Ninety-three percent of construction, engineering, and infrastructure sector executives said their companies had experienced a cyber incident or information theft, loss or attack in the past year—the highest proportion of all sectors surveyed in Kroll’s 2017-2018 Global Fraud & Risk Report. Additionally, eighty-three percent of these executives reported that their companies fell victim to at least one instance of fraud during the past twelve months – thirteen percentage points higher than last year’s survey.
June 08, 2018
William Fuller, Craft Development Manager at Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the educational affiliate of the Houston chapter of ABC, was selected from among five national finalists as the instructor who espouses the merit shop ideals through effort and talent in his position.
April 11, 2018
Fifty veterans connected with local employers to discuss possible career opportunities at the Warrior for Life Luncheon in the Greater Houston Partnership’s Partnership Tower.
March 02, 2018
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, held its annual Inaugural Celebration at Saint Arnolds Brewery on January 11. With over one hundred and thirty attendees, the association recognized incoming board of directors, committee chairs, and the 2017 Members of the Year.
February 02, 2018
Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) is pleased to announce that applications for the annual ABC Scholarships are now being accepted. Offered to college students pursuing careers in construction, the scholarships available are just some of the many ways ABC Greater Houston supports education and workforce development.
December 27, 2017
“CMEF plans to celebrate Christmas by serving as a designated Toys for Tots drop-off location. Through combined efforts with Performance Contractors, we hope to reach more children throughout the Houston area.” – CMEF Director of Training and Development Blair Williamson
December 15, 2017
The Construction & Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), the educational affiliate of Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), is proud to announce it has received a donation of $30,000 from the Houston Chapter of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP). The funds will be used towards crane training and educating craft professionals in the Houston area.
November 30, 2017
On October 18, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) held its annual Excellence in Construction Awards (EIC), which showcased forty-one projects, built by ABC Greater Houston members, that were rigorously judged on an array of criteria. This event, established in 2000, recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial and industrial construction industry. Top scoring projects were showcased at the evening program, and winners were given local and national media attention including ABC’s Build Houston Magazine.
November 02, 2017
On July 21, six Texas Chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and its member companies renewed their partnership and established a two-year agreement with the Texas offices of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the United States Department of Labor (OSHA), in order to recognize the importance of ensuring a safe and healthy work environment in the construction industry.
August 21, 2017
Members of ABC gathered to recognize 2017 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award recipients. The STEP Program is a safety benchmarking and improvement tool that helps companies achieve higher safety metrics. Studies show that STEP participants are 720 percent safer than the industry average and reduced their recordable incidents by 87 percent.
August 11, 2017