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AGC of America (Associated General Contractors) has broken down the now-enacted 2020 year-end federal legislative package and how it impacts our construction industry. Click here to review their analysis. Feel free to reach out to us at texo@texoassociation.org if you have any questions!
Also, AGCA is hosting a webinar titled "The Construction Regulatory Road Ahead." During this webinar, regulation experts from AGC of America will discuss the answers to pressing questions that will impact your business.
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 19 | 1-2 p.m.
COST: Free for TEXO/AGC Members; $99 for Non-Members
Did you know that 70% of national survey respondents indicated that job-related training influenced their decision to stay at their company? Keep your people, and keep them thankful by giving them the tools to succeed through training & development.
Go to www.ntcef.org/CourseCategoryList to learn about the CEF courses that will benefit your employees and your business. Online enrollment for the spring semester is NOW OPEN, so register today!
It doesn’t matter how long you have been on the job or worked for the company, at one time or another everybody has been the “New Guy.” Most accidents occur among the least experienced workers, especially new hires. A new employee is more likely to get hurt in the first year of employment, usually within the first few weeks of starting a new job. Good pre-job safety training can help reduce the risk, but it is not always readily available or adequate. During the first day on the job, new employees are overloaded with information about company rules, regulations and procedures. It is equally important to emphasize safety and health.
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
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Submissions are now being accepted for the 2021 Distinguished Building Awards and are due by Friday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.
Submit your best projects completed in the 2020 calendar year for one of our region's most prestigious awards! Please be sure to review the project entry requirements before starting your application. 
Click below to learn more and to start your application:
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, Jan. 11 | 8 a.m. - noon.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75229
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: Monday, Jan. 18 - Thursday, Jan. 21 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. daily
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Discover how to mine the gold you already own your experience, background, and personality to become your "best self" during any leadership role. Use proven techniques to channel the nervous energy of old fears into exceptional presentation skills. Since 1997, this proven program has met the professional development needs of over 11,750 project managers, owners, business developers, superintendents, and suppliers.
Session 1  // Monday, Jan. 18 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Session 2  // Monday, Jan. 25 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Session 3  // Monday, Feb. 1 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Session 4  // Monday, Feb. 8 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Session 5  // Monday, Feb. 15 | 12:30-4:30 p.m.
  • 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.
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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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