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22Kill invites TEXO Members to attend their Clay Shoot, including outdoor adventure games, live performance by Aaron Copeland, and lunch by Hook & Ladder. Every team purchased sends 10 veterans to counseling. How many veterans work with you?
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 28 | 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Elm Fork Shooting Sports | 10751 Luna Road, Dallas, TX 75220
The pursuit of an injury-free workplace is a cornerstone of Associated Builders and Contractors’ commitment to safety in construction. We believe it is our job ensure all construction workers go home in the same—or better—condition than when they arrived on the jobsite and safety return to work the next day. Yet while the number of construction jobsite fatalities due to accidents has been trending downward over the decades, deaths by suicide among male construction workers have increased. 
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, construction occupations have the highest rate of suicide, as well as the highest number of suicides across all occupational groups. In addition, the industry employs a large population of veterans, who are at a 1.5 times greater risk for suicide compared to nonveterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This is a public health crisis and we need to do better for our workforce and their families.
CLICK HERE to download Suicide Prevention Toolbox Talks
Other Resources:
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
Join TEXO and Stephanie Cook of Cokinos | Young for COVID-19 Top 10 (in two sessions) – a discussion on the impacts of COVID-19 on the construction industry and steps you can take to protect your company and your employees.
WHEN: Oct. 1 & 8 | 10-11 a.m.
WHERE: Via Zoom Webinar
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In this training we will present an overview of Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and its uses.  Participants will understand CPM concepts and the advantages of using logic to plan the work.  Participants will also be exposed to common and potential reports they can use to manage the work. 
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 6 | 7:30-9:30 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
The Right Way: Providing a common definition, setting expectations, and establishing roles and responsibilities for safety in your organization
The Right Way outlines the roles for each component of the organization’s safety team in a way that hasn’t been discussed previously. Come listen and learn what those roles and responsibilities are, and how impactful they are to establishing a safe work environment.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 7 | 10-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
Project scheduling is an essential tool for every project manager, executive and supervisor. Construction is difficult enough and having a solid plan can make the difference between success and failure. Good scheduling practices are essential to developing and maintaining a valid, useful critical path method (CPM) schedule. Understanding the best practices will help the user create a stronger schedule. This class will also discuss risk management, including identifying changes, noting contract requirements, developing and using fragnets, and preparing time impact analyses.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 8 and Wednesday, Oct. 14 | 7:30-11 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
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.
The AIA/TEXO committee invites you to our inaugural Northeast Texas Technology Roundtable. Join us in a paneled discussion with leaders from the architectural and construction communities, along with the owners we work for, as we talk through where our industry is headed with BIM technology. We plan to focus on the here and now as we start the conversation on the current applications of BIM and begin to understand the opportunities and potential challenges that exist within this approach. 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 9 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Restaurant at Kiepersol
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.
  • 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.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Reliable Paving, Inc.
Fastenal Co.
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
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
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
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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