TEXO Onsite Newsletter
October 21, 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

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years YCC Washer Tournament, sponsored by Burleson Electric. Who came out as champions at the end? Could the team from Burleson Electric take down the teams from LEMCO and Lee Lewis Construction? Click here to read to the story, and here to watch the video or click on the images below.

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
TEXO is encouraging members and their staff to vote on November 4th. Individuals wishing to cast their vote now may do so in the early voting process between October 20th – 31st. TEXO is working in conjunction with the Texas Building Branch AGC and the ABC of Texas, including our National Associations providing support to several candidates seeking elected office. TEXO, ABC of Texas, TBB-AGC and our national associations support principled, independent thinking candidates who understand the free enterprise system and the role the construction industry plays in creating a strong Texas economy.
A Glimpse Into the Future
Thursday, October 23
7:30am - 11:00am
Location: University of Texas at Arlington - Red River Room

Join SMPS this Thursday, as they welcome industry experts to talk about the future of healthcare, education, and corporate campus facilities. The panel will include Jennifer Yoder (Rone Engineering), Bill Poole (University of Texas at Arlington), Mark Ude (BNSF), Edward Thomas Dold Jr (Baylor Scott & White Health), and Walter Amaya (GE). To learn more and register, click here.
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.
Stormwater 3-Part Course
Thursday, November 13
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$30 /session - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$75 /all three - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$50 /session - Subscribers & Non-Members
$140 /all three - Subscribers & Non-Members

Part 1 - Superintendent's Responsibility to Stormwater Compliance
Time: 7:30am - 8:30am

Part 2 - Stormwater Site Inspection
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Part 3 - Regulatory Inspection
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

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

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

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
Wednesday, November 5
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary
Topic: Construction Spanish

Bradley Hartmann with Red Angle Spanish will deliver relevant, efficient, and memorable Construction Spanish content to you and your team this November at the Safety Superintendent Forum. Red Angle helps your construction company speak Spanish — saving you time, money & lives. If you can build, you can learn Spanish.
Register Now!

Thursday, November 6
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary
Topic: Awareness - Leadership Skills
Register Now!
Monday, November 10
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$65 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$125 - Subscribers
$85 - Non-Members
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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