Resources

AGC is the best place to turn for resources, information and programs to enhance job performance and advance your career in the construction industry.

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COVID-19 Relief Services

Many of us felt the devastating effects of COVID-19. The Associated General Contractors South Texas Chapter is here to better serve our community as we reopen our city together. Contractors are playing a key role in recovery and restoring services in South Texas. We recommend to choose local contractors who are established in the community and well recognized for the quality of work. We are here to support and assist you as you reopen. The South Texas Chapter is working together with chapters across the country and AGC of America to provide the best resources and updated information available to our members. The site and documents will be updated as resources become available. Please enact best practices on your job sites, within your place of business and at your homes. Share information with family and friends on how universal precautions outlined in the Resource Document can help curtail the spread of COVID-19.
Stay tuned for webinars from AGC of America on news updates. AGC will keep you informed about State and Federal guidelines for the construction industry.


Jobsite Posters and Resources

AGC of America will continue to monitor the situation and update the information online accordingly.
Please visit us online: https://www.agc.org/coronavirus and the AGC Connection app HERE frequently for any updates.

AGC Launches Website To Show How Construction Industry Is Protecting Construction Workers workingsafe.agc.org highlights many of the steps firms are taking to protect workers and includes photos of different examples of these practices

AGC of America’s National COVID-19 Safety Stand Down Resources 
(includes tool box talks, job site posters, and more)

OSHA 3394 – English: Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus
OSHA 3395 – Spanish: Diez Medidas que Todos los Lugares de Trabajo Pueden Tomar para Prevenir la Exposición al Coronavirus

COVID-19 Recommended Practices for Construction Jobsites English; Spanish

DOL/OSHA COVID-19 Resources
The Department of Labor has released three animated videos provide quick tips on social distancing, disinfecting workplaces and industry risk factors to keep workers safe from COVID-19

Jobsite / Office Practices
· Be sure to communicate key CDC recommendations (and post signage where appropriate) to your staff and tradespeople:
How to Protect Yourself
If You are Sick or Caring For Someone
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Stay informed on new developments

Member Services for COVID-19

STBP Inc.’s Facility Maintenance division is offering a new Interior Disinfecting Service for your offices and facilities!
STBP can sanitize your office utilizing a non-odor and non-corrosive spray called Vita Oxide. Vital Oxide kills 99.99% of bacteria and viruses, fungus, mold and mildew at the source, and has been approved by the EPA for use against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. A 4,000sqft. office can be completed in 30 minutes or less. Vital Oxide will not damage paint, wood, carpet, etc. and is not harmful to humans or animals.
Help your employees and customers feel safe by spraying your office today!
Please reach out to Lindsey Lomax at 361-299-5462
or visit our stbp website for more information.

Hand Sanitizers
The following distilleries are selling hand sanitizers in bulk form:
Special Signage/Posters

• ARC Document Solutions: Commonly-used posters and signs from CDC are available for production (361) 882-7471

Telemedicine
Occucare International: Offers nation-wide occupational medical telemedicine services for injury consultation and triage, as well as COVID-19 consultation. Contact Yvonne Garza (361) 774-2773
Emergency Responses
Occucare International located in Portland, Texas can assist your company with our Onsite Emergency Response Services/Rescue Team
Please contact: Yvonne Garza, Account Representative

361-774-2773 (cell) or email at Yvonne.Garza@occ-int.com for additional information and pricing. More info

COVID-19 Testing
Occucare International located in Portland, Texas performs COVID-19 testing.
Please contact: Yvonne Garza, Account Representative

361-774-2773 (cell) or email at Yvonne.Garza@occ-int.com for additional information and pricing. More info

Cintas
The Cintas AGC Discount Program provides Uniform & Facility Services Rental and National First Aid & Safety Services to any location that choose to participate at pricing which reflects Associated General Contractors of America’s nationwide buying power. With 10,000 trucks across North America, Cintas has the resources to help keep your business clean and safe with hygiene products, laundered uniform, first aid products, personal protective equipment (PPE), and fire protection services.
 Bulk order of Hand Sanitizer and Face Shields are available for AGC’s members.

