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Go/No Go processes often focus on strength of relationships, fee potential, qualifications, marketing bandwidth, etc. But what if a client isn’t worth pursuing? Doing additional due diligence can help identify risks to doing business with unproven developers or entities.
Craig Williams, FAIA, RIBA, Chief Legal Officer at HKS
Hollye C. Fisk, FAIA, NCARB, Fisk Attorneys
Q&A Moderator:
Brooks Powell, Senior Associate at BOKA Powell Architects
Did you know that the easiest way to support the TEXO Foundation is through AmazonSmile? In just a few clicks, you can set up TEXO Foundation to receive 0.5% of the price of tens of millions of eligible items purchased from smile.amazon.com
Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com and choose TEXO Foundation as your preferred charitable organization.
Step 2: Bookmark smile.amazon.com in your browser, and be sure to go there instead of the regular Amazon.com site for all future purchases. Consider downloading a browser extension that will automatically redirect you to smile.amazon.com whenever you go to Amazon.com (click here for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari).
Step 3: That's it! TEXO Foundation will receive any accumulated donations on a quarterly basis. 
For more information about AmazonSmile, click here.
Backing up a vehicle is a basic function of driving. Backing up seems like a simple operation that doesn’t seem like it would present many hazards, yet drivers frequently cause vehicle and property damage, injuries and even fatalities by performing this task improperly. Use these safe practices when backing up a vehicle or piece of equipment.
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
Fire up your grills and iron your aprons – the 2020 TEXO YCC Tailgate, the final event of our 2020 Challenge Cup competition series presented by Milwaukee Tool, has finally received all necessary approvals to be held Nov. 13-14.
Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, we are unable to have our usual Washer Tournament and KidsBuild, and the event will NOT be open to the public.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 13th (Check-In & Prep Day) & Saturday, Nov. 14th (Judging Day)
WHERE: Silver Lake Marina | 2500 Fairway Drive #1, Grapevine, TX 76051
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.
WHEN: Nov. 16-19 | 7 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
This course is intended for individuals that will be performing or are engaging in flagger duties on construction projects and will assist them in better understanding the importance and duties involved with flagging on a project.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 30 | 7-11 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our annual Holiday & Awards Gala has been canceled for 2020.
As an alternative opportunity for TEXO Members to get together safely to engage in fellowship and networking, we will be hosting two smaller Holiday Happy Hour events in Fort Worth and Plano.
Capacity at these events will be limited, so be sure to register ASAP to save your spot! These events are reserved for TEXO Members ONLY, and tickets will be $35 per person.
December Happy Hour: 
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 3 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Clubs of Prestonwood - The Hills | 6600 Columbine Way, Plano, TX 75093
  • 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.
Slates Harwell LLP
Reliable Paving, Inc.
Fastenal Co.
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tools
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries, The Beck Group
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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