All the Best, Tamara
When I first met Tamara Hancock, our conversations often included something about her daughter Julie as a Pre-K student at St. Rose of Lima School. This year, Julie graduates from Texas A&M University. Needless to say, Tamara and I have been working together for a long time. During those twenty plus years, she has always stepped up – quite successfully I might add – in whichever role she was asked to take the lead.
Now, with the opportunity to lead the American Subcontractors Association – Houston chapter as Executive Director, Tamara will soon be departing AGC Houston. As a mainstay at the Chapter, and more than a right-hand to me, her departure is bittersweet. Along with the AGC staff, I am excited for her with this new opportunity; but she will nonetheless be missed! We wish her only the best in her new role.
And congratulations to Julie as well!
AGC Houston, AGC of America and Tellepsen Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Construction Workers
Over 200 construction workers from dozens of companies, and their families, received their first COVID-19 vaccination free of charge at a clinic hosted by Tellepsen, AGC Houston and AGC of America on April 21, 2021. The vaccine clinic is part of a nationwide construction industry vaccination push being organized by the association to protect workers and local communities from the coronavirus.
Many thanks to Maryanne Henn, Tellepsen HR Director, and her team for leading the charge in our partnership and for organizing the clinic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, AGC has worked tirelessly to make safety a priority and tag our industry as “essential.” Hosting a clinic to vaccinate our workforce and their families is just another way to make sure our industry remains committed to its people and finishes strong. For event photos, please visit our Facebook Gallery.
Leadership AGC Partners with Rebuilding Together Houston for a Day of Service
Another successful Day of Service for the 2021 class of Leadership AGC is in the books! Last Saturday, April 24, the LAGC class took time from their busy schedules to participate in our Day of Service with Rebuilding Together Houston. The annual Day of Service is a mandatory module of the Leadership AGC program and is designed to promote class camaraderie, leadership and community outreach. This year’s program was managed by Luke Roach of Rogers-O’Brien, JP Martinez of Pieper-Houston Electric, LP, John Morvant of Tellepsen and Shannon Davis of Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. Thanks to the LAGC volunteers and facilitators for taking time to serve our community and showcase you construction skills. For event photos, please visit our Facebook Gallery.
AGC Michelin Fleet Advantage Program
AGC Members Save Up to 31% on Tires
AGC is excited to announce that we have added the Camso and Solideal line of products to the program as well. With Camso, you have access to more tires, solids and tracks to address additional construction and material handling equipment needs.
The AGC Michelin Fleet Advantage Program pricing is available at home and on the road, so you can control your tire costs if you are a localized or long haul based operation. Because Michelin knows that you may have more needs other than just truck tires, the Full Line Program will also help in your cost control of other Michelin product lines, such as Passenger Car and Light Truck, Earthmover, Compact Line, CAMSO or Tweel Tires.
AGC Members Saved Over 13.8 Million Dollars Last Year Using AGC Member Discount Programs
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 (email@example.com) or Dr. Zia Ud Din (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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JE Dunn Construction Company Announces Additions to Houston Office
HOUSTON, Texas — JE Dunn Construction Company’s Houston office has announced two additions to their senior level team. Dr. Bernard Furlow, PhD has joined the company as vice president and Ruben Gonzalez has joined as a senior project manager. The Houston office (one of 24 nationally) opened in 1997 and has a local team of 45.
Dr. Bernard Furlow, PhD, Vice President
Dr. Furlow is a vice president and group manager with 30 years of architectural and construction experience. He is experienced in design management, cost efficiency, scheduling, quality control and safety. Furlow brings a specialty in sports arena construction to the Houston office. He is also Co-Chair of JE Dunn Construction's National Black Employee Resource Group, which focuses on black employee engagement and connectivity and promotes retention, community outreach and recruitment while assisting in accelerating the company to the forefront of its industry peers.
Ruben Gonzalez, Senior Project Manager
Ruben Gonzalez has more than 25 years of professional experience in project and program management in both the public and private sector. Gonzalez brings his prior experience in healthcare, commercial, academic, and historical preservation to JE Dunn. As part of JE Dunn Construction Company’s Houston office, he will provide overall direction and leadership for assigned work programs throughout the life cycle of project deliverables and be responsible for providing strategic direction, operational excellence, financial management, team leadership and relationship management with all stakeholders.
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
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