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March 15, 2016 In This Issue
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Membership Benefits
AGC News
Member News
Here's Looking At You
News You Can Use
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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Joslin Construction
We're bringing people together to advance the issues important to the commercial construction industry.

March 25 - Good Friday (AGC Houston closes at 3 p.m. on March 24 and will reopen March 28)
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Barbecue Cook-Off Sponsorship Opportunities End Tomorrow!
AGC Houston's largest event of the year is right around the corner! The 25th annual barbecue cook-off will take over Sam Houston Race Park's West parking lot April 1 and 2.

Get your company's name in front of thousands of commercial construction industry representatives. Be part of the excitement as a sponsor and gain recognition for your company. Click here for sponsorship details.

All sponsors receive 20 wristbands for access on Friday and Saturday.

Cook team Information: Cook teams can download important information here, including the Harris County Fire Marshal Temporary Check List.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
7:30 - 9 a.m.

AGC Houston is pleased to announce the launch of the Employment Practices Committee Human Resources Roundtable. This specialized group will discuss issues facing human resource and training professionals in an open forum.
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April 7: APEX Awards Entry Submittal Luncheon
Thursday, April 7, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
AGC Houston

The Awards for Project Excellence (APEX) honor firms in our industry for their excellence in constructing. This year, the process to submit entries will be done electronically. There will be no project binders nor thumb drives to load with files and submit to AGC Houston.

Please join us for a hands-on demonstration that will explain the submittal process. The discussion is free but registration is highly recommended. All APEX entries will be due May 27, 2016.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016
 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
 The HESS Club

AGC Houston is pleased to present several college and university students who are pursuing a construction-related degree with a Patrick J. Kiley Excellence In Leadership Award scholarship. We are particularly honored to receive Dr. Robert "Bob" O. Segner, Jr. ‘69, Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Construction Science, Texas A&M University who will present the scholarships.
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Save the date! A tradition for 21 years, this tournament brings owners, architects and the construction industry on the green at the private Champion's Golf Club.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Champions Golf Club
11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - Shotgun Start
5:30 p.m. - Dinner and Awards

Registrations and sponsorships end April 15, 2016. 
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On Friday, March 4, AGC Houston launched The Walk-Through, a newsletter dedicated to reporting the latest news on our education and professional development offerings. Catch the first issue here.
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Because of the Good Friday holiday, the AGC Houston Safety Committee will not meet in March. The committee, which is open to all AGC members interested in safety, will meet April 29, 2016 at 7 a.m. Please contact Kim Mason for details.
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Save the date: The annual construction industry Safety Stand-Down, focusing on fall protection, occurs May 2-13, 2016. There are numerous resources available to plan a toolbox talk, safety activity and training for workers. Numerous free materials and resources are available from OSHA (available in several languages) at

AGC Houston Safety Consultants Offer Free Safety Demonstrations
Would you like to have an AGC Houston member company come to your jobsite and hold a Safety Stand-Down demonstration? Click here for details.
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New Members
The following company has joined AGC Houston. Please consider contacting them for your business needs.

ACS Commercial Services LLC
Roy Cano
(832) 484-9800
6723 Theall Road, Ste. A
Houston, Texas 77066
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Membership Benefits
Thanks to AGC Houston's partnership with NPP, AGC member companies and their employees have access to multiple discounts from a variety of products and services such as:
Best Buy
Sherwin Williams

Many more products and services are available! This is a FREE service. Click here to get started.
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The AGC Bookstore offers a variety of safety products for construction. From safety booklets and DVDs to OSHA regulation manuals, these products will provide a safer worksite for construction. These resources are invaluable for educating supervisors and construction employees alike. These products will provide essential information to keep the worksite safe and hazard free. Save 20% off all safety products with promotional code SAFE20 during checkout.
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Great Safety Records Earn Dividends - $65 Million Awarded Since 2000

An effective safety program can help keep your employees on the job, reduce your premium and earn your company dividends. CompGroup AGC was created in 1993 by various Texas members of the Associated General Contractors of America to provide a better option for workers’ compensation coverage.

Take advantage of this AGC member benefit today! Contact your insurance agent and tell them you want a CompGroup AGC quote or contact program administrator Roberts & Crow at 800-406-9614 — ask for Julie Schatz.

