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AGC Georgia
The Forum
February 27, 2013
AGC Georgia

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

The Forum is AGC Georgia'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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March Meetings Include Safety Award Presentations; Olympian to Speak in Atlanta
AGC's Lien Law and Pubic Works Law Bills Receive Hearings
Construction Leaders Share Life's Lessons at Roundtable Discussion on March 6
The Leaders Course Returns; Sign Up for Albany or Atlanta Sessions
There's An App for That?!? - Join Members to Learn About Low-Cost Construction Technology
Weekend for Fishing and Golf Enthusiasts in Fort Gaines on April 19-21
Reserve Rooms for Annual Convention in Hilton Head Today; Room Block Sell-Out Expected!
Scholarships for Georgia Collegiate Construction Students
Register Early for YLP Golf & Tennis Classic
Member News - New South Construction Profiled in AJC
THANK YOU!!! . . . and Please Watch for Your Directory Verification Form
Judges Needed for CEFGA Expo Student Competitions
March Meetings Include Safety Award Presentations; Olympian to Speak in Atlanta
March Members First Meetings

All meetings include presentation of Ron Amerson Supervisors' Safety Awards, and a message from keynote on importance of jobsite safety
March 7 - Northeast Georgia
March 13 - Central Georgia & West Central Georgia
March 14 - South Georgia & Southwest Georgia
March 22 - Metro Atlanta
March 27 - East Georgia
March 28 - Southeast Georgia
AGC Georgia is proud to again invite you a series of Members First meetings dedicated to construction safety. For the second consecutive year, we are hosting Ron Amerson Supervisors’ Safety Award ceremonies in conjunction with safety programs offered in eight cities across Georgia. Chapter leadership looks forward to honoring our members’ safest field supervisors in their own backyard or in a city close to the supervisors’ current jobsite.
Members attending the Metro Atlanta meeting will hear an inspirational message from two-time Olympian and former construction field employee, Cliff Meidl.

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Member Savings Opportunities

Share Everything Business Plan SAVES Money!

AGC Georgia member firms with jobsite labor are encouraged to learn more about the Verizon savings program. By enrolling at your firm is eligible for over 20% discount on service. If your firm is already a Verizon customer, be sure you are taking advantage of the Share Everything Plan.  Contact Juana Brown for full details.



AGC Members Can Save $500 on a New Dodge Ram Truck

Chrysler is proud to offer AGC members a $500 cash allowance toward the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicle (select vehicles). AGC member companies and their employees who use their vehicle for day-to-day business can combine this discount with current retail incentives and save approximately $1,500. Plus, same household family members are also eligible to participate in this program. Additional details available at


AGC Georgia members can now benefit from a partnership with Staples Advantage and National Purchasing Partners (NPP). Chapter members are eligible for a complimentary registration with NPP, which takes about 10 minutes to complete. Members can start enjoying immediate savings on all orders they place with Staples. 

Click here for more information and to access the AGC Georgia discount details.

To view all of AGC Georgia's member savings opportunities, please click here.
AGC Product on SALE!

OSHA Standards for Construction
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•    Part 1904 - Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
•    Part 1910 - Selected General Industry Topics
•    Part 1926 - Construction
•    OSHA Forms 300, 300A, and 301
•    OSHA Interpretations

This is the most comprehensive and reader-friendly CFR book on the market. It has been modernized with a unique layout called RegLogicTM that reproduces all the regulations with large color-coded headings, indented layouts in outline form, and enhanced graphics.

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Members First Meetings

March 7
Northeast GA - Commerce
    Comfort Suites

March 13
Central GA - Macon
    Marriott Macon City Center

West Central GA - Columbus
    Doubletree Hotel

March 14
South GA - Valdosta
    Holiday Inn & Conference Center

Southwest GA - Albany
    Hilton Garden Inn

March 22
Metro Atlanta
Georgia International Convention Center

March 27
East GA - Augusta
    Doubletree Hotel

March 28
Southeast GA - Savannah
    Savannah Golf Club

Upcoming Safety and Education Courses
3/1: Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM)
Other Upcoming Opportunities
Lunch N Learn update on NLRB Activities
March 5, 2013

AGC of America's 94th Annual Convention
March 6-9, 2013
Palm Springs, California

One Day, Many Solutions Conference by Fisher & Phillips on Employee Law
April 4, 2013
Atlanta, GA
AGC Georgia Members received discount by entering AGC36 at time of online registration

AGC Federal Contractors Conference
April 23 – 25, 2013
Washington, DC

The Human Side of BIM
April 24-25, 2013
Miami, FL

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AGC's Lien Law and Pubic Works Law Bills Receive Hearings

Week 6 Legislative Report
by Mark Woodall, Director of Governmental Affairs
published February 27, 2013

Listed below are summaries on AGC Georgia’s legislative proposals we are initiating and other bills AGC Georgia is actively involved in. There are a number of other bills that have been introduced that are starting to take shape affecting the industry. As they develop, I’ll begin including summaries of their impact on the industry in future reports.

