AGC Texas Building Branch has announced that it will release the list of winning projects the week of April 30-May 4. AGC Houston will contact all chapter entrants with the news. The awards will be held at the AGC TBB Annual Convention June 6-9, 2018.
EPA Considers Permitting Discharges to Groundwater Under the Clean Water Act
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comment (link is external) until May 21, 2018 on several topics related to the question of whether the federal government should use the Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program to regulate discharges to (or through) groundwater that hydrologically connects to a "Water of the United States" (WOTUS).
AGC is seeking more information from members on how this EPA action may impact contractors that own/operate stormwater infrastructure that "treats" or "stores" water runoff. This would include features that infiltrate stormwater or process water underground such as injection wells, underground tanks, surface water impoundments, retention or detention ponds, artificially constructed wetlands, treatment lagoons, or groundwater recharge and reuse systems.
AGC News, the single source for news and updates relevant to the construction industry, was recently unveiled at News.AGC.org. AGC's coverage of legislation, environmental regulations, association education resources, construction economic data, and more, is now available in a single spot. Bookmark News.AGC.org and check often for the latest updates.
AGC Members receive a 10% discount when they call (866) 906-9190 to register for a course. Please provide the member code (AGCHOU) when you call.
JE Dunn Construction
is pleased to welcome Patrick Dennis
as the new Houston office leader where he will oversee all operations in the Houston metropolitan area and southeast Texas.
Dennis is a graduate of Texas A&M University and brings more than 22 years of construction experience to the Houston team. Prior to joining JE Dunn, Patrick was the president of construction for a prominent Houston development company where he created a solid reputation and record of accomplishment for building and leading top performing teams that produced optimum results. Dennis has a very broad and diverse level of project type and delivery experience.
has joined Slack & Co Contracting, Inc. as Chief Operating Officer. He is
working with the company’s management team to put the processes in place to
support Slack & Co.’s growth.
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Insights On Growing Capacity - May 4, 2018 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Small and minority-owned commercial construction trade companies are invited to an interactive luncheon to hear from some of the city's leading General Contractors on how to grow their businesses.
• Linbeck Group, LLC
• McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
• Vaughn Construction
Join us for a friendly indoor shooting competition supporting active military and veterans in construction.
Wednesday, May 30 3:30 - 7:30pm
Registration and Sponsorship Deadline: May 25, 3018
AGC Houston and the American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter Houston members teed it up at
Champions Golf Club on Monday, April 9 for the 23rd Annual AGC/AIA Golf Tournament. The event drew more than 250 golfers, representing the design and construction industry as well as owners. This year, the golf tournament raised $20,000 for ACE Mentor Program Houston, Inc. The program mentors high school students to find their way into the architecture, construction and engineering industries. To date, 79 Houston area schools offer an ACE Mentor Program to their students.
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Dodge Data and Analytics has identified seven key performance indicator categories that are most effective for helping construction companies manage a project. The proper indicators, which include safety/inspections and productivity, must be based on the project's goals and work toward process improvements.
There’s a new paid
leave mandate on the books and it’s going to affect many Texas employers. On February 16, 2018, the
Austin City Council passed a long-discussed ordinance requiring employers to give
their Austin employees paid sick leave regardless of what city the employer
is based out of. Most employers (those with more than 5 employees) must
provide this leave starting on October 1, 2018. Austin is the first city in the South ever to enact such a law.
Read the full article by Andrews Myers, PC attorneys Tony Stergio and Andrew Clark.
A 145-megawatt wind farm is being planned in Cameron County,
Texas. The $200 million project will require the installation of 46 turbines
and is expected to be completed in 2019. ACCIONA Energia, the renewable energy subsidiary of Spanish infrastructure company ACCIONA, announced that it would build its second wind farm in Texas, the 145 MW Palmas Atlas wind farm located in Cameron County.
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!
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