Christopher Glushko with Baker Concrete passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the age of 38. He is survived by his son Cameron Glushko. The world lost a great man, and a loving father this past weekend. He will surely be remembered and missed. A gofundme page was created to help with his funeral service and arrangements. Any remaining balance will be used to provide for any needs Cameron may have.

One of the oldest communities in Miami, Coconut Grove suddenly has many new projects sprouting up near its historic buildings and lush tree canopies.

Schiller Sanon-Jules remembers eating fried pork and plantains in Little Haiti when he was a kid in the 1980s. “It was a taste of Haiti,” says Sanon-Jules, who immigrated to the US as a child and now owns the Little Haiti Thrift and Gift Store, one of the shops on the neighborhood’s brightly-colored main street.

Fuel, metal, and asphalt costs increase by double digits as labor costs continue to rise, while prices contractors charge to build projects grow by low single digits.

It always makes us proud to see member firms recognized for their work. Take a look at which projects from Coastal, Current Builders, Moriarty Florida, and Moss made the cut.

Construction Spending Numbers Show Strong Continued Demand Across Nearly Every Sector; Association Urges Investment in Career and Technical Education, Immigration Policy Changes to Maintain Growth

The South Florida AGC was proud to be on hand to urge the Miami Dade County Commission to approve the Kendall Parkway Project. Watch South Florida AGC Executive Director Carlos Carrillo address the Commission.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Friday, September 14, cited multiple contractors for safety violations after one employee suffered fatal injuries and five other employees sustained serious injuries when a pedestrian bridge at the Florida International University campus in Miami collapsed. The five companies collectively received seven violations, totaling $86,658 in proposed penalties.

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or the Board) has announced that it is planning to revisit the standard for determining whether and when contract language can convert an 8(f) collective bargaining relationship to a 9(a) relationship in the construction industry, and it is inviting interested parties to submit amicus briefs.  AGC of America is considering plans to submit a brief.  The deadline for submission is Oct. 26, 2018.

Sean Ouellette noticed in late 2016 that construction workers were getting hard to find. Two years later, he calls it a "pretty significant crisis." "We’re seeing a real shortage of available tradesmen," said Ouellette, vice president of operations for KAST Construction in Tampa, the firm behind many local projects including One St. Pete and the Hyatt Place hotel. "It’s grown into a serious issue that affects costs."

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