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The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

A Great Start to 2015

The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrick Chevrolet.

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A Public/Private Training Effort

Recommendations from the Alabama Workforce Council, which included Alabama AGC’s Craft Training Bill, were delivered to Gov. Robert Bentley during a recent ceremony at the Capitol.

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Unit 5 of our Supervisory Training Program to begin March 3rd

Unit 5: Planning and Scheduling is for superintendents and foremen, estimators, project managers, supervisors who work for subs, expeditors, owners, architects and engineers who want to learn how to improve skills such as preparing the project plan, developing and using bar charts, computer scheduling and using a schedule on a job site. Classes will meet each Tuesday night from 5:00-8:00 PM for five weeks beginning March 3, 2015. 

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Helping with Minority Participation

AGC Works’ partner WorkTrain Staffing has entered into an agreement with Dream Staffing, a Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, so labor hired through the AGCWorks program can help you meet Federal and State Minority Participation Mandates.

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2015 Build Alabama Awards Honorees

Thirteen contractors from across the Alabama AGC chapter are set to be honored with BuildSouth Awards at the seventeenth BuildSouth Awards Banquet, Jan. 16 at The Club. Projects in 13 categories from Alabama to Hawaii, were recognized by judges as the most outstanding completed in 2014.

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BuildSouth Winter 2015

Click to read more from our Winter 2015 BuildSouth issue, covering the BuildSouth Awards, Jim Rein's YCF speech, the 2015 Alabama Construction Hall of Fame inductees and the 2015 Alabama AGC officers and directors.

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Go Build Honored Nationally

Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), was recognized during the 2014 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Awards of Excellence Celebration in Houston, Texas for the campaign’s contributions to workforce development. Go Build was one of eight initiatives recognized at the national conference.

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Alabama Construction Hall of Fame: An Outstanding Class of Nominees

The list of nominees for induction into the Alabama Construction Hall of Fame at the 2015 Alabama AGC BuildSouth Awards Banquet on Jan. 16 at The Club has been set. Inducted into the ACHOF in 2014 were Robert Paul Barnett, Barnett Associates; Patrick Davis, CMH Architects; Leroy McAbee, Sr., McAbee Construction; Earlon C. McWhorter, McWhorter and Co.; Sam Moore, Moore Corporation.

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Getting to the Bottom of the Workforce Shortage

As the construction industry continues to recover from a years-long downturn, one of the biggest challenges many firms are running into is the lack of available qualified professional staff and craft workers.*  The Associated General Contractors of America first identified labor shortages back in 2013 when it released the results of an initial survey of construction worker shortages.

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Call for Comments On CMAR Legislation

The Alabama AGC Board of Directors asked the CMAR Committee to read and comment on the latest version of the Construction Manager at Risk legislation proposed by ABC. Following are comments, beginning with those from Lister Hubbard of Capell & Howard, PC.

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What Our Members Are Saying

What our members say about us is everything. If the Alabama AGC is doing its job well, their jobs get easier. That’s because we have a simple philosophy: Alabama AGC members set policy and the staff implements it.

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