Chapter News

  • Women, You Can Build a Career in Construction
    Workforce participation was hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic and is still recovering, especially from the perspective of women. According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, men have recouped their labor force losses since February 2020 while over 1 million fewer women were in the labor force… Read more »
  • Mental Health in Construction: You Can’t Have Health & Safety Without Mental Health and Psychological Safety
    By Zeke Smith When you think about hazards, accidents, and deaths in the construction industry, your mind probably goes to the usual culprits: falling, struck-by or caught-in equipment, electrocutions, and more. But according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, research has discovered that death by suicide in the construction… Read more »
  • ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry
    WASHINGTON, March 30—Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announced a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry. The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention and… Read more »
  • ABC Announces Award-Winning Construction Projects of 2021
    SAN ANTONIO, March 17—Associated Builders and Contractors today announced the winners of the Excellence in Construction® Awards—96 projects worth a total of $3.8 billion—during ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio. The EIC awards are the construction industry’s leading national competition that honors general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe and… Read more »
  • ABC Greater Houston Welcomes New President
    HOUSTON, March 2 – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Nielsen has been selected by the Board of Directors to serve the Houston Chapter as President. The position was previously… Read more »
  • Women, You Can Build a Career in Construction
    Workforce participation was hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic and is still recovering, especially from the perspective of women. According to recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, men have recouped their labor force losses since February 2020 while over 1 million fewer women were in the labor force… Read more »
  • ABC Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address
    WASHINGTON, March 1—Associated Builders and Contractors issued the following statement from Michael Bellaman, its president and CEO, in reaction to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. “The construction industry is currently up against historic global supply chain disruptions, rising materials prices, a workforce shortage of 650,000 and regulatory… Read more »
  • University of Houston Students Participate in Austin Commercial Job Walk
    On Friday, February 11, Austin Commercial, a member of Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), had the pleasure of hosting the University of Houston ABC Student Chapter for a tour of their John M. O’Quinn Law Building Project. “Students had an opportunity to learn about the project, as… Read more »
  • ABC: White House Union Report Fails to Create Opportunities for All of the Construction Industry
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7—Associated Builders and Contractors released the following statement in response to the Biden administration’s White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment report on how to boost union membership in the federal government and public and private sectors: “Today’s report from the White House task force is… Read more »
  • President Biden’s Pro-PLA Executive Order Will Increase Costs to Taxpayers and Exacerbate Skilled Labor Shortage, Says ABC
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3—Associated Builders and Contractors blasted President Biden’s executive order that encourages the use of controversial project labor agreement mandates on federal construction projects that are funded by taxpayers. “President Biden’s new policy will not help America ‘Build Back Better;’ instead, it will exacerbate the construction industry’s skilled workforce shortage,… Read more »
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