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Saturday, March 26, 2022

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Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

AGC contractor members from across the country compete for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in 16 divisional categories in the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). A grand award winner will be selected from among the 1st place winners. The winners will be announced at the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, March 30. The awards judging is open to all convention attendees.

Sponsored By

Sunday, March 27, 2022

What
When
Where

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

AGC contractor members from across the country compete for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in 16 divisional categories in the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). A grand award winner will be selected from among the 1st place winners. The winners will be announced at the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, March 30. The awards judging is open to all convention attendees.

Sponsored By

2022 AGC Charities Operation Opening Doors 2022 Rebuilding Together Project

All Attendees
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Dallas, Texas

Description

Pre-registration required

AGC Charities, Inc. is organizing a volunteer project for Annual Convention attendees as part of its Operation Opening Doors initiative.

On Sunday, March 27, we are asking volunteers to help us make needed renovations to the Rebuilding Together Project in the Cedar Crest neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. We are looking to assist in five home repair projects, the homes have not been fully assessed, but most will need various exterior repairs like paint, landscaping, and siding. There is high demand for plumbing and electrical services with houses in these areas. Most homeowners in this area are elderly, so some bathroom demos/rebuilds might make them ADA compliant.

AGC of America will provide PPE, lunch, and transportation to and from the site from the Gaylord Texan.

Please email Brian Turmail, or call 703-459-0238 for more information.

Sponsored By

Monday, March 28, 2022

What
When
Where

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

AGC contractor members from across the country compete for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in 16 divisional categories in the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). A grand award winner will be selected from among the 1st place winners. The winners will be announced at the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, March 30. The awards judging is open to all convention attendees.

Sponsored By

Address the Stress: Mental Health for You and Your Teams

Safety, Health, and Environmental
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Have you been feeling down, stressed, overwhelmed or just “over it?”

For starters, you aren’t alone. This is a trying time for all of humanity. And we are going to help you with that! AGCW safety director Mandi Kime will fill the hour with an overview of a new Mental Health Best Practices Guide she authored, as well as lots of helpful tools and information, mixed with empathy for your unique situation. Attendees will be given FREE open-access resources and tools to implement into their existing worker-safety & health programs, as well as some healthy coping and resilience skills for themselves

Ways Insurance Providers and Technology Companies are Working Together to Help Contractors Dramatically Reduce Risk

Safety, Health, and Environmental
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

With the emergence of new construction technologies delivering comprehensive data to contractors, the future of construction risk management is bright. It’s important for safety professionals today to be aware of construction technology solutions that are now available to contractors and know how they can leverage the data those technologies provide as a conduit to not only improve safety and risk mitigation in the field, but also gain unexpected benefits and value from their insurers for the business overall.

Join us for a discussion with industry leaders on the ways insurance providers and technology companies are partnering to create a safer work environment and minimize construction risk for contractors. This session is designed to educate the audience on how telematics plays a role in addressing common goals that insurance providers and contractors share around reducing risk and loss, and how contractors are leveraging this today.

In this session, you’ll hear from the forward-leaning contractor using modern tech tools to improve the safe operations of their mixed fleet assets, operators and the traveling public; the technology provider that supports key data and insights through telematics solutions, plus experts within construction insurance on the benefits and incentives of leveraging modern tools to improve safety and risk. These voices interacting together will provide a complete picture of how the industry is evolving and continuing to partner for shared success.

You’ll walk away with a foundation on four key learning objectives and actionable tips on how to implement these strategies into your business.

1. Learn why good safety programs encompass more than just worker safety, and how safe equipment operation and careful equipment management plays a role in improving safety and reducing risk.

2. Hear how contractors are successfully using telematics to address safety and risk management to improve their insurance-related pain points.

3. Understand methods for measuring safety with real operational and performance data around accurate location, driver behaviors, pre-and-post incident event insights, maintenance management and utilization to help manage risk and facilitate the claims process.

4. Learn how insurance providers and technology providers have partnered to benefit construction businesses with greater ROI and how your construction business can be involved.

Help your construction business understand opportunities available today to improve safety performance and reduce risk and loss. Learn how embracing modern construction technology tools brings value and ROI to contractors and how they can partner with their insurance providers to multiply these gains.

Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Stop by the 2022 AGC Convention registration desk to check-in, and pick up your name badge.

