Members' Edge
Message from the President/CEO
  
 
It has been more than a year and a half since Hurricane Harvey soaked the Greater Houston area. Thankfully, for a majority in the region the angst and disruption it caused in our lives remains only as an unsettling memory. But for a significant number of individuals and families, their homes continue to be a daily reminder of the storm that is on record as the wettest storm ever in the United States.
 
It is for that purpose, that for the second year in a row the AGC Houston Construction Leadership Council (CLC) teamed with the Rebuilding Together Houston (RTH) organization for its Annual Day of Service. More than 30 individuals from AGC member companies, along with members of the AGC staff, volunteered on Saturday April 6th to help repair a Harvey-ravaged home in the South Union area of Houston.
 
On behalf of the entire AGC Houston organization, I want to thank everyone who spent the major part of their Saturday correcting something that most of us take for granted: living in a home that is both safe and sound.
 
Read more here.  See the full gallery of photos here.
Events

 Get The Registration & Sponsorship Details Here

 

Thursday, May 30    11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Boyert Shooting Center
1200 S. Mason Rd. Katy, TX 77450

ALL AGC HOUSTON MEMBERS WELCOME!

Two-person team registration includes:
 ▪ Shooter gift
 ▪ Access to recreational shooting in dedicated bays throughout the event
 ▪ Non-live fire simulators
 ▪ Firearm instruction for novice shooters
 ▪ Ammunition (provided for competition only; you must purchase your own recreational shooting ammo)
 ▪ Unlimited firearm rental (feel free to BYOG)

SPONSOR A VET! We will team you up with a veteran 

Registration and Sponsorship Deadline: May 27. Click here for details

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Membership Benefits
  
NPP offers members exclusive savings on a variety of Verizon Wireless services for business. Plus, you can also share Verizon discounts with your employees. Sign up today so your business can start saving with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network.
  
Join the FedEx Advantage® program and the discounts keep coming. AGC members will enjoy savings of up to 78% on select services.
 
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 News
  
The AGC-TBB 2019 Annual Convention promises to be one of the most spectacular yet. Nestled in the Grand Teton National Park, the Jackson Lake Lodge will be sure to take your breath away.
 
ROOM RESERVATION BLOCK ENDS APRIL 21 - Click here for convention details. For room reservations, National Park entrance fee, and getting to and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, click here.
 
 
The House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee passed two pieces of legislation touted by AGC Texas Building Branch that are key to reforming the construction industry in Texas. 
The two measures - House Bill 1734 and House Bill 1999 - address issues arising in lawsuits alleging construction defects in government projects, especially school districts. 
The 2020-21 $248 billion budget would spend roughly the same as the House proposal that passed and the two chambers have agreed to spend $9 billion on public education, including $2.7 billion on property tax reform. 
  
The constrained labor situation, coupled with material price increases, compressed project schedules, increased complexity and ongoing margin compression, is generating more risk for E&C firms today.
 
Read this year's AGC/FMI Risk Management Survey to see how contractors  are managing risk more effectively than three years ago.The survey's key findings are grouped into the following four main themes:
Top Current and Future Risks
Recession-Proofing Your Organization
The Rise of In-House Design
The Changing Risk Environment
 
Read the report 
 
 
The Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1, 2019, to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years).
WebEd: Critical EEO-1 Survey Reporting Requirements Update  Labor and HR
Thursday, May 2 - 1-2 p.m.
 
WebEd: Enthusiasm for Lean
Tuesday, May 7 - 1-2 p.m.

Construction Safety, Health and Environmental Conference
Tuesday, July 23 - Thursday, July 25
Seattle, Washington
 
Knight Security
Baker Triangle
Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Safety

ALL INTERESTED AGC HOUSTON MEMBERS WELCOME!

Issues on tap: Telemedicine and all things related to Fall Protection

Committee Co-ChairsAdrian Alvarez, W.S. Bellows Construction Corp.;
Charlie Gertson, United Tool & Fastener

Subcommittee Co-ChairsKevin Virag, Gilbane Building Company;
Manny Rodriguez, TAS Commercial Concrete

For further details, contact Kim Mason.

 

Here's Looking at You

Legendary professional golfer, Jack Burke, Jr. – the oldest living winner of the Masters and PGA Championship – welcomed AGC Houston and the American Institute of Architects Houston Chapter at Champions Golf Club on April 8. After a day of golf on the beautiful Jackrabbit and Cypress courses, 170 players completed the tournament in the clubhouse with the traditional five-star buffet and the drawing of raffle ticket prizes. 

Prior to the awards ceremony, AGC Houston Chairman Tony Mansoorian, W.S. Bellows Construction Corp. presented ACE Mentor Houston Chairperson, Angela Cotie, Gilbane Building Company, with a check for $15,000. Players and companies helped to raise the funds through team sponsorships and raffle tickets. 

Check out photos on our Facebook gallery and tag yourself! For a complete list of winning teams, click here.

The Mayor joined AGC Houston members at  at the Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the AGC Houston Government Affairs Committee on April 9. AGC Texas Building Branch President Corbin Van Arsdale drove from Austin that morning to brief members about the number of bills currently proposed and debated by the Texas Legislature. “It’s been a very busy session, and we are fortunate that so many bills that affect the commercial construction industry are finally part of this session,” he said. 

For an in-depth look at these and other bills that affect the commercial construction industry, please visit constructorsvote.com.

The Mayor joined the atendees at The Houstonian Hotel, speaking about Harvey-related construction projects, the city's budget propposal, the sewer discharge madates imposed by the federal government and Proposition B. To hear Mayor Turner’s address, please click here for Jeff Syptak’s Twitter feed.

Member News
Are you ready for a friendly the competition? 
 
MustangCat is looking for the best equipment operator in Southeast Texas! The Top Operator winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and a paid trip to North Carolina to participate in the Caterpillar North America Regional Final Challenge. 
 
Spectators welcome!  
 
May 20 – 22, 2019
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
15500 Eastex Fwy
Humble, Texas 77396
 
News you can Use
An interactive map from Construction Dive provides information about major commercial, infrastructure and mixed-use projects across the U.S. Most of the projects are valued at $1 billion or more.
On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division unveiled a proposed rule that would update the regulations governing regular rate requirements for the first time in more than 50 years. The proposed rule focuses primarily on clarifying whether certain kinds of perks, benefits, or other miscellaneous items must be included in the regular rate.
 
AGC will provide input to the DOL on the impact this update might have on the construction industry and will notify members of any developments.
New Members
Welcome New Members!
Please Consider Contacting These 
Companies For Your Business Needs

Armor Electric
Roger Martinez
roger@armorelectrictx.com
P O Box 266883

Houston, Texas 77207-6883
(832) 528-5751
armorelectric.com

Tradco, Inc.
Juan Artiga
jartiga@tradco.com
9400 Bamboo Rd.

Houston, TX 77041-7704 
(713) 333-9300
www.tradco.com

Carroll Insurance Agency
Glenn Scott
glenn.scott@carrollins.com
14906 FM 529
Houston, Texas 77095-3296
(832) 404-6248
www.carrollins.com

 
 

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