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Celebrating Safety - Holiday Happy Hour
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Cedar Creek Cafe & Grill
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
 
Open To All AGC Houston Members! We're inviting all safety professional members to spend time with one another and to celebrate our safety accomplishments and milestones this year. 
 
Registration & Sponsorship Details

 
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Membership Benefits
 
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  • Provide proof of AGC membership: printing your membership information from the online AGC Membership Directory or call AGC Houston to verify.
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  • Choose an eligible vehicle or vehicles to purchase or lease and present your AGC Proof of Membership and employment verification.

Check out the fleet specials from AGC Houston member Knapp Chevrolet.

 
AGC News
 
AGC Texas Building Branch announced the retirement of Mike Chatron at the end of this year. Chatron worked at AGC TBB for 25 years and served as the organization's president for the last decade. Corbin Van Arsdale, General Counsel, will serve as president moving forward. 
 
"Mike Chatron has poured a good chunk of his life into helping AGC and the Texas commercial building industry. And he's done it with excellence, class, and respect. It has been an honor and a true joy to work with him," stated Van Arsdale."
Pictured far right is Mike Chatron with his family at the AGC TBB Convention in June.
 
All AGC Houston members are invited to attend Mike Chatron's Retirement Party, Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel in Georgetown, Texas. 
View the announcement here.
 

November 6, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Using Imagery to Drive Action On Projects

November 7, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Client Surveys: Your Most Undertutilized Advantage

 

  

For more than 100 years, the AGC Annual Convention has been THE event successful contractors around the country count on for practical knowledge and industry leading information to guide business decisions, improve operations and shape the industry.

Registration details here.

As the population of the U.S. becomes more diverse, construction companies will need to reflect the changing demographics in order to find workers and remain competitive. The arguments for a company including diversity and inclusion as a key business strategy go beyond the moral imperative of "doing the right thing" and focus on the measurable financial results that can be achieved.
 
AGC's report, The Business Case for Diversity & Inclusion in the Construction Industry, outlines six reasons why diversity and inclusion are strategically valuable in generating corporate/industry innovation, increasing profitability, and ensuring a positive and sustaining legacy of progress for your firm.
Naylor Association Solutions
Baker Triangle
Education/Training

No fees associated! Applications now open and due January 31, 2019.

Application Qualifications:

  • Applicant is currently enrolled in a college or university during the fall 2019 semester;
  • Applicant is a dependent of an individual employeed by an AGC Houston member firm;
  • Applicant is pursuing a degree (or trade specialization) in a construction-related field.

Click here for full details.

Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Safety
  
The AGC-Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program for contractors of all types and sizes. CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and risk control programs and that have achieved continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management system. 

Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, December 14, 2018. Check out the details

Here's Looking at You
A big thank you to Tellepsen's Dr. Lana Coble and Kendall Pouland who led a class on conceptual planning, scheduling and risk mitigation on October 25, 2018.
 
Thirty eight general and specialty contractors took part in the interactive session. Plans are underway to schedule another class in 2019.
 
This year, we celebrated Halloween with our annual pumpkin-carving contest and enjoyed lots of home-made holiday treats! A special thank you to some of the UT @ Arlington OSHA class students who helped to judge the pumpkins! 
 
Congratulations to Tamara Hancock who carved a spooktacular PURRanormal Cativity pumpkin and took away first prize!
 
Member News
  
It is with sadness that AGC Houston learned of the passing of James M. Stone, just one day short of his 91st birthday on September 16, 2018 in Austin. Stone became an AGC Houston Honorary Life Member in 1986. 
 
Mr. Stone was born and raised in Houston and founded Stone Construction Company in 1958.  In 1987, he retired from construction and pursued avocations in golf, church and Masonic Lodge.  He and his wife, Karen, moved to Austin in 2009, to be closer to immediate family. According to his stepson Stephen Harp, "throughout his retirement, he often shared fond recollections of his experiences in construction.  As one of Jim’s family, I can say that we are proud of his Honorary Lifetime Membership with the Houston AGC."
 
Patrick J. Kiley, Managing Director, FMI Corporation, reflected on the sad news: 
"I remember Jim fondly. He was a an alumnus of Farnsworth and Chambers, a first class gentlemen and a fine contractor who did mid-range projects.He had poise and presence, reserved, but with a warm and engaging smile when you shook hands."
 
AGC Houston extends its deepest sympathies to Mr. Stone's family and friends. Rememberances can be posted online at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com. View the Obituary here.

 
The National Academy of Construction announced that it has elected Chuck Greco, Chairman of Linbeck Group, LLC, as a member of its class of 2018. Greco was formally inducted on October 11, 2018 during the NAC annual meeting. The 2018 class includes 37 new inductees and more than 300 leaders were considered for the selective NAC election process.
 
During the induction, Greco was noted as a proven industry leader with vast experience at the project and executive levels, with noteworthy achievements in the industry and with professional boards.
 “Chuck Greco, among his many contributions, helped Linbeck develop one of the industry’s model safety programs,” said Wayne Crew, General Secretary of NAC. “His achievements bring added expertise to the academy.”
 
Pictured from left are Tom Sorley, 2019 president of the National Academy of Construction, Chuck Greco, and Hugh Rice, 2018 NAC president, during the formal induction of the academy’s class of 2018 in San Diego, California.
 
 
News you can Use
During each election year, the HBA distributes a Judicial Preference Poll before the general election, asking members to indicate their preferences for judicial candidates in contested races. In non-election years, the HBA conducts its Judicial Evaluation Questionnaire, in which members are asked to evaluate all elected and appointed judges on a number of professional and ethical questions. 
 
The 2018 Judicial Preference Poll includes Democratic, Libertarian and Republican candidates in contested races for the Supreme Court of Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Houston Courts of Appeals, Harris County DistrictCourts, Harris County Courts at Law, Probate Courts, Justice Courts, Attorney General, Harris County Judge, Harris County District Clerk, and Harris County Clerk.
Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a lower court’s order quashing an administrative warrant for the inspection of a poultry processing plant. USA v. Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc., No. 16-17745 (11th Cir. 2018). The Court concluded that the mere recording of work-related injuries or illnesses does not mean that they were the result of a violation of an OSHA standard, rule or regulation.  As such, recorded injuries or illnesses don’t "justify the issuance of an administrative warrant for evidence of OSHA violations."
OSHA's proposed $304,130 fine against Lanford Bros. in Marion, Va., for silica dust exposure violations is the largest OSHA fine since May, underscoring the importance of compliance with the new silica dust exposure standard. OSHA also has proposed $202,201 in fines for JK Excavation & Utilities for citations after a trench collapse that killed an employee.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a set of 53 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide guidance to employers and employees regarding OSHA's respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. AGC has assembled a four-page document with some of the clarifications and a PDF version of all the FAQs for members' convenience.  AGC encourages its members to review all the FAQs to assist in their compliance efforts.

 For more information, contact Kevin Cannon at (703)837-5410 or cannonk@agc.org or Nazia Shah at (703)837-5409 or nazia.shah@agc.org. 
On Sept. 13, Congress passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations bill?which the president is expected to sign into law?that will provide significant amounts of funding for military construction projects through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC); hospital, medical clinic and cemetery projects through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA); and harbor maintenance, lock, dam, levee and environmental restoration projects through the USACE Civil Works Program.
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