Latent Side-Effects of Safety Interventions

Safety, Health, and Environmental
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

While researchers have dispensed considerable effort in the past decades to reduce the risk of occupational injuries in the construction industry,

the large amount of safety incidents occurring each year indicates that many of the safety interventions and technological advances have not fully achieved their safety goals. This fact suggests the possibility of a latent side-effect of safety interventions, known as Risk Compensation.

This research examined whether the concept of risk compensation could offset some safety benefits of protection equipment. An immersive mixed-reality environment (i.e., virtual reality and passive haptics) was developed to simulate a roofing activity. Then, combining real-time head- and ankle-tracking sensors with qualitative sources of data, the researchers monitored the reactionary behavioral responses of participants while they completed roofing tasks under three, randomly ordered levels of safety protection in the mixed-reality roofing simulation.

The results indicated that providing more safety interventions (i.e., higher levels of fall protection) produced a sense of invulnerability among participants. This false sense of security ultimately increased their risk-taking behavior by up to 55 percent, e.g., participants stepped closer to the roof edge, leaned over the edge, and spent more time exposing themselves to fall risk. These findings could significantly influence how the construction industry approaches the development and implementation of safety interventions to offset the influence of risk compensation.

Division Leadership Meetings

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Reframe Your Risk: How Conversations Provide the Highest Impact Metrics of Your Leaders, Culture, and Risk.

Safety, Health, and Environmental
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Construction Executives have an opportunity to reframe how they look at risk. More specifically they have an opportunity to measure how effective their leaders are at getting their people to engage in the activities that can lead to less property and casualty exposure. The conversations those closest to the work have each morning reflects how employees engage in these activities and an organization’s culture. With modern technologies, like natural language processing, machine learning, and AI, these conversations can be analyzed quickly and effectively, making conversations the new currency for Construction Risk Managers and Senior Executives.

This session will share data and insights from 27 different studies conducted by scholars, researchers and leading consulting firms on safety, culture, engagement, AI technology, and the role of conversations to enlighten and drive change. In addition, Jordan Foster and FactorLab will provide a use case on how using their conversations creates a high performing, lower risk culture:

· 66% of Participants were quantifiably better at the daily planning conversations after 11 conversations.

· How Jordan Foster cut the time to write, share and coach the daily planning activity by 40% in less than six months saving over $100,000 a year in wasted resources.

· How is possible for high performing organization with thousands of employees to reduce accidents and injuries by 50% two years in a row.

· Accidents and injuries on multiple high risk, fast paced projects dropped by more than 50% in less than 12 weeks.

· How Jordan Foster created a thriving culture of peer-to-peer learning in both English and Spanish.

First-Time Attendees Welcome Reception

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Please join us for a brief welcome from the AGC Ambassadors who will share with first-time attendees an overview of the Convention and how to get the most out of your first AGC of America Convention experience.

2022 Convention Opening General Session

All Attendees
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

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AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Open

All Attendees
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Join more than 125 leading solution providers, technology innovators, and manufacturers from across the construction industry to find the partners and tools you need to build better.

Plus join us for daily activities in the expo hall including technology demonstrations, ‘Munch and Learn’ mornings and afternoons, and our daily Contractors Happy Hour.

AGC Convention Welcome Reception

All Attendees
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Get your first taste of convention and mingle with peers over drinks and appetizers.

Sponsored By

CCC FUNDRAISING DINNER TO BENEFIT AGC EDUCATION AND RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Ticketed Event
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Hosted by the Consulting Constructors’ Council

Join us for a special night as we celebrate the great work of the AGC Education & Research Foundation. For more than 52 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 CCC Fundraising Dinner will be a can’t miss evening of dinner, music, and dancing, all in support of the Foundation.

Rhinestone Cowboy Theme: Cowboy Cocktail Attire

Tickets:
$300.00 per person (60% tax deductible)
$5,000.00 for a sponsored private reserved table for 8 people (60% tax deductible)

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

What
When
Where

Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Stop by the 2022 AGC Convention registration desk to check-in, and pick up your name badge.

Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Limited Seating – Register Early to Ensure a Spot

The Construction Risk Partners 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 Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards program includes breakfast and an awards presentation.

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

AGC contractor members from across the country compete for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in 16 divisional categories in the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). A grand award winner will be selected from among the 1st place winners. The winners will be announced at the Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, March 30. The awards judging is open to all convention attendees.

