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 88 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.
AGC Georgia Marketplace
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
4:00 pm - Economic Update
4:30 pm - Networking
To kick off the afternoon's activities, Ken Simonson will provide a Georgia-specific economic update. Ken is AGC of America's chief economist and a leading authority on economic trends impacting the construction industry. Learn what is in store for us in 2019! Immediately following the economic update, participants will move into the Marketplace. This event provides industry professionals with an excellent opportunity to build relationships with fellow industry professionals. Register today and be sure to invite your co-workers to this relaxed event. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres and spend time with general and specialty contractors, suppliers and industry service providers in an effort to make new contacts for future contracts.
President Kuntz on Atlanta's craft labor shortage
The increase in metro Atlanta development has created an incredible demand for construction workers. The Georgia Department of Labor reports that construction industry jobs in metro Atlanta have grown by 7.6 percent, the most growth of any industry. Despite the surge, there is a still a shortage of skilled workers at all levels.
Member Eckardt Electric drafts local high school student; featured in AJC
As many of his fellow members of the class of 2018 prepare for years of student debt, Berkmar High School senior Alexander Avellaneda will be earning a wage. He's the first member of the Gwinnett County school's Architecture and Construction Academy to graduate and get a job with a community business partner. To celebrate this milestone, the school held a "signing day" of sorts in the construction lab. "Growing talent in our backyard helps in recruitment and retention and having good people in management and beyond," said Ashton Watt, personnel and recruiting manager at Eckardt Electric, who attended the ceremony. Watt said his company could be the model for others.
Cobb County CTAE success stories; Dunham featured
If it has to do with workforce development, AGC Georgia is at the table. We are proud to see the final results of this video featuring Cobb County CTAE construction success stories. Included are great interviews from our industry partner Zach Fields with CEFGA and our CEO, Mike Dunham. Thanks to our member, Holder Construction Co., for being a strong supporter of work-based learning!
Winter Weather Stand Down
During the week of November 5, worksite employees are encouraged to stop
work and participate in AGC Georgia and OSHA’s Stand Down focusing on
winter weather. Winter weather presents hazards including slippery
roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Employers must
prevent illnesses, injuries and fatalities by controlling these hazards
in workplaces impacted by winter weather.
In November, AGC Georgia’s regional Workforce Development Alliances will host Skills Challenges in Augusta, Gainesville, Griffin and Moultrie. These four events offer the opportunity for hundreds of students to compete, representing 50+ high schools, in electrical, carpentry, plumbing, masonry, welding, A/V production and TeamWorks.
To learn more, including how to become a sponsor or judge, click here.
AGC Georgia Academy
A top priority for AGC Georgia is providing game-changing resources to take you and your team to new heights. Academy curriculum develops higher levels of emotional intelligence, gives you tools to create an emotional experience instead of a transaction with internal and external stakeholders, builds communication skills, and develops how you present yourself to others. The following core concepts will be taught over five sessions with the optimum goal of helping you achieve your mental, physical and emotional peak performance.
--Introduction to Emotional Intelligence for the AEC Industry and Plan Creation
--12 Steps to Great Relationships
--How to Present like an Award Winning Actor: Increase Your Presence and Influence
--Time Management and the Use of Lean Principles
--Stop Pulling Your Hair Out! Stress Management and Peak Performance
To learn more about the amazing benefits of enrolling in the AGC Georgia Academy, click here.