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The Forum
July 13, 2011

Guided by our core principles of Skill, Integrity and Responsibility,
Georgia Branch, AGC's mission is ". . . to be the voice of Georgia's construction industry,
provide valuable member services and promote best construction practices."

The Forum is Georgia Branch, AGC's weekly electronic newsletter developed in conjunction with the
Chapter's website to deliver timely industry, member and association news.

In This Issue
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Metro Atlanta Members First Luncheon Set for August - Register Now!
Make Safety a Priority on Your Jobsites! Register for Next Safety Stand Down
AGC's Helping an American Hero & His Family; Join Us!
"Tee up" with Georgia Branch, AGC!
CLC National Working Weekend for Mid-Career Professionals
Now Available - FREE ConsensusDOCS 200 Document Index
Construction Jobs Dip in June; Reports Vary on Apartment, Office, Data-Center Demand
10th Annual SPSU Construction Management Program Fundraiser
Questions from the Federal Reserve - Atlanta
iSqFt Offers Quick Access to details on 100s of Construction Project; Complete with Online Learning Center
First Annual Kickin' It For Construction: CEFGA Kickball Tournament
Construction Teacher Needed in Middle Georgia High School
   

 

   
Metro Atlanta Members First Luncheon Set for August - Register Now!


A full ballroom during this same networking event held in 2010 featuring U. S. Senator Isakson. This upcoming event's speaker has a proven track record with AGC in his previous job and is excited to begin a dialog with Georgia Branch, AGC and our members regarding much needed improvements to his department.

Have you had a less than satisfactory experience with the City of Atlanta's Office of Buildings?

If so, this informative networking luncheon is for you! Make plans to attend now.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Networking Reception begins at 11:15 am
Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

Keynote Speaker:
Don L. Rosenthal
, MBA, CBO
New Director of the City of Atlanta's Office of Buildings

 
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AGC Product on SALE!
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

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The Federal Highway Administration revised the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Parts 1, 5 and 6 Temporary Traffic Control in 2009. All contractors are required to know and meet these new specifications.

Order this manual to ensure that you know the specifications and are ready to meet them!


To save on this resource, click here and use Coupon Code WeeklyFeature at the AGC Store.

View AGC Store for other products

Save the Date For These Fun Events
October 7, 2011
PAC Sporting Clays Fundraiser
Cherokee Rose Resort
Griffin

October 20 - 23, 2011
AGC Fall Leadership Conference
at The Lodge & Spa
Callaway Gardens
Pine Mountain

 

Upcoming AGC of America Programs
9/20-22: AGC Advanced Safety Management Training Course
9/21-24: IPD & Lean Construction Building Conference
Upcoming Education & Safety Courses
7/14-15: OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
7/19-22: OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
7/27: OSHA Crane Standard - Qualified Signal Persons/ Riggers
7/29: Competent Person: Trenching and Excavations
8/3: NPDES Level 1A Rececertification
8/3-4: Construction Risk Avoidance and Mitigation - Meets FL CEU Requirements
8/10: BIM 4: Process, Adoption and Integration
8/11: Georgia Licensing Prep Course
8/12: CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens
8/17: EPA's Lead RRP Certified Renovator
8/26: OSHA Crane Standard - Qualified Signal Persons/Riggers
8/31: OSHA Recordkeeping Seminar
8/31: Fall Protection

View Full Course Calendar
Contact: Jenny Tuggle at 678-298-4112
Members First Programs Resume in August
8/3: Northeast Georgia (Gainesville)
8/4: Northeast Georgia (Athens)
8/9: Northwest Georgia (Calhoun)
8/10: Central Georgia (Macon)
8/10: West Central Georgia (Columbus)
8/11: South Georgia (Valdosta)
8/11: Southwest Georgia (Albany)
8/23: East Georgia (Augusta)
8/24: Metro Atlanta (Buckhead)
8/25: Northeast Metro Atlanta (Duluth)
8/25: Southeast Georgia (Savannah)

August Members First Program Details & Registration Form

Contact Machell Harper for more information on these meetings.
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Make Safety a Priority on Your Jobsites! Register for Next Safety Stand Down
In partnership with OSHA, Georgia Branch, AGC is proud to bring you an important training opportunity

Safety Stand Down
focusing on Heat Illnesses
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Jobsites Across Georgia

Join with many other leading industry firms and make the pledge to stop work on your jobsites for 5 minutes to 1 hour  beginning at approximately 7:00 am to focus on creating a safer work environment, including how to prevent heat illnesses.

