Cornerstone - Spring 2016 - (Page 5)

FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Changing Our Industry's Future - Together Framing Our Future - Involves You It was great seeing so many of you at the Annual Meeting in January. More than 300 AGC Houston members attended our first major event of the year and witnessed Charlie Nelson, Gilbane Building Company, become an Honorary Life Member. He joins 48 other individuals who have been recognized for their contribution to the construction industry and AGC. You can read more about it on page 11. As we heard from AGC of America's Ken Simonson and the Greater Houston Partnership's Pat Jankowski, we are truly blessed to be in this business but must be cautious as we enter a very different market environment from last year. Even with the amount of negative press resulting from layoffs and mergers in the energy sector, Houston continued to grow. In December, construction employment in Texas totaled a record high 684,800. For more on that, read about Simonson's Construction & Materials Outlook presentation on the AGC Houston website's publications submenu. In 2016, we expect to see moderate employment and population growth. Healthcare will see significant growth with private offices and hospitals sharing 19 percent of the growth. K-12 bond programs, new bond programs for community colleges, and other institutional enterprises, including religious buildings, 2016 Executive Officers Chairman - Bill Scott, III Linbeck Group, LLC Vice-Chairman - James Bryant Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd. Secretary - Tadd Tellepsen Tellepsen Treasurer - Brandon Meyers SpawGlass Construction Corp. President/CEO - Jerry Nevlud AGC Houston Spring 2016 will also see growth in the commercial construction sector. In March, Chuck Greco, Chairman of Linbeck Group, LLC, completed his term as President of AGC of America. AGC Houston President/CEO Jerry Nevlud finished his oneyear term as President of the AGC Executive Leadership Council. The work accomplished under their helm will be seen for many years, and the representation from Texas continues to be of significance. Their involvement makes a huge difference in the industry. Chapter Director of Safety Services Kim Mason has been called to co-chair the AGC of America Safety Leadership Subcommittee this year. She and a group of AGC Houston Safety Committee professionals attended the AGC Safety & Health Conference in Phoenix in January. They are doing great work at the local, state and national levels. Our C3 (Construction Career Collaborative) initiative regarding the future of our workforce will continue to be supported by AGC. Our industry must attract more workers by creating good jobs that pay a good wage, pay overtime, with benefits, and offer proper training in safety and skills. I challenge you to implement C3 practices on all your projects even when you are not working for a C3 client partner. We have a significantly diverse city, yet our industry does not reflect that reality. There is no reliable solution in place to increase the 2016 Board of Directors James Bryant - Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd. Doug Combes - Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing Steve Dishman - Brookstone, LP Kevin Duesterhoft - R&M Service Co., Inc Bob Fretz, Jr. - Fretz Construction Company Marty Garza - Bartlett Cocke General Contractors Dan Gilbane - Gilbane Building Company Tony Gonzalez - The Gonzalez Group James Humphrey, III - Humphrey Co., Ltd. BILL SCOTT, III LINBECK GROUP, LLC amount of minority construction companies to serve on projects, particularly as the local and state governments grow, but I'm excited about the work of the AGC Houston Diversity Committee to change that. This task force's goal is to increase capacity in the industry through mentorship and development of minority firms. We also have to grow our future leaders to assure the long-term survival of our chapter and industry. The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is a place where up-and-coming leaders can receive training, education, and networking opportunities. In response to CLC leaders, we launched Leadership AGC, a leadership development program, in 2014. The first group graduated last year, and the Leadership AGC Class of 2016 graduates in April. Thanks to the vision of the CLC board of directors, Mike Holland, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc., Jason Kopke, Marek Sawing & Drilling, LLC, and the Leadership AGC Class of 2015, this program is helping to groom our future leaders. This year, the Chapter will undertake strategic planning to position AGC Houston for the long term. Our association must be relevant to our members. We will survey the membership and use the findings in the planning process at a formal planning Continued on page 14 Ken Humphries - Humphries Construction Corp. Gregg Lynch - Rodgers-O'Brien Construction Tony Mansoorian - W. S. Bellows Construction Corp. Brandon Meyers - SpawGlass Construction, Corp. Murray Neal - MLN Company Steve Percival - Durotech, Inc. Bill Scott, III - Linbeck Group, LLC Tad Tellepsen - Tellepsen Don Woo - Mission Constructors, Inc. 5

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Spring 2016

From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
AGC Houston Bids Farewell to Honorary Life Member Ernie Meyerson
Annual AGC Safety Stand-Down Focuses on Fall Protection May 2-13, 2016
Member Profile: Charlie Nelson, Gilbane Building Company
APEX 12 Awards: Celebrating Houston’s Commercial Construction Industry
Safety News
Past Events
Member News
Index of Advertisers/

Cornerstone - Spring 2016