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Events

Feb. 6

The Briar Club

7:30 — 9 a.m. 

Registration and Sponsorship Details Here

 


Presented annually, this prestigious award gives special recognition to a construction industry employee who most exemplifies the highest standards of excellence.

All construction industry employees are eligible, including employees of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service companies, architects and engineers.

Contact Charlene Anthony for more information or click here.

 

 
·     Enter Here: (http://awards.agctbb.org/login.aspx)
·     General Contractors and Specialty Contractors can submit projects in 33 categories.
·     Enter your APEX projects! No entry fees! Enter as many projects as you'd like!

 
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Membership Benefits
  
Whether you recently joined AGC Houston, are a seasoned member or are a new employee interested in learning more about what AGC offers, sign up today for the Membership Orientation!
 
Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch Provided
 

 

 

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

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AGC News
After a year marked by numerous price spikes, construction costs declined in December but remained elevated compared to year-earlier prices, while prices of new buildings also moved higher, according to an analysis by AGC of America. The cost of many construction projects is increasing as firms cope with labor shortages and increased costs for many of the materials they need for projects.
 
"The price index for new building construction outpaced the input cost index at the end of the year, but many contractors were probably caught by unexpected cost increases in 2018," stated AGC of America Chief Economist, Ken Simonson.
Construction employment increased by 38,000 jobs in December and by 280,000 jobs, or 4.0 percent, over the past year, while the industry’s average pay accelerated and unemployment decreased to a historic low, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC Od 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.

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.

Knight Security
Baker Triangle
Education/Training


Know someone pursuing a degree in a construction-related field?

Deadline to apply is Jan. 31.

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.

Have you developed an innovative means to collect, monitor and interpret data? Share your expertise, implementation successes and practical tips with your industry peers.
 
AGC Houston is now accepting submissions for presentations for our 2019 quarterly Jobsite
Innovation Forums. Deadline for consideration: Feb. 28.

March 21 —  Data Collection
June 13 — Data Monitoring
Sept. 26 —  Data Interpretation
Dec. 12 — Interactive Workshop on Data Uses in Construction
 
 
Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Safety

 

Open To All Interested AGC Houston Members!

Breakfast sponsored by Enrique Garza of Compliance Safety Consulting.

Special vendor table-top demonstrations and give-aways!

On The Agenda:

  • AGC of America update
  • Workers and Service animals
  • Implementation and benefits of job site cameras in safety
  • Crane Operator Certification update
  • OSHA update
 
Friday, Jan. 25 — AGC Houston Safety Committee Meeting: 7:15 - 9:00 a.m. Contact Kim Mason for details.
 
AGC Members receive a 10 percent discount on all UTA OSHA-taught classes. Call (866) 906-9190 and provide the member code (AGCHOU).
View the full list of OSHA courses here.
 

Jan. 28-31OSHA 501: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Gen. Industry

Jan. 28-31OSHA 511: Occupational Safety/Health, General Industry

Feb. 4-6: OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

Feb. 4-7OSHA 510: Occup Safety & Health Standards for Construction

Feb. 6-8: OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

Feb. 11-14: ATP 191: Safety and Health Authorized Trainer

Feb. 12-14OHSA 3115: Fall Protection

Feb. 18-21: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

Feb. 18-28OSHA 510: Occupational Safety & Health for Construction

 
  
Feb. 27 | 1 - 2 p.m.
AGC Member Price: Free
 
This webinar will cover:
• Respirable Crystalline Silica's Definition and Associated Health Hazards
• Types of Required Control Measures and Respiratory Protection for Respirable Crystalline Silica and more.
 
 
Member News
  
AGC Houston was pleased to host the Society for Marketing and Professional Services – Houston Chapter’s  annual economic outlook luncheon featuring Patrick J. Kiley, Kiley Literary Legacies, LLC, on January 23, 2019. Kiley delivered some good news regarding the national, state and local picture but warned that a tight labor pool coupled with two massive construction projects in Channelview and Baytown will take 10 percent of the labor force. For the first time in three years, the office market is reflecting a positive absorption and Houston is poised to absorb 71,000 new jobs this year.
A school bond backlog and expected growth of 100,000 new residents in Houston make for a positive picture.  As energy continues to grow so does the expansion of the Texas Medical Center (a new 30-acre research center campus) and  bio technology labs, along with Johnson and Johnson’s move here, more jobs (nearly 30,000) and associated construction projects are expected to apply pressure on the workforce.
 
News you can Use
Employers are reminded of their obligation to post a copy of OSHA's Form 300A, which summarizes job-related injuries and illnesses logged during 2018. Each year, from Feb. 1 to April 30, the summary must be displayed in a common area where notices to employees are usually posted. Businesses with 10 or fewer employees and those in certain low-hazard industries are exempt from OSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. Visit OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule webpage for more information.
OSHA's civil penalties amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards will increase in 2019 to adjust for inflation. The adjusted maximum penalty amounts will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register. New penalties for willful and repeat violations will be $132,598 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $13,260 per violation; and failure to abate violations are $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date.
AGC and Sage Release New Construction Hiring & Business Forecast
 
Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019 but an-almost-equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to survey results released by the AGC of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The findings are detailed in Contractors Remain Confident About Demand, Worried About Labor Supply: The 2019 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report.
Despite dropping 4.3 points, the American Institute of Architects' Architecture Billings Index stayed positive for the 15th month in a row in December. "Given the concerns over the ongoing tariff situation, it is not surprising to see a bit of a slowdown in progress on current projects," AIA chief economist Kermit Baker says.
New Members
Welcome New Members!
Please Consider Contacting These 
Companies For Your Business Needs
AGM Insurance Group LLC
Ana Montalbano
P. O. Box 448
Magnolia, Texas 77355
(936) 697-0692
 
Insgroup
Ryan Shinkle
5151 San Felipe St Floor 24
Houston, Texas 77056
(713) 541-7272
 
Kiley Literary Legacies, LLC
Pat Kiley
pkiley@kileyliterarylegacies.com
99 Detering, Ste. 104
Houston, Texas 77007-8225
(281) 468-3398
www.kileyliterarylegacies.com
 
M&S Corporate Outfitters of Texas Inc.,
   d.b.a Brand Junkie
Dale Byars
dbyars@mybrandjunkie.com
16734 House Hahl Rd
Cypress, Texas 77433-1902
(281) 598-1100
www.mybrandjunkie.com
 
 

Psychemedics Corporation
Tanya Garcia Jaso
tgjaso@psychemedics.com
5220 Spring Valley Rd. Ste 603
Dallas, Texas 75254
(877) 517-2033
www.psychemedics.com

Fortified Holdings, Inc.
Lauren Miller
lauren@cspmachine.com
14011 FM 529 Rd. Bldg B
Houston, Texas 77041
(281) 859-2000
www.cspmachine.com

Trench Plate Rental Co.
Becky Antinone
bantinone@tprco.com
13217 Laureldale
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 602-1777
http://www.tprco.com/

 
 

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