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Toolbox Talks "What is Distrated Driving?" October 8, 2015

What Is Distracted Driving?

There are three main types of distraction:

  • Visual - taking your eyes off the road
  • Manual - taking your hands off the wheel
  • Cognitive - taking your mind off what you're doing

Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing.

First Transportation Projects Using New Revenue Already Wrapping Up

ITD Press Release:  October 6, 2015

BOISE - Less than six months after allocating funds from the first transportation-revenue increase in nearly two decades, the Idaho Transportation Department is completing the first projects funded with the increase.

A pair of safety-enhancement projects constructing turnbays in north-central Idaho, and a project in south-central Idaho that extended the roadway's lifespan, giving drivers a smoother surface and better ride, were the first to be substantially completed.

Idaho AGC: 100th New Member Joins in 2015!

Today, the Idaho AGC had its 100th new member join for 2015!  H2O Pools and Design, LLC operates out of Meridian, Idaho.  You can view their impressive portfolio on their website HERE

Thank you to ALL of our members, for your continued support of our mission.  We could not have reached this milestone without your help. 


Construction Unemployment Falls to Lowest September Mark in 15 Years as Hiring Slows Amid Growing Worker Shortages

Friday, October 2, 2015

The number of unemployed workers with construction experience dropped to the lowest total for September since 2000, as hiring continued to slow despite robust demand for construction, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that the hiring slowdown most likely reflects a lack of available workers that could lead to project delays unless more students and workers join the construction sector.

Toolbox Talks "Arc Flash Exposions" - October 1, 2015

Arc Flash Explosions


Every day in the United States, five to 10 arc flash explosions occur in electrical equipment. Anyone exposed to such explosions is at high risk for death or serious injury.

Arc flash is described by the National Fire Protection Association as 'a dangerous condition associated with the release of

energy caused by an electric arc.' A reduction of the insulation or isolation distance between energized components is

responsible for this condition.

CFMA Member Appreciation Night: Non-Members Welcome!

CFMA stands for “Construction Financial Management Association”. It is an organization that is focused on serving & developing your construction financial professionals (Owners, CFO’s, Controllers, Accounting Managers, Accounting Staff, etc). The local Chapter is hosting an event that is open to nonmembers and guests. If you know of anyone that would benefit from this organization, including yourself, this is a great time to find out more about CFMA. Forward this message to your internal financial and accounting team today. 

Eastern Idaho Fall Luncheon: Monday, November 2nd!

If you are in Eastern Idaho on November 2nd, we hope you'll join us for lunch!  The Eastern Idaho Fall Luncheon will be held at the Idaho Falls Country Club, and over lunch you'll get a chance to hear INL's new Director, Dr. Mark Peters speak.  This event is a great opportunity for our members in Eastern Idaho to get together.  We hope to see you there!  

Seventeenth Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards: Apply Now!

AGC of America announces its seventeenth Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards sponsored by Willis.  Please visit to access application and application instructions.

The deadline for submitting entries to AGC is Monday, December 18, 2015.



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