Brasfield & Gorrie Creates Custom Solutions for Senior Living Project

August 2020 — Member News New case study shares how general contractor used ingenuity to streamline customization   When Brasfield & Gorrie, a member of multiple AGC chapters, began construction on The Spires at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, it faced a complex project with challenges similar to other projects of its kind. The project, a continuing care retirement community with 170 units, allows future residents to choose from a host of design options for customizing

The Boldt Company Named to Construction Team for New Freshpet Facility

August 2020 — Member News The Boldt Company, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has been selected by CRB as the general trades partner on a project to build a new, 420,000-square-foot pet food manufacturing facility located in Ennis, Texas for Freshpet. Freshpet is a pet food company that focuses on making fresh, refrigerated food for pets and avoids using preservatives or additives. The facility is the third kitchen expansion for Freshpet in the United

Coronavirus Has Caused Significant Construction Project Delays and Cancellations, Yet Demand for Skilled Labor Is High, New Survey Finds

September 2020 — Construction Economic News The coronavirus has harmed the construction industry, prompting project delays and cancellations, layoffs and furloughs, yet it remains difficult for a majority of firms to find craft workers to hire, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the AGC of America and Autodesk. The survey paints a picture of an industry in need of immediate recovery measures and longer-term workforce development support, association officials added.

ConstructorCast: The Most Innovative Contractors In The Industry

August 2020 — IN CASE YOU MISSED IT On this episode of ConstructorCast, we feature three AGC companies that are pioneering tech solutions to challenges faced daily by the industry. As a result, they were named the 2020 winners of the AGC Construction Innovation Award. Listen and be inspired by their creations: Anne Brown — “CopperWorks” by Christman Constructors Inc; Eric Cylwik — “Slab Former” by Sundt; and Susan Heinking — “Net Zero Trailer” by

Leading to Leave

August 2020 — Business Tips Succession planning done well Succession planning can be daunting — but if the current principals determine early on who can best lead the company after they leave, and if they groom them thoroughly, the transition to the next generation leaders can be smoother.

NEW! ConstructorCast Special Edition Podcast: Celebrate Construction – Built On Safety

August 2020 — Top News On this special episode, AGC’s Senior Director of Safety and Health Services, Kevin Cannon and Director of Safety and Health Services, Nazia Shah, showcase the events scheduled for September 14-18, 2020 (Construction Safety Week and OSHA’s Fall Safety Stand-down), and how contractors and their partners can take this opportunity to recommit to sending every worker home safe each day. Find out how to participate, access online materials and best practice

We Kept America Building – AGC of America Special Report

August 2020 — Top News   AGC of America has created a special report called We Kept America Building. This new report details AGC of America’s response to the Coronavirus and highlights examples of how AGC has supported the construction industry during the pandemic. We have also created a short video – view HERE.  

Information management ‘could save £6 in labour for every £1 invested’

Image: Dreamstime/Siarhei Yurchanka Information management could save up to £6 worth of labour for every £1 invested while helping efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, according to a new report from the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB). The report, The Value of Information Management in the Construction and Infrastructure Sector, has been produced in partnership with KPMG and Atkins. It features 11 case studies that found that the use of information

Making historic buildings energy efficient ‘could reduce UK buildings’ emissions by 5%’

Grosvenor spent £5m to revive the deconsecrated St Mark’s Church in Mayfair to turn it into food market Mercato Mayfair Making all listed buildings and unlisted historic dwellings in conservation areas energy efficient could reduce UK carbon emissions from buildings by 5%. That’s the claim from property group Grosvenor, which is calling on the government to make major changes to planning policy to align heritage protection more closely with environmental sustainability. The call from Grosvenor

PHOTO: Condos on Lake Shore

Work is moving along for the Mirabella Condominiums on Lake Shore Boulevard West in Toronto. The developer is Diamante Development Corp. and the project is being built by PCL Constructors Canada Inc. The work includes two 38-storey towers with a total of 748 suites connected by a five-storey podium and three levels of underground parking. […] The post PHOTO: Condos on Lake Shore appeared first on

New YMCA Centre for Life planned in Belleville

BELLEVILLE, ONT. — The YMCA of Central East Ontario and the Governments of Canada and Ontario are providing over $22.4 million in joint funding for the construction of a multi-purpose sports and recreation facility in Belleville, Ont. The new YMCA Centre for Life will include two pools, a gymnasium, an exercise studio, a conditioning centre […] The post New YMCA Centre for Life planned in Belleville appeared first on

Indigenous project coalition issues list of ESG imperatives

Canada’s Indigenous project developers are suddenly finding themselves ahead of the curve globally as their decades-long insistence on strict environmental and social guidelines for project advancement is now seen as aligning with the fast-rising ESG movement. The convergence of the approaches was on full display at the First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) Indigenous Sustainable […] The post Indigenous project coalition issues list of ESG imperatives appeared first on

IO pumps the brakes on Highway 427 extension opening

A $616-million extension of Highway 427 north of Toronto has been completed and is ready for use by motorists, according to the consortium that was hired to design, build and maintain the thoroughfare. However, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) has tapped the brakes on issuing a substantial completion certificate. There are concerns about crossfall gradients on the […] The post IO pumps the brakes on Highway 427 extension opening appeared first on

Liverpool FC wins planning permission for Anfield Road Stand redevelopment

Artist’s impression of the Anfield Road Stand (Image courtesy of Liverpool FC) Liverpool Football Club has won planning permission for the £60m redevelopment of its Anfield Road Stand. The redevelopment, given the green light from Liverpool City Council’s planning committee, will increase Anfield stadium’s capacity by around 7,000, taking it to 61,000. Contractor Buckingham Group, which specialises in stadia, is expected to build the new stand. The firm is currently building Fulham FC’s new Riverside

TCR Express: June 16, 2021

This week on TCR Express Journal of Commerce, digital media editor Warren Frey talks to Journal of Commerce staff writer Russell Hixson about some of the top construction stories in western Canada including the fact that B.C. is implementing a compulsory trades certification system. The province is now in line with other provinces but the […] The post TCR Express: June 16, 2021 appeared first on

AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings Business Partners with Water Revolution Foundation

Creating a more sustainable yacht industry and helping to protect the world’s oceans are reportedly the main goals driving a new partnership between AkzoNobel’s Yacht Coatings business and the Water Revolution Foundation.

Deadline Nears for Adhesive and Sealant Council Annual Convention Presenter Abstracts

The deadline to submit an abstract to be a presenter at the 2021 Adhesive and Sealant Council Annual Convention is July 9.

A Philadelphia suburb sees its future in a municipal campus with an expanded courthouse

Ground broke today on the largest project that Montgomery County in Pennsylvania has undertaken to date: a 508,150-sf campus in the Philadelphia suburb of Norristown, Pa., that, when completed in 2026, will include the construction of the 330,000-sf, six-story Montgomery County Justice Center.

What Contractors Need to Know About Employment Equality and Diversity Regulations in Construction

A special look into the issue of DEI in construction and the compliance measures companies should be adhering to

What Contractors Need to Know About Employment Equality and Diversity Regulations in Construction

A special look into the issue of DEI in construction and the compliance measures companies should be adhering to

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