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Sunday, September 19, 2021

What
When
Where

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Crystal Foyer

Description

Members of the national AGC Safety & Health Committee will review and judge the finalists in each divisional category for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award. Finalists will give an oral presentation in front of five judges. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be determined after oral presentations. The 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.

Monday, September 20, 2021

What
When
Where

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Crystal Foyer

Description

Members of the national AGC Safety & Health Committee will review and judge the finalists in each divisional category for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award. Finalists will give an oral presentation in front of five judges. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be determined after oral presentations. The 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.

AGC Charities Event at Give Kids The World Village

8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Give Kids the World Village

Description

AGC is coordinating a volunteer day with a local charity group, Give Kids the World Village – which provides all-expense-paid week-long vacations for families with terminally ill children.

The Village houses the families and entertains them in their theme-park-like whimsical nonprofit resort which includes rides, movies, an ice cream parlor, pizza palace, mini-golf, pools, a train, etc. Give Kids the World also provides families with free tickets to Disney World, Universal, and Sea World.

The facility has a number of maintenance needs, including rebuilding an aging safety fence around the main pond and rehabbing the bathrooms at one of the pools. Volunteers will be transported to the site to do some relatively simple repair work overseen by experts with a local member firm, given tours of the facility, fed lunch, and transported back to the hotel at the end of the day.

**Pre-registration Required (Buses Leave Hotel at 8 AM)**

Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Orlando World Center Marriott

Description

Stop by the 2021 AGC Convention registration desk to check-in, and pick up your name badge.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

What
When
Where

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Crystal Foyer

Description

Members of the national AGC Safety & Health Committee will review and judge the finalists in each divisional category for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award. Finalists will give an oral presentation in front of five judges. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be determined after oral presentations. The 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.

Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Cypress Ballroom Reg Desk & Foyer

Description

Stop by the 2021 AGC Convention registration desk to check-in, and pick up your name badge.

AGC Contractor's Prayer Breakfast

Ticketed Event
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Crystal H

Description

Join fellow contractors for a morning of fellowship and an inspiring story from Brig Sorber.

Tickets: $100.00 per person

Understanding OSHA's Multi-employer Citation Policy

Safety, Health, and Environmental
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Crystal G1

Description

Are you familiar with OSHA’s Multi-employer Citation Policy? You probably should be. This policy has become the standard of care, and it’s often referenced in lawsuits and legal proceedings.

Join FDRsafety’s Steve Hawkins for an inside look into OSHA’s Multi-employer Citation Policy and find out how it sets expectations for controlling and eliminating hazards for four different employer classifications. The policy also set expectations for the prime/general contractor, employers who create hazards, employers whose employees are exposed to hazards and employers who are responsible for maintaining safety and health equipment and condition on the site.

After attending this session, you will be armed with the insight you need to comply with OSHA’s policy.

Speakers

Lean Safety: Improving your Safety Culture with Lean Management Tools

Safety, Health, and Environmental
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Crystal G1

Description

The construction industry has employed lean principles primarily in field production through Last Planner and Pull Scheduling, and other lean tools are being used to improve contract relationships and job site coordination. But lean principles can extend even further to improve safety and quality of the work performed.

This session will discuss lean philosophy and the elimination of waste to improve the construction process, especially in the realm of accident elimination. Attendees will learn how to utilize lean management tools to enhance their company’s safety culture and improve safety performance.

Speakers

Building Division Leadership Meeting

Building Construction
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sago

Description

Join industry leaders as they discuss issues currently impacting the construction industry. During this time together they will set the course for initiatives building contractors will focus on in the coming six months. The group will spend time discussing new vaccine mandates and combating climate change from the contractor’s perspective.

Federal & Heavy Construction Division Leadership Meeting

Federal & Heavy Construction
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Canary 3-4

Description

AGC members perform a diverse range of projects including military construction projects for the Department of Defense, water resources projects that benefit our nation’s navigation and flood control and building construction for agencies such as the General Services Administration. The Federal construction market is accountable for over tens of billions of dollars’ worth of spending annually. Join the leaders of AGC’s Federal & Heavy Construction division to discuss the latest legislative issues, federal regulations, and how this division is working to build a better future for federal contractors.

