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The Builders’ Edge News and Views on Oklahoma’s Commercial/Industrial Market “AGC of Oklahoma…

Building the Professional Construction Community of Excellence”

By Douglas J. Tapp, Executive Director November 25, 2009

2009 AGC Board • Board Meeting Schedule President Mark Grimes Flintco, Inc. Vice President Bryan Timberlake Timberlake Construction Co. Sec/Treasurer Larry Creekmore Cherokee Builders, Inc. Past President John Thompson J.E. Dunn Construction Co. At Large Directors: Jan Dunkin CMSWillowbrook Chip Kanady Maxwell Supply Co. Danny Kennedy Nabholz Construction Mark Little Williams Construction Co. Mike Owen Atlas General Contractors, LLC Jim Sutton Const. Building Specialties, Inc. Chapter Activities Chair Leland Meiser Dolese Bros. Co. CLC Statewide Chair Matt Wright Burgess Company Education Chair Danny Hancock Omni-2 Mechanical Services Finance Chair Greg Biggs Biggs Financial Legislative Chair Chris Burnett Nabholz Construction Corp.

CLC of Oklahoma

AGC/CLC Sponsoring Speck Homes again this Christmas . . . . Speck Homes, Inc. is an organization that provides residential care and classroom instruction to adolescent boys ranging in age from 13-18. These boys come from very sad situations and most have no family other than Speck Homes. Their classroom is located in our OKC AGC building. Our AGC and CLC Christmas wish again this year is to help provide Christmas for the 36 boys who are in the care of Speck Homes. To help, you can make a donation that we will divide equally among the boys or you can provide 36 items or goodies to help fill 36 bags (things that teenage boys would like.) Please note that it is our goal to provide each boy with similar or like items. If you choose to provide gifts, please plan to provide 36 like items. You can send your donation in advance or you can bring it with you to one of this year’s parties. Checks should be made payable to the AGC of Oklahoma, noting Speck Homes Boys in the memo area. AGC members are invited to join in presentation of their gifts at a special holiday luncheon on Wednesday, December 16th – just let us know if you are interested. OKC Holiday Party: Thursday-December 3, 2009-River Oaks Golf Club Tulsa Holiday Party: Thursday-December 10, 2009-Oaks Country Club 4:30 to 7:30pm at both locations AGC Build Oklahoma Awards . . . . Build Oklahoma Awards are your opportunity to promote and show-off the best commercial building projects in Oklahoma and to nominate an individual or firm for special recognition. This year’s awards will be presented at the AGC of Oklahoma’s 70th Annual Awards Banquet, scheduled Saturday, January 23rd at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa (formerly the Cherokee Casino). Photos of all entries will be shown during the evening banquet. Please consider NOW which of your projects represent the Best of the Best. Submission DEADLINE is December 18th! Click for entry forms: [GC Build Oklahoma] [Sub/Supplier Build Oklahoma] Special Recognition . . . . Build Oklahoma entry forms include an opportunity to nominate a firm for Subcontractor, Supplier, or Service Provider of the Year, or an individual or firm for a Special Industry Appreciation Award. You can make your nomination by completing the appropriate line on a Build Oklahoma entry form (see above links). Builder of the Year . . . . Nominees for Oklahoma Builder of the Year are those individuals who have shown the highest quality professional skills and clearly reflect the principles of conduct of the AGC. “Confidential” nominations for 2009 AGC Builder of the Year are being accepted now. DEADLINE is December 22nd! [AGC Builder of the Year]

Eastern Chairman Brian Travis Nabholz Construction Corp. Western Chairman Chris Moran Reiss Painting Companies

Hard Rock Hotel Room Reservation DEADLINE is Tuesday, December 22, 2009 . . . . If you are planning to attend the AGC’s 70th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, please make your room reservation NOW…call 800-760-6700 – Request the AGC of Oklahoma Group Rate of $139.00 per night + tax. Please note that this rate includes breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning in their Wild Potato Buffet!

Education & Safety

AGC Staff Douglas J. Tapp Executive Director Anita K. Pearson Chapter Manager Paula Thomas Administrative Assistant & CLC Coordinator 605 N.W. 13thSt., Suite A Okla. City, OK 73103-2213 Voice: 405-528-4605 Fax: 405-528-4609

This Week’s Safety Talk “Rigging” 11-25-09 BIM 101 Tulsa . . . . RESCHEDULED for Friday, December 11, 2009 at Hilti North America’s Tulsa Office: 5400 S. 122nd E. Ave. Maximum class size is filling up fast. If you are planning to attend, be sure to get you name in asap! National AGC Education Opportunities . . . . Control + Click the following: National AGC Career Development Opportunities. Classes at FTTC . . . . For upcoming classes, contact AGC’s Education Partner: Johnny Seay, Adult Career Development, Francis Tuttle Reno Campus - 405.717.4183 / For information about classes in the Tulsa area, contact AGC Education Committee Chairman, Danny Hancock at Omni-2 Mechanical, (918) 250-5590 / --- or your AGC Staff.