Sponsored By

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Open

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Join more than 125 leading solution providers, technology innovators, and manufacturers from across the construction industry to find the partners and tools you need to build better.

Plus join us for daily activities in the expo hall including technology demonstrations, ‘Munch and Learn’ mornings and afternoons, and our daily Contractors Happy Hour.

Morning Expo Coffee and Conversation

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Grab coffee and breakfast treats, and join us on a tour of the Expo!

Sponsored By

Reframe Your Risk: How Conversations Provide the Highest Impact Metrics of Your Leaders, Culture, and Risk.

Safety, Health, and Environmental
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Construction Executives have an opportunity to reframe how they look at risk. More specifically they have an opportunity to measure how effective their leaders are at getting their people to engage in the activities that can lead to less property and casualty exposure. The conversations those closest to the work have each morning reflects how employees engage in these activities and an organization’s culture. With modern technologies, like natural language processing, machine learning, and AI, these conversations can be analyzed quickly and effectively, making conversations the new currency for Construction Risk Managers and Senior Executives.

This session will share data and insights from 27 different studies conducted by scholars, researchers and leading consulting firms on safety, culture, engagement, AI technology, and the role of conversations to enlighten and drive change. In addition, Jordan Foster and FactorLab will provide a use case on how using their conversations creates a high performing, lower risk culture:

· 66% of Participants were quantifiably better at the daily planning conversations after 11 conversations.

· How Jordan Foster cut the time to write, share and coach the daily planning activity by 40% in less than six months saving over $100,000 a year in wasted resources.

· How is possible for high performing organization with thousands of employees to reduce accidents and injuries by 50% two years in a row.

· Accidents and injuries on multiple high risk, fast paced projects dropped by more than 50% in less than 12 weeks.

· How Jordan Foster created a thriving culture of peer-to-peer learning in both English and Spanish.

Challenge of the Chase 2.0 - Deciding to Move Forward With the Proposal

Financial Management and Business Development
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Building off the success of the initial Challenge of the Chase panel discussion at the AGC 2021 Convention, the AGC BD Forum has developed the second part based on feedback and participant requests. Challenge of the Chase 2.0 focuses on the business development and marketing challenges in today’s business environment related to proposal and project decision making.

To address these challenges, members of the AGC’s Business Development Forum are convening to share best practices and methods for establishing a proposal GO/NO GO process. In addition, panel members will share elements of a project risk assessment review that details specific risks contractors may face when working on a project.

This session will be designed to address small and large contractor needs.

The panel will share insight on topics such as:

· Elements of a proposal GO/NO GO process

· Questions to ask your team to determine if a project will be profitable

· The creation of a project risk assessment

· Development of a project SWOT analysis and how to scale for small to large projects

Grabbing the Diversity Needle and Breaking Ground in Construction

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Diversity is a keyword and a sensitive subject that has grown in our industry. As women in the construction industry, we are shaping the mold of people who build, and diversity is a proven asset in driving profitability. This highly engaged panel will discuss breaking the glass wall and challenge situations like pay gap, advancement, discrimination, and more. We’ll engage the audience and speak about grabbing that diversity needle and how to drive performance in a positive impactful way! 

Navigating the Supply Chain Pandemic: Assessing and Forecasting the Impact of Supply Chain Disruptions, and Developing Tools and Strategies for Mitigating and Managing the Associated Risks

Insurance and Risk Management
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Supply chain delays and disruptions, the unavailability of materials, equipment and labor, impending economic inflation, and the lingering effects of COVID-19 are dramatically impacting today’s construction market. These are creating significant new and growing risks for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, sureties, and all industry participants. The industry is being forced to navigate through these evolving risks in real time and without a clear roadmap. This panel of experienced construction industry professionals from various sectors will address the various aspects of this challenge that should be considered and will lead an interactive discussion designed to provide practical advice, tools, and strategies for mitigating and managing these critical risks. 

Federal Division Education Sessions and Meeting

Federal & Heavy Construction
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Contract Documents Forum, Working Session

Construction Law and Contracts
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Latent Side-Effects of Safety Interventions

Safety, Health, and Environmental
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

While researchers have dispensed considerable effort in the past decades to reduce the risk of occupational injuries in the construction industry, the large amount of safety incidents occurring each year indicates that many of the safety interventions and technological advances have not fully achieved their safety goals. This fact suggests the possibility of a latent side-effect of safety interventions, known as Risk Compensation.

