TEXO Onsite Newsletter
March 17, 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

The Young Constructors Council visited the State Capitol last week as part of the Texas Building Branch Legislative Day.

Read about their trip here

Date: Wednesday, March 18
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Old Parkland Jobsite (3819 Maple Ave, Dallas 75219)
Cost: $25 for AIA or TEXO Members | $15 for AIA Associate Members or Young Constructor Council Members 

Join AIA and TEXO for an exclusive jobsite tour that features a fantastic project being built by The Beck Group, situated on the historic Old Parkland site on Oak Lawn. The current status of the project allows us to see a large scale construction project with severe site limitations and a client with extremely high expectations. This jobsite tour will allow us to observe, among other things, varying construction methods, project types, and unique materials.

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

A six module training course 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 2 Now!
Date: March 23, 2015
English – 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Spanish – 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary for TEXO Contractor Members

GHS is an international approach to hazard communication, providing a new system for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to labels and safety data sheets. OSHA is requiring all employees be trained on the new labels (e.g., pictograms and signal words) and Safety Data Sheet format.You will learn how to:

  • Understand the new GHS label elements
  • Identify the new GHS pictograms
  • Read and interpret the new GHS Safety Data Sheets

Click here to Register

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary (registration includes admittance to TEXO Crawfish Boil immediately following TEXO 101)

TEXO has a lot to offer new members. From safety training, to a legislative voice, to industry leading professional development programs and courses, to valuable Member Benefit Programs,  TEXO has something to offer help every person in your company advance their career. On March 31, we will be holding the first TEXO 101 at the TEXO Dallas Conference Center. This course is a perfect opportunity for you to meet the leadership of TEXO and learn what TEXO can offer you and your employees.  

Register Now!

Tuesday, March 31
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: Complimentary - TEXO Members Only

The TEXO IMPACT Networking Series makes its 2015 debut on March 31. Join fellow TEXO Members for a time of fun, food and networking at the TEXO Dallas Conference Center. The crawfish will be provided by Cajun Crawfish Company. Don't miss this incredible event to build your network in a fun and relaxed environment. Learn more and register now!

April 24-25
Location: Lake Fork Marina
Early Bird Registration Lasts Until April 17
$170/Team - ASA or TEXO Member
$200/Team - Non-Member

Register now for the 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. To learn more and register your team, click here.

Several Construction Education Foundation (CEF) students from TEXO Member firms competed in the ABC National Craft Championships earlier this month. They were, Adam Rodgers,  Gentzler Electric, Gary Buster, DynaTen, Bernardo "Barney" Torbellin, TDIndustires, Steven Miller,  Polk Mechanical, Frank Hernandez, TDIndustries, Francisco Ochoa,  TDIndustries, and Joshua Prater,  FSG. Josh Prater with FSG took home a Bronze Medal in the Welding/Structural competition, and both Francisco Ochoa and Frank Hernandez with TDIndustries were presented with the Outstanding Safety Practices Award in their competitions. Congratulations to all competitors!
ROMCO Equipment Company
Baker Triangle
Industry News

TEXO is excited to partner with CIOAC (Construction Industry Outreach Advisory Council) on a Mentor Protégé Program which will begin soon.  The program will focus on professional development, productivity and overall ability to operate at a profitable level.  

If you are interested in becoming either a Mentor or Protégé, please review the website below for requirements and application process.

Click here for more information

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.
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
Students taking Construction Management and Job Costing have been given an assignment to interview location construction company executives and managers on various topics related to a construction company's accounting practices and financial management techniques. The professor, Daniel Darrouzet, asks that if you are interested in being an interviewee that you contact him for more information. If you would like to read Professor Darrouzet's letter, click here. To see a list of presentation topics, click here.
March 19, 23, 26, 30

March 24, 25, 31

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
March 20 (Spanish Full), 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
March 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.

Fall Protection - OSHA 3115
March 24-26
Learn More and Register

Permit-Required Confined Space - OSHA 3115
April 7-9
Learn More and Register

Update for the Construction Industry Outreach Trainers - OSHA 502
April 27-29
Learn More and Register

Trainings & Forums
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!
Monday, April 13
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
$65 - TEXO Contractor & Industry Members
$185 - 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
Enterprise Fleet Management
As a long standing partner of AGC and ABC, Enterprise Fleet Management would like to offer an innovative program that drives value for every customer by including best possible pricing and special incentives on vehicle acquisition; providing a separate line of credit; creating a cycling strategy to achieve optimum performance and best resale value; all while reducing the Total Cost of Ownership. Enterprise Fleet Management is a full-service solution for companies with small to medium-size fleets, we leverage our relationships with all manufacturers on most makes and models of cars, light- and medium-duty trucks across North America. Enterprise Fleet Management is a part of Enterprise Holdings; a family owned company that also operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car/Truck Rental, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent-A-Car brands. Learn more by contacting Tyler Slaughter with Enterprise Fleet today!

Enterprise Truck Rental
As a partner of the AGC, Enterprise Commercial Truck Rental 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 Blair Culley with Enterprise today!
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