TEXO Onsite Newsletter
September 26, 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 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. 

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! Sponsored by Burleson Electric, 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! 


Thursday, December 7
Cocktail Hour at 6:00pm | Dinner at 7:00pm
Gaylord Texan Convention Center

Join TEXO on December 7th to celebrate 2017, recognize company and individual award winners and crown the 2017 TEXO Challenge Cup champion, presented by Acton Mobile. The program will feature companies and individuals who have illustrated exceptional qualities during the building process. Many of these award winners will also be recognized for their achievements on the state and national level. After the program, join us for more networking and entertainment at the Post-Event Networking Lounge.

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Saturday, November 4- TEXO Softball Tournament, Hurst Athletic Complex

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Baker Triangle
Industry News

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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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.
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.

The deadline has been EXTENDED to submit 2017 National Safety Excellence Award applications. All applications are due by Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Winners will be announced at the 28th annual Excellence In Construction Awards banquet Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Long Beach, California.

Wednesday, October 4
11:30am - 1:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center

Forums play an integral role in bringing TEXO members together to discuss common issues, learn new solutions, explore new opportunities, share best practices, networking and relationship building.

Safety Superintendent Forum Topic: OSHA Silica Dust Regulation. Register Now.
Latino Safety Superintendent Forum Topic: Safety Construction Engagement. Register Now.


Friday, October 20
Spanish: 7:30 - 9:30am
English: 10:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Member Discount $75 | Non Members $100

In this course, you will understand why proper flagger operations are important, learn the standard skillset of a good flagger, identify proper flagging signals and procedures, and learn specific practices for various situations. 

Register for the Spanish class.
Register for the English class.


Monday, October 9
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
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Monday, November 13
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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Tuesday, November 14 - Spanish
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.

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

November 8, 9, 15, 16 
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.

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.

English: Download Now
Spanish: Download Now


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 Exam
Friday, November 17
Register Here

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

Unit 5
Monday, October 9
8:00am - 5:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
Register Here

Lean Exam
Friday, October 20
8:00am  - 12:00pm
Register Here

Unit 6
Monday, November 6
8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Fort Worth Office
Register Here


Thursday & Friday, October 26 - 27
8:00am - 5:00pm; 8:00am - 12:00pm
TEXO Dallas Conference Center
$450 Member Discount | $650 Non Members

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. After experiencing the practical tools we share during this highly energetic program, seasoned business people will acknowledge having used tools like these, but never having completely understood the strategy behind them, and they will negotiate very differently going forward, crafting transactions in more creative, more responsive and more adaptive ways. 

Register Now

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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