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Annual Business Meeting Features Ed Emmett
Have a Blast at Our Advocacy Sporting Clays Shoot!
Holy Smokes! It's Barbecue Cook-Off Time!
Don't Miss the AGC Houston Scholarship Appllication Deadline this Month!
AGC Safety Committee Kicks Off New Year Jan. 31
AGC and Sage Release Annual Outlook Survey Results, Including Texas
Abundant Jobs in Texas Regions for Specialty Contractors Overshadow Labor Shortage
The Briar Club
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION AND SPONSORSHIP DETAILS
Feb. 11 - AGC Advocacy Sporting Clays Tournament
Greater Houston Gun Club
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, enjoy a morning of shooting fun and your chance to win some great prizes! Sponsorship, raffle and registration details here.
29th Annual Barbecue Cook-Off & Fair March 27-28
Constellation Field, Sugar Land
Sigining up cook-teams and sponsors! Grab your aprons and fire-up the barbecue pits as we take over Constellation Field's parking lot for two days!. View The Full Details here.
This year's charity: Paws For Heroes
AGC Houston is Looking to Give Big $ to Construction Scholars!
Application Requirements Include:
Applicant must be employed by an AGC Houston member firm; or
Click here for full details.
Join us Friday, Jan. 31 for the first Safety Committee meeting of the year!
We will hear from a Houston Fire Dept. Arson Investigator about the importance of fire prevention and CompGroup's Julie Shatz will talk about how recordable injuries impact your bottom line.
View the full list of OSHA courses here.
Jan.13-16: OSHA 3095: Electrical Standards
Jan. 15-16: SH 202 Trainer Course for Medic First Aid and CPR
Jan. 21-23: OSHA 2055: Cranes In Construction (Spanish) NEW!
Jan. 21-24: OSHA 510: OSHA Standards for Construction
Jan. 27-29: OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
Jan. 27-30: OSHA 511: General Industry
Jan. 27-31: SH 702: Accident Investigation Certificate Program
Jan. 29-31: OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
Feb. 3-6: OSHA 2015: Hazardous Materials
Feb. 3-6: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA
Feb. 3-6: OSHA 521: Guide to Industrial Hygene
Feb. 6-27: OSHA 30-Hour Construction
Designed for: Project Management; Site Supervision; Field Employees
Click here for registration details.
January 15-17 | Austin, TX
National Safety & Health Conference Comes To Texas!
Attention AGC Houston members! Applications for the Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership Scholarship are now open! The AGC Houston scholarship program has awarded over 168 scholarships totaling $512,000 to students pursuing construction-related careers.
Deadline is January 31.
Each year , AGC asks members across the country to predict what next year will be like for their construction businesses. The newly-released 2020 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report shows strong demand for work and even stronger demand for workers.
Read the full survey results.
Hear the answers contractors gave to in the 2020 AGC of America-Sage Hiring and Business Outlook Survey, along with the steps AGC of America is taking to help, during an AGC member complimentary WebEd, Plenty of Projects but Workforce Worries Persist: the 2020 Hiring and Business Outlook, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 13 from 1-2 p.m. ET. Register today!
Economists are tempering forecasts for the construction industry this year, noting slower growth in the equipment market. AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson predicts that nonresidential construction spending will increase about 2.2% and that the strongest construction markets will be transportation and energy.
Litany of Tax and Fiscal Priorities Included in Spending Agreement, Repeals Two Obamacare Taxes, Extends Pro-Construction Tax Provisions & More
On Dec. 19, the Senate passed many non-funding AGC-backed measures as part of the agreement reached to fund the federal government through the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2020.
The AGC Annual Convention provides contractors of all sizes the opportunity to gain business-critical insights into the issues affecting their operations.
From risk management to safety on the jobsite to the latest in project management solutions, AGC brings together experts from across the industry to share their knowledge and help prepare contractors to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Jacob White Construction announced the completion of the Million Air new Fixed Based Operator (FBO) at Austin Bergstrom International Airport late in 2019 The 14,500 square-foot terminal opened its doors to cater for the increasing number of private aircrafts requiring facilities such as these.
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. announced the promotion of five attorneys in Texas, including AGC Houston members Denis Ducran and Courtney Sheaffer.
Dennis Ducran, who was named Partner and works closely with general contractors, owners, architects and subcontractors to provide practical counsel regarding the avoidance and resolution of disputes on construction projects. He offers industry experience in preparing and negotiating contracts, litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction disputes
Courtney Sheaffer focuses her practice on labor and employment disputes as well as construction and commercial litigation. She represents employers in cases involving harassment, discrimination, wage and hour class actions, breaches of non-solicitation and non-compete agreements and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets.
Keyan Zandy, COO for Skiles Group and Joe Donarumo, Senior Superintendent, Director Lean Application for Linbeck Group, LLC, authors of The Lean Builder: A Builder’s Guide to Applying Lean Tools in the Field, will be discussing their new book on Jan. 22 at Page, from 4 - 6 p.m.
A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean speaks directly to the “boots on the ground,” simplifying and clearly articulating the benefits of six primary Lean concepts, and delivering them in a highly-relatable, immediately-applicable, and field-friendly manner.
The event ($15 per person) will focuss on six principles that attendees can follow and implement to lead their team and dramatically improve their project delivery process.
For more information, contact Keyan Zandy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call, (214) 850-8555.
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News you can Use
Specialty contractors in Texas continue to ride the wave of a robust economy, although there are signs construction activity could level off. “The market continues to remain strong in the Southwest region, especially in Texas. At the same time, we do see a flattening of the market in the next couple of years,” says Hattie Peterson, spokeswoman for mechanical subcontractor TDIndustries.
The Federal Communications Commission's designation of the 988 suicide prevention and mental health hotline highlights the need for employers to be engaged in the mental health of employees, Denise Brodey writes. Brodey outlines several ways companies can improve their workplace culture.
Creating a more equitable and diverse workforce results in business benefits such as: reduced turnover, innovation and growth. Download the whitepaper to learn about concrete steps that firms can take to improve diversity and inclusion.
Investors injected $3.1 billion into technology startups last year as a way to solve construction industry problems, Jennifer Alsever writes. That investment in technology from scheduling software to robots leads to difficulty in getting construction crews from foremen to frontline workers on board, she notes.
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