Members' Edge
August 16, 2016 In This Issue
New Members
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.

September 10 - APEX Awards Gala
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Thursday, August 25, 2016 at AGC Houston
7:30 - 9 a.m.

Open to all AGC Houston members interested in Department of Labor - Wage & Hour compliance issues and HR best practices. Contact Charlene Anthony at for more information.
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Saturday, September 10, 2016
The Astorian
7 p.m. - Midnight

We're Puttin' On The Ritz at The Astorian to celebrate the APEX Awards in grand style. More than 50 entries representing the AGC Houston Chapter territory will receive awards. Thank you to our members and to our industry partners who have helped to sell out this event, which will also honor Paul Bell, Jr., P.G. Bell Co., 2016 AGC Houston Master Builder award recipient.

Many thanks to Underwriter Joslin Construction!
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Don't miss the first technology conference produced by AGC Houston and featuring keynote speaker Scott Dadich, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED (2012 – Present) the Silicon Valley bible that covers the influence of technology and design in our lives. He previously was Vice President, Editorial Platforms and Design, Condé Nast (2010-2012); Creative Director, WIRED (2006-2010).

Hear from commercial construction industry experts in six breakout sessions spotlighting innovative technologies, issues related to their adoption and implementation, and best practices.

This conference is designed by Houston contractors to provide real and valuable information to all members of the A/E/C construction teams.
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Only two more weeks left to participate in #NameThatGC!

Building photos of past APEX Awards entries have been posted on our Facebook page all summer long. All you have to do to participate is LIKE the AGC Houston Facebook page and comment on our #NameThatGC posts. Click here for contest rules.
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The Leading Edge is a bimonthly newsletter dedicated to updating AGC Houston members about safety issues in the commercial construction industry.
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AGC Houston members are supporting this new network, which is an alliance of Houston construction companies, associations and related businesses. Each month, the Construction Safety Network hosts meetings on relevant topics. Click here to view future meetings and topics.
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Heat Illness Can Be Deadly

The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. An employer with workers exposed to high temperatures should establish a complete heat illness prevention program.
Prevent heat stress. Download OSHA’s Heat Safety Tool today!
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New Members
Bautex Systems, LLC
Nita Miller
(512) 637-1200
5602 Central Texas Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666

Empire Scaffold
Matt Leahy
(713) 534-0600
208 W Shaw Ave
Pasadena, Texas 77506-1212

Integrated Network Solutions, Inc.
Christopher Balque
(713) 203-2875
P.O. Box 750492
Houston, Texas 77275

PDG Architects
Joe Mahler
(713) 629-6100
3100 Weslayan, #200
Houston, Texas 77027

Ruppert Landscape
Chris Southworth
(281) 888-6116
10918 Palestine St.
Houston, Texas 77029-2857

S & S HVAC Equipment
Angela Sherman
(281) 463-9999
18085 West Little York
Katy, Texas 77449

The Rhodes Group
John Palmer
(713) 252-3444
Two Allen Center, 16th Floor
1200 Smith Street
Houston, Texas 77002
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Membership Benefits
AGC Houston member companies currently enrolled in the Texas Mutual CompGroup AGC plan will receive $715,259 in dividends! Currently, 400 companies are participating in the program statewide.

This is the 18th consecutive year the board has voted to distribute policyholder dividends, bringing the total to over $2 billion. Over $1 billion of that has been paid since 2012.

Learn How Improve Your Profits by Reducing Your Insurance Premiums - Free Seminar September 15 At AGC Houston
On September 15, Join Julie Schatz, CompGroup AGC Program Manager, as she presents an educational program on improving profits while reducing insurance premiums. This free program is open to company owners, HR directors, risk managers and safety directors.
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For more information or further details, contact Office Depot customer service at:
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Whether working at the office, from the road or even at home, the ConsensusDocs platform provides instant access to your contract documents from any computer through a secure web-based portal.

ConsensusDocs contracts are endorsed by 40+ design and construction industry associations representing designers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and surities including the AGC of America.
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AGC News

We're excited to announce a new look and distribution date of Member's Edge newsletter.

 Beginning Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Member's Edge will be distributed every other Wednesday. 

Member's Edge will be delivering the same great content subscribers have come to expect but with a more streamlined and easy-to-read format. 

