TEXO Onsite Newsletter
February 4, 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
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.

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.
Monday, February 23
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Both TEXO Dallas and Fort Worth Offices

We’re inviting YOU to help save a life in 2015 by giving blood; it’s something that doesn’t cost a thing and offers so much more. To make an appointment for either drive, visit www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code "texo" for the Dallas Office or "texofw" for the Fort Worth Office.

Wednesday, February 25
7:30am / Registration & Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am / Program
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$35 / TEXO Members (bring a guest for free with your admission)
$35 / SMPS Members (bring a guest for free with your admission)
$50 / Non-Member

Join SMPS Dallas, SMPS Fort Worth and TEXO on Wednesday, February 25 for a fantastic presentation on Business Development Insights. Clients want to work with people they know, like and trust. But how do you get there? Business development is a vital part of getting to that point. Through business development efforts you can initiate a relationship with current and potential clients and build the recognition, camaraderie and trust essential to winning work. Presentation given by National SMPS President, Ron Worth. Learn more and register here.
Monday, March 2
8:00am - 8:00pm
Location: Crowne Plaza Dallas (14315 Midway Rd., Addison, TX)
$300 - Company Bundle Package
$50/person - Awards Dinner ONLY

Register for the 2015 ASC Region V Student Competition now! This annual competition brings over 240 construction students from regional universities together to compete in TEXO's annually sponsored event. We will once again be providing companies an opportunity to meet and network with some of the industry's future stars. To learn more and register, click here.
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
**Limited to 30 attendees**

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

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.
ROMCO Equipment Company
Baker Triangle
Industry News
It seems every major daily newspaper in Texas is reporting on the many job cuts in our state's oil and gas industry. AGC of America just released "Ready to Hire Again: The 2015 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook." In summary, the 10-page report describes the growing shortage of qualified workers-especially craft workers. That's one of the reasons an industry coalition developed a new statewide workforce development website, www.texasconstructioncareers.com. It is designed to connect laid off workers to meaningful, well-paying jobs in the construction industry.  Employers can post positions, check out industry job fairs, and take inventory of all the craft providers in Texas. To learn more about the program and website, click here.
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.
April 14-16
Location: Hilton Hotel, Forth Worth
Early Bird Registration ENDS February 3

The AIC Annual Forum is a yearly construction conference hosted by the American Institute of Constructors. Each year professionals from across the country attend the Annual Forum to hear from industry experts on the latest in construction management practices. The Annual Forum also provides many networking opportunities for individuals looking to expand their professional network. The 2015 Annual Forum is heading to the City of Cowboys and Culture, Ft. Worth, Texas!
Learn more and register
February 5
February 9
February 12
February 16
February 19
February 23
February 26

February 10
February 11
February 17
February 18
February 24
February 25

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
February 6
February 13
February 20
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
February 6, 20
March 6, 20
April 3, 17
May 1, 15, 29
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Construction Eduction Center (CEF)

The award winning TEXO Safety First program now has a Test Out option. By attempting the Test Out portion of TEXO Safety First, attendees will receive their TEXO Safety First badge and hardhat sticker after passing the test. For more information about requirements to participate in the TEXO Safety First Test Out program, click here.

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
Thursday, February 5
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary
Topic: Espacio Confinado

Ninguna empresa planea perder uno de sus obreros en una tragedia en Espacio Reducido, pero sigue ocurriendo. Mike Sanders (CSP) comenzará con una revisión de conceptos básicos sobre Espacio Reducido y progresar en una discusión sobre las Mejores Prácticas recomendadas para la Industria de Construcción. Los objetivos de esta discusión es mantener riesgos de Espacio Reducido y procedimientos preventivos fresco en la mentes de los Supervivientes.
Registrase hoy!

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!

Thursday, February 19
7:30am - 10:30am
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$75 - TEXO Members
$140 - Non-Members

A six module training course (Part 1, Part 2) has been created for Site Superintendents to gain a better understanding of the requirements of the Stormwater program. Training will include how to conduct oneself during a regulatory agency’s site inspection and how to conduct a site inspection themselves. Also, training will cover highlights of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and the difference between a structural control and a non-structural control. By the end of the six modules, a Site Superintendent will be more familiar with the vernacular used by stormwater professionals and will be able to display their knowledge so that the regulatory agency is comfortable that their site is in compliance with the program.

Register for Part 1 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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