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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT/CEO

C3: Doing The Right Things
to Serve Our Industry's
Workforce
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 construction projects
and Accredited Employers continuing to
grow, the collaborative is now focusing
on increased time and energy to generate
data and metrics that reinforce the need
for craft workers who are skilled, safe and
committed to their chosen career.
"What gets measured, gets managed," is
a phrase attributed to Peter Drucker, considered the founder of modern management. Another quote that he is credited
with states, "Management is doing things
right; leadership is doing the right things."
Both quotes sum up what is necessary for
C3 to realize its goal - a workforce that
will serve our industry well into the future.
Over the last several years, many general and specialty contractors have done
a good job of focusing on jobsite safety.
It has allowed the industry to compile
some really good data. Because construction work brings a certain level of risk,
accidents - unfortunately fatalities as well -
can, and do, happen. But recently-released

Spring 2018

JERRY NEVLUD
AGC HOUSTON

As the message of Construction Career Collaborative (C3)
continues to grow, along with the number of owners,
contractors and projects, more and more leaders are
needed to commit to doing the right things... It is that
leadership doing the right thing that will pave the way for
a sustainable workforce in the Greater Houston region.
metrics reveal a significant decline in
recordable incidents and lost time incidents on C3 projects. This can be attributed
to the level of safety training C3 companies have instituted for their workers in
following safety-related procedures and
processes on construction projects.
However, gathering metrics on the
value of a skilled versus an unskilled
worker is another story. Historically,
our industry has done a very poor job
of benchmarking productivity. It would
seem that training someone to do something better, faster, and smarter would
pay off in the long run. But what gets
measured, gets managed and that lack of
metrics makes it difficult for an owner
to truly understand the value of adding
more layers to their project.
Which brings to mind Drucker's second
quote, which at this point and time is more

important than ever in craft sustainability:
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
As the message of C3 continues to
grow, along with the number of owners,
contractors and projects, more and more
leaders are needed to commit to doing
the right things. Right things that not only
include following the C3 principles, but
leading in the areas of skills assessment
and training and bringing C3 principles to
more projects.
Throughout the decades, Houston's
commercial construction industry has
been very fortunate to have had many
outstanding leaders overseeing the built
environment. And many more are forging
a diverse and trained workforce. It is that
leadership doing the right thing that will
pave the way for a sustainable workforce
in the Greater Houston region.
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Spring 2018

From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Harvey Heroes
Annual Chapter Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recap
Saluting 2018 AGC Houston Honorary Life Members
Past Events
Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Intro
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - bellyband1
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - bellyband2
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - cover1
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - cover2
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 3
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 5
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 6
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Harvey Heroes
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 9
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Annual Chapter Meeting and Networking Breakfast Recap
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 11
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 12
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 13
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 14
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Saluting 2018 AGC Houston Honorary Life Members
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - 17
Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Past Events
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Cornerstone - Spring 2018 - Index of Advertisers/Advertiser.com
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