Highway and Transportation Division Leadership Meeting

Highway, Transportation, and Infrastructure Construction
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Royal

Description

Details coming soon.

Utility Infrastructure Division Leadership Meeting

Highway, Transportation, and Infrastructure Construction
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crystal P-Q

Description

This meeting will bring attendees up to date on UID activities and resources from the ditches to DC.

We will unveil our 811 Process Survey results, report on AGC’s Climate Change Task Force and government relations activities and review the work of our Goals & Objectives Committee.  Attendees will have the opportunity to share what is happening in their business and what the UID can do to better the industry and represent its interests.

AGC Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors Lunch (Invite Only)

Ticketed Event
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Orleans

Description

Details coming soon.

Board of Directors and Finance Committee Lunch (Invite Only)

Ticketed Event
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Canary 1-2

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors Meeting (Invite Only)

Ticketed Event
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
New York

Description

Details coming soon.

Lose the Big Stick & Make it Human:  How to Integrate HOP principles with BBS

Safety, Health, and Environmental
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Crystal G1

Description

Why analyze the human behavioral component of any event? To understand why those involved made their decisions. Investigations attempt to understand the workplace conditions, worker attitudes, adequacy of staffing levels and the effectiveness of leadership in order to explain what happened, but it takes a holistic approach to improve the management system.

In this session, presenters will highlight the ways in which management can create an environment where workers can make good decisions by recognizing how organizational systems influence human behavior. Further, as worker behaviors are examined using the behavioral approach, the underlying and well-hidden management system, at-risk behaviors become apparent. When we reach these holistic conclusions, we can concentrate on improving the management system… instead of using the easy answer of the “big stick.” This blended approach allows us to become an advocate for the most precious resource we have – the worker.

Speakers

Lean Coffee – Hosted by AGC Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee Meeting

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tampa

Description

Have an interest in learning more about lean in a low-stakes environment? Join a few of the AGC Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee as they host an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to the Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your lean journey. No previous lean experience is required. Join us for an open dialogue as we explore various topics relevant to lean

Improving Safety Through Technology: A Tactical Guide to the Best Investments

Safety, Health, and Environmental
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Crystal G1

Description

There is almost an overwhelming amount of technology available for construction sites, and many of these tools have direct applications for safety. So, how can contractors determine what is most likely to work best for their projects and their company?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to this challenge, but there are processes to determine which technologies will help your organization effectively improve the safety outcomes on their projects. From wearable sensors to visual monitoring and predictive analytics, Dodge Data & Analytics’ Steve Jones, Sr., will share what he’s learned. Then, a panel will convene to share their perspectives on what holds promise for the industry and what processes succeed best for adopting jobsite technology to improve safety.

Service and Supply Council

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
St. Louis

Description

Details coming soon.

First-Time Attendees Welcome Session

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Sabel

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.

2021 Convention Opening General Session - Reemerging from the Crisis: The Political & Economic Implications of COVID-19

All Attendees
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Cypress 3

Description

The combination of H.R. McMaster’s scholarship and extensive experience as a soldier and statesman make him uniquely qualified to explain how the COVID-19 experience will effect crucial political and economic competitions that predated the pandemic. A New York Times bestselling author, his new book, Battlegrounds, describes the greatest challenges we face and recommends how the United States and partners across the free world can secure a future of peace and prosperity for future generations. As a retired general and former combat commander who was named by Forbes to its annual list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders, McMaster writes and speaks about how competent, empathetic leadership is essential for the United States to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger and restore confidence in our democratic principles, institutions and processes.

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Open

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cypress 1-2

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
Cypress 1-2

Description

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

Sponsored By

AGC Education and Research Foundation Benefit Gala Reception & Dinner

Ticketed Event
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Crystal H

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 51 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:
$300.00 per person (60% tax deductible)
$5,000.00 for a sponsored private reserved table for 8 people (60% tax deductible)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

What
When
Where

Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Cypress Ballroom Reg Desk & Foyer

Description

Stop by the 2021 AGC Convention registration desk to check-in, and pick up your name badge.

