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Construction employment increased by 11,000 jobs in May to the highest level since October 2008, and average weekly hours set a series high for May as contractors struggled to find enough workers to meet demand for projects, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. Association officials urged lawmakers and other public officials to address the growing shortage of available qualified workers by funding and reinvigorating career and technical education programs.
AGC of America Chief Economist Ken Simonson's latest DataDIGest, a one-page summary of economic news relevant to construction.
Forty-four percent of highway contractors have experienced a work-zone vehicle crash in the last year, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. More than 80 percent say the risk of such crashes has increased in the last decade.
Following months of hard work, the AGC-TBB team would like to thank and congratulate the authors and sponsors of three key pieces of legislation that have survived the Texas Legislature and now await the governor's approval.
include: State Breach of Contract – House Bill 2121; School Background Checks – House Bill 3270; and Contractor Liability for Defects – Senate Bill 1215.
AGC-TBB staff will coordinate letters from individual AGC chapters and member companies urging Gov. Greg Abbott to sign the bills. We will need to copy Lt. Gov. Patrick, Speaker Straus, and the bills' authors and
sponsors on those letters. AGC members attending the Texas Building Branch convention June 18-21 at the
C'oeur d'Alene Resort in Idaho will be briefed about the Legislative Session and the upcoming Special Session.
Hurricanes and the effects of severe thunderstorms pose
high risks to construction sites, with their incomplete structures; expensive
machinery and equipment; flood-prone excavations; and building materials that
can quickly become projectiles in high winds.
AGC Houston Safety Committee has prepared the "Guidelines for Creation of
Emergency Preparedness Plan," a highly useful free document. Click here
download the document.
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.
On Friday, June 9, 2017, Texas A&M held a topping out ceremony for the new 250-room, 250,000 square-foot hotel and 23,000 square-foot conference center being built by Gilbane Building Company.
Located directly adjacent to Kyle Field on the corner of Wellborn Rd. and Joe Routt Blvd., the eight-story facility will feature 12 suites, a bar, restaurant and retail. The conference center will will be anchored by a glass and brick tower, containing a full-service restaurant and adjoining 12th Man Lounge at street and terrace levels. The targeted occupancy is August 2018.
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AGC Houston members welcome! Register today and celebrate safety!
All Safety Stand-Down participating companies will be recognized! Honoring the Safety Excellence Award recipients and the Ray Lambright Award recipient.
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Undocumented workers and the businesses that knowingly or unknowingly employ them are coming under the microscope. President Trump has implemented two immigration bans, is challenging so-called "Sanctuary Cities" that do not help Federal immigration enforcement, has instructed government agencies to become more aggressive in enforcement of immigration laws, and is already reviewing proposals to strengthen the border wall.
How can Texas contractors offset the impact of the current labor shortage crisis, complete jobs and not run afoul of any contractual default provisions? Read more
in this article penned by Michael Kelsheimer
and J.P. B. Vogel
of Gray Reed & McGraw, LLP
as they tackle I-9 Compliance Policy issues, along with audit guidance and other key labor topics.
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.
OSHA has announced the release of the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool. The new app, available for Android and iPhone, is a collaborative effort between OSHA and NIOSH to update the OSHA Heat Safety Tool.
Anyone using the current OSHA Heat Safety Tool is encouraged to download the new OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool. The OSHA Heat Safety Tool will be available through September 30, 2017.
for Apple link Click here
for Android link
On June 23, 2017, experts in wood science and building enclosures, will be leading seminars focused on the effects of moisture on wood as a building material, as well as design considerations and best practices associated with detailing for durable wood structures. The first half of the workshop will focus on how wood is affected by moisture, how moisture travels through wood, and wood’s relationship with humidity and liquid water. The second half will highlight wood-frame assemblies for walls, low-slope roofs and balconies.
San Jacinto College, North Campus, will be hosting a Career Fair in July and is inviting interested AGC Houston members to be part of the event, which will take place at its new Center for Industrial Technology building.
Interested companies should contact:
Olga Garza, San Jacinto College, Sr. Administrative Assistant | Business &Technology Division
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