TEXO Onsite Newsletter
June 7, 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
Saturday, June 11, 2016
8:00am - 11:00pm
Hurst Athletic Center

TEXO is proud to announce the 10th Annual TEXO Softball Tournament, sponsored by Burleson Electric. The tournament has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 11, 2016. This is the second competition in the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile. Bring your cheering section, and prepare for a fun day of friendly competition with an expected attendance of over 400 TEXO members!
Monday, June 13
15 minute time slots beginning at 7:30am, each time slot is limited to a maximum of 5 people.  
TEXO Dallas Office 
TEXO members only – Complimentary ($125 value)
Do you need a professional head shot? Complimentary head shot sessions are available at TEXO for members only!  All images will be edited and available within 2 weeks of your session!
Monday, June 20, 2016 
7:30am - Registration / Breakfast
9:00am - TEXO Advocacy Shoot-out
9:30am - Shot-gun Start (only 1 start time this year)
2:00pm - Lunch / Awards
2:30pm - Networking
Trophy Club Country Club (500 Trophy Club Dr, Trophy Club, TX 76262)
$650 Foursome, $325 Twosome

Join us for the 2016 TEXO Open Golf Tournament, sponsored by Walker Engineering. Play a round at the beautiful Trophy Club Country Club and enjoy the day networking with other TEXO members. Register now for the 3rd event in the TEXO Challenge Cup, presented by Acton Mobile!
Thursday, July 21
6:00pm - 8:00pm
SPCA of Texas - 2400 Lone Star Drive, Dallas, TX 75212 
AIA Dallas and TEXO proudly present the second 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 doghouse design. All entries will be judged on both design and construction quality by our jury panel, and then displayed to the public at NorthPark Center from November 14th through December 5th. Please join us in making the second annual Bark + Build Dog House Design/Build Competition a doggone success!

Click here to register for the Kick-Off Party and to view sponsorship opportunities!
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
June 12 - 15
Horseshoe Bay Resort - Texas Hill Country

Annual Convention - Click here for more information and to register!
Friday, June 17
11:00am - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency DFW

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will be hosting a Contracting Opportunity Forum to provide an overview of upcoming solicitations in support of the Airport Development & Planning Division. We invite you to attend this free informational meeting, with an opportunity to network with prospective partners. Prime Consultants, Contractors, and Suppliers interested in attending are strongly encouraged to host a networking table and be available for one-on-one meetings with potential partners.

Click here for more information and to register! 

Friday, July 1
10:30am - 1:30pm
Omni Dallas Hotel

The Texas Construction Industry is pleased to present an afternoon with  Michael Jernigan, Moderator, Jacob Schick – "American Sniper", and Sal Giunta, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, to benefit 22KILL, a global movement bridging the gap between veterans and civilians to build a community of support. 22KILL works to raise awareness to the suicide epidemic that is plaguing our country, and educate the public on mental health issues such as PTS.
The Trimmer Construction Education Foundation is pleased to announce the Build Your Future scholarship application sponsored by NCCER, is now available. This opportunity is open to anyone who is currently pursuing craft professional training in the construction industry through an NCCER accredited program or a state or federally approved apprenticeship program in a merit-shop training facility.
Each year, 10 scholarships of $2,000 each are awarded to recipients. The deadline to apply for a Build Your Future scholarship is July 15, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified via email the week of August 15. All scholarship payments will be sent directly to the recipient’s school.
For more information and to download the application, click here

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.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm

Location:  TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost:  Complimentary

Topic:  tbd

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.  Learn more and register here!
Thursday, July 7, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
Location:  TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Cost:  Complimentary

Topic:  tbd

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. 
Learn more and register 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.

Friday, July 1
10:00am - 12:00pm
Construction Education Foundation (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 

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: Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion (Spanish) / Hot Weather (English).
Trainings & Forums
Unit Dates:
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

Friday, August 26
8:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plant Tour: 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
15600 Trinity Blvd,
Suite 118
Fort Worth, TX 76155
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! 
Session 1  //  Monday, September 12
Session 2  //  Monday, September 19
Session 3  //  Monday, September 26
Session 4  //  Monday, October 3
Session 5  //  Monday, October 10
12:30pm – 4:30pm
$975 /person – TEXO Members
$925 /person – for 3 or more registrants

Taught by Ken Bradford, this proven program has met the professional development needs of over 11,750 project managers, owners, business developers, superintendents and suppliers. A uniquely effective program addressing two of the biggest challenges in our industry: communicating and dealing with people.
Click here for more information and to register!
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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