TO ALABAMA AGC GENERAL CONTRACTOR MEMBERS:
The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America and the Alabama AGC, working in concert with iSqFt, are introducing an online prequalification management application to all of our general contractor members. This application will help general contractors mitigate the risks associated with subcontractor default, and manage their subcontractors’ data more efficiently. It is also designed to make the process of responding to prequalification requests easier for your subcontractors.
We have negotiated with iSqFt to make this application, which uses the industry-standard ConsensusDocs Subcontractor Qualification Form 721, free for an extended time to all AGC general contractor chapter members. Through this online application, general contractors can send prequalification requests to vendors in their databases, allow the vendors to provide the information using the online form, and track and manage responses.
The application will be free to you for a minimum of 2 years, which could be extended even further, depending on the overall interest of all Alabama AGC members. As indicated in the chart below, the more commitments iSqFt receives from our members, the longer the subscription will be free to you.
By Dec. 31, 2013 if AGC Chapter gets … iSqFt provides to all participating GCs in AGC Chapter a free… 5 GC commitments 2-yr PQ subscription 10 GC commitments 3-yr PQ subscription 15 GC commitments 4-yr PQ subscription 20 or more GC commitments 5-yr PQ subscription
Learn More: To help familiarize you with this online prequalification application, and answer any questions, iSqFt will be hosting an online webinar on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10am CT. To register for this brief online session, go to
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/884972520. If you have any questions about this effort or agreement, please contact Jeff Rodgers at 205.451.1455 or contact iSqFt at
The Best in the Industry For Membership, Workers’ Comp
The Alabama AGC is the largest, oldest – and most financially stable – non-residential construction trade association in the region. And now, specialty contractors and general contractors serve as equals at the highest level of the association.
Specialty contractors that have a general contractor’s license are eligible for full membership in Alabama AGC. Current members can make the change this year for no charge and will be billed $1,200 in 2013. Dues will remain at that level for several years to enhance the transition. All new members join under the new classification.
While membership opportunities are increasing, Alabama AGC’s workers’ compensation fund, CompTrustAGC, remains one of the largest, most stable construction self-insured fund in the state. CompTrustAGC is the only self-insured fund with an A.M. Best rating.
A.M. Best Company is a global full-service credit rating agency dedicated to serving the insurance industry. It began assigning ratings in 1906, making it the first of today’s agencies to use symbols to differentiate the relative creditworthiness of companies.
The rating process involves a comprehensive analysis of a company’s balance sheet strength, operating performance and business profile. This includes comparisons to peers and industry standards as well as assessments of operating plans, philosophy and management.
You may see CompTrustAGC’s rating by going to www.ambest.com and using the A.M. Best #055028 or by typing in Alabama Branch of AGC of Amer Inc SIF.
In addition to our rating, CompTrustAGC has given back $98.4 million in contribution credits (dividends) since 1994. For the 2013 year, our insured’s will receive their share of $3 million in credits along with an overall 5 percent decrease in rates. Also for 2013, Alabama AGC has the ability to apply additional discounts to the already reduced premium on new submissions until the insured is eligible to participate in our dividend program.
What does this mean to a contractor? You can become a leader in the industry through participation in Alabama AGC. And, you have the ability to place your business with a secure, financially sound workers’ compensation fund located in Alabama with a secured A.M. Best Rating that no other Fund has. With today’s economy, this gives you the peace of mind of knowing you are indeed looking out for your company’s best interest.
Contact Bill Caton at (205) 451-1411 or email@example.com for membership information. Call yourself or have your agent contact Tammy King at (205) 451-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get a workers’ compensation quote.
See how at least 11,000 students, teachers, and counselors
learned from this event. Quite a crowd!!!!
More than 10,000 students will paint, drive nails, operate simulators and lay brick as they learn about construction in Alabama AGC’s Construction World at the third annual Worlds of Opportunity Expo in Mobile on Sept. 26-27.
A sea of 8th graders poured into the Mobile Civic Center when the exhibit opened at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 26.
“I have no more AGC stickers,” said AGC’s Charlotte Kopf as she greeted students at the entrance to the construction exhibit. “I just went through a role of 1,000 in less than two hours.”
Tim Alford, executive director of the ACRI, which produces the industry’s highly successful Go Build campaign, was guiding students into the Construction World.
“I’m hawking the construction world,” he said, laughing.
The ACRI donated $10,000 to the event to provide information and hardhats for all the students.
“This changes perceptions and gets people excited about careers,” Alford said. “Our primary job is image and recruitment. It has changed some to help promote education and jobs, but I don’t ever see us offering training. But we can recruit and connect the dots.”
As Alford stopped to guide a group of 8th graders to the Go Build exhibit at the entrance to the Construction World, he added, “We’re getting there on image. Our studies and focus groups show that we’ve made changes in image and perception.”
So, what sort of career choices do eighth graders make?
“I use Edge shaving cream today because somebody gave me a can of it when I was in high school,” said Larry Mouton, executive director of workforce development for Mobile County Schools. “This is the age where they are impressionable.
“The world is so complicated now that students need to make decisions earlier about what careers are out there and what types of skills are out there. Kids learn from television and here they can learn from real people. These people are the real thing; they can advise the kids on the real thing.”
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