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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 - Winning the War on Talent

    ConstructorCast - Winning the War on Talent

    Struggling to find enough workers? On this episode, three young construction professionals share their insights about how they made a decision on a full-time position and why their selected firms stood out.

    This episode was pre-recorded at AGC's Annual Convention. When recording on the road, audio isn't always studio-quality, but the content is worth the listen! Thanks for following!

    Our guests each bring different perspectives on the recruitment and hiring process and share what got them where they are now.

    Trent Fair - Pittsburg State University / Simpson Construction Services, https://simpsonconst.com/
    Jack McGavran - Pittsburg State University / McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., https://www.mccarthy.com/
    Collette LeManske - Kansas State University / Brinkmann Constructors, https://brinkmannconstructors.com/


    AGC Student Chapters - Membership in an AGC Student Chapter provides young professionals with an opportunity to observe and develop their skills with current industry leaders. AGC of America, in conjunction with our local Chapters, supports more than 170 Student Chapters nationwide. https://www.agc.org/connect/chapters/student-chapters

    AGC Construction Leadership Council (CLC) - The purpose of the CLC is to act as a conduit for participants to network, exchange ideas about work and the industry, serve local communities and continuing education which includes both professional development and leadership skills. www.agc.org/clc

    Undergraduate and Graduate scholarship opportunities with AGC open July 1, 2022. Visit www.agc.org/foundation for more information.

    • 33 min
    ConstructorCast - Environmental Highlights and Headlines

    ConstructorCast - Environmental Highlights and Headlines

    In this episode, we cover the steps the Biden Administration has taken related to construction and the environment. AGC’s Director of Environmental Services Melinda Tomaino walks you through the environmental highlights and headlines on WOTUS (waters of the United States), species-related issues, climate change policy developments and implications for projects, and environmental review and approvals. Find out how AGC is making timely decisions and setting priorities, the important role AGC plays in policymaking, and how you can get involved.

    Show Notes:

    Melinda Tomaino
    Director, Environmental Services

    More Information:
    There are a few forums available for you to get involved –
    • Attend AGC meetings and conferences, such as the Construction Safety Health and Environmental Conference on July 26-28, 2022, or the peer group discussion for In-House Environmental Managers scheduled for July 27. https://shec.agc.org/
    • Join the Environmental Forum and eForum listserv to hear about new developments and opportunities to engage. https://www.agc.org/industry-priorities/energy-environment/environmental-forum
    • Serve on the Steering Committee for the Environmental Forum (recruitment annually). https://www.agc.org/news/2021/11/18/volunteers-needed-serve-associations-environmental-steering-committee

    Read the latest AGC news on Energy & Environmental online at https://www.agc.org/environment.
    Learn about climate change implications on construction at https://www.agc.org/climate-change.

    • 22 min
    ConstructorCast - Preparing for Safety Week 2022

    ConstructorCast - Preparing for Safety Week 2022

    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, Ken Aldridge of Aldridge Electric, and Mike Burke of Alberici Constructors, 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 participate.

    This year’s Safety Week will take place May 2-6, 2022. Visit the website to find all the resources you need.


    Ken Aldridge, Chairman of the Board, Aldridge Electric

    Michael Burke, Chief Operating Officer, Alberici Constructors

    Construction Safety Week website: https://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/

    • 25 min
    ConstructorCast - Business Development - Challenge Of The Chase

    ConstructorCast - Business Development - Challenge Of The Chase

    Business Development within the construction industry presents multiple challenges as competition levels rise, continued supply obstacles occur, and labor shortages pressure companies to do more with less. On this episode, members of AGC’s Business Development Forum – Chris Martin, President at Atlas Marketing and Tonya Byrd (Jackson), Business Development Manager at Gilbane Building Company – discuss these challenges and share best practices and methods to help your construction company grow. Get ready for some first-hand stories of techniques and proven approaches that you can apply to achieve revenue and profit growth in today’s market.

    Chris Martin, Founder and President at Atlas Marketing and co-host of Building PA Podcast

    Tonya Byrd (Jackson), Business Development Manager at Gilbane Building Company and Vice-Chair of the AGC Business Development (BD) Forum

    AGC Business Development Best Practices (article series) - https://www.agc.org/connect/agc-groups/business-development/business-development-best-practices
    AGC 2021 Convention Slides - https://convention.agc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-AGC-Convention-1_Challenge-of-the-Chase.pdf
    AGC BD Forum - https://www.agc.org/connect/agc-groups/business-development-forum

    #businessdevelopment #clientrelationships #construction #AGCBizDev

    • 49 min
    ConstructorCast - Material Price Escalation, Delays, and COVID-19

    ConstructorCast - Material Price Escalation, Delays, and COVID-19

    Construction firms are coping with a seemingly unending series of supply-chain disruptions that are compounding problems caused by record materials cost increases and pandemic-induced challenges to operations. It has never been more important for project participants to be prepared with strategies to mitigate the risk of material price escalation and delays due to material shortages -- in order to preserve the feasibility and profitability of the project. On this episode, Greg Sweeso of Tarlton Corporation, Jack Mumma of Michigan State University, and Ronald Ciotti of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP share risk mitigation strategies available during the bidding, procurement, and contracting phases of the project.


    Greg Sweeso, Project Manager, Preconstruction at Tarlton Corporation

    Jack Mumma, Construction Contract Administrator, Michigan State University

    Ronald Ciotti, Partner at Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP


    ConsensusDocs Price Escalation Resource Center - https://www.consensusdocs.org/price-escalation-clause/

    New COVID-19 Epidemic Contract Rider Helps Guide General Contractors and Subcontractors Through Uncertain COVID-19 Construction Risk Management - https://www.agc.org/industry-priorities/contracts-law/construction-law

    AGC Construction Inflation Alert - https://www.agc.org/learn/construction-data/agc-construction-inflation-alert

    AGC 2021 Convention Slides:

    Construction Trends & Outlook:

    • 56 min
    ConstructorCast - AGC & Procore: HBCU Scholarship Program

    ConstructorCast - AGC & Procore: HBCU Scholarship Program

    Panel discussion about HBCU Scholarship program between Procore and AGC

    • 23 min

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16 Ratings

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