TEXO Onsite Newsletter
June 21, 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
Tuesday, July 12
7:30 - 9:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$35 SMPS/TEXO Members | $70 Non-Members
The SMPS Dallas chapter and TEXO have joined forces to Bridge the Gap among professionals in the A/E/C industry. Prominent owners/developers will be leading the discussion on how to build and maintain client relationships, their honest reaction to submittals, and advice on how to make our industry better for everyone. This event will remove the stigma of "us versus them" and create a platform to springboard ideas and conversations.

Speakers will include representatives from owners/developers, healthcare, transportation, K-12 and retail.

Click here to register for this joint event!
Thursday, July 21
6:00 - 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!
Thursday, July 28
5:00 – 7:00pm
The Collective Brewing Project (112 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76104)
$20 (TEXO Members Only)

The TEXO IMPACT Networking Series heads to Fort Worth on July 28. Join other TEXO Members for a time of fun, food and networking. The TEXO IMPACT Networking Series are member-to-member networking events, meant to exhibit the IMPACT we have when we all get together. This is a TEXO Member only event! Register here!
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
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

TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Topic: Scaffolding 

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
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Topic: Fall Protection

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!
Tuesday, July 19
10:00 - 11:00am
TEXO Fort Worth Office

Please join TEXO for a discussion with Arlene Lamont, OSHA-Fort Worth on the new Silica standard.  

Arlene will cover the most current information on the newly adopted Silica Standard in Construction.  She will be covering the regulatory PELs, ALs, engineering controls required depending on tool type, length of time used, and required respiratory protection.  Arlene will discuss the timeline for implementing the new Silica requirements including when mandatory medical surveillance requirements become effective.  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: Ten Basic Safety Rules (Spanish) / Excavations – Basic Requirements (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!
Postponed- date tbd - 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 - Postponed- more information coming soon!

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!

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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Dallas, TX 75229




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