Members' Edge
Message from the President/CEO

AGC Members:

The industry needs your support!

Earlier this month, the misleadingly-named Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act was reintroduced in Congress. This legislation would dismantle the delicate balance of federal labor policy that has endured for decades by providing unions with additional economic weapons without regard to their detrimental impact on an employee’s right to free choice and privacy and an employer’s ability to effectively manage its operations regardless of whether it is a union or open shop firm. 

Tell your U.S. representative and senators that the PRO Act is bad for construction.

To learn more, visit the AGC Action Alert where you will have the opportunity to contact your representative directly. 

– Jerry 

Jerry Nevlud
President & CEO
AGC Houston

Events

** New Date: Safety Committee Meeting **

Join fellow AGC Houston members and safety professionals to discuss issues and regulations that affect the commercial construction industry. Learn more

Keep Your Calendar Full!

MARCH

1: AGC Houston Scholarship Application Deadline

25: Member Mixer on the AGC Lawn

MAY

22: APEX Awards Gala at The Houstonian

JUNE

18-19: BBQ Cook-Off at Pasadena Fairgrounds

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Membership Benefits
  

 

Join the AGC Southwest Chapters 401k Plan

Your company can participate in the largest AGC 401(k) plan in the nation if you are a member of any AGC Chapter in the state of Texas or Louisiana AGC. Contact Stephen Ellsworth at sellsworth@rwbaird.com or 713-296-8050 to learn more.

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Add AGC Member Discount Programs to your toolbox! Learn more

AGC News

Abbott Lays Out His "Emergency Item" Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session, With Pandemic Response at the Forefront

Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities for the 2021 legislative session will focus primarily on the state’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, along with other key issues, including expansion of broadband internet, election law reform, changes to Texas’ criminal bail system, preventing local governments from defunding police, and providing protection for businesses from lawsuits related to the pandemic.

Earlier this month in the governor’s biannual State of the State address, Abbott’s legislative agenda lays out “emergency items,” which lawmakers can act upon in the first 60 days of the legislative session that began Jan. 12. No other proposed legislation can receive a vote in those first 60 days. 

Read Gov. Abbott's etnire State of the Stae address

AGC Houston: The Path to Being Essential

The 2021 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook

Most contractors expect demand for many types of construction to shrink in 2021 even as the pandemic is prompting many owners to delay or cancel already-planned projects, meaning few firms will hire new workers, according to survey results released in January by the Associated General Contractors of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The findings are detailed in The Pandemic’s Growing Impacts on the Construction Industry: The 2021 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report. Read on

Education/Training

A Lean Program Designed For The Commercial Construction Industry

Lean Construction Program: Units 1-7 (Virtual Option)

Begins March 4, 2021, through April 30, 2021

This class is taught online using Zoom Meetings and is a joint venture between AGC Houston, AGC of Metro DC and AGC Florida East Coast Chapters.

How lean is implemented within a construction firm can vary based on many factors, and the lean transformation is most effectively driven and planned by individuals within a firm. Following completion of this program, individuals will have a deep knowledge of both the theory and application of Lean Construction and will be able to sit for an exam to earn AGC's Certificate of Management - Lean Construction (CM-Lean) credential.

Learn more.

AGC Houston Scholarship Applications Now Open

Do you know a student pursing a career in construction?

AGC Houston is pleased to announce that applications for the Patrick J. Kiley Excellence In Leadership Scholarship are now being accepted through March 1, 2021.

No application fees! For qualifications criteria and other information, click here.

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Safety

Upcoming Safety Classes

AGC Houston is proud to partner with the The Region VI OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington. The OSHA Education Center at The University of Texas at Arlington is the top-ranked OSHA Training Institute Education Center in the country.

Additional classes scheduled for January. View the full list of OSHA courses here.

FEBRUARY

24-25: OSHA 10-Hour For Construction

MARCH

8-11: OSHA 2045: Machinery And Machine Guarding Standards

10-18: OSHA 30-Hour For Construction

15-17: OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

16-18: OSHA 3115: Fall Protection

17: OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

22-25: OSHA 2015: Hazard Materials

22-25: OSHA 510: Standards for Construction

Resources

AGC Provides Vaccine Policy Resources Free to Members

In response to the present situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic and the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, AGC of America (AGC) has recently produced several resources to assist construction employers as they consider any vaccine policies.  Learn more

AGC Construction Impact Model

AGC has partnered with a leading regional economist, Brian Lewandowski of the University of Colorado Boulder, to create AGC's Construction Impact Model. The model is a tool that can be used by members, chapters, policy makers and researchers to understand the economic impact of infrastructure investment by state. Learn more.

ConstructorCast

The ConstructorCast is AGC of America's monthly podcast covering all the news, views and interviews relevant to your construction business. Below you will find our latest episodes – listen as contractors and industry experts discuss business opportunities and challenges facing today’s construction industry. Be sure to click the special editions tab to hear timely updates on notable happenings and how AGC is involved and representing the interests of the construction industry. Learn more.

Here's Looking at You

AGC Members Hit Their Mark at Annual Advocacy Clay Shoot

On Feb. 9, 2021, with the support of the AGC Sporting Clays Event Committee, more than 200 novice shooters and marksmen participated in a tournament at the Greater Houston Gun Club. Many thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and to the teams that helped to sell out the tournament, which helps to raise advocacy funds. Read on.

News you can Use

New Digital Check-In Apps Emerge on Construction Sites to Protect Employers and Employees

COVID-19 has led construction companies to adopt new digital check-in apps that keep employees safe and jobsites symptom-free from the virus. Employers are discovering additional benefits with the use of these apps – benefits that may protect them from potential lawsuits. Read on.

 

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