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Saturday, March 7, 2020

What
When
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Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

What
When
Where

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Monday, March 9, 2020

What
When
Where

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Collective Bargaining Seminar

Ticketed Event
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

AGC members and chapter staff directly involved in negotiating collective bargaining agreements for their construction company or chapter are invited to this special half-day seminar within the convention. The seminar will cover legal, practical, and strategic considerations for labor negotiators in construction. Attendees will enhance their knowledge and skills by learning about collective bargaining laws, the bargaining process, best practices in preparing for and conducting negotiations, and more.

The seminar is designed for beginners, but experienced negotiators should also find the program valuable. Advance registration required.

Individual Tickets = $50.00

Human Performance: Understanding Human Error

Safety, Health, and Environmental
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Human Performance (HP) is the next generation in safety and operational excellence. Human error is the least understood area of performance in all areas, not just safety. HP represents “The New View” of systems-thinking, error reduction and organizational resilience. HP explains why people do what they do, the way they do it. In this presentation, the speaker will specifically focus on “brain-centered hazards’ that affect worker performance. In the traditional practice of safety, much emphasis is placed on identifying and correcting physical hazards. However, many hazards have more to do with the way the human brain works and is often not considered in work planning and accident investigations. This lack of understanding often leads to blaming the worker and selection of corrective actions that are minimally effective. The speaker will cover three specific error-reduction tools that can be immediately put to use that lead to improved situational awareness and better worker performance.

Can You Defend Your Safety Training: Is it Good Enough?

Safety, Health, and Environmental
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Training is critical to saving lives and money.

Dr. Snyder will provide insight into defensible safety training programs that, most importantly, ensure workers are properly trained and educated about workplace hazards, risks, and controls.

The Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training Standard is the first document to clearly outline what safety pros must do to move towards better training. The standard covers the major elements of an effective training program that will help organizations defend against litigation and OSHA citations.

Registration & Information Open

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Stuck in Safety: Breaking Through Your Career Plateau

Safety, Health, and Environmental
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Has your career plateaued? Does the speed of change in your company and industry leave you wondering where you’ll be next year? Does your boss or company disregard your ideas and proposals? Is safety and health a job you moved into accidentally and you’re now wondering if it’s right for you? In this session, you’ll learn to diagnose career sticking points, how to move ahead in EHS (or even when to move on) and see the latest on strategies for moving your career to the next level! Highlights: Create a 90-day plan for breaking through the career plateau, inventory your current career capital, and discover the secret to overcoming the fear of taking the next step toward your dreams.

AGC Division Leadership Meeting: Highway and Transportation Contractors

Highway, Transportation, and Infrasturcture Construction
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Division Leadership Meeting: Federal & Heavy Construction Contractors

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Division Leadership Meeting: Building Contractors

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Division Leadership Meeting: Utility Infrastructure Contractors

Highway, Transportation, and Infrasturcture Construction
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Today's Safety Pro: Coach or Referee

Safety, Health, and Environmental
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Bellagio

Description

Historically, organizations enact safety policies and regulations in direct response to major incidents. If management is proactive, they can eliminate incidents. Due to resistance to change from within the organization, however, only a moderate amount of success is attainable with this approach.

The next step in eliminating “at-risk” behavior is to involve and empower all employees in the process of safety management. Coaching is the key to taking an organization from a proactive safety culture to an interactive one. However, Safety Professionals must involve front-line supervisors, developing them into coaches, because safety professionals can’t do it all.

AGC Ambassadors - First Time Attendees Orientation

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

2020 Convention Opening General Session - Sponsored by Autodesk

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Convention Welcome Reception

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Education & Research Foundation Gala

Ticketed Event
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Hosted by the Consulting Constructors Council

Join us for a special night “Cirque Du Contractor” as we celebrate the great work of the AGC Education & Research Foundation. For more than 50 years the Foundation has made good on its commitment to support the future of our industry through its robust scholarship program and innovative projects.

The AGC Education & Research Foundation Gala Dinner will be a can’t miss an evening of dinner, music and dancing, all in support of the Foundation.

Attire: Black-Tie Optional

Tickets:
Individual tickets (60% tax deductible) = $300.00
Sponsored table – 10 seats (60% tax deductible) = $5,000.00

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

What
When
Where

Contractor’s Prayer Breakfast

Ticketed Event
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Join fellow contractors for a morning of fellowship and an inspiring story from Abby Rike Rockenbaugh.

Individual Tickets = $100.00

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Registration & Information Open

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

General Session and AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Bellagio

Description

Award winners to be announced at the morning Plenary Session hosted by AGC’s D&I Council. The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence awards honor AGC members that are champions in advancing diversity and fostering a culture of inclusion within their workforce, supply chain and in the communities they serve.

