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Learn about the estimated $100 million in construction projects the City of Plano anticipates this year at their event on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m., for their Public Works, Engineering and Parks departments to discuss this year’s upcoming construction projects. There is no fee with this opportunity. 
At this event, you will:
  • Get a high-level look at the upcoming projects for the City of Plano
  • Learn when to expect bids to be out on the street
  • Become familiar with how to do business with the City of Plano
  • Be able to ask questions of the team.
When: Feb. 6 | 6 p.m.
Where: Plano Event Center - Spring Glade Room | 2000 E Spring Creek Pwy, Plano, TX 75074
The 86th Texas Legislative Session is in full swing, so State Representative Jeff Leach has put together this article that identifies some issues on the agenda that particularly impact the construction industry.
The Houston suburb of Sugar Land, Texas has started a search for a private partner to help develop, build and operate a new hotel and convention center. The city issued a request for statements of interest on Jan. 18. The project will include a full-service hotel with 350 rooms, a convention center of up to 50,000 square feet, a 700-space parking structure and possibly a community cultural arts venue or some other undetermined amenity. 
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Harrison Steck, P.C.
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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.
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.
This course covers the OSHA standards for the construction industry found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1926 along with other relevant policies, procedures, and safety and health principles for the construction industry. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous and most frequently cited by OSHA.
Topic: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling. A full day course designed as the first step for any company looking to understand the role of BIM in our industry, Unit 1 provides a comprehensive understanding of BIM terminology while introducing important concepts that are necessary to understand how BIM changes the construction process.
Topic: LEAN Workstructuring. This is the first of two units that introduces the Last Planner® System (LPS). This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day, instructor-led course describes the process of Lean Workstructuring. Following this course, you will be able to:
  • Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning
  • Describe the concept of Lean Workstructuring
  • Outline the desired products of Lean Workstructuring
  • Describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner® System
Topic: The Last Planner System. This is the second of two units introducing the Last Planner® System (LPS). This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day, facilitator-led course shows how to conduct make-ready and weekly work planning sessions. Following this course, you will be able to:
  • Apply the Last Planner System on a project
  • Hold make-ready and weekly work planning sessions
  • Calculate, track and analyze percent plan complete for a project
Join the TEXO Women's Forum for an evening of fun, art, and networking.
When: Thursday, Feb. 21 | 5-7 p.m.
Where: Painting with a Twist | 5202 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209
According to the Department of Labor, during a typical workday in the United States, more than 17 thousand are hurt at work, there are more than a dozen on-the-job fatalities, and many dozens die from work related illnesses. Moreover, workplace injuries cost the U.S. economy billions each year.
The 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations for 2015: fall protection, hazard communication, scaffolding, respiratory protection, lockout/tagout, powered industrial trucks, ladders, electrical - wiring, machine guarding, and electrical - general.
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Peckar & Abramson