TEXO Onsite Newsletter
January 3, 2017 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P. C
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  LLC
Upcoming Events
Thursday, January 12
4:00 - 7:00pm
3015 at Trinity Groves
AIA & TEXO Members- $35
Non-Members- $75

Following a Preview of Current/Future Markets Trends by leading Economist Anirban Basu, a vigorously-moderated Panel of Developers will share perspectives on current Hot Products/Markets --- and best opportunities in the near term.

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The 2017 TEXO Distinguished Building Awards are officially open!  Submit your best projects completed in 2016 for the one of our region's most prestigious awards.  Application instructions and guidelines may be found here:

Project Entry Requirements
Online Submission System

Due Date for submissions is Friday, January 27 at 5:00pm.

The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991 to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record.  NASA compares an AGC member’s safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type.  Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for contractor members who have excellent safety records to compete for nationally recognized awards.

For more information and to participate, click here. All entries must be received by TEXO no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Join us for a fun night of networking and Top Golf on Thursday, February 9! 

TopGolf – The Colony (3760 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, TX 75056)
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Registration and Sponsorships are available now. Click Here!


February 20 - 21
Austin, TX

Join fellow members of Associated Builders and Contractors from around the State as we meet with our elected officials to discuss issues important to the construction industry and Free Enterprise on Tuesday, February 21st. Also, make plans to attend the February 20th Welcome Reception and PAC Dinner the evening before our visits. Special room rates are available. 

Please click here for more information.

Monday, February 20- ASC Region IV Student Competition, Crowne Plaza Galleria
Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22- TEXO/ASA Bass Tournament, Lake Fork Marina
Monday, May 8- TEXO Golf Open, Trophy Club Country Club
Saturday, June 3- TEXO Softball Tournament, Hurst Athletic Complex
Thursday, September 14- TEXO Foundation Clay Bird Shoot Out, Dallas Gun Club
Saturday, October 21- TEXO YCC Tailgate, Silver Lake Marina

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News

January 17, 2017
11:30am - 1:30pm

SMPS Event

What does 2017 and beyond look like for the AEC industry in North Texas? Find Out! Please join us on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 for lunch and an in-depth look with key chamber leaders and industry forecasters offering extensive insight and foreknowledge into the growth and potential challenges facing our region. They will discuss economic trends, growth areas, new business relocations, and potential challenges in policy, materials, and labor that may impact growth.

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January 24, 2017 
11:30am - 1:30pm
Clampitt Creative Center

SMPS Event

Marketing your firm's professional services effectively is directly correlated to how well your firm differentiates itself - but how are the top firms accomplishing this? What are they doing that your firm isn’t? A panel of owners, representing four distinct market sectors, will share stories to help us understand how the best performing professional services companies have set themselves apart from the competition. 

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The 2017 TEXO media planner is now available to download. You have the opportunity to target 4 out of 5 contractors in North and East Texas by including TEXO into your 2017 marketing budget.
Members have approximately $9 billion in annual buying power and are constantly seeking new products and services. Recipients of TEXO communications include top general contractors, specialty contractors, developers, architects, engineers, service providers and suppliers. Additional readers include members of AGC, ABC, AIA and BOMA! Now is the perfect opportunity to ensure you gain maximum exposure next year in an industry that continues to thrive.
For more information about creating your marketing campaign, click here to download the media planner or contact Will Worley, Publication Director: 352-333-3495 or wworley@naylor.com.  We thank you for your continued support in 2017!
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.
Safety Superintendent Forum - January 4
Latino Safety Superintendent Forum - January 5

TEXO Dallas Conference Center
11:30am - 1:00pm

Topic: Drones, Your Construction Eye in the Sky
Latino Forum: TBD

To register for the Safety Forum, click here.
To register for the Latino Safety Forum, click here.

English: Monday, January 16
7:30am - 1:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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Spanish: Tuesday, January 17
7:30am - 1:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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$35 Members | $50 Non Members

This National Safety Council program is a comprehensive six hour course designed to give you the practical knowledge and techniques to avoid collisions and traffic violations. This highly interactive course helps drivers to choose safe, responsible and lawful driving behaviors through a self-assessment risk survey, a series of learning activities and discussions, and videos with real-life driver simulations and hazard recognition scenarios. After successful completion of the course, students receive a certificate that can be used at most insurance companies for a discount on vehicle insurance premiums.


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: Hearing Protection
For English, please click here.
For Spanish, please click here.

Trainings & Forums

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $250 | Non-Members $350

BIM Unit 1 Topic: BIM 101: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $250 | Non-Members $350

Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems is a half-day course that introduces you to the foundational concepts of Lean Construction.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
7:30am - 10:00am (Breakfast provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $50 | Non-Members $75
Suggested attendee: Anyone interested in planning for financial success.

Get on the right track to achieve your financial goals.
Understand the value of setting the foundation.
Understand how you can apply the goals to your personal financial situation.
Introduce, Educate, Illustrate.
One step closer to personal financial security.

Presenter: Kirk Quaschnick, President and Founder of Mogul Wealth Strategies, LLC.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Members $250 | Non-Members $350

BIM Unit 2 Topic: BIM Technology

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Thursdays, January 26, February 23, March 23, and April 13
9:00am - 4:00pm (Lunch provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
4-series package: $1,500 total (TEXO Contractor members only)
Suggested Attendee: 5+ years' experience

Peace in the Workplace is a 4-day workshop series that will transform the way you lead, and in turn, how those who report to you lead, creating a ripple effect of positive change throughout your organization, and ultimately the commercial construction industry.

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Wednesday and Thursday, February 1-2
8:30am - 4:30pm; 8:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$500 - TEXO Members Only
Suggested Attendee: Any executive, manager, project manager, procurement officer, or superintendent who negotiates as a part of their work

The Adaptive Negotiation Skills Workshop is a lively, fun, and interactive program that studies negotiation theory and practice, game theory and negotiation ethics, and uses role-play simulations, case studies and high-energy, interactive lecture for maximum skill development. Participants will leave with a strong understanding of the different negotiation styles, having practiced employing each, and then having practiced the combination of the two. They will leave with greatly increased self-confidence as they approach their next real life negotiations.

Register Today!
Tuesday, February 2
1:00 - 4:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
TEXO Members Only- $150

**Limit 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 including:
  • Communicating Non-Verbally
  • Developing Content
  • Delivering Content
  • Interviewing the Client
  • Listening Effectively
  • Using Visual Aids
  • Giving a Formal Presentation
Presenter: Carolyn Ferguson, FSMPS, CPSM - Owner

Register Today!
On Center Software
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!

CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program on behalf of the members of the Texas Chapters of the AGC. They offer expert claim and loss prevention services, year-round training opportunities, on-site job inspections and other exclusive member benefits, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events.

Contact TEXO
11101 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75229




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