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March 10, 2015 In This Issue
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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Betco Scaffolds
We're fired up for the 24th Annual AGC Houston Barbecue Cook-Off! Join us on March 27-28 at the Sam Houston Race Park as cook teams will man their barbecue pits around the clock for two days. 

Thanks to the following sponsors:
Andrews Myers, PC: Carl Lee Judging Tent Sponsor
Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.: Carl Lee Judging Tent Sponsor
ARC Document Solutions: Print and Signage Sponsor
Automated Logic: Judging Tent Sponsor
Big City Access: AGC Houston Grand Stage Sponsor
The Brandt Companies: Tailgate Sponsor
Bundren Painting: Main Entrance/VIP Entrance Gate Sponsor
Cadence McShane Construction Company, LLC: Carl Lee Judging Tent Sponsor
Compliance Safety Consulting: Carl Lee Judging Tent Sponsor
Construction EcoServices: Judging Sponsor; Main Entrance/VIP Entrance Sponsor
DEWALT : Tailgate Sponsor
Global Surveyors, Inc.: In-Kind Sponsor
Gulf Coast Railings, Inc.: Kid's Zone Sponsor
Hays Construction & Property: Judging Sponsor
Hudson Building Systems: Judging Sponsor
JM Maly, Inc. : Carl Lee Judging Tent Sponsor
Katy Blinds Commercial: Carl Lee Judging Tent Sponsor
MLN Company: E-Ticket Sponsor
ModSpace: In-Kind Sponsor
Nation Waste, Inc.: Tailgate/In-Kind Sponsor
Rogers-O'Brien Construction: Quadcopter Sponsor
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.: Heavy Equipment Sponsor
Southern Botanical: Tailgate Sponsor
Sun Coast Resources, Inc.: Judging Sponsor
Tellepsen: Carl Lee Judging Tent Sponsor
Trico Lift: In-Kind Sponsor
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The AGC of America Convention heads to San Juan, Puerto Rico  March 18-20, 2015. AGC Houston and the entire Texas AGC Chapters are proud that Chuck Greco, Chairman, Linbeck Group, LLC., will become President of AGC of America. At the same time Jerry Nevlud, President/CEO of AGC Houston will become Chairman of the Executive Leadership Council with the AGC of America’s organization of CEOs.
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Save the date! A tradition for 20 years, this tournament brings owners, architects and the construction industry on the green at the private Champion's Golf Club. 
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Join us on April 9, 2015 at The Hess Club for the 2015 Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership Scholarship Awards Breakfast! Began in 1996 and named in honor of past AGC Houston past Executive Vice President, Patrick J. Kiley, this scholarship fund has raised more than $352,000 in scholarships for students seeking degrees in construction-related disciplines.
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BIM Technology explores the major applications and classes of BIM tools across all project phases; how BIM processes for QTO, shop drawing and fabrication, and construction scheduling can improve projects; and the impact models have for improving estimating, scheduling, and coordinating.
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Completion of this course meets the requirements of OSHA Paragraph 1926.50, and participants will receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED wallet card valid for two years upon course completion.
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BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation is a full-day course that examines BIM and contract terminology to determine best practices for integrating BIM use into project contracts.
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Este seminario es GRATIS y se centra en la prevencin de riesgos que con mas frecuencia se citan en la construccin.
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This course will provide an overview of the risk management and insurance profession from the health and safety program perspective. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace.
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This course covers the OSHA standards for the construction industry found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926 along with other relevant policies, procedures, and safety and health principles for the construction industry. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous and most frequently cited by OSHA.
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This course is designed to give environment, safety and health professionals the tools they need to ensure their workplace is in compliance with environmental regulations and reduce environmental risks. The course will cover the basics of environmental regulations and demonstrate how to identify pertinent regulations to your operations.
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New Members
Please consider the following companies for your business needs:

Business Construction Services, LLC
4045 Hollister Street
Houston, Texas 77080

1314 Texas Street
Houston, Texas 77002

1301 McKinney Street
Houston, Texas 77010

1000 Cranberry Woods Drive
Cranberry, PA 16066
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Benefit from financial strength and a superior loss-control program. It is managed by a board composed of CompGroup AGC members—general contractors and subcontractors from all parts of Texas are represented. Learn more about membership benefits in the CompGroup AGC, Inc. today or click here for more information! Contact your insurance agent or call Program Administrator Roberts & Crow at 800-406-9614 — ask for Julie Schatz.
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The AGC Alternative is a private insurance exchange that operates like an online store, making it easy for your employees to shop for health insurance and other benefits on their own or through the help of our dedicated employee hotline.
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For more than a decade, iSqFt has given contractors the online tools to help them work more efficiently and make their processes more cost-effective. If you're looking for the most time and cost efficient way to:
  • Communicate with bidders and distribute project information 
  • Manage vendor databases
  • Prequalify existing vendors 
  • Perform automated safety and risk assessments
...then iSqFt has got you covered! Not a member? Visit iSqFt or call 800-364-2059 to find out more information.
Did you know one of the many benefits of being an AGC Member is access to our résumé service? As a service to our members, we compile résumés of job-seeking professionals in the construction industry. To access this service, simply log in to the Members' Only section at to view the most current list.