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judging

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Crystal Foyer

Description

Members of the national AGC Safety & Health Committee will review and judge the finalists in each divisional category for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award. Finalists will give an oral presentation in front of five judges. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be determined after oral presentations. The 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.

Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:50 AM
Cypress Ballroom 3

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.

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Open

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Cypress 1-2

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

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Cypress 1-2

Description

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

Sponsored By

Contract Documents Forum (CDF) Working Session

Construction Law and Contracts
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Miami

Description

Details coming soon.

Federal Division Education Sessions and Meeting

Federal & Heavy Construction
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Canary 1

Description

Please join Rear Admiral Bret J. Muilenburg, United States Navy (Retired) for a discussion on federal construction and to hear his unique prospective from having led one of the largest federal construction agencies and now working for a large construction contractor.  Prior to joining Jacobs in 2020, Mr. Muilenburg served 34-years in the United States Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral. During his Naval career, Rear Admiral Muilenburg served as the Commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and Chief of Civil Engineers where he led 21,000 colleagues executing $14 billion per year in products and services.

Specialty Contractor Council Steering Committee (Open to all attendees)

All Attendees
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tampa

Description

Details coming soon.

The Challenge of the Chase

Financial Management and Business Development
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Canary 2

Description

Business development within the construction industry presents multiple challenges. As competition levels rise, supply chain and labor shortages pressure companies to do more with less. This phenomenon is known as the Challenge of the Chase. To address these challenges, members of AGC’s Business Development Forum will convene to share their top tips for overcoming the various obstacles facing business development, sales and marketing. In this session, panelists will share the techniques and proven approaches they have applied to grow revenue and profit for several industry segments.

The panel will share insight on topics such as:

  • Proposals, first impressions and pricing
  • Interview strategies – in person and virtual
  • How to gain post interview feedback
  • The labor management shuffle and its impact on BD
  • General sales and marketing tactics

Lose the Big Stick & Make it Human: How to Integrate HOP principles with BBS

Safety, Health, and Environmental
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Crystal G1

Description

Why analyze the human behavioral component of any event? To understand why those involved made their decisions. Investigations attempt to understand the workplace conditions, worker attitudes, adequacy of staffing levels and the effectiveness of leadership in order to explain what happened, but it takes a holistic approach to improve the management system.

In this session, presenters will highlight the ways in which management can create an environment where workers can make good decisions by recognizing how organizational systems influence human behavior. Further, as worker behaviors are examined using the behavioral approach, the underlying and well-hidden management system, at-risk behaviors become apparent. When we reach these holistic conclusions, we can concentrate on improving the management system… instead of using the easy answer of the “big stick.” This blended approach allows us to become an advocate for the most precious resource we have – the worker.

Speakers

Business Case for Lean Construction from the General Contractor Perspective

Job Site Productivity
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Canary 3

Description

Countless studies and research reports from the Construction Industry Institute, the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), Dodge Data & Analytics and other organizations continue to show that most traditional projects are being delivered later and over budget. At the same time, the construction industry is facing a historic workforce shortage, with 80 percent of firms reporting difficulty filling hourly craft worker positions and 56 percent of firms reporting difficulty filling salaried positions.

While Lean Construction’s focus on reducing waste and inefficiency, increasing early collaboration and problem-solving could play a big role in solving these ongoing challenges, many GC’s continue to resist due to lack of evidence that it can be implemented in a way that produces project satisfaction without busting the budget or eating away at profit.

In 2016, LCI partnered with Dodge Data & Analytics to sponsor an Owner outcome study titled, “Why Do Projects Excel? The Business Case for Lean Project Delivery.” LCI followed up its research from the Owner perspective by including designers in a study called, “Why Projects Excel-Great Design Enabled by Lean,” which compared best vs. typical projects, as well as design firm-relevant metrics to establish a benchmark of performance to reveal the impact of Lean methods.

