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October 16, 2020

Annual convention cancelled.  After much consideration, AGCI has regretfully decided to cancel this year’s annual convention in December. We are looking into alternate arrangements for several of the events that normally take place during the convention and will release that information as it is finalized.


Update on surveyors lawsuit.  The latest information on the ongoing surveyor's lawsuit can be found here.


Bids sought.  AGCI is seeking bids to repave our parking lot.

· 1300 sq. yds of paving at 1.5” = 108 ton

· 40 sq. yds of 1.5” partial depth HMA patching

· 20 sq. yds of butt joint

· Inlet adjustment 1 ea.

· 32 sq. yds topsoil placement 8”

· Minor grading

· Crack cleaning and prime coat

 Please contact Bill Frey for a site visit.



2021 Midwinter Seminar.  Today’s the deadline to register for the next Midwinter Seminar!

The 2021 Midwinter Seminar will be held January 23 through January 30 at the Casa Marina, a Waldorf-Astoria Resort in Key West, Florida. Activities will include golf, snorkeling, and a fishing tournament sponsored by Kinney Contractors and G.M. Sipes.

We’re up to 37 attendees. If you’ve been meaning to send in your registration form and join them, it's now or never!


Congressman Davis visits Sangamo jobsite.  This week, Congressman Rodney Davis and members of TFIC met with Sangamo Construction President Chip Reyhan for a site tour of a bridge deck replacement along I-72 on the west side of Springfield.

Congressman Davis, who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, spoke about his interest in giving IDOT more flexibility in spending. AGCI Executive Director Bill Frey and members of TFIC shared their perspectives with Congressman Davis on the importance of the federal authorization and the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.

More information on Congressman Davis’s highway funding proposal can be found here.



Sexual harassment prevention training.  Employers with employees working in the State of Illinois are required to provide all employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training compliant with Section 2-109 of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA).

Employers may develop their own sexual harassment prevention training program that meets or exceeds the minimum standards for sexual harassment prevention training as outlined in the IHRA’s Section 2-109(B), or they may use the model sexual harassment prevention training developed by the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR).

As of January 1 of this year, employers are required to provide training to each employee each calendar year. This means that Illinois employers must complete training by December 31, 2020 and by December 31 of every year thereafter. 

Links to a number of related resources can be found on our website at


ASBI Virtual Contention.  The American Segmental Bridge Institute (ASBI) will hold its Virtual Convention on   October 27-28. Contractors, consultants, DOT staff, and other industry professionals are invited to attend sessions from 1:00 to 4:30 each day and learn about the construction industry’s latest technologies and innovations.

More information on the convention is here. To attend, create a user account at ASBI’s website. Once completed, your account can be used to register for the convention here.


End-of-Week Summary. The End of Week Summary for the week ending October 16, 2020 can be found at











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