CLC Update By Paula Thomas, CLC Coordinator

______________________ REMINDER…. Resumes are available from the AGC office upon your request! ______________________

CLC December Meetings . . . . will be held jointly with the AGC at this year’s Holiday Parties. The OKC party will be held on Thursday, December 3rd at River Oaks Golf Club and Tulsa’s party will be held on Thursday, December 10th at the Oaks Country Club; from 4:30 to 7:30pm at both locations. CLC Membership . . . . Are you or someone in your company interested in joining CLC? Contact Paula at the AGC office today! [CLC Application]

AGC Build Oklahoma Awards Submission Deadline: December 18th [GC Build Oklahoma] [Sub/Supplier Build Oklahoma] ______________________ National AGC Const Safety Excellence Awards Submission Deadline: November 20, 2009 CSEA Instructions CSEA Application

Membership Campaign [AGC Member Application]

[AGC Dues Schedule]

[AGC Information] [Prospective Member Card]

Bring a Guest for FREE . . . . AGC members are invited to bring a prospective member to an AGC Luncheon Meeting. If it is the prospective member’s FIRST AGC luncheon – they will be our guest at no cost to you. Free AGC Lunch for you too . . . . At each AGC Luncheon Meeting, we will collect Prospective Member Cards and conduct a drawing for a FREE AGC Lunch. Cards will be available at each luncheon, or you can submit by phone, fax, or email! Tulsa Winner 11-18-09: John DeRosier, Wood Systems, Inc. OKC Winner 11-11-09: Dewayne Cook, Timberlake Construction Co., Inc. Tulsa Winner 10-28-09: John DeRosier, Wood Systems, Inc. OKC Winner 10-14-09: Phil Marker, Nabholz Construction Tulsa Winner 08-26-09: Bart Colburn, Colburn Electric OKC Winner 08-12-09: Mike DeGiusti, Terra-Mar, Inc. Tulsa Winner 07-22-09: John DeRosier, Wood Systems, Inc. AGC Bucks . . . . Sponsor a new AGC Member and receive 5% of the new member’s dues back in AGC Bucks. AGC Bucks will be accumulated and presented to recipients at the AGC Annual Meeting in January and can be used during the next calendar year toward AGC of Oklahoma dues, products, or events. In addition, a surprise GRAND PRIZE valued at approximately $1,000.00 will be awarded to the #1 AGC Recruiter for the year.

Racking up AGC Bucks $$$ Ben Kates, Midwest Wrecking, Inc. Brian Travis, Nabholz Construction Larry Creekmore, Cherokee Builders, Inc. Jason Tabor, Smith & Pickel Construction Co. John DeRosier, Wood Systems, Inc. Bruce Barta, Lippert Bros., Inc. Mike Owen, Atlas General Contractors

DSR Services, LLC Action, Inc. Twin Cities Ready Mix, Inc. The Womble Company Pardee Construction Apex geosciences inc. Vmax Performance Group

$100.00 $75.00 $75.00 $75.00 $50.00 $50.00 $25.00

Upcoming Activities [Calendar] December 2009 Dec 3 Dec 4 Dec 10 Dec 11 January 2010 Jan 22-23

Thu Fri Thu Fri

AGC / CLC OKC Holiday Party Green Advantage Workshop – Nabholz Tulsa Office AGC / CLC Tulsa Holiday Party BIM 101 Tulsa: Hilti, 5400 S. 122nd E. Ave.


AGC 70th Annual Meeting: Hard Rock Hotel, Catoosa For Room Reservations, call 800-760-6700 – Request the AGC of Oklahoma Group Rate $139.00 per night + tax. Rate includes breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning in their Wild Potato Buffet!

February 2010 Feb 17-21 Wed-Sun March 2010 Mar 17-20 June 2010 Jun 24-27

Winter Planning Retreat – Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ (Tentative)


National AGC Convention: Orlando, Florida


AGC Summer Conference: Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX For Room Reservations, call 866-782-7897 - Request the AGC of Oklahoma Group Rate: $189 per night + tax. Rate includes Resort Fee, Self Parking, & Breakfast Buffet in their Riverwalk Café.

Upcoming Calendar of Events All events are considered tentative until a Meeting Notice or Flyer has been distributed. Thank you!

November 2009 Nov 5-7 Nov 5 Nov 11 Nov 12 Nov 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 18 Nov 19

Thu-Fri Thu Wed Thu Mon Tue Wed Wed Thu

AIA State Convention, Stillwater OKC CLC Building Leaders Part 3 OKC Luncheon: River Oaks Golf Club CLC OKC, Bricktown Brewery Highway AGC Award Banquet, OKC Marriott BIM 101: Tulsa, Hilti, 5400 S. 122nd Eve. Ave. Tulsa Luncheon: Oaks Country Club Tulsa CLC Building Leaders Part 3 CLC Tulsa

Dec 3 Dec 10 Dec 24

Thu Thu Fri

AGC / CLC OKC Holiday Party: River Oaks Golf Club AGC / CLC Tulsa Holiday Party: Oaks Country Club Merry Christmas!

