TEXO Onsite Newsletter
February 7, 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 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.

Morning Session:  April 6, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Afternoon Session:  April 6, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

This course provides a comprehensive overview on the serious threats posed by people assaulting within a corporate office or public environment.  You will learn how to safely and effectively respond to threats maximizing personal safety.  Additionally, the course will cover active shooter response protocol: how to run, hide and fight, do's and dont's as well as personal survival, situation awareness and response to an active shooter.  The final portion of the seminar will address emergency medical care for bleeding gunshot wounds.

Seminar Instructors:  Street Safe Defense Texas
Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V - President/CEO of Street Safe Defense Texas
Larry "Gunny" Nichols - Chief Firearms and Personal Safety Instructor 
Rudy Blasich - Certified Firefighter/Paramedic 

Register for the morning session by clicking here
Register for the afternoon session by clicking here.

To download more information about the course please click here.

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

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Readers and visitors include general contractors, specialty contractors, developers, architects, engineers, service providers and suppliers who spend more than $9 billion annually on products and services. For more information, click here or contact Myranda Lucero at Myranda.lucero@naylor.com or 352-333-6030 today!


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

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. 


March 2, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
University of Texas at Arlington

Presenters will share real-world case studies and examples of how fall protection and the fall prevention initiatives, innovations and trainings increase safety performance and efficiency while reducing expenses, preventing injuries, and saving lives. There will be presentations by OSHA, ALI, and TEXO.

Please click here for more information on the web, or click here to download the PDF.

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

Thursdays, 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

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!


Tuesday, March 7
8:30am - 4:30pm (Lunch provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Early Bird $350 | Regular $500

One of the biggest challenges for businesses today is integrating the Millennials or Gen Y twenty-somethings into a Baby Boomer culture. They are the newest generation to enter the labor market, arriving with their distinct ideas about what they expect from their jobs. They are our future leaders and our next generation of revenue-generators. So who are the Millennials and how do we manage their expectations while maintaining high performing organizations? Answer these questions and more at the Managing Millennials Workshop!

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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