Why Leading Companies Join the Maryland AGC

Are you a leader whose company is best in class, always striving to stay abreast of the latest developments and best practices? 
Or is this what you aspire to become? 
Maryland AGC is the best local resource to help you achieve those goals. 
If your company is a leader, or seeks to become one, join the Maryland AGC.

 
Superior Education & Training for Senior Executives through Line Supervisors
Maryland AGC offers a vast array of educational programs designed to move your company to the forefront and outperform your competition.  As an AGC member, you can take advantage of AGC’s Project Manager Development Programs, Supervisory Training Program, and the Advanced Management Program for senior executives.  Maryland AGC adds Construction Quality Management for Contractors, Building Information Modeling (BIM), EM 385-1-1 USACE Safety Course, LEED GA and more, Complementing those programs are weekly webinars, scores of professional services, and more than 400 text books, videotapes and compliance tools – providing a high-quality, low-cost education on all aspects of the construction trade.
 
Special Meetings Exclusively for Industry Leaders
Maryland AGC holds periodic meetings exclusively for C-suite executives with presentations by industry leaders, regulators, and elected officials.  These peer-to-peer meetings keep you in contact with leaders who can influence your business and afford an unexcelled opportunity to strengthen existing business relationships and develop new ones.

Business Development Opportunities
Through Maryland AGC Chapter meeting and networking events, you'll exchange best-practice methods and know-how with recognized industry leaders. Only AGC members are afforded this exclusive networking opportunity. It’s one of the best reasons to belong – yet it's a benefit whose value cannot be adequately conveyed in any brochure or publication.

Aggressive Advocacy for Contractors in Annapolis & Washington, DC
AGC of America's influence among members of Congress and their staffs, White House officials, and regulatory agencies is unmatched by any other construction organization.  Time and again, AGC leads the effort to constrain regulatory excess.  And, in Annapolis, we monitor the Maryland General Assembly on a daily basis. Thorough reports are issued weekly, and, when there is a "hot' topic, members are notified immediately. The combined effort of AGC of America and Maryland AGC ensures that the construction industry's views are seen and heard.

Full Spectrum of Health & Safety Resources
Maryland AGC is dedicated to helping you protect your greatest asset – your employees – through proven, effective techniques and training. We offer a full spectrum of training courses for safety professionals and jobsite workers in addition to a huge library of safety text-books. And, our Safety Network Committee is continually hard at work reviewing new regulations and the latest safety equipment and practices to keep members at the forefront of protecting their workers.  Our annual Safety Awards recognize superior safety achievement.

Fast-Breaking News and Analysis of Emerging Industry Trends
AGC provides a constant stream of important information on matters of concern locally and nationally.  AGC member companies and their entire staff have the choice of receiving all, some, or none of 20 e-newsletters, each with a particular focus on one aspect of leading edge construction practices.  From daily electronic publications like AGC Smart Brief, to 8 weekly e-newsletters focusing on specific industry sectors, through "AGC News & Views", published biweekly, AGC keeps you current with breaking industry developments, proposed regulations, and association events.  AGC’s weekly Data DIGest puts the latest economic news and data relevant to construction at your fingertips in one concise page.  Published bi-monthly, Constructor Magazine offers in-depth coverage and analysis of the construction industry and related topics, such as insurance, safety and regulatory issues, as well as practical advice on labor relations and legal matters.  AGC's publications put a team of industry experts on your staff.

State-of-the-Art Technology & On-Line Forums
AGC's technology offerings are unmatched by any other construction association, and the best keeps getting better.  Your company's listing on both www.agc.org and www.marylandagc.org exposes you to over 60,000 visitors per month, many of them construction owners in search of contractors.  A dozen online e-forums through AGC of America, combined with Maryland AGC's website and e-updates, allow members to exchange ideas, stay abreast of all happenings in the construction industry and learn best practices.  Further, strategic partnerships with Dell, iSqFt, and others bring construction plans and web-based project management right to your desk top.

Contract Documents Designed for Contractors
Through the AGC Contract Documents Forum, AGC is a founding sponsor and endorser of ConsensusDocs.  ConsensusDocs publishes 100+ standard contract documents that represent best practices and fair risk allocation for all parties.
 
National & Local Leadership in Building a Quality Construction Workforce for the Future
Build Up!, On Site!, craft training, apprenticeship programs and participation in the Festival of the Building Arts are just a few of the efforts established by AGC of America to ensure a quality construction workforce to help you build your business.  AGC has also taken a proactive leadership role in the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and the NCCER Image Committee.  Maryland AGC furthers that commitment with activity in the Penn State and UMES construction student community.