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The White House announced yesterday that OSHA plans to create a federal standard to help prevent a growing and largely under-reported hazard on construction sites: heat-related illness. The advance notice of proposed rulemaking, set to be released next month, is the first step in the process for developing a workplace heat standard.
For contractors, the combination of supply chain quagmires and rising prices on materials are playing out on jobsites, where costs have increased for both physical goods and labor. This makes it more important than ever for contractors to consider strategies and language in their agreements with owners to limit risk, while still trying to get the job done during less-than-optimal conditions.
Construction Executive's 2021 Q3 Construction Economic Update and Forecast
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 29 | 1 p.m. CT
SPEAKERS: Anirban Basu, ABC National and Sage Policy Group
President Biden's COVID-19 Vaccination Action Plan: What Employers Need to Know
ABC Members Only
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 30 | 2 p.m. CT
SPEAKER: Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C.
ANSI Standards in 2021: What You Need to Know and Do Now to be Compliant
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 28 | 2 p.m. CT
SPEAKERS: Don Hundley, JLG Industries; Kevin Keith, ABC Keystone; Rick Smith, JLG Industries
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
TxDOT enforces strict Time Impact Analysis (TIA) submission requirements. As a contractor, if you do not play by TxDOT’s TIA rules, then you risk not being compensated for a legitimate delay.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 29 | 8:30-9:30 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Join facilitators from Harrison Steck and Peckar & Abramson as they discuss changes in law effective for contracts entered into after Jan. 1, 2022, as well as a general overview of liens and bond claims for the construction industry. This event will be hosted in-person in both Dallas & Fort Worth and virtually.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 30 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Office | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Join us at TEXO's Fort Worth office for an enjoyable afternoon networking with TEXO members and friends from in and around the Fort Worth area. Complimentary BBQ & drinks will be provided.
*Bring a prospective new member and be entered to win a $500 Visa Gift Card!
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Office | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Why are we great when we negotiate for others, but rotten when we negotiate for ourselves?  This inner active class will give you the confidence to negotiate for what you want and get it! Liz Trocchio Smith, executive coach and best-selling author, will walk you through this four-hour workshop and give you the tools in your toolbox to understand how the best negotiators come out winning. Learn the six stages of negotiation and the three elements you need to put your new skills to work right away.
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 12 | 8 a.m. - noon
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, Oct. 18 - Thursday, Oct. 21 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Fire up your grills and iron your aprons – the 2021 TEXO YCC Tailgate, the final event of our 2021 Challenge Cup competition series presented by Milwaukee Tool, is being held October 22-23, and registration for teams and sponsorships is now available.
We will be having the Washer Tournament this year, and in addition to our usual BBQ and Chili, we are adding a NEW competition category: COCKTAILS!
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 22 (Check-In & Prep Day) & Saturday, Oct. 23 (Judging Day)
WHERE: Silver Lake Marina | 2500 Fairway Drive #1, Grapevine, TX 76051
Slates Harwell LLP
Reliable Paving, Inc.
Old Republic Surety Company
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, TDIndustries
Event Sponsor: George-McKenna Electrical Contractors
Venue Sponsor: Carrco Painting
Judging Sponsor: Field Control Analytics
Sponsorships still available - click below to secure your company's today! 
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
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.
AGC of America recently released a Construction Inflation Alert. This document is intended to help chapters and members explain to owners, government officials, and others, what is happening and what all parties can do to minimize the damage.
Missed our Legislative Recap event last Friday? Want to know about new laws passed by the 87th Texas Legislature? Check out these recap notes from our very own Jack Baxley, Vice President of Governmental Affairs.
Feel free to reach out to Jack Baxley with any questions at jack@texoassociation.org.