Speakers

Sponsored By

CONEXPO-CON/AGG - Shuttles and Rail Access All Day

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LVCC

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Highway Division Education Session and Meeting

9:15 AM- 10:45 AM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Stuck in Safety: Breaking Through Your Career Plateau
[REPEAT SESSION]

Safety, Health, and Environmental
9:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Has your career plateaued? Does the speed of change in your company and industry leave you wondering where you’ll be next year? Does your boss or company disregard your ideas and proposals? Is safety and health a job you moved into accidentally and you’re now wondering if it’s right for you? In this session, you’ll learn to diagnose career sticking points, how to move ahead in EHS (or even when to move on) and see the latest on strategies for moving your career to the next level! Highlights: Create a 90-day plan for breaking through the career plateau, inventory your current career capital, and discover the secret to overcoming the fear of taking the next step toward your dreams.

The "Ideal Contractor Dashboard"

Financial Management and Business Development
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Success in construction is generally measured by the periodic statements that report financial performance. These statements, while important, are delivered AFTER a company’s performance has already occurred and provide few clues as to the HOW and WHY. Additionally, those financial measurements encompass all of the jobs that make up a reporting period and are the result of many different jobs and project aspects that contribute to success or failure. Aggregated financial statements cannot help a contractor analyze performance on a job by job basis.

A robust dashboard allows contractors to measure the critical contributors to their success, zero in on and resolve issues before they become significant problems, and keep the ship sailing in smooth waters. The Ideal Contractor Dashboard provides not just historical results but also predictors of future success, so it gives leaders can then manage that success.

This presentation will present the “Ideal Contractor Dashboard” based on the best practices of over 200 leading contractors across the U.S. and Canada.

The Ideal Contractor Dashboard represents critical data points and indicators that allow business leaders to make informed and timely decisions about their businesses. These data points include estimating, project management performance, job site supervision, productivity, scheduling, relationships and communication, company culture, safety, planning, and quality control.

Embracing the Younger Generations - They Are Not as Different as You Think

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Often we hear, “What is wrong with kids today?” The right answer is: “There is nothing wrong with them, they are just different.” This session will explore why the younger generations are different from the generations before, and review the strengths and challenges they bring to a team. Based on their upbringing, there are certain items that are important to their generation. Understanding these important items provides a clue to the correct strategy to create an environment where young construction professionals are motivated to achieve corporate success and have a desire to stay with the company.

This session will show how a program developed by the instructor has engaged the company’s young employees and has led to a retention rate of over 75%. The instructor will describe how the program was developed and the steps that were learned along the way to create the program.

A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean: Six Simple Steps for the Field to Follow

Job Site Productivity
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

A firm’s adoption of Lean concepts typically initiates at the top of the org chart, via the executive leadership team’s buy-in, and then filters down into the field where the front-line practitioners do the tangible work of construction. In the face of pressing project deadlines and heavily competing priorities, this information can feel intimidating, overwhelming, and easy to ignore in favor of what’s already known and comfortable. Often, the value of Lean practices is inarticulately or ineffectively conveyed, and superintendents can find it difficult to connect the dots from academic, theoretical Lean philosophies to the immediate relevancy in their daily work. Recognizing the importance for field personnel’s holistic understanding of Lean’s benefits – starting with WHY and ending with HOW – we seek to provide a true bottom-up version of “Builder’s Lean” that allows Last Planners to make immediate changes and transform their projects.

A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean speaks directly to the “boots on the ground,” simplifying and clearly articulating the benefits of six primary Lean concepts, and delivering them in a highly-relatable, immediately-applicable, and field-friendly manner. Attendees will walk away with an easy-to-follow blueprint and implementation plan to lead their team and dramatically improve their project delivery process.

Before the Storm: How to Prepare for a Severe Weather Event and Mitigate Its Impact

Safety, Health, and Environmental
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

The frequency and severity of construction claims associated with severe storm events are increasing each year. This session will focus on mitigation and preparedness measures to help reduce loss and keep projects on track. In addition, examples of lessons learned and elements of a prompt response and recovery measures will be addressed to help you before and after the storm.

2025 A Construction Tech Odyssey Proposal

Technology and Innovation
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

The construction landscape is changing quickly due to a rapidly evolving tech landscape. This session will provide a glimpse into what the job site of the future could look like leveraging existing and evolving technology. From current trending technologies such as Drones, IoT, and 360 Photos, to the future of Robotics, Big Data and Automation, come along for a peek into the future of the industry and how we can build great things together.

Risk Transfer: Indemnification & Additional Insured Status

Insurance and Risk Management
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

The session will highlight the typical risk transfer provisions found within construction agreements and bring into focus the different types of provisions (i.e., limited, intermediate, and broad); the enforceability of said provisions within difference jurisdictions; and the consequences that may result from those provisions, including costs, attorneys’ fees, and damages (direct, indirect, and consequential).

