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Meet The CLC Bunch!
Come see AGC Houston's young power players hard at work — all for a great cause: the AGC Houston Scholarship Program.
 
Aug. 9
Hermann Park Golf Course

Register by Aug. 2. 

7:30 - 8 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8 a.m.: Shotgun Start
12:30 p.m.: Mouth-watering soul food lunch and awards! 

Team Cadence McShane Construction - 2018 CLC Golf Tournament 1st Place Winners
 
Click here for more details or contact Charlene Anthony

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Andrews Myers, PC
Membership Benefits

We've Got You Covered

Our new health program provides qualifying member companies an opportunity to save on their healthcare costs while striving to general low renewal increases annually.

The plan enables employers to circumvent some of the most expensive requirements of health care reform while benefiting from economies of scale due to being part of one large group.

See more details. Contact Michelle Allison or call (281) 752-9314

 

AGC members get 10% discount on all 300+ ClickSafety online courses.

AGC of America's online training collaboration with ClickSafety.com includes a comprehensive library of courses, many available in both English and Spanish, covering a variety of construction safety and general industry topics. Sign up today.

AGC News
Learn all about some of the most significant technological innovations, including robotics and blockchain, changing the construction industry: ConstructorCast - Technology Changing the Construction Industry. The ConstructorCast is AGC of America's monthly podcast covering all the news, views, and interviews relevant to your construction business.
 
Construction Safety, Health and Environmental Conference
Tuesday, July 23 - Thursday, July 25 - Last Chance To Register!
Seattle, Washington
 
AGC of America and Autodesk are working to better quantify where these shortages are taking place, how severe they are, and what steps firms are taking to both cope with tight labor markets and improve the supply of new, qualified workers.
That is why we are asking members to take a few minutes to complete the workforce survey that we have prepared.
Construction employment increased by 21,000 jobs in June and by 224,000, or 3.2%, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed job seekers with construction experience fell. AGC of America's Stephen E. Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer noted that firms continue to increase pay as they work to attract new hires from an ever-tighter labor market. "Construction firms continue to go to great lengths to recruit and retain workers during one of the tightest labor markets many of them have ever experienced."
Often, without even realizing, technical staff will get too technical, and describe a project in terms that only other technical staff can understand. How can marketers, convey understandable and compelling information about a project to produce a winning award submittal? I
In AGC’s latest Business Development Best Practice, Katrina Spinner-Wilson, VHB, explains how “Proper Preparation Produces Pitch-Perfect Award Submittals”.
 
Knight Security
Education/Training

Developed by Emerging Leaders in the Commercial Construction Industry
This program is designed to strengthen the next generation of leaders' civic and professional network and help them emerge with an increased knowledge of our industry's diversities.

Don't delay! Deadline to apply is Friday, Aug. 16.
Click here For Program Information, Course Cost, Outline and Application.

 
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Safety

7 - 9 a.m. at AGC Houston — Open to all interested AGC Houston members, this committee of safety professionals meets monthly to discuss issues and regulations that affect the commercial construction industry. RSVP to Kim Mason.

 

  
Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions. 
 
OSHA's Occupational Exposure to Heat page explains what employers can do to keep workers safe and what workers need to know - including factors for heat illness, adapting to working in indoor and outdoor heat, protecting workers, recognizing symptoms and first aid training. The page includes resources for specific industries and OSHA workplace standards.
 
Heat-related Illnesses and First Aid
Heat stroke, the most serious form of heat-related illness, happens when the body becomes unable to regulate its core temperature. 
Heat exhaustion is the body's response to loss of water and salt from heavy sweating. 
Heat cramps are caused by the loss of body salts and fluid during sweating.
Heat rash, also known as prickly heat, is skin irritation caused by sweat that does not evaporate from the skin. 
View important information on Heat-related llnesses
 
Download the NIOSH Heat Safety Tool Smartphone App!
Click here for Apple link
Click here for Android link
 
 
Resources
 
IT'S HURRICANE SEASON.
Hurricanes and the effects of severe thunderstorms pose high risks to construction sites, with their incomplete structures, expensive machinery and equipment, flood-prone excavations and building materials that can quickly become projectiles in high winds. 
The AGC Houston Safety Committee has prepared the "Guidelines for Creation of Emergency Preparedness Plan," a highly useful, free document. Click here to download the document and to view other resources.
 
