|Friday & Saturday, April 24-25
Location: Lake Fork Marina
$190/Team - ASA or TEXO MemberRegister 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.
$220/Team - Non-Member
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Understanding the IgCC: 8:00 - 9:30am
Ask the Reviewer: 9:45 - 11:00am
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Understanding the IgCC
Are your construction projects being affected by the new City of Dallas green requirements? This session focuses on the mandatory items that have been adopted under the 2012 International Green Construction Code. We will focus only on the items that have been adopted and are now required, and what compliance entails - such as mandatory 50% construction waste diversion, mandatory indoor air quality testing, water use reduction, etc. If you don't feel like reading the 150 page code and 30 page addendum on your own, then this session is for you!
Understanding the IgCC: $20
Meet the Reviewer: $20
Both Classes: $30
Understanding the IgCC: $40
Meet the Reviewer: $40
Both Classes: $60
Ask the Reviewer Presentation
In this presentation, GBCI LEED Reviewer Michael Kawecki will provide insight into how GBCI works. He will explain how the review process works within GBCI, provide helpful hints and advice for a smooth and successful project review process and discuss the Proven Provider program. Q & A to follow.
Learn more and Register today!
Tuesday, May 5, 20155:00 - 7:00 pm
Joe T. Garcia's, Fort Worth
Cost: $20 TEXO Members only
The TEXO IMPACT Networking Series are member-to-member networking events, meant to exhibit the IMPACT we have when we all get together. Join us for our next IMPACT Networking Series where TEXO members can come together to network and enjoy a fun evening at Joe T. Garcia’s in Fort Worth. Register here! Includes 2 drink tickets and heavy appetizers!
|Wednesday, June 3, 2015
1:30 - 5:30 pm with optional networking to follow
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $100, TEXO Members Only
Executive Presence is a term that stands for a lot of
things, but we all know what it means. It means that when you step into
the room, people stop and notice. When you speak, people stop to
listen. Acquiring or polishing executive presence is a bit more complicated,
though. It’s a combination of understanding presence, as well as your
substance and your impact. It begins with self-awareness, includes understanding and
building trust, looking at your personal biases, and making
your communication style more intentional, so that it conveys the goal that you
are trying to reach. In these four hours, we will lift your personal presence,
and have an immediate impact on your gravitas, while also giving you take-away
tools to help you work on continuing to grow your presence in the weeks and
months ahead. Speaker:
Lee Jay Berman
Learn More & Register Now!
The National Labor Relation Board’s ambush election final rule went into effect, April 14, 2015. Click here
for more information and to download a Rapid Response Toolkit from the ABC National website (login required).
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
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.
|Students taking Construction Management and Job Costing have been given an assignment to interview local 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.
|DEADLINE – Friday, May 1, 2015
Participating in STEP provides you
with the opportunity to measure your safety program’s progress from
year-to-year and determine how it compares to the programs of other ABC
members. There are different levels of participation and all TEXO members are
encouraged to participate.
Before completing the application,
please read the STEP Application Book carefully. Click here to view and complete
application. You may also Apply
for STEP Online
|Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Your Job Site
TEXO is partnering with OSHA, NIOSH and NORA for our annual Safety Stand Down. TEXO members have set a precedent by participating in a Safety Stand Down, where all work is temporarily stopped on job sites across North and East Texas to show that safety awareness and education is important. We ask you to participate in a National Fall Prevention Safety Stand Down on May 6, 2015. Use this opportunity to have an open discussion with your workers about falls and how to prevent them. Click here to register your job site and for information to plan your stand-down.
April 23, 27, 30, May 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
April 24, May 8, 15, 22, 29
About the ProgramLearn More about TEXO Safety First
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.
May 1, 15, 29Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Construction Education 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.
Update for the Construction Industry Outreach Trainers - OSHA 502
Learn More and Register
Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers- OSHA 503
April 29 - May 1
Learn More and Register
|Monday, May 11
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$65 - TEXO Contractor & Industry MembersRegister Now!
$185 - Non-Members
|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
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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!