Featuring a panel of attornies who serve as inside counsel for a general contractor and as outside counsel for general contractors and subcontractors, the discussion will focus on general commercial liability insurance and the steps the construction professionals should take to minimize their risk transfer.

Student Chapter Annual Meeting

10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Steering Committee: Specialty Contractor Council, Open to all attendees

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Federal Division Education Session and Meeting

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

State of the (Laborers’) Union

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Bellagio

Description

Representing over 500,000 workers, the Laborers’ International Union of North America wields tremendous collective power in the industry and in government. Whether your firm operates on a union or an open-shop basis, the union’s actions can impact your business. Join us at the State of the (Laborers’) Union session to hear directly from the top leader of the organization, General President Terry O’Sullivan, about the Laborers’ current activities and priorities and to raise any questions you may have for him.

Today's Safety Pro: Coach or Referee
[REPEAT SESSION]

Safety, Health, and Environmental
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Historically, organizations enact safety policies and regulations in direct response to major incidents. If management is proactive, they can eliminate incidents. Due to resistance to change from within the organization, however, only a moderate amount of success is attainable with this approach.

The next step in eliminating “at-risk” behavior is to involve and empower all employees in the process of safety management. Coaching is the key to taking an organization from a proactive safety culture to an interactive one. However, Safety Professionals must involve front-line supervisors, developing them into coaches, because safety professionals can’t do it all.

Managing Troubled Projects

Job Site Productivity
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

The management of “Troubled Projects” represents a unique opportunity for improving PM/CM performance as leaders and opportunities to overcome obstacles facing the industry. Experience has shown that Troubled Projects require unique and specialized managerial techniques. This presentation offers techniques to develop leadership skills that can lead to improvements in labor productivity, with an emphasis on collaboration between all key stakeholders.

The session will offer up proven successful managerial techniques for recognition, recovery, and resolution of Troubled Projects. Case studies of successful management of Troubled Projects will also be highlighted.

Outpace Your Competition: Building a Strategic Business Development Plan to Drive Results

Financial Management and Business Development
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Most construction firms are currently benefiting from the current economic conditions, allowing for growth, client activity and being selective with projects. Much of this is being done without advanced BD strategies, and while it feels like we are selling, we need to view business development with more research, strategy and a planned approach. True business development requires a concerted approach from many participants in the firm and has to be one of the most forward-looking planning you do as a firm.

This session will demonstrate how to develop a strategic BD plan that is measurable, build client retention activities for our technical team to carry out to keep the clients you have happy and engaged and increase your success rate on project pursuits. This step-by-step discussion will provide attendees a specific format on how to develop a plan for their firm. The plan will then allow you to take active steps toward building your BD opportunities for prospective project pursuits long before they become a reality.

Cyber Risks in the Construction Industry: Are You Prepared?

Technology and Innovation
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Cybersecurity risks in construction can come from multiple sources, as well as multiple job sites, at any given time. Company staff, subcontractors and other vendors typically enter and exit work trailers on the project site throughout the day. Securing these job sites can be challenging and may offer entry to bad actors, especially since workers likely have varying degrees of cybersecurity training.

Construction sites are vulnerable to multiple sources of cyberattack, including social engineering, ransomware attacks, wire fraud, and hacking. Short term impacts include disruption of a company’s daily business operations, job slowdowns, etc., but long-term impacts include reputational risk due to reports of malicious activity, project delays, and financial issues.

Elevating Workforce Development Strategies

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Workforce development is one of the most important priorities in the construction industry today. For decades, negative messaging (that skilled trades are suitable only for the academically challenged) has depleted the workforce pipeline and driven the construction industry towards a skilled trades crisis. As a result, AGC members are leading the charge and forging new partnerships with business and education. The efforts are paying off and the public perception is slowly starting to change. However, there is still much work to be done to prepare an adequate amount of people to meet the coming needs of the construction industry.

To be effective, our workforce development message needs to remove the stigma that has surrounded skilled trades careers. Advertising the great pay and benefits our industry offers has been a great starting point and is helping to shift the perception. But we also need to think beyond these basic components of a great career and explain all the ways we can offer a rewarding career. One of the greatest benefits of our industry is the growth opportunities that are available. We’ll look at why our industry is particularly abundant with options to forge your own right-fit career path. And we’ll discuss why this part of the message is a critical component in removing the stigma that surrounds skilled trades.

