AGC's records, specifically CONSTRUCTOR Magazine, indicate that the first nationally chartered AGC student chapter was located at North Carolina State College (University) receiving its charter on April 28, 1930. Later that year the students traveled to Washington, D.C. and visited with President Herbert Hoover on the White House lawn. AGC's second student chapter was approved by its Executive Board in May 1931 at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
In March 1949, AGC approved a Convention Resolution calling for the absorption of existing student chapters into AIA and ASCE student groups, and the discontinuance of establishing new AGC student chapters. This was done with the condition that the engineering and architecture organizations would feature construction operations in their programs. This policy was rescinded in 1967.
Little is known at the
national level about AGC student chapters from 1949 to 1967. However, one
fact is clear. They did not vanish. At its first meeting in September 1954
AGC's newly formed Construction Education Committee recommended that
consideration should be given to aiding the, "few AGC student
chapters that exist," and student chapters were discussed at several
subsequent committee meetings.
The existence of AGC student chapters indicates student interest in the professional construction industry. This exposure of construction students to the working industry is vital to the preparation of future industry practitioners. The formation of AGC student chapters is encouraged.
Construction is the
nation's largest industry. Hospitals, schools, highways, water treatment
plants, airports, bridges, and shopping malls - every American is directly
affected by construction. It is an industry with unlimited potential and
Construction is the nation's largest industry. Hospitals, schools, highways, water treatment plants, airports, bridges, and shopping malls - every American is directly affected by construction. It is an industry with unlimited potential and opportunity.
Membership is one of AGC's 150+ nationally chartered student chapters offers an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about construction; to further develop you abilities; and to observe the industry in which you will work after graduation.
Just as a building or suspension bridge is greater than the sum of its parts, an educational experience is also more than the combination of academic and practical experiences. For this reason, we believe that your membership in an AGC student chapter will prove to be a wisely chosen step.
MEMBERSHIP IN AN AGC STUDENT CHAPTER MEANS ...
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