AGC San Diego Chapter Annual Report 2015 - Page 3

This 2015 Annual Report details the efforts and accomplishments of an engaged and enthusiastic AGC San Diego Membership, and I am honored to have been the President in 2015. We have had a successful year, thanks to the leadership of our Board of Directors, and the participation of the members. Here is a look at some of the highlights: Construction Leadership. Young professionals continue to excel in the construction industry, and are increasingly taking on leadership positions. AGC’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC), and the Construction Education and Training Committee help foster the next generation of industry professionals. The J.R. Filanc Construction and Engineering Management Program (CEM) at San Diego State University, is one of the best CEM programs in the country, and the annual gala raised $230,000 to support the students and faculty. Five CEM teams participated in the Associated Schools of Construction “Reno” Competition, where two teams placed first and one team placed third. Safety. On July 25, AGC San Diego opened a new state-of-the-art Fall Protection and Confined Spaces Training Campus. Safety and education are top priorities for AGC, and this significant investment is for the safety of the construction industry’s most vital asset...the workforce that builds the region’s infrastructure. LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear AGC San Diego Members: Standardization. AGC endorsed the use of ConsensusDocs, a secure web-based program that provides instant access to over 100 industry-accepted standard form contracts. Allocation of risk during a construction project and having a timely conflict resolution path enables contractors and owners to better understand their roles, responsibilities and liabilities before signing a contract. We hope to see industrywide adoption of ConsensusDocs. Political Action. The Political Action Committee (PAC) was re-structured to more effectively raise the necessary funds to elect pro-economic development candidates, and to pass infrastructure-funding measures. The PAC member yearly financial commitment will generate enough funds for the AGC to remain the “voice of the construction industry.” Coalition Building. AGC continued to create successful alliances with several organizations at the local, state, and national levels. We asked Governor Brown to veto a bill, which would have made it more difficult to build development projects in the City of San Diego. Congress passed a long-term federal transportation bill. AGC members were “called into action” to write to the Governor and their Congressional Representatives, respectively. AGC Staff Transition. AGC’s Board of Directors was tasked early in the year to find a replacement for AGC’s Chief Executive Officer, Jim Ryan, who retired on December 31, 2015. Jim will continue with the AGC on a consulting basis through 2017, specifically handling labor relations and compliance. After a thorough search of candidates, Eddie Sprecco was selected as the CEO effective January 1, 2016. Member Engagement. Over 800 members volunteered in AGC’s 20 committees and four councils. Participation does make a difference, and that is what makes AGC a success! It has been a productive year, and it has been my privilege to serve as the 2015 President of AGC San Diego; I thank you. Sincerely, Walt Fegley Reno Contracting, Inc. 2015 President, AGC San Diego Chapter, Inc. AGC SAN DIEGO 3