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Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between September 2016 and September 2017, while 26 states added construction jobs between August and September as some state employment levels were impacted by recent hurricanes, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that construction employment in many parts of the country would have been higher if more qualified workers were available.
FMI's national survey finds 89 percent of participants report talent shortages and 75 percent are investing in people programs to develop and retain people.

One of the key findings is that most respondents are not identifying and developing high-potential employees—a missed opportunity to push young people into leadership roles and create a sustainable leadership pipeline.
Contractors in Louisiana are worried that the hurricanes in Houston and Florida could have a significant impact on the construction labor market in a region still working to bounce back from the 2016 floods. According to Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors of America Chief Economist, enough work exists in Louisiana, meaning there is "little incentive" for workers to leave the state.
Hotel construction was up six percent nationally between September 2016 and September 2017, although it is increasing at a less rapid rate than last year. However, for the same period in Houston, hotel building was down 15 percent, attributable in part to Hurricane Harvey.
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
AGC News
Celebrating 100 Years of Construction!
February 26-28, 2018 | New Orleans, LA
AGC Houston members, Save $300 In Registration Fees through October 31, 2017.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary at the Boogie Woogie Bugle Bash, benefiting the Education & Research Foundation. February 25, 2018, 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the National WWII Museum.

Click here for all the conference and gala details.
Each year, the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate-level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET- or ACCE-accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. 

AGC Houston is pleased to announce that applications for the Patrick J. Kiley Excellence In Leadership Scholarship are now being accepted through January 31, 2018. We're excited to announce that a new streamlined scholarship application process is being implemented this year. The Greater Houston Community Foundation will be managing the applications.

Applicants will need to set up an account, identify the scholarship and complete the application online.

For specific information related to the application process, please click here.
AGC of America Chief Executive Officer Stephen E. Sandherr and Tom Couling, Zachry Construction, the chair of AGC’s environmental forum, joined senior officials at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  in the launch of the agency’s Smart Sectors program.  EPA invited AGC to partner on an aggressive effort to eliminate or improve harmful rules that have failed to deliver results and stifled economic growth. 

For more information, go to or contact Melinda Tomaino at (703) 837-5415 or
Hurricane Harvey Related News
AGC Houston is proud to support AGC Charities, Inc. through AGC of America, which will be dispersed to employees of AGC member companies who were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

AGC Houston encourages all members of the commercial construction industry to aid with disaster relief by donating to AGC Charities, Inc.
To apply for financial relief, please visit for more details. Please encourage members of your workforce to apply for financial relief. Completed forms must be sent to

Do you have stories to tell about your own company fundraising efforts to help out your employees? Please contact Catherine Bezman.

Repair Permits
As Houston homeowners rebuild, it's important to ensure that you have the proper permits to move forward. The Houston Permitting Center is making this easier by opening satellite permitting centers throughout the city and has extended hours at all locations. For a list of locations and tips for making repairs to your homes, click here.

Report Your Debris
The city's Solid Waste Management Department is working to remove debris as quickly as possible throughout Houston. Be sure the city knows about your damage and debris by submitting a report on or on the Houston 311 App for smartphones. Please note that calling 311 repeatedly will not increase the speed by which your debris is collected. For information on debris management, visit
American Door Products
Baker Triangle
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On Thursday, October 19, 2017, the Rice Design Alliance held its Gala Underwriting party at the Moody Center for the Arts on the campus of Rice University. Designed by Los Angeles–based Michael Maltzan Architecture, the 50,000-square-foot, $30 million center serves the campus and general public as an experimental platform for making and showcasing works across disciplines through deliberately flexible interior spaces.

Built by Linbeck Group, LLC,  the facade  is framed by steel and integrates a secondary steel web that spans from the second floor to the roof continuously along the entire facade. In September, the facility won a design honor from AIA California Council.
Joslin Construction
Proline Supply Company
Membership Benefits
AGC members are eligible to participate in more than 20 discount programs specially designed to meet the needs of contractors. Whether you are looking to purchase a new vehicle for your fleet or for ways to cut costs on fuel and shipping, AGC programs can save you money. Enroll and maximize the value of your membership. Discover more.
The ConstructorCast is AGC of America's monthly podcast covering all the news, views and interviews relevant to your construction business. Each month, we pick a new topic and sit down with experts to go in depth on some of the most pressing subjects in the construction industry. Search for it on your mobile device's podcast app to subscribe, or visit our website for more information.

Topics include: 
Through the AGC Shipping Program, receive competitive discounts on qualifying LTL (less-than-truckload) shipments greater than 150 lbs. It's free to enroll and there are no minimum shipping requirements.

UPS Freight®
Day-definite, on-time guarantee at no additional charge. Reliable regional, inter-regional and long-haul solutions. Expedited shipping available for last-minute needs.

YRC Freight®
Guaranteed, expedited and time-definite air and ground service with proactive notification, backed by 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Highly reliable, expedited service throughout North America, including cross-border to and from Canada.

Reliable transportation and supply chain management services for virtually any shipping situation. Estes meets deadlines with its standard transit times that might require expedited service from other carriers.
Here's Looking at You
OSHA recommends Outreach Training Programs as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. To that end, AGC Houston Director Of Safety Kim Mason regularly teaches construction workers the OSHA 30-Hour course, which runs for five weeks. This one kicked off Wednesday October 18 and will finish on November 15, 2017. This course is designed for project management site supervision and field employees involved in the construction industry. 

OSHA 10-hour Safety Course begins November 1! Perfect for new field workers or entry level construction worker’s general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site. Click here for details.
New Members
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs
Commercial Kitchens, Inc.
Carol Eads
2320 Peyton Road
Houston, Texas 77032
(281) 442-8001
MDS Maintenance, LLC
James Mason
222 E. Houston St., Suite 1504
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(713) 730-3302

Johnson & Powell Doors and Hardware
Marti Johnson
8601 Jameel Rd., Ste. 190
Houston, Texas 77040
(713) 460-3667

Nash Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Sheryl Nash
14106 Packard
Houston, Texas 77040
(832) 375-0099

NBG Constructors
Caryl Coronis
9702 Synott
Houston, Texas 77083
(281) 251-6100




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