TEXO Onsite Newsletter
January 17, 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
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!


Monday, February 20
8:00am - 8:00pm
Crowne Plaza Dallas (14315 Midway Rd, Addison TX)

An excellent opportunity is knocking on your door next month when over 250 of the best and brightest student talent converge to compete in the 2017 ASC/TEXO Student Competition. Teams will vie for bragging rights in the four divisions, Commercial Building, Design/Build, International Design/Build and Heavy Civil.

Purchase Tickets and Networking Lounge Booths 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
Join Applied Software, GeoShack and Southwire as they present BIM Simplified: A Texas Roadshow. You’ll hear how their clients are cohesively using their hardware and software to harness the power to go further in construction. You’ll also see live software and equipment demonstrations from the experts. Demos will be setup on a rotation, so choose the most relevant topics for your business like Robotic Total Station, Electrical, Fabrication, Estimation, Coordination and Collaboration.

Thursday, January 19
8:00am - 2:00pm
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers - 
6050 Azle Avenue, Lake Worth, TX 76135

Learn More and Register Here


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. 

Register Now!

This is your final opportunity to target 4 out of 5 contractors in North and East Texas who have an estimated annual buying power of $9 billion by including your message in the Spring issue of TEXO magazine.
Recipients of TEXO magazine include top general contractors, specialty contractors, developers, architects, engineers, service providers and suppliers as well as members of AGC, ABC, AIA and BOMA! The digital edition receives, on average, around 7,800 page views per issue and nearly 500 clicks on links. It is emailed to readers each issue and also archived on TEXO’s website to maximize your exposure.
For more information, click here to download the media planner or contact Will Worley, Publication Director: 352-333-3495 or wworley@naylor.com

February 17 - 19
FKP Houston Office - 3737 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 1200, Houston, TX 77098
Deadline for application: Monday, January 23

Built environments face an exciting future as physical and digital technologies continue to develop. From augmented reality to robotic assistance, these technologies offer vast possibilities to reboot our traditional perceptions of design. How will the responsive and interactive technologies dynamically engage physical space? We are looking for talented individuals who are willing to look beyond the established definitions of reality and push the boundaries of the unknown! The hackathon is completely open to anyone who would like to participate, including professionals, students, ambitious homebodies, etc.

Click Here to learn more and participate!


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.

Monday, February 13
Tuesday, February 14

8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Training Room
$65 Members | $100 Non Members

This is an instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid for sudden illnesses, injuries and protection from blood-borne pathogens; choking relief and sudden cardiac arrest for adults.  This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card in CPR and AED use to meet job, regulatory, or other requirements.

To register for the English class, click here. 
To register for the Spanish class, click 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: Respiratory Protection
For English & Spanish, please click here.

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

BIM Unit 2 Topic: BIM Technology

Register Now
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!

Thursdays, February 9, March 9, April 6, May 11
7:30am - 2:30pm (Breakfast & Lunch Provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center 
4 Series Package: $1,250 (TEXO Contractor Members Only)
Suggested Attendee: 10+ years' experience

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. It has been designed in the spirit of practicality and utility, and places great emphasis on the immediate applicability of the knowledge to the participant’s work effort.

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!
Monday's - February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13
12:30pm - 4:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$975 per person | $925 for 3 or more registrants

Since 1997, 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.

Register Now!

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 Chris Romanelli 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 Dwayne Phaure 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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