While it’s more common for large construction companies to be using sophisticated technologies on their jobsites that smaller firms, a new study shows that more than half of contractors (both general and trade contractors) are using an “advanced construction technology.” Included in this category are drones, equipment tagging, wearables, RFID tagging (used to track inventory, equipment and tools), augmented or virtual reality, reality capture, automated equipment/robotics and 3D printing.
The 2019 TEXO Distinguished Building Awards are officially open! Submit your best projects completed in 2018 for the one of our region's most prestigious awards. Application instructions and guidelines may be found here: Click here to download the Project Entry Requirements
Submit online by clicking the link below or going to https://submit.texoassociation.org
and selecting TEXO Distinguished Building Awards — 2019 DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, Jan. 25.
The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991, offering AGC members the opportunity to evaluate their safety record and compare it with other AGC members according to member size and construction type. The NASA program also provides a great opportunity to recognize, at a national level, members who have excellent safety records.
Click the link below to download the submission form, and please contact Lois Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Monday, Feb. 11.
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.
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.
Unit 1: Variation in Product Systems is a half-day, instructor-led course that teaches the concept of variation. Following this course, you will be able to:
• Define the different types of variation
• Explain the concept of throughput
• Distinguish the concepts of throughput and work in progress
• Describe the role of variation in production operations
• List sources of variation in construction settings
• Explain variation mitigation techniques
• Contrast variation mitigation techniques
Unit 2: Pull in Production is a half-day, instructor-led course that explains the concept of pull as a means to reliable production workflow. Following this course, you will be able to:
• Distinguish push systems from pull systems
• Describe the impact of pull on production systems
• Explain pull strategies in construction operations.
• Compare batch-and-queue and continuous-flow production systems
Join us Thursday, Jan. 24 as we welcome Anirbau Basu of Sage Policy Group, Inc. to present an economic overview for 2019, along with five industry professionals for a panel discussion. The event will be followed by a cocktail hour.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 24
Time: 4 - 7 p.m. | Registration Starts at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Rosine Hall at the Dallas Arboretum | 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX 75218
Most injuries in the workplace happen because safe work practices are not being followed. Inadequate training, carelessness, inattention, not implementing required safeguards and not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment are the primary causes of on-the-job accidents. When it comes to protecting yourself against falling, “Actions speak louder than words!” When employers and workers recognize and correct hazards, accidents are prevented, illnesses and injuries are avoided, and lives saved.