TEXO Onsite Newsletter
January 20, 2015 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  L.L.P.
Upcoming Events
Deadline for submission is Friday, January 30, 2015

We want to recognize the great projects that our members work on each year. You can now begin submitting your projects for a 2015 TEXO Distinguished Building Award. These awards are nationally recognized and widely respected. You can begin the application process today and come back to it after the holidays. Don't miss this chance to get recognized for the great work you do!

Submit for a TEXO Distinguished Building Award

Did you miss the newest source of TEXO news last week? We launched a new video series called TEXO60. It is a 60 second video that focuses on the most important upcoming TEXO events and news. Take a look to see what is coming up later this month. Be sure to follow TEXO on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for the most up to the minute news information.
Tuesday, January 20
Location: Dallas Latino Cultural Center (2600 Live Oak St, Dallas 75204)
4:00pm - 5:30pm / Presentations
5:30pm - 6:30pm / Networking
$35 - TEXO Members
$35 - AIA Members
$20 - AIA Associates
$50 - Non-Members

What does 2015 hold for the design and construction industry nationally and in North Texas? Join us as nationally recognized speakers address this question and many more during the annualAIA/TEXO Economic Outlook Forum. Our panelists will provide a uniquely entertaining perspective on what this year will include!
Learn more and register now!

Thursday, January 22
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Presenters: Stephen D. Harrison and Andrew B. Piel with Harrison Steck, P.C.

Join TEXO on Thursday, January 22, for a seminar that will help your company meet the challenges of today’s economic environment for construction. A construction industry member’s top challenges include: getting paid for the materials and services you provide, paying only once for materials and services you receive, and knowing what legal tools under Texas law exists to achieve these goals. To learn more and register, click here.

Friday, January 30
8:00am - 5:30pm
Location: Parkland Hospital (5201 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas 75235)
$957 /person
$857 /person (when registering 3 or more people)

The Linders Health Institute will be offering ICRA Training on Friday, January 30 at Parkland Hospital. For more information, click here.

Thursday, February 5
4:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: American Airlines Center
$50 - TEXO Members
$85 - Non-Members

Dr. Wendy Casper’s presentation will focus on the work-life balance issues experienced by women in today’s work organizations. Her talk will cover the diversity of work-life issues women face today, encouraging women to think through their most important priorities and set goals to foster greater work-life balance. Learn more and register

February 9-10
Location: Austin, TX

The ABC of Texas Legislative Day is scheduled for February 9 & 10. A welcome reception will be held on February 9, followed by a breakfast program the next morning. For event details and hotel registration information, click here.

Tuesday, February 10
3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
Cost: $125 - TEXO Member

Now, more than ever, clients are relying on presentations to make crucial decisions on which team to hire for their project.  Whether you are holding a small meeting or communicating with a coworker or presenting in front of a panel of clients, you are making presentations daily. Join Carolyn Ferguson as she gives you the tools and knowhow to transform yourself into a great presenter. Learn more and register today!

Thursday, February 12
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TopGolf - The Colony
$200 / Twosome - ASA or TEXO Members
$400 / Foursome - ASA or TEXO Members
$300 / Twosome - Non-Members
$600 / Foursome - Non-Members

Join ASA and TEXO at the first TopGolf Tournament on Monday, February 12. Teams will compete as a foursome in this exciting and unique golf tournament. Each hole will include a different variation "Bay Game" that will challenge your team in every aspect of your golf game. Dinner and networking opportunities will be provided for all attendees. Earn your bragging rights by competing against 250 other players and walking away with some great prizes.

Learn more and register here

Tuesday, February 17
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$195 - TEXO Members
$350 - Non-Members

85% of success in business is due to people skills and a professional image. Your personal branding is the message you communicate verbally and non-verbally at business meetings, on job sites and association gatherings. Join Lou Kennedy, a Texas based Business Etiquette Consultant for 28 years, as she teaches you how to brand your professional image with business etiquette skills.Learn more and register here.
April 24-25
Lake Fork Marina

Mark your calendars for a special kick-off to the 2015 TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile. ASA and TEXO are combining tournaments for the 2015 Bass Classic. Over 100 boats will be competing at the beautiful Lake Fork Marina north of Tyler.
March 1-2
Location: Crowne Plaza Dallas (14315 Midway Rd., Addison, TX)

Mark your calendars for the 2015 ASC Region V Student Competition. This annual competitions bring over 240 construction students from regional universities together to compete in TEXO's annually sponsored event. This year we will again be providing companies an opportunity to meet and network with some of the industry's future stars. More information will be provided next week.
Thursday & Friday - March 26 & 27
8:00am - 4:30pm (March 26), 8:00am - 1:00pm (March 27)
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $350 - TEXO Members
Suggested Attendee: 10+ years' experience

Using the proper communication techniques to convey difficult messages, manage perceptions, achieve buy in and get your message across is an essential component in personal and business interactions. This workshop will integrate material from the Harvard Program on Negotiation with proven techniques, to better equip participants with the skills needed to develop communication competence in conflict situations. Learn more and register

ROMCO Equipment Company
Baker Triangle
Industry News
The most recent Wage Survey has been released. Have you ever needed to know the basic hourly rates, health and welfare or pension rates? We've got you covered. Visit www.texoassociation.org/wagerates.html to view the most recent survey today. To download the PDF, click here
Construction Industry Outreach Advisory Council (CIOAC) is ramping up to start recruiting for the coming 2015 summer internships. We are excited to announce again this summer the opportunity for students to learn more about the construction industry. We welcome all of our partners in the Constructions industry to be part of the selection for this year’s Summer Internships.
2015 TEXO Safety First Courses are now available. Click here to register and view additional available courses.

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OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
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February 27


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
Deadline for Submission - February 1, 2015
The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort to offer members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. NASA compares a member’s safety record with other AGC Chapter members according to the member size and construction type. Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for contractor members to compete for nationally recognized awards that have excellent safety records.
Download the Program Package

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. 

Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry - OSHA 500
February 17-20
Learn More and Register

Respiratory Protection - OSHA 2225
February 24-27
Learn More and Register

Trainings & Forums
Monday, February 9
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
$65 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$185 - Non-Members

Register Now!

Friday, February 20
7:30am - 4:45pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
$250 - TEXO Members
$275 - Architects
$375 - Non-Members

Register Now!

Tuesdays - April 7, 14, 21, & 28
7:00am - 3:30pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$125 - TEXO Members
$250 - Non-Members

Register Now!

Thursdays - April 9, 16, 23, & 30
7:00am - 3:30pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$125 - TEXO Members
$250 - 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.
You can get the best 401k on the market. 100% Unconditional Money Back Guarantee, Superb Investment Options, Award Winning Customer Service, and Significant Fee Discounts.  For a Free Evaluation and a Free Compliance Checkup of your current 401k, call Steve Heussner, Steve@MogulWealth.com, at 469-450-4663 or Kirk Quaschnick, Kirk@MogulWealth.com, at 214-420-7152 and mention TEXO.
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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