As demand for construction continues to grow in Texas and in many other parts of the country, the fact is the construction industry needs more workers than are currently being recruited and prepared into the industry.

All records were broken this year at the 8th Annual Joint AGC/TxDOT Executive Safety Conference. A record 440 people attended the event held at the Palmer Event Center and a record 37 Award Recipients were on hand to receive either the Texas Bluebonnet Safety Awards, the National AGC Safety Award (NASA), or a combination of the two.

It is hard to believe that 2019 is believe that 2019 is entering the fourth quarter and we are close to wrapping up another successful year for the chapter. The first half of 2019 was consumed by the legislative session and all the important work that AGC must do when legislators are in Austin and considering new laws.

My travels across the state to attend area meetings slowed down over the summer, but that’s not to say my duties to the Chapter slowed down at all.

AGC of Texas leaders present a contribution of $110,000 to The Road Information Program (TRIP) during AGC of America’s 2019 National Chapter Leadership Conference. The annual conference was held in September in Washington, D.C.

"Stay small and manage your workload," says Ben Salinas (Valley Infrastructure), describing his business philosophy as a DBE subcontractor working for TxDOT. Ben participated in a “DBE Lessons Learned” panel discussion July 31 in the Pharr District, alongside...

A number of “disruptions” are likely to affect Texas highway funding in the coming years, Jerry Haddican told AGC of Texas members at the July members’ luncheon. Haddican is director of Government Affairs for TxDOT.

In Federal Fiscal Year 2019, Texas will receive only 95 cents in transportation funding from the federal Highway Trust Fund for every dollar Texans paid directly into the Fund. That means Texas stands alone – still – as the last ‘donor’ state as a result of the outdated apportionment of federal highway funding.

On April 3, 2019, The associated General Contractors of America held its annual convention in Denver, Colorado and selected 57 companies as winners of the 2019 Construction Safety Excellence Award (CSEA).

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