In 2021, Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) partnered with LCI and Dodge Data & Analytics to conduct research into the benefits of Lean Construction methodology on projects for the general contractor including Building/Highway/Federal/Specialty Contractors. Members from all three organizations worked together to provide the industry with evidence that utilization of Lean methodology provides benefits across the board for:

  • Schedule
  • Cost
  • Safety
  • Employee Engagement
  • Client Satisfaction

This is the first time research of this magnitude on Lean Construction methodology has been conducted for the general contractor, and the findings will be presented in relation to the previous two research projects by the leading organizations in the field of Lean Construction.

Utility Infrastructure Division Education Session and Meeting

Highway, Transportation, and Infrastructure Construction
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
New Orleans

Description

Our Education Session features presentations on Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) and the Common Ground Alliance (CGA).  

Nick Zimbillas, CEO, Subsurface Utility Engineering, LCC will make a presentation on the importance of implementing SUE to capture the position of existing utilities in the project design stage, allowing all project partners to plan their work around them. 

Sarah McGruder Lyle, Executive Director of the CGA, will present on the work of the CGA and its efforts to identify Best Practices and develop Next Practices that will enhance worker safety, protect underground infrastructure and bring all stakeholders in the 811 process to address associated issues. 

PROTECT YOURSELF: "Strategies to Mitigate the Risk of Material Price Escalation and Material Shortage Delays"

Insurance and Risk Management
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Canary 4

Description

As a result of the ongoing pandemic, economic conditions and trade policies, there has been a significant impact on the cost and availability of certain goods. It has never been more important for project participants to be prepared with strategies to mitigate the risk of material price escalation and delays due to material shortages in order to preserve the feasibility and profitability of the project. This presentation will provide a series of risk mitigation strategies available during the bidding, procurement and contracting phases of the project.

Lean Safety: Improving Your Safety Culture with Lean Management Tools

Safety, Health, and Environmental
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Crystal G1

Description

The construction industry has employed lean principles primarily in field production through Last Planner and Pull Scheduling, and other lean tools are being used to improve contract relationships and job site coordination. But lean principles can extend even further to improve safety and quality of the work performed.

This session will discuss lean philosophy and the elimination of waste to improve the construction process, especially in the realm of accident elimination. Attendees will learn how to utilize lean management tools to enhance their company’s safety culture and improve safety performance.

Speakers

AGC Legislative & Political Briefing

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Sabel

Description

Do you want to learn more about how AGC of America ensures that you and the association’s more than 27,000 members are well represented in Washington, D.C.? Are you interested in politics and the upcoming 2022 elections? Join us for an exciting session that will include updates on the AGC PAC & Construction Advocacy Fund, a political briefing on the 2022 elections, and ways you can help AGC win in Congress.

General Session & AGC Diversity and Inclusion Awards

All Attendees
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Cypress Ballroom 3

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.

DeDe speaks honestly about her experience with traditional military leadership and how it lacked the skills to navigate the area of emotion – such as empathy and shame – which often prevented leaders from having the difficult conversations that promote organizational connection, rather than severing it. Whether wholehearted discussions on mental health, racial injustice, or gender inequality, DeDe delivers a thought-provoking look at how these painful topics can be more effectively addressed with vulnerability to create a purposeful, inclusive culture. Weaving in both humorous and heartwarming stories, she demonstrates the practical strategies for any organization to authentically connect, build trust, and empower others in a meaningful way – and that leading with vulnerability and humanity is the path to true courage and exceptional leadership.

Speakers

Sponsored By

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Lunch Hour

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Cypress Ballroom 1-2

Description

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

Sponsored By

Lunch for Spouses and Guests with Julie Morgenstern

Ticketed Event
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Crystal H

Description

Julie Morgenstern is one of the leading experts on organization, business productivity and time management. The author of six best-selling books, a consultant to large corporations and a sought-after speaker, Morgenstern has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, and NPR’s Fresh Air and helped thousands of people transform their homes, businesses, and attitudes about every kind of clutter.

Join us to hear how Julie can impact your life for the better.

Union Contractors Steering Committee (Invite Only)

Ticketed Event
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Miami

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Charities Board Meeting

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
New York

Description

Details coming soon.

D&I Steering Committee Meeting

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
St. Louis

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Chapter Peer Group 1 Meeting

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Crystal P

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Chapter Peer Group 2 Meeting

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Crystal Q

Description

Details coming soon.

