AGC of Missouri

At the AGC of America (AGCA) convention in Las Vegas in early March, AGC of Missouri (AGCMO) took top honors in Diversity & Inclusion, bringing home the Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award for the chapter for the second consecutive year. The D&I awards program is led by AGCA's Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri announced the winners of its 2019 construction industry awards at its gala event at the River City Casino Hotel. The Construction Awards Gala featured the 22nd Annual Construction Keystone Awards which highlight the creativity and talents of Missouri's construction industry.

Chicago's Ujamaa Construction was named as the 2019 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America, association officials announced April 9. The association also awarded Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards to Austin Commercial, Shoemaker Construction Company, Central Builders, United Rentals and the AGC of Missouri.

Recently, I attended a convention session about the uses for drones in the construction industry, which turned out to be an unexpected opportunity to learn about the complexities of the quarry business. The talk that I thought would be about photographing real estate and photos related to building information modelling (BIM) was, in fact, a presentation related to the process of measuring rock piles.

Where is the Missouri construction industry headed in 2017?If anyone tells you they have a certain answer to this question, they probably also have a bridge in Brooklyn they would like to sell you. After a series of surprises in 2016, we should expect changes on several fronts pertinent to our industry — legislative issues, labor relations and infrastructure funding as well as the economy overall.