Recent flooding in Louisiana has prompted concern over whether enough construction workers will be available to help rebuild, but Ken Naquin, CEO of Louisiana Associated General Contractors
, said the same concern existed but was never realized after Hurricane Katrina. Dozens of out-of-state contractors have filed to do business in Louisiana, and hundreds have asked about getting licensed.
With the new Department of Labor overtime regulations going into effect on December 1, 2016, many are taking a close look at what job classifications are exempt (not eligible) from overtime, and which require payment of time and a half, for hours worked over 40 per week. Employment Practices Committee member Anthony Stergio, Andrews, Myers, PC, reviews and answers frequent queries related to those job classification issues.
AGC Houston members are invited to join the Houston Revit Users group, which meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Revit and BIM application users range from beginner to expert skill levels. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for Revit Users, AutoCAD Architecture (previously Architectural Desktop), AutoCAD and other BIM-related tools.
AGC Houston members are supporting this new network, which is an alliance of Houston construction companies, associations and related businesses. Visit the website.
AGC Houston, along with and seven other Texas AGC chapters, are is participating in the AGC Compensation & Benefits Survey, which has been conducted for the past 15 years.
AGC needs your help!
By now, AGC members (GCs and SCs with annual sales revenues over $10M) have all received an email regarding survey participation details. Please consider taking part in this valuable survey. All participating companies will receive a discount on the purchase of the full survey results.
The survey is conducted by a third party firm, Lane, Gorman, Trubitt, PLLC, and confidentiality is maintained in that neither company nor company code designations are provided other than a participant alphabetical listing.
For details, visit www.texasconstructionsalaries.com
or contact Tamara Hancock at email@example.com
AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of our 2017 project award competitions! The Alliant Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions are now accepting applications.
Balfour Beatty Construction’s Houston and North Texas offices hosted their 11th and 6th Annual Night of Comedy during which talented and daring employees performed whimsical stand-up routines during two nights in each city. Through sponsorships, ticket sales and raffles, the teams raised a total of $115,000 for charity.
The Houston office proceeds totaled $90,000 and benefit Faith In Practice. Balfour Beatty's north Texas office raised $25,000 for the American Heart Association, Dallas Museum of Art, The Elizabeth Weeks Foundation, Make-A-Wish North Texas, The Perot Foundation, and Texas Health Resources Foundation.
Balfour Beatty expresses a heartfelt thank you to the comedians, trade partners, volunteers, and audience members for ensuring a good-humored night to remember! Photos by Tom Flaherty.
Linbeck Group, LLC recently completed downtown Houston’s historic Sunset Coffee Building restoration, located at Allen’s Landing near Main and Commerce streets. Purchased by Buffalo Bayou Partnership (BBP) in 2003 as part of its master plan to transform a 10-mile stretch of the neglected Buffalo Bayou into a thriving waterfront, the 12,700-square-foot former coffee-roasting facility required extensive work to rehabilitate the 1910 industrial building into a recreational and cultural center featuring a rooftop terrace for events, an outdoor plaza, a canoe, kayak and bike rental facility, café and office space for Buffalo Bayou Partnership.
Designed by the nationally recognized architecture firm Lake | Flato, along with local architect BNIM and landscape architect SWA Group, the Sunset Coffee Building will be Buffalo Bayou’s premier recreational and cultural center. The building will house BBP’s offices, a rooftop terrace, a paddle craft/bike rental facility, and an outdoor plaza.
Enroll today and attend this Free Seminar September 15 At AGC Houston.
Join Julie Schatz, CompGroup AGC Program Manager, as she presents an educational program on improving profits while reducing insurance premiums. This free program is open to company owners, HR directors, risk managers and safety directors.
AGC members receive valuable discounts of up to 29% on select FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® shipping services, up to 70% on FedEx Freight® shipping services. There are no costs and no minimum shipping, copy or print requirements to take advantage of this great member benefit.
• 2,000 discounted core-contract items
• 400 custom priced items based on your buying preferences
• 15% off web/retail price on most products outside of core-contract items
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4400 Post Oak Pkwy
Houston, Texas 77027
AZTEC Engineering Group, Inc.
Jolene Eulitt Rock
2500 Wilcrest, #300
Houston, Texas 77042
13507 Taylorcrest Rd
Houston, Texas 77079-6050
Summit Alarm Systems, Inc.
8950 Westpark, Suite 104
Houston, Texas 77063
TERRA Engineering Group Corp.
PO Box 993
Fulshear, Texas 77441-0993
P. O. Box 178
Cypress, Texas 77410