Interested in posting a résumé on our website? Contact Jaclyn Lee to have yours posted today.
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Save 20% on AGC of America's "Diversity Rules: Harassment Prevention, Sensitivity and Correction Training for Construction Workers & Supervisors" when using the code HR20 now through March 31, 2015. Created exclusively for the construction industry, Diversity Rules is one DVD with two training videos, each designed to aid construction employers with harassment prevention, sensitivity and correction training. Learn more here.
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Naylor Association Solutions
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Member News
At the end of 2014, SpawGlass Construction Corp. bid a fond farewell and happy retirement to two long-time team members in their Houston office. With 40 years of service, John English was roasted by several colleagues and surrounded by friends to reminisce and celebrate the next chapter at the Hearthstone Country Club on December 3. Lloyd Johnson was also recognized for his 21 years of service at the SpawGlass holiday party on December 5 where he received a new BBQ pit. AGC Houston wishes you both the best of luck!

Pictured on left: John English
Pictured on right: Roger Berry recognizes Lloyd Johnson for his 21 years of service to SpawGlass on December 5.
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Sabra Phillips has joined The Marek Companies as the Director of Talent Development. Phillips will lead Marek’s talent and workforce development program  across the company's offices located in Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, San Antonio, Austin and Atlanta. Phillips’ career includes 18 years of experience managing talent programs, most recently serving as vice president and senior human resource adviser for Primary Services. The Houston Business Journal has recognized Phillips as a Top 40 Under 40 award winner in the program that spotlights rising business and community leaders.
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AGC Houston member Cokinos Bosien & Young recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary. Former Texas A & M students Gregory Cokinos, Brian  Bosien and Marc Young formed the law firm on October 1, 1989 at 600 Travis St. in Houston. Today, the firm has grown to four offices and over 100 employees. Congratulations!
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Contact Catherine Bezman or Jaclyn Lee with your information and photos.
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The Center for Opportunity Urbanism is sponsoring a luncheon on March 12, 2015, and inviting AGC Houston members to attend.  Guest speaker Dr. David Friedman, a leading attorney and expert on California's damaging land use and environmental regulation will discuss how changing demographics and political pressure could bring similar policies to Houston, and Texas at large. Following Dr. Friedman's talk, there will be an insightful panel discussion moderated by the Center's executive director, Joel Kotkin, that includes architect Tim Cisneros, Houston developer Walter Mischer, senior fellow and urban demographer Wendell Cox and senior fellow and Houston strategies blogger Tory Gattis.
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The Society for Marketing Professional Services and AGC Houston are teaming up for the annual Hard Hat Tour. This year, the tour will take place at the Westway Plaza Office Complex designed by Powers Brown Architecture.The building features a 323,921-square-foot, five-story tilt wall (4+1 stacked) office building and a six-level, 374,925-square-foot parking garage. The building, which is pursuing LEED Gold certification, has been leased by three tenants and will be 100 percent occupied by completion.
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In an effort to assist Houston area employers with compliance of federal Wage and Hour laws, the Houston District Office will begin offering monthly compliance assistance workshops to employers. These free workshops will cover various Wage and Hour laws and topics relating to specific industries and pay practices. This outreach program will kick off on March 26 with our Wage and Hour 101:  What to expect during a WH investigation workshop. For more information or to register, please contact Ana Arrendondo.
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Registration is now open for the Gulf Coast’s largest sustainability conference. This year's conference will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015, at the Norris Conference Center in the City Centre complex. The conference features three speaker tracks and keynote presentations by city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck and Mike Lydon of The Street Plans Collaborative. Click here for registration information and for information on collateral events associated with GCG this year.
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The Katy Development Authority announced one year ago plans for a boardwalk and park surrounding a retention pond behind Katy Mills Mall. The project has since ballooned to encompass a convention center complex, complete with a hotel and parking garage. The 80-acre development project has some homeowners concerned about the impact it might have on nearby communities. The Katy Mills Boardwalk will also include zones for retail, office and residential. Simpkins Group, the owners of the boardwalk property, will pay for the construction of the project's planned structure and infrastructure.
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