Contact Cintas via email at cintas@membersavings.com with SUBJECT: AGC KN95 Mask Inquires, Hand Sanitizer Inquires or Thermometer Inquires or fill out the form at https://agc.membersavings.com/

 

GSM Insurors
Learn more about all of AGC’s Member Discount Programswww.agc.org/SAVE

Have a product or service?

If you have a product or service for AGC Members for COVID 19 or are a member who offers a service please let us know!


Summary of Available COVID-19 Workplace Resources

EEOC Updates and COVID-19 Technical Assistance Resources: EEOC

General Resources by Agency

Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA’s primary resource is the COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics Page
This page is being updated routinely and we encourage you to review it frequently. General guidance released and housed on this page includes:
• Poster, now available in 13 languages: Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus Poster
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 (Spanish)
• Alert: Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (Spanish)
Worker Exposure Risk to COVID-19 (Spanish)
COVID-19 Hazard Recognition
COVID-19 Control and Prevention
• NEW resources on wearing respirators:
o Video on Putting on and Taking off a Mask
o Seven Steps to Correctly Wear a Respirator at Work   (Spanish)

Enforcement Memorandums: Eight (8) memorandums related to COVID-19 are in effect and intended to be time-limited to the current public health crisis:
• 04/24/2020- Enforcement Guidance on Decontamination of Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
• 04/16/2020 – Discretion in Enforcement when Considering an Employer’s Good Faith Efforts During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
• 04/13/2020 – Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for handling COVID-19-related complaints, referrals, and severe illness reports
• 04/10/2020 – Enforcement Guidance for Recording Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
• 04/08/2020 – Expanded Temporary Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces in All Industries During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
• 04/03/2020 – Enforcement Guidance for Use of Respiratory Protection Equipment Certified under Standards of Other Countries or Jurisdictions During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
• 04/03/2020 – Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic – [1910.134 App B-1]
• 03/14/2020 – Temporary Enforcement Guidance – Healthcare Respiratory Protection Annual Fit-Testing for N95 Filtering Facepieces During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
WHD’s Primary Resource is its WHD COVID-19 Official Webpage, which provides information on the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC’s primary resource is the CDC COVID-19 Official Webpage.
This page is being updated routinely and we encourage you to review it frequently. Recent guidance released and housed on this page includes:
CDC COVID-19 Guidance Documents
Resources for Businesses and Employers
o Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers
o Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility
Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S.

Additional Resources by Industry Sector

Healthcare Industry Resources:
OSHA/State Plans:
Healthcare Workers and Employers
Emergency Response Workers and Employers
Dentistry
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Guidance for Business and Workers (includes guidance for Healthcare)
South Carolina OSHA COVID-19 in Dental Settings

NIOSH/CDC:
Emergency Medical Services
Healthcare Professionals
Infection Prevention and Control
Ambulatory Care
Pharmacies
Dental Settings

Transportation Industry Resources:
OSHA:
Package Delivery   (Spanish)
Airline Operations
Border Protection and Transportation Security
Solid Waste and Wastewater Management

NIOSH/CDC:
Transit Station
Transit Maintenance
Rail Transit Operators
Bus Transit Operators
Airline Catering Truck Drivers and Helpers
Aircraft Maintenance
Airline Customer Service Representatives and Gate Agents
Airport Custodial Staff
Mail and Parcel Delivery Drivers

Retail, Service, and Manufacturing Industry Resources:
OSHA/State Plans:
Retail Workers   (Spanish)
Retail Workers and Employers in Critical and High Customer-Volume Environments
Manufacturing Industry Workforce   (Spanish)
In-Home Repair Services
Restaurants & Beverage Vendors Offering Takeout or Curbside Pickup   (Spanish)
Wyoming OSHA Protecting Grocery & Other Essential Workers from COVID-19
NIOSH/CDC:
Food and Grocery Pick-up and Delivery Drivers
Rideshare, Taxi, Limo, and Other Passenger Drivers-for-Hire

