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AGC Houston

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Education/Training
  

Join Tellepsen's Lana Coble, Ed.D, and Kendall Pouland for an interactive session on conceptual planning and scheduling, and incorporating risk mitigation techniques.






Ideal for Project team members who are involved in creating, updating, evaluating, reporting, or providing input in the project schedule  between Pre-Construction through Construction.




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Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
AGC News
Construction spending increased 0.1 percent from July to August and 5.3 percent for eight months of 2018 combined, with continued year-to-date gains for major public and private categories, according to an analysis of new government data by AGC of America. These spending figures showed strong demand in construction across the country but that growth in the construction industry still depends on contractors’ ability to find sufficient qualified workers, urging public officials to step up support for career and technical education and to allow employment-based immigration.



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"Price changes for construction materials in August were mixed, but contractors are likely to be hit with additional cost increases as new tariffs take hold, as well as significant labor cost escalation," said AGC of America’s chief economist, Ken Simonson. "Prices for goods and services used in construction rose over the past year at nearly double the rate that contractors have raised their bid prices to put up new buildings."
Diesel fuel, steel, aluminum, asphalt paving mixtures and gypsum products were among the diverse products that contributed to the large year-over-year cost increases




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Baker Triangle
Member News
Membership Benefits
  
Thursday, October 18, 2018 

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.


AGC Houston





Make Your AGC Membership Work for You! We encourage all members to attend the Member Orientation to learn about the many benefits AGC offers and how to get more involved with the chapter!





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Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Here's Looking at You



More than 500 guests attended the biennial APEX Awards Gala at The Houstonian, which featured KHOU TV’s Meteorologist Brooks Garner as master of ceremonies.



Eighteen general and specialty contractors took home 37 Gold, Silver and Bronze APEX awards for outstanding building projects. APEX recognizes and honors firms for their excellence in design and construction, their valuable contributions to the community, and advancement to the commercial building industry.



The event also honored Peter Dawson, AIA, NCARB, with the 2018 AGC Houston Master Builder Award. Dawson recently retired as Sr. Vice President of Facilities Services at Texas Children’s Hospital where, for 16 years, he held the executive leadership responsibility for Facility Planning, Design, Project Management, Facilities Operations, and Security Services.




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News you can Use

The start of a 17-month, $105 million renovation of the Houston
Astrodome to include an underground parking garage and nine acres for
commercial uses, conferences and festivals, has been shifted from October to
early 2019. Harris County officials said the Astrodome, once dubbed the
"Eighth Wonder of the World," is nearing completion of asbestos abatement.


Visit https://www.click2houston.com/news/new-timeline-for-astrodome-construction to view the full article online.

 
The Senate's passage of a spending bill that covers funding for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration would increase the agency's funding by $5 million over the current fiscal year. The bill requires House passage and a presidential signature.

Visit https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/17465-osha-in-line-for-funding-boost-after-house-and-senate-conference-committee-agrees-on-appropriations-minibus to view the full article online.


The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated the National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses in response to a recent spike in trenching fatalities.


The emphasis program began October 1, 2018, with a three-month period of education and prevention outreach. During this period, OSHA will continue to respond to complaints, referrals, hospitalizations, and fatalities.OSHA's NEP will increase education and enforcement efforts while its inspectors will record trenching and excavation inspections in a national reporting system, and each area OSHA office will develop outreach programs.

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