TEXO Onsite Newsletter
Industry NewsIndustry News
  
Through a variety of workshops, seminars/webinars, lectures, and hands-on training, we offer numerous opportunities for professional development and personal growth. We strategically cater our course offerings to the needs of the industry and our members. Click below to check out our 2021 Spring Training brochure to see what's coming up, and click here to register online today! 
 
Don’t see something you’re interested in? Let us know! We’ll look into adding it to our training curriculum. Feel free to contact Erin Stewart, Director of Training, at erin@texoassociation.org with any questions or requests.
  
Last year was unlike any other for construction-related businesses — but not just because of COVID-19. There were a number of changes relating to how construction businesses and contractors operate, manage their employees and deliver their services.
 
Join us for this webinar, "Blueprint for Tomorrow: Lessons Learned in Texas Construction in 2020," presented by Gray Reed construction law attorneys, where we will uncover the lessons learned in 2020 and what you can do to safeguard your business for the future.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7 | 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
AGC recently updated its analysis of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act signed into law on March 11. The law provides $350 billion for state and local governments, $168 billion for K-12 schools and higher education, $30.5 billion for public transit, $8 billion for airports and $10 billion for a Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund. For information and AGC’s detailed analysis on how this law could impact construction markets, firms and workers, please click below.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Cokinos l Young
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Online meetings have become an integral part of daily business. Regardless of age, regardless of position, regardless of the business we happen to be in, all of us need to understand the importance of our video brand. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. And in business today our most important job is to put our best effort forward each and every time we are conducting online business as company internal and external ambassadors. This program helps individuals become aware of their video brand and learn the skills necessary to communicate and connect effectively as a presenter, facilitator and participant. This webinar will provide tips and tricks that will enhance others’ perception of you and develop your own professional online brand.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 7 | 9-11 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
  
Please join us Wednesday, April 7 at 10 a.m. for the Safety Committee Meeting/Superintendent Forum. Guest Speaker: John P. Walsh with OSHA
  
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, April 12 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
This one-day seminar will navigate attendees through the construction law overlay to a typical construction project from a general contractor and subcontractor prospective. This will begin with the negotiation of prime contract and subcontract, continue through the project documentation of common project-related claims, and continue through the claims process until resolution of the case through traditional dispute resolution mechanisms (mediation and arbitration/litigation).
 
WHEN: Tuesday, April 13 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
  • 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
Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
Silver: Byrne Construction Services, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Cokinos | Young, Dee Brown Inc, Hill & Wilkinson, Humphrey & Associates, Peckar & Abramson, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, Skiles Group, The Beck Group
Bronze: Austin Commercial, CBS Rentals, CORE Construction, MAREK, Northstar Builders Group, PCL Contract Bonding Agency, Rogers-O'Brien Construction, SEDALCO Construction Services
Title Sponsor: Neal & Associates
Saturday Lunch Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
Raffle Prize Sponsors: CORE Construction, GMi
Large Mouth Bass Sponsors: Brandt, Polk Mechanical
Small Mouth Bass Sponsor: Daniel Steel
 
Team registrations and sponsorships are still available, but Early Registration ends THIS THURSDAY, April 1. So click below to register today and save $20 per team
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. 

   
Cokinos l Young