We hope that you will you enjoy the new look and features of this improved design. As always, feel free to send us your company news and photos to
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AGC Houston, along with and seven other Texas AGC chapters, are is participating in the AGC Compensation & Benefits Survey, which has been conducted for the past 15 years.

AGC needs your help!

By now, AGC Members (GCs and SCs with annual sales revenues over $10M) have all received an email regarding survey participation details. Please consider taking part in this valuable survey. All participating companies will receive a discount on the purchase of the full survey results.

The survey is conducted by a third party firm, Lane, Gorman, Trubitt, PLLC, and confidentiality is maintained in that neither company nor company code designations are provided other than a participant alphabetical listing.

For details, visit or contact Tamara Hancock at

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Attention specialty contractors: AGC Houston, in partnership with ABC, ASA, NECA, IEC and MCAA, are currently conducting an industry wage survey and we need your help!

Survey results will include hourly labor rates for more than 50 worker classifications (as well as benefits provided). Please click on the link below to participate or contact Tamara Hancock.
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AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of our 2017 project award competitions! The Alliant Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions are now accepting applications. 
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Baker Triangle
BMF Solutions, LLP
Proline Supply Company
Member News
On August 11, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. recently completed its Tools for Success School Supply Drive, benefiting local school students in the Houston Independent School District. McCarthy’s 10 Houston area job sites worked together over a three-week period to collect 4,062 24-count boxes crayons, a total donation of 97,488 crayons. The firm also hosted HISD clients and partners at its office to celebrate the end of the school supply donation drive and the start of a new school year. McCarthy is currently working with on the new HISD 168,000-square-foot High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.

Through McCarthy's "Heart Hats" community involvement program, employees are able to help make a change in the local community. The program is dedicated to encouraging, supporting and recognizing its employees' volunteer efforts in a variety of causes to ensure real needs are being met.

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Here's Looking At You

AGC Houston's young construction professionals headed to Hermann Park Golf Course Friday, August 12, 2016 to play in the 12th annual CLC Golf Tournament. The event drew more than 140 construction industry professionals and raised $10,000 for educational scholarships. A big thank you to our teams and sponsors for making this popular event a huge success! 

Congratulations to the CLC Golf Tournament Winners:

First Place –  McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Second Place –  McGriff, Seibels & Williams of Texas, Inc.
Third Place –Brookstone, LP  
Dead-Ass-La st –  Coats Rose, PC
Closest To The Pin – Bobby Gonzales, Gonzales Commercial Electric, Inc.
Longest Drive – Jason Biondo,Cummins Southern Plains 

Photos coming soon in the AGC Houston website's 2016 Image Galleries.
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News You Can Use
Are you interested in being a mentor or volunteer for the ACE Mentor Program Houston? Meet other mentors and learn more about the program ad how you can make a difference. 

Join ACE Mentor Mixers this month:

Downtown/Midtown Mentor Mixer Event - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Northwest Mentor Mixer Event - Thursday, August 25, 2016
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AGC Houston members are invited to join the Houston Revit Users group, which meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Revit and BIM application users range from beginner to expert skill levels. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HARUG) has been the main resource in the area for Revit Users, AutoCAD Architecture (previously Architectural Desktop), AutoCAD and other BIM-related tools.
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On behalf of Bob Fazakerly, Fort Bend Independent School District (FBISD), and the Small Business Enterprise Program (SBEP), AGC Houston members are invited attend the FBISD Phase 2 Bond Projects & Small Business Opportunity event, Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 555 Julie Rivers, in Sugar Land from 2 - 4 p.m.

The topics include the upcoming Phase 2 Bond Construction Projects and small business opportunities, The Subcontractor/General Contractor and Project Management, Financial Aspects and the benefits of Networking. For more information, contact Jeanette Boleware at (281) 634-0164
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Construction employment increased in 228 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 48 and declined in 82 between June 2015 and June 2016, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released  the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials urged Congress to act on legislation to reform and increase federal funding for career and technical education to encourage more high school students to pursue high-paying careers in construction.

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What does it take to succeed in the highly competitive industry? Hear from over 20 respected leaders across multiple sectors including commercial, infrastructure and residential—just to name a few—and get lessons learned and words of wisdom to help you build your own career path and future leaders today.

The report contains a wealth of advice and recommendations from 26 construction industry VPs to support construction professionals in their career planning.

View insights from AGC Houston members:

And from AGC Houston CEO/President Jerry Nevlud

To request a copy of the report and to view an insightful video, click here.
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