The Liquidation Lifecycle - Using Big Data to Maximize Equipment Disposal

Financial Management and Business Development
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

The future of equipment management is being largely driven by big data and new technologies emerging in the industry. The whole construction ecosystem is seeing a lot of investment, and that’s because there’s a lot of room to improve. Much focus is placed on the acquisition of equipment assets, but – typically less attention is paid to the entire asset lifecycle from procurement through liquidation. High-quality, accessible, and relevant data is crucial to success and the ability to compete. Equipment and fleet management professionals, like Craig Gana with Gana Trucking & Excavating, who evolve with this data and use it as a proactive lifecycle management tool can streamline liquidation and increase profitability.

A comprehensive asset lifecycle-based view provides contractors with a level of flexibility and control that empowers them to get the desired return for their assets regardless of their individual circumstances. As a result, they will come away with new strategies for liquidating assets and the ability to maximize returns.

AGC Contract Documents Forum - Working Session

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Spouses/Guests Luncheon

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Build America Awards

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

The AGC Build America Awards honor AGC members who build the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions. These projects, with their vision, scope and grandeur, literally dare to challenge, dare to change the industry and way we build.

The Build America Awards program includes a luncheon, keynote speaker and awards presentation.

Seating is limited. Be sure to register early to ensure a spot.

A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean: Six Simple Steps for the Field to Follow
[Repeat Session]

Job Site Productivity
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

A firm’s adoption of Lean concepts typically initiates at the top of the org chart, via the executive leadership team’s buy-in, and then filters down into the field where the front-line practitioners do the tangible work of construction. In the face of pressing project deadlines and heavily competing priorities, this information can feel intimidating, overwhelming, and easy to ignore in favor of what’s already known and comfortable. Often, the value of Lean practices is inarticulately or ineffectively conveyed, and superintendents can find it difficult to connect the dots from academic, theoretical Lean philosophies to the immediate relevancy in their daily work. Recognizing the importance for field personnel’s holistic understanding of Lean’s benefits – starting with WHY and ending with HOW – we seek to provide a true bottom-up version of “Builder’s Lean” that allows Last Planners to make immediate changes and transform their projects.

A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean speaks directly to the “boots on the ground,” simplifying and clearly articulating the benefits of six primary Lean concepts, and delivering them in a highly-relatable, immediately-applicable, and field-friendly manner. Attendees will walk away with an easy-to-follow blueprint and implementation plan to lead their team and dramatically improve their project delivery process.

Cyber Risks in the Construction Industry: Are You Prepared?
[Repeat Session]

Technology and Innovation
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Cybersecurity risks in construction can come from multiple sources, as well as multiple job sites, at any given time. Company staff, subcontractors and other vendors typically enter and exit work trailers on the project site throughout the day. Securing these job sites can be challenging and may offer entry to bad actors, especially since workers likely have varying degrees of cybersecurity training.

Construction sites are vulnerable to multiple sources of cyberattack, including social engineering, ransomware attacks, wire fraud, and hacking. Short term impacts include disruption of a company’s daily business operations, job slowdowns, etc., but long-term impacts include reputational risk due to reports of malicious activity, project delays, and financial issues.

Elevating Workforce Development Strategies
[Repeat Session]

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Workforce development is one of the most important priorities in the construction industry today. For decades, negative messaging (that skilled trades are suitable only for the academically challenged) has depleted the workforce pipeline and driven the construction industry towards a skilled trades crisis. As a result, AGC members are leading the charge and forging new partnerships with business and education. The efforts are paying off and the public perception is slowly starting to change. However, there is still much work to be done to prepare an adequate amount of people to meet the coming needs of the construction industry.
To be effective, our workforce development message needs to remove the stigma that has surrounded skilled trades careers. Advertising the great pay and benefits our industry offers has been a great starting point and is helping to shift the perception. But we also need to think beyond these basic components of a great career and explain all the ways we can offer a rewarding career. One of the greatest benefits of our industry is the growth opportunities that are available. We’ll look at why our industry is particularly abundant with options to forge your own right-fit career path. And we’ll discuss why this part of the message is a critical component in removing the stigma that surrounds skilled trades.

Outpace Your Competition: Building a Strategic Business Development Plan to Drive Results
[Repeat Session]

Financial Management and Business Development
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Most construction firms are currently benefiting from the current economic conditions, allowing for growth, client activity and being selective with projects. Much of this is being done without advanced BD strategies, and while it feels like we are selling, we need to view business development with more research, strategy and a planned approach. True business development requires a concerted approach from many participants in the firm and has to be one of the most forward-looking planning you do as a firm.

This session will demonstrate how to develop a strategic BD plan that is measurable, build client retention activities for our technical team to carry out to keep the clients you have happy and engaged and increase your success rate on project pursuits. This step-by-step discussion will provide attendees a specific format on how to develop a plan for their firm. The plan will then allow you to take active steps toward building your BD opportunities for prospective project pursuits long before they become a reality.

