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Texas Central Partners could begin construction on its $12 billion Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail project in late 2019 or early 2020, according to The Houston Chronicle. The rail developer is pressing on despite a recent Leon County, Texas, court decision that denied its status as a railroad. Company officials said the firm will appeal that ruling, which could interfere with future attempts by the company to acquire land through eminent domain. 
North Texas had the third-highest demand for new data centers in the country last year. And D-FW ranked fifth worldwide for total data center demand, according to the new study. More than 3.6 million square feet of data center buildings have been completed in the D-FW area, and almost 200,000 square feet of projects are in the construction pipeline. That amounts to about 34.7 megawatts of additional capacity.
With Uptown Dallas' two newest office towers filling up, developers are already working on new projects in the area just north of downtown. "We keep hearing about a new project - every day it seems," said Brooke Armstrong, executive vice president of commercial property firm JLL. "There are at least three I know of and a whole slew of others right behind them."
Rental One
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Harrison Steck, P.C.
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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. 
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.
Please join us Wednesday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. for the Latino Safety Forum. We have invited Martin Lopez and Luis Perez with Walker Engineering and Christian Lopez with Andres Construction Services to speak with us about Excavation/Caught-In & Between. You MUST register for lunch.
Please join us Wednesday, March 6 at 11:30 a.m. for the Safety Superintendent's Forum. We have invited Mike Goodwin with the Lawless Group/WernerCo to speak with us about Personal Fall Arrest Systems - Fall Protection. You MUST register for lunch.
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
This course covers the OSHA Excavation Standards and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations, introduction of various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic), soil classification, and use of protective systems. Testing methods are demonstrated, and students participate in workshops in the use of instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears and engineering rods.
Unit 5 Topic: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly. This course introduces the lean strategies and tools used to deliver materials, equipment and prefabricated assemblies to the jobsite in a manner that facilitates flow. The Lean course challenges class participants to map the supply chain - looking to minimize waste and maximize value - in a collaborative fashion with all project team members, including suppliers and vendors.
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.
Falls are the leading cause of deaths and injuries in the construction industry. Each year more than 4,000 construction workers are injured so seriously by ladder falls that they miss work. Each year more than 70 construction workers die in falls from ladders.
Slates Harwell LLP
Peckar & Abramson