Launched in January, The Leading Edge is a bimonthly newsletter dedicated to updating AGC Houston members about safety issues in the commercial construction industry.
AGC Houston members are supporting this new network, which is an alliance of Houston construction companies, associations and related businesses. The Construction Safety Network meets monthly.
CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN THREE-FIFTHS OF NATION’S METRO AREAS BETWEEN AUGUST 2015 & 2016 AS INDUSTRY JOB OPENINGS HIT 10-YEAR HIGH
Construction employment increased in three-fifths of metro areas between August 2015 and August 2016—the smallest share in nearly three and a half years—as contractors in many areas report difficulty in finding qualified workers, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by AGC of America. Construction employment increased in 220, or 61 percent, of 358 metro areas in the past year, held steady in 62 areas, and declined in 76 areas.
Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application
opened July 1, 2016 and closes November 1, 2016.
Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry.
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.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Make Your AGC Membership Work for You! We encourage all members to attend the Member Orientation to learn about the many benefits AGC offers and how to get more involved with the chapter! You'll hear from AGC Houston staff, active members and company representatives about the many benefits AGC offers.
Receive a $100 bill credit when you activate any new 4G LTE smartphone on a two-year plan of $34.99 or higher. This includes the new iPhone 7, which is now available through Verizon.
You can also get a minimum $100 trade-in account credit on a smartphone with the purchase and activation of any new 4G LTE smartphone. This applies to new two-year device payment activation or renewals.
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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.
Nearly 200 people came to the AGC Houston Solutions Thru Technology Conference on Thursday, September 22 to hear Scott Dadich, Editor-In-Chief of WIRED magazine speak about the future of technology and real-world applications. Dadich focused on artificial intelligence, the rise of Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality as well as how technological innovations are being implemented in construction. He also captivated the audience with short video segments on technological innovations WIRED has featured. After the keynote address, attendees spent the afternoon hearing from construction industry professionals in six educational break-out sessions devoted to real case studies on technological innovations and their applications. To view photos of the event, please click here
For a complete list of exhibitors, sponsors and specific conference information, please click here
McCarthy Building Companies is constructing three major projects for the Port of Houston Authority, which will expand and modernize the facility. The projects include Bayport Wharf 2, Container Yard One and East End at Barbours Cut Terminal, and Barbours Cut Wharf 2 rehabilitation project.
This brings McCarthy’s current work with the Port of Houston Authority to approximately $121.6 million in construction costs. The Port of Houston is a 25-mile complex of 150-plus private and public industrial terminals along the 52-mile Houston Ship Channel and is consistently ranked 1st in the United States in foreign waterborne tonnage.
On October 14, 2016 Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.
will host a golf tournament at Hermann Park Golf Course to benefit Nora's Home. The center offers a home away from home for transplant patients and families. AGC Houston members interested in participating in the event can click below for the flyer.
Each Christmas, Aggregate Technologies
employees select five non-profit organizations to receive a matching company donation. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the organizations that has been consistently chosen. This summer, seven members of a Katy-area Boy Scout troop were chosen to be part of the BSA Florida National High Adventure Sea Base. The scouts fished and snorkeled for five days out of Summerland Key, just east of Key West. The boys caught mostly Schoolmaster and Mangrove Snapper six miles from the coast near the reefs.
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.
If you are involved in building healthcare buildings, this is where the architects, engineers and healthcare owners are. Come learn and network!
Owners, healthcare providers and the A/E/C industry are coming together on November 12-15, 2016 at the George R. Brown Convention Center for the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference.
Join Bautex Systems, JA Greene Construction Services and Dr. Tri Nguyen for an architectural tour of Dr. Nguyen's newest office in Spring designed by CDA Architects for a more sustainable, energy-efficient and comfortable office for patients and staff.
The tour and wine and cheese reception is hosted on October 5, 2016 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM for architects, engineers, general contractors and special guests with interest in green building materials, energy efficiency and strategies for comfortable, healthier built environments.
Humble, TX 77338
80 Wilson Rd. Suite B
Humble, Texas 77338
Texas Metal Equipment Co., Ltd.
6707 Mayard Rd.
Houston, Texas 77041
1900 West Loop South, Suite 350
Houston, Texas 77027