Construction Industry Resources:
OSHA/State Plan:
COVID-19 Guidance for the Construction Workforce   (Spanish)
California OSHA COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Construction
Nevada OSHA COVID-19 Letter for Construction Industry
Oregon OSHA COVID-19: Job Health, Safety Resources for Oregon Contractors

CPWR- The Center for Construction Research and Training
Guidance on COVID-19   (Spanish)
Toolbox Talk on COVID-19   (Spanish)
COVID-19 Construction Clearinghouse

The General Building Contractors Association
COVID-19 Recommended Job Site Protocols
PowerPoint Presentation: COVID-19 Recommended Job Site Protocols

Agriculture
OSHA/State Plan:
Oregon/OSHA Temporary rule addressing the COVID-19 emergency in employer-provided housing, labor-intensive agricultural operations, and agricultural transportation
North Carolina DOL Guidance Alert for Farm Workers

Meatpacking and Food Processing
OSHA/NIOSH/CDC/State Plan:
OSHA/CDC Joint Interim Guidance for Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers
Minnesota OSHA Protecting grocery store workers
North Carolina DOL Health and Safety Guidelines for Food Processing

Other Industry Resources:
OSHA:
Postmortem Care
Correctional Facility operations
Environmental Services (i.e., janitorial, cleaning services)

NIOSH/CDC:
Prepare Your Small Business and Employees for the Effects of COVID-19
COVIDView: A Weekly Surveillance Summary of U.S. COVID-19 Activity

Employer Resources:
U.S. Department of Labor Fraud Alert
Employer Work Refusal Documentation
Unemployment Benefits
Tax Department
Appeals Notice
Precautions for Employers
Mass Claims and Shared Work Programs
Fraud Prevention
SBA Payroll Protection Plan
LIFT Fund COVID-19 assistance

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Stay informed on new developments

Construction Data

Construction is a major contributor to the U.S. economy. The industry has more than 680,000 employers with over 7 million employees and creates nearly $1.3 trillion worth of structures each year. Construction is one of the largest customers for manufacturing, mining and a variety of services.

AGC of America provides economic information about the construction industry through:

  • The Data DIGest, a weekly one-page summary of economic news relevant to construction
  • State fact sheets covering historical and current information on construction spending and employment in each state
  • Press releases and tables covering national, state and metro-level construction employment, spending, prices and special surveys
  • PowerPoints, webinars and in-person presentations. Contact Chief Economist Ken Simonson for schedule.
The Key Role of Construction in Each State’s Economy

AGC has compiled on the role of the construction in the economy and employment in the United States, each state and major metro areas. Click on a state to see fact sheet for it.

More Resources

Construction Materials
Construction Spending
Construction Employment

Culture of Care

The Culture of CARE is an initiative created in partnership between the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the AGC of Washington to advance the construction industry as the industry of choice for diverse and talented workers by building inclusive work environments in construction firms nationwide.
Please consider having your company make the commitment and take the Culture of CARE pledge.
For more information visit www.BuildCulture.org.

Working Safe

Few industries are as well suited to protecting workers as the construction industry. Contractors are used to following complex and ever-changing safety rules and finding ways to make inherently dangerous work safe. The coronavirus has forced firms to change the way they operate to maintain that commitment to safety. This explains why the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Administration has identified construction as one of the sectors is encourages state and local officials to allow to continue operating.
For more information visit https://workingsafe.agc.org/

AGC Charities

AGC Charities, Inc. was established in 2008 as a charitable organization to carry out the charitable activities of The Associated General Contractors of America and operates exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3).
For more information visit https://agccharities.org/

Consensus Docs

AGC Members receive a 20% discount on all ConsensusDocs subscriptions.

