Thursday, July 23
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: SPCA of Texas - 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212
AIA Dallas and TEXO proudly present the first annual Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build
Competition to benefit SPCA of Texas’ Home for the Holidays event. Grab
your favorite architect or contractor and team up to create one dynamic
dog house design!
Click here to register for the Kick-Off Party!
Click here to register your team for the competition!
Five Weekly Sessions Beginning Tuesday, August 4
(August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1)
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$975/person - TEXO Members
$925/person - for 3 or more registrants
Since 1997, this proven program has met the professional development
needs of over 11,750 project managers, owners, business developers,
superintendents and suppliers.
Led by Ken Bradford, this course is a uniquely effective program addressing two of the biggest challenges in our industry: communicating and dealing with people.
To learn more and register click here!
|6 Sessions, every 3 weeks beginning Thursday, August 27
(August 27, September 17, October 8, 29, November 19, December 10)
7:30am - 1:00pm (Breakfast and Lunch provided)
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: 6-series package: $1,250 total (TEXO Contractor members only)
This course, taught by Peter A. DeLisle, PhD, is a custom program of study examining the key
factors influencing leadership effectiveness and development for
participants. The program addresses subjects focused on successful
leadership in a complex enterprise including: problem-solving,
communication, conflict management, decision-making, influencing in
complex environments; sustaining effective teams and professional
ethics for senior members of firms seeking enhancement of their
leadership capabilities. It is ideal for experienced construction leaders making transitions to increased responsibility.
To Learn More and Register Click Here!
|TEXO Clay Bird Shootout
Thursday, September 3rd
Location: Dallas Gun Club
TEXO Chili Cook-off / TEXO YCC Washer Tournament
Saturday, October 24th
Location: Lake Grapevine
Registration and more details coming soon!
|July 28 - 31
Resort at Squaw Creek - Olympic Valley, CA
39th Annual Convention - Click here for more information and to register!
|Over the past several weeks TEXO members
have stepped up to contribute $53,340 towards the goal of $75,000 to the TEXO-PAC and $83,300 to the TEXO Advocacy Fund goal of $100,000.
TEXO–PAC, our Associations
political action committee, is an essential part of the TEXO political policy
and advocacy program. TEXO-PAC provides contributions in support of
pro-business free market minded candidates for both statewide office and in
local races. As state and local laws and regulations become an ever-increasing
presence in your day-to-day business, TEXO-PAC works to make sure your voice is
heard by lawmakers and those making public policy decisions.
If you have not done so yet, you
still have time to join the growing list of members who have committed to
protecting our industry voice in the political arena. Please assist us in
meeting our 2015 fundraising goals by clicking
Thank you! 2015 TEXO-PAC and Advocacy Fund Supporters
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.
July 27, 30
August 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
July 28, 29
4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
July 24, 31
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.
July 17, 31
Time: 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.
|Part 1 - Wednesday, July 15
Part 2 - Wednesday, August 12
7:30 - 10:30am
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. All module training courses are presented by a member and instructor of the International Erosion Control Associations (IECA).
Part 1 - Register Here
Part 2 - Register Here
|Monday, August 10
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Offices
$65 - TEXO MembersRegister Now!
$185 - Non-Members
|Friday, August 14
7:00am - 5:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$250 - TEXO Members
$275 - Architects
$350 - Non-Members
BIM Technology Learning Goals, Phases of a BIM project, Classes of BIM technology, Specific BIM applications, Need for planning/organizing to use BIM tools, Requirement to embed tools into process, Process for selecting relevant BIM tools.
Please click here for more information and to register!
|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!