Before the Trans-Alaska Pipeline boom of the early 70’s the Association of General Contractors Alaska (AGC) were in the Greatland to advocate for their members and the Alaska construction industry; to provide educational opportunities for their members; and to make the public aware of their members’ skills, talents and integrity. At a recent reception at the new location of Davis Block & Concrete, Membership director Lauren Sharrock told local members and contractors, “We work hard to be the voice of the construction industry. We have a much storied history here, we’ve been around for almost 60 years promoting growth of the construction at large from the big general contractors to every sub-contractor on the supply and service side, bringing people together, networking, providing educational events and advocating for construction in the legislature and throughout the state. We build Alaska,” Sharrock told the Dispatch in an interview.
At the Davis Block AGC mixer the issue of Alaska’s labor force being prepared for another boom was brought up and Sharrock responded, “With our sister organization the Construction Education Foundation we are working constantly to insure that the labor pool within Alaska is vibrant, fruitful and well trained to provide the resource for all future construction from home construction to the mega projects if they come in and whatever will be needed to be built in Alaska. AGC has also recently rolled out a new service, Online Plans, which serves as a one-stop location for all the information on projects around the state. Plans, specifications, contact information, and more are all hosted on this mobile and tablet friendly site, with a google-like search function to easily find specific types of projects,” she said. 30 day trials are available by contacting Lauren at 907-561-5354 or going on line to agcak.org