TEXO Onsite Newsletter
May 3, 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
May Safety Forums
We will not have our regular Safety Forums for the month of May. We encourage you to join with TEXO members across the area and hold a Safety Stand Down on your project site the week of May 2-6.  More information can be found below!

Monday May 2 - Friday May 6, 2016
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 the week of May 2, 2016.  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.
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!
Saturday, June 4, 2016
8:00am - 11:00pm
Hurst Athletic Center
$300 per Team, TEXO Members Only

TEXO is proud to announce the 10th Annual TEXO Softball Tournament, sponsored by Burleson Electric. The tournament will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The tournament is limited to TWENTY FOUR teams and spots are available on a first come first serve basis. This is the second competition in the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile.

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
Friday, May 20
8:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm
15600 Trinity Blvd,
Suite 118
Fort Worth, TX 76155
Cost: Complimentary 
Presented by Structural Technologies, this course presents what all construction personnel should know to maintain structural safety and avoid construction defects on jobsites. Breakfast and Lunch are provided! Click here to learn more and for more information on how to register! 
June 12 - 15
Horseshoe Bay Resort - Texas Hill Country

Annual Convention - Click here for more information and 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!
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.
English classes are offered on Monday's and Thursday's

Spanish classes are offered on Tuesday's and Wednesday's

OSHA 10-Hour Additional Completion Hours
Offered every Friday in both English and Spanish

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.

May 6
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. You can find more information about requirements to participate in the TEXO Safety First Test Out program by using the links below.

 Register for English, TEXO Safety First Test Out

 Register for Spanish, TEXO Safety First Test Out 

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: Construction Equipment (Spanish) / Forklift Trucks (English).
Trainings & Forums
Monday, May 9
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$65 - TEXO Members
$185 - Non-Members

 Register Here

Unit Dates:
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

$250 Per Unit TEXO Members

$350 Per Unit Non-Members

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.

The exam is offered at both the TEXO Dallas office and the TEXO Fort Worth office. If you have been approved to take the LEAN exam, please contact Lois Hamilton for more information and to schedule your exam!
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!

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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