May/Jun 2017

May/Jun 2017

AGC in Motion

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John Carlson of Sundt Construction chairs a P3 Policy Task Force that will develop an AGC of Texas Chapter policy paper on Public Private Partnerships.

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In the last issue, the electric Logging Device Mandate (ELD) was discussed. This rule is moving forward and the interstate compliance date is December 18, 2017. If your company will be affected by this mandate, you should begin the process to be in compliance as soon as possible.

This year marks TXDOT's 100th anniversary. Even from the first day this agency was signed into law – April 4, 1917 – we were destined to leave an indelible mark on Texas and the nation. But that may have been hard to determine from our beginnings.

Dozens of Texas friends and AGC of Texas leaders helped celebrate Art Daniel’s ascension to president of the Associated General Contractors of America during the group’s annual convention in Las Vegas that featured cameo video appearances by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, former President George W. Bush, and a surprise visit from Mr. Las Vegas himself – Wayne Newton.

Most construction fatalities don’t happen in the morning, as has been assumed, according to a new workplace safety studied commissioned by AGC of America.

The watchword for the day is gizmo. A gizmo is anything you want it to be. The most recent acclaim for a gizmo came after the use of an electronic promotional device used to tell the highway funding story with the important messages of “no diversions” and “keep the promise” at our very successful Legislative Fly-In.

The AGC of Texas Scholarship is known for breaking records. I don’t know a single other program of its ilk. The care and attention given to the program on behalf of the membership is, for me, both humbling and a source of great pride.

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