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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
 

 

 

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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.
 

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
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

Friday, Feb. 22 — AGC Houston Safety Committee Meeting: 7:15 - 9 a.m. Contact Kim Mason for details. ALL WELCOME!
 
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.
 

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

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

Feb. 19-21OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

Feb. 19-21: OSHA 3015: Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

Feb. 25-27:  OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

Feb. 25-28OSHA 510: Occupational Safety & Health Standards

 
  
 
Feb. 27 | 1 - 2 p.m.
AGC Member Price: Free
 
Here's Looking at You

On February 6, 2019, AGC Houston hosted its Annual Meeting at the Briar Club, recognizing the newly-elected Board of Directors, Chairman Tony Mansoorian, W. S. Bellows Construction, Ltd. and outgoing Chairman, James Bryant, Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd. The event featured keynote speaker Dan Bellow, JLL-Houston, who led a spirited discussion on Leadership and his experience working for Henry S. Miller Cos. and The Staubach Company. During his presentation, Bellow highlighted the eight characteristics and a leader must have. To view a recapitulation of the presentation penned by Jim Kollaer of Construction Citizen, click here. To view photos of the event, visit our Facebook gallery.

More than 175 novice shooters and marksmen braved the cold winds on February 12, 2019, for our annual clay shoot. Thanks to all who came out and especially to our Sporting Clays Committee, our generous sponsors and raffle prize donors for making this tournament so successful! Congratulations to the tournament and raffle ticket winners! To view tournament photos, click here.

Member News
  
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Southern Region has promoted Al Gomez to vice president, operations of the Houston division. In this role, Gomez is responsible for integrating McCarthy’s various departments, while leading management and operations on all projects. Gomez’s responsibilities include coordination of preconstruction strategies, ensuring excellent client service and overseeing safety for the division. 
 
A Leadership AGC Class of 2015 graduate, he has worked with McCarthy for more than 14 years. Gomez  relocated to Houston in 2011 where he continued his focus and worked on major projects including Texas Children’s Hospital, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and CHRISTUS Spohn Health System.
News you can Use
The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the launch of an enhanced electronic version of its Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This new online version of one of the Wage and Hour Division’s most popular publications is intended to assist American employers and workers with a simple, easy-to-follow resource that provides basic WHD information, as well as links to other resources.
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.
Construction spending is set to reach $1.35 trillion in 2019 and increase to $1.46 trillion by 2022, according to FMI. While a downward trend is expected for multifamily construction this year and next, areas such as public safety, education, lodging and office will grow during the period, according to FMI
Houston's $28 billion in construction starts was the highest value by total volume in the U.S. in 2018, ConstructConnect says. Providence, R.I., led the way in year-over-year percentage change with 71%, jumping from $2.3 billion in 2017 to $4 billion in 2018.
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!
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Companies For Your Business Needs
American Global of Texas, LLC
Paul Messenger
24624 Interstate 45 North
Spring, Texas 77386
(832) 941-1811
 
Iron Edge Group
Haylee Feil
3000 Wilcrest Dr. Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77042-3483
(713) 825-9975
 
CMC Scaffolding Contractors, Inc.
Eddie Gilbreath
eddie@cmcscaffolding.com
6221 Fulton Street
Houston, Texas 77022
(713) 692-8591
www.cmcscaffolding.com
 
Cracon, Inc.
Mel Allson
mel@statewideservicesinc.net
6819 Cadillac St.
Houston, Texas 77021-2413
(713) 264-3368
http://www.statewideservicesinc.net
 
 

LaForce, Inc.
Paul Olson
paul.olson@laforceinc.com
10305 Round Up Lane, Suite 300 Houston, Texas
(281) 709-4106
www.laforceinc.com

Miller Survey Group
Brian E. Wilson
wilson@millersurvey.com
1760 W Sam Houston Pkwy N.
Houston, Texas
(713) 413-1900
www.millersurvey.com

The Murillo Company
Daniel Gutierrez
dgutierrez@murillocompany.com
10325 Landsbury Dr., Suite 400
Houston, Texas 77099-4299
(281) 933-9702
www.murillocompany.com

 
 

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