TEXO Onsite Newsletter
May 2, 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

Tuesday, May 2nd
5:00 – 7:00pm
Reata Restaurant, Fort Worth
$25 TEXO Members Only, includes complimentary Valet

The TEXO IMPACT Networking Series are member-to-member networking events, meant to exhibit the IMPACT we have when we all get together. Join us for our next IMPACT Networking Series where our Contractor and Industry members can come together to network and enjoy a fun evening at the Reata Restaurant in the Sundance Square in Fort Worth.

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Wednesday, May 3rd
9:00am - 4:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Your gift matters. Help us contribute and join TEXO for a blood drive! Visit www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code TEXO or click here to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you there!


Thursday, May 4
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
AIA & TEXO Member Discount - $95 | Non-Members - $150

Join TEXO along with a wide variety of firms that will be discussing their research, development, collaboration, and implementation of integrated building technologies in a series of short lectures and product introductions.



Monday, May 8
Trophy Club Country Club
$650/foursome; $325/twosome

Join us for the second Challenge Cup event of the year, sponsored by Acton Mobile! Our title sponsor for the event is Walker Engineering. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

7:00am - Morning Round Registration / Breakfast
8:30am - Morning Round- Shotgun Start
1:00pm - Morning Round Completion, Lunch & Awards, Afternoon Round Registration
2:00pm - Afternoon Round- Shotgun Start<
6:30pm - Afternoon Round Completion, Dinner & Awards

Registration is still available! Sign up today!

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
Thursday, December 7 - TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala, Gaylord Texan Hotel 

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!


May 20, 2017
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Johnston Products: 604 Jealouse Way, Cedar Hill, 75104

Join ASA for an afternoon of fun during the annual Poker Run! All proceeds benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children as well as Happy Hill Farm Academy. There will be rodeo games, live auction, car & bike shows, and live entertainment. To register, visit the ASA website by clicking here.

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.

May 8 - 12, 2017
Location: All Job Sites

TEXO members have set a precedent by participating in a Safety Stand Down, where all work is temporarily stopped on job sites across North and East Texas to show that safety awareness and education is important. We ask you to participate in a National Fall Prevention Safety Stand Down the week of May 8-12, 2017.  Use this opportunity to have an open discussion with your workers about falls and how to prevent them.

TEXO has developed resources you can use for your stand down, including other topics that could be more relevant to your job site. Please click here to access the resources as well as the participant report in order to lead a successful stand down event. 


Monday, June 12
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
$65 Member Discount | $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.

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June 14, 15, 21, 22
7:00am - 3:30pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
Member Discount $250 | Non Members $350
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. 

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Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Starting a safety program can be a daunting task. That’s why each year, ABC offers its STEP (Safety Training Evaluation Process) program. STEP is a proven and valuable resource designed specifically to support ABC members in the development and continued improvement of safety and training efforts, with a collective goal of ensuring continued worker well-being and health.

To learn more, click here. To apply, 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 month a new topic will be introduced for your use. Each topic is designed to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and OSHA regulations.

This month's topic: National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls In Construction

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 350 of the 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. The National Fall Prevention Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

Muertes causadas por las caídas al vacío siguen siendo la principal causa de muerte entre los empleados de la construcción, lo que representa 350 de las 937 muertes en la construcción registrados en 2015 (datos de la BLS). Esas muertes eran evitables . Los aumentos Nacionales prevención de caídas Stand-abajo caen conciencia de los peligros en todo el país, en un esfuerzo para detener la caída muertes y lesiones.

Poster for your job site: 

Trainings & Forums

Tuesday, May 16
8:30am - 4:30pm (Lunch Provided)
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Early Bird $300 | Regular $450

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? Explore this question and more with speaker Scott Robley.

Register Here

Prepare for the credential by attending the four BIM Education Program courses. Successful CM-BIM candidates demonstrate they have achieved the learning outcomes in the training by passing the CM-BIM exam and will have the ability to carry the designation behind their name.

BIM Exam
Friday, May 19
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Register Here


SOLD OUT: A TEXO Women's Forum Event Exclusively for Women

Thursday, May 11
7:30am - 10:30am
TDIndustries Dallas Office: 13850 Diplomat Dr, Dallas, TX 75234
Complimentary to TEXO Members - Limited to first 75 attendees

Many thanks to our sponsors! TDIndustries is our Venue and Speaker Sponsor. McCarthy and Slates Harwell are our breakfast sponsors.

Keep an eye out for our next Women's Forum Event! 

Lean Construction challenges all project stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. 

Unit 5
Wednesday, May 3
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$250 Members | $350 Non Members
Register Here


Thursday, May 25
1:00pm - 3:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Complimentary for TEXO Members

This class is presented by McCarthy Building Companies. The class will cover formatting drawings, electronic plan rooms (Bluebeam Studio) and formatting tools, to get the most out of reviewing construction documents during the pre-construction process. 

*Please bring a laptop*

Register Here!

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.

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11101 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75229




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