TEXO Onsite Newsletter
February 2, 2016 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  PLLC
Upcoming Events
Deadline for submission is Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We want to recognize the great projects that our members work on each year. You can now download the application and decide which of your projects to submit for a 2016 TEXO Distinguished Building Award. These awards are nationally recognized and widely respected. The submission portal is now open - don't miss this chance to get recognized for the great work you do!

Submit for a TEXO Distinguished Building Award
Thursday, February 11
Early Round - 5:00pm - 9:00pm / Late Round - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: TopGolf - 3760 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, TX 75056
$250 / Twosome – ASA or TEXO Members
         $500 / Foursome – ASA or TEXO Members
         $300 / Twosome – Non-Members
         $600 / Foursome – Non-Members
         $50 / Networking Ticket – Everyone (will receive 2 drink tokens and appetizers)

Join ASA and TEXO at the first TopGolf Tournament on Thursday, February 11. Teams will compete as a foursome in this exciting and unique golf tournament.  To register click here!
Monday, February 15
8:00am - 4:00pm / Networking Lounge & Presentations
5:00pm - 6:00pm / Pre-Dinner Networking
6:00pm - 8:00pm / Dinner & Awards Program

Location:  Crowne Plaza Dallas (Near Gallaeria) - 14315 Midway Rd, Addison TX

Cost (TEXO Members Only): 
- $300 - Company Bundle Package (Includes Networking Lounge Booth, 2 Competition Observer passes, Reception & 2 tickets for Awards Dinner)
- $50/person - Monday Awards Dinner Only

An excellent opportunity is knocking on your door next month when over 250 of the best and brightest talent converge at TEXO to compete in the 2016 ASC/TEXO Student Competition. Teams will vie for bragging rights in the four divisions, Commercial Building, Design/Build, International Design/Build and Heavy Civil.
  For more information and to register click here!

Tuesday, February 16
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $125 – TEXO Members – (Limit 30 people)

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. 
Learn more and register here!
Thursday, February 18 – Friday, February 19
     8:00am – 4:30pm / February 18
     8:00am – 1:00pm / February 19

TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$350 – TEXO Members
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. Through this highly experiential workshop, participants will learn how to excel in managing emotion effectively, overcome difficult tactics and temper own responses during difficult conversations.  To learn more and register click here!
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
Align your company with an important topic of interest! Click here for a list of all upcoming and archived ABC webinars!
The AGC of America is the voice of the construction industry.  Click here for a list of all upcoming AGC events!
Millennials in Construction: Learning to Engage A New Workforce – FMI Corp, a leading provider of investment banking and management consulting services for the engineering and construction industry, announced the release of their report "Millennials in Construction- Learning to Engage a New Workforce." Findings are based on a combination of survey responses and interviews from almost 400 individuals who work in the construction industry nationwide; half of those participants represent millennials (individuals born between 1980 and 2000).  To review the report and findings click here!
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.
Every day the construction industry is building, expanding and creating. KIDstruction Week is an opportunity for the North Texas regional architectural, engineering and construction industries to join together to build strong tomorrows for kids by supporting the Children’s Health mission to make life better for children.  Participating companies offer their employees the opportunity to contribute $1, via payroll deduction for every hour worked during KIDstruction Week in March.  Click here for more information!
March 9-11, 2016
Location - Grand Hyatt, San Antonio
Cost - $750 and up

As our premier event each year, the AGC Annual Convention and Technology & Construction Solutions Expo is the ideal opportunity to see everything AGC can do for you and your business.  Join us for more than 15 education breakouts, terrific networking events and industry leading speakers, all in a perfect location for business, culture, family and fun.  Click here to register!

February 3, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm

TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Topic:  Texas Concealed and Open Carry Handgun Law
Speaker:  Kyle Duke

Forums play an integral role in bringing TEXO members together to discuss common issues, learn new solutions, explore new opportunities, share best practices, networking and relationship building.
Register Here!
February 4, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Topic:  Open Carry

Forums play an integral role in bringing TEXO members together to discuss common issues, learn new solutions, explore new opportunities, share best practices, networking and relationship building.  Register here!

TEXO announces the 2015 National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) Program.  The deadline for submission of your entries to TEXO is February 3, 2016. Read more and participate!
February 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29

February 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
February 5, 12, 19, 26


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

Dates:  February 5 / February 19
10:00am - 12:00pm
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.
February 8-9 - English
February 15-16 - Spanish

Day 1 – 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Day 2 – 7:00 am – 12:00 noon

Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$75- TEXO Members
$250- Non-Members

The OSHA Refresher class is a 15 hour class which has been designed for individuals to meet OSHA’s recommendation to refresh their 30 hour cards every three years. A certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion of the course.  Click here to register:  English / Spanish

Construction Tool Box Safety Talks are an easy way for foremen and supervisors to supplement OSHA training efforts of their company or organization and keep safety front and center in their workers' minds. Each week a new topic will be introduced for your use. Each topic is designed to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and OSHA regulations. This week’s topic: Electrical Power Tools (Spanish) / ARC Flash Prevention (English).
Trainings & Forums
Monday, February 8
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Conference Center
$65 - TEXO Members
$185 - Non-Members

Register Now!
Contract Bond Agency
Member Discount Programs
AGC of America and Willis North America are proud to offer a new, dynamic and cost-effective way for AGC member firms to offer quality health insurance and other employee benefits. The AGC Alternative is an employee benefits program built exclusively for AGC members. WATCH THIS VIDEO to learn more. Get a quote by calling us at 1-800-210-5290.
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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