TEXO Onsite Newsletter
Industry NewsIndustry News
  
McCarthy Building will carry out the second phase of the $85.2 million Main Street Terminal I project at the Port of Beaumont, Texas, under a $57.3 million contract to help bolster the facility's general cargo handling capacity by more than 15%. The project, part of the port's $217.5 million 2021-22 capital program, includes demolition of an existing dock structure and construction of a new dock.
  
The North Central Texas Council of Governments will not consider a hyperloop option for a high-speed connection between Dallas and Fort Worth along the Interstate 30 corridor. High-speed rail is the sole consideration after the council was advised that hyperloop technology remains nascent and lacks a regulatory path forward.
  
Changes in presidential administrations have a significant impact on the construction industry, creating a climate of uncertainty about construction regulation shifts and how they impact businesses. The Biden Administration, Congress, and federal agencies are issuing a barrage of new rules and regulations every day with which your construction business must comply. But not all regulations are equal. Some are in effect in a matter of months while others linger for years.
 
In this webinar, regulation experts from AGC of America will provide you with tools and strategies to help your business navigate the shifting regulatory landscape.
 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 15 | 2:30 p.m. CT
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
IN FOCUS BlogIN FOCUS Blog
  
On every complex construction project, individuals representing dozens of companies are brought together to design and construct a unique structure that will meet the unique budget and functional needs of the end user. The technical expertise and persistent efforts of hundreds—even thousands—of highly trained individuals are required for a successful project. While participation in the design and construction industry is both satisfying and rewarding, that does not mean it’s an easy process.
 
The good news: advancements in building design and construction technology are making daily life easier for the millions of people who work in this industry.
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Join Women in Construction for a fun-filled night of networking and art. Quigley’s Clay House will help guide you with painting pottery of your choice or making a glass mosaic piece. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served. 
 
WHEN: TONIGHT, Feb. 22 | 5-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Quigleys Clayhouse | 1334 Beltline Rd, Richardson, TX 75081
  
Mentorship is an important component of growing a workforce, even if the firm is a small one. The migration to working remotely for some or all of a workday has complicated effective mentorship. Join AIA Dallas and TEXO for a discussion of how some have approached mentorship in the new workplace and bring your own suggestions.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 24 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: AD EX | 325 N Saint Paul St #150, Dallas, TX 75201
  
Perry Weather’s fully comprehensive and cloud-based solution delivers real-time weather and lightning alerts across all channels. Optimizable through web, mobile and on-site hardware devices, Perry Weather seamlessly integrates a live lightning tracker with data from the world's most reliable lightning detection network to successfully broadcast all weather risk, lightning warning and emergency information.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2 | 11 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
In the face of pressing project deadlines and heavily competing priorities, the addition of unfamiliar Lean Construction processes or tools can feel intimidating, overwhelming, and easy to ignore in favor of what’s already known and comfortable. Because we are builders as well as operations-based Lean practitioners, we understand what you're up against. We have created The Lean Builder Workshops with you in mind: the “boots on the ground.”
 
WHEN: Friday, March 4 | 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
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: March 7 - April 18
WHERE: Virtual Course
  
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.
 
DALLAS - ENGLISH
WHEN: Friday, March 11 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
 
DALLAS - ENGLISH
WHEN: Friday, March 18 | 8 a.m. - noon
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: Mar. 14-17 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
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 – 7 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.
ResourcesResources
On Friday, Feb. 4, President Joe Biden signed the Executive Order on Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects at an event at the Iron Workers Local 5 union hall in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 
 
Government-mandated PLAs increase the cost of construction 12% to 20%, reduce competition from 87.4% of the construction industry workforce and steal up to 34% of wages from the token few nonunion workers allowed to work on a PLA jobsite. 
 
Here is what you need to know about the PLA EO: 
Want to see what's coming up next year in Q1 & Q2? Click below to check out our 2022 Event Calendar for the highlights.
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.