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

Boyert Shooting Center

NO MILITARY BACKGROUND NEEDED!

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Pistol Competition: 9mm (factory specs only; no accessories)
Rifle Competition: AR15 .223 caliber (no accessories; iron sites only; rifle will be fired from the standing unsupported position)

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)

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

Registration and Sponsorship Deadline: May 27. 

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
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AGC News
Texas House members gave the thumbs up last week to three crucial construction industry bills, clearing a major hurdle as they move to Senate committees for further consideration.
HB 1734: School Construction Defects - The bill has advanced to the Senate, where it awaits consideration in the Senate Education Committee. 
HB 1999: Right to Inspect & Repair - The bill has now moved to the Senate, where it awaits committee assignment. 
HB 790: Attorney's Fees in Breach of Contract Claims - The bill has now moved to the Senate, where it awaits committee assignment. 
  
The AGC Business Development Best Practices is an ongoing effort of the AGC Business Development Forum Steering Committee to bring more BD resources and best practices to the AGC membership.
This month the AGC Business Development Forum Steering Committee highlights:
Branding is largely misunderstood and is often associated with the firm's logo, colors or brand "look." But where the most powerful brands start is in understanding their own message and story. Once the richness of your unique story is uncovered the brand that emerges is lasting, convincing, exciting and authentic. In AGC's latest Business Development Best Practice, Danielle Feroleto, Small Giants, shares insight on how to discover your true brand.
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 to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years).
 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

NO-COST SAFETY DEMONSTRATIONS

FREE Hydration Stations

Check out the Safety Resources here

 

ALL INTERESTED AGC HOUSTON MEMBERS WELCOME!

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
The construction industry, along with school district representatives, architects and engineers filled the Boy Scouts of America - Cockrell Scout Center on April 29 for the annual AGC/A4LE joint meeting. For 20 years, AGC Houston and the Association for Learning Environment (Gulf Coast Chapter) have worked to gether to identify and address issues that affect regional K-12 school construction market.
 
The April 29 event featured Patrick J. Kiley, FMI, who presented the Houston MSA Economic and Construction Outlook and highlighted the area's economic drivers and the critical workforce shortage.He then led a discussion on recent school project challenges that featured Jacob Haucke, Brookstone, LP and Gary Whittle, CBRE | Heery.
 
David Rowe and Bob Richardson, Durotech, Inc. presented the annual cost survey results (K-12 Bulletin - April 2019) and  moderated an industry panel of industry experts. 
Panelists included Mike Holland, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.Randy Whiddon, LECS; David Tunning, Envirotech Mechanical; Joel Littlefield, Deanco Civil; and Eddie Sanders, TAS Commercial Concrete.
 
Representatives from 15 School districts attended the event including Alief ISD, Alvin ISD, Clear Creek ISD, Conroe ISD, Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Galena Park ISD,Goose Creek CISD, Houston ISD, Humble ISD, Katy ISD, Lamar Consolidated ISD, New Caney ISD, Sheldon ISD, Spring Branch ISD, and Spring ISD. 
 
Special thank you to our sponsors: Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd., Brookstone, LP, Durotech,Inc., Johnson Controls, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc., PBK, Pogue Construction, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction,Texas AirSystems, and Victaulic.
 
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
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
15500 Eastex Fwy, Humble, Texas 77396
 
News you can Use
  
Harris County will implement the Countywide Polling Place Program, making this the first election where voters can cast a ballot anywhere in the county on Election Day.
 
23 total entities have contracted with the Harris County Clerk's Office to conduct their election.
 
Click here for polling locations and Bond Proposals
 
Find out more about AGC Houston's top priorities, visit www.constructorsvote.org
With the US-China trade dispute winding down and the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement progressing toward ratification, Steel Dynamics CEO Mark Millett suggests the U.S. could transition from imposing tariffs to enforcing quotas on imported steel. Proponents say quotas curb the practice of letting cheap steel reach the market, while opponents claim quotas could disrupt the market.
Subcontractor financial health is the top challenge facing general contractors today, says Aon Risk Solutions National Director for Growth, Innovation and Insight Gerry Russ. Meanwhile, subcontractors are primarily concerned about accessibility of surety credit.
Top Construction Official Notes the New Measure Will Fund Needed Investments to Aging and Overburdened Infrastructure and Keep American Businesses Competitive for Years to Come
AGC of America urges "Congress and the administration need to act quickly to convert this bipartisan agreement into a comprehensive infrastructure measure that will fund significant upgrades to our aging and over-burdened infrastructure."
New Members
Welcome New Members!
Please Consider Contacting These 
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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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