Members' Edge
Events

 
Designed for owners, architects and all AGC Houston members, this tournament has been bringing the A/E/C industry together for 23 years! Hurry! Team Registration And Hole Sponsorships end  April 1, 2018
 
Full registration details here


March 23 & 24: AGC Houston Barbecue Cook-Off & Fair- Tickets Only Available Through Cook-Teams. No Tickets Sold On Site

April 9: AGC/AIA Golf Tournament At Champions Golf Club

April 26:  Advocacy Breakfast Featuring Harris County Judge Ed Emmett

September 22: SAVE THE DATE! APEX Awards Gala at The Houstonian. Sponsorships now open!

 

 

  
AGC Houston Barbecue Cook-Off To Raise Funds For NextOp

During the Barbecue Cook-Off March 23 and 24, AGC Houston and cook teams will be selling commemorative t-shirts and raising funds for NextOp, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects military leaders to construction industry careers.
 
Shirts Available For Purchase Now! One of a kind, these shirts are 50/50 (cotton/polyester) and come in adult sizes small through XXX-Large. Just $25.

 
Enter Your Outstanding Construction Projects!
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Great Sponsorship Opportunities! Details Here.
 
 
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Membership Benefits

AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations.When it comes to your company's bottom-line, your membership in AGC pays dividends. These value added discounts will give you the competitive advantage over your competition. Save on BP, FedEx, GM and more! 

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AGC of America now offers exclusive savings with G&K Services Inc. to enhance your company's image and safety with the highest quality work apparel and facility products. 

Additional benefits include:
  • Free Site Assessment, Cost Comparison, and Set Up of New Customers 
  • 20% Discount Off Standard Pricing
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • ​Safety, Flame Resistant and High Visibility Options Available
AGC News
Construction Official Urges Congress to Act Quickly to Pass New Infrastructure Legislation Now that the President Has Outlined an Ambitious Plan to Invest $200 Billion in New Federal Funds

Stephen E. Sandherr, CEO of AGC of America, released a press release on February 12, 2018 in reaction to the release of President Trump’s proposal to improve and rebuild the country’s aging public works, including roads, bridges, airports, waterways and clean water systems.

AGC spoke out against proposed guidelines that would make establishing new mitigation banks more onerous.  The draft guidelines would make investment in mitigation less attractive and increase the cost of projects that rely on robust mitigation banks to comply with legal requirements and stay on budget.

American Door Products
Baker Triangle
Education/Training

 

This award gives special recognition to a construction industry employee who most exemplifies the highest standards of excellence.All construction industry employees are eligible including employees of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service companies, architects and engineers. Details here.

 
Proline Supply Company
Safety
Thursday, March 29, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at AGC Houston
 
To celebrate and promote  National Ladder Safety Month in March, AGC Houston is excited to sponsor a National Ladder Safety Symposium March 29, 2018.  AGC, The University of Texas at Arlington, OSHA and the American Ladder Institute will offer a safety symposium, which will also be broadcast live. Register here.
 
Member News
  

Peckar & Abramson, P.C.  is pleased to announce that Construction Litigation and Transactional lawyer Christopher A. Ruhman has joined the firm's Houston office as Senior Counsel. Ruhman has represented general contractors, corporate and individual owners, developers, subcontractors, vendors/suppliers and material manufacturers on projects including the new construction, renovation and build-out of large commercial properties and complexes, multi-purpose/multi-use projects, offices and warehouse spaces, multi-family projects including high-rise and low-rise condominiums and apartments throughout Texas.

Congratulations to the entire team at Vaughn Construction for celebrating its 30thanniversary this month! The company recently announced that it has substantially completed the Houston Methodist West Hospital expansion, which includes a six-story addition following the central plant expansion and parking garage completed this year. Vaughn Construction is currently serving as construction manager-at-risk for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter expansion project, breaking ground in January for a 32,000 square-foot expansion. Recently, Vaughn Construction announced the topping out of the new MD Anderson Cancer Center regional treatment center in The Woodland.


Congratulations to Linbeck Group, LLC’s David Stueckler, President and CEO, on being named AGC of America Chair for the Building Division. This is the second recent member of the Linbeck Group, LLC leadership team to hold a position on the AGC of America Board of Directors. Chuck Greco, President & CEO of Linbeck Group, LLC served as AGC of America Chairman in 2015 and led the Lean Construction Forum from 209-2011.

 

In February, the company celebrated its 80thanniversary, hosting a company-wide celebration at a meeting in Sugar Land. Congratulations to everyone at Linbeck Group, LLC on reaching this incredible milestone! The company, formed by Leo Linbeck, Sr., has been a member of AGC Houston since 1941!

News you can Use

The construction sector led the nation with 61,000 additional jobs in February, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, and the country added a total of 313,000 jobs. The construction industry saw the largest employment expansion in 11 years.

On Friday, February 16, 2018, the Austin City Council passed a long-discussed ordinance requiring employers to provide employees with paid sick and safe leave ("PSL"). Austin is the first city in the South ever to enact such a law. This law, which will become effective October 1, 2018, will affect all employers with employees who work at least 80 hours in Austin during a calendar year. Read the article from the National Law Review here and look for an industry outlook article from Andrews Myers, PC attorney Tony Stergio soon to be published in Member’s Edge.

The Architecture Billings Index increased in February, and American Institute of Architects chief economist Kermit Baker said the organization remains "optimistic about the trends we're seeing at architecture firms this year." Multifamily housing and institutional specialization are especially strong sectors.

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its key interest rate to a range between 1.5% and 1.75%, an increase of a quarter of a percentage point, in its first meeting under Chairman Jerome Powell. The rate-setting committee responded to a stronger economic outlook by signaling a brisker rate of increases in 2019 and 2020 than it has suggested in the past.

The OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference will provide an ideal forum to learn about new and ever changing safety products, processes, procedures and technology in the construction industry.
This conference is expected to draw between 600-800 attendees from both construction and industrial sectors, twice the size of the previous conference held in Dallas. Plenty of sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities!

New Members
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs
Capital Plus Construction Services
Heather Kinsley
11757 Katy Freeway #1300
Houston, Texas 77090
(865) 670-2345
www.capitalplus.com

Infinite Forge International
Jennifer Salazar
9705 Port Erroll Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095
(281) 758-8644
www.infiniteforgeint.com

Marlin Construction, LLC
Trish Josephs
10403 Kansack Lane
Houston, Texas 77086
(713) 444-5202
 
Polk Mechanical Co.
Laura Gautreau
11875 Cutten Rd.
Houston, Texas 77066
(281) 397-5800

Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
Deborah Jenney
6922 Cavalcade St.
Houston, Texas 77028-5802
(713) 844-9600

WTL Builders Inc, dba Texas Fence
Preston Lange
17226 Bamwood Rd.
Houston, Texas 77090
(832) 786-7492
 
 

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