Hey Construction, Let's Influence Design and Drive Innovation!

Technology and Innovation
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Canary 2

Description

Imagine having the ability to influence design decisions from the very beginning of the process. Imagine participating in a collaborative environment on every project, with every team. An organizational format exists to allow this consistency to take place. It can be applied to all projects, all teams and all delivery methods.

It is UniFormat, the language preconstruction teams and specifiers use to communicate critical decisions throughout the entire decision-making process. Decisions are based on descriptions that are concise, easily understood and easily estimated allowing the CONTRACTOR to influence positive communication that transforms the outcome of all projects, leading to consistent profitability, risk management and, ultimately, success. Take it to another level, and make the process transparent, allowing the contractor to invite the owner and designer to view, comment and make decisions, using a cloud-based platform that opens the conversation up to the entire team. Take a look at projects where construction teams influence projects with early and informed decisions, and how these decisions have driven innovation on multiple levels.

Failure Isn't Fatal: Lean Lessons from Soaring Eagle Hotel and Resort

Job Site Productivity
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Canary 3

Description

Let’s face it: as construction professionals, we encounter varying degrees of failure on every project. The good news is that there is a wealth of opportunity that failure uncovers. The goal of this presentation is to empower all team members to have a growth mindset and encourage open communication that allows us to identify problems and initiate solutions-based conversations.

The Soaring Eagle Hotel Guestroom Renovations project team was faced with the challenge of managing an aggressive renovation schedule in the middle of an active world-class luxury resort, compounded with an 11-month delay during construction. Through a commitment to continuously improve and learn from their mistakes, the project team realized that the only way to deliver the project on schedule while maintaining high standards of quality and safety was to implement lean strategies.

As a result of the commitment to continuous improvement that began at the RFP submission, the project team was able to welcome failure as an opportunity to expose inefficiencies and develop a phasing plan that would allow the project to adapt to variables as the project progressed. By fostering open and transparent communication along the way, trust was built and team members become comfortable admitting when a process could improve, further identifying project waste and inevitably allowing team members to overcome 11 months’ worth of delays, while delivering the project ahead of schedule by 4 months.

Improving Safety Through Technology: A Tactical Guide to the Best Investments

Safety, Health, and Environmental
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Crystal G1

Description

There is almost an overwhelming amount of technology available for construction sites, and many of these tools have direct applications for safety. So, how can contractors determine what is most likely to work best for their projects and their company?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to this challenge, but there are processes to determine which technologies will help your organization effectively improve the safety outcomes on their projects. From wearable sensors to visual monitoring and predictive analytics, Dodge Data & Analytics’ Steve Jones, Sr., will share what he’s learned. Then, a panel will convene to share their perspectives on what holds promise for the industry and what processes succeed best for adopting jobsite technology to improve safety.

How to Keep Your Contract Negotiations Out of the Mud

Construction Law and Contracts
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Canary 4

Description

We will focus on 4 or 5 big picture philosophical points that parties try to establish at the start of a contract negotiation that sets the stage for quick resolution of the issues, including agreeing on concepts first and drafting language later, working to understanding each party’s intent, disarming difficult negotiations by explaining instead of arguing, etc. Once these key points are established, our panel of 3 (with a moderator) will explore some fundamental issues/clauses in the construction clause, including the form of contract that will be used, liquidated damages and waiver of consequential damages, indemnity/defense obligations, compensation issues related to COVID or other force majeure issues, change in law provisions, design risk, etc.

CLC Steering Committee Meeting

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sago

Description

Details coming soon.

Using Lean Thinking to Bridge the Field-Office Gap

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Canary 3

Description

For decades (centuries?) there exists a gap in understanding between the field and office in construction. This situation is not unique to construction, but the ramifications of this gap are severely affecting productivity and output. Office staff are disappointed when field crews fail to follow directives or produce inferior products. Craftworkers are frustrated when they do not feel they have any input on how work is completed. Likewise, the craftworkers are let go when the company has insufficient work.

