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March 1, 2013News for contractors and the construction industry

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Get It Right: Pricing Strategies That Work
Many entrepreneurs hope for success by offering low prices, while in fact most world-class entrepreneurs succeed by setting higher prices. If you're not exactly sure which pricing strategy will work for your business, these 6 steps can help you set your company's prices for success. Read the exclusive article now.

  Infrastructure & Project Focus 
 
  • Court ruling clears way for Calif. high-speed rail project to begin
    A lawsuit that sought to block California from building a high-speed train along the Caltrain corridor has been dismissed, clearing the way for the state to begin construction on the project as early as July. "This is an important ruling and testament to the fact that the authority is committed to delivering the high-speed rail project in accordance with the law and in partnership with the public," said Jeffrey Morales, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. "We continue to move forward to start construction this summer and begin creating thousands of jobs." San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • A look at 17 heavily trafficked bridges in urgent need of repair
    Transportation for America released a report of the "most trafficked structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges" in the U.S. From that list, Business Insider lists the 17 that are most heavily trafficked, including one on Interstate 95 in Jacksonville, Fla.; the I-64 ramp in Louisville, Ky.; and along I-35E in St. Paul, Minn. Business Insider (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

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  • 2013 National Work Zone Awareness Survey
    AGC annually participates in National Work Zone Awareness Week to highlight the danger to construction workers of motorists not obeying speed limits or not staying alert in highway work zones. This year's National Work Zone Awareness Week will take place April 15-19 with the theme "Work Zone Safety: We’re All In This Together." To get a better handle on the impact of vehicle crashes at AGC member work sites, we have prepared this survey and will release the results as part of the week’s events. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey before Monday, March 25. We appreciate your input. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Webinar: Key Contracting Issues for Owner & Design Professional Agreements
    This webinar, being held March 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. ET, will compare key provisions in AIA & ConsensusDocs contracts. Three prominent industry attorneys will analyze key provisions for every Owner and Design Professional agreement. Topics include: project date, copyrights, indemnification, consultants and dispute resolution. Learn more, and register. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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