This research examined whether the concept of risk compensation could offset some safety benefits of protection equipment. An immersive mixed-reality environment (i.e., virtual reality and passive haptics) was developed to simulate a roofing activity. Then, combining real-time head- and ankle-tracking sensors with qualitative sources of data, the researchers monitored the reactionary behavioral responses of participants while they completed roofing tasks under three, randomly ordered levels of safety protection in the mixed-reality roofing simulation.

The results indicated that providing more safety interventions (i.e., higher levels of fall protection) produced a sense of invulnerability among participants. This false sense of security ultimately increased their risk-taking behavior by up to 55 percent, e.g., participants stepped closer to the roof edge, leaned over the edge, and spent more time exposing themselves to fall risk. These findings could significantly influence how the construction industry approaches the development and implementation of safety interventions to offset the influence of risk compensation.

Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Stop by the AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo during your break between sessions.

Ways Insurance Providers and Technology Companies are Working Together to Help Contractors Dramatically Reduce Risk

Safety, Health, and Environmental
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

With the emergence of new construction technologies delivering comprehensive data to contractors, the future of construction risk management is bright. It’s important for safety professionals today to be aware of construction technology solutions that are now available to contractors and know how they can leverage the data those technologies provide as a conduit to not only improve safety and risk mitigation in the field, but also gain unexpected benefits and value from their insurers for the business overall.

Join us for a discussion with industry leaders on the ways insurance providers and technology companies are partnering to create a safer work environment and minimize construction risk for contractors. This session is designed to educate the audience on how telematics plays a role in addressing common goals that insurance providers and contractors share around reducing risk and loss, and how contractors are leveraging this today.

In this session, you’ll hear from the forward-leaning contractor using modern tech tools to improve the safe operations of their mixed fleet assets, operators and the traveling public; the technology provider that supports key data and insights through telematics solutions, plus experts within construction insurance on the benefits and incentives of leveraging modern tools to improve safety and risk. These voices interacting together will provide a complete picture of how the industry is evolving and continuing to partner for shared success.

You’ll walk away with a foundation on four key learning objectives and actionable tips on how to implement these strategies into your business.

1. Learn why good safety programs encompass more than just worker safety, and how safe equipment operation and careful equipment management plays a role in improving safety and reducing risk.

2. Hear how contractors are successfully using telematics to address safety and risk management to improve their insurance-related pain points.

3. Understand methods for measuring safety with real operational and performance data around accurate location, driver behaviors, pre-and-post incident event insights, maintenance management and utilization to help manage risk and facilitate the claims process.

4. Learn how insurance providers and technology providers have partnered to benefit construction businesses with greater ROI and how your construction business can be involved.

Help your construction business understand opportunities available today to improve safety performance and reduce risk and loss. Learn how embracing modern construction technology tools brings value and ROI to contractors and how they can partner with their insurance providers to multiply these gains.

General Session & AGC Diversity and Inclusion Awards

All Attendees
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Award winners to be announced at the General 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.

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AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Lunch Hour

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Grab lunch, socialize with your peers, and join us on a tour of the Expo!

Sponsored By

Address the Stress: Mental Health for You and Your Teams

Safety, Health, and Environmental
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Have you been feeling down, stressed, overwhelmed or just “over it?”

For starters, you aren’t alone. This is a trying time for all of humanity. And we are going to help you with that! AGCW safety director Mandi Kime will fill the hour with an overview of a new Mental Health Best Practices Guide she authored, as well as lots of helpful tools and information, mixed with empathy for your unique situation. Attendees will be given FREE open-access resources and tools to implement into their existing worker-safety & health programs, as well as some healthy coping and resilience skills for themselves.

AGC Legislative & Political Briefing

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Recruiting and Training The Next Generation

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

This session will consist of three panelists that have just gone through the process of deciding which company they will hire on full-time with. These panelists will bring a different perspective to the hiring and recruiting process. It is well known that young professionals in this industry are a commodity at the time and these panelists will share what got them to the point they are at and how they feel about the construction industry and it future. 

AGC Utility Infrastructure Division Education Session and Meeting

Highway, Transportation, and Infrastructure Construction
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Specialty Contractor Council Steering Committee (Open to all attendees)

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Student Chapter Annual Meeting

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

D&I Steering Committee Meeting (open to all attendees)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Break

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Stop by the AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo during your break between sessions.

