Welcome to AGC Georgia
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.
Selling Construction as a Career
Should Subcontractors Bear Scheduling Risks They Can't Control?
|Excerpted from May/June Constructor Magazine
by Autumn Cafiero Giusti
To build a movement, you first have to tell a story.
For the past year, the I Build America movement has leveraged the power of messaging and storytelling to improve the image of the industry and engage the next generation of construction professionals.
The message in the above article fits perfectly with AGC Georgia's workforce development initiatives. To get more engaged in introducing construction as a career to today's youth, please contact Bill Chambless at 478-972-5865.
|Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP; Published February 20, 2017
The project schedule and a project’s financial success or failure are inextricably linked. A delayed project can expose prime contractors and their subcontractors to damages suffered by the owner, liquidated and actual, in addition to cost increases from field and home office overhead. Even if the schedule is “recovered,” the effort to right the ship may require so much overtime, crew augmentation, and inefficiency that a potentially profitable job turns into a puddle of red ink. Given these financial risks, some prime contractors draft their subcontracts to push the risk of scheduling problems and resulting delays downstream. Sometimes these scheduling clauses require subcontractors to bear the cost of risks the subcontractor cannot control. Is this a good idea?
AGC Georgia Receives National PR Award
Thanks to our members, we have received an AGC of America Chapter Public Relations Award for our Workforce Development Campaign. Each year, AGC recognizes excellent Chapter public relations achievements during the calendar year. You, our members, made this award possible thanks to your efforts in and out of the classroom.
To help us frame our message and explain our long term goals, we coined the phrase One School, One Instructor, One Student, You which has helped us link fragmented efforts by various groups, including teachers, members, and AGC Georgia staff, into a more strategic, coordinated and cohesive initiative.
Read more about the basis for our Workforce Development campaign.
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Become an AGC Georgia Sponsor.
AGC Georgia sponsors are an integral part of our ability to deliver quality services and programming. For a minimum of $7,500 a year, your firm can join this group of industry leaders! All sponsorship investments offer a hard-dollar return on investment by including a complimentary registration to all major networking activities and promotional opportunities.
The bigger the sponsorship package, the bigger the ROI!
Shine the spotlight on your firm in 2017.
AGC Georgia Fall Leadership Conference
Mark your calendar for AGC Georgia's Fall Leadership Conference October 12-15, 2017 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, NC. Leaders of Georgia's construction community will gather at this intimate conference that includes:
To learn more about the conference, click here.
- Two half-day leadership development seminars
- Golf tournament
- The popular AGC Georgia Sports Bar featuring the best in the day's college football
- Afternoons open to explore the area
One of the largest challenges facing our industry today is the growing need to recruit new talent. On September 19, join more than 200 attendees in Atlanta for the 17th annual MEGA Meeting to find out what the state and other organizations are doing to encourage young minds to engage in these industries.
Ben Hames, Deputy Commissioner - Workforce Division at Georgia Department of Economic Development is this year's keynote speaker and our own AGC Georgia President Scott Clark will also be speaking about his efforts to support local high school construction programs and encourage young people to consider a career in construction.
To learn more about the meeting, click here.