The opportunity to meet and get to know industry colleagues is one of the most important benefits of membership in AGC Georgia. In many instances, members end up doing business together, refer another member when opportunities come up, and become life-long friends. Having someone you trust to bounce ideas off of, sharing best industry practices, recommending a specialty contractor or service/supplier you have confidence in, or expanding your current contacts all start when people network and build relationships.
Many members consider a personal introduction by one AGC Georgia member to another as extremely beneficial—often shortcutting what otherwise might be numerous attempts to get someone to take your call. These personal introductions can take place anywhere-- in a BIM training class, at a sporting event, during the convention reception, serving on the Board, sitting in on the technology forum, in a guided tour of the State Capitol during Legislative Day, or helping to plan a Young Leadership Program roundtable program. The more you are involved and participate in AGC Georgia, the more you expand your network which can lead to greater opportunities for you and your company.
In addition to meeting at numerous events and conferences held throughout the year, members can network with each other during Members First meetings held four times a year in seven regions: Albany, Augusta, Columbus, Commerce, Macon, Savannah, and Valdosta. During these meetings, supervisor safety awards are presented, and the Chapter President Tours are conducted. These meetings are in addition to two Metro Atlanta Members First programs convened twice a year.
AGC Georgia also helps members build external relationships and ties with important constituencies including key influencers, public and elected officials, college and technical school representatives, and those affiliated with other industry groups. We work closely with OSHA, Corps of Engineers, Georgia Board of Regents, GSFIC, and the Georgia Chapters of AIA and ACEC.