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MEMBER AND CHAPTER NEWS

AGC CEO STEPHEN SANDHERR INDUCTED INTO
THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF CONSTRUCTION

AGC HOUSTON ANNOUNCES $100K FOR
HURRICANES HARVEY AND MARIA RELIEF

AGC OF AMERICA CEO Stephen Sandherr was inducted into

IN RESPONSE TO THE recent storm devastation along the Texas

the prestigious National Academy of Construction on Oct. 26.
Sandherr was invited to join the select group as a recognition
for the many steps the association has taken to advance the
interests of the construction industry. The National Academy
of Construction's mission is to identify and elect leaders from
business, government, academia and connected professions
who have made significant contributions to the construction
industry, to recognize and honor them and for the members as
a whole to provide a unique perspective and services to issues
of critical importance.

Gulf Coast and on the island of Puerto Rico, the Houston Chapter
of the Associated General Contractors recently announced its
decision to donate $100,000 to the relief efforts of Hurricane
Harvey and Maria.
"In the days and weeks following Hurricane Harvey, we heard
many stories from a number of our member companies about
the devastation that many of their employees endured, and in
many cases are still struggling to overcome," states AGC Houston
President/CEO Jerry Nevlud. "I am really proud of how our board
of directors was willing to step up to support our workforce."
To that end, AGC Houston joined forces with AGC of America,
which set up a call for funds through AGC Charities, encouraging
companies to donate and for individuals to apply for financial
help. The $100,000 pledge will be divided equally between the
two hurricane relief efforts.
AGC Houston Chairman James Bryant, Anslow Bryant
Construction, Inc. underscored the Board of Directors' support.
"We understand the extraordinary task of rebuilding that lies
ahead, and while Houston has faced severe weather-related
disasters in the past, industry and community have always
joined together to rebuild our city and individual lives. In the
past we know that our friends in Puerto Rico have stepped up
to assist other cities impacted by natural disasters, and we just
wanted them to know we are there for them as well."
Many AGC Houston member companies set their own internal
fundraisers to help employees who suffered losses, including
wages during that time. "Our thoughts and prayers are with
everyone who has had to deal with this unprecedented natural disaster and its aftermath," states Bryant. "It has taken a
mental toll on so many of our neighbors, friends, family and
co-workers, whether it was being displaced from their homes,
losing belongings, remediating or rebuilding their homes, or
just dealing with the stress of it all."
Now, months past the arrival and departure of Hurricane
Harvey, memories of those four days of wondering "will it ever
stop raining" will remain for quite a while. So will the memories
remain of those who were there for those in need. "It was truly
humbling to see so many acts of kindness during and after the
storm, and we are all so proud of this city's incredible spirit,"
adds Nevlud.
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GREG LASKA OF GRABOYES
COMMERCIAL COMPLETES
AGC OF AMERICA ADVANCED
MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
GRABOYES COMMERCIAL WINDOW
COMPANY, a Philadelphia Builders Chapter

and Delaware Contractors Association
members, recently announced that operations manager Greg Laska has completed
AGC of America's Advanced Management Program, sponsored
in part by the General Building Contractors Association for
employees of its member firms. The annual best-in-class training, held this year in Dallas, advances construction industry
executives in essential skills and techniques to successfully lead
within their organization. Course content includes leadership,
construction ethics, team building, safety management, and
construction productivity.
Laska, who has been with Graboyes for eight years, holds a
bachelor's degree in civil/construction engineering technology
from Temple University and is pursuing his MBA from Temple's
Fox School of Business. He was promoted from project manager
to operations manager earlier this year.
"This experience has energized and empowered me to implement some new techniques and processes into an already successful construction firm," says Laska. "Getting out of the daily
routine and gaining deeper levels of understanding from other
advanced professionals across different disciplines is a great
opportunity that supports our mission of delivering excellence
for our clients."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - January/February 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Simonson Says
2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Workforce Development Is Priority One
Going Up
Technology Toolbox
Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
Book Shelf
The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Member and Chapter News
Overcoming Permit Delays
2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Intro
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover1
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover2
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 3
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 4
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 5
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 6
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 8
Constructor - January/February 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 10
Constructor - January/February 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 13
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 14
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 15
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 16
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 18
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 20
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 21
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 22
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 23
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 24
Constructor - January/February 2018 - De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 26
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Workforce Development Is Priority One
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Going Up
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 29
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 30
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 31
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 32
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 33
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 34
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - 38
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 39
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 40
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Book Shelf
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 42
Constructor - January/February 2018 - The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 44
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Overcoming Permit Delays
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 47
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 48
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - 67
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