West Texas AGC News & Resources
Newsletter Publication Update

Beginning August 2022, the West Texas AGC Weekly Newsletter will be modified to a include a Safety Tip and Current Project List, provided semi-monthly on Thursdays with a Newsletter with webinars, articles and other highlights, Safety Tips and the Current Project List provided semi-monthly on the alternating Thursdays.

  • Weekly Safety Tips and the Current Project List are essential to your business on a weekly basis and will continue to be provided by email notices.
  • Access to this information and the complete Newsletter is also available on the wtagc.org website with a member login.
  • The Current Project List is available 24/7 through your cProject login provided by West Texas AGC with your membership.
Contact us with any questions at 325.676.7447
Safety Tip: Ergonomics on the Jobsite
At West Texas AGC, it is our goal to keep our member’s workers safe. It is our mission for all our employees and member’s employees to think safety and always put worker’s safety first.

Repetitive movements can cause carpal tunnel and tendinitis injuries. Understanding ergonomics and following guidelines will prevent injuries. See today's toolbox talks to help prevent painful injuries that may cost time away from work and dollars lost.
Abilene Commercial Construction So Far Outpacing 2021
Comparing 2022 to 2021
In the first half of 2022, the city issued 96 permits for nonresidential construction projects, which is 10 more than what was granted for the same time period in 2021, according to the city's planning and development services department.
The commercial construction permits are divided into three types, listed below in the table that also shows the number of permits in each category:
January to June 2022  | January to June 2021
  • New construction            58          15
  • Additions/remodels       32          54
  • Shell/tenant finish out   6           17
Fehr's Construction - West Texas AGC General Contractor
SEDALCO Construction - West Texas AGC General Contractor
Expect Infrastructure Costs & Inflation to Get Worse
The chairman of the Transportation & Infrastructure committee, Sam Graves (R-MO), said: “It’s possible and even likely that the bad economic news is going to get worse."
According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) analysis of the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, nonresidential construction input prices for materials and services increased 1.1% between May 2022 and June 2022. In total, prices have increased 16.8% since June 2021.
Changes in material prices include:
  • Asphalt and tar roofing and siding products (+ 3.2% from May 2022 to June 2022; +22.2% since June 2021)
  • Concrete products (+1.7%; +13.5%)
  • Diesel fuel (+14.1%; +111.1 %)
  • Plastic construction products (+1.5%; +27.0%)
  • Paving mixtures and blocks (+2.9%; +17.7%)
Contractor bids, the AGC said, are not able to keep pace with increases. And it appears that material prices will continue their upward march.
For more than two years, the US construction industry has been buffeted by unprecedented increases in material costs, supply-chain bottlenecks, and a tight labor market. AGC's Construction Inflation Alert is intended to help owners, public officials, and others understand what contractors are experiencing.

The July 2022 edition -- the 8th since early 2021, outlines steps owners and contractors can take to adjust to the fast-changing market conditions. 
Money Management ESSENTIALS
FREE online Webinar by Transamerica
Thursday August 25th, 10:00 AM
Saving for retirement can seem out of reach if your current financial footing is wobbly. In order to help you pursue your retirement dreams, let’s start by strengthening your financial fitness today.
This presentation gives you easy-to-follow strategies for improving your financial wellness, including:
•     How to bucket your savings to stay focused on your goals
•     Where budgeting can be automated to help you stick to your plan
•     How to manage your credit and debt, to improve one and lower the other
With a stronger financial foundation, you’ll be on your way to the retirement you want. 
Register for AGC's Virtual Lean Construction Course | August 1 - 31, 2022
AGC Edge Lean is a highly interactive virtual program that educates construction industry professionals to develop the tools needed to build lean.
Register before for the LEAN Virtual Edge Course and click AGC Edge to Access the schedules and information for all courses.

Identify West Texas AGC Chapter as your home chapter when registering!
When should you set the GMP for a design-build project? Well, that depends. Parties should set the GMP as soon as there is enough design development as well as price and schedule certainty that the parties feel comfortable locking those terms into an agreement. When setting a GMP, users should note that. . . Read More
NEW AGC discounts with PROCORE, Verizon 5G Business Internet through NPP,
Group Medical Plan with SANA Benefits and AGC Southwest Chapter 401(k) reducing risks and cost.
Click below to find out more benefits that SAVE our members money and time!
When it comes to your company's bottom-line, your membership pays dividends.
West Texas AGC your Chapter | AGC your Association
Working together on your behalf,
to be the most professional and profitable company,
       in your specialized field and area of expertise
AGC of America • The Construction Association
PRESIDENT - RHETT DAWSON | Henthorn Commercial Construction , LLC
VICE-PRESIDENT - JAMES BISHOP | Associated Contractors
AREA REPRESENTATIVES - KEVIN DARNELL | M & F Litteken Co. & JOHN W. COOPER | Cooper Construction Co., Inc.