Who’s on the Hook for Design Defects in Design-Build Projects?  It May Not Always Be Who You Think

Construction Law and Contracts
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Increasingly, public and private owners try to avoid liability in design-build contracts by assigning much of the responsibility for concept design to the contractor. However, design-build contractors do not always bear the risk for design errors or omissions on a design-build project. When an owner plays a substantial role in developing initial designs during the preconstruction process, design-build contractors assume less risk of design error liability and have a greater chance to succeed in recovering additional costs associated with defective owner-provided specifications. This session will explore the actual liability standard applied by the courts and other tribunals when a design defect arises on a design-build project. 

Risk Transfer Alternatives for Specialty Contractors

Insurance and Risk Management
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

The session will be an overview of risk transfer needs of a specialty contractor and a discussion of the options for how to transfer that risk. Broadly those methods can be categorized as conventional and alternative. This will include an overview of contractual risk transfer and then a deeper dive into risk finance options. We’ll point out some potentially overlooked areas of risk transfer and explore alternatives outside of the guaranteed cost model, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each. 

Crafting Effective Workforce Solutions: A Working Session

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Participants at AGC’s inaugural workforce summit came up with 22 recommendations to help solve workforce shortages. During the Convention workshop, we will focus on crafting implementation plans for several, related, recommendations from that summit. Participants will think through how to convert these recommendations into specific action plans that member firms and AGC chapters can act on to address local workforce shortages.

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Happy Hour

All Attendees
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Grab a beverage, network with friends, and join us on a tour of the Expo!

Sponsored By

AGC Education and Research Foundation Donor Only Reception

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Safety & BAA Winners Reception (Invite Only)

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Toast to your companies accomplishments.

Student Chapter Networking Reception

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Take the opportunity to network with other student chapters.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

What
When
Where

Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Stop by the 2022 AGC Convention registration desk to check-in, and pick up your name badge.

Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Limited Seating – Register Early to Ensure a Spot

The Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards program recognizes 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, with outstanding performance being recognized across 6 divisions and in 16 categories.

The Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards program includes breakfast and an awards presentation.

Sponsored By

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Open

All Attendees
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Join more than 125 leading solution providers, technology innovators, and manufacturers from across the construction industry to find the partners and tools you need to build better.

Plus join us for daily activities in the expo hall including technology demonstrations, ‘Munch and Learn’ mornings and afternoons, and our daily Contractors Happy Hour.

Morning Expo Coffee and Conversation

All Attendees
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Grab coffee and breakfast treats, and join us on a tour of the Expo!

Sponsored By

Growth Barriers, Breakthrough Strategies, and Reaching the Next Level

Financial Management and Business Development
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Most contractors want to achieve steady growth but few are able to do so consistently. In reality, growth happens in curves, not straight lines, and is often blocked by invisible but predictable growth barriers.

Brandon Squire, President of Ralph L Wadsworth Construction, and Jon Swartzentruber, principal at Paradyne Consulting, will tell the story of this company’s ten-fold expansion over the past two decades and the leadership and business strategies that allowed them to break through the growth barriers.

Burn Out or Blow Up - The Impact of Unconscious Bias in Workforce Development

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

This presentation will address the role unconscious bias plays in employee recruitment and retention. The goal is to define unconscious bias, how to identify it in the workplace, and the importance of addressing unconscious bias in workforce development.  

This presentation will include a panel discussion with the following industry leaders:  Tracey Aping, Director of Business Development and Diversity at Williams Brothers Construction Co., Jim Stevenson, President of McCarthy Building Companies, Meloni Raney, President of TEXO, and Crystal Dang, a Senior Associate for Peckar & Abramson, P.C. 

Construction Contracting Revisited: The Three Rs and How Owners Want You to Negotiate

Construction Law and Contracts
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

This presentation focuses on a philosophical approach to contract negotiation that encourages positive collaboration between the parties and avoids common mistakes like pushing contract revisions too early or delegating negotiation to attorneys/legal departments. Building off our initial presentation in September 2021, this second iteration will apply an Owner’s perspective on how they wish to be engaged and how to build their confidence to better win work. Once key points are established, our panel of three (with a moderator) will explore several common contract negotiation issues/clauses (e.g., form of contract, material escalation clauses/supply chain risk, liquidated damages and waiver of consequential damages, indemnity/defense obligations, compensation issues related to COVID-19, force majeure issues, and other important provisions) with Owner perspective on what they want to hear to communicate that a contractor has “win-win” in mind. 

