The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction
. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1 to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years) from the AGC Education and Research Foundation.
The complete list of criteria can be found here
. Students can apply here
The Associated General Contractors of America urged state and local officials in California to reject or repeal proposals to punish companies and their employees for working on border security projects on behalf of the United States government. Association officials also noted, in a letter
to the state and local lawmakers, that the federal courts will strike down any such discriminatory and obstructive measures.
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!
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
Even with a massive rain storm Friday night, more than 4,000 people converged on the Sam Houston Race Park to enjoy the festivities at the client networking parties hosted by 38 cook teams. On Saturday, the clouds parted in time to welcome 4,000 more attendees to the family fun day, which featured numerous children activities in the Kids’ Zone. To all of our cooking teams, sponsors and volunteers, thank you for making this one of the best barbecue cook-offs in AGC Houston history. Congratulations to the teams that placed and took home an award, and a special thanks to the 2017 Barbecue Cook-off Committee, our sponsors and volunteers for making this such a successful event.
for a full listing on the teams, winners and sponsors. To view winning team photos, click here
More than 155 AGC members from across the state headed to the Capitol in full force on March 22 to meet with legislators and representatives. AGC Houston's Government Affairs Committee sponsored the event, which drew more than 30 members, including Leadership AGC current and past participants. Eight students from Prairie View A&M also joined the event, as the AGC chartered bus made a pit stop at the School of Architecture on its route to Austin. The AGC Legislative Day serves to advocate issues the commercial construction industry faces before House and Senate members and their staff. In all, the AGC Houston group visited 21 representatives and senators.
The new OSHA 30-hour class
led by Kim Mason, AGC Houston Director of Safety Services, kicked off March 15
in our north training room. Both north and south adjoining training rooms have
recently been upgraded with beautiful new cherry-wood tables and chairs.
Next time you come by the AGC Houston office, be sure to take a peek!
We are happy to announce a new, smiling face to our team! Tasha Hernandez
joined AGC Houston on March 20, 2017 as Administrative Assistant, working towards becoming our in-house database expert. Born and raised in Houston, Tasha attended University of Houston - Downtown and has been working in the retail management industry.
Ready for a career change, she heeded the advice of her sister—and fellow AGC Houston staffer, Tamara Hancock—and found a new home. In her spare time, Tasha loves to cook and raise her daughter, Ariana. Welcome to the AGC Houston family!
TDIndustries recently opened its newly built Houston office, bringing a year-long construction process to a close. The office sits on a 10-acre property on Derrington Road northwest of downtown Houston. The campus includes a two-story office building and warehouse totaling 51,000 square feet, as well as a detached assembly shop with an additional 6,000 square feet.
Gilbane Building Company and the Gilbane family was recently honored with the CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare Legacy Award. This award is given in recognition of the donation of time, talent and financial resources to help those in need.
"We are thrilled to honor Gilbane Building Company and the Gilbane Family for their selfless work for our communities" said Les Cave, president of CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare. "It’s the support of the Greater Houston communities over the past decade and the countless efforts of our generous donors, tireless volunteers, and dedicated staff that make our Foundation able to serve those across the Houston area and beyond."
The 13th annual Spring Luncheon was held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. This year’s luncheon raised funds for the integration of mental health care services into the Foundation’s primary care clinics.
Small business is the heartbeat of America, and Sarah Shoemaker, Working Object Janitorial Service,
is doing her part to keep America healthy and strong. For the past 20 years, she has learned the secrets to enduring the hard seasons of business and withstanding the ups and downs that come with being an entrepreneur. As a young African American woman, she has navigated the many obstacles that present themselves when it comes to running a successful small business. Twenty years ago, she had a vision of providing quality post-construction janitorial services to home builders, as well as commercial builders in the Houston area.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration launched its "Safe and Sound Campaign
" recently, calling on employers to review their safety and health programs to protect workers, and reduce workplace injuries and deaths.
Attention OSHA Outreach Trainers!
OSHA revises program guidelines to improve worker training program.
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs
F. P. Machine
New Ulm, Texas 78950
Branchwood Development, LLC
2009 N. Durham Dr.
Houston, Texas 77080
Honeywell Building Solutions
Kingwood, Texas 77345-2062
Coastal Ice, Inc.
6004 N. Shephard Dr.
Houston, Texas 77091
4555 Dacoma, Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77092