Can You Defend Your Safety Training: Is it Good Enough?
[REPEAT SESSION]

Safety, Health, and Environmental
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Training is critical to saving lives and money.

Dr. Snyder will provide insight into defensible safety training programs that, most importantly, ensure workers are properly trained and educated about workplace hazards, risks, and controls.

The Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training Standard is the first document to clearly outline what safety pros must do to move towards better training. The standard covers the major elements of an effective training program that will help organizations defend against litigation and OSHA citations.

Human Performance: Understanding Human Error
[REPEAT SESSION]

Safety, Health, and Environmental
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Bellagio

Description

Human Performance (HP) is the next generation in safety and operational excellence. Human error is the least understood area of performance in all areas, not just safety. HP represents “The New View” of systems-thinking, error reduction and organizational resilience. HP explains why people do what they do, the way they do it. In this presentation, the speaker will specifically focus on “brain-centered hazards’ that affect worker performance. In the traditional practice of safety, much emphasis is placed on identifying and correcting physical hazards. However, many hazards have more to do with the way the human brain works and is often not considered in work planning and accident investigations. This lack of understanding often leads to blaming the worker and selection of corrective actions that are minimally effective. The speaker will cover three specific error-reduction tools that can be immediately put to use that lead to improved situational awareness and better worker performance.

Bill Ratz Memorial Topgolf Challenge

Ticketed Event
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Topgolf Las Vegas

Description

You DON’T have to be a golfer to have fun at Topgolf, everyone is welcome to come out and take swing. Topgolf is the perfect place for new golfers to get introduced to the game in a fun, relaxing environment. Players hit micro-chipped golf balls that track each shot’s accuracy and distance while awarding points for hitting targets in the field, and prizes will be awarded to the top team and individual players. Plus, everyone has the chance to win $10,000 in our hole-in-one competition.

Featuring four playing levels, five bars and lounges, two pools, LED-illuminated cabanas and lounge chairs, plus over 300 TV screens, Topgolf LV is a one-of-a-kind destination that only Vegas could deliver.

Food and drinks are included (21 and over for alcohol – ID required), so come join the fun and help us raise money to support the AGC Education & Research Foundation.

Tickets:
$100.00 per person/$50.00 for students
$600.00 for a reserved bay – up to six players

Build America Award Winners Reception

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Winners Reception

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Open Night for Affiliate Events

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

What
When
Where

Registration & Information Open

6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Student Chapter Faculty Meeting

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

General Session: AGC Legislative and Regulatory Outlook

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Construction HR Professionals Summit

Ticketed Event
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Are you a Construction HR professional looking to enhance the HR function at your company? Join your peers at the second annual AGC HR Summit in conjunction with the AGC of America Annual Convention. The one-day HR Summit provides a forum for greater peer-to-peer learning and interaction by facilitating an intimate series of moderated roundtable discussions. Select topics are chosen in advance by the HR Forum Steering Committee, and participants will have the opportunity to bring up additional topics for group discussion. Participants will spend the day sharing first-hand experiences, best practices, and solutions to the challenges HR professionals in the construction industry are dealing with.

The AGC Construction HR Summit will being at 9:00 a.m. with a breakfast buffet and an introductions session and then will proceed with a series of topical discussions from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch buffets.

Limited Seating – AGC Convention Registration Not Required

Individual Tickets = $299.00

Optional fees:

  • “Social pass” to attend the AGC Convention Celebrate Construction Party on Wednesday, March 12 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Brooklyn Bowl — $125.00
  • A pass for CONEXPO-CON/AGG — $95.00

CONEXPO-CON/AGG - Shuttles and Rail Access All Day

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LVCC

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Building Division Education Session and Meeting

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Union Contractors Steering Committee

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

After the Crisis: Identifying and Managing the Human Impact on Survivors, Family, Co-Workers and Community

Safety, Health, and Environmental
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Most construction organizations have developed, refined and tested all aspects of their crisis management communication plans. A hidden risk that is rarely identified or discussed is how to manage the human impact of the people indirectly impacted by a crisis. Family members, friends, relatives, coworkers, subcontractors, witnesses, and internal first responders can have a difficult emotional journey post-crisis. The impact can be mitigated when resources and responses are identified well in advance.

The Revolution Will Be Digitized: How Data Will Transform Risk Management in Construction

Insurance and Risk Management
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

The construction industry is just beginning to grapple with Big Data, as new technologies make gathering data easier, and new tools help contractors analyze and act strategically on that data. This digital revolution will help contractors address major risks on site, deal with worker shortages and distinguish themselves from their competition. To better understand this digital revolution, Dodge Data & Analytics has conducted two studies, one on data gathering and analysis in general, linking the jobsite and office, and the other on how data and emerging technology will help contractors manage risk.

