Congratulations to the 2015 Safety Award Winners

Advance Contracting, Inc.
Ample Sheeet Metal, Inc.
Cianbro Corporation
Comfort Control, Inc.
Excell Concrete Construction, LLC
Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain
Joseph B. Fay Company
Horton Mechanical Contractors
Kimball Construction Company
The Lane Construction
Mahogany, Inc.
Mid Atlantic Industrial Construction
Nason Construction, Inc.
Plano-Coudon Construction
The Poole & Kent Corporation
Potts & Callahan
Power & Combustion, Inc.
Shade Construction Company, Inc.
Therrien Waddell, Inc.
Turner Construction Company
VarcoMac Electrical Construction Company
Wagman Heavy Civil, Inc.
Wycliffe Enterprises

AGC Bookstore July Special: 
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AGC's Professional Mobile Crane Operations Program is designed to assist the construction community as a whole to prepare for the certification requirement to reflect the provisions in the new standards.
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Welcome New Members ~ AON Risk Solutions

Amy Phillips is an industry professional with over 30 years extensive operational, strategic planning, business development and consulting experience in construction, design and private and public real estate development.  She is a Vice President with Aon Risk Solutions focusing on helping clients manage, mitigate and avoid risk.  Amy Phillips
  As the segment leader, Aon provides an unparalleled platform to serve the risk management needs of global contractors, an expansive network of offices to support service delivery for specialty firms and large infrastructure projects, and the risk management industry’s leading global network, delivered through collaborative colleagues who specialize in risk management for construction activities.  

Want to know more about AON Risk Solutions, call Amy Phillips , Vice President

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 Learn More About Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM provides the potential for a virtual information model to be handed from Design Team (architects, surveyors,consulting engineers, and others) to Contractor and Subcontractors and then to the Owner, each adding their own additional discipline-specific knowledge and tracking of changes to the single model. The result greatly reduces the information loss that occurs when a new team takes "ownership" of the project as well as in delivering extensive information to owners of complex structures.

BIM Unit 1 - Wednesday  August  10, 2016
BIM Unit 2 - Wednesday August 24, 2016
BIM Unit 3 - Wednesday September 7, 2016
BIM Unit 4 - Wednesday September 27, 2016
sign up online or call Sue 410.321.7870

The winners of our 2016 Golf Tournament are..

Rick Nash I Greg Woodward I Chris Torin I Jeff Taylor


Thank you to all who braved the weather on Friday to support our Charity Golf Tournament at Greystones Golf Course.

The course was great, probably greener than it's been in years!

Thank you for supporting your chapter and in turn the Fisher House Foundation. We are so proud of you all.

Let's start planning for next years Charity Golf Tournament, May 12, 2017

Thank you Heavy Seas Networking Sponsors Hunter Bendall ,  Marsh & McLennan Agency

With more than 70 local offices in nine regions, MMA is a world class leader with a local touch guiding you on all of your risk management, employee benefits, surety bonding, and private client insurance needs.
Our team of knowledgeable, experienced professionals with extensive industry resources promises that together we’ll move your business forward always focused squarely in the middle where your business thrives.

Simply stated, we are stronger and better together.

Want to know more about Marsh & McLennan, call/email Hunter Bendall 

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Welcome to Maryland AGC

Welcome to Maryland AGC, the Maryland Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America!

Maryland AGC prides itself in bringing quality services to our members. We also value the communities in which our members live and work, and we seek to make whatever contribution we can to helping those who need our help. Above all we are proud to be a member of the construction industry.

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How Plano-Coudon overcame site, schedule and design challenges to deliver 1525 N. Calvert Street

 It involved a "crazy-tight timeline," a landlocked urban site, mid-project design changes and a tower crane set inside a bathroom, but the construction of 1525 N. Calvert Street tested and proved Plano-Coudon Construction's abilities to complete big projects in the face of big challenges.
 When Calvert Federal, LLC unveiled plans to construct the seven-story, 105,000-square-foot office building that included three stories of parking garage, the Baltimore Sun reported the project included a "crazy-tight timeline" and an "unusual approach to planning." To meet the move-in date specified on a lease agreement with state agencies, crews would have to complete construction within 13 months. They would also have to start laying the foundation, which included 182 augercast piles, before permits were issued for the building design.
"Right out of the gate, we were working six days a week, 10 hours a day," said Travis Bartlett, Project Manager at Plano-Coudon.
Monthly scheduling meetings, close coordination with subcontractors, periodic overtime and expanded crews, and arrangements to complete some tasks out of sequence became essential to keeping pace with the construction timeline.
Plano-Coudon also had to devise a method to access the extraordinarily tight site. Bounded by railroad tracks, the Calvert Street bridge and an existing office building, the triangular lot offered no ready opportunity to bring in heavy equipment, materials and workers.
"The best thing we did was decide to use a tower crane to build the project," said Ryan Coudon, Co-founder.
Crews placed the crane within the footprint of the building in a 10-foot by 10-foot space that was set to become a washroom on each floor.
"We maximized the use of the crane for as many trades as possible - the steel erector, the concrete subcontractor and others - until the last minute when we had to remove the crane, and seal up that hole in every floor and the roof in order to enclose the building," Coudon said.
The project presented other challenges, including tying the building into an existing, adjacent building and into the sloping Calvert Street bridge. Mid-construction, crews also had to adjust to design changes which shifted the north west sides of the building and added a permanent retaining wall. They also had to coordinate work in an adjacent, occupied building.
"All of the electric, sewer and water services for 1525 N Calvert had to come through a separate building," said Michael Kovacs, Project Executive at Plano-Coudon. "Then late in the design, the fire marshall said we needed an egress off the northeast corner of our building. Because we were landlocked, there was no place for pedestrians to go other than through that existing building."
Consequently, crews had to coordinate off-hours work in the adjacent building to install utility lines and fire-rated enclosures for them, create a fire-rated egress for 1525 N. Calvert occupants, and rework partitions and cubicle arrangements to accommodate those additions.
"It took creativity to complete this project," said Rick Gabell, owner's representative. "There were substantial challenges, a very compressed time schedule and a landlocked site that meant they had to construct the building from the bottom of a 30-foot hole. Plano-Coudon did a great job at reacting to changes, reworking schedules and expediting changes."
"We have done tight, urban projects before," Coudon said. "But we are even more confident now that if you have a tight, urban setting where things are stacked against you logistically, we know how to develop solutions and detailed plans to make that project a success.".

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