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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
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.
AGC News
AGC of America continues to hear from many members about the labor market's tightness. While it is clear that worker shortages are, in some cases, a significant problem for many contractors, AGC needs to determine what steps firms are taking to cope with tight labor markets and improve the supply of new, qualified workers.

We need your help to take a few minutes to complete the following workforce survey. The more people understand the scope, and consequences, of a tight construction labor market, the more likely they are to act on the measures we identify in our Workforce Development Plan that are designed to make it easier for school systems, local associations and private firms to establish career and technical education and training programs.
AGC of America is inviting members to support its Centennial Operation Opening Doors project to renovate an historic dairy barn that will serve as the new national headquarters for the Warrior Canine Connection.

The Warrior Canine Connection is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans with invisible injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder return home from combat and learn to reintegrate into society by training service dogs for fellow veterans.
Please consider donating materials, labor, or money to help with this mission. For more information email Brian Turmail at
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by a voice vote. The bipartisan vote shows the broad support for the bill, which reforms and reinvigorates the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act to meet the current workforce needs through better program alignment, better reporting, increased work-based learning, promoting industry-recognized credentials and increased federal investment. The bill generally addresses AGC's recommendations, and AGC is calling on the U.S. Senate to swiftly consider the bill. Contact your Senators and urge them to support the bill.
Forty-four percent of highway contractors have experienced a work zone vehicle crash in the past 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.
Joslin Construction
Baker Triangle

Come hear presentations and discussions on innovative technology trends and topics regarding the commercial construction industry. Project teams will offer insight on construction technology trends, emerging innovations, budgeting, system integrations and more. #AGCtech

See the full conference details here.

Member News
The Houston office of Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. announced the promotion of four senior leaders in its commercial construction business. Saied Alavi, George Kissamis, Phil Nevlud and Jorge Rodriguez will serve as the senior management team leading sales and operation for core and tenant drywall, accoustical ceilings, paint, specialty finishes, flooring, fabric panels, shades, and special remodel projects. This team represents a tenure ranging from from 20 to 35 years and has led the company's work on some of Houston's most significant projects including multiple projects in the Texas Medical Center, ExxonMobil's Woodlands campus and many other corporate interior build outs.
The joint venture of Austin Commercial and Gilbane Building Company, nationally recognized leaders in construction services, has been selected by the City of Houston as the Construction Manager for the delivery of the Houston Airport System Mickey Leland International Terminal located at George Bush International Airport.   

The new terminal will be larger than the existing terminal in terms of size and operational capacity and will have enhanced features through contemporary design to include spacious ticket counters, expanded security checkpoints, waiting areas, modern concessions, clubrooms and restroom facilities. 
Gilbane Building Company has announced that construction on the Menil Drawing Institute has entered its final stages, with key milestones having been celebrated in April and May to complete the exterior installation of the steel canopies, and final installation of the Port Orford cedar cladding of the building.  Once the exterior work is completed, white oak trees will be planted in the courtyards as part of the landscaping that will highlight this beautiful campus.
On June 29, 2017, Andrews Myers, PC hosted an Open House event to celebrate its new Houston home at 1885 Saint James Place, a new professional building located near the Galleria area. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a tour of the new space.

The firm relocated its office in May  to occupy the top two floors of the new building. "We’d been searching for a new location for our growing firm for the better part of a year," said Patrick Hayes, co-managing shareholder at Andrews Myers. "It was perfect timing that our long-time client and friend Dennis Nelson and The Mission Companies, had partnered with another long-time client and friend, Tellepsen Builders, to develop 1885 St. James and that the building became available within our lease window. It’s an exceptional property and we are excited to be the anchor tenant there."
News you can Use
OSHA recently lost a bid to enforce citations for substantial violations against a general contractor. The citations at issue related to the exposure of a subcontractor's employees to excavation hazards.  An OSHA Review Commission Administrative Law Judge handed down the decision voiding the citations.
This case is especially significant in terms of OSHA's multi-employer liability theory, given that the facts of OSHA's case were particularly strong.  

Read more on this important case written by Safety Committee Member Tony Stergio, Andrews Myers, PC
On Aug. 1, OSHA will launch a web-based form that will allow employers to electronically submit required injury and illness data from their completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. The webpage will offer three options for submitting data, and includes information on reporting requirements, a list of frequently asked questions, and a link to request assistance with completing the form.
Does your organization have 50 or more employees? Do you and other supervisors know about complying with this federal labor law?
The Wage and Hour Division  is conducting in-person compliance assistance focused on raising awareness about compliance with federal labor laws in the construction industry and will host two workshops:

August 8, 2017 - Spanish
September 12, 2017 - English

Come and learn about employer coverage, employee eligibility, qualifying reasons for leave, amount of leave, and employer and employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
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.

Click here for Apple link              Click here for Android link
Proline Supply Company
Membership Benefits

Find out how your company stands in its financial data/compensation practices in the Texas commercial construction industry by participating in this annual survey.
Of the many figures that go into managing your own vehicles, one matters most to your bottom line – total cost of ownership. 
From acquisition and risk management, to maintenance and remarketing, Enterprise Fleet Management provides AGC members with quick, easy and personal access to a local account team who will handle all of the day-to-day fleet needs. 

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Here's Looking at You
AGC Houston members packed the Marriott Marquis Houston for the annual safety meeting on Thursday, June 29, 2017, which featured U.S. Hero Kris "Tanto" Paronto. The also event served to recognize the Safety Excellence Awards and Ray Lambright Award recipients, the AGC Houston Safety Committee, U.S. veterans, and companies that took part in the annual Safety Stand-Down.

The Safety Excellence Awards recognize construction companies that demonstrate leadership in safety management. Nominated by industry peers, award recipients are recognized for promoting safety excellence within their companies and on their job sites.
Congratulations on receiving these prestigious AGC Houston awards! 
Aggregate Technologies, Inc. received the Small Contractor Category
Karsten Interior Services, LP received the Large Contractor Category
DeWalt Power Tools received the Affiliate/Associate Safety Award;
Eddie Escamilla, Karsten Interior Services, LP, received the Safety Director of the Year/Ray Lambright Award
Thank you to our generous sponsors, the Safety Committee members and to everyone who supported this annual event!

View more event photos here.   View full press release here

New Members
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs
Heiken Construction, LLC
Eddie Heiken
3023 Schumann Oaks Dr.
Spring, Texas 77386-3045 
(281) 415-4554
Winco Masonry, Inc.
21240 W. Hammond Dr.
Porter, Texas 77365-4620
(281) 354-2515

Prism Electric, Inc.
6522 Bourgeois Road
Houston, Texas 77066-3110
(713) 884-7800




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