Annual Business Meeting Showcases First Videos In Construction Award Winners

More than 300 AGC Houston members gathered at The Briar Club on January 30, 2020 for the Annual Business Meeting, which featured former Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. At the sold out event, President/CEO Jerry Nevlud introduced the recipients of the Videos In Construction award winners who received a one-of-a-kind 3-D printed award sponsored by Gilbane Building Company. 
The winning entries were featured on 65-inch screens in the foyer, prior to the meeting, and included videos from Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing; Gilbane Building Company; Karsten Interior Services, LP; McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Reliant Safety Solutions, LLC; Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.; TAS Commercial Concrete; and TDIndustries, Inc.
“Since it was our first go, we thought that we would have some fun with the process and utilize the categories as described on the website of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences – home of the Oscars,” stated Nevlud. The entries ranged from promoting safety and best practices, to recruiting and training, promoting diversity and inclusion, as well as celebrating project and firm milestones.     

The winners include:

Best Short Documentary

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. (video)

Best Technical Effects

Gilbane Building Company (video)

Best Cinematography

TAS Commercial Concrete (video)

Best Screenplay

Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing (video)

Best Live Action

Reliant Safety Solution (video)

Best Production Design

McCarthy Building Companies (video)

Best Supporting Actor

TDIndustries, Inc. (video)

Best Picture

Karsten Interior Services (video)
Each golden statuette took about 12 hours to print to ensure that the material’s density was sufficient enough, according to Ryan Shults, VDC Manager at Gilbane Building Company. “We created the model based on the image that AGC provided and began to print several mock-ups to get it right,” stated Shults. The trickiest part he said was printing the coiled film that drops from the film reel, which is held above the statuette’s head. 
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.’s video highlighted the firm’s 30-year anniversary in 2019 and featured its founder, George Pontikes, who recognized the talent and clients who have lead to their success.
“We are pleased that the video has found a place in our industry and we are excited to be recognized with a VIC award!” stated John Marshall, Vice President of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. “S&P understands the power of innovation and has always believed technology can improve the construction process; using video to document and communicate our work has proven to be a very beneficial tool.” 
“Winning videos exude creativity and innovation, and are masterful at storytelling and engaging audiences,” said Tamara Hancock, AGC Houston Executive Director, Programs and Services. “The inaugural VIC awards honor AGC members who are using video technology within their companies to enhance the commercial construction industry image. For example, Gilbane Building Company was selected for its innovative use of AR technology in virtually connecting WWII veterans to the Honor Flight when they couldn’t travel to Washington, D. C. to experience it in person. What a great way to use “construction technology” in a new and meaningful way!” she stated.
The videos will be showcased on the AGC Houston YouTube channel and via social media outlets in the coming weeks. Congratulations to all the winners!