Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Opening Reception & Legislative Briefing – Austin Club
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Texas State Capitol
Legislative meetings & lunch
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While both publication have been mailed, you can also view digital editions of the AGC HOUSTON - 2017 Resource & Membership Directory
and the Winter 2017 Cornerstone
for the 2017 Resource & Membership Directory
for the Winter 2017 Cornerstone
The Associated General Contractors of America and its Texas chapters launched a new campaign on January 25, 2017 designed to highlight the many benefits of working in the construction industry. The new campaign, called Texas Builds
, relies on testimonials from dozens of construction workers throughout Texas to highlight the industry's commitment to safety and the many career opportunities that exist in the sector.
Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since November 2008 as employers increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association urged public officials to strengthen training and education programs to prepare more workers for careers in the high-paying construction field.
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.
Patrick J. Kiley presented his annual economic forecast to a full house on February 13, 2017. The event was co-hosted by SMPS and AGC Houston. Pat Kiley announced that his firm, Kiley Advisors, LLC, was acquired by FMI Corporation on January 25. "We were attracted to FMI because of their outstanding reputation, industry reach and the alignment we have with their core purpose (to build a great future for the engineering & construction industry and its leading organizations).
The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a group of marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms.
Linbeck Group, LLC, recently completed the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center and Hamon Resource and Education Center. Located in Dallas. The state-of-the-art facility is owned and operated by Presbyterian Communities and Services and named for business magnate and financier, T. Boone Pickens. It is the first campus of its kind.
For an approximate construction cost of $23 million, Linbeck erected two buildings totaling 77,500 square feet on a 9.2-acre property where PCS will offer a comprehensive approach to end-of-life care with five "Centers of Excellence Care," including the Inpatient Care Center, Child and Family Bereavement Center, Resource and Education Center, Spiritual Care Center, and Outdoor Reflection Center.
Starting February 14, 2017 and every second Tuesday of the month, the Wage and Hour Division in Houston will be conducting in-person compliance assistance focused on raising awareness about compliance with federal labor laws in the construction industry. This initiative is part of a larger effort to connect employers with the information they need to better understand their responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and other Wage and Hour laws.
On January 25, 2017, 90 U.S. congressmen wrote to President Trump about the final OSHA ruling on Crystalline Silica and its negative impact on businesses. The letter cited that the construction industry estimates it would cost nearly $5 billion per year to comply with the ruling and that other industries such as natural gas, aggregates, foundries, brick manufacturers, maritime and others would suffer.
The Environmental Protection Agency's 2017 construction general permit, taking effect February 16, 2017, will make site operators jointly and severally liable for infractions. Several industry groups oppose the provision.
Congress is expected to focus on flood insurance reform in the spring, as the National Flood Insurance Program will expire Sept. 30. Some lawmakers support the development of a private flood insurance market as part of reform.
In August 2016, the Houston Business Journal launched Crane Watch, an interactive map with details of major construction projects currently underway in the Houston area.
Project categories include education, hotel, industrial, medical, mixed-use, office, residential, retail and other. In addition to the project’s location, each description includes size, developer and/or owner, estimated completion date and other aspects. Companies are encouraged to add data to the map.
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.
Join ACE Mentor Houston to celebrate our current mentors and to hear what is new for the ACE Mentor Program for 2017.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Networking/Breakfast: 7-7:30 a.m.
Annual Update & Awards: 7:30-8 a.m.
Speaker/Program: 8-8:45 a.m.
Featuring Guest Speaker Diana Eidenshink, Interim Executive Director, ACE Mentor Program America
Attention OSHA Outreach Trainers!
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs
Kelly Burt Dozer, Inc.
P.O. Box 4413
Bryan, Texas 77805-4413
6946 Signat Dr.
Houston, Texas 77041-2719
Seyco Joist Company
1350 NASA Pkwy, Suite 130
Houston, Texas 77058