  • AGC's Public Works
  • AGC's Lien Law
  • Ethics Legislation
  • Licensing for Returning Veterans
  • Call Before You Dig
  • Licensing Roofers
  • Worker's Compensation Reform
  • Public Works Law about disqualification of bidders
  • Project Labor Agreements

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Construction Leaders Share Life's Lessons at Roundtable Discussion on March 6

Leaders and Life Lessons Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
11:30am - 1:30pm
AGC Georgia Training Center

This Young Leadership Program (YLP) Roundtable Discussion focuses on being a leader in today’s construction industry. Young professionals are encouraged to attend this program to hear first-hand experiences and perspectives that guide our seasoned panelists in their current leadership positions.
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The Leaders Course Returns; Sign Up for Albany or Atlanta Sessions

Begins in Albany on March 26, 2013 (Metro Power Offices)
Begins in Atlanta on March 27, 2013 (AGC Georgia Training Center)
1:00 - 5:00 pm; Five sessions in each city; one per week

Are you heading from one meeting to the next… dashing from the office to meet with superintendents… addressing employee concerns…talking to  owners…following up with suppliers … negotiating changes...making presentations… emailing  architects…meeting with inspectors…

If this sounds like you, it's important to understand that clear communications and effective people skills are at the heart of your daily success. The training professionals with The Leaders Course understand that being at your best takes a variety of verbal skills and composer under pressure. To help you keep your saw sharp, AGC Georgia is offering once-a-week professional training opportunities in Albany and Atlanta designed specifically for busy people like you.
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There's An App for That?!? - Join Members to Learn About Low-Cost Construction Technology

Technology Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, March 28, 2013
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
AGC Training Center
Lunch included with registration

Who Attends? Technology Roundtables attract a cross-section of member firm representatives. Many are IT Directors, others have a personal interest in technology, some are “sent by the boss to learn,” while a majority are the “unofficial IT guru who has no IT training!” When these professionals meet, the conversation results in valuable information, tips and useful tricks!

Topic of Discussion: What do you use your smartphone and/or tablet for? Other than taking calls and replying to emails, do you maximize the potential of technology offered on each? Are you familiar with free and low-cost apps that can save you time and your firm money! Members are empowering field superintendents with tablets and smartphones, and changing how projects are led and managed – all for the better!
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Weekend for Fishing and Golf Enthusiasts in Fort Gaines on April 19-21
AGC Georgia Fishing & Golf Weekend
April 19-21, 2013
George T. Bagby State Park
Fort Gaines, GA

The best way to describe the annual Fishing & Golf Weekend is fun, fun and more fun! This is AGC Georgia's most relaxed and casual event. Many construction leaders reward their project managers and field personnel for an excellent job by inviting them to participate in this spring weekend full of camaraderie on the lake and on the golf course.

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Reserve Rooms for Annual Convention in Hilton Head Today; Room Block Sell-Out Expected!

AGC Georgia Annual Convention
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Sunday - Wednesday, June 9-12, 2013
While final plans are still being made for Annual Convention programs and activities, AGC Georgia invites you to begin making your plans to join us on the coast! Last year our room block sold out a month before the deadline, act today to reserve your rooms online with the Westin!

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Scholarships for Georgia Collegiate Construction Students

Members are encouraged to share opportunity with family and friends; Deadline is April  19, 203.

AGC Georgia 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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Register Early for YLP Golf & Tennis Classic

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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 AGC Georgia's Young Leadership Program (YLP) at Mirror Lake for this annual fundraising event! Back by popular demand, a tennis tournament is planned in conjunction with the golf event.
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Member News - New South Construction Profiled in AJC

Recently the Atlanta Journal Constitution  highlighted AGC Georgia member, New South Construction in their Sunday paper. Congratulations to Doug Davidson, President of New South and his entire team on this positive industry piece.
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THANK YOU!!! . . . and Please Watch for Your Directory Verification Form

Many thanks to the members who renewed their membership in AGC Georgia over the last two months! We look forward to serving you during 2013, and helping you find new ways to get more engaged in our industry and association.

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Judges Needed for CEFGA Expo Student Competitions

ALERT: CEFGA representatives have asked AGC Georgia to share their need for a few more industry judges for the student competitions. Please contact Kevin Ward at if you or someone in your company can help.


9th Annual CEFGA CareerExpo and SkillsUSA State Championships
One Big Building. 700+ Companies. 7,000+Attendees

March 21-22, 2013
Georgia International
Convention Center

The event is two events in one, covering more than 200,000 sq. ft. of tradeshow space. Annually, this two-day event draws more than 7,000 attendees, including middle school, high school and technical college students, and industry professionals. This is the largest event of its kind in the Southeastern United States.
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