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When: Thursday, Feb. 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: Hackberry Country Club | 1901 W Royal Ln, Irving, TX 75063 
Speaker: Tony Brigmon, Former Ambassador of Fun, Southwest Airlines
Based on principles Tony Brigmon helped to lead, research, and spearhead at Southwest Airlines (as their internal and external “Ambassador of Fun”), he teaches leaders how to create a fun, profitable work environment where employees/teams are internally energized to do their best, work with each other productively, and in a positive environment that’s good for employees, leaders, and customers. Fun was serious businesses at Southwest because Fun creates serious results.
ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum announced Tuesday that they will develop a $10 billion Golden Pass liquefied natural gas export facility in Sabine Pass, Texas. This is part of ExxonMobil’s five-year plan to invest $50 billion in the expansion of its U.S. operations. It will take an estimated five years and 9,000 construction workers to build out the Golden Pass facility. Construction will begin before the end of March this year, and the two companies expect to begin export operations in 2024.
Build Texas Proud is an awareness campaign focused on celebrating the construction industry in Texas. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram to join a community that promotes and reinforces the advancement of the industry and its people in order to build pride amongst construction personnel and to showcase the industry in a positive light to the general public.
Want to get featured on our page? Use the #buildtexasproud hashtag, tag our page directly, or just send your photo to info@buildtexasproud.com. Let's celebrate construction in Texas together!
Rental One
Harrison Steck, P.C.
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Ladies, you're invited to join the TEXO Women's Forum for an evening of fun, art, and networking. Spots are limited, so register today!
When: Thursday, Feb. 21 | 5-7 p.m.
Where: Painting with a Twist | 5202 W Lovers Lane, Dallas, TX 75209
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.
Mark your calendars for the TEXO Foundation & Associated Schools of Construction, Region V Student Competition where teams of Region 5 schools compete against each other using member company construction projects to show their skill and interest in careers in construction. Students will compete in three divisions: Commercial Build, Design Build and Heavy Civil. Participate in the Networking Lounge or attend the Reception & Award dinner. Sponsorships are still available.
A full-day course designed to provide a neutral introduction to BIM tools. Tools are introduced as they relate to the function they perform, as well as particular phases in a project where they have the strongest capabilities. The instructor will cover a four-step process of software selection that participants can use as they start the BIM software-purchasing process. The course concludes by examining file formats, compatibility, emerging technology, and how they work together to transform the industry.  
Join us next Thursday at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill in Dallas 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, Willis Towers Watson, and our Cocktail Sponsor, McGough. 
When: Thursday, Feb. 28 | 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill | 10261 Technology Blvd, Dallas, TX 75220
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.
Complimentary Fall Protection Class in Spanish - Seating is limited, so register NOW! Falls account for the greatest number of fatalities in the construction industry, especially among small businesses and businesses with Hispanic workers. In addition, fall protection violations continue to be among the most cited standards in the construction industry. AGC of America is pleased to offer this one-day training program based on OSHA standards and best practices to answer the need for quality training within the industry.
Unit 3 Topic: LEAN Workstructuring. The Lean Planner® 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
Unit 4 Topic: The Last Planner System. 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
The 2019 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast on Thursday, March 7. Please join us for an informal gathering to introduce you and your company. This breakfast is complimentary and open to anyone interested in TEXO. We hope you will join us!
When: Thursday, March 7 | 8-9:30 a.m.
Where: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
Slates Harwell LLP
Peckar & Abramson