TEXO Onsite Newsletter
April 5, 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
April 21
11:30am - 1:30pm

Location:  Renaissance Dallas Hotel - City View Room - 2222 N Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX  75207
Corporate Donation of $5,000 - includes a table of 8 to the event
Corporate Donation of $2,500 - includes a table of 4 to the event
Corporate Donation of $625 - includes 1 attendee to the event
Personal PAC Donation of $150 - includes 1 attendee to the event

Please join with your fellow TEXO members in participating in the TEXO "Make a Difference" campaign by attending our giving celebration luncheon Thursday April 21, 2016 with featured speaker, Lt. Colonel Allen West, former Congressman and current Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis as well as a leading commentator to national media outlets on political and social issues.  Lt. Col. West will provide TEXO members with an in-depth look into our current political environment while expressing a clear opinion as to the direction our country is headed.  Click here to register for the event!
April 22-23
Location - Lake Bob Sandlin - Mt. Pleasant, TX
- Titus County Fresh Water District
Cost:  Early Registration – ends April 15 - $170/team- ASA or TEXO Members /  $350/team - Non-Member
Late Registration – April 16-23 - $190/team – ASA or TEXO Members / $370/team – Non-Members

For more information and to register click here!

Wednesday, April 27
8:30am – 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center

In today’s challenging economy, construction companies must: Get paid for the materials and services you provide. Pay only once for the materials and services you receive. Know what Texas laws protect your interests. Have the legal tools to necessary for your company to succeed. Join TEXO for a seminar that will help your company meet the challenges of today’s economic environment for construction. For more information and to register, click here!
May 10, 2016
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:  TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $150 (limited to 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. Throughout this interactive session, you will participate in skill building activities. To learn more and register, click here!
Grab a sponsorship spot in EVERY Challenge Cup event by choosing one of these sponsorship opportunities!  These sponsorship spots allow you to secure important TEXO Challenge Cup points, presented by Acton Mobile.  Click here for more information!
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
Date: April 13
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 75 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C., ABC National General Counsel

On March 23, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its long-anticipated final rule that will drastically redefine "persuader" activity under Section 203 of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. The final rule will greatly limit the ability of employers, particularly small businesses, to obtain advice from labor relations experts, and in turn deprive employees of their right to obtain balanced information about union representation. The final "persuader" rule is scheduled to take effect on April 25, 2016 and applies to arrangements, agreements and payments made on or after July 1, 2016. It is likely to be challenged in Congress and the courts.  Click here to register!
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.
April 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
April 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours (All dates include English & Spanish)
April 8, 15, 22, 29

Click here to register for classes!

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

April 6
11:30am - 1:00pm

Location:  TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost:  Complimentary
Topic:  Heat Stress

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.  Click here to register!
April 7
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:  TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost:  Complimentary

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. 
Click here to register!
April 13, 14, 20, 21
Wednesday, April 13 7:00am - 3:40pm 
Thursday, April 14: 7:00am - 3:40pm 
Wednesday, April 20: 7:00am - 3:30pm 
Thursday, April 21: 7:00am - 3:40pm 

Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $150 - TEXO Members $350 - Non-Members

OSHA 30-Hour Construction safety course is intended for supervisors or for workers with some safety responsibility. It provides a greater depth and variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards than the TEXO Safety First class. Topics include recognition, avoidance, abatement and prevention of safety and health hazards found in the workplace. To learn more and register, click here!
An article written by Jamie Dabbs in Professional Safety - Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers.  Click here to read the article!
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: Fall Protection in Demolition (Spanish) / Fall Protection (English).
Trainings & Forums
Tuesday, April 12
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Office
$65 - TEXO Members
$185 - Non-Members

Register Now!
Unit Dates:
Unit 1 - April 26 - Variation in Production Systems - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Unit 2 - April 26 - Pull in Production - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Unit 3 - May 24 - Lean Workstructuring - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Unit 4 - May 24 - The Last Planner System - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Unit 5 - June 28 - Lean Supply Chain and Assembly - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Unit 6 - July 26 - Lean Design and Pre-Construction - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Unit 7 - August 23 - Problem-Solving Principles and Tools - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost: $250 Per Unit TEXO Member / $350 Per Unit Non-TEXO

Member In the construction process, the work we do is all connected and variation in even one of those processes affects us all. This course provides tools to help participants recognize sources of variation on their own projects, examine variation’s effect on operations, and mitigate the effects of variation in their every-day work.

June 17 - Unit 1
July 8 - Unit 2
August 12 - Unit 3
September 9 - Unit 4

7:30am - 4:45pm

Location:  TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost:  $250 TEXO Members / $350 Non-Members

The Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM), the assessment-based certificate program tied to the BIM Education Program, is now available:
BIM Unit 1 - Register Here!

BIM Unit 2 - Register Here!

BIM Unit 3 - Register Here!
BIM Unit 4 - Register Here!
The exam is offered at both the TEXO Dallas office and the TEXO Fort Worth office. If you have been approved to take the BIM exam, please contact Lois Hamilton for more information and to schedule your exam!
April 15 - Exam

June 17 - Exam

July 15 - Exam

September 16 - Exam

December 9 - Exam

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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11101 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75229




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