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April 11, 2012

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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BIM 101 Course Begins NEXT WEEK; GBCI & AIA Credits Available
Braves' Dale Murphy Headlines Upcoming Lunch Program; Get Your Autograph!
You are Invited to Next Week's YLP Seminar - Turn Up the H.E.A.T. On Leadership
REGISTER NOW!! YLP Golf & Tennis Classic Less Than a Month Away
Join Us in Hilton Head for Convention in June; Save Money by Registering Online!
National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week
Register Your Jobsites for Important Safety Stand Down on Heat Illnesses
Deadline in Two Weeks - Scholarships for Students in Georgia's Collegiate Construction Programs
Upcoming Construction Workforce Alliance Meetings
Read Lifelong Learning Article in Latest Issue of Georgia Construction Today
Complimentary Fall Protection Training in the Construction Industry
Students, Employers Connect at CEFGA's Record-Breaking Event
US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard
Leverage Your Marketing Dollars; Secure a Sponsor Package for AGC's 2012 Events
Uninsured Drivers Spell Trouble for Business Fleets
OSHA Seeks Comments on How to Prevent Worker Injuries and Deaths
 
BIM 101 Course Begins NEXT WEEK; GBCI & AIA Credits Available

BIM 101
First course in a four-part series leading to opportunity to sit for sought-after BIM Credentialing

Approved for 8 GBCI or AIA Credits

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Georgia Branch, AGC Training Center
8:00 am - 4:00 pm      

The AGC BIM credential, known as the Certificate in Management—Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM), is the construction industry’s first and only BIM Certificate Program that teaches the practical application of the BIM process. Participants in the required four courses (BIM 101 meets one of the four required courses) are able to apply to take the CM-BIM assessment. Individuals who successfully pass the exam will achieve the CM-BIM credential.

BIM 101 is the first unit of the BIM Education Program. It is designed specifically for construction professionals eager to learn the essential BIM concepts. This course explains benefits of improved visualization on a construction project through the use of 3D, 4D and 5D models, establishes a knowledge base of BIM terminology and outlines case studies showing successful BIM implementation.

Learn more about earning continuing education credits.
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This NEW guide provides construction contractors with information on a diverse range of safety program topics. It is intended to aid general contractors, specialty contractors and subcontractors of all sizes in the development of a company safety program.

This useful tool includes sample documents and suggested wording for a program component, along with information on hazard communication, new employee orientation, and OSHA inspection.

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Members First Meetings
4/18: Northeast Georgia (Commerce)
4/27: Metro Atlanta (Marietta)
View Flyer

View flyer detailing region program topics and registration process.

Upcoming Education & Safety Courses
4/16: NPDES Level 1A Course and Exam (Blue Card)
4/19: BIM 101 - Intro to Building Information Modeling
4/25: EPA's Lead RRP Certified Renovator
5/3-4: NPDES Level II Introduction to Design (tan or gray cards)
Contact Jenny Tuggle to register.
5/8: NASCLA Accredited Contractor Exam Prep
5/9: Competent Person: Trenching and Excavations
5/10: OSHA Crane Standard Subpart CC Rigger and Signal Person (Macon)
5/17: EPA's Lead RRP Certified Renovator
5/24: NPDES Level 1A/1B and Level II Recertification
6/11: NASCLA Accredited Contractor Exam Prep
6/19: EPA's Lead RRP Certified Renovator
6/21: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep
6/22: CPR, First Aid, and Bloodborne Pathogens
6/25-26: OSHA 10 Hour for Construction (Tifton)
6/27: Confined Space (Tifton)
6/28: LEED Green Associate Exam Prep (Columbus)

View full course schedule
Additional Industry Course Offering
One Day, Many Solutions- Employment Law Seminar - Discount Code:  AGC36
AGC of America Opportunities
4/25-26: San Antonio BIMForum - BIM and VDC Deliverables
Online Course: AGC Lean Construction 101
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Braves' Dale Murphy Headlines Upcoming Lunch Program; Get Your Autograph!

Metro Atlanta Members First Luncheon
featuring a Ron Amerson Supervisors' Safety Awards Ceremony and Keynote Remarks from Dale Murphy

Friday, April 27, 2012
11:30 am
Atlanta Marriott Northwest Hotel

Join us for a day of celebration! Representatives of all member firms are invited to attend this networking and awards program which recognizes safety leadership in the field. Making safety a top priority must start at the top! AGC of Georgia encourages company leaders, safety directors and project managers to mark their calendar and attend this important event recognizing award-winning superintendents from general contractor and specialty contractor AGC member firms.

Adding to this celebration of our jobsite supervisors’ safety leadership, Dale Murphy, former center fielder for the Atlanta Braves, is the keynote speaker. The day’s award winners are proven leaders, and Murphy is also a proven leader who is recognized for his integrity on and off the field.
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You are Invited to Next Week's YLP Seminar - Turn Up the H.E.A.T. On Leadership

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
11:30am - 1:30pm
Georgia Branch, AGC Training Center

Members of the Young Leadership Program invite representatives of all Chapter firms to participate in this program.Karen Nelson, Vice President of Business Development with Bell Partners, Inc., will challenge our thinking and help us understand the differences between leadership and management within our respective company teams. Every employee has a stake in their company’s success. What are you doing to move new ideas forward, build consensus and serve as a problem solver through a positive and proactive approach? Regardless of whether you are a new employee or a seasoned executive, Karen’s thought-provoking session will help you further develop your leadership skills.
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REGISTER NOW!! YLP Golf & Tennis Classic Less Than a Month Away

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Mirror Lake Golf and Country Club

Support a great cause while you network with industry professionals and treat clients and your employees to a wonderful spring day at a golf and tennis club. Plan now to join members of the Georgia Branch, AGC Young Leadership Program (YLP) at Mirror Lake for this annual fundraising event! To bring more excitement to an already popular outing, a tennis tournament is planned in conjunction with the traditional 36-hole golf tournament.
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Join Us in Hilton Head for Convention in June; Save Money by Registering Online!

