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AGC Houston

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Events
Education/Training
Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc.
Andrews Myers, PC
AGC News
On the latest episode of AGC's ConstructorCast, AGC talks with virtual design and construction leaders from Barton Malow Company Matt Hedke and Alan Todd, about the benefits of VDC, technology selection and how to ensure successful companywide integration.

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Launched last year, AGC Houston created a Women In Construction Steering Committee designed to produce events that bring insight to the ups and downs of women pursuing a career in construction.

Check out our dedicated Women in Construction web page that contains a variety of helpful resources.

  

Check out our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

 

In observance of Day of the Girl on Oct. 11, Angela Cotie, Gilbane Building Company, and Women in Construction Sterring Committee Chair, penned a blog dedicated to "Coach Lew, Mr. Hamlett and my dad" the driving force behind her life choices and career's success. Read the tribute here.

Visit https://www.agchouston.org/AGCH/About/Women_in_Construction/AGCH/About/Women_in_Construction.aspx?hkey=f25bdf7a-cf20-4619-9e4b-a1268fb9378c to view the full article online.

AGC Education and Research Foundation Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Application Deadline is November 1, 201 


Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry. 

Students can click here to apply. 

 

Attention AGC Houston members! Applications for the Patrick J. Kiley Excellence in Leadership Scholarship will soon open! The AGC Houston scholarship program has awarded over 168 scholarships totaling $512,000 to students pursuing construction-related careers.

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On Oct. 21, AGC expressed support for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to update and clarify its regulations on water quality certification under the Clean Water Act . 

Read the full article here.

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Safety
 

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Knight Security
Mustang Cat
Member News
In honor of its 40th anniversary, Raven Mechanical, LP dusted off '70s polyester suits and disco vests to celebrate the milestone with friends, family and clients. Lots of folks showed up in their finest atire for the costume contest, celebration and Astros watching party.

 

Congratulations Raven Mechanical!

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SEDALCO, Inc., a full-service construction management, general contracting firm established in 1983 announces the opening of a Houston Division office. With headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, SEDALCO serves a diverse client base across the entire State of Texas and the Southwest. Serving both private and public sector clients, SEDALCO is projected to complete over $130 million in new and renovation construction in 2019.

 

Russ Garrison, President/CEO, had this to share about the decision to open an office within the Houston Region: “We have provided construction services in the Houston region for many years during our 36-year history. We continue to enjoy the privilege of serving our repeat customers in the area. We believe this addition will only further enhance our ability to serve our clients, as we strive to provide them the BEST construction experience. We also look forward to better supporting our teammates that are committed to that area and expanding our services to other customers.”

 

Eric Taylor, (pictured) an industry veteran with years of service in both Texas and abroad will serve as Houston Division Manager and will lead the office.

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Membership Benefits
Cadence McShane Construction Company LLC
Resources
Visit ConstructorsVote.com for resources on voter registration, absentee ballots and early voting. Share info. with your colleagues, employees, family and friends! Exercise your right to vote.

 

Confused about which constitutional amendment to support? Check out a short summary of each, courtesy of Rep. Sarah Davis. 

 

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Halloween may lose some of its terror as we get older, but for parents it can still be frightening to have your kids running around at night in costume. The numbers show that kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. 

Check out the National Safety Council Safety First blog post to learn why seeing - and being seen - need to be trick-or-treat priorities. Check out the Center for Disease Control for more health safety tips related to Fall celebrations.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=587461&issueID=65348 to view the full article online.

Here's Looking at You
AGC Houston's Government Affairs Committee welcomed Texas House of Representative Member Sarah Davis and Carrin Patman, METRO's Chair to gain an insight of the Constitutional Amendments on the Nov. 19 ballot and understand Houston's METRONext Moving Forward Plan. 

The intimate setting on Oct. 24 offered open discussions regarding a multitude of important ballot proposals. Davis' frank and personal responses to the committee members helped them to gain a better understanding of the lengthy proposed amendments.

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

 
It was not in a court of law but in a room filled with 80+ construction industry human resources and safety professionals that construction law experts Tony Stergio, Andrews Myers, PC; Courtney Sheaffer, Peckar & Abramson, PC; and Shannon Gatlin, Cokinos | Law, offered their expertise on common issues that affect employment practices as well as jobsite incidents.

The two-hour forum on Oct. 25 delved into sensitive topics such as employee leave processes under the Family Medical Leave, the American with Disabilities and the Texas Workers’ Compensation Acts, including employee policies, employment and termination best practices as well as the processes and repercussions of drug testing implementations and procedures.

 

Visit https://agchouston.org/AGCH/News/Articles/HR_and_Safety_Joint_Meeting_-_October_25__2019.aspx to view the full article online.

 
News you can Use
  

WE ARE BUILDING HOUSTON

Work with students in your community and make a difference

 

The ACE Mentor Program Houston is currently in the search for enthusiastic professionals to share their passion with local high school students to get them excited to join the building industry!  If you are a designer, engineer, contractor, or otherwise engaged in design and construction and want to get involved as a 2019-2020 Houston Mentor, please send us an email at mentors@acementorhouston.org .

 

Meetings take place at various locations throughout Houston, beginning in mid-October through mid- April. You will work together with other professionals and high school students as they work on a design project from conceptual design through what it would entail to construct it. The goal is for students to gain an idea of what it means to be a part of the building industry in a fun and interesting way!  

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Creating a more equitable and diverse workforce results in business benefits such as: reduced turnover, innovation and growth. Download the whitepaper to learn about concrete steps that firms can take to improve diversity and inclusion.

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When Force Majeure is for Sure: The Business of Construction in Disaster-Prone Areas

Instead of solely relying on force majeure clauses, contractors building along the hurricane-prone Gulf Coast should have disaster action plans that provide guidance on what to do when a storm has been predicted, when it is happening and after it has passed, write attorneys from Jones Walker in Texas. Contractors should also identify potential suppliers, labor sources and modes of transportation that may be available.

 

Visit https://www.natlawreview.com/article/when-force-majeure-sure-business-construction-disaster-prone-areas to view the full article online.

Quick Links
 

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