The AGC and Willis Construction Practice to Present Construction Safety
Excellence Awards March 15
Associated General Contractors of America 93rd Annual Convention
HONOLULU, HI – Willis North America’s Construction Practice, a unit of Willis Group
Holdings, in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will
present the 13th annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards at the AGC’s 93rd
Annual Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii Thursday March 15.
The Construction Safety Excellence Awards are the premier safety awards for the
Construction industry. Willis is a partner in safety with the AGC, a national trade
association representing more than 33,000 leading firms in the industry – including
general contractors, specialty contractors, service providers and suppliers. This national
award, sponsored by Willis and the AGC, recognizes those companies who exhibit the
highest commitment to safety.
Details: The Associated General Contractors of America 93rd Annual Convention, Hilton
Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii
Date: Thursday March 15, 2012 at 7:00 a.m.
What: AGC/Willis Construction Safety Excellence Awards Ceremony. Willis in
partnership with the AGC will present more than a dozen awards
to construction companies and recognize firms that excel in safety performance in the
categories of building, heavy, highway, municipal and specialty. Following the awards
ceremony, Willis will participate in a Q&A session with 2011 grand prize winner, URS.
The session will focus on strategies to develop an award winning safety program.
Who: Paul R. Becker, Chairman, Willis North America Construction Practice and
Mike Fredebeil, National Director Construction Safety, Willis North America Construction
practice will represent Willis and advocate for the fundamental values of safety in
construction. Mr. Fredebeil also serves as a finalist judge.
Commenting on the awards, Mr. Becker said, “A quality risk management strategy and
robust safety program can help distinguish a construction company from its competitors
- demonstrating that it is willing to go beyond merely meeting industry standards. Safety
is a key indicator of well-run construction firms and is directly linked to competitiveness
and profitability,” he said.
“In addition, safety programs serve to address critical insurance issues related to
workers compensation, work quality and claims cost containment. Willis is committed to
the construction industry and is pleased to sponsor the AGC’s Construction Safety
Excellence Awards, a partnership that began 13 years ago,” Mr. Becker said.
Willis is a leading provider of insurance and risk management services to the
construction industry and has made a deep commitment to this industry in North
America. The construction practice is comprised of over 700 dedicated professionals in
over 70 offices, serving roughly 12,000 clients in North America, including contractors,
owners, construction professionals and design firms. We anticipate trends and issues in
the construction industry and develop strategies for our clients to use to improve risk
profiles, lower cost and add profit through customized risk management and financing
Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries,
Willis develops and delivers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management,
financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public
entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120
countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in
virtually every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at
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