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TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC

AGC Houston's Safety Committee Meeting Open To All Members

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
National Safety Stand Down Is Focus Of Monthly Meeting

Through their knowledge and competence, AGC Houston Safety Committee members enhance the Chapter's safety programs. The committee meets the last Friday of each month and is open to all interested members.

The committee is diverse in its makeup, representing general contractors, subcontractors, specialty contractors, consultants, and attorneys. Additionally, OSHA representatives from the local offices appear before committee members to provide updates on safety issues that arise in our area.This committee is a great place for up-and-coming safety professionals to find resources, training information and mentors. Attendees have an opportunity to network with the best in this field, share lessons learned, and take back information to their companies that can assist them to prevent worker injuries.

Contact Kim Mason for details at (713) 843-3700.
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AGC Houston and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are partnering to promote Fall Protection during the 2014 Safety Stand Down June 2-6, 2014. Multiple construction organizations will be supporting this industry-wide effort to emphasize and promote jobsite safety throughout the nation.
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Mark your calendar today. Submittal date for the APEX 11 Awards is Friday, June 13, 2014.

AGC Houston Members may submit any project(s) completed between April 1, 2012, and April 30, 2014, located in the Chapter territory. A panel of judges will tour the selected entry projects on Friday, June 27. The biennial event was created in 1994 to recognize AGC Houston members for their consistent excellence in construction, valuable contributions to the community and their demonstrated commitment to skill, integrity and responsibility.
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Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa - Bastrop, Texas
Join the AGC Texas Building Branch at the annual convention on June 9-12. The convention will feature guest speakers Dr. Ray Perryman,The Perryman Group, John Sharp, Chancellor Texas A&M University, Senator Glenn Hagar, Texas Senate and candidate for Texas Comptroller, as well as Attorney General and Republican candidate for Texas governor Greg Abbott. The conference will also feature the AGC Safety Awards Luncheon and the OCA Awards.
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Join your peers and the EPA June 12-13, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia, for your chance to get up-to-date information on environmental compliance and sustainability issues. Federal agency representatives will be onsite participating in the conference—ready to answer questions.
  • Learn the management strategies, tools and technologies that will keep your firm on top of environmental requirements and goals, as well as save you time and money.
  • Stay in the know about the most current legal risks associated with compliance and contractual requirements and ready your firm for upcoming changes in regulations.
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AGC of America Safety and Health Committee Meeting
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Portland, Oregon
Join more than 150 industry professionals and participate in the development of regulatory and legislative activity on both a national and local levels, assist in the development and creation of new safety training programs and products and hear the latest initiatives from OSHA and other industry experts.
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This session will build on the Liens and Bonds speech with an advanced discussion of liens and how they are enforced. The session will also cover a variety of payment topics such as spotting important issues in joint check agreements, the new law related to releases and the Construction Trust Fund Act.
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Scheduling and Claims Management offers up a practical guild for construction professionals to identify, analyze, notice, calculate, price and—if necessary—defend delay claims.
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This course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the OSHA 10- and 30-hour construction safety and health Outreach Training Program to their employees and other interested groups.
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This course covers the OSHA standards, policies, and procedures in general industry.
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This course is designed to provide entry-level construction workers general awareness on recognizing and preventing hazards on a construction site.
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Learn to make your environmental management system (EMS) effective so that you can reduce liability, ensure compliance, and improve operating efficiency.
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This new class has been developed for supervisors who have drivers in the field.This class will provide excellent information for anyone in a supervisory role to recognize the signs of alcohol and drug abuse. You do not have to be a DOT-regulated carrier/employer to attend this class. 
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New Members
The following companies have joined AGC Houston since March 18, 2014. Please consider contacting them for your business needs.

A & M Contractors, Inc.
Karen Long
5505 Brystone Drive
Houston, Texas  77041
(713) 468-1480

CNA Surety
Larry Schmidt
5151 San Felipe, Suite 1800
Houston, Texas  77056
(713) 513-6303

Colwell Electric Co., Inc.
Danny Colwell
6829 Guhn Road
Houston, Texas  77040
(713) 849-4427

Facilities Electric, Inc.
David Durrett
12933 Brittmoore Park Drive
Houston, Texas 77041
(713) 647-6767

Facilities Mechanical, Inc.
David Durrett
12933 Brittmoore Park Drive
Houston, Texas  77041
(713) 980-2880

Global Diving and Salvage
Stephanie Guerzon
15375 Vantage Parkway East
Houston,Texas  77032
(281) 940-0021

Gulf Coast Flooring & Services
Katherine Jenks
5803 Chimney Rock Road
Houston, Texas  77081
(713) 666-9704
Halford Busby, LLC 
Esther Halford
17350 State Highway 249, Suite 110
Houston, Texas  77064-1132
(281) 920-1100

