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The 2019 STEP app is LIVE and ready for you to apply. Click below to apply, or click here to view instructions. For any questions, contact Lois Hamilton at lois@texoassociation.org.
Please note there are important updates for this year:
  • There are four new key components. Please familiarize yourself with the last four key components.
  • First STEP is a new, no-charge initiative similar to STEP but used for members who may not want to apply to STEP. Members will still complete the application and submit. Learn more here: https://www.abc.org/First-STEP
  • The deadline to submit your application is July 24. Companies will be recognized during TEXO’s Construction Safety Professionals Day on Nov. 7.
The American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation has released the results of a three-year study on worker fatigue that indicates that wearable technology could play a role in both better defining the problem of overtired workers and increasing safety on the job. The combination of wearable sensors such as smart clips on belts and hardhats, big data analysis and safety engineering could measure and model fatigue to determine how it impacts worker safety.
Trades training is an attractive alternative to student loans for frugal Gen Zers, who seek financial success and entrepreneurial opportunities at a young age. To better attract the next up-and-comers, a number of organizations are turning their focus to a newly defined group of young people: Generation Z. While the research is early-stage, it looks like the financially prudent, entrepreneurial and hands-on aspects of construction will appeal more to these individuals than their millennial predecessors.
Rental One
Harrison Steck, P.C.
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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 go to https://submit.texoassociation.org and select TEXO Distinguished Building Awards — 2019
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 lois@texoassociation.org with any questions.
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
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 next Thursday at Blue Mesa Grill in Fort Worth 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. Sponsorship opportunities are still available - contact Emily Baker at emily@texoassocation.org for more information. 
When: Thursday, Jan. 31 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Blue Mesa Grill | 612 Carroll St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Jump start your morning at B Cubed (Building Block Breakfast). In this hourlong session, you will learn from fellow industry experts about their unique systems/process, get an honest take on the challenges they face today and hear about what the future holds for their area of expertise. This is a great opportunity to network, build your knowledge and improve our industry unity by connecting you and fellow industry experts through shared experiences.
Cost: Members - Complimentary | Non-Members - $30
Forums play an integral role in bringing TEXO members together to discuss common issues, learn new solutions, explore new opportunities, share best practices and engage in networking and relationship building. Join us Wednesday, Feb. 6 for this complimentary event as the TEXO Safety Committee presents on "Root Cause Analysis."
Slates Harwell LLP
Peckar & Abramson