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AGC News

In Remembrance of Guion McKenzie Roberts 

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Guion McKenzie Roberts. He was someone special within our industry, but especially to the AGC Houston Chapter.

Guion served as Project Manager/Superintendent with Pin Oak Interests and was chosen to lead the major interior renovation of the chapter’s building in 2008. Upon the completion of the project, Guion continued to work with AGC Office Manager Brenda Ward on any number of building maintenance issues.

Those that had the privilege of knowing and working with Guion will remember him as a kind man who was a hard worker, very knowledgeable, dependable, patient and took great pride in his work. Guion will be greatly missed.

 

AGC to Host Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) at National Convention

Cheer on Peterson Beckner Industries, Inc. and Linbeck Group, LLC as they head to Orlando, Florida, to compete in the Construction Safety Excellent Awards next week!

The purpose of the CSEA is to recognize those construction companies that excel at safety performance. The CSEA closely examines each candidate's commitment to safety and occupational health management and risk control. Unlike other safety award programs that limit the criteria to frequency rates, the CSEA selection process is considerably more comprehensive. Each application will be reviewed for evidence of:

  • Company management commitment
  • Active employee participation
  • Safety training
  • Work site hazard identification and control
  • Safety program innovation
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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!

SEPTEMBER

13 - October 5: BIM Units 1-4 VIRTUAL PROGRAM

OCTOBER

1: Texas Sales and Use Taxes for Contractors

5: Conceptual Planning, Scheduling, and Risk Mitigation 

15: Texas Lien Laws

15: Advanced Texas Lien Laws

19 - November 16: Project Manager Development Program 2.0 

 

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

View the full list of OSHA UT-A courses here.

SEPTEMBER

20 - 23: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

21 - 23: OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Space Entry 

27 - 30: OSHA 501: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards General Industry

27 - 29: OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

29 - October 1: OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers


OCTOBER

4 - 7: OSHA 3095: Electrical Standards

4 - 7: OSHA 510: Occup Safety and Health Standards for Construction

6 - 7: OSHA 10-Hour

11 - 14: OSHA 511: Standards for General Industry

18 - 21: OSHA 500: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction

19 - 28: OSHA 30-HOUR

25 - 28: OSHA 501: Trainer Course in OSHA Standards General Industry

25 - 28: OSHA 521: Guide to Industrial Hygiene

26 - 28: OSHA 3085: Principles of Scaffolding

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Andrews Myers Employment Group Releases FAQ on New Vaccine Requirements

President Biden announced on September 8, 2021, that he has directed the Department of Labor to require all businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are either vaccinated or tested for COVID-19 once a week. No Executive Order or other rule has been issued at this time to discuss the time frame, requirements or potential fines for failing to do so. 

This FAQ will address questions for private employers or federal contractors in determining requirements under these Executive Orders and the expected guidance. Click here to view FAQs

 

To support the growth of our city, we must first invest in growing the construction industry

 By: Bernard Furlow, PhD, Vice President at JE Dunn Houston

The U.S. Census numbers are out, showing what we have already known. Currently the largest and most diverse city in Texas, Houston is expected to continue to see exponential growth over the coming years. And with this growth comes a need for city expansion and a strong network of workers ready to support it. In a city as large and diverse as Houston, we need a workforce reflective of our diverse population to understand the true needs of the city in which we live and work.

At JE Dunn Construction, we’ve been proactively preparing for this growth within our city by investing in our communities, our staff and the Houston commercial construction ecosystem as a whole.

Historically in the construction industry, finding a large network of minority/women owned business enterprises (MWBEs) can be challenging, especially with all the various scopes of work and market sectors. At JE Dunn, we approach every situation based on our guiding principles. One of my favorite guiding principles is “doing the right thing.” Doing the right thing means we owe it to ourselves, our clients, our communities and local MWBEs to intentionally seek out, engage and mentor these businesses and do our part in changing the commercial construction culture and environment in order to be more diverse and inclusive.

Changing the culture of commercial construction must begin from within the industry. We place a strong emphasis on how we, as a national company, can build up the communities in which we operate while also expanding networks and creating sustainable changes. We have progressively expanded our donation and volunteer efforts with an intentional focus to partner with local MWBEs to build a more comprehensive and inclusive construction network here in Houston.

This effort began with seeking out local MWBEs and inviting key players into our offices or virtual meetings, developing strong relationships and ultimately providing opportunities to partner with JE Dunn on all project pursuits.

And we’ve already seen firsthand how this approach can have an impact. Earlier this year, JE Dunn was one of only six companies — and the ONLY construction company — in Houston awarded in the Houston Business Journal’s Outstanding Supplier Diversity category for their annual “Diversity in Business Awards.” This is because we take the time to invest in diversity, equity and inclusion.

It’s easy for companies to simply write a check or check a box when it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts. For us, is means so much more. It’s about rooting this work into the culture of our company, community and the industry in which we’re so proud to work. Many underutilized businesses are capable, but not given the fair opportunity to perform due to a variety of roadblocks and hurdles. These challenges prevent businesses from creating jobs, sustainability, planned growth, bonding capacities, development of staffing and further investing into our communities.

As a vice president in the Houston office of JE Dunn Construction, I will build on our long-standing commitment to helping MWBEs succeed. One way this will be accomplished is through our “Minority Contractor Development” (MCD) program, a free series of classes and activities designed to prepare minority and women contractors for success, help grow their businesses and launch partnerships with companies that share our values.

We encourage all construction related MWBEs to reach out to JE Dunn’s Houston office to participate in this opportunity to connect on future projects. Our goal is to expand our network and develop our database with great businesses that share the same commonalities that we have as a company — seeking to enrich lives through inspired people and places.

As a national general contractor, we have the ability and the responsibility to positively impact the lives of these business owners and their employees by putting in the extra time and effort to help them succeed. It is not just about building structures, it’s also about building communities.  

 

Get Your AGC of America Convention Started Off Right by Joining S. Florida AGC & Milwaukee for the Florida Golf Challenge

The South Florida AGC invites AGC of America Convention attendees & AGC Equipment,Technology & Construction Solutions Expo attendees to join us for The Florida Golf Challenge benefitting Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit resort in Kissimmee, Florida, that provides week-long, cost-free wish vacations to critically ill children and their families.


The Florida Golf Challenge Presented by The South Florida AGC takes place at Hawks Landing, which is on property at the Marriott World Center and steps away from the AGC of America Convention & AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo.


Join us on Wednesday, September 21, for a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and play alongside fellow convention goers for some great prizes and bragging rights. Your entry fee includes a light breakfast, access to on-course bars, on-course games, a tournament shirt and an awards lunch with some great raffle prizes.

Please click here to register.  

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