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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.

Gain Your Competitive Edge with AGC's Live Virtual Training Programs

Introducing AGC’s Live Virtual Training. The same high-quality learning experience and expert instruction you expect from AGC in-person classroom training from the comfort of your home or work computer. Please click here for more information. 

 

AUGUST

9 - September 9: AGC Edge Building Information Modeling - Virtual Training

10 - 22: AGC Edge Construction Supervision Fundamentals - Virtual Training

11: Employment Law - Virtual Edition

30 - September 21: AGC Edge Building Information Modeling - Virtual Training

SEPTEMBER 

9 - 28: AGC Edge Construction Supervision Fundamentals - Virtual Training

12 - 30: AGC Edge Project Manager Development Program - Virtual Training

13: Conceptual Planning and Scheduling - Virtual Edition

13 - November 1: AGC Edge Lean Construction Education Program - Virtual Training

19 - 23: AGC Edge Project Manager Development Program - Virtual Training

20: Fundamentals of Building Trades - Roofing Systems

30 - October 28: AGC Edge Project Manager Development Program - Virtual Training

AGC Education and Research Foundation Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship is Now Open

Each year, the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. The application closes November 1, 2022.

Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry.

Students can click here to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Paige Packard, Program Director, AGC Education and Research Foundation, paige.packard@agc.org.

Architecture + Construction Science Career Fair Fall 2022

The Architecture and Construction Science Departments at Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture will hold their annual Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The event will take place in the Nathelyne Archie-Kennedy Building and the adjoining Fabrication Center. Students majoring in Architecture and/or Construction Science are encouraged to participate in this event. 

You are encouraged to join us and experience this opportunity to connect with potential employees. By accepting our invitation, your firm will receive:

  •  A booth located in the Kennedy Architecture Building or the Fabrication Center.
  •  Complementary parking and food (light breakfast and lunch) on the day of the fair.
  •  Rooms to conduct individual interviews of our students.
  •  Support/assistance from a Student Ambassador majoring in Architecture or Construction Science.

The deadline to register for the career fair is August 15, 2022. 

For more information, please contact Matthew Wilson (mwilson52@pvamu.edu).

NEWS FROM NATIONAL

AGC Needs Your Help To Measure the Scope of Construction Labor Shortages by Taking a Quick Survey  

The Survey Will Close on August 12

The construction industry has experienced some very significant and sudden changes during the past few months that have led to dramatic changes in demand for work, availability of key construction materials, and the need for new workers. We want to understand exactly how those changes are impacting the industry’s current workforce needs to better be able to advocate for measures to help the industry’s labor needs in both the short- and long-term. That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to complete the following workforce survey that we and our partners at Autodesk have prepared. The more people understand the scope and consequences of current labor market conditions, the more likely they are to enact measures to help meet the industry’s needs. The more members who take the survey, the better able we all will be to describe labor market conditions where you operate.

Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
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.

 AUGUST

8 - 10: OSHA #502 UPDATE FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINERS

8 - 11: OSHA #511 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

9 - 11: OSHA #2264 PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE ENTRY

10 - 12: OSHA #503 UPDATE FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINERS

15 - 18: OSHA #500 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION

15: OSHA #7500 INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGEMENT

16 - 17: OSHA 10-HOUR

16 - 18: OSHA #3115 FALL PROTECTION 

22 - 25: OSHA #501 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

29 - September 1: OSHA #510 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION

AGC HOUSTON NEWS

  AGC Houston Hosts Annual Mid-Year Safety Meeting 

AGC Houston celebrated safety professionals dedicated to creating a safe work environment at the Mid-Year Safety meeting on August 3 at The Moran-City Centre with special guest Wesley Hunt, retired U.S. Army Captain and Republican Nominee for Texas' 38th Congressional District. Thank you to sponsors and members for making the event a success.

Please click here to view event photos.


Congratulations to the award recipients:
Small Specialty Contractor of the Year - Griesenbeck Architectural Products, Inc.
Large Specialty Contractor of the Year - TRIO Electric, LLC
Associate/Affiliate Company of the Year - Lawless Group
Ray Lambright Safety Excellence Award - Liz Letourneau, Austin Commercial, LP
True North Safety Professional Award - Susan Phillips, Tellepsen

AGC Houston Hosts AGC/A4LE Annual Joint Meeting

On August 2, 2022, over 200 attendees (in-person and remote) attended the 2022 AGC/A4LE Annual Joint Meeting. Huge thanks to our sponsors, speakers, and panelists for making the event a success! 

Lunch Sponsor: Durotech, Inc. 

Event Sponsors: Satterfield and Pontikes Construction, Inc., and VLK Architects

Please click here to download this year’s cost report.

Please click here to view event photos.

 

AGC Houston's Leadership AGC Committee Hosts Panel Discussion 

Participants of the Leadership AGC class met on August 3 for a panel discussion on modern leadership with some notable construction professionals. This year’s panel consisted of Terry Hargus, Tellepsen, Nikki Morgan, TDIndustries, Inc., Mike Holland, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc., Marc Perilloux, O’Donnell/Snider, James Bryant, Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd., and Jim Stevenson, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.  The yearly module includes deep dives into leadership best practices, leader competencies, the evolution of leaders in construction and work/life balance. The program was facilitated by LAGC graduates, Tara Anderson, TDIndustries, Inc., Nathan Kolbaba, TAS Concrete Construction and JP Martinez, Pieper Houston Electric. 

