TEXO Onsite Newsletter
October 14, 2014 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Upcoming Events

THIS Saturday, October 18
Location: Lake Grapevine
$50 / Individual
$100 / Team of 2

The 5th event in the race for the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile, is the YCC Washer Tournament, sponsored by Burleson Electric. It all happens THIS SATURDAY! Can anyone unseat the team from Polk Mechanical as Champions? Find out by registering your team today, click here.
THIS Thursday, October 16
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Hackleberry Country Club
$35 /person - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
Complimentary - CFMA Members & TEXO PAC Supporters ($500 minimum)
$60 /person - Subscribers & Non-Members

Texas Building Branch AGC lobby advocate Corbin Van Arsdale will address a joint meeting of TEXO and CFMA, sharing insight as we look towards the 84th legislative session and issues that will affect the commercial industry in the coming years. There will also be a presentation on the recent Texas Supreme Court decisions that affect construction leaders and their companies.

TEXO-PAC members at the $500 pledge level receive a complimentary registration for this event.
Learn more and register now!
Thursday, October 23
5pm - 7pm
Location: The Woodshed, Fort Worth
$20 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$35 - Subscribers
Complimentary - AIA Fort Worth Members

Join us for our next IMPACT Networking Series event on October 23 at the Woodshed in Fort Worth. For this event, we will be partnering with AIA Fort Worth for a great night of networking and fun. To register, click here.

Don't miss the final part of this exclusive series from Brad Humphrey. Brad is most widely known for his World of Concrete presentations and he has developed the Boot Camp for Construction Leaders Series as a customized course for Texas based General Contractors and Specialty Contractors. To learn more and register for Part 3, click here.

Session 3 – October 23, 2014
Field Coaching: Steering Today’s Worker for Tomorrow’s Success
A. Coaching Skills that Drive Superior Performance
B. Counseling Employees: The Challenged Worker "Make-Over"
C. How to Give Effective (And "Legal") Feedback
D. Reviewing Your F.L.I.P. to Advance Your Development
Friday, October 24
8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
The Linders Health Institute will be offering ICRA Training on Friday, October 24 at the TEXO Dallas Conference Center. This training will focus on the "Fundamentals of Infection Control in the Environment of Care for the Healthcare Contractor". For more information, click here.
Thursday, October 30
Location: TEXO Dallas Offices
$100 /team - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$175 /team - Subscribers
Complimentary - Guests and Public

Can you smell it? It's just around the corner and will be here before you know it! Don't miss this fantastic cooking challenge where over 30 teams pit their best recipes and secret ingredients against one another. This will be the final event in the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile, and it is one that you do not want to miss! To learn more, register and see available sponsorships, click here.
Tuesday, November 11
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
7:30am - 8:00am / Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am / Program
$20 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$20 - SMPS Members
$40 - Subscribers & Non-Members

Do you wish you knew how to write better? What skills do you need to make writing a strength instead of a weakness? Join SMPS and TEXO members as they come together for a great professional development course about the skills of writing with impact. To learn more and register, click here.

ROMCO Equipment Company
Fee, Smith, Sharp, & Vitullo, LLP
Baker Triangle
Industry News
156th Annual Construction Safety Excellence Awards
The TEXO Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) is an ongoing and evolving effort to recognize companies who have developed and implemented excellent safety and loss prevention programs achieved through management commitment, employee involvement, and program innovation. All TEXO members are encouraged to submit nominations for each division and occupational category.

Schedule and Deadlines:
December 5, 2014 - Completed applications are due in the TEXO Office
December 12, 2014 - Oral Presentations
December 15, 2014 - Winners Notified

Click here to view the CSEA Application Instructions.
Click here to download the application.
We are now taking applications for 4 individual awards in 2014. These awards are given to individuals who personify what TEXO stands for and have made a difference in the construction field in 2014. The SIR Award and Magnolia Award will each be given to one individual. The Superintendent of the Year and Safety Professional of the Year will be given to an individual from one General Contractor and one Specialty Contractor. To view an application, click on the appropriate award below. Applications will be due November 14.

