TEXO Onsite Newsletter
June 20, 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

June 29, 2017
Coyote Ridge Golf Club
$100 per person | $400 per team | $25 Lunch Only

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. Join us as we honor Raymond's legacy and raise fund for this scholarship program.

6:30am Registration
8:00am Shotgun Start
12:30pm Lunch

Register and Sponsor Today!

TEXO and AIA Dallas proudly present the third annual Bark + Build Doghouse Design/Build Competition! The competition serves to foster relationships between architecture and contractor firms, raise awareness and support for SPCA of Texas' mission, and exhibit to the public the high-quality design and construction talent of the participating professional teams. Join us for the Kickoff Party at SPCA to learn more about the competition! 

Register for the Kickoff Party here!
Check out the website to learn more!
Become a Sponsor!
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

Tuesday, June 20
6:00pm - 9:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
*Cash Buy-In

Rogers-O'Brien Construction is hosting a Poker Night benefitting the National Kidney Foundation. All proceeds will go towards raising awareness for the research and prevention of Kidney Disease. We hope to see you there!

6:00pm Pizza & Light Bites
6:30pm First Card Dealt
8:30pm Raffle Prizes

Register Now


Tuesday, June 20
11:30am - 1:00pm
Clampitt Creative Center

During this dynamic session, you’ll learn how your prospect’s brain scientifically makes a buying decision and how to craft brain friendly messages, making your offer easier to understand, easier to digest, leading to faster and more efficient decisions - in your favor!

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Friday, August 11
8:00am - 2:00pm
Elm Fork Shooting Sports

Join SpawGlass for a clay shoot benefitting Cook Children's Hospital! The funds raised will help to support research and deliver advanced diagnosis and care for children from before birth all the way into young adulthood. Registration includes 100 clays over 12 stations, complimentary golf carts, eye and ear protection, and lunch. 

To learn more and register, click here.


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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!

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, July 10
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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Monday, August 14
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
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$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.

June 14, 15, 21, 22
7:00am - 3:30pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
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June 26, 27, 28, 29 
7:00am - 3:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

July 12, 13, 19, 20
7:00am - 3:30pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
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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.
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.

Wednesday, August 2
8:00am - 5:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Complimentary - TEXO Members Only

The construction Focus Four hazards continue to account for the greatest number of preventable fatalities and serious injuries in the construction industry. AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry. Recommended attendees are company officers, managers, project managers, supervisors, foremen. 

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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: Heat Related Illnesses

Below is OSHA's webpage on heat-related illnesses and a link to the smartphone application. This allows for easy calculation of the heat index along with corresponding considerations for protection and treating exposure. Both are available in Spanish by clicking on the "Spanish" link in the upper right hand corner of the page. 

Toolbox Topic: Click Here
Smartphone App Download: Click Here

Trainings & Forums

Thursday, June 29
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$25 TEXO Member Discount

Contractors and subcontractors rely on insurance to manage risk and guard their futures.  This session will offer insight into the approach and provide some advice for navigating through the challenges of OCIPs/CCIPs.

David DeLaRue, Senior Vice President, Willis Towers Watson
Texas Construction Practice Leader

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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 Unit 1
Tuesday, August 8
TEXO Fort Worth Office
Register Here

BIM Unit 2
Tuesday, September 12
TEXO Fort Worth Office
Register Here

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

Unit 7
Wednesday, June 21
8:00am - 4:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$250 Members | $350 Non Members
Register Here

Unit 1
Monday, August 7
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$250 Members | $350 Non Members
Register Here


Mondays, September 11, September 18, September 25, October 2, October 9
12:30pm - 4:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$975 TEXO Members Only

This course is designed to create leaders who are great communicators and are good with customers because they can think on their feet, gain rapport, and build long-term relationships. 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.

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Thursdays, September 21, October 12, November 9
7:30am - 3:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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. 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. 

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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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Dallas, TX 75229




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