Members' Edge
Message from the President/CEO

Honoring Steve Dishman

Just over two weeks ago, our industry lost a tremendous leader in Steve Dishman. While many of us knew him as the Chairman of Brookstone, an AGC Board Member, and for his tremendous contributions to the Houston construction industry, Steve’s beautiful obituary highlights many other aspects of Steve’s personal life that most were not aware of. In addition to the Celebration of Life on April 20, AGC Houston will be hosting a reception to honor and pay tribute to Steve on Wednesday, April 27, from 3-5 p.m. (come and go) here at the AGC Office. We encourage any and all construction industry friends to join us for snacks and beverages as we remember our dear colleague. We also ask that you consider taking the time to write Steve a personal thank you note to be placed in a box for his family to read later, so they can truly feel the impact that Steve had on so many people across our industry. 

Please click here to view Steve's Obituary and Celebration of Life details. 

 

Events

Mark Your Calendar!

APRIL 

26: Women in Construction Poker Clinic

MAY

12: 2022 Advocacy Breakfast - Featuring Mayor Sylvester Turner

 

19: CLC Poker Tournament

25: Orientation AGC

JUNE

2: Member Mixer

8: Mid-Year Safety Meeting - Registration Opening Soon

JULY

14: Vets in Construction Shootout - Registration Opening Soon

 

Education/Training

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! Please click here for more information.

APRIL

22: Texas Sales and Use Taxes - Virtual Edition

26 - May 24: Intro to Construction Plan Reading & Specification Documents

28: Jobsite Innovation Forum: Construction Field Mmgt. Software

MAY

9 - 30: BIM Education Program Units 1-4 - Virtual Edition

11: Contract Law - Virtual Edition

12: Fundamentals of Building Trades - Drywall 

19 - June 16: Lean Construction Education Units 1-7 - Virtual Edition

JUNE

7 - July 26: AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program - Virtual Edition

13 - 17: Project Manager Development Program - Virtual Edition

15: Crisis Communications - Details Coming Soon!

17: Texas Lien Laws

17: Advanced Texas Lien Laws

21: Fundamentals of Building Trades - Masonry 

Now Accepting RFP's for AGC's Education & Research Foundation Case Study Program

The AGC Education and Research Foundation is committed to the growth, development, and encouragement of field research initiatives to enhance the education of construction management students. In support of this vision, the AGC Foundation commissions case studies that will provide today's construction management students with the tools to build the industry's future. Cases written by faculty-contractor teams are based on actual experience and provide students with the opportunity to work through issues in a classroom setting.

The AGC Education and Research Foundation is currently soliciting proposals for the development of educational case studies related to the following topics:

• Crane Safety

• Incorporating Diversity and Inclusion on a Construction Site

• Use of Drones in Construction

All proposals are due no later than 5 p.m. EDT, June 20, 2022. Click here to view the Case Study RFP.

Case Studies published by the foundation are available in the AGC bookstore as free downloads to industry trainers and faculty members. We welcome your feedback, especially regarding your experience using the studies and your students’ response to them. 

For questions please contact paige.packard@agc.org

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Andrews Myers, PC
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. AGC Houston is not an OSHA Training Institute Education Center, but serves as a Host-Training Organization for The University of Texas at Arlington OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

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

APRIL

18 - 21: OSHA #511 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

20 - 21: OSHA 10-HOUR

25 - 28: OSHA #500 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION 

25 - 28: #OSHA 502 UPDATE FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINERS

27 - 29: OSHA #503 UPDATE FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINERS

29: OSHA #7115 - LOCKOUT/TAGOUT

MAY

2 - 5: OSHA #501 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

5 - 26: OSHA 30-HOUR 

6: OSHA #7405 FALL HAZARD AWARENESS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

9 - 12: RM 101, SAFETY, HEALTH, AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK MANAGEMENT

9 - 12: #510 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION

10 - 11: OSHA 10-HOUR

10 - 12: OSHA #3015 EXCAVATION, TRENCHING, AND SOIL MECHANICS 

16 - 19: OSHA #511 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

17 - 19: OSHA #2264 PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE ENTRY 

17 - 19: OSHA #3115 FALL PROTECTION 

23 - 26: OSHA #500 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION

23 - 26: OSHA #521 OSHA GUIDE TO INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

31 - June 2: OSHA #2055 CRANES IN CONSTRUCTION

 OSHA releases National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards and It’s In Effect

What is the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on heat?

  • The NEP creates, for the first time, a nationwide enforcement mechanism for OSHA to proactively
    inspect workplaces for heat-related hazards in general industry, maritime, construction, or agriculture
    operation alleging hazardous exposures to heat (outdoors and/or indoors). This means that OSHA can now launch heat-related inspections on high-risk worksites before workers suffer preventable injuries,illnesses or fatalities.
  • The NEP encourages employers to protect workers from heat hazards by providing employee access to water, rest, shade, adequate training, and implementing acclimatization procedures for new or returning employees. It contains both enforcement and outreach/compliance assistance components.
  • The NEP establishes heat priority days when the heat index is expected to be 80°F or higher. On heat priority days:
    - OSHA will initiate compliance assistance in the targeted high-risk industries.
    - OSHA will also continue to inspect any alleged heat-related fatality/catastrophe, complaint or
    referral regardless of whether the worksite falls within a targeted industry of this NEP.
  • OSHA will conduct programmed (pre-planned) inspections in targeted high-risk industries on any day
    that the National Weather Service has announced a heat warning or advisory for the local area.
  • OSHA also recognizes that many businesses want to do the right thing by developing heat illness
    prevention plans to keep their employees safe.
    - On heat priority days, OSHA field staff will engage in proactive outreach and technical/compliance
    assistance to help keep workers safe on the job.
    Impacted Industries
  • The NEP targets over 70 high-risk industries based on:
    - Bureau of Labor Statistics data on incidence rates of heat-related illnesses and number of
    employee days away from work rate;
    - Elevated numbers of fatalities or hospitalizations reported by employers to OSHA; and
    - Highest number of heat-related general duty clause 5(a)(1) violations and Hazard Alert Letters over
    a 5-year period (1/1/2017 thru 12/31/2021), or highest number of OSHA heat inspections since
    2017.

