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February 1, 2013News for contractors and the construction industry

  Top Story 
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  Infrastructure & Project Focus 
  • Construction starts on $600M mixed-use project in Ga.
    Construction work has started on a $600 million mixed-use project in Alpharetta, Ga. The "Avalon" project will feature 250 townhomes, 101 single-family units and thousands of square feet of retail and office space. Alabama-based Hoar Construction is the general contractor and expects work to be finished during the summer of 2014. Two hotels and more retail and office space could be added later. American City Business Journals/Birmingham, Ala. (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Construction of Baha Mar resort in Bahamas is one-third complete
    The $3.5 billion Baha Mar resort project in the Bahamas is on track to open in December 2014, said Baha Mar Ltd. Senior Vice President Robert Sands. The casino-hotel will include 1,000 rooms and three other properties with 1,200 rooms total that will open in spring 2015. The complex will eventually total 3,450 rooms including previously existing properties and the largest gaming facility in the Caribbean at 100,000 square feet. Travel Weekly (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Innovation & Green Building 
  • Other News
  • Firms look for ways to deal with green-guarantee demands
    As demand for "green" buildings rises, so do demands that contractors, engineers and architects guarantee their work. However, it's tough to guarantee performance or sustainability once the project is over and you no longer have any control, and there are no insurance companies that insure guarantees. This piece offers some ways to compromise, but in the end, "parties should be careful about what they promise if they're not 100% sure they can deliver," says Ryan Manies, an attorney and architect with Polsinelli Shughart. Engineering News-Record (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Association News 
  • AGC to host webinar on the Affordable Care Act
    HR professionals cannot make tough company decisions regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) alone. As a result, many are guiding construction company owners and executives through the decision-making process to minimize the impact of the ACA on business operations. AGC's upcoming webinar series, The Affordable Care Act: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Your Construction Business, will provide those with a seat at the table the information necessary to make critical business decisions that will affect the company for years to come. The webinars will be held on Feb. 5, 7 and 12. Each webinar will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. ET. Registration for all three days is just $99 for AGC members. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 5 steps to a successful incident-investigation package
    Accidents occur on construction jobsites every day. Incident investigations determine how and why these failures occur. By using the information gained through an investigation, future accidents may be prevented. Order it here, or visit the AGC Store. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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