Peckar & Abramson
Old Republic Surety Company
Member News

With great heartache, we announce the passing of co-owner and President of Diversified Thermal, Jay “Bucky” Chesser. We ask that you pray for his family in this difficult time. Our thoughts are with his wife, Yvonne Chesser, their four children, and grandchildren.

Bucky founded Diversified Thermal in 1990 and led us from a five man operation in 1990 to what we are today. Mr. Chesser represented the company for 30 years on thousands of projects. He had a remarkable skill in evaluating new projects, estimating, and negotiating contracts. We do believe that above all, it was his ability to create and maintain relationships that distinguished him. He laughed and played horseshoe with our warehouse crew until they ran off. He mentored our estimators and shared exciting projects. He put on his apron and fried fish for 150 members of his working family at our Christmas party. Bucky gifted his family, friends, coworkers and clients with many memories. He has certainly left us a legacy to live up to.

As we mourn this loss with heavy hearts, Diversified Thermal will continue to operate as normal, though for now it feels anything but normal. Please be aware that we will be closed on Friday, August 5, 2022, to allow our employees to pay their respects at his services. Information follows if you would like to attend.

Please click here for more information. 

Visitation & Service
Katy Funeral Home
23350 Kingsland Blvd
Katy, TX  77494

Interment
Forest Park East Funeral Home & Cemetery
21620 Gulf Frwy
Webster, TX  77598 

Visitation on Thursday, August 4 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Service on Friday, August 5, at 11 a.m.

Procession will leave Katy Funeral Home August 5 at 1:30 p.m. with burial at 3:30 p.m.

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.


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News you can Use

Suicide Crisis: What is Happening & What to Do About it


Sep 7, 2022 - 12 p.m. (CT) - Virtual
Hosted by Construction Financial Management Association - Houston Chapter

Education Webinar

September 7, 2022

Noon-2 p.m. CST | Zoom

Suicide Crisis: What is Happening & What to Do About it

With a suicide rate that is four times greater than the national average, the construction industry is facing a crisis. This session focuses on WHY these topics are an imperative for construction leaders at all levels.  Learn what you and your company can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce risk of suicide among your workforce and our industry.

Bring your Team! This topic is important to operations, safety, risk, human resources and executive teams.  The registration is free to all, and the first 70 registrants will receive $15 UberEats vouchers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss construction industry’s issue with suicide and underlying causes
  • Why we should be concerned about the issue and how it affects your company
    Provide guidance in developing worker safety programs that:
    - Improve mental wellness & prevent death by suicide 

Featured Speakers

Mike Macomber; Vice President of Risk Management for Adams Insurance Service  

  • Over 45 years in the Risk Management Field with expertise in claims, safety, OSHA, DOT, Employment Practice Liability and holds designations of CIC, CRM and CCLA
  • Earned a Bible and Education degree from Bob Jones University
  • Provides Crisis counseling and Crisis Management for over 30 years
  • Serves as instructor for ASA and AGC for over 20 years
  • Has developed multiple safety training programs and regularly provides clients with classroom training for their employees
  • Has been a lay minister for over 40 years

Faith Boren; Senior Risk Manager for Adams Insurance Service  

  • 22 years in the insurance industry and has worked with companies large and small to help them address and analyze exposure and controls
  • Earned a BBA degree in risk management from the University of Memphis
  • Is trainer for OSHA 10 and a host of risk management programs
  • Works with Mike to advise and consult to prevent losses BEFORE they occur 

CPE Credit Offered: 2 Hours

Please click here to register. 

Apply for The Harris County Essentials Workers Board Today

The Harris County Essential Workers Board is a newly established body to be comprised of Essential Workers that will provide feedback and recommendations to the Department of Economic Equity and Opportunity (DEEO) and other relevant Harris County Departments and, where appropriate, serve in an advisory capacity to Commissioners Court on Harris County programs, policies, and initiatives that recognize and support workers.

Requirements to qualify:

  • Must work full-time in one of the following affected essential industries: Construction, Retail, Education or Childcare, Domestic Work or Home Care, Janitorial, Airport or Transportation, Grocery, Convenience or Drugstore, Healthcare, or Food Services, Hospitality, or Leisure Services.
  • Be residents of Harris County.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to serving the community
  • Be able to contribute meaningful time and effort to achieving the purpose and objectives of the HCEWB
  • Meet one of the following qualifications:
    - Have demonstrated knowledge of or interest in advocating for protections on the job, including fair wages and benefits and workplace occupational safety and health for Essential Workers.
    - Have demonstrated knowledge of or interest in equitable and inclusive approaches to economic development and the socioeconomic, demographic, and environmental factors that affect the quality of life outcomes of Essential Workers
    - Be a low-income Essential Worker in Harris County, or have at least 12 months of previous experience as a low-income Essential Worker
    - Not be a full-time employee of Harris County

The application is virtual and individuals can apply here.

New Members

LaborNow, LLC
11111 Wilcrest Green, Ste #175  
Houston, TX 77042
Phone: (713) 213-4298
Website: https://labor-now.com/

B2G Victory 
2606 Spellbrook Point Ln
Tomball, TX 77377
Phone: (832) 305-6958
Website: https://www.b2gvictory.com/

Amegy Bank 
1717 West Loop South, Ste 2300
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: (713) 232-2454
Website: https://www.amegybank.com/

Encompass Technology 
1334 Brittmoore Rd, Ste 1312 
Houston, TX 77043
Phone: (713) 305 9187
Website: https://www.encompasstechnology.com/

Foster Fence Corp. 
P.O. Box 96116
Houston, TX 77213
Phone: (281) 456 7273
Website: https://www.fosterfence.com/  

 

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