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ConsensusDocs standard contracts present clear advantages over the American Institute of Architects (AIA) A201 and other standard contracts when it comes to proactively addressing COVID-19 construction risk. This webinar will provide an overview of how ConsensusDocs contracts address COVID-19 for contracts that where signed before the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic and how ConsensusDocs provides contractually best practices that you should implement in going forward, including how to ask for project financial information assurances from Owners in a reasonable manner.
 
Speakers: Brian Perlberg, ConsensusDocs; Phil Beck, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP
 
Date: Wednesday, July 1 | 1 – 2 p.m. CT
  
House Democrats have unveiled a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that includes almost $500 billion of green measures proposed as part of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act earlier this month. In addition, the larger Moving Forward Act also would provide: $300 billion for structurally deficient bridges; $100 billion for facility upgrades at high-poverty schools; $100 billion for affordable housing infrastructure; $100 billion in broadband internet; $40 billion for wastewater infrastructure; $70 billion for the electric grid for more renewable energy and upgrades; $30 billion for hospitals and other healthcare infrastructure; and $3 billion for "shovel-ready" Great Lakes, coastal and marine projects.
  
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit yesterday rejected the AFL-CIO’s lawsuit designed to force OSHA to create an emergency workplace safety rule focused on the coronavirus pandemic. A three-judge panel said in an unsigned order that OSHA has the authority to decide whether to issue new rules during the pandemic. Since the crisis began, the agency has offered nonbinding, industry-specific guidance rather than an enforceable rule to protect workers from COVID-19. In April and again in May, OSHA issued guidance for contractors for recording COVID-19 cases on the jobsite. 
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
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Hard Hats with Heart is an industry-specific leadership and wellness initiative for Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) companies and their partners to help improve individual health and wellness, from office employees to construction crews, in high rises and at job sites.
 
Join us on Tuesday, June 30th at 8:00am for an informative virtual seminar led by a panel of experts who will provide useful tools and share real stories of how health drives productivity. Creating a culture of health and empowering employees to live well benefits the workforce and workplace.
 
RSVP to Ashley.Guardado@Heart.org to receive the online link!
  
The Community Committee, the newest group of the TEXO Foundation, is looking for members to develop connections between the construction industry and the community. Please join us for our inaugural ideas meeting on July 7 at 11 a.m.
Questions? Please contact Julie Donovan at julie@texoassociation.org.
  
 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.
  
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.
 
WHEN: Monday, July 13 | 8 a.m. - Noon
  
  • A "No Handshake" policy will be in effect at all events. This includes fist bumps, elbow bumps and other greetings that go against the 6-foot social distancing practices.
  • Social distancing practices will be put in place in all common areas.
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided at the registration table and in front of all meal stations.
  • Common areas will be wiped down consistently throughout the course of the event.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after any eating, blowing of the nose, coughing, sneezing and using the bathroom.
  • Attendees who have any symptoms related to COVID-19 are discouraged from attending any events. Attendees who have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, or vomiting within the previous two weeks of the event should not attend.
  
We are committed to staying in communication with our members to provide timely updates and useful resources throughout this uncertain period, so be sure to keep checking back on our website for a continuously updated list of resources and materials: www.texoassociation.org/resources/coronavirus.
  
Eye or face hazards include flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, corrosive materials, air contaminants, and radiation. It’s important that you understand the proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of your eye and face protection equipment.
   
Old Republic Surety Company
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
CONSTRUCT Show
   
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Title Sponsor: Intex Electrical
Player Gift Sponsor: DGB Glass
Meal Sponsor: George-McKenna Electrical Contractors 
Registration Bloody Mary Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
Trophy Sponsor: Austin Commercial
Closest to the Pin Sponsor: Mogul Wealth
Beverage Cart Sponsors: J&E Companies, Gray Reed, Ranahan Project Controls
Golf Hole Sponsors: Dynamic Glass, DynaTen Corporation, George-McKenna Electrical Contractors; Hackett Bonds & Insurance Services, Trade Management
Platinum: Milwaukee Tools
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries, The Beck Group
Silver: AEC, Brasfield & Gorrie, Byrne Construction Services, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Cokinos | Young, Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors, Humphrey & Associates, Lee Lewis Construction, Peckar & Abramson, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, Rogers-O'Brien Construction
Bronze: CORE Construction Services, Dee Brown, Faber Technologies, Marek, Northstar Builders Group, SEDALCO, Turner Construction
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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. 
   
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