Over the past few decades, construction companies are employing lean tools to increase productivity with the goal of eliminating waste and improving customer satisfaction. Most organizations start with the Last Planner System developed by the Lean Construction Institute. Although excellent tools for building collaboration in the field, the result of years of LPS systems has not greatly improved field productivity. In addition, LPS has not narrowed the gap between the field and office.

This discussion presents new ideas from the basic tenants of Lean Construction to narrow the field office gap. These tenants, Respect for People & Continuous Improvement, offer an approach organizations can use to improve employee performance, in both the field and the office.

Speakers

The 10 Biggest Winning & Losing Behaviors in Business Development

Financial Management and Business Development
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Canary 4

Description

Dive into the behavioral differences of construction firms that are highly intentional, proactive and focused in their project acquisition efforts versus those firms that are reactive and “going through the motions.” You might be surprised to learn which category you are in…

We’ll start by showing how these differences impact win rate, profitability and back log. Then, we will reveal the 10 biggest losing behaviors that are repeated over and over by most firms. You may be quite surprised to discover that many of these behaviors are misconceptions that are commonly accepted as best practices. Next, we flip the table to dive into the winning behaviors of “the best in class” within our industry.

It’s all about transforming how we think and the actions we take to not be commoditized. Those who can stop the losing behaviors and start applying the winning behaviors can increase their profitability greatly.

Understanding OSHA's Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Safety, Health, and Environmental
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Crystal G1

Description

Are you familiar with OSHA’s Multi-employer Citation Policy? You probably should be. This policy has become the standard of care, and it’s often referenced in lawsuits and legal proceedings.

Join FDRsafety’s Steve Hawkins for an inside look into OSHA’s Multi-employer Citation Policy and find out how it sets expectations for controlling and eliminating hazards for four different employer classifications. The policy also set expectations for the prime/general contractor, employers who create hazards, employers whose employees are exposed to hazards and employers who are responsible for maintaining safety and health equipment and condition on the site.

After attending this session, you will be armed with the insight you need to comply with OSHA’s policy.

Speakers

AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Happy Hour

All Attendees
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Cypress Ballroom 1-2

Description

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

Sponsored By

Business Development Happy Hour

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Lobby Bar Area

Description

Details coming soon.

AGC Education and Research Foundation Donor Reception (Invite Only)

Ticketed Event
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
New Orleans/New York

Description

Details coming soon.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

What
When
Where

Convention Registration / Information Desk Open

7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Cypress Ballroom Reg Desk & Foyer

Description

Stop by the 2021 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
Cypress Ballroom 3

Description

Limited Seating – Register Early to Ensure a Spot

The Willis Towers Watson 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, with outstanding performance being recognized across seven different divisions and in 21 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

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Cypress Ballroom 1-2

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

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Cypress Ballroom 1-2

Description

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

Sponsored By

Highway and Transportation Contractors Education Session and Meeting

Highway, Transportation, and Infrastructure Construction
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Crystal G1

Description

Details coming soon.

"Critical Considerations" Regarding Float, Force Majeure and Liquidated Damages When Assessing Project Risks

Construction Law and Contracts
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Canary 1

Description

A lasting lesson from the pandemic is the need to plan for the unexpected when assessing risks associated with delayed project delivery. During the pandemic, supply chain disruptions and labor restrictions compounded the relatively more manageable risks associated with project performance and had Contractors and Owners seeking relief and assessing potential remedies.

Through a lens honed by recent events, the panel will discuss key issues bearing on the ability to successfully adapt to project delays including: the appropriate breadth of force majeure provisions and relief associated with the same, how to identify hidden risks in the scheduling specifications related to the handling of project “float,” principles and recent cases that inform risks associated with the recovery of liquidated damages and how to administer your project to mitigate exposure for delay damages.

The panel discussion also aims to equip and empower attendees to interpret catch-all and umbrella terms in force majeure provisions, learn the several methods by which both owners and contractors attempt to use project float to mitigate their exposure for delay damages, respond to contract provisions seeking to limit common defenses to the assessment of liquidated damages and protect their firms’ interests when preparing and presenting project schedule updates.

