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MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS AGC SAN DIEGO AND THE ENGINEERING GENERAL CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION TO JOIN FORCES The Associated General Contractors of America San Diego Chapter, Inc. (AGC San Diego) and the Engineering General Contractors Association (EGCA) announced on May 25, 2012 that they have agreed to a strategic partnership that will result in the assimilation of both organizations. All EGCA members will become AGC San Diego and AGC of America members effective July 1, 2012. A memorandum of understanding has been agreed to that creates a longterm structure that will utilize the best services of each association to better serve the AGC and EGCA memberships. Since 1952, EGCA has represented general engineering contractors and affi liate members involved in doing sewer, water, storm drain, utilities, grading, paving, asphalt, concrete, and road building for public and private owners. AGC has also represented contractors involved in this sector of the industry. In a joint statement, presidents Dave Carlin, AGC San Diego, and Kyle Nelson, EGCA, stated that this partnership will strengthen the representation of member fi rms of both associations and with public agencies and private owners. They indicated that in recent years the industry has faced many complex regulatory challenges. It is anticipated that these challenges will only increase in the future. This partnership will allow the industry to face these challenges with a unified, single voice that will be stronger and more focused. Both presidents also emphasized that the partnership will allow the industry to work in a more efficient fashion with the public sector to ensure that political leaders are committed to increasing investment in the area’s infrastructure. J.H. COHN LLP AND REZNICK GROUP, P.C. ANNOUNCE PLANS TO COMBINE J.H. Cohn LLP and Reznick Group, P.C., two of the top-20 ranked accounting and consulting fi rms in the United States, announced in May plans to combine and become the 11th largest fi rm in the country with more than 2,000 employees, 25 offices, and combined revenues of more than $450 million. The partners and principals of both fi rms have agreed to the combination. Pending fi nal approvals, the combination is anticipated to take effect in September. “The combination of these two great organizations immediately elevates us to a preeminent position on the east coast with offices from Boston to Atlanta, provides a significant expansion in California, and establishes a national footprint with additional offices in Texas and Chicago,“ said Thomas J. Marino, partner and chief executive officer, J.H. Cohn.  “This combination of peers changes the landscape of the accounting industry by establishing a fi rm with an unprecedented concentration of industry experience in real estate, and highly specialized, combined experience in areas such as renewable energy, hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, capital markets, government, construction, life sciences and technology, and valuations.” “The synergies and opportunities this combination of equals brings to our clients and staff is nothing short of historic,” said Ken Baggett, Reznick Group’s managing principal and CEO.  J.H. Cohn has very diverse clients across a wide array of industries.  When combined with Reznick Group’s deep knowledge of the affordable housing and commercial real estate industries, as well as the tax credit arena, the result is a fi rm that is a powerful resource for clients across all of their accounting, tax and consulting needs.” NABHOLZ EARNS TWO GREEN GLOBES® RATING Nabholz Construction Services, a member of the Arkansas Chapter and the Oklahoma Building Chapter of AGC of America, has remodeled a 9,750 sq-ft facility in Olathe, Kan. to become the fi rst building in Kansas to earn a 68 constructor | JU LY/ AU G U ST 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor -July/August 2012

Editor's Note
President's Message
CEO's Letter
Shaky System
Safety Matters
2012 Construction Safety Excellence Award Winners
The Big Three
Fall Protection Training
AGC In Action
Finding the Net
Legal Perspective
AGC Cleans Up, Lowers Diesel Emissions
Company Fleets Going Biodiesel
Who Are You? Results of AGC’s Member and Vendor Survey
Transformation - Griffith Converts Brownfield Site into Healthy Park
BIM vs. Communication
Upcoming Events
Legislative and Regulatory News
Member and Chapter News
Smooth Sailing
Technology Toolbox
Q&A What's in Your Truck?
Leading the Way
Regional Resource Guide
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

Constructor -July/August 2012