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The Associated General Contractors of America has spoken out against a part of the bipartisan infrastructure law that calls for construction materials to be sourced domestically unless the practice is deemed not in the public interest, the materials are not readily available in the US, or when using domestic materials would increase project costs by more than 25%. "It makes no sense to place unrealistic limitations on firms' ability to source key materials at a time when prices for those products are skyrocketing and supplies are limited," says Stephen Sandherr, the Associated General Contractors of America CEO, adding that a waiver provision "is like asking the US Department of Education to verify every child's permission slip to miss a day of school."
“Unfortunately, the Biden administration’s rulemaking reverses the much-needed efforts of the previous administration to update and streamline the federal environmental review and permitting process. Modernizing this process would be a bipartisan win, as both sides of the aisle have long identified the need for faster, more efficient permitting... [T]oday’s rulemaking will delay the completion of these critical projects and increase costs for the construction industry and taxpayers without providing meaningful environmental benefits."
Construction is underway on three buildings that will form part of a $1 billion industrial park in Fort Worth, Texas. The 532,535-square-foot Fort West Commerce Center is expected to open in the second quarter of 2023.
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
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
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
Speaker: Luke Vignau, Milwaukee Tool
Topic: Safety Helmet Presentation
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4 | 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), from 2015 to 2018, the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reported 103 total trenching and excavation-related deaths, an average of 25 per year over this 4-year period. Also, the OSHA Information System (OIS) Accident Investigation Report shows that between FY 2013 – FY 2017, there were a total of 156 incidents reported in the construction industry. Moreover, between October 2018 and September 2019, there were 1,499 citations and more than $7 million in penalties issued to construction employers for failing to meet their compliance obligations under Subpart P.
English | Thursday, May 5 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Click Here to Register
Spanish | Friday, May 6 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center
11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Large Mouth Bass Sponsor: R2 Fabrication
Raffle Prize Sponsor: GMi
Weigh-In Sponsor: Auzmet Architectural Cladding & Signage
Small Mouth Bass Sponsors: Brandt, Pecos Construction
Saturday Lunch Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
A few sponsorships are still available. Click below to secure your company's today!
All golf teams are SOLD OUT. Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate! 
Title Sponsor: Beck Technology
Player Gift Sponsor: SteelFab
Drink Cart Sponsors: Drywall Interiors, Gray Reed
Driving Range Sponsor: JE Dunn
Hole Sponsors: Falkenberg Construction Co, MW Builders, PCL Contract Bonding Agency, Prime Controls, Radius Security, Ridgemont, RLG Consulting Engineers, The Demo Company, VESTA Modular
Available Sponsorships - Click below to secure your company's today:
- Longest Drive Sponsor
- Closest to the Pin Sponsor
- Prize Sponsor
- Putting Green Sponsor
- Hole Sponsor
Platinum: Milwaukee Tool
Gold: The Demo Company, Humphrey & Associates, Mogul Wealth, Prime Controls, Rogers-O'Brien, TDIndustries
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.
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.