NEC Construction Ltd.
Donna Krieger
10701 Corporate Drive, Suite 100
Stafford, Texas  77477
(281) 565-7313

Southern Cement Slurry
Wade Carroll
1 Hallett Drive
Porter, Texas  77365
(832) 690-0013

Universal Construction Testing/Radarview 
Joshua Mueller
1036 1st Street East, Suite 3A
Humble, Texas  77338
(281) 446-7363
Watts Pool Company
Robert Pack
1150 Katy Freeway
Houston,Texas  77043
(713) 461-7300
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AGC News
Leadership and management strategies are essential items for any environmental professional's toolbox. We invite you to join your peers at the 2014 AGC Contractors Environmental Conference (CEC) on June 12-13, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia.

This year's conference will focus on developing and honing these strategies—based on the feedback received from past attendees and responses to a survey from AGC's Environmental Forum members. The 2014 CEC will provide invaluable resources for contractors in the building, highway and transportation, federal and heavy, and utility infrastructure markets.
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Construction labor and employment law best practices shared by specialists from around the country.

The AGC Labor and Employment Law Council held its 30th Annual Construction Labor Law Symposium on May 1 and 2, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Attorneys and chapter labor relations managers from across the country shared information and learned about the latest developments in construction labor and employment law.
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Construction companies added jobs in 39 states including the District of Columbia during the past 12 months, and in 29 states and Washington, D.C. between March and April, according to an analysis by AGC of America of Labor Department data. Association officials welcomed the mostly positive figures but cautioned that the industry’s recovery remained fragile, with construction employment levels below prior peaks in every state except North Dakota.
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Benefit from financial strength and superior loss control program. This TDI-approved Workers' Compensation Purchasing Group is managed by a board comprised of CompGroup AGC members - General Contractors and Subcontractors from all parts of Texas. Dividends are available to members based upon a Program then Individual loss ratio.

Contact Roberts & Crow at 800-406-9614 - ask for Julie Schatz.
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The ConsensusDocs Coalition is publishing a new Construction Management Agency standard agreement. The ConsensusDocs 831 Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager (CM Does Not Provide General Conditions) provides an alternative to the recently released ConsensusDocs 830 Agreement, in which the CM provides General Conditions. The new agreement was created to provide greater clarity in defining costs, fees and profit to avoid potential claims.Through the AGC Contract Documents Forum, AGC is actively involved in writing and endorsing best practice standard construction in a coalition effort called ConsensusDocs. AGC endorses all 100+ standard construction contracts.
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AGC updates and maps the states, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, that have state law authorizing CM At-Risk, Design-Build, and P3 projects through the Construction State Law Matrix at In 2013, the Matrix reported 10 new states with laws allowing CM At-Risk on transportation projects. This brings the total of jurisdictions with at least some authority for CM At-Risk for transportation projects to 35. As of 2014, 39 jurisdictions now have at least some form of P3 authority. New reference maps show legal authority for design-build, CM At-Risk and P3 state authority under the AGC construction law page.
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Proline Supply Company
Member News
Congratulations to Chamberlin Roofing and Waterproofing for having been recognized by The National Roofing Contractors Association for helping those affected by the devastating tornadoes that tore through Moore, Oklahoma, in the summer of 2013. The company received a Gold Circle Award for their generosity and is currently working on The Kirby Tower's renovation in Houston. 
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Seventy nine poker players brought their game at the CLC Texas Hold 'Em Poker fund-raiser on May 15. It was a memorable evening—whether the chips were up or down—as the tournament lasted  four hours. Thanks to the Construction Leadership Council committee members who helped to create this popular event! Congratulations to the winners and a special thank you to our sponsors and volunteers
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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

USGBC Headquarters - Green Building Resource Center (Check In on First Floor)
1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Free for all to attend. Featuring guest speakers Lionel Lemay, PE, SE, LEED AP; Barry Stiles, PE; and Patrick Thiel.
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For more than two decades, teams of architects, designers, and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world’s largest sandcastle competitions. The Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been hosting this competition since 1986.
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What's caused the shortage of a sustainable craft workforce around the country and how can we resolve the nationwide epidemic? According to Chuck Gremillion, Executive Director, Construction Career Collaborative, the problem is multifaceted. 
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According to Toby Mack, president of the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance, the hiring of construction workers could increase 60 percent from the 2012 level by 2025. He predicts that five percent of those opportunities will occur within the energy-producing regions. However, he warns "government action restricting shale energy production could undermine the viability of this sector."
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Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., lauds the House passage of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, and notes that the country's ports, locks and dams are essential if commerce is to flow efficiently.
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