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AGC of America produces a monthly podcast, the ConstructorCast, a source for all the news, views, and interviews relevant to your construction business.

ConstructorCast AGC of America

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

AGC of America produces a monthly podcast, the ConstructorCast, a source for all the news, views, and interviews relevant to your construction business.

    ConstructorCast - Building Tomorrow's Heroes

    ConstructorCast - Building Tomorrow's Heroes

    Unleash the power of imagination in our latest episode, as we dive into the captivating story of “Grit Leads to Greatness”, a children’s book written by our two guests Chris Eccleston and Jenny Schroen. With workforce issues challenging the construction industry, this brilliant duo saw an opportunity to sow the seeds of interest early on and cultivate a generation that thrives on skill, creativity, and passion. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that combines the magic of storytelling with the practicality of real-world skills. Hit that play button and let's embark on a journey of reshaping perceptions about construction, breaking down barriers, and creating exciting pathways for our future builders, architects, and engineers!

    Chris Eccleston, LEED, AP, CHC
    President & Founder
    Delmarva Veteran Builders

    Jenny Kerr Schroen
    Creative Developer
    Delmarva Veteran Builders


    • 29 min
    ConstructorCast - Building Bridges: Construction D&I Winners

    ConstructorCast - Building Bridges: Construction D&I Winners

    On this episode of ConstructorCast, we spotlight success stories and provide actionable strategies for creating a more diverse and inclusive future within the construction industry. You’ll hear from our guest host, Jorge Quezada, and two winners of this year's AGC Diversity & Inclusion awards program – Brad Lewis of Hensel Phelps and Judith Monrouzeau of Bermúdez Longo Díaz Massó (BLDM). They will share how they approached the application, what the recognition means to them and their companies, and how they are learning and getting better from the process.


    Judith Monrouzeau, PhD. SPHR.
    Executive Director of Human Resources Safety & Compliance
    Bermúdez Longo Díaz Massó, LLC.
    BLDM D&I Program One-Pager: https://go.agc.org/DEI-BLDM

    Brad Lewis, ECMA
    Corporate Director of Supplier Diversity
    Hensel Phelps
    Hensel Phelps D&I Program One-Pager: https://go.agc.org/DEI_HenselPhelps

    To explore more about Construction DEI Talks and access their episodes, resources and community, visit their website at https://constructiondeitalks.com.

    Find out more about AGC’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee: https://www.agc.org/diversity

    AGC’s Culture of CARE: https://buildculture.org/

    AGC’s Diversity & Inclusion Assessment: https://www.agc.org/culture-assessment

    The AGC Diversity & Inclusion awards are open to general contractors, specialty contractors, and service and supply provider companies in good standing of at least one AGC Chapter. Nominations must be submitted by principals or officers of firms, or with their written permission. https://www.agc.org/DiversityAwards

    • 32 min
    ConstructorCast - Contractors Care: An Industry of Support

    ConstructorCast - Contractors Care: An Industry of Support

    Construction has one of the highest suicide rates of any industry. It is four times higher than the national suicide average and five times higher than that of all other construction fatalities combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control. AGC of America has established a Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Task Force to stand up against this issue and is honored to have had the chance to speak with the two co-chairs for this episode - Mandi Kime of AGC of Washington and Brandon Anderson of AGC of Missouri. Together they are leading the fight for an industry in crisis. In the episode, they share why they are so passionate, and how they are working to combat construction’s leading mental health difficulties and the stigma that accompanies them.


    Mandi Kime
    Director of Safety
    AGC of Washington - https://www.agcwa.com

    Brandon Anderson
    Vice President of Safety
    AGC of Missouri - https://www.agcmo.org


    AGC of America Mental Health & Suicide Prevention website

    • 28 min
    ConstructorCast - Construction Safety Week 2023

    ConstructorCast - Construction Safety Week 2023

    Construction Safety Week started in 2014, when more than 40 national and global construction firms comprising the Construction Industry Safety Initiative (CISI) group and the Incident and Injury Free (IIF) Forum joined forces with a single aim: to inspire everyone in the industry to be leaders in safety.

    On this episode, Mike Burke of Alberici Constructors and Dan Johnson of Mortenson, both serving as chairs on the Safety Week committee, share some history of the tradition, what this annual campaign means to them, and how you can get involved.

    This year's Construction Safety Week will take place May 1-5, 2023. Visit the website to find all the resources you need.


    Michael Burke
    Chief Operating Officer
    Alberici Constructors

    Dan Johnson
    Chief Executive Officer

    Resources: Construction Safety Week website: www.constructionsafetyweek.com

    • 18 min
    ConstructorCast - Check Your Chats: How Texts Fuel Disputes

    ConstructorCast - Check Your Chats: How Texts Fuel Disputes

    Texters beware: Your data is not your own! Joining on this episode to share their experiences on the front line are Lauren Abeyta, COO at Construction Discovery Experts, and Kristin Protas, VP & Deputy General Counsel at Gilbane Building Company. They talk about the realities and proliferation of electronic communication and how to successfully manage your digital footprint and train your teams to keep you out of trouble.

    Lauren Abeyta
    Founder & Chief Operating Officer
    Construction Discovery Experts

    Kristin Protas
    VP, Deputy General Counsel
    Gilbane Building Company

    AGC Hot Topic Paper: The Cutting Edge – Strategically Managing ESI Risks, Costs and Burdens
    Presented in January 2023 by Gregory Chertoff, Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s New York office, during AGC’s annual Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management Conference. https://risk.agc.org/

    BIFF Communication: Brief, Informative, Friendly & Firm – created by the High Conflict Institute

    • 30 min
    ConstructorCast - Coming to a Jobsite Near You: Hardhats to Helmets

    ConstructorCast - Coming to a Jobsite Near You: Hardhats to Helmets

    Traumatic Brain Injuries are responsible for 25% of all construction fatalities, and many life-altering injuries. With this information and emerging technology, many contractors are considering the transition from the traditional brim hardhat, to a chin-strap safety helmet. Joining on this episode to talk about their respective companies journey in this transition, are Seth Randall of Clark Construction, and Jamie Dabbs of TD Industries.

    Seth Randall, CSP, CHST
    Regional Safety Director, Infrastructure Group
    Clark Construction Group

    Jamie Dabbs, CSP, ASP, CRIS
    Vice President, Safety, Health & Environmental

    Kevin Cannon
    Senior Director, Safety & Health Services
    AGC of America


    Photo for graphic provided by Clark Counstruction Group

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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