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Construction input prices increased 1.5% in October, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices increased 1.4% for the month.
  
North Texas Tollway Authority officials have said that the Sam Rayburn Tollway expansion is on schedule to be completed during December. Construction of the $200 million project, adding a fourth lane, has been ongoing since January 2019.
  
Lock In a Texas-Sized Early Bird Discount! Claim your spot at the 2022 AGC Convention before prices go up on November 30th.

Experience for yourself how the AGC Annual Convention provides contractors of all sizes and markets the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage, to help protect key business interests, make important industry connections, and to prepare for industry disruptions.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
TEXO, supported by a Susan Harwood Federal Grant, is pleased to offer Trenching & Excavating Hazards in Construction. Topics cover include: injury, Illness and fatality statistics, frequently cited standards, utilities protection, common hazards, soil testing and classification, protective systems and review of the agency priority goal.
 
WHEN: 
English - Wednesday, Nov. 10 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Spanish - Thursday, Nov. 11 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
From a pandemic to technology changes and challenges to an overwhelming construction market demand the City of Dallas permitting process has faced difficult headwinds. Our panel of speakers will provide you with insight to where we have been, where we’re at with the permitting process today, and the mechanics of what is being implemented by the City's planning and development leadership to address the permitting process.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 10 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Architecture & Design Exchange | 325 North St. Paul St. #150, Dallas, Texas 75201
  
In this roundtable, we will begin to explore reality capture technologies that are leading the AEC industry toward data-centric decision making. Our panelists will introduce several types of commercially available technology, explain the level of investment versus the information that can be captured and discuss the limitless ways that reality capture can be implemented into your practice. The course will feature a live demo of two increasingly common technologies in the office and on the jobsite: drones and robotics.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11 | 11:30am - 1:00pm
WHERE: Architecture & Design Exchange | 325 North St. Paul St. #150, Dallas, Texas 75201
  
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: Friday, Nov. 12 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, 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, Nov. 15 - Thursday, Nov. 18 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
TEXO members receive 22% off monthly access calling plan fees, unlimited VZemail for $20 per month, 35% off eligible Verizon accessories and for a limited time receive a $100 bill credit.
By joining TEXO Members 401(k) Plan, you can provide an outstanding plan, save money, and spend less time administering it. TEXO Members 401(k) Plan, from a government reporting standpoint, is treated like one large plan. The end result for you is a 401(k) plan with competitive investments, outstanding service, and someone else doing a majority of the plan maintenance legwork.
ResourcesResources
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? 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.