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AGC News
On November 13, 2020, AGC submitted comments generally supportive of recently proposed revisions to the Nationwide Permits (NWP).  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal included revisions to several NWPs, including modifications to the thresholds for streambed loss for certain permits, establishment of a new mitigation requirement, and clarifications to the pre-construction notification process. 

 

Visit https://www.agc.org/news/2020/12/04/agc-responds-proposed-changes-nationwide-permits?MessageRunDetailID=3864487626&PostID=22778768&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io to view the full article online.

 

AGC Houston members are encouraged to take part in this important survey, which will be conducted by Sage. The survey results will be compiled trough early December, and Chief Economist Ken Simonson and other AGC staff will prepare any analysis of the findings. 

 

Click here to complete the survey.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=651938&issueID=69085 to view the full article online.

The 2021 AGC Construction Safety & Health Conference is going virtual Jan. 13-15. Join us, from wherever you are, for the same superior educational content and peer-to-peer engagement that you have come to expect from AGC.

AGC of America has reduced the registration fees to reflect the virtual delivery format. And, if you are unable to join us on those dates or for a specific online session, your registration gives you access to recordings of the education sessions.

Visit http://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-safetyMatters/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=639493&issueID=72699 to view the full article online.

 
The AGC Business Development Forum's mission is to advise AGC members of new market opportunities, to follow and report on trends in the construction market, and to advise members on the techniques and tools of BD. By joining the Forum, you'll have access to other BD professionals from across the country in various construction sectors as well as publications, webinars and other BD resources to help increase the profit and visibility of your firm.

Get the details here.

 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=652154&issueID=69085 to view the full article online.

Safety
  
The AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, is the industry’s elite safety excellence awards program. The CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and risk control programs and showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management systems.

 

The finalists in each divisional category will compete at the AGC National Convention for either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place award.

Visit https://www.agc.org/about-us/awards-recognition-programs/willis-towers-watson-construction-safety-excellence-awards?utm_source=informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=informz_email&_zs=Vsnnc1&_zl=wkBB7 to view the full article online.

Member News
  

Rusty DeBorde has joined JE Dunn Construction Company as the new Vice President, Senior Client Solutions Director, of the Houston office. In this position, he will lead all Business Development efforts in the Houston metropolitan area and southeast Texas.

 

DeBorde is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin and brings over 18 years of business development, marketing and sales experience to the Houston team. Prior to joining JE Dunn, Rusty has served as Vice President of a prestigious national construction consulting firm and Director of Business Development of a premier local engineering firm. Under his tenure as President of a regional residential builder, the company was named 2009’s Builder of the Year of the Pearland/Bay Area.

As a 40-year Pearland resident, he has served on the Pearland YMCA board, is past president of the local nonprofit organization, PATH, a current member of Pearland Lion’s Club, and served as president of the Pearland ISD School Board for four years, where he was involved in multiple collaborative building efforts and working relationships with the city.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=652069&issueID=69085 to view the full article online.

Membership Benefits
  
Check out the Fall edition of Cornerstone magazine now online.

 

The digital version offers quick access at your fingertips.

 

Read about our Safety Award recipients, the Midyear meeting and AGC Champions Golf Tournament highlights, Tony Mansoorian's final column as Chairman, and more!

 

 

 

 

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As U.S. officials designate priority groups to receive vaccines, essential workers will likely come after healthcare and nursing home staff and residents, but before others who can work from home. Stephen Sandherr, AGC of America CEO, advocated for healthcare workers to receive vaccines first, but stated that "other essential workers who cannot work form home, such as construction workers, should quickly follow."

Visit https://www.constructiondive.com/news/cdc-plan-puts-essential-workers-second-in-line-for-covid-19-vaccine/591420/?MessageRunDetailID=3864487619&PostID=22673302&utm_medium=email&utm_source=rasa_io to view the full article online.

With the start of the holiday season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued communications on limiting exposure that places individuals at risk of COVID-19. The latest newsletter addresses the wearing of face masks, households living in close quarters, attending events and other topics.

Visit https://m.emailupdates.cdc.gov/rest/head/mirrorPage/@rIYinAcJxMdjMxHLPs0P53CSNjTX_spSCBdKiz5eMGeAF0Inw0GbikXfi2JBEEO4-fgpXVskAOY9dh2ugOMYBS8PWiaRwureUptTyw6FD0Qo-Bi9.html to view the full article online.

 
Here's Looking at You
News you can Use
Construction employment increased by 27,000 jobs in November, as continuing robust gains in residential categories masked more sluggish increases in nonresidential jobs, according to an analysis by AGC of America data released recently. AGC cautioned, however, that pandemic-induced project cancellations and looming tax bills for firms that used Paycheck Protection Program loans to save jobs threaten to undermine future job growth in the sector.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/hca-nwl/articles/index-v2.asp?aid=651993&issueID=69085 to view the full article online.

President-elect Joe Biden has named epidemiologist David Michaels to his Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. Michaels, who served as assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health during the Obama administration, is expected to bring an emphasis on workplace safety to the board.

Visit https://www.constructiondive.com/news/biden-names-workplace-safety-expert-to-covid-19-task-force/589866/ to view the full article online.

Banks will continue to support construction as the economy emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, but one banker says they will have a sharper focus on prospective cash flow. A real estate investment professional offers a similar outlook and advises builders approaching investors to first secure sound banking relationships.

Visit https://grbj.com/blogs/blog-construction/what-will-construction-financing-look-like-in-the-post-covid-19-economy/ to view the full article online.

Construction technology focused on collaboration, scanning, safety and design have seen the widest uptake across the industry during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report by JLL. Other solutions, such as 3D printing and artificial intelligence, remain in early stages of adoption.

Visit https://www.bdcnetwork.com/covid-19-affects-industry%E2%80%99s-adoption-contech-different-ways to view the full article online.

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