Highway and Transportation Contractors Education Session and Meeting

Highway, Transportation, and Infrastructure Construction
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Break

All Attendees
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Stop by the AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo during your break between sessions.

AGC Economic Issues Outlook, Legislative and Regulatory Overview General Session

All Attendees
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

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AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Lunch Hour

All Attendees
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Grab lunch, socialize with your peers, and join us on a tour of the Expo!

Sponsored By

Union Contractors Session

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Empowering Operations in Contracts and Risk Management with  AI Technology and More

Insurance and Risk Management
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

The entire construction industry has a major dilemma when it comes to managing large risks in construction contracts, insurance compliance, and other project documents: construction margins are decreasing (so overhead is not ideal) yet projects are becoming more complex in nature (meaning risks are increasing).  There are some cultural conditions also holding our industry back: the people managing the day-to-day are builders who want to build buildings and have little to no appetite for a bunch of contract terms. And the culture of the construction industry is one of leverage to “shove terms down the other party’s throat.” This leaves executives with an impossible choice: either (i) overinvest in managing such risks such as building out internal departments to manage; or (ii) underinvest (use overburdened or underqualified personnel).    

While this choice has felt impossible in the past, new options for a better balance (risk management versus overhead) are emerging. But it takes leaders to implement change. The panel is comprised of legal and risk management leaders who deeply understand this dilemma and who have led innovative changes within their organizations which include technology adoption, training, and trust. This has led to cultural shifts to allow for a balanced approach: these professionals strive to use overhead functions for higher value work while empowering operations to understand issues and make more nimble decisions.  

This discussion will center around finding the right balance/mix of technology versus operational discretion to handle things like bidding contracts, negotiating contracts, administrating projects, and insurance compliance. It will also focus on how big data can be leveraged to answer questions like: Which issues are truly market terms?  Do my peers really regularly accept a term someone is urging me to accept? Is there a correlation between bad terms and bad project outcomes?   

The bottom line is that the industry now can be better due to technological advances, big data, and more streamlined workflows. With a better industry understanding of what is fair and considered a best practice, the industry will see real progress against the above-mentioned dilemma. An industry can exist where contracts become more balanced, risks better mitigated, and (perhaps) profits will rise. 

Graham Construction: A Model of Successful Digital Transformation

Technology and Innovation
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Today’s construction industry is undergoing a digital transformation. However, in an industry that has traditionally looked at technology as yet another cost to control rather than as a strategic investment, this type of initiative brings with it not only many challenges, but several opportunities as well.  

Join InEight’s conversation with Matt Gramblicka, Graham Construction’s VP of IT and Enterprise Applications, as they discuss Graham’s digital transformation journey. 

In this webinar you’ll learn: 

  • How to scale technology initiatives across projects, geographies and workforces. 
  • Best practices when introducing technology changes to a hesitant workforce. 
  • Do’s and Don’ts of rollout methodologies. 
  • How successful organizations leverage vast amounts of construction data to improve the quality and timeliness of decision-making.  
  • How to focus on and measure business outcomes. 

Digital Delivery in Project Lifecycles - TH169 Elk River Redefine Case Study

Highway, Transportation, and Infrastructure Construction
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Digital delivery is transforming the way projects are developed and delivered; from the way existing survey data is collected, the development of final design, when a project is bidding, to when a project is being closed out by the Contractor. The transportation industry has lagged relative to the vertical industry when delivery projects using digital collection and design methods, however during this session Kyle Klasen, PLS and Kelsey Peterson, PE will discuss the TH 169 Elk River Redefine project ($120M) delivered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation as a CMGC with Ames Construction as the Contractor and WSB as the final designer in which digital delivery was used during the early stages of survey and data collection through project design and construction. 

 During this project, drones were utilized to capture a reality mesh of the corridor, a much safer, more accurate, and cost-effective way to collecting survey information. The designers of the project then took the drone data, to build 3D models of the entire corridor, with work including the conversion of 4 at-grade interchanges to grade separated interchanges. All roadway, subsurface utility, and structures elements on the corridor were modeled in the 3D space. The development of the 3D model was an iterative process, working hand-in-hand with the Ames team to refine the design to improve constructability and mitigate risk by identifying design issues or utility conflicts early on such that all utilities were relocated 10 months sooner than they would have otherwise been without the use of 3D modeling to identify conflicts. 

