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Join AGC for COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction  April 19-23

Please join AGC of America and its partners on the Construction Industry Safety Coalition in planning to participate in the COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, April 19-23. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness of the safety, effectiveness and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination among construction workers.

AGC encourages members to take time to share important information with their staff, trade contractors, subcontractors and partners about the benefits of vaccination and encourage them to register to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Click HERE to access resources to help you get started on planning your activities. In addition, please let us know if you are planning to participate by completing a brief survey HERE. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact AGC of America's Senior Director of Safety & Health Services, Kevin Cannon, at kevin.cannon@agc.org or 703-837-5410.

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AGC News

AGC Members See Rise in Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

AGC chapters and members should be aware that fraudulent unemployment claims are on the rise. While this has been a problem throughout the pandemic and while the construction industry is not a unique target, many AGC members have reported experiencing such claims and some have reported a spike in recent weeks.

The problem has spread across the country. States – which are largely overwhelmed with both legitimate and illegitimate unemployment claims due to the pandemic – are each responding in their own ways, but the federal government has also taken some action. On March 22, the U.S. Department of Labor launched a new website with information about unemployment insurance identity theft and how victims can report stolen benefits. (A Spanish translation of the website is also available.) Last July, the FBI also issued an alert. In addition to guidance directly provided by state and federal governments, the law firm Baker Donelson has published an article with a concise list of tips for employers.

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Education/Training

UPCOMING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Spring into action with AGC Houston's professional development programs! These courses are intended for the following construction professionals: Superintendents, Project Engineers, Project Managers, Accounting Staff, Project Support Staff, Project Executives, Business Development, Technology Support Staff and more!

APRIL

22: Texas Construction Law Basics

23: Texas Sales and Use Taxes for Contractors

28: COBRA Subsidy Program

29: Employment Practices HR Roundtable

MAY

4: Jobsite Innovation Forum: Maximize Your Tech Resources

12: Contract Law

17 - June 21: Intro to Construction Plan Reading & Specification Documents

25: Conceptual Planning and Scheduling and Risk Mitigation

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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.

APRIL

26-29: RM 101: SHERM Principles

26: OSHA 7100: Intro to Machinery & Machine Safeguarding - Spanish

27-29: OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry - Spanish

30: OSHA 7505: Intro to Accident Incident Investigation

MAY

3-6: OSHA 3095: Electrical Standards

12-20: OSHA 30-Hour

10: OSHA 7405: Fall Hazard Awareness for Construction Industry

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Resources

Medicare – Enrollment & Opportunities

Guest Speaker: Joel Nogueria – HealthPlanOne

On April 22, 2021, Joel will discuss how to navigate the Medicare enrollment process and some common misconceptions and potential opportunities to realize. Joel is a sales manager with HealthPlanOne and has over a decade of experience helping individuals navigate their Medicare situation.

If you need any help registering for the event or have any questions, please contact Marcus Fair at mfair@rwbaird.com.

Register now.

Survey: Visualization Technology for Remote Work in Architecture Engineering & Construction

You are invited to participate in this survey about the use of visualization technologies for telework in the AEC industry. Visualization Technologies refer to technologies that focus on using real and/or generated imagery, text or data such as BIM, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, drones and hi-resolution/360 cameras. The data analysis results from this survey will help provide much-needed insights about the use of Visualization Technologies in the AEC industry, which will be important to professionals and academia. This survey would take approximately 10 minutes of your time, and responses to this survey would be completely anonymous. 

If there are any concerns or questions regarding the completion of this survey, kindly reach out to me or Samuel Sowunmi (ossowunm@cougarnet.uh.edu) or Dr. Zia Ud Din (uziauddi@uh.edu

See survey link - Click here. Deadline to participate is April 30, 2021.

A summary report of this survey would be available upon completion of this study. If you would like to receive the summary report, kindly provide your email address at the end of the survey.

WebEd: The $1.9 Trillion COVID-Relief Law: What Construction Firms Need to Know

April 21, 2021 - 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Member Price: $0
Non-Member Price: $49

Description: The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act — the new COVID-relief law — includes: significant amounts of federal funding that can be utilized for a wide variety of purposes; changes to federal tax law; and relief for multiemployer pension plans, among other things. But how much money goes to public and private construction investment projects? Will federal requirements attach to projects that use these funds? How should construction firms account for changes to tax law, recent updates to the Paycheck Protection Program, and multiemployer pension plans?  

Register now.

News you can Use

Spring Branch ISD is Hiring

SBISD has two open positions for Construction Teachers at Northbrook High School and Spring Woods High School. Access the details here: SBISD Construciton Tech Job Openings

New Members

TradeSTAR, Inc.
4001 Nations Dr.
Pasadena, TX 77505
Phone: 281-991-0100
Website: www.tradestarinc.com

 

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