Plans are already well under way for AGC of California’s 2009 Fall Conference, to be held Oct. 29-30, at the Hyatt Grand Champions, Indian Wells. This year’s conference will offer affordable prices for registration and hotel accommodations.

Hyatt Grand Champions
Hyatt Grand Champions

AGC’s Fall Conference Committee has planned several special events around this year’s theme, “Oktoberfest 2009.” A special guest speaker for the Thursday keynote luncheon is planned, followed by two different professional development/education ses-sions. Both professional development sessions will offer current and relevant information that can affect a company’s bottom line.

One seminar will address legal issues, covering
mechanics liens, stop notices and other pertinent topics. The other session will cover building information modeling for both vertical and horizontal contractors.

Among the themed events scheduled are a mixer reception on Thursday, Oct. 29, and an evening of fun, food, and raffl e prizes on Friday, Oct. 30. The ever-popular sporting events – golf, croquet and bocce ball tournaments – are back with prizes for the winners.
AGC will hold its annual meeting and board
meetings just prior to the conference, Oct.28 and 29. Committee meetings and division sessions will focus on today’s hottest topics in the construction industry.

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AGC Offers Wide Variety of Educational and Training Opportunities

From a wide array of safety courses to sessions on AutoCAD 3D Modeling and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan workshops, AGC of California is offering ongoing training courses throughout California for workers in all facets of the construction industry. Just a few of the upcoming training courses for the remainder of 2009 include:

Storm Water Pollution Prevention for Construction Sites – A Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is required for all construction projec ts that disturb one acre or more of soil. This three-day workshop will assist developers, contractors and subcontractors responsible for implementing stormwater pollution controls at construction sites (erosion and sediment control best management practices BMPs). The course will be held in
Oakland Oct. 21-23 and Nov. 18-20; and in Santa Ana Oct. 7-9 and Nov. 4-6.

HAZWOPER 24-Hour – This three day course provides employers and employees with the information and training necessary to improve workplace safety and health. This course will be held in Anaheim Oct. 12-14, and Nov. 9-11; in Oakland Oct. 14-16; and in Santa Ana Nov. 18-20.

CPR/First Aid/AED Certification Training – This course emphasizes emergency care skills, which allows the lay person rescuer to function with a consistent set of priorities to identify and manage life-threatening emergencies. Students learn the same priorities of care used by professional emergency care providers. Course is concluded with a written examination. This course will be held in Anaheim Oct. 9, Oct. 22, Nov. 3, and Nov. 19; in San Bernardino
Oct. 29, and Nov. 20; in Concord on Oct. 2; in Santa Ana on Oct. 5; in Oakland on Oct. 13 and Dec. 1; and in Sacramento on Nov. 12.

AutoCAD 3D Modeling – This hands-on software class will introduce 3D Solid Modeling features to AutoCAD users in the AEC environment. This class is tailored for AEC rather than mechanical modeling. This class will be held Oct. 22-23 in La Mirada; and Nov. 16-17 in Riverside.

EM 385/OSHA 10 Combination Course – This course’s target audience will be contractors who work with the U.S. Navy, NAVFAC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This course will be held on Oct. 1-2 in Oakland and Santa Ana; and Nov. 16-17 in Santa Ana.

For complete details and registration information, visit the AGC website at or call (916) 371-2422.