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INSIDE AGC 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, @Constr uctor Ma g 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 highways. 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. S E P T E MB E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 | 45

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2015

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Lean in and Learn
Construction Corner
Getting Ready for the Big Ships
Old, New, Tried & True
Simonson Says
The Picture of Health
Technology Toolbox
Inside AGC
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
Final Inspection

Constructor - September/October 2015