TEXO Onsite Newsletter
Industry NewsIndustry News
  
The Associated General Contractors of America and two of its chapters, the Dallas-based TEXO chapter of the association and the statewide AGC of Texas chapter, filed suit today in federal court to block the Biden administration’s effort to impose a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal contractors and subcontractors. The groups noted that many of its members that regularly construct federal projects and are already being harmed, as key employees leave for other jobs in the industry to avoid the strict federal mandate.
  
Construction input prices increased 1.4% in November compared to the previous month, according to an ABC analysis of the BLS’ Producer Price Index data released today. Nonresidential construction input prices also increased 1.4% for the month.
Construction input prices are up 23.5% from a year ago, while nonresidential construction input prices rose 24.5% over that span. All three energy subcategories increased significantly. Prices also rose rapidly in the steel mill products (+141.6%) and iron and steel (105.1%) subcategories over the past year. (ABC)
  
Contractors specializing in data or e-commerce infrastructure have seen growing backlogs during the pandemic, writes Leslie Shaver. Pharmaceutical, life science and electric utility infrastructure demand has also grown, but other sectors have suffered, notably oil and gas as well as nonresidential construction. (Construction Dive)
   
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
  
Submit your best projects completed in 2021 for one of our region's most prestigious awards! Please review project entry requirements before starting application and be sure to pay entry fee online before submission is complete. 
 
DUE: Friday, Jan. 28 @ 5 p.m. CST
 
Contact Emily Baker at emily@texoassociation.org with any questions.
  
Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project. This highly interactive virtual program provides 35-hours of instruction, one day a week (for 2-plus hours a day) and training to provide construction industry professionals at all levels with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the benefits of Lean Construction. 
 
WHEN: Jan. 10 - April 18
WHERE: Virtual Course
  
A world-class development program for TEXO women leaders, this program design embeds nine sessions (one per month) covering three proven themes for successful leaders: Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading Performance and Change. In addition, this program will provide self-assessment results and feedback from an executive coach, as well as intersession activities to ensure practical application of learnings.
 
WHEN: Jan. 19 - Sept. 21
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
  
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, Jan. 14 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
The final results for the 2021 Challenge Cup Series, presented by Milwaukee Tool, are as follows: 
 
10. Brandt
9. Prime Controls
8. Polk Mechanical
7. Austin Commercial
6. TDIndustries
5. Byrne Construction
4. Hill & Wilkinson
3. CORE Construction
2. The Beck Group
1. Humphrey & Associates
 
Thank you to everyone who participated, sponsored, and volunteered at all of our fantastic Challenge Cup events this year! We'll see you again in 2022 for a whole new round of friendly competition.
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
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.
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.