Members' Edge
Message from the President/CEO
  
As 2018 closes and the door opens on many possibilities to achieve and excel in 2019, I, along with the AGC Houston staff, want to extend our gratitude for the continued support you have shown throughout the year.
 
Without your contributions (whether through talent, time or financial), we would not be among the most engaged and proactive AGC chapters in the nation. Our group of members is a tight-knit community that has represented one unified voice for Houston's commercial construction industry since 1923.
 
I can't forget to mention the importance we — and our members — share in giving back to our communities throughout the year, and especially now. 
 
In the spirit of the holiday season, AGC Houston has made a charitable donation to Rahab's Retreat And Ranch, on behalf of Susan Bryant and AGC. Following a long-standing tradition, this biennial charitable contribution is selected by the outgoing Chairman's spouse. This organization helps women who have left abusive situations and provides much needed support and resources. Thank you, Sue, for bringing Rahab’s Retreat And Ranch to light and for your support during James’ two-year service as Chairman!
 
I believe that Christmas is a perfect time to slow down and cherish our families and friends above all else. All the best to you and your families during this holiday season.
 
— Jerry Nevlud
Events

Featuring Dan Bellow, President of JLL-Houston

7:30 - 9 a.m. @ The Briar Club

Registration and Sponsorship Details Here

 

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

 
AGC News

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.

Construction employment increased by 5,000 jobs in November and by 282,000 jobs over the past year, while the industry's average pay continued to increase and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America.
A new measure announced today by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers will provide the kind of clarity needed to ensure that the waters of the U.S. continue to become even cleaner. The newly proposed clean water rule outlines clear and specific guidelines as to which sites require a federal water permit in addition to state and local water permits, and what needs to be done to protect federally permitted waters.
Baker Triangle
Education/Training


Deadline is January 31, 2019

Qualifications Include:

  • Applicant must be employed by an AGC Houston member firm.
  • Applicant is a dependent of an individual employed by an AGC Houston member firm.
  • Applicant is an active AGC Student Chapter member.

Click here for full details.

Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Safety

 
Feb. 27, 2019 | 1 - 2 p.m.
AGC Member Price: Free
 
This webinar will cover:
• Respirable Crystalline Silica's Definition and Associated Health Hazards
• Principal Elements of 2 OSHA Standards to Protect Workers from Exposure to
• Respirable Crystalline Silica: one for Construction (29 CFR 1926.1153), and one for General Industry / Maritime (29 CFR 1910.1053)
• Types of Required Control Measures and Respiratory Protection for Respirable Crystalline Silica and more.
 
 
News you can Use
Contractors and other employers that rely upon blue-collar workers have had a more difficult time finding labor in recent years, and that trend is likely to continue, according to The Conference Board. "Companies looking to attract enough blue-collar workers will have to continue increasing wages and possibly experience diminished profits," chief economist Gad Levanon says.
In the two years since Donald Trump's election, the economy has grown and unemployment has reached 3.7 percent, but construction companies are still dealing with the combined effects of looming tariffs and the struggle to find qualified labor. 
The Katy, Texas, Boardwalk District will include a 319-unit luxury apartment complex with loft-style units, a conference center hotel, retail space and a 90-acre nature preserve. The first phase of construction of the hotel and apartment complex will begin in 2019.
In this report, PlanGrid and FMI define construction — specific technology and/or software as products built explicitly for field collaboration, reporting, project management, estimating, safety and more
 

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