Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
An expert in commercial construction, Bob Moore Construction has provided the following information about the leading construction industry trade organizations.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is America's oldest and largest construction industry trade association. The AGC was organized in 1919 to address problems discovered during World War I with the country's inability to mobilize construction companies in response to national emergencies.
Since then, the AGC has evolved into the leading construction industry trade organization in Washington DC. They coordinate with OSHA, EPA and other government agencies on regulations, lobby politicians to influence legislation and participate in judicial actions that affect the industry. The national organization maintains a staff of 85 people in Alexandria, Virginia to support its 35,000 members nationwide.
The AGC is also represented by 100 local chapters around the United States. The Dallas Chapter, the first AGC Chapter in Texas, was formed in 1924; the Fort Worth Chapter was established one year later. These chapters merged in 2001 and were named QUOIN. In 2009 the organization changed its name to TEXO.
For more information about this organization, please visit the AGC website at www.agc.org. Commercial construction company Bob Moore Construction has provided an extensive article on AGC which is available at General Contractor.com.
Commercial Construction company Bob Moore Construction and AGC
Commercial construction company Bob Moore Construction has been an active commercial construction companies in Texas in TEXO / AGC / QUOIN for many years.
Larry Knox, Vice President of Preconstruction, was chosen to serve a three-year term ias a member of TEXO's Board of Directors. As a member of the Board of Directors, Larry provided leadership, oversight and direction to the chapter. Initiatives taken on by the board include representing the industry's interests in the development of federal, state and local legislation; driving better business practices in the community regarding environmental control, safety and productivity; working with community officials to improve business development opportunities in the region; and expanding the organization's membership.
Commercial construction company Bob Moore Construction has supported a variety of TEXO activities and fundraisers, including participation in the Fall Classic Golf Tournament and sponsorship of a skeet shoot to raise funds for QUOIN's Education and Research Foundation.
For two years, the construction company sponsored the Design / Build portion of the Student Competition, providing the case study for the competition, coordinating selection of judges, organizing the event and participating in the competition and awards ceremony.
Two Commercial construction company Bob Moore Construction employees, Jason Cole and Matt Bauer, participated in QUOIN's Young Constructors Council, participating in a variety of group activities including a Meet the Legislators event in Austin, Texas. Jason Cole was chosen to serve as Vice Chair for the Young Constructors Council in 2008.
Commercial construction company Bob Moore Construction is heavily involved with TEXO's various safety programs. Safety Director Dino Sideris served on QUOIN's Safety Resource Leadership Group, a select group of QUOIN safety professionals who drive greater quality and awareness in safety throughout the local AGC community. A sign of his standing and stature with the group, Dino was elected by its members to serve as Vice Chair for this prestigious committee.
On the legislative front, Mr. Sideris was a member of the Texas Building Branch - AGC Safety Committee; in this capacity he had the opportunity to influence laws and regulatory requirements that impact the industry throughout the entire state. Sideris has also participated regularly on QUOIN's Safety Forum, a group of local AGC members who meet monthly to discuss and resolve common safety-related issues in a consistent manner.