Whether working at the office, from the road or even at home, the ConsensusDocs platform provides instant access to your contract documents from any computer through a secure web-based portal. Simply log in to your personalized dashboard to locate recent projects, edit contracts, review changes made by your collaborators or start a new contract using any of our 100+ contract templates. With a 10-year track record of successful projects being completed using ConsensusDocs contracts and the first to address emerging trends in IPD, BIM, green building, and LEAN construction, ConsensusDocs is becoming the industry’s default standard contract documents. With the support of 40+ endorsing design and construction industry associations representing designers, owners, contractors, subcontractors and surities including the AGC of America, AGC Members achieve better project results by using contracts that have less transactional costs – namely litigation, claims, contingencies, and contentious contract negotiations.
For more information visit https://www.consensusdocs.org/

Surety Bonding and Contracting

Welcome to AGC’s online library of information on surety bonding, insurance, contract administration and other instruments of construction risk management. Below are links to reports, papers/presentations, articles and other virtual learning tools developed to help contractors understand and control these risks.

Access AGC webinar and podcast recordings on construction risk management issues, free for you to download. Also check out the latest AGC/FMI reports on the risk environment in the construction industry and substantive legal papers on “hot topics” presented by top-rated lawyers at recent AGC meetings. Read and subscribe to AGC Risk Management SmartBrief to stay on top of industry news and trends.
NEW! Use the navigation bar on the left to review a collection of articles on COVID-19 Insurance Coverage for losses resulting from the coronavirus and a wealth of Crisis Response and Communication Resources that any construction firm can use before, during and after any crisis situation.
AGC meetings on surety bonding and construction risk management provide unique opportunities for the thought leaders in the construction, surety and insurance industries to meet and interact with each other regularly. Attendees benefit from a combination of plenary sessions, breakout sessions and roundtable discussions intended to encourage dialogue on the latest developments in all three industries and the lessons being learned from them. Find out more about AGC’s annual January conference at https://risk.agc.org/.

Harvey Relief Efforts: Members in the Community


We have created a form for those in need of services to fill out and we will match you with members who can provide support or assistance.

Our mission is to assist you as you rebuild, with the outpouring of community support also comes unskilled and unknowledgeable contractors. We recommend that you choose a local contractor for at least these various reasons. Local contractors know our Coastal/State building codes, who know the windstorm regulations and who work with and have access to resources close by. Supporting local business allows our community the opportunity to thrive.

Download the form and send it back to us via email or USPS by clicking the “Downloadable PDF” button below, or simply fill out our form online here.

**UPDATED**Construction Storm water Permit Contact Information

Downloadable PDF
Online Work Order

Harvey Relief Efforts: Contractors in the Community


FOR A CONTRACTOR YOU CAN COUNT ON… Here is a list of current AGC Member Companies

Local and Incoming Contractors must register with City Building Departments!

City of Aransas Pass

City of Beeville

City of Corpus Christi

City of Ingleside

City of Port Aransas

City of Portland

City of Victoria


AGC Charities – Hurricane Harvey


AGC Charities Inc. begin accepting contributions from member firms and AGC chapters from across the country to help members of the AGC of America family whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricane Harvey. Their intention is to provide equal-sized grants to employees of AGC member firms and AGC chapter staff to offset some of the costs incurred by having their primary residence damaged or destroyed by the storm.

Over the coming weeks AGC Charities, Inc. plan to work with all of our AGC Members and their employees who had their primary residence severely damaged or destroyed by the Hurricane and subsequent flooding.

Below is a description of the criteria for deciding who qualifies for assistance and a form applicants will need to complete and e-mailed to Amy Lee, Executive Director at alee@southtexasagc.org.

We expect to be able to begin awarding these Hurricane Harvey grants by the end of the year.

Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund EligibilityHurricane Harvey Relief Application

If you or anyone you know has provided FREE assistance

If you or anyone you know has provided FREE assistance to our area, such as volunteer clean-up, food, equipment or materials, in-kind donations, etc.  Please mail or deliver this information to the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 319 Broadway, Rockport, TX  78382.  They are compiling this information for the local government entities to share with FEMA.  Upon receipt, FEMA will put a monetary figure against the assistance/donation and apply it towards our share of the cost of recovery efforts. 

