TEXO Onsite Newsletter
September 7, 2017 In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Industry News
Trainings & Forums
Member Discount Programs
Rental One
Lane Gorman Trubitt,  LLC
Upcoming Events
The Young Constructor's Council (YCC) application cycle is now open! TEXO’s Young Constructors Council (YCC) is a group of construction industry professionals in the DFW Metroplex under the age of 40 who come together to learn about the industry, develop leadership skills, network, build relationships and benefit from one another.

Please visit the website to learn more about the application timeline, requirements, and eligibility for member companies. 

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, October 2. 

Wednesday, September 13
9:00 - 10:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Free to members - Limited to 75 attendees

The AEC industry is fraught with communication issues from internal communication within firms to correspondence between multiple disciplines and project stakeholders. Join us at this panel discussion where we hear from industry communication experts on how to increase the way we can effectively engage one another that ultimately results in better projects, better work-life balance and higher profitability. Many thanks to McCarthy for sponsoring this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday, September 14
Dallas Gun Club
TEXO Members Only

Join us in supporting the TEXO Foundation at the Clay Bird Shootout! Team slots have been filled but there are volunteer and sponsor opportunities available. All proceeds benefit the TEXO Foundation that supports our chapter's relationships with local high schools, higher education community and Region V universities. The TEXO Foundation's operations support the successful workforce development and recruitment programs. 

7:00am Check In
9:00am Shooting Begins
1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Awards Presentation

Volunteer and sponsor now!

This is a day of giving for local nonprofits and we hope you'll join in spreading the word about the TEXO Foundation who is working to find, educate and train the future workforce for the construction industry in North Texas.

Mark your calendars for September 14 to donate on North Texas Giving Day! Click here to learn more.

Tuesday, October 3
8:00 - 9:30am
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

The 2017 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.  Please join us for an informal gathering to introduce you and your company.  This breakfast is open to anyone interested in TEXO.  We hope you will join us!

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Saturday & Sunday, October 21 -22
Silver Lake Marina, Lake Grapevine

Come and hang out with over 1,000 TEXO members and their families at this can't-miss event! The TEXO YCC Tailgate combines the Washer Tournament, Chili Cook-Off, and BBQ Cook-Off contributing to the TEXO Challenge Cup, sponsored by Acton Mobile. There will also be activities for the kids and a free BBQ & chili tasting open to the public. Anyone is welcome to attend! 

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Presented by the TEXO Women's Forum
Tuesday, October 24
7:30 - 9:30am: Breakfast/Networking & Presentation
Member Discount $25 | Non Members $55

This presentation will focus on major sectors impacting the North Texas construction industry and will include a panel of thought leaders to share insights in their areas of expertise. Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond, panelists will discuss emerging trends and the changing North Texas economic landscapes affecting Mission Critical, Data Centers, Healthcare, Transportation & Education. 

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Thursday, November 2
7:30am - 4:10pm
Omni Dallas Hotel Park West
Complimentary for TEXO Members

Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the industry. Join industry peers for a full day of informative information that prepares your employees for the challenges they will face on the job site in 2017 and beyond!

Click here to see the full agenda, register for the event, and sign up for sponsorships! 

Saturday, November 4- TEXO Softball Tournament, Hurst Athletic Complex
Thursday, December 7 - TEXO Holiday & Awards Gala, Gaylord Texan Hotel 

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News

Wednesday, September 13
10:00am - 3:00pm
Student Recreation Center - FM 1098, Prairie View, TX 77446

Prairie View A&M University is holding its Fall 2017 Career Fair for all majors as an opportunity to connect students with employers. Prior to the event, students will see the list of employers, and vice versa, so that they can pick their top employers and employers can mark potential hires. At the event, students and employers can meet face-to-face. 

Click here to learn more and register.


Construction Career Day has been organized to introduce select, local students who have shown interest in construction to the exciting opportunities in our industry. Teachers will hand-pick students who have earned their chance to attend the event.

The event will be held on October 25 at the DFW Training Center near DFW Airport. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please 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, September 11
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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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.

September 11, 12, 13, 14
7:00am - 3:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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October 11, 12, 18, 19
7:00am - 3:30pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

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.

Wednesday, September 20
8:00am - 5:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Complimentary to TEXO Members

Construction workers make up approximately 4 percent of the country’s work force, but account for nearly 20 percent of all job-related fatalities each year. More important than the total number of construction fatalities are the causes of these fatal accidents.  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.

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The ABC National Safety Excellence Award recognizes companies who exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary by the ABC National Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Committee.
Awards are based on data submitted via STEP applications, essay questions and video interviews with company Presidents/CEOs/Principals about their corporate safety culture. 
Award categories are based on a company's total work-hours per calendar year and placement within the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). 

The deadline to submit 2017 National Safety Excellence Award applications is 5 p.m. EST on Friday, September 15, 2017. Winners will be announced at the 28th annual Excellence In Construction Awards banquet Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Long Beach, California.

Learn More and Submit an Application Now

All applications must be received by TEXO no later than Monday, October 9.

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. This scholarship in his name will assist the construction industry in providing trained safety professionals for the construction industry. Ensuring the success of these individuals will be essential to improving workplace safety for not only our projects, but for projects worldwide.

Please note: Applicants must be working in the construction industry - in the safety or safety management field -or preparing to enter the safety or safety management field.

View application. 

Please email completed applications to texo@texoassociation.org or mail application to
ATTN: Raymond L. Critchfield Safety Scholarship
11101 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75229


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: Perimeter Safety & Leading Edge Barricade

Barricades are physical obstructions such as walls, drums, guardrails, screens, tapes, or cones intended to warn and
limit access, to a hazardous area. It can be portable or fixed, have from one to three rails with appropriate markings. Barricades control traffic by closing or restricting the right of way. Signs, signals or tags must be affixed to the barricades and flaggers are used when warning signs cannot control traffic. Follow these guidelines when setting up your perimeter barricade.

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Trainings & Forums
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 2
Tuesday, September 12
TEXO Fort Worth Office
Register Here

BIM Unit 3
Tuesday, October 10
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 3
Monday, September 11
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
$250 Members | $350 Non Members
Register Here

Unit 4
Monday, September 11
1:00pm - 4:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
$250 Members | $350 Non Members
Register Here


Wednesday, September 6
8:30am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$50 TEXO Member Discount | $100 Non Members

Attendees will learn how to identify who is protected by statutory liens and bonds, know when and how to file statutory notice to protect payment rights, understand remedies available on both private and public projects, find out how contractors and suppliers can protect their payment rights, and learn what Texas laws govern payment rights on construction projects. 

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Tuesday & Wednesday, September 26 - 27
8:30am - 4:30pm | 8:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Early Bird Price $375 TEXO Members Only
Suggested Attendee: 10+ years' experience

In this highly interactive, skills-based workshop, participants will learn a "conflict competent" approach to leadership and become proficient in the use of tools that promote constructive conflict engagement and build enduring systems of communication. In addition, leaders will acquire skills in how to work with high conflict personalities, transform competitive environments into more collaborative ones, and increase emotional intelligence competencies.


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
Peckar & Abramson
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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