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CALLING ALL VETS AND NON-MILITARY VETERANS FOR A LITTLE SHOOTING FUN!

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

1200 S. Mason Rd.
Katy, TX 77450
 
* Access to three shooting bays: pistol bay, rifle bay, full-auto/exotic bay
* Non live-fire simulators
* Firearm instruction for novice shooters
* Ammunition and Firearm rental (feel free to BYOG)
* Dinner, drinks, and networking

Registration and Sponsorship Deadline: May 25, 2018. Click Here for the form. 
 

May 30: Military May Shoot-Out

June 7: Member Mixer - Sponsored by Buyers Barricades

June 14: Mid-Year Safety Meeting

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

 


Enter Your Outstanding Construction Projects By May 25! 

 
 
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Great Sponsorship Opportunities! Details Here.
 
 
 

A crisis can happen anywhere: a jobsite, the workplace, a public venue, and even at home. How do you handle crisis management and disaster recovery?

On June 14, hear from Tom Muska, Mayor of West, Texas, speak about how his city and government agencies recovered from the deadly explosion caused by a fertilizer plant in April 2013.

You'll also hear from Jayne Williams and Steve Little, KPost Company, on crisis management and how critical it is to having a plan in place to recover quickly.

Also Presenting:
The Safety Excellence Awards - Nominations Due June 8
The Ray Lambright Excellence In Safety Award - Nominations Due June 8


 
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Membership Benefits

 

 AGC members and Chapters can save up to 20% on the first $500.00 of orders, get free two-day shipping, and can also access exclusive discounts on Amazon Business items. Amazon Business users are able to set up accounts free of charge and then control and monitor who has access to make purchases, plus run reports. Check out the details!

  
At AVIS, Budget and Hertz, Members of AGC can save up to 25% on every rental whenever you make reservations using AGC's discount code. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. 
  
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.

American Door Products
Baker Triangle
Education/Training

We're bringing the commercial construction together for an informative discussion on how 3D printing is revolutionizing the jobsite. Discover how to integrate innovative ways to enhance jobsites and implement technology.

REGISTER TODAY 

 
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 Construction Leadership Council hosted its annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament benefiting the AGC Houston scholarship program on Thursday, May 10, 2018. The event drew 100 players from the construction industry and raised $5,000 for the program.

 
Congratulations to the 2018 CLC Poker Tournament Winners!
  • First Place: Kim Cunningham, Marton Roofing Industries, Inc.
  • Second Place: John Paul Sandoval, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
  • Third Place: Nathan Clark, Griesenbeck Architectural Products
  • Fourth Place: Patty Glass, Marton Roofing Industries, Inc.
  • Fifth Place: Angel Rivera, VLK Architects
  • Dead-Ass-Last: Ben Jordan, Jacob White Construction, Co.
 
CHECK OUT MORE PHOTOS ON OUR FACEBOOK ALBUM & TAG YOURSELF! 
On Friday, May 11, 2018, a record 29 Houston-area college-bound and university students received a Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership scholarship. The annual event featured guest speaker Steve Stephens, CEO of Amegy Bank. In its 23rd year, the Excellence in Leadership Scholarship was renamed in honor of Patrick J. Kiley who served as AGC Houston executive vice president for 21 years. AGC Houston also honored Maria Paz, Linbeck Group, LLC, with the 2018 Standard of Excellence Award. In addition, nine students from Texas A & M University and the University of Houston received an AGC of America Education & Research Foundation award. The event also served to recognize the Leadership AGC Class of 2018.
Congratulations to all!
 
Member News
  
Curtis W. Martin, Co-Managing Partner Peckar & Abramson's Texas offices, participated for the 15th year in the BP Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 150. The annual 170-mile bicycle ride from Houston to Austin took place on April 28-29, 2018. Martin, who has raised more than $17,500 so far this year for MS, has ridden the event since 2001. Martin also served as Ride Marshal, helping other riders by changing flat tires along the route and ensuring others rode safely and comfortably.  

In November, 2016, Martin was inducted into the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's "Fundraising Hall of Fame" in recognition of his efforts over the last 17 years riding in the BP MS 150. Curt has been one of the event's top 300 fund raisers since 2008 raising more than $140,000 for this worthy charity. 

Since the event's inception in 2001, Curt has been a member of the Houston Builders Team, a group of contractors and designers who ride together each year, and are supported by the Houston Associated General Contractors (AGC) and American Institute of Architects (AIA).   
News you can Use
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division will host a free seminar to ensure contractors know how to comply with federal requirements.

Held  at the HCC-West Loop campus from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Event is open to construction contractors, contracting agencies and other stakeholders.

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.

The Houston Independent School District is looking for companies to host approximately five teachers June 25-28, 2018 in Construction, petroleum engineering, manufacturing, environmental science, and information technology, among several key industries. 
All interested companies should contact Angie Gillikin Manager, Career Readiness, agilliki@houstonisd.org or call (713) 556.6994.


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
Duke Glass, Inc.
Ann Duke
5610 Baird Ct.
Houston, Texas 77041
(713) 856-0600
dukeglass.com

Gallant Builders, LLC
Jonathan Shaw
6990 Portwest Drive, Suite 170
Houston, Texas 77024
(832) 649-7413
 
Hotchkiss Insurance Agency, LLC
Carmen Deatherage
13430 Northwest Freeway, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77040
(713) 956-9800
 
Pro Machine, LP
Donna Maas
6119 Brittmoore Rd.
Houston, Texas 77041
(713) 466-3210

 
 

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