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We could not do the Barbecue Cook-Off without you! Please note, no tickets will be sold on site except for Kids' Zone wristbands. Tickets available only through cook teams. 

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All members welcome! Join AGC in Austin for a chance to visit your state legislator and discuss the issues and potential policies facing the construction industry. Transportation and lunch at the Capitol provided!
 

Submission deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00 pm CST  

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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
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Call 1-855-350-8656 or complete the easy-to-use online form at reliant.com/agc
 
AGC News

Thirty-nine states added construction jobs between January 2016 and January 2017, while 38 states and Washington,D.C. added construction jobs between December and January, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America and the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Many firms reported not finding enough qualified workers to hire as they work to keep pace with growing demand.
 

Have you explored the Construction Industry Compliance Assistance (CICA) Center yet? The AGC-supported CICA Center is a unique, free resource on environmental compliance and sustainability that is open to the entire U.S. construction industry. AGC is also pleased to announce and welcome StormwaterONE as CICA’s 2017 Platinum Level Supporter. Find out why 14,000 visitors access the CICA Center each month abd explore www.cicacenter.org.

  
AGC of America and its Texas chapters launched a campaign designed to highlight the many benefits of working in the construction industry. Entitled Texas Builds, the campaign relies on testimonials from dozens of construction workers throughout Texas touting the industry's commitment to safety and the many career opportunities.
Help AGC promote and grow the construction industry by sharing the website and videos with colleagues, industry partners and family!

Joslin Construction
BMF Solutions, LLP
Proline Supply Company
Safety
AGC Houston members support this new network, which is an alliance of Houston construction companies, associations and related businesses. The Construction Safety Network meets monthly.
Open to all AGC Houston members, this committee of safety professionals meets monthly to discuss issues and regulations that affect the commercial construction industry. RSVP to Kim Mason.
Here's Looking at You
On March 7, 2017, with the support of the AGC Sporting Clays Event Committee, the chapter raised approximately $30,000 to benefit the Government Affairs Committee's Advocacy Fund. The sold out event brought 56 teams on both shooting courses at the Greater Houston Gun Club. A special thanks to our teams, sponsors and volunteers for making this a huge success and congratulations to the winners!

Top Overall Shooter: David Haynes
Top Overall Lady Shooter: Kellie Vasquez 
1st Place Team: Skanska – 277
2nd Place Team: Cokinos & Young – 272
3rd Place Team: Peckar & Abramson, PC – 261

Click here for a full listing on the winning team members and sponsors.
 
  
W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. and Brookstone, LP, were recognized for Safety Excellence at the Willis Towers Safety Awards Breakfast March 8, 2017 in conjunction with the AGC of America Convention in Las Vegas.

The companies were judged nationally for their overall safety and health program, commitment to safety regarding new programs, increased employee involvement in safety, management’s commitment to safety and no fatality or multi-catastrophic injuries in the past year.

Congratulations to W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. on winning both First Place in the Building Division 50,000 to 750,000 work-hours category and the Grand Award for Construction Safety Excellence. The company was selected among each category's first-place winners and determined the "Best of the Best" of the 2017 Construction Safety Awards.

Pictured from the W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. are Laura Bellows, Tommy Lee and Tony Mansoorian accepting the Grand Award for Construction Safety Excellence.

Congratulations also to Brookstone, LP for capturing First Place in the Building Division Under 150,000 work-hours category.

This marked the 18th year AGC of America has held the Construction Safety Excellence Awards—a nationally-coveted award, which recognizes construction companies in the following divisions: Building; Construction Management; Utility Infrastructure; Service Provider & Supplier; Heavy; Specialty; and Highway.

Congratulations to Linbeck Group, LLC on winning an AGC of America Alliant Build America Award for the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/UC Health Proton Therapy Center in the Building New $10-$99 M category! The $120 million facility is one of the most advanced proton research and cancer treatment centers in the world.

The awards recognize general contractors and specialty contractors working as prime contractor for projects completed between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017. The awards were presented at a ceremony on March 8 at the 98th annual convention in Las Vegas. 
 
Member News
On Monday, April 3, 2017, Ethan Cowles, principal at FMI, will present key findings on today’s prefabrication environment and discuss relevant implications for contractors.
The event will take place at Marek’s training facility and will begin with a networking opportunity at 4:30 p.m., followed by a presentation and discussion from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

  
JE Dunn Houston office leader, Emre Ozcan, (pictured with microphone) was a panelist at Bisnow’s Big South Healthcare Event held at the Westin Oaks Galleria Houston on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Along with representatives from Memorial Hermann, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center, they discussed a myriad of issues concerning the topic "Healthcare Design & Construction: Facilities Management."

While discussing various challenges and possible solutions, Ozcan emphasized the importance of a collaborative preconstruction effort involving all project stakeholders and the importance of advanced technologies such as Building Information Modeling. 

Congratulations to Gilbane Building Company, Linbeck Group, LLC and Vaughn Construction on winning several awards at the 2017 American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter - Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Gala on February 20, 2017.The members of the ASA nominate individuals and firms each year in various categories. The nominations are then sent back to the membership for a vote, with the top five in each category being recognized at the Annual Excellence in Construction Awards Gala.

2016 General Contractor of the Year: Vaughn Construction

2016 General Contractor Safety Award: Vaughn Construction

2016 Project Manager of the Year: Todd Hudson, Vaughn Construction

2016 Project Superintendent of the Year: Tim Alvarez, Vaughn Construction

2016 Project of the Year Over $25 Million: Phillips 66 Corporate Headquarters Campus, Gilbane Building Company

2016 Project of the Year Between $15 - $25 Million: Houston Methodist, The Woodlands Medical Office Building 1, Vaughn Construction

2016 Project of the Year Under $5 Million: YES Prep Public Schools District Office, Linbeck Group, LLC

 
News you can Use
ACE Mentor Houston held its annual Building Blocks Breakfast on Tuesday, February 21st at the Junior League of Houston.  The event honors the contributions and dedication of the local mentor teams and awards are presented to the mentors of the year. With more than 280 students being mentored throughout Houston, ACE Mentor Houston is one of the largest ACE affiliates in the country.

Angela Cotie, Gilbane Building Co., ACE Houston Affiliate Chairman of the Board stated,"Our mentors give their time, energy and talents to the kids of Houston every week.  We are excited to have an opportunity to celebrate all of our incredible mentors.
Hearing the students talk about their experience and how it has affected their future, really brings a new appreciation for what are mentors are doing. We are proud of how strong our affiliate has become and we are starting to see it reflect in our industry on a professional level" 

AGC Houston is proud to support ACE Mentor Houston! Don't forget to sign up of the AGC/AIA Golf Tournament April 24, 2017 with proceeds going to ACE Mentor Houston!
The Environmental Protection Agency's 2017 construction general permit, effective February 16, 2017, makes 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.
Attention OSHA Outreach Trainers!
OSHA revises program guidelines to improve worker training program. 
New documents include Program Requirements and separate Industry Procedures for ConstructionGeneral IndustryMaritime, and Disaster Site Worker.
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.
New Members
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs

B2Z Engineering

Oliver Salgado
oliver@B2ZEng.com
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Katy, Texas 77494
(832) 913-5096
www.B2ZEng.com
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MEMCO
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www.renegadefire.com



 

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