Those findings will form the foundation for a moderated, round-table discussion, where attendees will gain a better understanding of technology use and data adoption in the construction industry, and how their firm can tackle and benefit from these emerging capabilities.

How to Manage Rising Equipment & Rental Costs

Highway, Transportation, and Infrasturcture Construction
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

One challenge of the modern jobsite is the rise in equipment and rental costs, and the question of rent vs. own is ever-apparent. Utilization is often a deciding factor, but there’s more to it than that. In this session, we will walk through six key components of your rental strategy that will help you navigate your planning stages to keep your projects and budget on track.

Applying Technology for Productive Change

Technology and Innovation
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Profitability is the key to everything and applying new technology needs to support profitability. With thousands of new construction applications released each year, generational changes, hardware advancements, and startups vying for attention, picking where to spend effort becomes challenging. We will take on the challenge and discuss how to maintain then improve profitability when applying new technology.

Digitizing Tennessee’s Infrastructure Future

Highway, Transportation, and Infrasturcture Construction
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

American infrastructure has been falling behind for decades. With every state graded in the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card receiving a rating of “requires attention” or lower, it’s more vital now than ever that our state and federal Departments of Transportation modernize to catch up. Representatives from the Tennessee DOT will share how they’re standardizing software practices across the department to keep their teams connected, to have up-to-date information in the field and to reduce waste by avoiding rework.

AI, Robots, Smart Sensors: Transformative Technology Driving a Safer and More Efficient Construction Industry

Highway, Transportation, and Infrasturcture Construction
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

In this session, the audience will learn how technology and data will be at the forefront of improving quality, assisting with the massive labor challenge in the construction industry, and improving overall return on investment and how to leverage technology to create proactive risk management programs. The panel will discuss approaches to consistently and efficiently champion innovation, engage both office and field staff while investing in new technology, and provide adequate resources to ensure successful program implementation at every level. The session will touch on how to inspire employees to overcome any fears of technology disruptors and recover if a company experiences setbacks in the early implementation phases. Best practices will be addressed on how to deploy new technology, track the data capture and ROI, and keep all levels engaged in order to achieve the highest level of continuous improvement and success.

Surviving the Hard Market

Insurance and Risk Management
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

The longest “soft” market is ending, and a hard insurance market is here. While not all lines of coverage are experiencing the same level of market swing at the moment, contractors of all levels should prepare for tighter underwriting requirements, increased rates, and more stringent coverage terms and conditions. This presentation will provide pragmatic risk management information and practical tips on how to prepare for the changes ahead, and how to help your firm and its business partners (both upstream and downstream) mitigate the impact and work for success in the coming cycle.

Contracts and Potential Pitfalls to Watch Out For

Construction Law and Contracts
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Industry reports that roughly 65% of contracts are not read. Join AGC’s Specialty Contractor Council and Brian Perlberg, Executive Director & Sr. Counsel of ConsensusDocs speak to the new AGC ConsensusDocs and compare to available AIA documents. We will spend some time breaking down contracts from various GC’s across the nation, identifying areas of the contract to pay attention to. The goal is to educate Specialty Contractors on contracts and identify potential pitfalls, so they look beyond the dollar amount before signing and returning the contract.

How Healthy Culture Drives Healthy Business

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Culture is a competitive advantage to drive business results. But how does it work? What business challenges are you currently facing, and how does a healthy culture provide a strategic solution to drive a healthy business? The key? Engagement. Creating a healthy culture cultivates higher engagement which drives healthy business. For example, one of the most challenging business questions plaguing Construction leaders today is how to recruit top talent and how to keep them from going to the competition.

As one of the fastest growing companies in the construction space, Procore is experiencing exponential growth over the last four years despite competing with the likes of tech giants Google and Facebook, for talent. Their key differentiator is a focus on culture as a business driver. As a result, customers have started seeking out Procore’s executive leadership not to talk about technology, but to learn about building a thriving culture. Join LV Hanson, head of Culture and Leadership at Procore, along with Steve Whitworth President of Kitchell Construction as they share how they partnered to define, communicate and build a culture aimed to drive positive business outcomes.

How to Succeed in Business Development: Even If You Hate Selling

Financial Management and Business Development
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

A panel discussion with top construction executives, led by industry expert Eric Anderton, exploring proven business development strategies, habits, and mindsets, for building long-term relationships and winning the right jobs, with the right clients in the right locations. Topics to be discussed include: how to approach new markets; how to win versus the competition; how to approach complex business development opportunities; what’s changed about business development during the panelists’ careers; whose responsible for business development in a construction company; and the mindset of successful business development in construction.

