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Events

Mark Your Calendar!

SEPTEMBER

24: AGC Houston APEX Awards

29: C3 & AGC Houston Workforce Development Conference

OCTOBER

3: Champions Golf Tournament - Registration opening soon! 

4: Orientation AGC - Registration opening soon! 

13: Member Mixer - Registration opening soon! 

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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. 

 

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

The Nation’s Premier Event For Emerging Construction Leaders


The AGC Leadership Development Conference (LDC) is the premier event that brings together emerging leaders from across the nation’s construction industry for professional development and networking.This conference, co-hosted by AGC of America and the Alabama AGC chapter, is geared toward young and emerging professionals under the age of 40 representing a wide range of construction sectors across the country.

Participants will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, enjoy fun networking events, and engage in meaningful discussions about CLC best practices and how to grow local CLC groups.

Click here for more information. 

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 its 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 15th, 2022. 

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

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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. 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.

 SEPTEMBER

6 - 8: OSHA #2255 PRINCIPLES OF ERGONOMICS

6 - 9: OSHA #511 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

12 - 12: OSHA #7410 MANAGING EXCAVATION HAZARDS

12 - 14: OSHA #502 UPDATE FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINERS

12 - 15: OSHA #500 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION

13 - 14: OSHA 10-HOUR

13 - 15: OSHA #3015 EXCAVATION, TRENCHING, AND SOIL MECHANICS

13 - 15: MGE 810 ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS

14 - 16: OSHA #503 UPDATE FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINERS

19 - 22: OSHA #500 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

19 - 22: OSHA #3095 ELECTRICAL STANDARDS

20 - 22: WTR 301 INTRO TO WATER AND WASTEWATER REGULATIONS

26 - 29: OSHA #510 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION 

AGC HOUSTON NEWS

  AGC Houston Hosts HR & Safety Conference 

On August 24th, we held our first ever HR & Safety Conference at Constellation Field. At the event, many human resources and safety professionals came together to share best practices and resources for the good of the Houston commercial construction market. We got to hear from keynote speaker Jeff Morris, Former US Army Infantry Officer, Senior Leader, McKesson Corporation, about his personal story of leadership, adversity, and overcoming tragedy and trauma. Huge thanks to our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and members for making the event a success!

Please click here to view event photos. 

Speakers:
Sgt. Granados-Pasadena police dept.
Sgt. Sorrell-Pasadena police dept.
Pam Ames, TDIndustries, Inc.
Melissa Bargainer, Tellepsen
Shannon Davis, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.
John Marshall, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Co.
Lee Johnson, Pocketstop, LLC
Julie Schatz, CompGroup AGC
Dr. Ally Sequeira, Psychologist, Houston OCD & Anxiety Dr. Ryan Todd, Psychiatrist, Headversity Zeke Smith, SHRM S-CP
Anthony Stergio, Andrews Myers, PC Bobby Skyles, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. Tommy Lee, W. S. Bellows Construction Corp.
Susan Phillips, Tellepsen

Sponsors:
Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.
Marek Brothers Systems, Inc.
Marsh USA, Inc.

Exhibitors:
Headversity
Tigereaire
OSHA
FYLD

  

AGC Houston 2022 Annual 401(k) Plan Review

September 7th – 11:30am CST

Houston AGC Chapter - 3825 Dacoma St, Houston, TX 77092

Please join us on Wednesday September 7th to learn more about our Multiple Employer 401(k) Plan. At this event, you will see the due diligence and review processes our advisors perform annually for each plan. The following will be discussed in the review

  • Employee Education
  • Cost Analysis
  • Investment Performance
  • Legal Liability Review
  • Plan Statistics

The plan reviews will begin at 11:30am CST. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11am. We will also broadcast the review live via webinar if you are unable to attend in person.

*This review is intended for individuals at your respective companies that manage the 401(k) plan, NOT intended for plan participants*

*Lunch will be provided if you attend in person*

Please click here to RSVP and select if you will be attending in person or via webinar.

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News you can Use

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


Sep 7, 2022 - Noon (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.

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