Navigating the Changing Workforce Landscape, Policies and Preferences

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Canary 2

Description

As the Biden administration rolls out the much-anticipated infrastructure plan, the construction industry is watching and waiting to see how the affiliated labor policies will impact their organizations. As an industry already challenged with a workforce shortage, contractors must navigate the new labor policies in order to succeed with recruiting and retaining talent in the post-COVID-19 labor market.

Building Contractors Education Session

Building Construction
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Canary 3

Description

How will Biden’s Presidency impact Construction? Whenever a new administration comes in, especially if it is of a different political party, new contracting directions and emphasis occur. Which of the Trump administration contracting policies remain, have been strengthened, or eliminated by the Biden Administration, and what is replacing them? Howard Roth will focus on the changes occurring and their impact on the construction industry, including: labor and employment, Buy America/n, small business, cyber security, “green” policies, and infrastructure.

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The Oroville Spillways Collapse and How Partnering Helped Rescue It

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Canary 2

Description

Northern California’s Oroville Dam, the tallest dam in North America, was threatened when its main spillway fractured while releasing water from the reservoir during heavy rains.

As 188,000 residents downriver were evacuated, and the eyes of the engineering and political worlds were upon them, the CA Dept. of Water Resources, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the prime contractor, Kiewit, united around the engineering, construction, public safety and commercial challenges well beyond what any had previously experienced.

Guided by Paradyne Consulting Works during bi-weekly partnering meetings, the team employed innovative design, approval and collaborative strategies to accomplish the impossible – restoring the main spillway and building a second emergency spillway from scratch – all in two 5½-month dry seasons, normally a five-year job.

The contractor’s executives and Paradyne’s facilitator will tell the compelling and fast-paced story of how they met these challenges together without resorting a single formal dispute.

Construction Safety Excellence Awards Judges Panel Session

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Crystal C-D

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The Power of Belonging

Workforce, HR, and Diversity
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Canary 1

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Research says that we are genetically wired to belong. Join HR luminary, Pat Wadors, and superintendent, Kabri Lehrman-Schmid, as they share insights that capture the perspectives of both Procore’s industry-changing development strategy, and boots-on-the-ground tactical implementation to unlock the power of belonging. You’ll leave this session with a deeper understanding of how a wide sense of belonging can empower individuals and teams in construction to thrive and why your efforts will deliver on the industry’s primary metrics of success. Navigating the changing workforce landscape, policies and preferences.

AGC Economic Issues Outlook, Legislative and Regulatory Overview General Session

All Attendees
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cypress Ballroom 3

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AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo Lunch Hour

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Cypress 1-2

Description

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

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AGC Board of Governors Meeting & Lunch

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Crystal H

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Tea for Board of Directors, Past Officers and Officers Spouses (Invite Only)

Ticketed Event
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Hawks Landing

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CCC Business Meeting (Invite Only)

Ticketed Event
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Canary 1

Description

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Smart Growth: Knowing When to Expand/Contract in Uncertain Times

Financial Management and Business Development
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Canary 2

Description

Amid times of uncertainty, it’s difficult to manage your company’s growth. Join this session to learn effective decision-making criteria for both expansion and contraction in the construction and engineering market (both private and federal) during uncertain times.

This presentation will feature the real story of HPM Contracting and their growth from start-up to $50M over the last four years with an eye to $100M over next two years.

Union Contractors Committee Meeting

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Crystal G1

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The meeting will feature a presentation on Avoiding and Resolving Jurisdictional Disputes, along with updates on labor relations and government affairs.  If time permits, an open discussion of labor matters will follow.  All union contractors and chapter staff are encouraged to attend, regardless of committee membership.

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Project Innovation & Delivery Forum Steering Committee Meeting

2:30 PM – 3:05 PM
St. Louis

Description

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Business Development Forum Steering Committee Meeting (Invite Only)

Ticketed Event
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Tampa

Description

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Closing General Session and AGC Community Awards

All Attendees
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Cypress Ballroom 3

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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AGC Celebrate Construction Closing Party

All Attendees
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Pool Area/Back Up Palms

Description

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

Read the latest update from AGC about the COVID-19 situation and the AGC Annual Convention, and the steps being taken to ensure your health and safety while in Orlando.Read Update
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