AGC Utility Infrastructure Division Education Session and Meeting

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee Meeting (Invite Only)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

The AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards program will recognize construction firms across the industry who excel at safety performance. Award recipients will have demonstrated a commitment to safety, occupational health management, and risk control.

The Construction Safety Excellence Awards program includes a luncheon, keynote speaker and awards presentation.

Limited Seating – Register Early to Ensure a Spot

Sponsored By

After the Crisis: Identifying and Managing the Human Impact on Survivors, Family, Co-Workers and Community
[REPEAT SESSION]

Safety, Health, and Environmental
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Most construction organizations have developed, refined and tested all aspects of their crisis management communication plans. A hidden risk that is rarely identified or discussed is how to manage the human impact of the people indirectly impacted by a crisis. Family members, friends, relatives, coworkers, subcontractors, witnesses, and internal first responders can have a difficult emotional journey post-crisis. The impact can be mitigated when resources and responses are identified well in advance.

The Revolution Will Be Digitized: How Data Will Transform Risk Management in Construction
[Repeat Session]

Insurance and Risk Management
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

The construction industry is just beginning to grapple with Big Data, as new technologies make gathering data easier, and new tools help contractors analyze and act strategically on that data. This digital revolution will help contractors address major risks onsite, deal with worker shortages and distinguish themselves from their competition. To better understand this digital revolution, Dodge Data & Analytics has conducted two studies, one on data gathering and analysis in general, linking the jobsite and office, and the other on how data and emerging technology will help contractors manage risk.

Those findings will form the foundation for a moderated, round-table discussion, where attendees will gain a better understanding of technology use and data adoption in the construction industry, and how their firm can tackle and benefit from these emerging capabilities.

Surviving the Hard Market
[Repeat Session]

Insurance and Risk Management
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

The longest “soft” market is ending, and a hard insurance market is here. While not all lines of coverage are experiencing the same level of market swing at the moment, contractors of all levels should prepare for tighter underwriting requirements, increased rates, and more stringent coverage terms and conditions. This presentation will provide pragmatic risk management information and practical tips on how to prepare for the changes ahead, and how to help your firm and its business partners (both upstream and downstream) mitigate the impact and work for success in the coming cycle.

How to Succeed in Business Development: Even If You Hate Selling
[Repeat Session]

Financial Management and Business Development
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

A panel discussion with top construction executives, led by industry expert Eric Anderton, exploring proven business development strategies, habits, and mindsets, for building long-term relationships and winning the right jobs, with the right clients in the right locations. Topics to be discussed include: how to approach new markets; how to win versus the competition; how to approach complex business development opportunities; what’s changed about business development during the panelists’ careers; whose responsible for business development in a construction company; and the mindset of successful business development in construction.

How Healthy Culture Drives Healthy Business
[Repeat Session]

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Culture is a competitive advantage to drive business results. But how does it work? What business challenges are you currently facing, and how does a healthy culture provide a strategic solution to drive a healthy business? The key? Engagement. Creating a healthy culture cultivates higher engagement which drives healthy business. For example, one of the most challenging business questions plaguing Construction leaders today is how to recruit top talent and how to keep them from going to the competition. Even as technology begins to evolve ”how” the work of Construction gets done, many firms still struggle to convert one-off project success into repeatable success, across all projects, all offices and throughout all levels of the organization. As it turns out, technology is only one part of the innovation equation. Company culture must also be examined if Construction is to keep pace with other industries and retain top talent. What if you became THE employer of choice in your area?

As one of the fastest growing tech companies in the Construction space, Procore is experiencing exponential growth over the last 4 years despite competing with the likes of tech giants Google and Facebook, for talent. Their key differentiator is a focus on culture as a business driver. They believe Culture is a dynamic variable that can be used to solve business challenges. As a result, customers have started seeking out Procore’s executive leadership not to talk about technology but to learn about building a thriving culture.

Join LV Hanson, head of Culture and Leadership at Procore, along with Steve Whitworth President of Kitchell Construction as they share how they partnered to define, communicate and build a culture aimed to drive positive business outcomes. Kitchell Construction will provide proof points to validate theory that culture drives business.

CLC Steering Committee Meeting

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

ELC Professional Development Session (AGC Chapter Staff)

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Legislative & Political Briefing

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judges Panel

Safety, Health, and Environmental
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Reception for AGC Chapter Executives and Staff

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Celebrate Construction Party

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

Description

EAT. DRINK. ROCK. ROLL.

Featuring an eclectic mix of gourmet food stations (EAT), craft cocktails (DRINK), a world-class concert venue (ROCK), and a 32-lane, 2-story bowling alley (ROLL), Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas will be doing its best to maintain the Celebrate Construction Party’s reputation as the industry event party of the year. Rolling Stone magazine called Brooklyn Bowl “One of the most incredible places on earth.”

