Welcome to AGC Georgia
Thank you for visiting! To our members, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you, your colleagues, and company along with hundreds of other top contractors and service/supplier firms comprising our distinguished membership. Providing an array of services and programs to help you and your company succeed is our number one priority as your construction industry partner.
For visitors looking to learn more about AGC Georgia, we are the leading, statewide professional trade association representing the commercial construction industry in Georgia. We are one of 92 chapters affiliated with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) representing over 26,000 firms nationwide. Our collective voice and clout at the national, state and local level is unmatched by other groups giving us a clear advantage in advocating policies and programs to protect what is in the best interest of member firms and the industry.
The 2016 Georgia General Assembly concluded on Thursday, March 24, 2016.
June 23, 2016: FAA Finalizes New Federal Rules on the Commercial Use of Drones; AGC Schedules Follow-Up Programs Specifically for Construction Contractors
May 31, 2016: AGC Plays Key Role in Supreme Court Case on Water Act
May 10, 2016: Final Legislative Report
March 28, 2016: Post Session Report
March 18, 2016: Week 10 Report
March 11, 2016: Week 9 Report
March 4, 2016: Week 8 Report
February 26, 2016: Week 7 Report
February 19, 2016: Week 6 Report
February 12, 2016: Week 5 Report
|The Role of Wearable Technology in Risk Reduction
||Georgia Economic Outlook
|By: Andrew Ronchi, Published July 12, 2016; Construction Executive
With three million nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses occurring in 2014 alone, which is a $250 billion problem in the United States, the importance of risk reduction and the implementation of mitigation strategies is recognized in any industry.
Of course, this is particularly relevant for the construction industry, composed of anything from small companies to large multi-nationals that are faced with ensuring the health and safety of their workers.
But how to do this effectively is another matter.
Read more . . .
|Published August 12, 2016 - Wells Fargo Securities
Georgia's construction industry added 12,300 jobs over the year, with Atlanta accounting for about 60 percent of that increase. There’s been a substantial pickup in hiring at heavy and civil engineering construction firms in 2016 as work ramps up on large infrastructure projects, including Plant Vogtle near Augusta and the harbor deepening at the Port of Savannah. Construction employment in Atlanta is up 6.7 percent year to year and has risen 16.6 percent since April 2014, which is when work began on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The state-of-the-art stadium is scheduled for completion next summer and is slated to host the 2019 Super Bowl. Construction is also underway on the new $672 million Atlanta Brave’s stadium, which began construction near the intersection of I-75 and I-285 in September 2014 and is nearing completion ahead of Opening Day in April 2017. The development will also include a mixed-use center, dubbed The Battery Atlanta, which will include a 16-story Omni hotel, regional headquarters for 1,000 Comcast employees and several restaurants and entertainment spots.
AGC Georgia’s award-winning Young Leadership Program (YLP) is proud to host AGC of America’s October 2016 Construction Leadership Council’s Leadership Development Conference (LDC). This event is the only one of its kind to bring together emerging construction leaders from across the country in various sectors to network, learn and share. Our local YLP council members have worked extremely hard to create a unique LDC program with key take-a-ways on how to grow personally and improve your company’s performance within the industry.
Who should attend?
This event is designed for emerging leaders in mid-career positions within the construction industry looking to develop leadership skills and share/learn best practices.
BuildCon & BIMForum Come to Atlanta October 17-19
New this year, BuildCon co-locates with BIMForum, allowing attendees to interface with Designers, Specialty Contractors and Engineers to talk about the issues that matter most. Attendees who register for one event will be able to attend both BuildCon and BIMForum sessions.
AGC BuildCon provides participants the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and insight from industry leaders, owners, and contractor peers on improving your organization’s project delivery approaches, business development practices and lean strategies. This year’s theme is “Design-Assist and Associated Risk” and many of our BuildCon sessions will incorporate BIM topics.
Learn More about BuildCon
The Fall BIMForum will explore best practices in professional coordination from Architects, Engineers, Builders and Owners. We will cover topics such as:
- Establishing a collaborative environment
- Organizing the coordination process
- Conducting truly effective coordination meetings
- Measuring the real-world results of professional coordination
- Owners’ engagement in the coordination process
- Design Assist and its impact on coordination
- Handoff from design coordination to construction
- Use of LOD (Levels of Development)
Learn more about BIMForum.