TEXO Onsite Newsletter
July 19, 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
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 The Collective Brewing Project in 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!
Monday, July 25
12:00 – 2:00pm
In late 2013, distinguished construction attorneys gathered at the request of Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas, Texas Building Branch of Associated General Contractors, and Texas Construction Association. Their mission was to determine if there was a better system for Texas mechanic's and materialman’s liens and, if possible, produce a bill that would reflect such a system. The final report of the group, which was released in March, 2016, is the focus of this webinar. 

The presenters, Ben Westcott of Andrews Myers, and Fred Wilshusen of Thomas, Feldman & Wilshusen are members of the Construction Law Section of the Texas Bar and have extensive knowledge of the Texas mechanic’s lien law system. They represent or have represented clients in various positions including owners, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Register here!
Thursday, August 4
11:00am - 6:00pm
The Laurel, Grapevine, TX
AIA & TEXO Members $95
AIA YP & TEXO YCC Members $50
Non-Members $150 
AIA Dallas and TEXO present this opportunity to explore the use of technology in building design and construction. Registration includes lunch and happy hour! Click here for more information and to register!
Thursday, August 11 - Friday, August 12
Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday, 8:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$350, TEXO Members Only
Dr. Betty Gilmore returns to TEXO to build on her "Difficult Conversations" classes. Organizational leaders often find themselves dealing with destructive conflict in the workplace that can ultimately interfere with productivity, lead to decreased morale and promote a toxic environment which does not allow for innovation to flow. In this highly interactive, skills-based workshop, participants will learn a "conflict competent" approach to leadership and become proficient in the use of tools that promote constructive conflict engagement and build enduring systems of communication.  In addition, leaders will acquire skills in how to work with high conflict personalities, transform competitive environments into more collaborative ones, and increase emotional intelligence competencies. 
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
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! 
October 26 - 27
Irving Convention Center
TEXO members get $100 off registration- use code TEXO100 
The OSHA Construction Safety and Health Conference will provide an ideal forum to learn about new and ever changing safety products, processes, procedures and technology in the construction industry. Click here to learn more and register!
Align your company with an important topic of interest! Click here for a list of all upcoming and archived ABC webinars!
This is your final chance to participate in the Fall issue of TEXO magazine, which will feature the Stand Down Safety Recap. Additionally, sales for our annual Membership Directory & Resource Guide are beginning. Companies rely on the directory throughout the year to find the quality products and services they need. If you are interested in participating, click here to learn more or contact Will Worley, Publication Director at 352-333-3495 or wworley@naylor.com. We appreciate your support of TEXO and the industry! 
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, August 3, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm

TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Topic: Non-Traditional Falls

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, August 4, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Topic: All Terrain Equipment

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, November 3
7:00am - 5:00pm
Grapevine Convention Center
TEXO Members, Complimentary | Non-Members $50

Join us for the 2nd Annual Construction Safety Professional Development Conference at the Grapevine Convention Center! Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the industry. Join industry peers for a full day of informative sessions and networking that prepares your employees for the challenges they will face on the jobsite in 2016 and beyond!
Wednesday, July 27 
8:00am - 5:00pm 
TEXO Dallas Conference Center 
This class will be taught in Spanish ONLY
 TEXO is hosting AGC of America to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry. 
What Will I Learn? 
  • Common Highway Work Zone Injuries
  • OSHA Standards for Highway Work Zones
  • Highway Work Zone Safety and Industry Best Practices
  • Highway Work Zone Set Up
  • Heavy Equipment and Crane Management
Learn more and register here!
August 10, 11, 17, 18, 2016
7:00am - 3:40pm 
TEXO Fort Worth Office 
$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. This course will be taught in Spanish. 

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, August 5
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: Water (English) / Agua (Spanish)
Trainings & Forums
Unit Dates:
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!
Monday, August 8
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Fort Worth Office
$65 - TEXO Members
$185 - Non-Members

 Register Here

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 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!

September 16 - Exam

December 9 - Exam

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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