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AGC's Helping an American Hero & His Family; Join Us!

Through our ongoing relationship with Operation Homefront, Georgia Branch, AGC is proud to begin our next home renovation project. It is for Army Reservist Burkholder and his young family in McDonough.

Sgt. Burkholder began a one year deployment in January, leaving behind his paraplegic wife and three young children. While he is away serving our country, AGC is committed to completing a total renovation of the family's kitchen, taking the burden of financing such a large endeavor off the family.

In the true AGC spirit of giving, we have received many inquiries from member firms wanting to help. Learn more about how you and your firm can be a part of this life-changing project!
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"Tee up" with Georgia Branch, AGC!

Bear’s Best Golf Course
Monday, September 12, 2011
Shotgun Start -- 1:00 pm
Suwanee

Come out for a day of networking on the pristine Bear’s Best Golf Course in Suwanee. Join fellow AGC members and help support the Chapter’s annual Higher Education Fund Golf Tournament that directly contributes to the quality of construction programs at Georgia Southern University, Georgia Tech, Southern Polytechnic State University and Gwinnett Technical College. These programs help educate and develop your industry’s future workforce.
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CLC National Working Weekend for Mid-Career Professionals
 
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) National Working Weekend is designed to connect AGC’s mid-career professionals from across the nation. Everyone who is interested in two days of networking, exchanging ideas about work and the industry while continuing to develop their professional and leadership skills is welcome to attend. The event will run from the evening of Thursday, Sept.15 until noon on Saturday, Sept. 17 in Oklahoma City.

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Now Available - FREE ConsensusDOCS 200 Document Index

In an ongoing effort to assist the design and construction industry, ConsensusDOCS has released an Index to the ConsensusDOCS 200 – Agreement and General Conditions Between Owner and Contractor.  You can view the free Index at http://consensusdocs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Index-200-Final.pdf.  The Index will help you find the location of common terms throughout the document.  The Index includes references to articles, sections, subsections and page numbers.

AGC members receive a 20% discount on all ConsensusDOCS purchases.
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Construction Jobs Dip in June; Reports Vary on Apartment, Office, Data-Center Demand

Data DIGest
by Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America
Released on July 8, 2011

Nonfarm payroll employment rose by only 18,000, seasonally adjusted, in June, and the gains for April and May were pared by a combined 44,000, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today. The unemployment rate edged up from 9.1% in May to 9.2%, seasonally adjusted (9.3%, not seasonally adjusted). Construction employment totaled 5,513,000, seasonally adjusted, down 9,000 from May, up 2,000 from June 2010 and down 2,213,000 (29%) from the peak in April 2006. The unemployment rate for construction workers was 15.6%, not seasonally adjusted, down from 20.1% in June 2010. (BLS does not report seasonally adjusted rates by industry.) The combination of static employment and falling unemployment suggests that discouraged workers are retiring, going back to school or finding jobs in other industries rather than returning to construction—a bad omen for future industry expansion.
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10th Annual SPSU Construction Management Program Fundraiser

The school's Construction Management Advisory Board is hosting its annual fund raiser dinner on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
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Questions from the Federal Reserve - Atlanta

Economists at the Federal Reserve Bank  would appreciate your answers to their Commercial Contractor Beige Book Survey for July.
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iSqFt Offers Quick Access to details on 100s of Construction Project; Complete with Online Learning Center

A secret to contractors' success is their ability to learn of new projects in a timely manner. Georgia Branch, AGC members are encouraged to learn how iSqFt's user friendly online plan room can help them learn about new job opportunities.
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First Annual Kickin' It For Construction: CEFGA Kickball Tournament

Friday, July 29
Lost Mountain Park, Powder Springs

Join your construction competitors for a day of fun, food, and friendly competition at the first annual CEFGA Kickball Tournament. All proceeds for the tournament go to support CEFGA, a strategic partner of Georgia Branch, AGC, to raise the profile of the construction industry and position careers in construction as a top choice for any student pursuing a well-paid, exciting and professional life.
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Construction Teacher Needed in Middle Georgia High School

Georgia Branch, AGC members asked to spread the word about need for qualified construction teacher for Bibb County Schools.
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