Hurricane and Disaster Relief Services

Many of our fellow citizens along the Texas Gulf Coast felt the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. The Associated General Contractors South Texas Chapter is here to better serve our community as we rebuild our city together. Contractors are playing a key role in repairing the damage and restoring services after Hurricane Harvey battered south Texas. We recommend to choose local contractors who are established in the community and well recognized for the quality of work.
We are here to support and assist you as you rebuild. It’s building done right the first time!

Additional Hurricane Harvey Resource Links


WHO DO I CALL ABOUT??… Check out this list of resources for all of your needs!

Operation Blessing Disaster Relief Volunteer Registration forms

FEMA 

City of Corpus Christi 

City of Rockport

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

AEP and Power Outages

Rockport Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Texas Department of Insurance Post-Disaster Tips

Making repairs after the storm

https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Create your own Emergency Response Plan

TMC Construction Site Hurricane Preparation Checklist

The Comptroller’s office has compiled information for taxpayers affected by the storm, including details on:

• how to request an extension of filing tax returns;
• the temporary waiver of state and local hotel tax for disaster victims and relief workers; and
• certain sales tax exemptions available as a result of a declared natural disaster.

For more information, please visit our Declared Natural Disasters and Emergencies Tax Help webpage.

Extensions

Franchise Tax
For the 2017 franchise tax reports with valid extensions to Nov. 15, the Comptroller’s office is granting an automatic extension to Jan. 5, 2018, to businesses located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas. Businesses located in these counties do not need to request an extension for their franchise tax reports.

Service providers who file franchise tax reports on behalf of other taxpayers can request a franchise tax extension if the provider is affected by Hurricane Harvey and is located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas. See How to Request an Extension below.

Sales Tax
The Comptroller’s office is granting businesses located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas that are not required to report (file) electronically an automatic 30-day extension to complete the following sales and use tax reports:

• August monthly reports due Sept. 20
• Quarterly reports due Oct. 20

Taxpayers are not required to report electronically if they paid less than $50,000 in sales and use tax in the preceding state fiscal year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31). Taxpayers located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas who are not required but choose to report electronically will also receive the automatic extension.

Taxpayers required to electronically report sales and use tax and taxpayers reporting other tax types may request a 30-day extension of time to file if located in the federally declared disaster area in Texas. Taxpayers affected by Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane Irma located in disaster areas outside of Texas may also request a 30-day extension of time to file.

How to Request an Extension
An affected business must request the extension either by calling the Comptroller’s Taxpayer Services line at 800-252-5555 or emailing ExtensionRequests@cpa.texas.gov and provide the following information:

• taxpayer name
• taxpayer number
• name of person making request
• email or phone contact information of person making request
• tax type(s) for which extension is requested
• affected filing period

Extension requests due to disasters are handled on a case-by-case basis. The taxpayer will be notified when an extension request is granted

Hurricane Harvey Donation Wishlist


The AGC South Texas Office will be collecting donation items to bring to those in need

If you or your business can offer additional services please let us know so we can share with our members and community.

Generators
Air compressors
Tire repair kits
Fix-a-Flat
Square shovels
Batteries

Water and ice
Gas cans and gas
Fuel tanks
Auto zone air compressor
Power strips
Tarps

Cineplex nails
Hammers
Battery operated drill and screwdriver
Phone and car chargers for iPhone and Android
Flashlights

Quick Resources for Contractors


OSHA’s New Silica Standard – Power Point Presentation from RSS on August 23rd

Template for a written silica safety program for a contractor

Remember deadline is Saturday, September 23, 2017

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The Associated General Contractors of America

OSHA – Occupational Safety & Health Administration

AGC Texas Building Branch

AGC CompGroup

Constructor Magazine

City of Corpus Christi

Frequently Used City Documents for Commercial Contracting

Memorandum 2015  IECC Commercial Pre/Post Submittal Requirements

Commercial Building Permit Application

Energy Code Compliance

General Contractor Registration Form

Submittal Checklist

Taps Application

Water Tap & Meter Sizing