AGC Houston follows the City of Houston Emergency Management directives and scheduled closures when inclement weather occurs. AGC Houston may close its building due to severe weather or emergencies (e.g. flooding, icy roads, power failures, etc.). We will base our building closure upon the City of Houston advisories. Please be safe and vigilant of potential weather-related conditions as you travel. Stay tuned to local news for important emergency notices and road conditions. View the City of Houston Emergency Information website.
In light of recent weather conditions, the 2016 AGC/AIA Golf Tournament has been POSTPONED to Monday, June 20.
This decision was not taken lightly. After close monitoring of the current course conditions and consideration of the area affected by the damaging flood waters, we determined that next Monday was not the right time to host this tournament. Please alert your team of the new date as soon as possible.
For further details, contact Shannon Giordano. Click here for team registration and sponsorship opportunities.
AGC Houston and the Safety Committee are pleased to announce that the 2016 Safety Stand Down will take place during May 2-13, 2016. Last year was the first time in the event's history that we aligned our program with OSHA - and extended it to two weeks. Once again, the event dedicated to Fall Protection will be held during two weeks to allow mazimum participation. Several safety consultants are offering to conduct free safety stand-down demonstrations on jobsites. Click here for more information, including participation forms.
Mix And Mingle At Member Mixer May 5, 2016
Joint in the networking fun at our popular quarterly member mixer Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Crisp in The Heights. General Contractor members are free otherwise $20 per person through April 29. Great sponsorship available. Click here for details.
Do you have an outstanding construction project that merits an APEX award? If so, submit it for the APEX 12 Awards competition. We've made some changes to the category listings and simplified the application process. Project entries are due by May 27, 2016. All AGC Houston members may enter construction projects built between April 1, 2014 through April 30, 2016. Click here to learn more.
Petitions that request a review of OSHA’s recently issued rule on silica exposure will be consolidated in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Court.
OSHA notified the panel on April 11 that “seven petitions for review of the same final agency action” were filed in six courts of appeals within 10 days after the action was issued, according to a case document. One of the petitions was file by AGC of America. "Administration officials appear to have instead opted to set a new standard that is well beyond the capabilities of current air filtration and dust removal technologies,” said Stephen Sandherr, AGC of America CEO. To view more information, including the final rule, click here.
Thousands Celebrate Barbecue Cook-Off And Fair
Thousands of people from the commercial construction industry converged on the Sam Houston Race Park April 1 and 2, 2016 for our 25th annual Barbecue Cook-Off and Fair. Twenty nine cook teams competed in this Texas Gulf Coast BBQ Cooker's Association sanctioned barbecue cook off. Congratulations to Overall Grand Champion, Berger Iron Works, Inc. and to Clarissa Lang, MLN Company, who received the Ralph Morton Spirit Award. Special thanks to our generous sponsors, 2016 Barbecue Cook-Off Committee, to the teams and to the volunteers whose hard work made this event so successfull!
To see photos of winning teams, click here. See Friday night and cook-team photos here. Click here to view Saturday photos.
Charles Nelson, Gilbane Building Company, Honored At Annual Meeting
AGC Houston headed to the newly-opened Hyatt Regency Houston Galleria for our annual chapter meeting on January 28, 2016. Thanks to our sponsors for making this an outstanding event as we recognized the 2015 and 2016 Board of Directors, active committees and recognized Charles Nelson, Gilbane Building Company, as the newest Honorary Life Member. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor! To view Ken Simonson, AGC of America's Chief Economist and Pat Jankowski, Senior Vice President, Research, Greater Houston Partnership's presentations, click here. See photos of the event, here.
AGC Houston Members Garner Top Awards At AGC Of America Annual Convention
Congratulations to SpawGlass Construction Corp., Tellepsen, Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.,and to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. on winning a Construction Safety Excellence Award on March 10, 2016 at the 97th AGC of America Convention.
A big congratulations as well to Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. on winning a 2016 Alliant Build America Award for the Texas A & M University Francis Hall Renovation. The project won in the Building Renovation, Under $10 million category. Read more information here.