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The U.S. Department of Labor will withdraw its emergency temporary standard requiring COVID-19 vaccination or testing for workers at large employers but continue to pursue a permanent standard to that effect, according to a Federal Register notice scheduled to publish Wednesday.
 The agency also on Tuesday asked the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss judicial challenges to the emergency standard as moot. As of tomorrow, the ETS will no longer be in effect, it said, "and petitioners will no longer be subject — or face any risk of being subject — to the challenged requirements from which they sought relief." (Construction Dive)
The U.S. economy grew at a 6.9% annualized rate in the fourth quarter of 2021, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Investment in nonresidential structures decreased at an annual rate of 11.4% for the quarter and has now contracted in eight of the past nine quarters.
The U.S. economy expanded 5.7% in 2021, the fastest rate of growth since 1984. Investment in structures declined 8.2% in 2021 after contracting 12.5% in 2020. (ABC)
AGC offers webinar-based education throughout the year on a wide variety of construction industry issues from newly released industry regulations to innovative processes and technology. AGC’s WebEd program delivers the information you need to be successful in the comfort of your home or office.
A 101: Pre-Fabrication versus Modularization
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 9 | 1-2 p.m. CT
22 Workforce Challenge Solutions for 2022
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 15 | 1-2 p.m. CT
Business Case for Lean Construction from the General Contractors Perspective
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 16 | 1-2 p.m. CT

Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
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: TODAY, Jan. 28 @ 5 p.m. CT
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 two-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. 31 - April 18
WHERE: Virtual Course
TOPIC: “The Business Side of Safety” - Russ Bartholomew,  CSP, CHST, OHST
How safety influences your company’s bottom line through the experience modification rating (EMR) and workers compensation. The EMR has not only become an adjustment to your worker’s compensation premium, but has also become a strong indicator of the success of your safety program. Consequently, more General Contractors and Owners are using this rating as a pre-qualification factor. Contractors that find themselves above 1 will undoubtedly lose opportunities for work. 
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 2 | 11 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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: Feb. 9 - Sept. 21
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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, Feb. 11 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
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: Feb. 14-17 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Primavera P6 is the required scheduling application for most large construction projects. However, because of its robust functionality, Primavera P6 can be daunting to learn. Whether you are a new scheduler or a seasoned Microsoft Project user, this three-hour course will cover the fundamentals of using Primavera P6.
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 15 | 9 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Mark your calendars for the TEXO Foundation & Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 5 Student Competition, where teams of students from the Region 5 schools will compete against each other using member companies' construction projects to show their skills and interest in careers in construction. This is your chance to get in front of the best and the brightest college students and future recruits!
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 21 | 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
WHERE: Irving Convention Center | 500 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039
Slates Harwell LLP
Reliable Paving, Inc.
Old Republic Surety Company
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
It's a new year and a new chance to RISE TO THE CHALLENGE as the year-long contest for the coveted trophy begins again. The 2022 TEXO Challenge Cup Series, presented by Milwaukee Tool, is now open for Gold, Silver, and Bronze sponsorships. To learn more about these strategic investment opportunities and the benefits included with each sponsorship level, please click below.
Available Sponsorships:
Gold Sponsor – 3 left
Silver Sponsor – 8 left
Bronze Sponsor – 4 left
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.
Want to see what's coming up next year in Q1 & Q2? Click below to check out our 2022 Event Calendar for the highlights.
If you'd like to check out an overview of what all we accomplished as an association this year, click below to view our 2021 Year In Review infographic.
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.