The AGC Highway and Transportation Construction Conference brings together contractors, owners and key industry constituents involved in every aspect of building highway and transit infrastructure for a day and a half-long program on the latest legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry, technology and operation trends shaping the market, and updates on AGC’s efforts to fund infrastructure investment.

About the AGC Highway & Transportation Division:

The AGC Highway & Transportation Division provides management and market services to contractors engaged in highway, bridge, transit, airport runway and rail construction. The Division focuses on highway and transportation construction-related issues affecting members of the Division including legislation, regulations and the latest construction developments.

For information about participating in the Division’s activities, contact Brian Deery, Senior Director, Highway & Transportation Construction Division at deeryb@agc.org or (703) 837-5319.


This is a tentative schedule of events. Please click on the session titles below for more information for each specific session. *Session titles & speakers are subject to change. 

3:00 PM 5:00 PM Highway and Transportation Division Leadership Meeting: Open to All Attendees
Open discussion of issues impacting the highway, bridge, transit and airport construction markets. Issues include: Administration’s infrastructure plan, funding, regulations, contracting, work zone safety and other. AGC policy direction and advocacy efforts will be highlighted.
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Welcome Reception
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
Ken Kubacki, Chair, Highway & Transportation Division
9:05 AM 10:00 AM Washington Update
Stephen Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America
10:00 AM 10:45 AM Controlling the Shift in Ownership of Non-Traditional Risk
Adrian Pellen
SVP – Infrastructure Segment Leader
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Break
11:15 PM 12:00 PM Data Analysis in Heavy Construction: Improving Production, Equipment Utilization, and Safety & Health
Michael Bordelon
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 1:30 PM AGC Underground Utility Damage Prevention Program
1:30 PM 2:15 PM New Developments in Tunneling Technology
Axel Nitschke
2:15 PM 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM 4:00 PM House of Cards: CLC Attendees will work collaboratively with Highway and Utility Contractor Attendees to Build a Virtual Facility. Learning to better communicate with owners, financers, and team members.
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Joint Reception
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Joint Contractors Session
Managing an Intergenerational Work Force
Scott Zimmer
Bridge Works
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM 11:15 AM Challenges Rebuilding the South Capitol Street Bridge
Matt Persing
Granite Construction
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Fulfilling President Trump’s Infrastructure Vision
Honorable Elaine Chao (Invited)
US Department of Transportation
12:30 PM 1:30 PM Joint Contractors Lunch
2:00 PM Buses Depart for Centennial Celebration
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB), Washington, DC
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004 (Map)
Event Schedule – Oct 1st
4:30 PM 6:00 PM Pre-Program: Association Update, RRB Amphitheater – use the Pennsylvania Ave entrance – Separate registration required – limited seating – FULL
6:00 PM 7:15 PM Reception and Presentation, RRB Atrium – use the 14th Street entrance – Shuttle drop off here
7:15 PM 8:15 PM Dinner, RRB Atrium Ballroom or Hall
8:15 PM 10:30 PM After Party with Dessert and Dancing, RRB Atrium
Badge Pick Up and Information Desk
Joint Contractors Conference attendees may pick up Centennial Celebration Badges at the Crystal Gateway Marriott, Grand Ballroom Foyer at:

  • Saturday, Sept 29 from 11:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, Sept 30 from 7:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Monday, Oct 1 from 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
Onsite badge pick-up on Monday, Oct 1 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center at:

  • 3:00 PM-5:30 PM, Amphitheater Foyer, Pennsylvania Ave, Entrance
  • 5:45 PM-8:30 PM, Atrium Foyer, 14th St Entrance
Additional Details
  • Attire: The suggested dress for the Centennial reception and dinner is business/cocktail attire.
  • Security: The Ronald Reagan Building is a high-security building. Upon arrival, proceed as directed through the security checkpoints. All guests and their belongings must pass thru a magnetron, just like you do at the airport.
  • Transportation Options:
    • Crystal Gateway Marriott Shuttle
      • 3:30 PM Shuttle for Association Update Attendees Only
      • 5:15 PM General shuttle service begins for Centennial Reception & Dinner
      • 8:45 PM General shuttle service begins back to Crystal Gateway Marriott
    • Metro – The Federal Triangle Metro Station (orange/blue/silver lines) is located on-site and is connected to the building by covered passageway. The Metro Center Metro Station (red line) is located just two blocks away.
    • Parking – Parking is available at the Ronald Reagan Building – RBB Parking Information
  • Dinner Seating – Table information for seating assignments will be listed on each attendee’s individual event badge. We will have table charts and ushers on hand to direct people to their table. For anyone that does not have a specific table assignment on their badge, there will be open seating at any non-reserved/non-sponsored tables.


  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)


  • Uber and Lyft services are available in VA
  • A one-way taxi ride between DCA airport and hotel is approximately $10.  Expect the travel time to be about 7 min.
  • A one-way taxi ride between IAD airport and hotel is approximately $45. Expect the travel time to be about 40 min.

Hotel Parking

  • On-site parking fee: $20 USD hourly, $34 USD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: $40 USD daily

These rates are subject to change.

Conference Manager

Brittany Buchanan
Ph: (703) 837-5380
Email: brittany.buchanan@agc.org


Crystal Gateway Marriott

1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (703) 920-3230                          Fax: (703) 271-5212
Website: Crystal Gateway Marriott

  • To make your reservations, call the reservations department at 1 (800) 228-9290 and please mention the “AGC Joint Fall Meeting” to receive your discounted rate.

Hotel Overview

The Crystal Gateway Marriott is a modern hotel in the heart of Crystal City, Virginia near the Pentagon and less than one mile from Reagan National Airport, with an interior corridor connecting you to the Crystal City Metro.  Located in vibrant Crystal city, hotel provides easy access to restaurants, the metro and Washington D.C. For a day of relaxation, take a dip in our indoor/outdoor pool or maintain your workout routine in our upgraded fitness center.

Group Rate: $259 + tax                         Cut Off Date: September 10, 2018 (on or before 6 pm)

Check In: 4:00pm                                    Check Out: 12:00pm

Cancellation: Guestroom cancellation must occur 24 days prior to arrival.


Complimentary in-room internet access for associates.

Health Club

Complimentary Health Club access.

Call 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations and provide the AWD number below or click the button and reserve online

AWD number: A587198.

The average weather in VA in September is a low of 60 degrees and a high of 77 degrees.

Wear layers meeting room temperatures can run hot and cold.

September 28-October 4, 2018: Business attire for all events.

Emergency Information and Security Offices

In the case of an emergency contact hotel front desk to be transferred to security office or 911, immediately.

Lost and Found

Contact hotel operator to be transferred to hotel security in the case of lost and/or stolen items.

Shipping Information 

You are responsible for all cost associated with any packages.
Information on the package should include:
Crystal City Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
AGC Joint Fall Meeting, September 28-October 4, 2018
Package Recipient Name: YOUR NAME

To receive packages at the hotel:
Guests are informed during check in if they have a package. The package can be delivered to the meeting space or picked up at the front desk. Call (703) 920-3230 for additional information.

To mail packages out of the hotel: 
Attendees can use UPS or FedEx. If attendees do not have preprinted labels visit the business center.
UPS:  Local Commerce City facility call 1-800-742-5277
FED EX: Call 1-800-463-3339 for more information