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We are in an era of disruptive politics, and we can take nothing for granted this year. TEXO is encouraging its members and their employees to VOTE on November 6, 2018. (Early voting starts Monday October 22, 2018 and ends Friday, November 2, 2018.) By exercising your right to VOTE, you as a TEXO member are not only VOTING for a candidate but more importantly you are VOTING for jobs & opportunity!

TEXO, working in conjunction with our state and national Associated General Contractors and Associated Builders and Contractors associations, supports this list of candidates in the 2018 General Election.

Please VOTE November 6, 2018 in order to maintain our ability to continue to “Build Texas Proud”!

To find out who represents you, click here!


The San Antonio City Council approved a deal with the Texas General Land Office that could see up to $450 million invested into redeveloping the plaza around the Alamo, which is the site of the historic Battle of the Alamo and a symbol of the Texas Revolution. According to the city council staff, Texas has allocated $106 million for the project, with San Antonio set to contribute $38 million and the Alamo Endowment more than $200 million. Construction will reportedly be complete by 2024.


Check out the latest episode of AGC''s ConstructorCast for an in-depth look at how the opioid crisis is impacting the construction industry and what firms can do to help protect their employees. They speak with four experts from across the country about prevention, treatment, and the importance of communication when it comes to tackling this increasingly threatening problem.

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During a serious injury situation, the first aid kit becomes the most important toolbox on the jobsite. Even if you have had the finest first aid skills training available, these talents are mostly negated by the lack of emergency medical supplies when most needed. In the event of an emergency medical situation caused by a serious injury accident, proper and prompt treatment can greatly reduce the severity of the injury and possibly prevent the death of a co-worker.


Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-Construction is a half-day, instructor-led course that explains the concepts of value-based management, lean in the design process and relational contracting. The course is divided into three sessions and teaches participants to:  

- Distinguish between the varying definitions for design.
- Define value and commonly used methods to maximize it.
- Discuss waste and commonly used methods to minimize it.
- Differentiate between traditional project methods and lean design.
- Explain the various lean tools used in design and how to deploy them.


Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools is a seven hour, instructor-led course that describes the Lean Problem Solving Process and illustrates how to use tools to solve problems in a lean manner. The course is divided into three sessions and teaches participants to:

- Define the difference between traditional and lean problem solving.
- Describe how to create a team environment to solve problems.
- Explain how to create trust to avoid problems.
- Describe Observation Walks.
- Identify root causes of problems.

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 2018 and beyond!

• Special Guest Speakers
• Exhibitor Showcase
• Raymond L. Critchfield Scholarship 
• Construction Safety Awards 
• Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!
• Showcase Giveaways
• And More


Join us for a night of shopping and networking with other TEXO members! Kendra Scott will be bringing an array of their curated collection of jewels to our event. Enjoy 15% off your purchase if you bring a bag of gently used professional clothing to be donated to the Dress for Success Program here in Dallas.

When: Thursday, November 8 | 5:30-7:30PM

Where: TEXO Dallas Conference Center 


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.


The prevalence of cybersecurity breaches is astounding and growing by the minute. Due to the number of mobile users, jobsite distractions, and number of applications used, the construction industry is a prime target for hackers. For this reason, the TEXO Board of Directors has brought in Pegasus Technology Solutions for an informative session discussing the top attack vectors that hackers use to infiltrate your company, how to prevent attacks, and remediation tactics on what to do if it happens to you. 

Info Session #1:
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:30am
Where: TEXO Fort Worth Office | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Register Now - Fort Worth

Info Session #2:
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:30am
Where: TEXO Dallas Office | 11101 North Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX  75229

Register Now - Dallas



The AIA/TEXO committee would like to invite you to the next industry roundtable discussion that will be focused on "Beginning the Lean Journey." This program was established by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and is intended to increase stakeholder satisfaction and project delivery value. Please join us for an interactive discussion with industry leaders to learn about methods that develop and manage a project through relationships, shared knowledge, and common goals. These proven methods have led to significant improvements in schedule and budget.

Register now - Only 75 spots available. Lunch will be provided. 

The TEXO YCC Tailgate is combining our final Challenge Cup events, which are the Washer Tournament, Chili Cook-Off, and BBQ Cook-Off. Come and hang out with over 1,000 TEXO members and their families at this can''''t-miss event! We will feature the KidsBuild area and heated competition at the largest TEXO event of the year! 

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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.

Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service. 

Peckar & Abramson