SCHOOL'S OUT; BRING THE FAMILY!

Sunday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Hilton Head, SC

Online registration for Georgia Branch, AGC's Annual Convention is open! A month ago we encouraged members to begin booking their rooms at the host property. In that time, over 70% of the room block has been sold!

Don't miss out on this popular annual gathering of industry leaders! Take steps today to reserve your room online through the Westin and register for convention via Georgia Branch, AGC's website.
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National Highway Work Zone Awareness Week

AGC annually participates in the National Work Zone Awareness Week to highlight the dangers to construction workers from motorists from not obeying speed limits and not being alert in highway construction work zones. This year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week is scheduled for April 22-28, 2012, with the theme “Don’t Barrel Through Work Zones.”
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Register Your Jobsites for Important Safety Stand Down on Heat Illnesses

In partnership with OSHA, Georgia Branch, AGC is proud to bring you an important training opportunity


Safety Stand Down
focusing on Heat Illnesses
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jobsites Across Georgia

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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Deadline in Two Weeks - Scholarships for Students in Georgia's Collegiate Construction Programs

Members encouraged to share opportunity with family and friends; Deadline is April 25, 2012

Georgia Branch, AGC provides scholarships to students enrolled in our state’s building construction programs at Georgia Southern University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Southern Polytechnic State University and Gwinnett Technical College. Call for applications is open.
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Upcoming Construction Workforce Alliance Meetings

Mark your calendar and attend an upcoming Workforce Alliance Meeting offered in a region near you! If you are interested in workforce development, please join area business leaders, including AGC members, and representatives from regional high schools and vocational programs to discuss how to promote careers in construction to our state's youth! This is an excellent avenue to stay engaged with the students and to help your community.

Southwest Georgia
April 12, 2012

West Central Georgia
April 25, 2012

Central Georgia

April 26, 2012

South Georgia
April 30, 2012

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Read Lifelong Learning Article in Latest Issue of Georgia Construction Today

The First Quarter 2012 digital edition of  Georgia Construction Today is available for online viewing.

In addition to Georgia Branch, AGC member firms and industry partners receiving the print version of this magazine, you also have access to this digital edition complete with the same great editorial content and visual appeal, plus convenient and interactive tools only found online!

Feature articles include:

  • Differentiating Yourself as a Lifelong Learner
  • Maximize Your Access to Real Dollar Savings with Member Only Benefits
  • New AGC Retirement Savings Plan

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Complimentary Fall Protection Training in the Construction Industry

May 31 and June 1
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Georgia Branch, AGC Training Center

Each year, falls consistently account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry.  Over the last 5 years, on average, more than 350 workers were killed each year in construction-related falls, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  AGC of America is pleased to offer this free, one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality Fall Protection training within the industry.
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Students, Employers Connect at CEFGA's Record-Breaking Event

The 2012 CEFGA CareerExpo and SkillsUSA State Championships, held March 15-16 at the Georgia International Convention Center, attracted more schools, more companies and more students than ever before. Nearly 5,000 students from 225 schools visited with reps from 335 companies. The record-breaking 6,685 total attendees represented a 5-percent increase over 2011.
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US Department of Labor's OSHA revises Hazard Communication Standard
To better protect workers from hazardous chemicals, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its Hazard Communication Standard, aligning it with the United Nations' global chemical labeling system. The new standard, once implemented, will prevent an estimated 43 deaths and result in an estimated $475.2 million in enhanced productivity for U.S. businesses each year.
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Leverage Your Marketing Dollars; Secure a Sponsor Package for AGC's 2012 Events

A message from the President:

Thank you for your membership in Georgia Branch, AGC. I’d like to encourage you to learn more about the Chapter’s 2012 Sponsorship Program.

Your membership in the Chapter provides an abundance of excellent business opportunities for you and your team to take advantage of in the coming year. As you know, Georgia Branch, AGC offers construction executives and industry professionals from across the state a forum to meet, exchange ideas and discuss present and future industry issues. Make the most of these opportunities by leveraging your marketing dollars and maximizing your marketing effectiveness as a 2012 sponsor of Georgia Branch, AGC events and programs.
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Uninsured Drivers Spell Trouble for Business Fleets

By William J. Keller

The odds indicate one or more of a company’s drivers will be involved in a collision with an uninsured or under-insured driver due to the recession and unemployment. In fact, one in seven at-fault drivers has no insurance, according to the Insurance Research Council. 
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OSHA Seeks Comments on How to Prevent Worker Injuries and Deaths

March 28, 2012
Office of Communications

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks comments on how to prevent injuries and deaths from reinforcing concrete activities in construction, and from vehicles and mobile equipment backing into workers in construction, general industry, agriculture and the maritime industry. OSHA will use the comments received to learn more about how workers get injured and what solutions exist to prevent injury and death, including possible regulatory action.
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