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AUGUST

9: 2021 CLC Golf Tournament - Register Now!

19: Member Mixer- Save the Date! 

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Membership Benefits

AGC Members Saved Over 13.8 Million Dollars Last Year Using AGC Member Discount Programs 

AGC's Membership Discount Programs provide members access to high-quality services, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line products, from discounts on vehicles to office supplies to cloud-based construction management solutions. AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations.

When it comes to your company's bottom-line, your membership in AGC pays dividends. These value added discounts will give you the competitive advantage over your competition.

AGC News

Gov. Abbott Signs Key AGC Legislation into Law 

After the Texas Legislature adjourned sine die on May 31, Governor Abbott had until June 20 to sign or veto bills that made it to his desk. This session, our top priority was Senate Bill 219, which would make contractors no longer liable for design defects. This bill was signed into law on June 16 and is effective September 1, 2021. 

Other notable priority bills that were signed into law are: Senate Bill 338 – Creating uniform general conditions (UGCs) for K-12 building construction; House Bill 3069 – Shortening the statute of repose for public work to 8 years plus 1 year to sue; House Bill 2416 – Closing the commercial general liability coverage gap for attorney’s fees; and Senate Bill 968 – Language that keeps construction open and essential during a pandemic. 
 
To learn more about these bills (and others), please visit constructorsvote.com or join us at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa from July 27 through July 29 for AGC-Texas Building Branch’s Legislative Update Event & Summer Gathering. Details: https://www.agctbb.org/2021-summer-gathering

AGC Action Alert

As construction materials remain at record high prices and face continued availability challenges, President Biden and Congress are taking actions to make things worse. 

Meanwhile, construction firms around the country are absorbing these costs — which would better be invested in recruiting and retaining construction workers — without significant relief in sight.

That’s why AGC needs you to tell President Biden and Congress to take actions to improve the construction supply chain, not make it worse. To take action, please click here

 

29th Annual AGC Houston BBQ Cook-Off
June 18-19, 2021

The Houston commercial construction industry came together for AGC Houston’s 29th Annual Barbecue Cook-Off and Fair June 18 and 19, 2021. Twenty cook teams competed in categories that included best theme and best margarita, salsa, Bloody Mary, dessert, ribs, brisket, and chicken.

This year’s event raised funds for Paws for Heroes, a nonprofit organization that rescues homeless dogs and professionally trains them to serve as companion dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD, at no cost to the veteran. A big thank you to all of the participating teams, sponsors, volunteers and attendees for supporting the event.

Congratulations to Grand Champion, Mason Road Sheet Metal; Reserve Grand Champion, The Beck Group, Team 1, and to all the winning teams. Special congratulations as well to Lance Smith of Hoar Construction who received the Ralph Morton Spirit Award.

Check out photos from the event on our Facebook page and tag yourself!

For photos from Friday, please click here.
For photos from Saturday, please click here

For a complete list of winning teams, please click here

 
Peckar & Abramson
Education/Training

UPCOMING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

You're not going to want to miss out on 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!

JUNE

30: Contract Law - VIRTUAL OPTION

JULY

20 - August 19: Project Manager Development Program 2.0 - VIRTUAL OPTION

Missed a course? We've got you covered! You can purchase recordings of previous courses here

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 Keeping Safety Viral 

Now more than ever, as the state continues to re-open for business, it is imperative that we all adhere to the safety protocols that have been put in place. It is equally important that each of you continue spreading that message up and down the supply chain. As has been stated many times, COVID-19 is global, but personal. Each of us need to do our part to KEEP SAFETY VIRAL. For more information, please visit our COVID-19: Construction Industry Resources page.

Leadership AGC Panel & Discussion

On June 23, 2021, AGC Houston hosted a Leadership AGC panel discussion with three seasoned construction leaders who shared how people and experiences have impacted their careers. Lead by Tony Ali of Peckar & Abramson, P.C., and Shannon Davis of Marek Brothers Systems, Inc., the group heard from Jim Stevenson of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., Mike Holland of Marek Brother Systems, Inc., and James Bryant of Anslow Bryant Construction. Huge thanks to these gentlemen for sharing their experiences with everyone who attended the session!

 

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Orange County Flooring
415 Old Hwy 90 W. 
Jefferson, TX 77662
Phone: 409-769-0913
Website: customflooringtexas.com

 

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