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. Stay tuned to local news for important emergency notices and road conditions. View the City of Houston Emergency Information website.
A Technology Conference Designed For Houston's A/E/C Community Set For September 22
Join your fellow colleagues in the commercial construction industry - including owners, architects, engineers, and service and supply representatives - at the Solutions Thru Technology Conference to discuss technological innovations in case studies as well as the issues related to their adoption and successful implementation.
Now accepting Call For Presentations through July 8 and welcoming Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors. Click here for details. We're excited to welcome keynote speaker Scott Dadich, Editor-in-Chief, WIRED (2012-Present); Vice President, Editorial Platforms and Design, Condé Nast (2010-2012); Creative Director, WIRED (2006-2010).
OSHA Finalizes New Regulations To Improve Tracking Of Workplace Injuries And Illnesses
OSHA recently issued a rule which requires employers to 1) inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation, and 2) provide that procedures for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses are reasonable and don’t deter or discourage employees from reporting.
The anti-retaliation provisions, which go into effect on August 10, 2016, potentially have far-reaching implications for AGC members. For the OSHA ruling, which goes into effect January 1, 2017, click here.
On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, OSHA's Jim Shelton, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Houston North Area Office, will present a free seminar on the new ruling. Click here to register.
AGC/AIA Golf Tournament Raises Scholarships For ACE Mentor Houston
A big thank you to all of our sponsors and players who helped to raise $25,000 for ACE Houston Mentor. The program mentors high school students to find their way into the architecture, construction and engineering industries. The 21st annual AGC/AIA golf tournament took place at Champions Golf Club on June 20, 2016. View photos here.
Safety Excellence Award Nominations Due June 24
Presented at the Midyear Safety Meeting on July 14, the Ray Lambright Award and Safety Excellence Awards recognize outstanding safety professionals and specialty contractor firms. All AGC Houston members are invited to nominate deserving companies and safety professionals. Nominations are due June 24, 2016.
We're putting on the ritz to recognize and honor firms for their excellence in construction, their contributions to the community and commitment to skill, integrity and responsibility. Polish your baubles and don your finest on Saturday, September 10, 2016 for an evening to remember. More details here.