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California Constructor The Voice Of The Construction Industry November/December 2014


Published bi-monthly for members of the Associated General Contractors of California 3095 Beacon Boulevard West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916) 371-2422 www.agc-ca.org


Publisher Al Rickard Association Vision (703) 402-9713 arickard@associationvision.com www.associationvision.com


Editor Carol A. Eaton Eaton Communications (707) 789-9520 eatonc@comcast.net


Graphic Designer/Production Carole Thieme Thieme Creative Media (410) 394-0326 carole@thiemecreativemedia.com www.thiemecreativemedia.com


Advertising Director J. Michael Derda Association Vision (415) 883-7555 mderda@associationvision.com


Correspondence Address editorial and circulation correspondence to: California Constructor, AGC of California, 3095 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA 95691, (916) 371-2422 or call Carol Eaton at (707) 789-9520 or eatonc@comcast.net.


Copyright 2014


Features AGC CEF Helping Develop Next Generation of Construction Leaders ....................................................................................7


AGC Student Chapter Alumni – Building and Paving the Future of AGC and the Industry ...................................................................8


AGC CEF Awards $19,000 in Scholarships in 2014 .......................................10 AGC Student Chapters Benefit from Education and Networking at AGC Conferences ...............................................................12


Three Companies Spotlighted in First Annual Building Future Awards Event ...............................................................................................13


Inspiring Students to Consider Construction Through Career Awareness Days ............................................................................................14


AGC Affinity Partner Has Deep-Rooted Commitment to Improving Safety and Health in Industry .................................................16


Title VII Summit Delivers Info on New Rules and Regulations..................18 New AGC Training Website Stresses Ease of Use ..........................................18 Hour Banking Offers Many Advantages for Contractors Working on Government Jobs ....................................................................22


Departments


CEO’s Message: Workforce Development – Hiring Our Veterans ............................................4 Government Relations: AGC Claims Legislative Successes in 2014 .......................................................6 Industrial Relations: Annual State of the Industry Event Brings Together AGC, Northern California Laborers ....................................................................19


Legal News: Prevailing Wage Compliance Monitoring Now Funded by Contractor Fees ......................................................................................20


In Memoriam: AGC Mourns Loss of Glenn M. Gelman .......................................................21 Calendar .........................................................................................................21


ON THE COVER AGC student chapter alumni are paving the future of AGC and the industry, as exemplified by Chico State Alum Sy Harrell, who was active in Chico’s AGC Student Chapter and continues to be involved through the AGC CLC. Harrell is currently building his career with Teichert Construction, Sacramento, and is pictured on a Teichert jobsite. See page 8 for more. Photo by Sophia Taft.


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