Cobb to Speak at AGC Construction Professionals Conference

Posted in AGC Georgia,Good Business Practices,Honors & Awards,Practical Tips by Blue Blog on the April 14th, 2014

Georgia Lien Best Practices

It’s not too late!  Although over 325 construction professionals have already signed up to attend, the AGC Georgia (the Associated General Contractors of Georgia) still has space for you to participate in its inaugural Construction Professionals Conference & Marketplace.

With over forty learning sessions, the event is divided into four-tracks catering to the construction industry:

  • Executive Operations (including contracts, liens, payment bonds, leadership and best practices for industry executives, owners and leaders)
  • Human Resources (including employee management and legal compliance for your HR department)
  • Safety (including jobsite leaders and company-wide safety issues for every part of your business), and
  • Technology (including BIM, construction apps, deployment, managements and Bluebeam)

Mark’s lecture is part of the Executive Operations track which focuses on current lien and bond laws, best practices, and proven leadership strategies from an owner’s/executive’s point of view.

Specifically, Mark’ program, entitled Best Practices for Contractor Survival, will include a combination of current issues, practical tips, and lessons learned in several areas of construction law including contract negotiation and drafting, Georgia’s lien waiver laws, preparing and filing mechanics and materialmen’s liens in Georgia, construction project insurance tips, registration of foreign subcontractors, and project management.  Learn practical tips and on-the-ground knowledge to streamline and protect your interests.  But, to learn more, you’ll have to register for the symposium.

See below for registration information:

Construction Seminar:  AGC Georgia’s Construction Professionals Conference and Marketplace

Date:  Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Place:  Georgia International Convention Center, College Park

  • Over 40 learning sessions on Safety, Executive Operations, Technology and HR
  • Marketplace with 50 exhibitors
  • Over 300 attendees
  • Presentation of Ron Amerson Supervisor Safety Awards
  • Keynote presentation – Social Media Overload

Click here to learn more and to register!  We look forward to seeing you.

Cobb Law Group Joins AGC Georgia!

Posted in AGC Georgia,Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the November 9th, 2012

Georgia Construction Law Firm with The Associated General Contractors of America

The Cobb Law Group is excited to be one of the newest members of the Associated General Contractors of America (“AGC”) and the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (“AGC Georgia”).

“It is a natural fit that we should join this amazing organization,” says Cobb Law Group’s managing partner Mark Cobb, “For over 20 years, our law firm has almost exclusively represented construction processionals through our two offices and our Georgia virtual law firm; needless to say, many of our clients are members of the AGC Georgia.  Our law firm’s statewide practice, our dedication to clients’ needs, and our emphasis on educating clients represent values which we share with AGC Georgia.  We believe that tapping into the resources of the AGC will benefit our clients, and we look forward to being an active participant in the AGC and, in particular, their legislative activities.”

Georgia Construction Attorney with AGC Georgia

The AGC is a membership organization dedicated to improving, educating. and encouraging commercial construction contractors, job site safety, current technology and techniques while strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners as well as between contractors and subcontractors.  The AGC Georgia is one of the most highly-regarded professional trade associations in the state, and its members represent over 470 of the top-tier general contractors, residential/light commercial builders, construction managers, design builders, municipal-utility contractors, heavy and highway contractors, specialty contractors, service providers, and suppliers (in other words, they represent, educate and assist all of Georgia’s commercial construction industry!)

Recently, Mark Cobb attended the AGC Georgia President’s Tour Meeting which included talks by AGC Georgia’s Board of Director’s President, Ken Swofford of Swofford Construction, Inc. of Austell, Georgia and AGC Georgia’s CEO Michael Dunham.  There was discussion among the speakers and the attendees related to:

  • the future of private construction in Georgia (for example, many people no longer do their banking at branches as they use ATMs and on-line services; thus, how does this impact the need for banks to build more branches?);
  • the future of public construction in Georgia (for example, with an increasingly attractive virtual education options, what will the future needs for construction of physical schools and colleges be?);
  • ethics in the construction industry–particularly in Georgia and how to improve relationships between owners and builders and the relationships between general contractors and specialty subcontractors; and
  • current trends in the marketplace including the economic forecast, bonding issues, subcontractor certification, and payment delays.

In addition to a nice luncheon, great networking opportunities and stimulating discussion, it was a fun event!  Mark Cobb is very grateful for Irene Gleason of Wiregrass Electric, Inc. for first introducing him to this august organization, and he is grateful for past-president of the Board of Directors, Tony Pellicano of Pellicano Construction in Albany, Georgia for sponsoring his membership.  We strongly encourage our readers and clients who are not already members of the Associated General Contractors to seriously consider becoming members.  An AGC membership can help your business in many ways including safety training, legislative updates, networking opportunities, and discounts on services and products need by construction professionals.  You will be glad you joined!  Click here to learn more about AGC Georgia.

Please leave a comment if you have anything to add about the AGC or AGC Georgia’s activities and opportunities.