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The cost of construction goods and services climbed by a record-setting 4.3% in May and 24.3% over the past 12 month, and we’re seeing no end in sight. Join AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson on Aug. 10 as he moderates a roundtable discussion between a building GC, highway GC, an owner and a specialty contractor.
During this hourlong townhall discussion, each participant will share how they are grappling with the surging prices of materials, managing owners and GC expectations and keeping jobs on time and on schedule.
WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 10 | 1-2 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act introduced by the Senate proposes almost $1 trillion in spending to implement the first part of President Joe Biden's agenda for infrastructure. The bill recommends spending $550 billion in excess of federal levels over five years, including $110 billion for roads and bridges, $39 billion for public transit, $66 billion for rail and $55 billion for water infrastructure.
The numbers don't lie! Companies with a comprehensive training program achieve: 19% increased sales, 6x employee engagement, 29% higher profits, 72% less turnover and 59% fewer safety incidents. It only takes a 2% increase in productivity to generate 100% ROI from funds spent on training. That's a no brainer!
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Harrison Steck, P.C.
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Peckar & Abramson
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Due to an increase in active-shooter incidents and the swiftness with which they unfold, we must now prepare ourselves, our co-workers, families and communities. 
Guest Speaker: Sgt. Ford with Dallas Police Department
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 4 | 10-11:30 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Starting with WHY and ending with HOW, we simplify and clearly articulate the benefits of six primary Lean concepts and teach them in a highly-relatable, immediately-applicable and field-friendly manner. Participants walk away with a deeper understanding of Lean’s practical application in the field paired with an easy-to-follow blueprint and implementation plan to lead their teams and dramatically improve their project delivery process.
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 6 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
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, Aug. 9 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
The Last Planner System - Nuts and Bolts Training is the final, most important and likely most complex piece of the field-based Lean puzzle. Our goal is to help your team to feel less overwhelmed by the tools and processes that ultimately comprise the System so they feel better prepared to effectively deploy them in the field. We will be specifically focused on the following processes and any accompanying visual tools: Look-Ahead Planning, Weekly Work Planning (WWP), and Percent Plan Complete (PPC).
WHEN: Friday, Aug. 13 | 11 a.m. - 1:30 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, Aug. 16 - Thursday, Aug. 19 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems is an introductory course in the Lean Construction Education Program. This 4-hour course, instructor-led course teaches the concept of variation to provide construction industry professionals at all levels with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the benefits of Lean Construction. 
WHEN: Monday, Aug. 16 & 23 | noon - 2 p.m
WHERE: Virtual Event
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AGC's Membership Discount Program's provide members access to high-quality services, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the-line products. From discounts on vehicles to office supplies to cloud-based construction management solutions. AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations.
Don't miss out on all the discounts that ABC National offers to you as a member of TEXO! ABC Members received more than $35 million in savings in 2019.