December 2009

January 2010 Jan 14 Thu CLC OKC Meeting Jan 22-23 Fri & Sat Annual Meeting: Hard Rock Hotel, Catoosa Jan 28 Thu CLC Tulsa Meeting

June 2010 Jun 10 Thu CLC OKC Meeting Jun 24-27 Thu-Sun Summer Conf: Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas Jun 24 Thu CLC Tulsa Meeting +6

July 2010 July 8 July 15 July 28 July 29

Wed Thu Wed Thu

August 2010 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 25 Aug 26

Wed Thu Wed Thu

Wed OKC Luncheon Meeting Thu CLC OKC Meeting Wed-Sun Winter Planning Retreat: Phoenix, AZ (TENTATIVE) Wed Tulsa Luncheon Meeting Thu CLC Tulsa Meeting

Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 17-20 Mar 24 Mar 25

Wed Thu Wed-Sat Wed Thu

OKC Luncheon Meeting CLC OKC Meeting National Convention: Orlando, Florida Tulsa Luncheon Meeting CLC Tulsa Meeting

Apr 8 Apr 27-1 Apr 29 Apr 29

Thu M-F Thu Thu

CLC OKC Meeting OU Construction Industry Week, Norman AGC Statewide Meeting: Norman CLC Tulsa Meeting

May 12 May 13 May 19 May 26 May 27

Wed Thu Wed Wed Fri

OKC Luncheon Meeting CLC OKC Meeting Presidents Luncheon Tulsa Luncheon Meeting CLC Tulsa Meeting

March 2010

April 2010

Sep 9 Sep 23 Sep 30

Thu Thu Thu

CLC OKC Meeting Statewide AGC Meeting CLC Tulsa Meeting

October 2010 Oct 13 Oct 14 Oct 27 Oct 28

Wed Thu Wed Thu

OKC Luncheon Meeting CLC OKC Tulsa Luncheon Meeting CLC Tulsa

November 2010 Nov 10 Nov 12 Nov 17 Nov 19 Nov 25

Wed Thu Wed Thu Thu

May 2010

OKC Luncheon CLC OKC Tulsa Luncheon CLC Tulsa Happy Thanksgiving!

December 2010 Dec 2 Dec 9 Dec 24

AGC of Oklahoma – Building Chapter 605 N.W. 13th St., Suite A, Oklahoma City, OK 73103-2213 Off 405-528-4605 ⋅ Fax 405-528-4609 ⋅

OKC Luncheon CLC OKC Meeting Tulsa Luncheon Meeting CLC Tulsa Meeting

September 2010

February 2010 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 17-21 Feb 24 Feb 25

OKC Luncheon Meeting CLC OKC Meeting Tulsa Luncheon Meeting CLC Tulsa Meeting

Thu Thu Sat

AGC / CLC OKC Holiday Party: River Oaks Golf Club AGC / CLC Tulsa Holiday Party: Oaks Country Club Merry Christmas!

Tool Box Safety Talk RIGGING INTRODUCTION 1. 2. 3. 4.

Review any accidents or “near accidents” from the past week. Describe the hazards of the work as they relate to your project. Explain or show the SAFE way of doing the job. Ask for ideas about preventing accidents. NOTE: If an idea is not practical, explain the reason why. Give the TOOL BOX SAFETY TALK.


Rigging looks like an easy operation that doesn’t seem to require any particular skill or experience. Don’t be fooled. Many people have lost fingers or hands, or suffered more serious injuries.


To avoid injuries on the job, follow these rules: GET YOUR SIGNALS STRAIGHT. • • • • •

Appoint one member of the crew to act as signalperson, and instruct the crane operator not to accept signals from anyone else. The signalperson must not order a move until getting an “all ready” from each crewmember. Each worker must be in the clear before giving an “all ready” to the signalperson. If you must hold on to the chain, sling, or choker to maintain tension, be sure your hands and feet are out of the way of pinch points before giving an “all ready.” Check for overhead obstructions and power lines.

PROTECT YOUR HANDS. $ If it isn’t possible to release the chain, sling, or choker, be sure your hand is clear of pinch points. $ Keep your hand far enough away so that a frayed wire or splinter on the cable can’t catch your glove and jerk your hand into a pinch point.

AGC of Oklahoma – Building Chapter 605 N.W. 13th St., Suite A, Oklahoma City, OK 73103-2213 OKC (405) 528-4605 Fax (405) 528-4609

November25 2009  

Weekly Bulletin

November25 2009  

Weekly Bulletin