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Cybersecurity experts around the world are sounding the alarm about a potential increase in Russia-led cyberattacks following the country's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, and some say the construction industry could be a target.
 
According to CNN, U.S. officials are concerned that the incursion could spill over into cyberspace, and warned businesses, banks and local governments about being vigilant against threats. Construction companies should be on high alert as well, according to Raymond Monteith, senior vice president with HUB International Limited’s risk services division.
  
Associated Builders and Contractors today released its fourth annual Top Performers lists, which ranks its commercial and industrial contractor members that build long-lasting, high-quality construction projects, based on work hours. The No. 1 2022 ABC Top Performer is Turner Industries Group, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; followed by Balfour Beatty, Dallas; Brown & Root Industrial Services, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; BL Harbert International, Birmingham, Alabama; and S&B Engineers and Constructors, Houston.
  
Construction Dive has selected 34 women in construction who are leading the way with outstanding performance to produce a more diverse industry. The stories behind each are offered under the categories of rising stars, up-and-coming leaders, mentors, tradeswoman leaders and industry veterans.
   
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
  
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
  
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. For those that wish to increase their knowledge and effectively use Primavera P6 to plan and manage their work, this three-hour advanced-level course will cover the following:
 - Resource Loading
 - Cost Loading
 - Prioritizing upcoming work
 - Analyzing critical paths through intermediate milestones
 - Inserting delay fragnets / creating TIAs
 
WHEN: Wednesday, March 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Scoreboard Sponsor: Linbeck
 
Available Sponsorships - Click below to secure your company's today:
- Field Sponsor
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- Food Truck Sponsor
- Home Run Derby Sponsor
- Championship Game Sponsor
- Grand Slam Prize Sponsor
- Snack Sponsor
- Scoreboard Sponsor
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 closing next Friday, March 18, 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 – 6 left
Bronze Sponsor – 2 left
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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.
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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.