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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.

Introducing the AGC of America Innovation Award

In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate and recognize the past and the present, we are also looking to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure the future of construction. In this spirit, AGC is introducing the Innovation Award to provide incentive to encourage free thinkers within the field to provide pioneering solutions to a challenge faced daily by its members.

Examples of issues needing innovative solutions include, but are not limited to:

• Workforce shortage and lack of diversity
• Technology advancements
• Jobsite safety
• Sustainability
• Project complexity

Selected semifinalists will be invited to present at the 99th AGC Annual Convention, February 26-28, 2018, in New Orleans, LA. Semifinalists will receive two complimentary Convention registrations.

Of these semi-finalists, three finalists will be selected and invited to participate and present at the Centennial Celebration, September 28 – October 1, 2018. A third, second, and grand prize winner will be determined.

The grand prize winner will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize; the second prize winner will receive $5,000; and the third prize winner will receive $2,500. Finalists will receive two complimentary Centennial Celebration registrations, along with a hotel and travel stipend. AGC will publish (e.g. Constructor Magazine, press release, etc.) information about finalists and provide a winners logo that can be added to their chapter and/or company’s website.

The final submission deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. ET, Monday, October 30, 2017. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application in January 2018. Review the application and apply here.