Members' Edge

AGC Houston

In this issue...
Message from the President/CEO
  
 
It has been more than a year and a half since Hurricane Harvey soaked the Greater Houston area. Thankfully, for a majority in the region the angst and disruption it caused in our lives remains only as an unsettling memory. But for a significant number of individuals and families, their homes continue to be a daily reminder of the storm that is on record as the wettest storm ever in the United States.

 

It is for that purpose, that for the second year in a row the AGC Houston Construction Leadership Council (CLC) teamed with the Rebuilding Together Houston (RTH) organization for its Annual Day of Service. More than 30 individuals from AGC member companies, along with members of the AGC staff, volunteered on Saturday April 6th to help repair a Harvey-ravaged home in the South Union area of Houston.

 

On behalf of the entire AGC Houston organization, I want to thank everyone who spent the major part of their Saturday correcting something that most of us take for granted: living in a home that is both safe and sound.

 

Read more here.  See the full gallery of photos here.

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Events
Education/Training
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete, LLC
Safety
 

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AGC News
  
The AGC-TBB 2019 Annual Convention promises to be one of the most spectacular yet. Nestled in the Grand Teton National Park, the Jackson Lake Lodge will be sure to take your breath away.

 

ROOM RESERVATION BLOCK ENDS APRIL 21 - Click here for convention details. For room reservations, National Park entrance fee, and getting to and around Jackson Hole, Wyoming, click here.

 

 

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The House Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee passed two pieces of legislation touted by AGC Texas Building Branch that are key to reforming the construction industry in Texas. 

The two measures - House Bill 1734 and House Bill 1999 - address issues arising in lawsuits alleging construction defects in government projects, especially school districts. 

The 2020-21 $248 billion budget would spend roughly the same as the House proposal that passed and the two chambers have agreed to spend $9 billion on public education, including $2.7 billion on property tax reform. 

Visit http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1119709320910&ca=8014285d-a9a6-45ac-912d-feea92789d70 to view the full article online.

  
The constrained labor situation, coupled with material price increases, compressed project schedules, increased complexity and ongoing margin compression, is generating more risk for E&C firms today.

 

Read this year's AGC/FMI Risk Management Survey to see how contractors  are managing risk more effectively than three years ago.The survey's key findings are grouped into the following four main themes:
Top Current and Future Risks
Recession-Proofing Your Organization
The Rise of In-House Design
The Changing Risk Environment


 

Read the report 

 

 

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The Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1, 2019, to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years).

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WebEd: Critical EEO-1 Survey Reporting Requirements Update  Labor and HR
Thursday, May 2 - 1-2 p.m.

 

WebEd: Enthusiasm for Lean
Tuesday, May 7 - 1-2 p.m.


Construction Safety, Health and Environmental Conference
Tuesday, July 23 - Thursday, July 25
Seattle, Washington

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Knight Security
Baker Triangle
Member News
Are you ready for a friendly the competition? 

 

MustangCat is looking for the best equipment operator in Southeast Texas! The Top Operator winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize and a paid trip to North Carolina to participate in the Caterpillar North America Regional Final Challenge. 

 

Spectators welcome!  

 

May 20 – 22, 2019
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
15500 Eastex Fwy
Humble, Texas 77396

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Andrews Myers, PC
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Membership Benefits
  
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Join the FedEx Advantage® program and the discounts keep coming. AGC members will enjoy savings of up to 78% on select services.

 

The program is free to join and no minimum shipping, copy or print requirements to take advantage of this great member benefit. Sign up now or call 1.888.708.4100. 

 

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Here's Looking at You
News you can Use
An interactive map from Construction Dive provides information about major commercial, infrastructure and mixed-use projects across the U.S. Most of the projects are valued at $1 billion or more.

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On March 28, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division unveiled a proposed rule that would update the regulations governing regular rate requirements for the first time in more than 50 years. The proposed rule focuses primarily on clarifying whether certain kinds of perks, benefits, or other miscellaneous items must be included in the regular rate.

 

AGC will provide input to the DOL on the impact this update might have on the construction industry and will notify members of any developments.

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