West Texas AGC News & Resources
Recognition of WorkZone Safety Week will complete with a
Moment of Silence
Across the West Texas AGC Chapter - Join together for a moment of silence
at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 21st.
The moment of silence was started in 2022 to remember the men and women
whose lives were lost in a work zone incident. 
Learn more on how you can participate and make your voice count
on the importance of work zone safety.
Practice Work Zone Safety every day of the year!

​In 2021, 956 people died in work zones, according to the NHTSA FARS data. Also in 2021, 108 highway worker occupational fatalities occurred in road construction sites, based on BLS data. View the 2023 FHWA Fact Sheet. Data is also available on WorkZoneSafety.org. ​

What many fail to recognize is the vast majority of people killed in work zone crashes are motorists and their passengers. In 2021, 778 drivers and their passengers died in work zones (based on NHTSA FARS data), making it all the more important for drivers to slow down and stay focused while approaching and passing through a roadway work zone.
Safety Tip: What Is Workplace Safety Complacency? 

Put simply, workplace safety complacency occurs when an employee becomes so experienced or familiar with their job responsibilities that they start to develop an overly relaxed attitude toward tasks.

This attitude shift can cause the employee to ignore or become complacent with their job hazards and stop taking proper safety precautions. 

Does your company have a copy of the West Texas AGC Chapter provided Safety Policy and Fleet Policy Manuals? These are excellent training documents and safety policies for companies to utilize for both new and experienced employees. Contact us at abilene@wtagc.org for more information.
Facebook & Twitter - Highlighting West Texas AGC Members
Follow the West Texas AGC Facebook and Twitter posts. Our social media feed is on the right-hand side of the WTAGC home page at wtagc.org.

Find our newest members and see if your company and a project has been posted giving YOU exposure and recognition!
State Legislative Update from AGC-TBB
AGC-Texas Building Branch is working on hundreds of bills in the 2023 Texas Legislative Session that would impact our commercial construction industry. Some of these bills we’re trying to pass, others we’re making sure they don’t become laws that hurt our industry —either by amending/improving them or by killing them.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of these bills. You can read the text and background of any bill by going to Texas Legislature Online - Bill Lookup and typing in the bill number (e.g., “HB 2265” or “SB 803).
Click below on Banner for copy of the latest issue of the AGC-TBB Capital Roundup.
Updated 2023 AGC State Fact Sheets
AGC compiles economic data related to the construction industry in each state and major metro area in the United States. These fact sheets highlight the impact of construction activity, employment, spending, and compensation on the US and state economies.
 These fact sheets have recently been updated and are available HERE.
AGC Blocks WOTUS Rule in 26 States
AGC-backed lawsuit leads a federal court to halt the Biden Administration’s expansion of federal permitting requirements to more construction projects in 24 new states in addition to AGC-backed freezes in Texas and Idaho.
AGC Data Reports on Prices and Workforce
Drop in Energy Costs Offsets Jump in Asphalt and Steel Prices as Double-Digit Annual Increases for Some Materials Persist; Association Officials Say Federal Rules are Making it Difficult to Source Some Materials.
At some point people are going to wonder why all these projects the administration has announced funding for aren’t moving forward,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the association’s chief executive officer. “Many projects will have a hard time getting bidders who can find materials that comply with these unworkable new requirements.”
View producer price index data.
Read More from AGC's Data Digest - Click Here
Webinar: The Power of Community: Making Positive Impact While Winning Work?
Thursday 05/11/2023 - 2:00 pm
Join Tonya Byrd and Jolsna Thomas as they share insight on why it is valuable for a contractor to get engaged with the communities where you build and how to create an inclusive working environment for your teams while winning work. More owners are wanting to see how to engage with the local community; Tonya and Jolsna will walk you through examples of how to go beyond throwing dollars at sponsorships to creating positive impact.
West Texas AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament
West Texas Chapter AGC
Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Monday | May 22, 2023
1:00 PM Shotgun Start
LakeRidge Country Club - Lubbock
Gather your star golfers for a great event that supports students pursuing a career in construction in both technical and college programs with Scholarships from West Texas AGC!!

Each year the tournament has grown to a must participate event. See the attached flyer for Sponsorship and Golfer Registration information.

Questions contact Cassie Hughes at chughes@wtagc.org or Bryan Walters at bryan@henthorncommercial.com.
Free Spanish Language Webinar - Fall Protection Systems & Emergency Response Plan
Falls are the main cause of death for construction workers, but they can be prevented. Register for a free Spanish language webinar on April 26 to get help using personal fall protection systems and preparing an emergency response plan.


Las caídas son la principal causa de muerte de los trabajadores de la construcción, pero estas muertes se pueden prevenir. Inscríbase en un seminario web en español gratuito el 26 de abril para obtener ayuda sobre el uso de sistemas personales de protección contra caídas y la preparación de un plan de respuesta de emergencia.
AGC Workforce Development Scholarship Application | Deadline June 1
For Students in Technical and Craft Programs
The AGC Education and Research Foundation offers Workforce Development Scholarships to students enrolled in accredited technical schools or craft training programs in any discipline of commercial construction. Students in technical or approved craft training programs will have until June 1st to apply for $1,000 scholarships (renewal for up to two years) from the AGC Education and Research Foundation.
To review the complete list of criteria click here.
Virtual AGC EDGE Training Opportunities - NEW Courses Posted
Virtual training for personal development for individuals or for your team.
From BIM and Lean Construction to Project Management and Supervision Fundamentals, AGC's live, instructor-led virtual education courses are the perfect way to invest in your employees. SAVE with code $EDGE2023, 10% at checkout!
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AGC Members Saved Over 14.5 Million Dollars Last Year Using
AGC Member Discount Programs 
How much did you save using your membership?
Our value-added discounts provide a competitive advantage that can set your business apart from others in the industry. AGC Member Discount Programs are just one of the many benefits of being an AGC member, that aims to help our members succeed and grow.
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