AGC Houston Wraps Up the Year With First Ever
On December 14, 2022, AGC Houston wrapped up the year with it's first-ever Axe-Mas holiday celebration. Those who attended the event got to participate in an axe-throwing competition and received a special visit from Santa. Huge thanks to sponsors and everyone that attended the event!
Bartlett Cocke General Contractors - Bad Santa Sponsor
Peckar & Abramson, PC - Bad Santa Sponsor
Structura, Inc. - Bad Santa Sponsor
Austin Commercial, LP - Clark Griswold Sponsor
Andrews Myers, PC - Leg Lamp Sponsor
Waste Transfer Partners, LLC - Leg Lamp Sponsor
Encompass Technology - Leg Lamp Sponsor
Keystone Concrete - Leg Lamp Sponsor
Alliance Reprographics, LLC - Print Sponsor
1st Place - Jordan Vargas, MEMCO
2nd Place - Ben Osborne, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors
3rd Place - Nick Greenough, Structura, Inc.
4th Place - Ricardo Garcia, CMC Scaffolding Contractors, Inc.
Click here to view event photos.
Wishing You Peace, Joy, and Happy Holidays!
In the spirit of the holiday season, AGC Houston has made a charitable donation to Special Pals Rescue Resource Center.
Following a long-standing tradition, this charity was selected by the AGC Houston Chairman's spouse; the donation was made on behalf of John and Lisa Marshall, and all AGC members.
Since 1979, Special Pals has served the Houston community with one simple mission: to save as many animal lives as possible. The Special Pals Rescue Resource Center continues that work by promoting animal adoptions, providing affordable temporary boarding services to partner rescues, and hosting low-cost wellness clinics. It’s their passion to empower the community to support animal health and safety, and envision the day when Houston is the Gold Standard for animal welfare. Please click here for more information.
Wishing you and your loved ones the joy of the season!
The AGC Houston staff,
Kyle, Ada, Charlene, Kim, Amy, Brenda W., Brenda R., and Chloe.
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.
AGC Houston Scholarship Applications Now Open!
AGC Houston will be awarding Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership scholarships to college-bound and university students who are majoring in a construction-related discipline.
In its 27th year, the AGC Houston scholarship program has awarded over 200 scholarships totaling $635,000. Click here to apply.
- Applicant must pursue a degree relating to a career in construction.
- Applicant must be an employee or dependent of an employee of an AGC Houston member firm or an AGC Student Chapter member.
- Applicant must be enrolled in a college, university, or accredited training program during fall semester 2022.
- Current high school seniors and college students are eligible to apply.
- All applicants selected as finalists will be interviewed by the Committee in March 2023.
- Applicant must plan to enroll for the upcoming fall semester.
Call for Nominations: AGC Houston Standard of Excellence Award
Presented annually, this prestigious award gives special recognition to a construction industry employee who most exemplifies the highest standards of excellence. All construction industry employees are eligible to be nominated for this award!
Who can be nominated?
All construction industry employees are eligible - employees of general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, service companies, architects, and engineers.
What is the nomination criteria?
The individual must consistently set the standard of excellence in regards to commitment to quality, customer service, cooperation, teamwork, and professionalism. Nominations can be based on either a daily commitment to excellence or outstanding personal effort on a special project or event in the workplace.
How do you nominate a deserving individual?
To nominate someone you believe exemplifies the standard of excellence in the construction industry, simply submit a nomination form.
Nomination letters are due by December 31, 2022.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click here to apply today!
Train Your Team & Save!
AGC's virtual courses provide access to high-quality learning experiences and expert instruction no matter where you are located, and you can get 10% off every program through January 18, 2023.
All you have to do is use code $EDGE2023 at checkout. See you in class!
1/9/2023: AGC Edge Construction Supervision Fundamentals
1/10/2023: AGC Edge Project Manager Development Program
1/11/2023: AGC Edge Building Information Modeling Education Program
1/23/2023: AGC Edge Construction Supervision Fundamentals
2/6/2023: AGC Edge Building Information Modeling Education Program
2/22/2023: AGC Edge Construction Supervision Fundamentals
2/27/2023: AGC Edge Project Manager Development Program
AGC Partners with Milwaukee Tool to Help Members Stay Safe and Productive on the Job
AGC is proud to announce a new Safety Helmet partnership with Milwaukee Tool, providing AGC members bulk pricing, better protection and more comfort on the jobsite.
Made in the USA, Milwaukee Safety Helmets are available in Front Brim, No Brim Style, and Vented (Class C) and Unvented (Class E) options. Being ANSI/ISEA Z89 Type I and Type II rated, these helmets are designed to protect from both top and side impacts.
The helmets are BOLT™ compatible with two BOLT™ accessory slots and universal accessory slots on each side, as well as front and rear BOLT™ mounting points, allowing users to adapt to their jobsite and easily attach additional personal protective equipment and accessories. The new helmet is designed with an anti-microbial sweatband and helmet liner that prevents odor causing bacteria and can be removed to be machine washed.
Milwaukee Tool’s Safety Helmets demonstrate the company’s focus on creating innovative solutions that won’t slow users down, helping them STAY SAFE. STAY PRODUCTIVE™.
Please click here for more information.
Time Is Running Out to Sumbit Applications for AGC’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA)
2023 Nominations Deadline Extended: December 23, 2022
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
- Worksite hazard identification and control
- Safety program innovation
The 2023 Construction Safety Excellence Awards competition is now open and available through the AGC of America Website. You are not required to apply through the AGC Houston chapter. Click here to access the application; you will be directed to Formsite, the application platform. Applicants must create an account to view/complete the application. You will also see an option to download a PDF of the application.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Nazia Shah at email@example.com or (703) 837-5409.
Click here to apply today!
Statement by Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety, Health
on 2021 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker issued a statement regarding today’s release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of its 2021 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries:
“Today’s announcement by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of a one-year increase of nearly 9 percent in fatal work injuries serves as call to action for OSHA, employers and other stakeholders to redouble our collective efforts to make our nation’s workplaces safer.
“In 2021, 5,190 workers suffered fatal work injuries, equating to one worker death in the U.S. every 101 minutes, including 653 Black workers, whose fatality rate hit an all-time high. Black and Latino workers also had fatality rates disproportionately higher than their co-workers in 2021. These are deeply troubling facts.
“Each of these deaths cruelly impacts these workers’ families, friends, co-workers and communities. They are clear reminders of the important work that must be done. OSHA and its thousands of professionals across the nation are determined to enforce the law while working with employers, workers, labor unions, trade associations and other stakeholders to ensure that every worker in the U.S. ends their workday safely.”
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.
3 - 6: OSHA #3095 ELECTRICAL STANDARDS
3 - 6: OSHA #501 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY
9 - 12: OSHA #500 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION
9 - 11: OSHA #502 UPDATE FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINERS
11 - 13: OSHA #503 UPDATE FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY OUTREACH TRAINERS
16 - 19: OSHA #511 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY
17 - 19: OSHA #3085 PRINCIPLES OF SCAFFOLDING
23 - 26: OSHA #510 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS FOR CONSTRUCTION
23 - 26: ATP #191 SAFETY AND HEALTH AUTHORIZED TRAINER
30 - FEB 2: OSHA #501 TRAINER COURSE IN OSHA STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY
31 - FEB 2: OSHA #3115 FALL PROTECTION
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.