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A joint venture of Fluor Heavy Civil and Irving, Texas-based Austin Bridge & Road has been given permission to proceed on an expansion and reconstruction of about 6.3 miles of Interstate 35 East in Dallas under a $641.7 million design-build contract awarded by the Texas Department of Transportation. The Lone Star Constructors venture will expand the roadway to eight lanes, rebuild two existing reversible lanes and rebuild continuous frontage roads, as well as improve intersections.
  
U.S. companies should prepare for a renewed push for range of new or higher corporate taxes from President Biden’s administration based on the $5.8 trillion fiscal year 2023 budget proposed this week, tax experts say. It comes as the $2 trillion Build Back Better Act passed by the House in November is stalled in the Senate, having failed to gain the unanimous support from Democratic lawmakers needed for passage. If passed it would raise numerous business taxes and yield more complicated tax compliance, especially for businesses that operate globally. 
  
In this webinar, you will learn about those techniques behind practical analytics and how to unlock data insights already hiding within your construction management system. These insights often deliver immediate value, including catching cost overruns early and automating timesheet approvals. We will discuss the data pyramid and work through data engineering, management and reporting—stopping just short of data science. We will also examine a business problem positioned by a customer and how we used the practical analytics approach to provide a solution.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, April 13 | 1 p.m. CDT
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
IN FOCUS BlogIN FOCUS Blog
  
So you want to be a public construction contractor in Texas? First you need to know are the rules—and there are a lot of them. There are statutory procurement regimes for different types of public work, different agencies, and different project delivery methods. Different criteria and standards are used to evaluate all of them.
 
Hopefully this quick overview can provide some general guidance on the Texas Public Bidding Process.
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Reliable Paving, Inc.
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
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
  
For all those who have pre-registered for this week's Member Appreciation Crawfish Boil, PLEASE NOTE that the location has changed to Woodhaus's office.
 
WHEN: Thursday, April 7 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Woodhaus | 1207 Tappen Circle Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006
 
Thank you to Woodhaus for hosting, and an especially huge thank you to our sponsor, Milwaukee Tool, who helped make this event happen! 
  
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
  
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: Apr. 18-21 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
  
Kickstart your construction leadership career with this 4-session course from Pete Delisle, Ph.D., an award-winning educator and businessman. This course – offered both in-person and virtually – will delve deep into the key fundamentals of leading in a technical organization, from vision to effectiveness and feedback. Investment in yourself or your company's emerging leaders is critical to developing a strong foundation for the future of your company and the construction industry at-large.
 
WHEN: Starts Thursday, April 21 | 9 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center & Virtual
  
Address key leadership challenges head-on with solutions presented in this 4-session course from Pete Delisle, Ph.D., an award-winning educator and businessman. This course – offered both in-person and virtually – delves deep into strategies to recruit, retain, and develop your high-performance team. Effectively managing these challenges is critical to organizational and project success for your company.
 
WHEN: Starts Thursday, April 21 | 1-4 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center & Virtual
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Large Mouth Bass Sponsor: R2 Fabrication
Raffle Prize Sponsor: GMi
Small Mouth Bass Sponsors: Brandt, Pecos Construction
Lunch Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
 
Available Sponsorships - Click below to secure your company's today:
- Title Sponsor
- Friday Dinner Sponsor
- Weigh-In Sponsor
- Raffle Prize Sponsor
- Large Mouth Bass Sponsor
- Grid Board Sponsor
Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: The Demo Company, Humphrey & Associates, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, Rogers-O'Brien, TDIndustries
Silver: Byrne Construction Services, Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing, Hill & Wilkinson, Peckar & Abramson, Ridgemont, Skiles Group
Bronze: AEC, The Beck Group, Campos Engineering, CORE, Griffith Davison, Marsh, MarshMcLennan Agency, PCL, SEDALCO
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
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.
ResourcesResources
The 2022 Labor Law poster will include the following state & federal required posters for all businesses into one laminated 25.5” X 39.5” poster.
 
Texas Required Posters
Bilingual Discrimination Notice
Bilingual Notification of the Ombudsman Program
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 10 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 5 - Non-Election of Workers' Compensation
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 6 - Election of Workers' Compensation
Bilingual Workers' Compensation Notice 7 - Concerning Workers' Compensation in Texas
Child Labor Law
Texas Payment Notice & Unemployment Compensation
 
Federal Required Posters
Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law (EEOC) - Includes GINA
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
OSHA - The Occupational Safety and Health Act - 8.5" x 14"
The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)
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.