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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.

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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.

    Natural Disaster Impacts On Construction Projects – PART 2

    Natural Disaster Impacts On Construction Projects – PART 2

    Natural Disaster Impacts on Construction Projects – PART 2: In this final episode, our expert panel explores how to navigate through a complex property and/or business interruption claim, common insurance policy coverage issues, and strategies to full recovery after a natural disaster. Check out Part 1 for best practices on preparing for and mitigating the impacts of a natural disaster.

    Speakers:
    Tracy Alan Saxe, Partner at Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. www.sdvlaw.com
    Frank Russo, Founder/Principal at Procor Solutions + Consulting www.procorllc.com
    Joseph Poliafico, Global Director Insurance & Risk Management at Interstate Restoration www.interstaterestoration.com

    Read more or listen to Part 1 here:
    https://www.agc.org/news/2019/12/18/new-constructorcast-episode-natural-disaster-impacts-construction-projects-–-part-1

    • 27 min
    Natural Disaster Impacts On Construction Projects – PART 1

    Natural Disaster Impacts On Construction Projects – PART 1

    We kick-off this two-part series discussing how natural disasters affect construction; pre-loss planning; lessons learned in mitigating losses – including insurance considerations before the event; and challenges in restoration and resumption of business operations, immediately post-impact. Stay tuned for Part 2 for expert advice on how to present a natural disaster claim for insurance recovery.

    Listen in as three experts in claims management, litigation and restoration discuss how they have worked through these tough issues and offer their advice on how you can do the same.

    Speakers:
    Tracy Alan Saxe, Partner at Saxe Doernberger & Vita, P.C. www.sdvlaw.com
    Frank Russo, Founder/Principal at Procor Solutions + Consulting www.procorllc.com
    Joseph Poliafico, Global Director Insurance & Risk Management at Interstate Restoration www.interstaterestoration.com

    Read more: https://www.agc.org/news/2019/12/18/new-constructorcast-episode-natural-disaster-impacts-construction-projects-–-part-1

    • 29 min
    ConstructorCast - 2020 Outlook For Design And Construction

    ConstructorCast - 2020 Outlook For Design And Construction

    On the latest episode of AGC’s ConstructorCast, we talk with two leading economists covering the construction sector: Ken Simonson, chief economist for AGC, and Kermit Baker, chief economist for the American Institute of Architects. Don’t be put off by their titles, though—these guys speak English!

    Ken and Kermit provide a fast-paced overview of what to expect in the coming year for different categories of construction spending, labor availability and materials costs. They assess the broader economic environment and how various changes in economic growth or policy could affect contractors.

    To receive the Data DIGest, Ken’s one-page weekly summary of economic news relevant to construction, email him at ken.simonson@agc.org. Visit AGC’s website at https://www.agc.org/learn/construction-data for construction-specific data and economic information.

    Access AIA’s business intelligence resources here: https://www.aia.org/business-intelligence.

    • 26 min
    ConstructorCast: Using Virtual Design To Build Better

    ConstructorCast: Using Virtual Design To Build Better

    In this episode of AGC’s ConstructorCast, we talk with virtual design and construction (VDC) leaders from Barton Malow Company(www.bartonmalow.com), Matt Hedke and Alan Todd, about the benefits of VDC, technology selection and how to ensure successful companywide integration.

    Barton Malow defines VDC as the application of BIM and related technology throughout the project lifecycle (pursuit to closeout) to improve overall project performance. Barton Malow shares how it picks the right tools -- and how it uses technology to continually improve safety, quality and productivity during construction. Listen and learn how the company’s VDC team partners with project delivery teams, including design and trade partners, to ensure they are trained to use the technologies that can best help them plan and execute the work on their projects.

    View Barton Malow’s VDC Quarterly Reports (https://www.bartonmalow.com/VDC-quarterly-reports) on the benefits of VDC and how it adds value to the owner.

    Join the more than 1,000 AGC members who have earned their CM-BIM credentials; complete AGC of America’s BIM education program – www.agc.org/BIM.

    • 26 min
    ConstructorCast: Handling a Crisis

    ConstructorCast: Handling a Crisis

    On the latest episode of the ConstructorCast, we speak with two industry experts on how construction firms can best prepare for and handle the aftermath of a crisis. We discuss the logistical implications of crisis preparedness as well the imperative to address the psychological and emotional repercussions of job site accidents.

    Access more resources here: https://meetings.agc.org/risk/crisis

    • 29 min
    ConstructorCast: The Evolving Construction Risk Environment

    ConstructorCast: The Evolving Construction Risk Environment

    In this episode we explore how the construction industry's risk environment is evolving and what it means for your business. Ryan Howsam, Principal at FMI Corporation, explains the results of the AGC/FMI 2019 Risk Study, highlighting key trends and takeaways.

    View the survey results here: https://www.agc.org/industry-priorities/risk-management/reports-hot-topic-papers

    • 24 min

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