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Shining a Light on Projects that
Build Stronger Communities
BY SCOTT WILLIAMS
CHAIR, AGC CHARITIES, INC.
PRESIDENT, HAMILTON CONSTRUCTION
WHEN CONSTRUCTION FIRMS COMPLETE
major projects like building the largest
hotel or the most-traveled bridge in their
region, they receive well-deserved recognition. But when they finish charitable projects in their community, like
renovating the local children's hospital
or updating a building to better accommodate individuals with disabilities, too
often their work is overlooked.
AGC in the Community awards shine a
light on these projects and showcase how
important the people of the construction
industry are to their local communities.
We encourage you to help us recognize
worthy projects by submitting a nomination for this year's awards.
For five years, we have presented AGC
in the Community awards to members
and chapters who are making a difference
in people's lives. Earlier this year, CPM
Constructors won the Member Award for
rebuilding a local road that was heavily damaged by rainfall and flooding in
Freeport, Maine. CPM Constructors led a
volunteer effort with more than a dozen
firms that provided materials, equipment,
labor and engineering for the construction of the new road and bridge.
The AGC of Puerto Rico won the
Chapter Award for rebuilding a local
children's hospital in San Juan. The
Children's Hospital renovation project
was a two-phase project that included
the main room and the bathroom. The
main room renovation included brand
new flooring and windows, acoustic ceiling and wall refinishing; and the bathroom renovation included accessibility
improvements, brand new flooring, partitions, toilets, faucet, hand shower kit,
accessories and grab bars.
Projects like these reflect positively on
the construction industry and the professionals that build our nation's buildings,
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monuments, highways and water infrastructure. But most importantly, these
projects help people in need.
AGC members and chapters work on
multiple projects at a time and stay busy
throughout the year. Many still find time
to take on charitable projects to improve
communities, not to gain accolades. These
members and chapters personify the
spirit of charitable giving and represent
the best of what our industry has to offer.
They remind everyone that construction
firms are just as good building hope and
help as they are building factories and
AGC in the Community wants to share
these stories to inspire other members
to get involved in their communities as
well. If you are aware of a project that
deserves recognition, please submit a
nomination to help ensure that the good
work being done in our industry receives
the recognition it deserves. Visit www.
Completing great construction projects
improves cities and towns, but giving back
to the community improves people's lives.
Recognizing these accomplishments will
help strengthen your company, our industry, and communities across America. ◆
CPM Constructors won the Member Award for rebuilding a local road that was heavily
damaged by rainfall and flooding in Freeport, Maine.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2015
Lean in and Learn
Getting Ready for the Big Ships
Old, New, Tried & True
The Picture of Health
Workforce Shortage Report: Southern Region
Bringing the Los Angeles Hall of Justice Back to Life
Employee Benefit Selections Can Yield Greater Rewards
2015 Insurance Guide
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - September/October 2015