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 89 chapters affiliated with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC of America) representing over 27,000 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.
AGC Georgia is in the final stages of preparing to host you, your family and your colleagues at the Westin in Hilton Head Island from Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9.
One of the highlights of our Annual Convention will be our keynote speaker - Commander Kirk Lippold. He was in command of the USS Cole when it was targeted by the deadly al Qaeda terrorist attack in 2000, just 11 months before 9/11. His team training prior to the attack and unflappable leadership galvanized his crew to action, resulting in lives and the ship being saved. Commander Lippold is a compelling storyteller and draws upon his Five Pillars of Leadership to offer strategies to business leaders.
AGC Georgia top bill signed by Governor Kemp
Monday, May 6, AGC Georgia representatives participated in a signing ceremony with Governor Kemp for HB 493.
This legislation addresses part of our state's law regarding private construction plan review and inspections. HB 493 changes the statutory time frame for local government private plan review from 30 business days to 30 days. It also changes the statutory fee structure collected when a governmental entity does not provide the plan review or inspection services.
Under the old law, governmental entities collect 100% of the fee, even though they are not providing the plan review or inspection services. HB 493 amends this fee structure, allowing the governmental entity to only collect 50% of the normal fee if they cannot provide plan review within 30 days since they will only be doing a cursory review of the design professional’s work.
HB 493 also contains language that allows owners of a project to immediately contract with licensed professional engineers or architects to conduct a plan review or inspection without having to wait on the governing authority, even if they can provide the service within the 30-day time frame. Under this provision, the owner is obligated to pay 100% of the fee to the governmental entity.
Members are invited to click below and log in with their credentials to learn more about the results of the 2019 Georgia General Assembly.
Young apprentices sharing their success stories
Take a moment and watch this awesome video profiling four young people who decided to take the path of entering the construction workforce. They are receiving training while earning instead of incurring debt! They proudly share how rewarding their work is to them.
Two individuals are employed with AGC Georgia member firms, Anning-Johnson Company and Carroll Daniel Construction Company.
This video is produced by CEFGA, AGC Georgia's partner in workforce development initiatives.
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Start making plans to engage with students for the 2019 Skills Challenge Series
Last year, more than 160 industry firms donated money to the AGC Georgia Foundation to support construction-related student competitions called Skills Challenges that were held in four cities around Georgia. AGC Georgia and our incredible partnering contractors are already working hard to plan the 2019 series! These events are a great time to cheer on high school talent who are interested in a career in construction and are honing their trade skills. Organizers are asking for construction firms to contribute money, provide industry judges for each of the competitions and host hands-on construction-related demonstration exhibits.
We'll spend the coming months getting the word out about these and inviting community leaders such as elected local and state officials, and academic representatives, along with many others to make sure stakeholders understand the great work our state's construction teachers are doing in the construction classroom to help students who want to enter the workforce as a summer intern or full-time employee are job ready.
Click on the image to the right to watch a video recap of the 2018 events.