Why is the NEP necessary?

  • The danger of extreme heat increases each year due to continuing effects of climate change.
    - 18 of the last 19 summers were the hottest on record.
  • Workers suffer over 3,500 injuries and illnesses related to heat each year.
  • Low-wage workers and workers of color disproportionally make up the population of employees exposed to high levels of heat, intensifying socioeconomic and racial inequalities.

What are the timeframes?

  • The NEP is effective April 8, 2022, and will remain in effect for three years unless canceled or extended by a superseding directive. 

For more information, please click here

AGC HOUSTON NEWS

AGC Houston Hosts 30th Annual AGC BBQ Cook-Off

The Houston commercial construction industry came together for AGC Houston’s Annual Barbecue Cook-Off and Fair April 1 and 2, 2022. Twenty-two cook teams competed in categories that included best theme, best hospitality, best margarita, salsa, bloody Mary, crawfish, dessert, ribs, brisket, and chicken.

This year’s event raised funds for Covenant House, a nonprofit organization that builds a bridge to hope for young people facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking through unconditional love, absolute respect and relentless support. A big thank you to all of the participating teams, sponsors, volunteers and attendees for supporting the event.

Congratulations to Overall Grand Champion, Brian Parker - The Beck Group Team 1; Reserve Grand Champion, Tim Kuykendall - The Beck Group, Team 2,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 Satruday, please click here

For a full list of event winners, please click here

 

AGC Houston's Construction Leadership Council Hosts Educational Fieldtrip & Happy Hour at MGC, Inc. 

On April 12, 2022, the Construction Leadership Council gathered at MGC, Inc. for a quarterly educational field trip and happy hour. The program consisted of a shop tour that included seeing their technology and people in action and a talk on their design and BIM capabilities. MGC, Inc., is a custom millwork manufacturer headquartered in Houston. Many thanks to everyone at MGC who worked to make the program a success.

Please click here to learn more about MGC, Inc. 

  

AGC Houston Hosts First Women in Construction Council Membership Drive & Happy Hour

 On April 13, the AGC Houston Women in Construction Council kicked off its first Membership Drive and Happy Hour at Cottonwood Houston! Huge thanks to Bartlett Cocke General Contractors for sponsoring the event.

Do you want to meet like-minded professionals in the commercial construction industry, attend networking events, and more? The Women in Construction Council is for you! Contact Charlene Anthony (charlene.a@agchouston.org) for more information on how to get involved. 

Click here to view event photos. 

Click here to view Women in Construction Council application. 

  

 

Join the AGC Houston Women in Construction Council Today!

Join our Women in Construction Council and never miss out on the next big event, networking opportunity, or any chance to meet like-minded professionals in the commercial construction industry. Membership includes entry into four quarterly educational happy hours per year and is open to all construction professionals.

Why AGC Houston Women in Construction Membership?

Features 

  • Name you can trust
  • AGC Houston-sponsored initiative
  • Year membership dues
  • Includes education, networking, and community service projects
  • Industry support and access to resources

Benefits 

  • Grow your circle of influence
  • Part of the AGC family of programs
  • Camaraderie
  • Sense of community
  • Personal and professional growth
  • Be a change agent for the industry
  • Professional credibility

Please click here for more information or contact Charlene Anthony at charlene.a@agchouston.org.

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Old Republic Surety Company
Member News

AGC Houston Members Win Big at AGC of America 2022 Annual Convention 

AGC Houston is proud to announce that many of our members won prestigious awards at the Associated General Contractors of America 2022 Annual Convention. We'd like to thank everyone who traveled to Grapevine, Texas, to support the Houston chapter.

Congrats to the Winners

  • Karsten Interior Services - Build America Award, Speciality Contractor, The Ion
  • McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. - Build America Award, Building New or Renovation ($126 Million or More), Nancy and Rich Kinder Building
  • Tellepsen - First Place Construction Safety Excellence Award, Building Division (250,000-550,000 Work Hours)
  • Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. - First Place Construction Safety Excellence Award, Construction Management Division (250,000-700,000 Work Hours)
  • Karsten Interior Services - First Place Construction Safety Excellence Award, Specialty Division (500,000 - 1 Million Work Hours)
Membership Benefits

AGC Members Saved Over $24 Million 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 Houston Announces New – and Improved – Health Program

The Associated General Contractors Houston Chapter Plan Offers:

  • Wellness (Includes programs such as UnitedHealthcare Motion®, Real Appeal® and Rally®)
  • Significant member discounts
  • Multiple plan designs and options available
  • Discounted ancillary programs
  • Virtual visits

AGC Houston is excited to offer its member companies the Associated General Contractors Houston Chapter Plan in partnership with UnitedHealthcare. The new program will provide AGC members with the opportunity to choose from a broad selection of significantly discounted plans to meet their company's respective needs. Customization and flexibility for each member company is one of the benefits of the program.

Companies involved in most aspects of the construction industry are eligible for a proposal. To participate, contact our plan partner, The Stevenson Group, and they will guide you through the enrollment and underwriting process if you are interested in the program.

For More Information, Contact:
Brian Stevenson
Phone: 281-371-6061

Email: brian@thebcsg.com

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