Construction and Real Estate expect the dollar volume of
projects for which they compete for in 2018 to be greater than
the dollar volume available in 2017.
By Sheryl S. Jackson

29 SPAN CYCLES

Contractors have long found fascination with the marvels
of bridges, but modern spans enjoy advancements that the
industry's earliest innovators could scarcely imagine.
By Amy Drew Thompson

35 CHAPTER CONNECTION

Workforce development continues to be a high priority, if not
the top issue, AGC of Utah is addressing.
By Rich Thorn, President/CEO

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TECHNOLOGY TOOLBOX

From heavy equipment to vehicles to power tools, contractors
are keeping better track of their assets with fleet management
software from Telogis, a Verizon company.
By Debra Wood

39 LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY NEWS
43 MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS
45 PRODUCTS & SERVICES MARKETPLACE
49 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS
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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
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 30
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 31
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 32
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 33
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
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 41
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 42
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 44
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 46
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 47
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 48
Constructor - March/April 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - March/April 2018 - 50
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover3
Constructor - March/April 2018 - cover4
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