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Join us for a friendly indoor shooting competition supporting active military and veterans in construction.

Wednesday, May 30 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

1200 S. Mason Rd.
Katy, TX 77450
 
Registration and Sponsorship Deadline: May 25, 2018. Click Here for the form. 
 

 
 
Enter Your Outstanding Construction Projects By May 25! Click Here For Details.
Great Sponsorship Opportunities! Details Here.
 
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Membership Benefits
  
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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.
AGC News
AGC Texas Building Branch is proud to announce that the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort will be the home of our 2018 Convention. Located an hour southeast of Pittsburgh, this 2,000-acre resort in the Allegheny Mountains offers luxurious accommodations and dining, a pristine spa, a Pete Dye golf course, and endless outdoor and adventure activities on site.The awards will be held at the AGC TBB Annual Convention June 6-9, 2018.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to meet Clean Air Act deadlines to review, revise and implement national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) ? with nitrogen oxides and ozone at the forefront of recent actions. AGC has called on EPA to delay implementation of the 2015 ozone standards until the 75-ppb standard set in 2008 can be fully analyzed for impact and will continue to work closely with Congress and the Trump Administration to ensure efficient and cost-effective implementation of the NAAQS program.  AGC closely tracks and responds to proposed NAAQS revisions. 

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.

American Door Products
Baker Triangle
Proline Supply Company
Safety
Due to the Safety Stand Down and the Memorial Day holiday, the May Safety Committee Meeting has been postponed until June 29.
 
Here's Looking at You
 
The AGC Houston Government Affairs Committee hosted its annual Advocacy Breakfast featuring Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and AGC Texas Building Branch Corbin President and General Counsel, Corbin Van Arsdale. Judge Emmett highlighted the plans for the Houston Astrodome, which will receive $105 million to revitalize the aging structure. Attendees also heard about the plans for the county Flood Control District and how to prepare for and mitigate further devastation caused by flooding. Corbin Van Arsdale briefed the members on issues that the lobbying arm of AGC is doing in Austin including working on the Proposed HV 2343, which concerns the Right to Repair Construction Defects.
Pictured are Corbin Van Arsdale, AGC TBB; Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair Jeremy Stovall, Brookstone, LP; Jerry Nevlud, President/CEO of AGC Houston and Judge Ed Emmett.

Member News

A big thank you to Ryan Falterman and MSA Safety for hosting the monthly AGC Houston Safety Committee meeting at their facility in Pasadena. An active committee member, Falterman demonstrated the latest fall protection products and the facility’s confined space training module. The next Safety Committee meeting will be Friday, June 29, 2018. Click here to register.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the staff of Buyers Barricades held a birthday celebration for owner Steve Buyers. An avid hunter, the crew went all out to ensure that the goodies and party decorations mirrored Buyers’ passion for the sporting game. The company will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in September. Congratulations and Happy Birthday!
News you can Use

Lee College is looking to hire part-time craft instructors to support a curriculum developed for fast track industrial training. Thanks to a grant from the TWC National Dislocated Worker Disaster Grant (Harvey Grant), the college is able to offer classes to help train and grow a skilled workforce.

Lee College needs instructors who have a minimum of three years of work experience in subject matter as well as one of the following criteria:

· Documented related work experience in area of study;

· Certification(s) in the area of study;

· Associate degree or higher in the area of study.

 Any interested party can contact Lupe Martinez directly at gmartinez@lee.edu or by phone at 281-425-6214. You may also contact Marsha Tuha, Director, Workforce Development at mtuha@lee.edu.

As of April 17, OSHA and state safety agencies have issued 116 violation citations under OSHA's new silica safety rule. The regulation went into effect September 23, 2017but OSHA began full enforcement October 23, 2017.

The most frequently mentioned violation involved contractors allegedly failing to measure silica levels, which was the subject of 35 citations. Andrews Myers PC attorneys Anthony Stergio andAndrew Clark offer helpful information regarding OSHA safety issues and how they are affecting the construction industry.

New Members
Welcome New Members! Please Consider Contacting These Companies For Your Business Needs
Fire Main Solutions, LLC
Nikki Trivett
22787 Nicholas Sawmill Rd.
Hockley, Texas 77447
(832) 698-2484
firemainsolutions.com

Forde Construction Co.
Teri Kammerer
6842 Calle Lozano
Houston, Texas 77041
(713) 466-0511
 
Plan North Architectural Co.
Katie Burch
P. O. Box 2468
Brenham, Texas 77833
(979) 257-4145
 
TAG Electric Company, LP
Juanita "Nita" Gonzales
16422 Huffsmith-Kohrville Rd.
Houston, Texas 77070-1512
(281) 378-5112
 
 

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