June 14–15, 2011

Rally for Roads attracted several hundred road workers from across the U.S. to the National Mall in Washington on May 25 in support of a multiyear surface transportation bill. Speakers, including Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), said the bill is needed to create tens of thousands of jobs. Sponsorship for the event came from industry associations and suppliers. Karl Watson, president of Cemex USA, Houston, and chair of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, told the crowd that investment in the nations infrastructure is vital to the economy. We urge Congress to pass a robust multiyear highway bill that will put people back to work, Watson said.
bottom photo courtesy of NSSGA; top photo courtesy of Linbeck
The Associated General Contractors of America recently named Linbeck Group LLC, Houston, one of the nations safest construction companies. The association, which oversees the annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards, recognized Linbeck for the strength of its safety programs and overall safety performance during 2010. Linbeck requires safety training and remedial updates for all its employees, with participation from all subcontracting firms in safety stand-downs (one such, above, took place May 5 in Fort Worth at the Cook Childrens Medical Center project). Linbeck was also recognized for its development and implementation of safety and loss prevention programs.

ENR-CURT Construction Business Forum


Westin Peachtree Plaza

Contact: 800-371-3238 orconstruction.com/events.

July 6–10, 2011


Louisiana AGC's 25th Summer Conference

Destin, Fla.

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort

Contact: 225-344-0432 orlagc.org.

July 11, 2011


AGC Midyear Economic Forum

San Antonio

San Antonio Airport Hilton

Speaker: Ken Simonson

Contact: 210-349-4921 or sanantonioagc.org.

Aug. 9–12, 2011


14th Annual Transportation & Infrastructure Summit and the 4th Annual Global High-Speed Rail Forum

Irving, Texas

Omni Mandalay Hotel Las Colinas