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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.

    COVID-19 Is Transforming Construction Jobsites

    COVID-19 Is Transforming Construction Jobsites

    This episode highlights some of the more unique and innovative aspects of how construction firms have adapted their operations and established new work routines to mitigate against the spread of the virus – so they can continue to work in a SAFE and ESSENTIAL manner. Learn from your peers as you hear Frank Baxter (Skanska USA Building), Mayone Sallows (Butz Family of Companies) and Felipe Serrano (The Beck Group) share how they are making use of technology advancements as well as some rudimentary systems to shift behaviors and change practices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Guests:
    Frank Baxter | EHS Director | Skanska USA Building -- https://www.usa.skanska.com/
    Mayone Sallows | Safety Coordinator | Butz Family of Companies -- https://www.butz.com/
    Felipe Serrano | Assistant Project Manager | The Beck Group -- https://www.beckgroup.com/

    AGC’s COVID-19 webpage at https://www.agc.org/coronavirus shows how the construction industry is protecting workers and the public.

    From there you can access the association’s https://workingsafe.agc.org site that highlights examples of safety plans and special safety stand-downs designed to make sure every employee knows and follows new COVID-19 guidelines.

    AGC also features short safety tips (in English and Spanish) and pictures to illustrate how contractors across the country are routinely practicing social distancing, adding more hand sanitizing stations, and disinfecting projects more frequently, for example -https://workingsafe.agc.org/weekly-safety-tips/.

    Related Resources
    “How Is the Pandemic Driving Documentation Technology Usage in Construction?” by Grant Hagen, Virtual Design and Construction Manager, The Beck Group appeared in the Associated General Contractors of America Tech Brief - https://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-nwl/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=637206&issueID=71021 (September 2020)

    AGC Project Innovation & Delivery Forum – Volunteer Opportunity:

    The mission of the forum is to align the execution of construction projects with the latest innovations in safety, quality and productivity, and to educate the industry on best practices in order to deliver quality projects on time and on budget.

    Visit www.agc.org/projectdelivery to learn more and to join the forum.

    • 34 min
    Construction 3D Printing In The Here And Now

    Construction 3D Printing In The Here And Now

    There’s real potential that we will be printing large concrete buildings in the future. But on this episode, Ryan Shults of Gilbane Building Company and Steven Koehler of Linbeck hope to convince you that contractors can easily benefit from Desktop 3D printing technology right now. They share how they are using 3D printing in various construction applications to help them get, plan and execute projects.

    Guests:
    Ryan Shults | VDC Manager | Gilbane Building Company - https://www.gilbaneco.com/
    Steven Koehler | VDC Coordinator | Linbeck - https://www.linbeck.com/

    AGC Project Innovation & Delivery Forum – Volunteer Opportunity:
    AGC members can also join the Project Innovation & Delivery Forum. The mission of the forum is to align the execution of construction projects with the latest innovations in safety, quality and productivity, and to educate the industry on best practices in order to deliver quality projects on time and on budget. Visit www.agc.org/projectdelivery to learn more and to join the forum.

    • 29 min
    Construction Safety Excellence Showcase

    Construction Safety Excellence Showcase

    The 2021 competition is now open for one of the country’s most rigorous business safety competitions – AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), sponsored by Willis Towers Watson. This episode highlights AGC-member Faith Technologies – the 2020 Grand Award Winner. Faith’s CEO Mike Jansen and their VP of Safety Rocky Rowlett talk about their safety program, their video series called Charged! and share some of their very own best safety practices. Also hear WTW’s Construction Safety and Risk Control Leader Mike Fredebeil discuss an incredible additional benefit of the safety excellence awards: the annual publication of a free document that includes hundreds of “Safety Management Best Practices” gathered from the competing companies’ submissions. AGC’s safety lead Kevin Cannon fills in all the details so you know how to get involved and benefit from the sharing of ideas and strategies.

    Guests:
    Mike Jansen, CEO at Faith Technologies
    Rocky Rowlett, Vice President of Safety at Faith Technologies
    Mike Fredebeil, North American Construction Safety and Risk Control Leader and certified safety professional with Willis Towers Watson
    Kevin Cannon, Senior Director of Safety and Health Services at AGC of America

    Additional Resources:
    • Faith Technologies – https://www.faithtechnologies.com/
    • Faith Technologies “Charged!” Video Series – https://www.faithtechnologies.com/news/video-gallery/ The Charged! Videos can also be found on Faith’s company blog https://blog.faithtechnologies.com/ and social media channels, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.
    • Willis Towers Watson – https://www.willistowerswatson.com/en-US
    • AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards – www.agc.org/csea
    o 2021 CSEA application
    o AGC WebEd: Overview of the 2021 CSEA – Thu, Oct. 22, 2020 at 2:00 PM ET - REGISTER: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3457861124914414094
    o CSEA Safety Management Best Practices (see right sidebar for links to 2017 – 2020 reports)

    • 46 min
    The Impact Of COVID-19 On Construction Workforce

    The Impact Of COVID-19 On Construction Workforce

    Since the start of the pandemic, the construction industry has shed more than 400,000 jobs as demand for projects has stalled in many parts of the country. In this episode, Ken Simonson, AGC’s chief economist; Allison Scott, Autodesk’s Director of Construction Thought Leadership and Customer Marketing; and Steven Sandherr, the chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America will talk about the key findings of the 2020 Construction Workforce Survey, observations about how the coronavirus is impacting the sector’s productivity and what AGC will be doing to support the construction industry going forward.

    Full report of the 2020 AGC Construction Workforce Survey and Fact Sheets by State: https://www.agc.org/news/2020/09/02/coronavirus-has-caused-significant-construction-project-delays-and-cancellations-yet

    • 14 min
    GenZ’s Perspectives On Industry Engagement

    GenZ’s Perspectives On Industry Engagement

    Generation Z will be the future of construction work as baby boomers retire and a new crowd of young people enter the industry. On this episode, an 18-year old Gen Z expert Josh Miller and two AGC student chapter leaders Anna Bennett and Tyler Korte offer authentic insights on how to leverage their unique skills to improve your business. Discover how to target your construction firm’s training and recruiting strategies to better engage with the 16 to 24-year old demographic.

    Speaker profiles:
    Josh Miller, Northwestern University – Medill School of Journalism; former director of Gen Z studies at XYZ University (Jan 2018 – July 2020)
    Anna Bennett, University of Louisiana at Monroe
    Tyler Korte, Crossland Heavy Contractors, Inc. Field Engineer; Pittsburg State University (Class of 2020 – Construction Engineering Technology)

    • 31 min
    Celebrate Construction - Built On Safety

    Celebrate Construction - Built On Safety

    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 resources, and be recognized for your efforts.

    RESOURCES
    1. Construction Safety Week: https://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/
    • Resources: https://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/plan-for-safety-week/
    • Certificate of Participation (via AGC): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2V7ZLP2
    • Media Coverage Request Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/summary/9bg7gA4eWUXCdgP_2BrNCDb3DF5ZYzqHnAjhb0Tvo9qF8A8obQFe9iQmazK1DWRREp

    2. OSHA National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction: https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/
    • Resources: https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/resources.html
    • Certificate of Participation: https://www.osha.gov/StopFallsStandDown/index.html#cert

    If you have further questions about these two events, please email us at safety@agc.org.

    • 13 min

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