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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

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Celebrating Our Past as We Prepare for Our Future

BY ART DANIEL
AGC PRESIDENT

IN NOVEMBER OF 1918, 257 contractors

representing 165 firms met in Chicago
at the LaSalle hotel and created the
Associated General Contractors of
America. It is no surprise that as
soon as a group of contractors came
together, it didn't take long for them
to get busy.
AGC scored an early victory by
convincing federal officials to revise
a study on World War I construction
efforts to cast a more positive light
on contractors' contributions to the
war effort. During the Depression,
we called for "war measures" to turn
the economy around as part of our
"Forward America" plan. And when
Washington responded with the new
public works administration, AGC was
prepared with a list of ready-to-go
projects.

Our members made significant contributions to the war efforts in the months and years
following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. And after the war, we made sure that construction
helped cushion the economic fallout from demobilization. We helped build America's postwar recovery, connect the continent with highways and build the facilities that sent men to
the moon and machines to the outer limits of space.
We withstood the down years of the 70s and built the Reagan/Bush/Clinton boom. We
were there to rebuild after Sept. 11 and Katrina, and our members played a starring role in
helping the economy recover at the end of the last decade.
Next year we will have several opportunities to celebrate our amazing past and prepare for
what we all expect will be an inspiring future. Members will have their first big opportunity
to celebrate our Centennial during our Annual Convention in New Orleans, which will be
taking place Feb. 26-28 next year. During that convention, we will have a special reception
for the firms and chapters that have been with us since the beginning.
We will also debut a special video about our Centennial and release a new book we are
writing detailing the history of the industry and AGC of America's role in helping shape the
sector during the past 100 years. The new volume will not only be informative, it will also
showcase many of the signature construction accomplishments of the past century.
We will also hold a special Centennial Celebration in Washington, D.C. on Oct.1 next year.
This celebration will give us a great opportunity to honor the tremendous amount of work that
so many active members have contributed. Thanks to their efforts, our industry has grown,
our country has thrived and our association has advanced in influence and accomplishment.
During this celebration, we will be announcing the first-ever winners of the new Innovation
Awards. These awards, which are being organized by the members of our Construction
Leadership Council, will challenge young construction professionals and construction students
to craft innovative solutions to some our industry's most pressing challenges.
Semi-finalist applicants will have an opportunity to make their case to the award judges
during the New Orleans convention. And the finalists will be presenting their solutions during
the Centennial Celebration next fall in Washington. These will be exciting, multi-media presentations that should provoke a tremendous amount of thought about how to address issues
like workplace safety, labor shortages and ways to make our industry even more productive.
Before any of these events take place, however, AGC will be launching a new Centennial
website that will provide an online vehicle for telling the story of our association's past,
present and future. One of the most important elements of this new Centennial website will
be a gallery of member projects.
We need your help to make sure we have the widest possible range of images and stories
to tell about your accomplishments. That is why I am asking you to contact AGC of America's
Brian Turmail with any images or stories about your past accomplishments that you would
like to share. Brian can be reached at turmailb@agc.org.
Our goal is to make sure that we celebrate as many of our members' accomplishments as
possible. This is your association and your history. So let's make sure that even as we plan
for the future, we celebrate our past.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - July/August 2017

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
Ceo’s Letter
Automation on the Jobsite
Simonson Says
Students Pave the Way for a Bright Construction Future
A Diversified Portfolio
Deadline for OSHA Crane Operator Certification and Qualification Approaches
Chapter Connection
Changes to Immigration Policy Could Impact Contractors
Agc in Action
Be Wreck-Less
Raze the Roof
2017 Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
Huddleston Elementary School Renovation Project Grabs 2017 Alliant Build America Award
Inside Agc
Legislative and Regulatory News
Senior Counsel
Technology Toolbox
Westport Presbyterian Church Reconstruction Project Secures 2017 Alliant Build America Award
2017 Regional Resource Guide - A Special Advertising Section
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - President’s Message
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Ceo’s Letter
Constructor - July/August 2017 - Automation on the Jobsite
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Deadline for OSHA Crane Operator Certification and Qualification Approaches
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Chapter Connection
Constructor - July/August 2017 - Changes to Immigration Policy Could Impact Contractors
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Agc in Action
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Be Wreck-Less
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Raze the Roof
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - 2017 Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Huddleston Elementary School Renovation Project Grabs 2017 Alliant Build America Award
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Inside Agc
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Legislative and Regulatory News
Constructor - July/August 2017 - Senior Counsel
Constructor - July/August 2017 - 63
Constructor - July/August 2017 - 64
Constructor - July/August 2017 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - July/August 2017 - Westport Presbyterian Church Reconstruction Project Secures 2017 Alliant Build America Award
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - 2017 Regional Resource Guide - A Special Advertising Section
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Products & Services Marketplace
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Index to Advertisers
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Constructor - July/August 2017 - Final Inspection
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