AGC’s Annual Convention is Less Than Two Weeks Away
What Sessions You Should Not Miss
The AGC Annual Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nev., March 3-6, 2014, is the
ideal opportunity to see everything that AGC can do for you and your business,
as well as to learn from industry peers and experts on how they are overcoming
There are several events
Municipal & Utilities Contractors should be sure to catch. Members of
the Utility Infrastructure Division Leadership will share their experiences
climbing the construction industry ladder and advice for success in the session
titled, Career Paths in Construction—A
Roundtable Discussion on Monday from 2:00-2:45 p.m. Each speaker offers a unique perspective and will
showcase what they did right to advance to where they are and what they did
wrong. Come hear the advice they wish they had gotten when they were starting
out and ask questions (in person or through anonymous electronic means) in an
informal setting. CLC and Student Chapter members are especially welcome!
The Utility Infrastructure Division Session, held Thursday from
8:30-10:00 a.m., will feature
two topics of interest to utility contractors. First, as a sequel to the 2011
AGC Convention, we will have Jim Nickerson of Vegas Tunnel Contractors, LLC.
back to update members on the progress of the water intake project for the
Southern Nevada Water Authority. The group showcased the early stages of the tunnel
to our group last time we were in Las Vegas, and are back with more progress
and lessons learned. Second, Larry Mostoller of Somerset Regional Water
Resources, LLC, will go into how the shale gas & hydraulic fracturing (or
fracking) boom will affect the utility construction market over the next few
years, both from a gas line installation perspective and a water treatment
Lastly, the 811 custom motorcycle
is the industry's newest icon for Damage Prevention awareness. Millions
of fans of the TV show 'American Chopper' watched as the 811 Bike was built by
Paul Junior Designs for One Call Concepts, Inc. in 2012 to help spread the word
about calling 811 before any digging projects. Since then, One Call
Concepts has brought the 811 Bike from coast-to-coast, spreading the same
safety-related message to hundreds of thousands of people all over the nation.
And now it’s coming to the AGC Convention. The bike will be on display Monday
through Thursday. Read more about the 811 Bike on Facebook at www.facebook.com/811bike.
information, please contact Scott Berry at (703) 837-5321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Transportation Secretary Victor Mendez will
address the Highway and Transportation
Division session on Thursday, March 6 from
10:30 a.m.-12:00 pm. to discuss MAP-21 implementation, the outlook for a
Highway Trust Fund fix and enactment of transportation reauthorization
legislation by the end of the fiscal year. The division will also discuss a
concerted industry-wide grassroots initiative called “Hardhats for Highways” to
push Congress for federal transportation funding.
In addition, two of the four new forums recently
created in the Highway and Transportation Division have planned educational
sessions. The Contracting Forum
will be held Monday, March 3 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. and will feature the
- State of
Practice: Use of Design-Build and CMGC in Transportation Construction Projects
Contracting: Working with a Public Owner vs. P3 Concessionaire
- James Wallace- Granite Construction
Manager/General Contractor: Advantages and Disadvantages from a Contractor’s
- Cade Rowley - Sundt Construction
Contracting: A Regional Contractors Perspective
- Scott Okelberry- W.W Clyde
Forum will be held on Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and will feature the
- Using a 3D
Model for Estimating, Scheduling, Phasing and Construction Operations in
- Eric Cylwik – Sundt Construction
Developments in Field Information Software
- Managing Bulk
Material and Trucking Operations
- Safety Compliance and Project Management
information, please contact Brian Deery at (703) 837-5319 or email@example.com.
& Heavy Construction Division
year’s convention will feature five sessions focused towards federal &
heavy contractors. The U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers Market Update will take place on Monday, March 3 from
8:30-10:30 a.m. The Chief of Construction from USACE Headquarters will
address FY 2014-2015 projects the agency has scheduled for bid as well as
contracting issues, including but not limited to source selection, multiple
award contracting, BIM, and safety. In addition, attendees will review the
USACE meeting draft agenda for AGC’s 2014 Federal Contractors Conference, where
many of key USACE Headquarters officials and generals meet to discuss
contracting issues in a round table environment.
Reduced Footprint and Green Building Trends in the Federal & Private
Markets session will be held on Monday from 10:30 am-12:00 p.m.
Representatives from the General Services Administration, Turner Construction,
DPR Construction and Holland & Knight LLP will present case studies on
recent projects in the federal and private markets and reflect upon the ongoing
reduction of square footage and green building trends.
Market Update will also take place on Monday, from1:00-2:30 p.m. Hear about the latest agency construction
budget and new initiatives the Naval Facilities Engineering Command have on tap
for 2014. In addition, attendees will review the NAVFAC meeting draft
agenda for AGC’s 2014 Federal Contractors Conference, where many of key NAVFAC
Headquarters officials and admirals meet to discuss contracting issues in a
round table environment.
final Monday session will be held from 1:00-2:30 p.m., focusing on a GSA/VA/NNSA
Market Update. Hear
about the latest agency construction budget and new initiatives the General
Services Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and National
Nuclear Security Administration have on tap for 2014. In addition, attendees
will review meeting draft agendas for GSA, VA and NNSA at AGC’s 2014 Federal
Contractors Conference, where many of key agency employees and admirals
meet to discuss contracting issues in a round table environment.
On Thursday, March 6, the Federal & Heavy
Construction Division will meet from 10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m. If your company does work for federal
agencies, this is the Division of AGC you should participate in and the meeting
to attend. At this meeting, contractors will discuss the Division’s legislative
and regulatory priorities for the year, hear about the federal construction
budget for FY 2014-2015, and learn about new regulatory changes that will
impact the marketplace in 2014.
information, please contact Jimmy Christianson at (703) 837-5325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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