SIR - Skill / Integrity / Responsibility Award
Magnolia Award
Superintendent of the Year Award
Safety Professional of the Year Award
EPA Retests: Refrigerant Recovery Certification - Sat - 10/25
EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification - Sat - 10/25
NFPA-70E - Mon - 10/27
Qualified Basic Rigger - Mon - 10/27 - 12/8
To register for any of the above classes, click here. For more information about CEF and how they can help train your workforce, visit www.ntcef.org.
CEF is looking for volunteers to assist with their annual Build Your Future Construction Career Day on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, which will be held at CEF’s DFW Education Center in Irving. We are anticipating a total of 800 students along with approximately 60 school personnel to attend this event. The purpose of this event is to introduce them to the benefits of choosing a career in the construction industry. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to fill out the form.
The end of summer closed another busy and successful quarter for TEXO. From the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile, to the highly successful IMPACT Networking Series, to new and fresh training and professional development opportunities, TEXO members had the chance to be involved in a variety of ways this summer. Take a few minutes to check out the TEXO 3rd Quarter Report and don't miss a whole new set of classes and events this Fall.

Download TEXO 3rd Quarter Report
Wednesday, October 22
7:30am - 11:30am
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$20 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$40 - Subscribers & Non-Members

This course covers operation of cranes in the construction industry using the OSHA construction Cranes and Derricks Standard as a guide. Course topics include hazards associated with crane assembly and disassembly, types of cranes, lifting concepts, rigging and wire rope, signaling, employee qualifications and training.
Register Now!

Thursday, October 23
7:30am - 11:30am
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$20 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$40 - Subscribers & Non-Members

This course will familiarize participants with the procedures, regulations, and safety standards for scaffolding. Scaffold users and safety professionals will benefit from this course by learning to control and eliminate hazards associated with scaffolding systems such as the use of frame scaffolding, rolling scaffolding, tube and clamp, system scaffolding, and suspended scaffolding.
Register Now!
TEXO is now offering advanced OSHA courses for those seeking to further their knowledge on construction safety. The following courses are offered as a part of the OSHA Education Center from the UTA Division for Enterprise Development Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS). To learn more about each class and to register, click below. 

Safety, Health, and Environmental Risk Management (SHERM) Principles
October 28-31
Learn More and Register

December 8

All classes for TEXO Safety First in Spanish are currently full. Look for the 2015 schedule to be released soon.

Register Now!

About the Program
The TEXO Safety First program is a hands-on, interactive orientation for commercial construction employees in all divisions so they can learn the essentials of jobsite safety. This unique program provides an industry specific orientation in safety which all commercial contractors can use. Endorsed by industry leaders in the field of construction safety, during each instructional session, participants handle the equipment they are being trained to understand and operate. Participants also have real-time conversations with the instructor and other class participants on the components of each module.
Learn More about TEXO Safety First
Trainings & Forums
Every Friday / October 17 - November 14
7:30am - 4:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
$125 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$250 - Subscribers & Non-Members
Register Now!
Friday, October 17
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Offices
Register Now
Ford Nassen & Baldwin, PC
Slates Harwell LLP
Contract Bond Agency
Member Discount Programs
As a TEXO Member, you have access to some of the best industry deals and services available. Below are just a few highlighted Member Benefits services. To learn more visit our Member Benefits page on the TEXO Website.
Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service. Learn More
As a long standing partner of the AGC, Enterprise Fleet Management would like to offer a special promotion to AGC members to save 20% on commercial truck rentals to all first time renters!  Enterprise Commercial Truck provides a cost effective rental program that drives efficiency without sacrificing productivity.  AGC members can rent a variety of commercial vehicles including: heavy duty pickup trucks, cargo vans, stake beds and box trucks. Learn More by contacting Tyler Slaughter with Enterprise today!
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