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Message from the President/CEO
  
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful and to think about all those who have touched our lives. With gratitude, we thank you for your partnership, support and friendship.
 
Now is an especially challenging time for all, particularly those who have suffered due to the pandemic. As we approach the family holiday, take the opportunity to rest, relax and enjoy time with close friends and family in accordance with public health guidelines. Whether you celebrate the holiday "in place" or with limited family members, the AGC staff wishes you nothing but happiness.
 
We hope that your business continues to grow, and may you and your loved ones enjoy a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving holiday.
 
With gratitude,
 
Jerry Nevlud and the AGC Houston Staff
 
Events

AGC Houston will close Wednesday, November 25 at 3 p.m. and reopen Monday, November 30, at 8 a.m.

 

12/3/2020 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

Free event - Sponsorships Kindly Requested - Registration details

An annual meeting to address issues common to both construction HR and Safety professionals as well as an avenue to create best practices and a forum to foster better communication processes between the two departments.

Moderator: Zeke Smith, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

Panelists: Anthony G. “Tony” Stergio, Andrews Myers, PC, Shannon Gatlin, Cokinos|Young, Dr. Rick McShane, Occucare International, Susan Phillips, Tellepsen and Bobby Skyles, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.

 

AGC Houston's annual State of the Chapter meeting featuring guest speakers Bob Lanham and Steve Sandherr and presenting the 2021 Standard of Excellence Award

Join us virtually for this special event featuring:

Jerry Nevlud, CEO AGC Houston
2019-2020 AGC Houston Chairman Tony Mansoorian, COO, W.S. Bellows Construction
2021-2022 AGC Houston Chairman, John Marshall, VP, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction

Special guests:

2020-2021 AGC of America Chairman Bob Lanham, Jr., President Williams Brothers Construction
Steve Sandherr, CEO,  AGC of America

Register now and don't miss out on an opportunity to hear about the state of the commercial construction industry and plans for the Chapter in the coming year.

Details here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're Planning A Starry Night! 
Due to ongoing uncertainties related to COVID-19, AGC Houston is moving the APEX Awards Gala to Saturday, May 22, 2021. We will be celebrating Excellence In Construction From The Group Up and honoring John Kirksey, Kirksey Architecture, 2020 Master Builder Award recipient.
 
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available through May 9, 2021.
Click here for all the details. 

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Andrews Myers, PC
Membership Benefits
 
Redeeming this private offer is simple!
Fleet Cash Offers, Now - January 4, 2021:
$1,500 on 19MY HD K2 Double Cabs
 
AGC is pleased to provide Members and their employees with a private offer of up to $1,000 off the purchase or lease of most new Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles. Provide proof of AGC membership: printing your membership information from the online AGC Membership Directory or call AGC Houston to verify.
Visit your Chevrolet, Buick or GMC dealer and mention this Private Offer (Incentive Code: FCP).

 

Click here for details.

 

AGC News
  
 
December 9, 2020 - 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Member Price: $0
 
Discussion of key issues that construction employers should consider when deciding whether and how to implement a mandatory vaccination program, including shots for this flu season and for the COVID-19 vaccine once approved.
Learning objectives:
·         Understand the current legal landscape that is relevant to the vaccine issue
·         Assess employers’ options in this environment
·         Weigh the benefits and risks of implementing a vaccine policy…or not implementing one
·         Identify many practical issues related to these questions
"Incoming President and Congress should focus on enacting measures to rebuild infrastructure, revive the economy and avoid imposing needless regulatory burdens that will undermine growth," stated Stephen Sandherr, AGC of America CEO. 
AGC has announced that it has begun to survey members about the construction industry's hiring and business outlook.
 
AGC Houston members are encouraged to take part in this important survey, which will be conducted by Sage. The survey results will be compiled trough early December, and Chief Economist Ken Simonson and other AGC staff will prepare any analysis of the findings. 
 
Click here to complete the survey.
The 2021 AGC Construction Safety & Health Conference is going virtual Jan. 13-15. Join us, from wherever you are, for the same superior educational content and peer-to-peer engagement that you have come to expect from AGC. We have reduced the registration fees for this conference to reflect the virtual delivery format. And, if you are unable to join us on those dates or for a specific online session, your registration gives you access to recordings of the education sessions.
 
 
The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions recognize the nation's most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors; and the charitable contractors and chapters giving back to their communities.
The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards recognize contractors who are champions in advancing diversity and inclusion within their workforce, subcontractor partners, supply chain, the association and in the communities they serve.
Education/Training
2021 Leadership AGC Applications Now Open
 
Creating the Building Blocks for Our Future Leaders
Designed to develop and grow our industry’s future leaders, this program will provide a forum for and increase the awareness of potential AGC leaders by giving them an intensive experience that encompasses a broad scope of community and industry concerns.
 
 

This class is taught online using Zoom Meetings. The AGC Houston Jobsite Innovation Forum brings the commercial construction industry together for an open discussion on current and future technology.
 
Ideal for Project team members including but not limited to: Superintendents, Project Managers, Subcontractors, Project Executives, Owners  
 
Joslin Construction
Safety
  
The AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program. The CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and risk control programs and showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management systems.
 
The finalists in each divisional category will compete at the AGC National Convention for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award.
State Tax Advisors - Taxes Made EASY!
State Tax Advisors
Whether you are a general commercial contractor or a multistate industrial specialty contractor, State Tax Advisors promises to provide the best quality assurance and tax services.  Because each construction project has it's own challenges, our experienced tax consultants are able to assist you with the itricate requirements for federal and state tax regulations.
Click here to learn how we can help
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Resources
With the approach of Thanskgiving and the holiday season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is issuing communications on limiting exposure that places individuals at risk of COVID-19. The latest newsletter addresses the wearing of face masks, households living in close quarters, attending events and other topics.
 
OSHA has published additional frequently asked questions and answers regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of the coronavirus.
 
These FAQs are the latest effort by OSHA to provide employers and employees with more information about how it will enforce its standards and regulations during the pandemic. OSHA has also previously published revised enforcement guidance detailing how OSHA will enforce the recordkeeping requirements of 29 CFR 1904 for employee coronavirus illnesses for all employers.
Ensuring adequate ventilation throughout the work environment can help to maintain a safe and healthy workplace. 
Check out OSHA's guidance on maintaining proper ventilation in the workplace.
 
News you can Use
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner discussed the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, economic concerns and efforts to grow the next generation of local companies in his 2020 State of the City address.  
Greater Houston Partnership Senior Vice President of Research Patrick Jankowski provides insight into areas such as jobs, consumer sentiment and GDP in this latest economic update.
A study conducted by the University of Texas at Austin has found that the risk of coronavirus hospitalization in the construction industry is five times more than in other occupations.
The study found a correlation between unrestricted construction work and an increased risk for COVID-19 hospitalization.
The construction industry is watching Congress' lame-duck session for legislation governing construction and infrastructure through September. Decisions must be made by Dec. 11, when stopgap funding runs out.
A gain of 3.3% in the institutional component offset a 4.4% drop in the commercial component to hold the overall decline of the Dodge Momentum Index to 1.8% in October. Planning activity remains robust in the warehouse market, but plans for hotels and retail projects could stall as developers anticipate the next wave of coronavirus cases, Dodge Data & Analytics says.
 

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