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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Opening Reception & Legislative Briefing – Austin Club




Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Texas State Capitol

Legislative meetings & lunch

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/pdf/Legislative_Day_-_Registration_Form.pdf to view the full article online.

 
Education/Training
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Safety
AGC Houston members are supporting this new network, which is an alliance of Houston construction companies, associations and related businesses. The Construction Safety Network meets monthly.

Visit http://www.csn-houston.com/ to view the full article online.

AGC News
The Associated General Contractors of America and its Texas chapters launched a new campaign on January 25, 2017 designed to highlight the many benefits of working in the construction industry. The new campaign, called Texas Builds, relies on testimonials from dozens of construction workers throughout Texas to highlight the industry's commitment to safety and the many career opportunities that exist in the sector.



Click Here to view the video.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=425120&issueID=56209 to view the full article online.

 
Construction employment increased by 36,000 jobs in January to the highest level since November 2008 as employers increased pay in an effort to address a chronic worker shortage, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. The association urged public officials to strengthen training and education programs to prepare more workers for careers in the high-paying construction field.

Visit https://www.agc.org/news/2017/02/03/construction-employment-january-reaches-highest-level-2008-contractors-raise-pay to view the full article online.

Joslin Construction
Baker Triangle
Member News

Linbeck Group, LLC, recently completed the T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center and Hamon Resource and Education Center. Located in Dallas. The state-of-the-art facility is owned and operated by Presbyterian Communities and Services and named for business magnate and financier, T. Boone Pickens. It is the first campus of its kind.


For an approximate construction cost of $23 million, Linbeck erected two buildings totaling 77,500 square feet on a 9.2-acre property where PCS will offer a comprehensive approach to end-of-life care with five "Centers of Excellence Care," including the Inpatient Care Center, Child and Family Bereavement Center, Resource and Education Center, Spiritual Care Center, and Outdoor Reflection Center.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=425683&issueID=56209 to view the full article online.

 
BMF Solutions, LLP
Proline Supply Company
Membership Benefits

Visit www.compgroupagc.org to view the full article online.

 
NPP is happy to announce the addition of IMPAC Universal Fuel Services.Impac is the only fleet fuel & bulk fuel provider that is DBE Certified! Click here for more information

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=425117&issueID=56209 to view the full article online.

 
Here's Looking at You
Patrick J. Kiley presented his annual economic forecast  to a full house on February 13, 2017. The event was co-hosted by SMPS and AGC Houston. Pat Kiley announced that his firm, Kiley Advisors, LLC, was acquired by FMI Corporation on January 25. "We were attracted to FMI because of their outstanding reputation, industry reach and the alignment we have with their core purpose (to build a great future for the engineering & construction industry and its leading organizations).



The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) is a group of marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms.

Visit http://smpshouston.org/ to view the full article online.

 
News you can Use
Starting February 14, 2017 and every second Tuesday of the month, the Wage and Hour Division in Houston will be conducting in-person compliance assistance focused on raising awareness about compliance with federal labor laws in the construction industry. This initiative is part of a larger effort to connect employers with the information they need to better understand their responsibilities under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA) and other Wage and Hour laws. 

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/pdf/Wage_and_Hour_Compliance_Assistance_Days_at_IEC.pdf to view the full article online.

On January 25, 2017, 90 U.S. congressmen wrote to President Trump about the final OSHA ruling on Crystalline Silica and its negative impact on businesses. The letter cited that the construction industry estimates it would cost nearly $5 billion per year to comply with the ruling and that other industries such as natural gas, aggregates, foundries, brick manufacturers, maritime and others would suffer.

Visit http://agchouston.org/files/15694_shuster_silica_letter_012517.pdf to view the full article online.

The Environmental Protection Agency's 2017 construction general permit, taking effect February 16, 2017, will make site operators jointly and severally liable for infractions. Several industry groups oppose the provision.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=425126&issueID=56209 to view the full article online.

Congress is expected to focus on flood insurance reform in the spring, as the National Flood Insurance Program will expire Sept. 30. Some lawmakers support the development of a private flood insurance market as part of reform.

Visit http://www.nationalmortgagenews.com/news/compliance-regulation/pitfalls-ahead-for-flood-insurance-reform-in-2017-1093568-1.html to view the full article online.


In August 2016, the Houston Business Journal launched Crane Watch, an interactive map with details of major construction projects currently underway in the Houston area.




Project categories include education, hotel, industrial, medical, mixed-use, office, residential, retail and other. In addition to the project’s location, each description includes size, developer and/or owner, estimated completion date and other aspects. Companies are encouraged to add data to the map.

Visit http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/datacenter/crane-watch.html to view the full article online.

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.

Visit http://www.meetup.com/RevitHouston/ to view the full article online.


Join ACE Mentor Houston to celebrate our current mentors and to hear what is new for the ACE Mentor Program for 2017.




Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Networking/Breakfast: 7-7:30 a.m.

Annual Update & Awards: 7:30-8 a.m.

Speaker/Program: 8-8:45 a.m.




Featuring Guest Speaker Diana Eidenshink, Interim Executive Director, ACE Mentor Program America

Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ace-mentor-program-houston-building-blocks-breakfast-2017-tickets-30727740499 to view the full article online.

Attention OSHA Outreach Trainers!
OSHA
revises program guidelines to improve worker training program. 

New documents include Program Requirements and separate Industry Procedures for ConstructionGeneral IndustryMaritime, and Disaster Site Worker.

Visit https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/ to view the full article online.

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