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Last year, the 86th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2899, which limits contractor liability for project specifications in connection with certain public transportation projects. House Bill 2899 amends the Texas Transportation Code and protects contractors from liability for any damage caused by a defect in project specifications or the errors, omissions, or negligent acts of a governmental entity or contracted third party entity in the rendition or conduct of professional duties related to the specifications. This is a departure from the general rule in Texas that contractors bear the risk of defective design work.
  
The Construction Leadership Podcast with Bradley Hartmann is a twice-monthly audio show that provides relevant, entertaining, and brief content from the brightest minds in the construction industry. Their insights, always well under an hour in length, will help you improve your leadership capabilities and thinking on industry subjects. Thanks for listening!
 
Available to listen on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, and Stitcher.
  
TEXO members are invited to connect with the attorneys of Fox Rothschild over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres during the AGC 2020 Convention. Please RSVP by March 9.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 11 | 4:30 - 6 p.m.
WHERE: The Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Raphael A | 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
  
The goal of the forum is to provide Human Resources staff from TEXO and member firms an arena to discuss and share best practices and ideas, including but not limited to benefits & compensation, recruiting, training and development, employment and legal issues and more. It is our hope that TEXO member firms without dedicated Human Resources representation will be able to network and find assistance with matters that are critical to their business needs.
 
As we prepare for our kick-off meeting, please click below to answer a brief survey which will help us plan and provide attendees with meaningful content. Please complete the survey and submit your responses by 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Looking to learn more about TEXO as a new member or a prospective one? Join us at our TEXO 101 Breakfast, where you will hear from TEXO staff, committee volunteers, board members, and more about everything TEXO has to offer. This is the perfect opportunity to find out whether TEXO membership is a good fit for your company, or if you're already a member, how to get plugged in at TEXO to maximize your ROI.
 
 
  
Forums play an integral role in bringing TEXO members together to discuss common issues, learn new solutions, explore new opportunities, share best practices, networking and relationship building.
 
Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m. for the February Safety Superintendent Forum. The topic will be "Optimizing Employee Health - Improving Your Bottom Line", and our guest speaker will be the BioFunctional Health Solutions team.
  
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.
  
We will be welcoming Anirban Basu of Sage Policy Group, Inc. to present a national economic overview for 2020, along with a local economic discussion with Mike Rosa of the Dallas Regional Chamber. The event will be followed by a cocktail hour.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 13 | 4 - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Edison's | 1724 Cockrell Ave, Dallas, TX 75215
  
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.
  
The ASC Region 5 student competition is one of the most impactful events that the TEXO Foundation is engaged in. For our TEXO members, this is a great opportunity to see a glimpse in the future of our industry with the brightest and best students from the ASC Region 5 schools that many of our companies recruit from. Click below to learn more about opportunities to sponsor this event, have a booth in our Networking Lounge, or attend the dinner & awards program.
 
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 24 | 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Westin DFW Airport | 4545 W. John Carpenter Fwy, Irving, TX 75063
  
The Sphere of Influence - Field Leadership program is designed to help organizations empower leadership growth throughout their workforce. We create this growth by enhancing leadership skills and responsibility at the nexus between vision and execution: the director, managerial, and supervisory “middle leader” level. With influence in all directions, middle leaders must have a path of growth that impacts their influence wherever it resides.
   
Old Republic Surety Company
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Registration for annual sponsorships for our 2020 Challenge Cup series are now available. Click below to learn more about the benefits of each sponsorship level and to secure your sponsorship today.
 
Available Sponsorships:
Platinum Sponsor – 1 available
Gold Sponsor – 8 available 
Silver Sponsor – 2 available
Bronze Sponsor – 1 available
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs

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CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight, specialized loss prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz @ 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.

Through Reliant Energy’s partnerships with AGC Texas Building Branch, TEXO members receive exclusive benefits for using and promoting Reliant Energy for electric service.