Open to all AGC Convention Attendees, we hope you’ll join us for great music, food and fun.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

What
When
Where

Registration & Information Open

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

PAIC Owners Only Meeting

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Board of Governors Meeting and Breakfast (Invite Only)

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

BIM Unit 1: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling

Ticketed Event
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

BIM & Lean Education Courses will be available following the 2020 AGC Convention. Single courses and bundles are available. Take this opportunity to take steps toward earning your CM-BIM or CM-Lean. Participants will receive the Participant’s Manual for the respective unit and all course materials. Lunch will be provided for classes. Individuals interested in these classes are encouraged to register as soon as possible, space is limited and it is anticipated that these programs will sell out.

Learn more about the BIM Education Program & CM-BIM

BIM Individual Class Pricing = $450.00
BIM Unit 1&2 Bundle = $800.00

Lean Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems & Lean Unit 2: Pull in Production

Ticketed Event
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

BIM & Lean Education Courses will be available following the 2020 AGC Convention. Single courses and bundles are available. Take this opportunity to take steps toward earning your CM-BIM or CM-Lean. Participants will receive the Participant’s Manual for the respective unit and all course materials. Lunch will be provided for classes. Individuals interested in these classes are encouraged to register as soon as possible, space is limited and it is anticipated that these programs will sell out.

Learn more about the Lean Education Program & CM-Lean

Lean Units 1-2 or Units 3-4 Pricing = $500.00
Lean Units 1-4 Bundle = $900.00

In-House Environmental Managers Meeting

Ticketed Event
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Limited Seating – AGC Convention Registration Not Required

AGC will host a session of roundtable discussions exclusively for in-house environmental managers at construction firms.

It’s your meeting – and you set the agenda for the roundtable discussions! AGC will poll the meeting registrants in advance of the meeting to identify the topics and case studies. Although highly informative, there are no formal presentations. This meeting is meant to foster peer-to-peer learning and engagement on the unique opportunities, situations and challenges for environmental professionals working “in-house” at a construction firm.

The discussions are highly interactive and intended for environmental managers at general construction firms only, though, participants’ job titles could be project managers, sustainability managers or safety/risk managers, for example. This meeting will not be open to outside industry consultants. To ensure active discussion, space will be limited at this meeting to 35 participants.

The AGC In-House Environmental Managers Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. with a breakfast buffet and an introductions session and then will proceed with a series of topical discussions from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12. The registration fee includes breakfast and lunch buffets.

Individual Tickets = $299.00

CONEXPO-CON/AGG - Shuttles and Rail Access All Day

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LVCC

Description

Details coming soon.

Closing General Session and AGC in the Community Awards

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Bellagio

Description

Award winners to be announced at the AGC Convention Closing Session. AGC in the Community is an initiative of AGC Charities Inc., designed to showcase the community service projects of AGC of America’s chapters and members. The awards recognize chapter and member service projects that epitomize the essence of charitable giving, through actual hands-on service and donations to charitable organizations.

PIAC at-large Meeting

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Installation Dinner for the AGC National Officers (Invite Only)

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Bellagio

Description

Details coming soon.

Friday, March 13, 2020

What
When
Where

BIM Unit 2: BIM Technology

Ticketed Event
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

BIM & Lean Education Courses will be available following the 2020 AGC Convention. Single courses and bundles are available. Take this opportunity to take steps toward earning your CM-BIM or CM-Lean. Participants will receive the Participant’s Manual for the respective unit and all course materials. Lunch will be provided for classes. Individuals interested in these classes are encouraged to register as soon as possible, space is limited and it is anticipated that these programs will sell out.

Learn more about the BIM Education Program & CM-BIM

BIM Individual Class Pricing = $450.00
BIM Unit 1&2 Bundle = $800.00

Lean Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring & Lean Unit 4: The Last Planner System®

Ticketed Event
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Bellagio

Description

BIM & Lean Education Courses will be available following the 2020 AGC Convention. Single courses and bundles are available. Take this opportunity to take steps toward earning your CM-BIM or CM-Lean. Participants will receive the Participant’s Manual for the respective unit and all course materials. Lunch will be provided for classes. Individuals interested in these classes are encouraged to register as soon as possible, space is limited and it is anticipated that these programs will sell out.

Learn more about the Lean Education Program & CM-Lean

Lean Units 1-2 or Units 3-4 Pricing = $500.00
Lean Units 1-4 Bundle = $900.00

CONEXPO-CON/AGG - Shuttles and Rail Access All day

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LVCC

Description

Details coming soon.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

What
When
Where

CONEXPO-CON/AGG - Shuttles and Rail Access All Day

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LVCC

Description

Details coming soon.