TEXO Onsite Newsletter
Industry NewsIndustry News
  
Starting in January, the City of Fort Worth will be offering an expedited plan review service for building permit review. This service will allow developers and others seeking a building permit to schedule a meeting with a plan review team and its design professionals within two weeks of submitting a complete set of plans, address any issues identified on the spot and potentially issue a building permit in one sitting.
  
The Department of Transportation has determined that the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ $136.4 billion, 20-year transportation plan meets federal air quality requirements, a decision that allows the council to move forward with future projects as well as continue those already underway. The North Central Texas region is expected to grow in population by 51 percent between 2018 and 2045 and experience a 47 percent increase in employment during the same period. The Mobility 2045 plan is expected to help support economic growth in the region.
  
Associated Builders and Contractors Chief Economist Anirban Basu forecasts another strong year for construction sector performance, yet warns about inflationary pressures, according to a 2019 economic outlook published in Construction Executive magazine. Job growth, high backlog and healthy infrastructure investment all spell good news for the industry. However, historically low unemployment has created a construction workforce shortage of an estimated 500,000 positions, which is leading to increased compensation costs.
   
Rental One
      
Harrison Steck, P.C.
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Baker Triangle
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Crushing accidents may involve: victims caught in or compressed by equipment or objects; victims caught in running equipment or machinery; or victims caught in or crushed by collapsing materials.
 
The procedures to reduce these types of accidents covered in this month's Toolbox Topic include:
  • Lockout/blockout/tagout procedures
  • Trenching and excavating
  • General requirements for storage
  
OSHA 30-hour construction safety course is intended for supervisors or 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.
  
Join us this Thursday at Midnight Rambler at the Joule Hotel for premier networking and industry relationship building! Pre-register until 2 p.m. the day of the event to save $20 off the walk-in price. Thank you to our title sponsor, PlanGrid, and our cocktail sponsor, Cummings Electrical!
 
When: Thursday, Dec. 13 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Midnight Rambler | 1530 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs

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. Contact Billy Backus today.

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. Recieve a quote by calling 1-800-210-5290.

Sam Pack's Chevrolet and Ford offers service discounts to TEXO members as well as additional offers. Check these TEXO specific offers out by clicking here.

   
Peckar & Abramson