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Why AGC?

 

Our Mission is Your Profitability

A partner in our member companies’ prosperity, AGC leads the way with a wide range of programs and benefits:    

Employee Benefits

AGC employee benefit programs were developed as a direct result of member input and feedback, thereby tailored to meet our members’ needs and save them money.

  • AGC Comp Trust - Self-insured workers’ compensation fund builds equity for participants and allows you “Buy Back” options that could lower experience modifiers

Savings Program

Members can enjoy great savings that more than cover the cost of membership

  • Our key partnerships offer strong savings programs that positively affect your bottom line and help your company improve efficiencies.

Public Policy 

AGC shapes public policy that improves the construction market, strengthens economic development and reduces regulatory burdens.

  • Proven advocacy and influence with a powerful and respected voice in state and national politics 
  • A proactive legislative agenda that keeps construction at the forefront of economic growth, contributes to positive industry changes and stops legislation that could adversely affect the profession. 
  • Targeted lobbying efforts with decision-makers who support member positions on key issues
  • Members have direct access to influence through Advocasy Action Center         

Achieving Safety Excellence

Safety programs recognized by owners and state OSHA officials as “the best” in the profession. 

  • Our members’ outstanding safety records speak for themselves: over 7.8 million work hours in 2009 and a lost work day incident rate of .53 – an achievement recognized by NM OSHA as “superior”. 
  • AGC provides Safety Plan development, safety training, best practices guidance, sharing of lessons learned and networking among members’ safety professionals
  • AGC NM OSHA Construction Health and Safety Excellence (CHASE) Partnership
  • Membership in the Construction Industry Crime Alliance (CICA) to help address theft and fraud incidents

Building Careers

AGC delivers a full range of career programs

  • Together with our members, AGC-NM founded ACE Leadership High School – a charter high school for Architecture, Construction & Engineering.  Through this innovative school we are preparing the next generation of construction professionals
  • Accredited craft apprenticeship training and educational programs include, the Endowed Chair in Construction Management at UNM  & CNM & AGC Student Chapters at UNM and NMSU
  • AGC serves as an accredited training sponsor for the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), with classes offered in conjunction with public schools, colleges and universities throughout New Mexico making AGC’s multi trade apprenticeship program award-winning 
  • Supervisory training and professional development workshops and seminars align professional skill development with member employment needs.
  • Our rural New Mexico work delivers industry curriculum and career preparedness, i.e. AGC-UNM/Gallup and Greater Gallup Economic Development MOU to “Energize the Workforce

Tools & Resources

AGC provides vital and timely information on industry issues and trends 

  • AGC provides vital information on industry issues and trends 
  • Keeping you compliant and in the know through our bi-monthly e-newsletter At-A-Glance & quarterly magazine The Builder 
  • Giving your company Regulatory Certification and Best Management Practices training through AGC’s GreenEpassport programs offering comprehensive green building training and exam prep classes
  • Collective bargaining agreements negotiated with basic trades
  • Skills Assessments adjusted by HR professionals

Recognition & Networking

AGC provides dynamic networking and marketing opportunities for members to take advantage of our greatest resource – other members.