A Celebration To Remember Thanks to our Board of Directors, members and event sponsors – R. W. Baird and Company and Transamerica Retirement Services – for making our 90th anniversary a resounding success! More than 200 members gathered at the AGC Houston headquarters to celebrate the landmark event on May 9, 2013.
From founding members, to elected city and school board officials, industry partners, trade associations’ representatives and retired AGC Houston leaders, an extraordinary group of individuals celebrated our birthday and witnessed the premiere of a specially-commissioned video, “A Legacy of Leadership.” The video features current and past AGC Houston leaders discussing the chapter’s role at the local, state and national levels and highlights the city’s building milestones since 1923.
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Annual Construction Industry Stand Down For Safety Promoting safety on all commercial construction job sites Hundreds of construction workers across the city took part in the 10th annual Stand Down for Safety on May 15. Thanks to safety directors, coordinators and safety and training specialists, construction workers heard messages related to proper procedures and methods.
Construction came to a halt for one hour as safety demonstrations were conducted in both English and Spanish on topics such as hazard awareness, stairways and ladders, fall and accident prevention.
AGC of America's Brian Turmail, Executive Director, Public Affairs, led a press conference at the W.S. Bellows Construction Corp.'s Galleria jobsite at Post Oak Blvd. and San Felipe. Turmail spoke about the decline in construction-related fatalities in Texas from 2003 and 2011 and was joined by W.S.Bellows Construction Corporation's Tommy Lee, Safety Director, who addressed the workers about safety-related issues. The press conference was covered by local media and followed by safety demonstrations.
To hear NPR's story, click here. AGC Houston wins First Place in AGC's 2012 National Safety Awards program, in the category for Chapters with 50 to 100 General Contracting Members! AGC Houston has been recognized nationally as having the safest construction jobsites based on safety records and zero incidence rates. The Chapter Safety Awards are based on a weighted average of participation and overall incidence rate of the Chapter's general contractor members. Close to 1,700 general contractors, specialty contractors and associate members from across the country participated this year.Congratulations to our members for their commitment to having a zero incidence rate on jobsites.
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Newly-revised Open Shop Field Supervisor's Handbook Now Available Online
Specifically designed for field supervisors in an open shop, this pocket guide offers human resources guidance for employee and labor relations, addressing common union issues. Click here to download your copy.
Construction Industry Under Attack
Urge Your Senators to Stand Up for the Construction Industry in Immigration Debate. A bi-partisan group of Senators is working on an important piece of immigration reform – the future temporary worker visa program. These Senators are currently considering singling out the construction industry from using the future temporary worker visa program by including significant restrictions. Click here to read more and act now.