Even as members dealt with the many challenges of 2020, they also invested the time to engage with AGC of America to ensure a stronger future for the industry and our country. This started well before 2020, when members engaged to help craft the association’s Future Focus efforts. The Future Focus plan and many of its initiatives allowed AGC to be ready for the challenges of the year.
We asked, you answered
Over 12,000 members engaged with AGC of America to help us predict the future by completing the dozen different surveys the association conducted in 2020. These surveys forecast the impacts of the coronavirus on the industry, explored how construction workforce needs were evolving, and predicted how demand for construction would evolve in 2021. These surveys helped AGC of America make important programming decisions, allowed us to successfully advocate on the industry’s behalf and provided vital data for member firms as they planned for the future.
Aligning our culture with the future
Nearly 450 firms have already embraced AGC of America’s Culture of Care program. This new AGC program is designed to make sure construction job sites are open, welcoming and inclusive to all workers. The program also includes tips on how to make sure workers are able to cope with the many stresses they were facing in 2020 at work and at home.
Building a better tomorrow
AGC members continued to make important financial contributions to the AGC Education and Research Foundation. These contributions helped fund the 124 scholarships totaling $462,500 the Foundation awarded in 2020. The contributions also supported industry residents, allowing construction professors to embed with member firms to learn about the latest construction practices.
Rolling up our sleeves to help
Members also engaged with AGC Charities, Inc. to help the association’s philanthropic arm raise nearly one million worth of services, labor and money from dozens of firms across the country to help build a new Shelter of Hope women’s and children’s facility at the Las Vegas Rescue Mission as part of its annual Operation Opening Doors project.