Member News

On June 17, 2019, McCarthy Building Companies the topping out of the new Nancy and Rich Kinder Building for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The 243,632-square-foot Nancy and Rich Kinder Building will house modern and contemporary art. McCarthy broke ground on the building in June 2017.
 
To celebrate the construction milestone, approximately 250 people gathered at the site of the building; attendees enjoyed a catered lunch and listened to remarks from Gary Tinterow, director of the MFAH; Jim Stevenson, president of McCarthy's Houston division; and Steven Holl of Steven Holl Architects. Those in attendance included McCarthy's executives and craft workers, executives from Steven Holl Architects and MFAH leadership.

  
 As part of its global growth strategy and vision, Gilbane Building Company announced that Dan Gilbane has been appointed  to senior vice president, director of strategic initiatives. This new role combines single-point executive responsibility for several growing entities including GRS, a disaster reconstruction services firm comprised of three companies; G.O. Construction Services, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary that provides jobsite safety, general labor, carpentry and final cleaning services; Gilbane’s National Clients team; and the firm’s Centers of Excellence. 
As a fifth-generation Gilbane family member, Dan joined the company in 2005. He served in several management roles prior to becoming the senior vice president of the Southwest division where he was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and strategy.
  
 
Gilbane Building Company announces the promotion of Scott Orr to senior vice president, Texas business unit leader. With more than 25 years of experience, Orr will be responsible for operational, sales and administrative functions across Texas. He has been working with local leaders for the past two years helping to deliver some of the region’s most complex and prominent projects including Hines (Block 58) Texas Tower, Gables Republic Square, Houston ISD Lamar High School, Alamo Colleges District, MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center and State House Development Mixed-Use Facility.
Orr joined Gilbane in 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio, leading construction projects for corporate, healthcare, hospitality, higher education and federal clients. 
News you can Use
 
Do you have concerns about jobsite safety or potential health hazards that can affect your workforce?
The Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) program of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) responds to requests for evaluations of workplace health hazards and conducts free studies of workplaces to determine if workers are exposed to hazardous materials or harmful conditions.
 
Check out more resources
On June 25, AGC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking(NPRM) revising and clarifying the responsibilities of employers and joint employers to employees in joint employer arrangements. In 2017, the DOL withdrew the previous administrations sub-regulatory guidance regarding joint employer status that did not go through the rulemaking process that includes public notice and comment. The NPRM’s emphasis on the actual exercise of control as a prerequisite to a joint employer finding encourages cooperation between businesses without exposing them to potential liability under an uncertain standard.
On June 14, Gov. Greg Abbott  signed two major AGC Texas Building Branch bills that address construction defects in schools and the right to repair defects in public buildings into law. 
The bill addressing school construction defects, House Bill 1734, will require school districts to spend funds to actually repair construction defects when those funds are awarded from a verdict or settlement resulting from the defects. 
The "right to repair" bill has been one of AGC-TBB's top priorities for the last several years. House Bill 1999, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano), will allow those involved in designing or constructing a public building or public work a chance to inspect and repair alleged defects before being sued.
The Construction Science Department at Prairie View A&M University will be holding its’ first career fair on Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the recently opened Fabrication Center, located southeast of the Nathelyne Archie-Kennedy Building.  The event will be open to all students majoring in Construction Science plus those Architecture and Engineering students who are double majors in this field of study.
The evwent will  includes a general session from 9 a.m. - noon that allows our students to obtain information about the construction firms in attendance and present their qualifications for internships and/or full-time employment.  
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