FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 23, 2018
Contact: Anne Strong
Telephone: (301) 279-9697
History Associates Celebrates the Centennial of the Associated General Contractors of America with Commemorative History Book, Keynote Address
History Associates is pleased to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) this year. Dr. Kenneth Durr, vice president at History Associates, co-authored the Association’s commemorative history book and he will be speaking about AGC’s history at an upcoming conference.
“The history book tells the story of AGC’s evolution over the years, but it also shows how our core mission to serve the construction industry remained the same,” noted Brian Turmail, Vice President of Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives at AGC. “It’s also a very enjoyable read.”
Dr. Durr led a team of colleagues in researching and writing the story, which involved a review of pertinent publications and newspapers for context; researching information within the records of AGC; conducting oral history interviews of key individuals; and extensive research to identify and select images to be included in the book.
The resulting publication, 100 Years: Building on Experience, is richly illustrated with images and sidebars, providing a resource filled with historical information, anecdotes, and important successes achieved in supporting the industry.
AGC will be hosting a number of celebrations, including a special program to commemorate their centennial at the Construction History Society of America’s 6th Biennial Meeting on Construction History. Dr. Durr will present the program’s keynote address on Thursday, May 24th, sharing stories and insights from AGC’s history. Mr. Turmail of AGC will be making the introductions and Dr. Durr will be joined by panelists Sara E. Wermiel of Boston University, Scott Lewis of the Engineering News Record, and William E. Reifsteck II of Prowest Constructors
The Meeting on Construction History will be held at the University of Maryland’s School Of Architecture, Planning & Preservation May 24 – 26, 2018. To read a preview of the first chapter of the book and order copies, visit http://centennial.agc.org/our-history.
About History Associates
For more than thirty-five years, the historians and archivists at History Associates have demonstrated that history is valuable in the market as well as the marketplace of ideas. They provide professional organizational histories, exhibit content, interpretive planning, historical research, archival services, and collections management services to clients throughout the United States and around the world. History Associates strives to be The Best Company in History®, serving corporate, government, legal, and nonprofit clients from its headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 279-9697 or visit www.historyassociates.com.