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ABC Convention 2021 is tailored to you, the ABC member. This is your opportunity to gain valuable industry insights, network and celebrate with fellow ABC members—merit shop contractors from across the country—and leave feeling energized and empowered for the year ahead.
 
We’ve prepared a thoughtful program complete with engaging and insightful events that we’ve curated to adapt to and anticipate the changing times. From four engaging keynote speakers to top industry insights, the Excellence in Construction® Awards Gala, and a golf tournament to benefit the Trimmer Construction Education Fund at Cowboys Golf Club, we are planning an event that will inspire and energize the merit shop for the year ahead.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 9 - Wednesday, March 10
WHERE: Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center | 1501 Gaylord Trl, Grapevine, TX 76051
  
The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry.
 
There is no better time for women to consider a career in construction, where workforce shortages are a constant concern and new talent is in demand to rebuild our economy and infrastructure.
  
Telescopic handlers, or boom forklifts, are useful and versatile machines. Many newer models offer attachments to increase their capabilities; however, they’re involved in many work place injuries and accidents. These injuries and accidents are often due to improper use, or lack of training. The most frequent cause of fatal or serious boom forklift accidents are tip-overs. Other common accidents include being crushed between the forklift and a surface, being struck by the forklift, being struck by material falling off the forks, and running the machine off an edge.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Please join us Wednesday, March 3 at 10 a.m. for the Safety Committee Meeting/Superintendent Forum. 
The topic of depression and mental health is rarely discussed, but the impact to your organization is costly and often unrealized. Through this presentation you will learn what depression is and isn’t, ways to seek and offer help, facts that may astound you, the costs and effects on business, why it fits in as a function of safety and a personal impact message.
  
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, March 8 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
In this time of remote working and socially distanced discussions, the AIA/TEXO Committee wants to invite you to join us in a paneled discussion where we look into augmented and virtual reality options as a form of communication and dialogue creation. We will dive into a variety of tools that exist and ways they can help tell the story to our clients and assist in design and coordination. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 11 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
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, March 15 - Thursday March 18 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
*Rescheduled Due to Winter Storm*
Kick off 2021 with a fun AEC Trivia Night with our friends at the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)! Have fun networking with others in the DFW AEC community. Show off your smarts in this online trivia showdown to win great prizes.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 18 | 4:30-6 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
  • 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.
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
It's a new year and a new chance for glory as the year-long contest for the coveted trophy begins again. The 2021 TEXO Challenge Cup Series, presented by Milwaukee Tool, is now open for Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships. To learn more about these strategic investment opportunities and the benefits included with each sponsorship level, please click here.
 
Available Sponsorships:
Gold Sponsor – 6 left
Silver Sponsor – 3 left
Bronze Sponsor – 2 left
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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