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Optimize the technology in your company’s toolbox at The ConTech Roadshow in Arlington on Dec. 10! It's a one-day event full of educational sessions, networking with local contractors and interactive tech demos. Use the code ‘TEXO19’ for 25% off at registration!
TEXO members Keyan Zandy of Skiles Group and Joe Donarumo of Linbeck launched their new book, "The Lean Builder: A Builder's Guide to Applying Lean Tools in the Field," at the 21st Annual Lean Construction Institute Congress in Fort Worth a couple of weeks ago. The book offers an entertaining, character-driven story that provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of “field-based Lean” for superintendents and trade partners. "The Lean Builder" is available in paperback or for Kindle on Amazon, so click below to grab your copy today!
OSHA covered familiar territory as it doled out citations and fines in the third quarter of 2019. Excavation, fall and trenching hazards dominate the list, although there is one entry that deals with asbestos violations.
OSHA did experience a shift during the quarter, however, when the Labor Department named a new director of the agency's Directorate of Construction (DOC). Scott Ketcham has been with OSHA for almost 20 years and according to the agency has a strong construction background. 
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
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TEXO’s 2019 Construction Safety Professionals Conference is your chance to jumpstart your career with the tools, strategies, training and connections you need to advance your career and your organizations. Members enjoy FREE admission into the Friday conference and discounted pricing on the Thursday workshops. 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 31 (Workshops) & Friday, Nov. 1 (Full Conference) | 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Omni Dallas Hotel Park West | 1590 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75234
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.
Subjects Addressed Include:
  • Identifying who is protected by statutory liens and bonds.
  • Knowing when and how to file statutory notice to protect payment rights.
  • Understanding the remedies available on both private and public projects.
  • Finding out how contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers can protect their payment rights.
  • Learning what Texas laws govern payment rights on construction projects.
  • Understanding how the Texas Prompt Payment Acts for both public and private construction projects, encourage prompt payments.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Reliable Paving, Inc.
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Platinum Sponsor: Procore 
Gold Sponsors: Humphrey & Associates, Marek, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
Silver Sponsors: Austin Commercial, Brasfield & Gorrie, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Cokinos, Hill & Wilkinson, Lee Lewis Construction, McCarthy Building Companies, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, SEDALCO, Skiles Group, Turner
Bronze Sponsors: Beck, Byrne Construction, Core Construction, Dee Brown, Northstar Builders, PCL Contract Bonding Agency
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs

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AGC of America and Willis North America are proud to offer a new, dynamic and cost-effective way for AGC member firms to offer quality health insurance and other employee benefits. The AGC Alternative is an employee benefits program built exclusively for AGC members. Receive a quote by calling 1-800-210-5290.

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