If anything, as an organization representing an “essential industry”, times like these create an even greater desire to welcome and celebrate individuals whose career path potentially leads to commercial construction.
August 06, 2020
When 44 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Houston members representing 23 companies travelled to Austin for the AGC/Texas Building Branch (TBB) Legislative Day on February 25,...
March 20, 2019
AGC Houston recently had the privilege of hosting the meetings for two outstanding organizations whose sole missions are to grow and sustain a skilled workforce.
January 31, 2019
How companies in the commercial construction industry are addressing the worker shortage in their respective organization varies greatly. From compensation to prefabrication, they are doing what is necessary to meet their needs in recruiting and retention.
July 12, 2018
After many hours of hard work, it appears the discussions surrounding the principles of the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) have successfully shifted to the equally hard work of shaping the practices to deliver a sustainable workforce to the region. With the list of engaged owners, C3 projects and Accredited Employers continuing to grow, the collaborative is now focusing on increased time and energy on generating data and metrics that reinforce the need for craft workers who are skilled, safe and committed to the career they have chosen.
April 10, 2018
Associated General Contractors Houston is firmly committed to the efforts of creating a sustainable workforce in the commercial construction industry. We are equally committed to not only growing the capacity of the minority contracting community, but also to assisting those companies in achieving long-term success. One thing I have found out in participating on the committees, boards and task forces associated with both of these worthwhile initiatives, is that it is important that all involved engage and acknowledge in what we know and what we don’t know.
October 16, 2017
Editor’s note: The following was originally published in Cornerstone, the quarterly magazine of AGC Houston. Reprinted with permission.“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” I am not sure to whom or what Benjamin Franklin was referring when he made the statement, but he very easily could have been describing the AGC Houston chapter during the first months of 2015.While the drop in oil prices has created a cause for concern, Houston continues to enjoy a very strong construction market. Despite some markets seeing a bit of a slowdown, there continues to be plenty of work to bid and build on. With that being said, the support so many members give the chapter through their involvement is especially gratifying. It is difficult to single out individuals for their contributions because so many members impact directly our organization in numerous capacities. However, I would like to recognize a few for their good work over the past few months.
July 02, 2015
Editor’s note: The following was originally published in Cornerstone, the quarterly magazine of AGC Houston. Reprinted with permission.This December will mark the fifth anniversary of the discussions that evolved into what is now the Construction Career Collaborative (C3). While there was a general consensus that a future workforce problem was real, creating a viable plan with an industry as diverse as construction raised many red flags. Needless to say, there was a good deal of skepticism all around from the very start. Fueling the skepticism was the simple fact that in late 2009, companies had more important issues to worry about than a future workforce shortage. Most firms were working on their own work shortage at that time.
September 24, 2014
The use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) by a litany of major league stars has tainted everyone and everything associated with Major League Baseball from the late 1980’s to 2010. Many good players became tangled in the mess created by a significant few. This got me thinking that maybe our industry has its own PED problem. I’m not talking about contractors on steroids or any other illegal substance. I am referring to a different PED – let’s call it proposal enhancing decisions.
March 27, 2014