  • Health Care Network Discount
  • "A" Rated Carrier – Texas Mutual Insurance
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AGC News
Staff from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) attended "Building Innovation 2016," the fourth annual conference presented by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). The Institute presented two collaborative tracks to examine the efforts underway within multiple segments of the industry to address different facets of the built environment and developed coordinated strategies for resiliency.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comments until March 21 on proposed changes to its general permit program for operators of municipal separate stormwater sewer systems (MS4s), which will ensure that cities are reducing pollutants in their runoff to the "maximum extent practicable" (MEP). The proposed rule addresses how small MS4s seek and incorporate public comment and agency reviews into their permits.
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The U.S. Department of Labor has extended the comment period on its proposed rule on mandatory paid leave for federal contractors until April 12. Accordingly, AGC of America is extending the deadline for the member survey we're conducting to help us learn more about contractors' sick leave practices. The new deadline is C.O.B. this Thursday, March 17, and it's for all construction contractor members (general and specialty, federal and nonfederal). Please help us reach members by announcing the survey in chapter communications at your earliest opportunity. Click here to access the survey. For more info on the proposed rule, read the Labor Department's Fact Sheet here.
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Baker Triangle
JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc.
Proline Supply Company
Member News
Congratulations to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. on winning a 2016 Alliant Build America Award for the Texas A&M University Francis Hall Renovation. The project won in the Building Renovation Under $10 million category. Built in 1918, Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. renovated the building's 32,500 square-foot interior to repurpose the facility for construction science studies, providing new classrooms, specialized labs, a state-of-the-art BIM studio, and other resources.

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Congratulations to SpawGlass Construction Corp., Tellepsen, Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.,and to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. on winning a Construction Safety Excellence Award, which were presented on March 10, 2016 at the 97th AGC of America Convention in San Antonio. 
The CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and loss prevention programs that have achieved continuous improvements and maintenance of their safety and health management systems.

First Place
200,000-300,000 work hours: SpawGlass Construction Corp.

First Place
400,000-600,000 work hours

Third place
Under 200,000 work hours
Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.

Third Place
200,000-900,000 work hours
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.

Congratulations and a special thanks to the members of the safety committee who worked so hard to help judge entries!
The Willis Towers Watson/AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards program began 30 years ago to recognize the industry's elite safety programs within companies of all sizes and occupational divisions.
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The Houston Business Journal announced the finalists for the 2016 Landmark Awards. Many AGC Houston members are among the the selected entries. To view a slideshow of the entries, click here.
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Here's Looking At You
Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing is among many local contractors that are helping to build the first-ever handicap-accessible waterpark in San Antonio, called Morgan’s Inspiration Island at Morgan’s Wonderland. The waterpark will consist of five water play areas and a riverboat ride.

The project is part of the construction charity organization AGC Charities, Inc. which is partnering with local construction firms to help build "Morgan’s Inspiration Island," a new handicap accessible water park addition to non-profit Morgan’s Wonderland. As part of the charitable organization’s annual Operation Opening Doors effort, many construction firms will be donating time, expertise and money to build a first-ever handicap accessible water park in San Antonio.

The Chamberlin crew installed waterproofing on four different buildings for the water park addition. The project will be treated like an "Extreme Makeover," where numerous individuals come together to make a difference in a small amount of time.

John Walker, General Superintendent of Waterproofing & Caulking, says, "This project is very dear to my heart, as I have a granddaughter who is autistic." 

Morgan’s Wonderland is a 25-acre accessible amusement park in San Antonio for children and adults with special cognitive and physical needs. 
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News You Can Use
Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between January 2015 and January 2016, while construction employment increased in 30 states and D.C. between December and January, according to analysis of Labor Department data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new employment figures show strong demand for construction except in a number of energy producing states.

"Construction remains vibrant in nearly every state and is adding workers at a faster clip than other industries in much of the country," said Ken Simonson, Chief Economist for the association. "Contractors report they are optimistic that demand for construction will continue, but they worry about finding enough qualified workers."
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The Construction Outlook report by JLL predicts construction growth will outpace the regular economy, partially due to activity in cities like Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Chicago; and Charlotte, NC. However, rising labor costs are a concern.
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The Houston Independent School District is hosting its fourth annual Career Readiness Expo on April 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hattie Mae White ESC, 4400 West 18th Street. All interested companies interested in providing career awareness and internships to high school students are encourage to exhibit at the career expo. No cost to participate!
For more information, please contact
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Construction started five years ago on the $1.3 billion project to replace the aging State Route 520 bridge in Seattle, which will span 7,710 feet to become the world's longest floating bridge. Supported by 77 pontoons, the new bridge is nearly twice as wide as the old bridge. The project is 95% complete and should open to traffic in April.
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