This year, the GLA team had the honor to attend the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California’s Installation and Awards Gala on January 28th. Despite the event being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online AGC Awards Gala was successful in captivating its audience as we recognized and celebrated the successes of our industry-related construction professionals. As over 350 people gathered safely behind their screens to attend such a momentous awards ceremony, it is impressive that such a high caliber event ran as smoothly and professionally as it did through an online medium.
After a trying year, this event was especially significant as the AGC of California honored those who have overcome even larger obstacles brought about by COVID-19. The event speakers expressed high regard to the award recipients not only as industry titans who have participated in and initiated extraordinary innovations, but also as mentors, friends, and personal inspirations to their communities. Rightfully so, the AGC Awards Gala celebrated members of this Industry with accolades such as Achievement Awards, Constructor Awards, the Construction Education Friend Award, and the Safety Professional of the Year Award. Not to mention that this event also paid tribute to the vital role that construction partnering plays in the successes of our colleagues and their projects.
The AGC Awards Gala serves as a reminder that construction and contracting professionals do more than just supervise, direct, and execute construction projects; they advocate for strengthening their communities and states. As we at GLA strive to make positive waves in the construction industry as advocates for innovation through collaboration, our team was honored to observe such highly regarded individuals earn recognition for the positive impacts they have made in the construction industry, on their peers, and on the future generations of construction.