update on AB 2316 Lease-Leaseback procurement, a method favored by California school districts but which has seen recent legal challenges. Attendees also heard from Ken Lau of the Department of Industrial Relations, who reviewed AB 219 Ready-Mix Concrete Delivery, which expands the definition of public works under the California Prevailing Wage Law. AGC VP of Industrial Relations

Clinton Myers, Myers & Sons Construction, LP (left) accepted the Construction Education Foundation’s Outstanding Contractor Member Company award from presenter John Dunn, American River College.

not sustainable competitive advan- tages. Your approach to adopting new technology, and your willingness to change is the only thing that is sustainable.” To see Benham’s complete presen-

tation, please go to JamesMBenham/1ypKdAyDAjYGW.

AGC Divisions Elect Leadership, Discuss Key Issues Following the keynote opening

session on October 20, AGC of California’s Division Directors held their business meetings during which they elected leaders for 2017. Te AGC Building Division

will be led in 2017 by Dina Kimble, Royal Electric Co., Sacramento, as Chair and Steve Rule, Turner Construction Company, San Francisco, as Vice Chair. Jennifer Garcia, Reyes Construction, Inc., Pomona, will Chair the Joint Engineering Division, and Ted Polich, Bali Construction, Inc., South El Monte, will serve as Vice Chair. Building Division members

heard from Chris McCandless with Diepenbrock, Elkin, Gleason, LLP, who gave an

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Jason Togneri and Justine Delgadillo from Pacific Coast Building products accepted the AGC CEF Outstanding Associate Member Award from John Dunn.

Mark Reynosa addressed both the Building and Jt. Engineering Divisions, discussing the need for member participation in the Union Contractors Council (UCC) which tackles a variety of vital labor issues throughout the year. Te Jt. Engineering Division also

heard from John Hakel, President of Southern California Partnership for Jobs, which advocates for infrastructure funding in Southern California.

AGC State Board Tackles Myriad Business Issues An array of speakers at AGC’s

State Board meeting also highlighted key issues in the legislative and regulatory arenas that impact AGC contractors at all levels.

Tom Brickley, Brickley Environmental, Inc., accepted the AGC CEF Outstanding Specialty Contractor award from John Dunn.

AGC of America President Mark

Knight, Knight Construction Services, LLC, discussed top priorities for AGC nationally. He invited members to attend the National AGC Convention in Las Vegas in March of 2017 and touched on plans to celebrate AGC’s 100th

anniversary at the

AGC convention in New Orleans in February of 2018. AGC of America CEO Steve

Sandherr highlighted national political news. He noted that AGC will continue to pursue multiemployer pension reform, apprenticeship and training issues and mentioned the various regulatory issues on AGC’s action agenda including the DOL overtime rule, OSHA silica rule, EPA’s “waters of U.S.” and more. Will Wilkins, Executive

Director of Te Road Infor- mation Program (TRIP), gave a presentation on TRIP’s efforts to support transpor- tation funding in California and nationally. Te organi- zation released reports last year identifying 125 transportation projects most needed in the state and rating cities across the country with the worst pavement conditions. AGC of California

President Jaimie Angus California Constructor

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