 The 3D model developed was partnered with the Contractor developed schedule to create a 4D model that shows visually the sequence of construction activities as a function of time. The 4D model was utilized to identify schedule conflicts, late activities, and traffic control staging conflicts in the Contractor developed schedule that would have otherwise not been able to be identified using a traditional Gantt style chart.  

 To accurately measure and plan cost and resource allocation prior to breaking ground, the Contractor developed schedule was taken a step further and loaded with material, equipment, and labor resources such that all the resources impacting project cost could be assessed, re-allocated, and tracked prior to the Contractor breaking ground. 

Building Contractors Education Session

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Details coming soon.

Langston Construction's Craft Development Program

Job Site Productivity
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Toyota has long led the way of lean manufacturing with an intentional emphasis on creating opportunities to empower and develop the capabilities of front-line workers.  Langston Construction has taken note of Toyota’s focus on capability and discovered our own ability to develop our craft workers’ capabilities.  Langston understands that our craft workers are the last control point before value is provided to the Owner and empowering field teams has led to extreme gains in quality, safety, and scheduling, which, in turn, increases productivity and profitability.     

Like most of our industry colleagues, Langston Construction has had difficulty sourcing qualified, skilled craft professionals to join our construction team; the vast majority of trade candidates are new the industry and/or had a lack of focus on learning, production, and quality.  To compound our challenge, our self-perform work increased by nearly 300% within a four-year period.  Consequently, the level of quality expectation and the current skill level of our craftworkers were misaligned.  We recognized that we needed to develop an internal systematic and standardized process that allowed us to upskill our current workforce and elevate the skill and knowledge levels of our incoming workforce.  

In our presentation, we will explain the details of our Craft Development Program that makes capability development the most important factor on our jobsites.  We will describe our use of a Lean Construction Improvement Kata approach to learning and development, and how our Program focuses on specific processes to strengthen our company’s ‘performance chain’.    

We will go through our process of performing root cause analysis and value stream mapping of our hiring and retention, evaluation, and mentoring/coaching techniques and processes and how the results determined our focused misalignments: ineffective training, skills (gap) inventory, evaluation standards, and wasted resources. We will discuss our Craft Development Committee, comprised of senior project executives, project managers, superintendents and tenured craft professionals, and the importance of collaboration and buy-in from front-line workers.  We will provide information on how we have created small batch learning opportunities, focused experiential skill training, and our methodology to track and communicate individual skill improvements.  Finally, we will illustrate practical applications that our audience can customize to their own operations and needs. 

The Connected Worksite: a Proof of Concept Case Study

Insurance and Risk Management
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

The session is an overview of the process and findings from a proof of concept to connect  data sources from a jobsite to improve productivity, quality, and safety. 

Why:  The connected worksite aims to improve efficiency in construction processes and quality while maintaining a safe worksite. 

Defining the Connected Worksite:  

The connected worksite uses information from connected IoT (Internet of Things) devices and other existing sources of information (work schedules, jobs, etc.) to provide live information about the activities at a worksite, and insights to help manage activities/operations at a worksite with improved efficiency, quality and safety. 

How:  IoT devices connected to material, equipment and workers continuously collect information which is analyzed and correlated to create actionable insights and key metrics, which are monitored through dashboards, while providing notifications when there are deviations from normal. 

What: finding data inputs either existing or through new sources such as sensors. 

Steps taken in the process of the POC: 

Defining the success criteria by defining the data to be collected and metrics to be monitored, defining the thresholds for alerts, defining the stakeholders who would receive the alerts and notifications, onboarding sensors and devices attached to material, equipment and workers along with onboarding information about material, equipment and workers. Ingesting work schedules and job for the construction project:

Ensure transparency 

Establish liability and plan for what if scenarios 

Lessons learned during the project 

Realization of what matters 

When things don’t matter fail fast and move on 

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Happy Hour

All Attendees
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Grab a beverage, network with friends, and join us on a tour of the Expo!

Celebrate Construction!

All Attendees
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

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

Thursday, March 31, 2022

What
When
Where

Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Stop by the 2022 AGC Convention registration desk to check-in, and pick up your name badge.

AGC Contractor's Prayer Breakfast

Ticketed Event
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

Join fellow contractors for a morning of fellowship.

Tickets: $100.00 per person

Closing General Session and AGC Community Awards

All Attendees
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

Description

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.

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