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Events

QUARTERLY MEETING - March 27 - 8-10 a.m. At AGC Houston

Please join your fellow veterans for a unique opportunity to discuss benefits!

Extended service opportunities; Home/land loan process;  Funeral benefit process; Legal benefits;  Service officer meet/greet; State/federal benefit information

RSVP to Kim Mason, kim.m@agchouston.org

 

March 22-23: 28th Annual AGC Houston Barbecue Cook-Off & Fair - Tickets only available through cook teams and sponsorships

March 27: AGC Vets In Construction Quarterly Meeting - Open to all vets  

March 28: Employment Practices Committee - Quarterly Business Meeting

March 29: 2019 Excellence In Leadership Scholarship Awards - Featuring AGC Houston & AGC of America scholarship recipients; Leadership AGC Class of 2019 graduates; and Standard of Excellence Award recipient

April 8: AGC/AIA Golf Tournament 

April 9: Breakfast With the Mayor - Save The Date!

May 9: CLC Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament - Save The Date!

May 30: Military May Shoot-Out

 

QUARTERLY MEETING - March 28, 2019 - 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. at AGC Houston

Open to all AGC Houston members, this committee of human resource professionals meets quarterly to discuss issues and regulations that affect the commercial construction industry.

RSVP to Charlene Anthony, Charlene.A@agchouston.org

 

Champions Golf Club - Two Courses! Benefiting ACE Mentor - Houston

Early Bird Pricing for Team Registration Ends March Monday, 18!

For detailed information regarding sponsorships  and to register your foursome, click here

 
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Membership Benefits
  
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The program is free to join and no minimum shipping, copy or print requirements to take advantage of this great member benefit. Sign up now or call 1.888.708.4100. 
 
AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations.When it comes to your company's bottom-line, your membership in AGC pays dividends. 
 
AGC News
There is still plenty of time to make your plans to attend the 2019 AGC Annual Convention, April 1-4 in Denver.
 
AGC of America urged Congress to act quickly on the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act that was introduced on March 13 by Pennsylvania Congressmen Lloyd Smucker. The measure would establish the only federal temporary visa program for construction, among other industries covered by the measure.  
33 States Add Jobs in Latest Month as Association Calls for Investing in Training 
“Contractors began 2019 by adding employees in nearly all parts of the country,” stated AGC of America's chief economist, Ken Simonson. “These figures are consistent with the optimism contractors expressed about workloads and hiring plans in our association’s recent survey. But finding workers to execute those projects is likely to be an ongoing challenge.”
 
Knight Security
Baker Triangle
Education/Training

This new course is specifically designed for the building trades and craft workers to experience construction supervision techniques.

Nine highly interactive classroom sessions focus on the knowledge and skills every supervisor needs to efficiently manage people, time, equipments and materials.

Click here for details.

 

Join AGC Houston for a case-study presentation on how to streamline data collection to better enhance construction project management.

Thursday, March 21
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

REGISTER
 
Moderated by James Bryant, Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.
Panelists include Ryan Shults, Gilbane Building Co.; Robert Pleasants, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; Paul Godwin, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.; Keefe Andrews, SpawGlass Construction Corp.; and Denis Ducran, Peckar & Abramson, PC

 
Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Safety
Friday, March 29 — 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.

March 18-20: OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers - A few spots remain!

March 20-22: OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers - A few spots remain!

March 25-28: OSHA 2015: Hazardous Materials

March 26-29: OSHA 521: OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

March 26-27: WTR 302: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans

March 27: First AID/CPR/AED Training

March 28-29WTR 303: Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure

April1-4: OSHA 3095: Electrical Standards (Spanish)

April1-4: OSHA 511: OSHA Standards for General Industry

April 2-4: OSHA 2264: Permit - Required Confined Space Entry

April 8-11: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

 
Here's Looking at You

Thanks to all AGC members for coming out to our first Member Mixer of the year at Crisp on March 7, 2019! The event drew close to 100 members to network and for a chance to win four sets of tickets to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo courtesy of Peckar & Ambramson, PC, Congratulations to Guillaume Champagnat, Hays Construction & Property who who a waterproof floating Bluetooth speaker. Check out the photos here and tag yourself in our Facebook Group album

 
Member News

More than 14,000 yards of concrete were poured over the course of 20 hours this past Saturday at the new site of Hines Interests' new Texas Tower, located on the former block of the Houston Chronicle building. Gilbane Building Company's Dan Gilbane stated: "Over the past 10 years Gilbane has built over 10 million square feet office space in Houston and we are excited to work with Hines to deliver the next best in class asset.” Baker Concrete and Cemex led a continuous rotation of concrete trucks, pouring the 12-foot-thick mat foundation of the C3 project developed by Hines and its investment partner Ivanhoé Cambridge in downtown Houston. The 47-story tower is three weeks ahead of schedule and will consolidate all of Hines' Houston employees once it is completed.

Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd. recently announced the promotion of four employees:

Robert Brown as Safety Director. In his position as Safety Coordinator for the past five years, he has been responsible for administering the company’s safety plan and coordinating with clients in all areas and market sectors. Brown is active in the AGC Houston Safety Committee and a 2017 Leadership AGC graduate.

Jim Ricard as Chief Estimator – Masonry Division. Jim has 34 years of experience in the construction industry and has successfully estimated work for numerous multi-million dollar projects in a multi-state area. In his new role, Jim will be responsible for hiring, training and supervising estimating staff as well as maintaining and creating client relationships.

 Ron LaRicci has been promoted to President. Ron has been with the company since inception and has more than 35 years in the construction industry. In his new role, he will be responsible for the stone, masonry and tile/terrazzo divisions in the Texas and Florida offices.

Rene Lozano as Vice President. In his 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Rene has successfully managed multiple multi-million dollar stone and masonry projects in all market sectors served by the company. As Vice President, Rene will assume responsibility for all masonry operations conducted from the Houston office.

 
News you can Use
Attend PlanGrid’s Free Houston Roadshow Event, Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Minute Maid Park
 
Featuring Keynote speakers, break-out sessions, certification classes and dinner on the Astros turf!
 
Check out the details here.
On Feb. 5, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee advanced President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—a move which AGC supported in a letter to the committee.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) 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 (WHD) 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.
Behind-the-scenes job site footage and updated renderings of the Texas Rangers' $1.2 billion Global Life Stadium are now available. Many of the materials for the project, including precast concrete, limestone, steel and brick, are being supplied by in-state companies.
New Members
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