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Do you have employees needing training? It's time to register for the Construction Education Foundation's (CEF) upcoming fall semester, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 6. Classes offered include: Backflow Awareness, Electrical I-IV, ESL, HVAC Service, Pipefitting I-IV, Plumbing I-IV, Sheet Metal, Welding and more.
 
For more information, please call CEF at 972-574-5200.
  
Join us as we bring the construction industry to Dallas/Forth Worth-area (DFW) high school students and eighth graders. Register to be a vendor at TEXO Foundation's inaugural 2022 BID Expo, which is being held on Thursday, Oct. 13. Sponsorships are also available.
 
This experiential showcase is more than just your average career fair — it’s a comprehensive dive into the many diverse roads that lead to a fulfilling career in the high-rising construction industry. Whether you’re a general contractor, specialty contractor, industry service provider, university or vocational school, vendors at BID Expo are encouraged to offer a hands-on opportunity for students to learn about the incredible paths to a career in the DFW building community.
   
Harrison Steck, P.C.
      
Griffith Davison, P. C.
      
Peckar & Abramson
   
IN FOCUS BlogIN FOCUS Blog
  
Hear from Hill & Wilkinson's Kristen Ortiz, senior project manager, and Canyon Conley, safety coordinator, as they discuss the safety measures, unique features and other challenges faced on this multi-phase school project.
 
The Ursuline Academy of Dallas project featured a new 92,500-square-foot east campus building, which includes a 1,000-seat, multi-purpose, multi-level auditorium with a state-of-the-art rigging system, orchestra shells and theatrical lighting. The project also incorporated a two-story west campus expansion that includes 8,200 square feet of added space and 18,700 square feet of renovated space. 
   
Slates Harwell LLP
      
Old Republic Surety Company
   
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
  
The TEXO HR Committee invites you to join us on Thursday, Aug. 25, for a virtual roundtable discussion on every HR professional's favorite topic: resignations! Specifically, we will be focusing on "The Great Resignation," an ongoing economic trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned en masse beginning in early 2021.
 
Guest Speakers: 
Amy Ancira — Hire Better; VP of Executive Search, Managing Director 
Katie Rigot — Turner Construction Company; Talent Acquisition Recruiter
 
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 25 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Via Microsoft Teams
  
This course is designed for Outreach Training Program trainers who have completed the OSHA No. 500 Trainer Course and are authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program. The course provides an update on OSHA construction standards, policies and regulations.
 
WHEN: Aug. 29-31 | First two days, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Last day, 8 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75229
  
Join Bradley Hartmann, of Red Angle Inc., for one of these six-week virtual, self-paced Spanish courses to brush up on the industry terminolgy you need to know on the jobsite — both for general construction and safety specifics.
 
WHEN: 
Registration cutoff | Sept. 1 
Kickoff call | Sept. 8 
Virtual sessions begin | Sept. 12
WHERE: Virtual Course
  
This course will provide an overview of risk management from the safety, health and environmental program perspective. Specific topics covered include an introduction to risk management utilizing ISO STD 31000; key terminology; describing and applying the risk-management process; and suggested strategies for improving environmental, safety and health programs using risk-management principles.
 
WHEN: Sept. 6-9, 2022 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N. Stemmons Freeway, 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 arrive. 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.
 
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 9 | 8 a.m. – noon
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75229
  
Advance your career and earn continuing education credits. All courses feature live instruction via Zoom and are available in a variety of days and time blocks to accommodate your learning schedule. Ideal for construction professionals looking to learn without the hassle of traveling. 
 
When registering for any of the classes below, be sure to list TEXO as who referred you to the program!
 
Building Information Modeling (BIM) | Aug. 30 - Sept. 21 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | Sept. 9-28 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Sept. 12-30 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lean Construction Education Program | Sept. 13 - Nov. 1 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
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
CompGroup AGC is a registered safety group formed to administer the workers' compensation program underwritten by Texas Mutual for building construction contractors that are members of the AGC. They offer expert claim oversight and specialized loss-prevention services, including extensive practical safety information, workshops and special educational events. Call Julie Schatz at 972-770-4444 or email the CompGroupAGC@RobertsandCrow.com to get information on how your agent can access this competitive program.
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)
   
Autodesk Inc.