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Industry NewsIndustry News
  
The economic earthquakes of the past few years have posed challenges for the construction industry, and it doesn't appear things are about to change as the Associated General Contractors of America prepares for its annual convention. AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson and Brian Perlberg, the association's senior counsel of construction law and contracts, reflect on four key factors for the industry moving ahead: the Russia-Ukraine conflict, construction's warehouse and manufacturing sector, the distribution of infrastructure funds and the incorporation of pandemic risk in contracts.
  
Construction input prices increased 2.6% in February compared to the previous month, 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 rose 2.5% for the month.
 
Construction input prices are up 24.4% from a year ago, while nonresidential construction input prices are up 25.1%. Input prices for natural gas and unprocessed energy materials increased for the month, rising 65.1% and 32.3%, respectively. Crude petroleum prices increased 13.7% in February. All three energy subcategories are up significantly on a year-over-year basis.
  
Keyan Zandy wants to improve the industry for the next generation of builders. Announced as its new CEO March 1, Zandy has worked at Skiles Group, a Dallas-area healthcare specialist contractor, for over eight years. Formerly the COO of Skiles Group,  Zandy co-authored "The Lean Builder" with Joe Donarumo, vice president of another Texas-based contractor, the Linbeck Group. Zandy led Skiles Group's shift to, and innovation in, lean construction — a practice that uses technology, culture shifts and increased planning to limit waste. He told Construction Dive that lean principles aren't proprietary, and if construction is going to advance, all builders should have access to lean strategies.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
IN FOCUS BlogIN FOCUS Blog
  
In honor of Women in Construction (WIC) Week 2022, TEXO is shining the spotlight on five incredible, capable women who are bright stars in our North & East Texas construction community and within the TEXO membership. We wanted to dig into what their day-to-day lives look like in their various niches within construction, the winding roads that brought them to into the sector, how they got involved in the association and what advice they would give to other women interested in starting careers in this important industry.
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
Batter up! It's the triumphant return of our annual TEXO Softball Tournament, the first event of our 2022 Challenge Cup series, presented by Milwaukee Tool. There's only ONE (1) team spot left, as well as a number of sponsorships, so click before to register now!
 
WHEN: Saturday, April 2 | Starting at 8 a.m.
WHERE: McInnish Sports Complex | 2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
  
Speaker: James Robles, JE Dunn 
Topic: Mental Preparedness for the Safety Professional
 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
This course will teach you how to deal with the media — and 11 other audiences — during a crisis. The media, in particular, play an important role during any crisis, and we teach session attendees exactly what the media need and how the media can help you get information to the public quickly. Attendees will learn how to respond to questions briefly and directly, with honesty and candor, and learn how to control the flow of information. This is needed preparation for any crisis, when time is critical and working with the media is a priority. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, April 7 | 9 a.m. - noon
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.
 
FORT WORTH - ENGLISH
WHEN: Friday, April 8 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
 
FORT WORTH - SPANISH
WHEN: Friday, April 15 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Scoreboard Sponsor: Linbeck
Lunch Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
Breakfast Sponsor: Carrco Painting
 
Available Sponsorships - Click below to secure your company's today:
- Field Sponsor
- Umpire Sponsor
- Food Truck Sponsor
- Home Run Derby Sponsor
- Championship Game Sponsor
- Grand Slam Prize Sponsor
- Snack Sponsor
- Scoreboard Sponsor
Hook up your boat, it's time for the annual ASA | TEXO Foundation Bass Tournament!
Early Registration ends April 1st, so register today to save $20 per team
 
WHEN: Friday, April 29 & Saturday, April 30
WHERE: Lake Fork Marina | 275 Co Rd 1558, Alba, TX 75410
 
Available Sponsorships - Click below to secure your company's today:
- Title Sponsor
- Friday Night Dinner Sponsor
- Large Mouth Bass Sponsor
- Raffle Prize Sponsor
- Weigh-In Sponsor
- Grid Board Sponsor
- Small Mouth Bass Sponsor
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
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.