TEXO Onsite Newsletter
August 16, 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, August 25
5:30 - 7:30pm 
Painting With a Twist, Las Colinas (825 W Royal Ln, #220, Irving, TX 75039)
TEXO Members Only- $25 

Enjoy step-by-step instruction with experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore! No artistic experience is required, and everyone will get to take home their own completed masterpiece. All painting materials and artist instructions are supplied- all that is missing is you! Register today!
Tuesday, September 13
8:00 - 9:30am 
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

The 2016 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  Please join us for an informal gathering to introduce you and your company.  This breakfast is open to anyone interested in TEXO.  We hope you will join us!
Thursday, September 15 - Friday, September 16
Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Friday, 8:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$350 TEXO Members Only  
Suggested Attendee: 10+ years' experience

**Workshop Limited to 30 Attendees**
Speaker: Dr. Betty Gilmore
It is commonly said, "It is not what you say, it is how you say it". This workshop will integrate material from the Harvard Program on Negotiation with proven techniques, to better equip participants with the skills needed to develop communication competence in conflict situations. Through this highly experiential workshop, participants will learn how to excel in managing emotion effectively, overcome difficult tactics and temper own responses during difficult conversations.
Wednesdays, September 28, October 19 and November 16
7:00am - 3:00pm (Breakfast and Lunch provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
3-series package: $1,250 total (TEXO Contractor members only)
Suggested Attendee: 10+ years' experience

**Workshop Limited to 30 Attendees**
Taught by Peter A. DeLisle, PhD, the program addresses subjects focused on successful leadership in a complex enterprise including: problem-solving, communication, conflict management, decision-making, influencing in complex environments; sustaining effective teams and professional  ethics for senior members of firms seeking enhancement of their leadership capabilities. It is ideal for experienced construction leaders making transitions to increased responsibility. The successful participant will develop a personal leadership development plan to directly address individual and group needs and substantially impact their organization through their enhanced skills and abilities.  
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's Day 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!
Thursday, September 15- TEXO Technology Committee Presents: Bluebeam Tips & Tricks Seminar, TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Thursday, September 22- TEXO Foundation Clay Bird Shootout, Dallas Gun Club
Saturday, October 15- TEXO YCC Tailgate, Silver Lake Marina, Lake Grapevine
Friday, November 5- Boot Camp for Construction Leaders, TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Friday, December 2- TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala, Gaylord Texan

Thursday, January 12- 2017 AIA/TEXO Economic Update, TBD
Monday, February 20- ASC Region IV Student Competition, Crowne Plaza Galleria
Monday, May 8- TEXO Golf Open, Trophy Club Country Club
Saturday, June 3- TEXO Softball Tournament, Hurst Athletic Complex
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News
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! 
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! 
Thursday, September 8
6:00 - 10:00pm
Community Beer Company, (1530 Inspiration Drive #200, Dallas, TX 75207)
Cost: 1 Ticket - $60, 2 Tickets - $100
Hard Hat 4 Hearts is a fundraising effort benefiting the American Heart Association. Come out and meet other professionals in the design and construction industry over a beer! Admission includes: Dallas brewed Community Beer and Food from Jack's Chow Hound - one of Dallas' renowned American food trucks. Included in general admission is food, Community beer, and admission to the event. You can either buy one or buy two at a discounted price! Sponsorships and Raffle tickets are available, Click here for more information and to register!
The Annual DFW CFMA Fall Scholarship Applications are now available! Application are due October 1, 2016. Awards will include $1000 Academic Scholarships for active students plus the $500 Certificates of Award for candidates who have completed the CCIFP or CPA exam.  These awards offer a great opportunity to encourage area students to participate in the construction industry or to recognize the professional development of current employees and future leaders.  For more information click here!
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!
Wednesday, October 26 
This Construction Career Day at the DFW Education Center has been organized to introduce select, local students who have shown interest in construction to the exciting opportunities in our industry. Teachers will hand-pick students who have earned their chance to attend the event. By participating in the Career Day event, companies will be able to access potential new hires, tell students the real story of working in the industry and impact their career paths and futures.
Contact Lori Purviance to Volunteer or to Sponsor! Email or call: 817-247-5719
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, September 7, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm

TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Topic: Silica

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, September 8, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Topic: Struck by Hazards

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 the last Friday of the month 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.

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: Back to School Safety Tips (English) / Back to School Safety Tips (Spanish)
Raymond L. Critchfield was a dedicated safety professional who impacted the construction industry through his passion, love of people, family, and friends.  One of his greatest attributes was his ability to train people to recognize hazards and create a safer workplace.  The Raymond L. Critchfield Scholarship Program provides scholarships to individuals pursuing or continuing a course of study in the construction health and safety profession.  This program recognizes individuals for their high level of academic achievement, contribution to the profession, and intent to pursue construction careers in the discipline of construction health & safety. 
This scholarship will assist the construction industry in providing trained safety professionals for the construction industry. Ensuring the success of these individuals will be essential to improving workplace safety for not only our projects, but for projects worldwide. 
All applications must be received by TEXO no later than October 15, 2016. Click here to download the application!
Trainings & Forums
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!
Unit Date:
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.

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 4 - Register Here!
Monday, September 12
8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center

$65 - TEXO Members
$185 - Non-Members

First Aid/CPR classes are taught using methods which meet or exceed the requirements by OSHA. Class is taught as an individual class and students who successfully complete the course will be issued a wallet card and certificate of completion.

 Register Here


Wednesday, September 14
11:30am - 1:00pm

TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Building Erection Stability – The Next Level of Construction Safety, Presented by Walter P. Moore

There has been substantial focus on safety within the construction industry, with positive results, but usually with a focus on employee safety related to personal protective equipment, e.g., safety glasses, hard hats, proper shoes, gloves, safety harnesses, etc. This session will focus on the stability of structures during erection which some consider to be the next level of construction safety. Contractors should have the same emphasis on erection stability as there is on personal protective equipment. Examples will be shown of how simple missteps during erection caused major structural failures resulting in serious injury and loss of life.

Ray Messer, P.E., DBIA
Matthew Pavelchak, P.E.
Thursday, September 29
11:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

An Introduction to Vibration Considerations, Investigations, and Solutions, Presented by Walter P. Moore
Register Here!

Vibration concerns can be difficult for facility owners and operators to understand, plan for, and mitigate. One of the primary difficulties in understanding vibrations is that they are often fleeting and impossible to quantify without sophisticated testing equipment. This educational seminar will focus on providing an introduction to common types of vibration problems and steps that can be taken to appropriately plan for acceptable vibration level-of-service as well as tools for mitigating vibration concerns.

Matthew Pavelchak, P.E.

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

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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