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Join us as we bring the construction industry to DFW-area high school students and eighth graders. Register to be a vendor at TEXO Foundation's inaugural 2022 BID Expo 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.
  
Join virtually AGC National on Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. to learn how to manage your emotions in positive ways to communicate effectively, build and maintain client relationships and increase leadership skills.
 
Developing self-awareness, understanding motivation, operating with empathy, using self-regulation and refining your social skills will positively impact your BD strategy as you communicate your brand message in a thoughtful, authentic and human way. Take the next step in harnessing emotional intelligence and communication to achieve your business goals.
  
Employee-Ownership: A Succession Plan vs. an Exit Plan for Owners
 
Doug Janowski, Managing Director at Lazear Capital Partners, sat down with Emily Ackerman to discuss how an ESOP Succession Plan works, why employee ownership gaining in popularity so quickly, and what owners and companies do ESOPs fit best. It was recorded live as a Zoom webinar on June 8 and all information was accurate and up-to-date at that time.
   
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
   
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Come join us for a members-only happy hour at Byrne Construction's Beer Garden! Thank you to Byrne for hosting this great networking event and to Polk Mechanical for providing food. We hope to see everyone there! 
 
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 22 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Byrne Construction | 551 E. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110
 
  
The two-day TEXO OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training Program provides general awareness for entry or field-level construction workers. The training program covers recognizing, mitigating, and preventing hazards on a construction site. We have incorporated a virtual reality component to enhance the participants' engagement and connection to the material.
 
WHEN: Sept. 28-29 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
  
Join TEXO Foundation for a networking happy hour with high school CTE teachers, construction university professors and industry representatives! Come make connections with your peers and the educators of your future employees. Drinks and hor’dourves will be provided.
 
Please be sure to register for the happy hour so we know how many people will be coming! 
 
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 29 | 6:30-8 p.m.
WHERE: Osburn Contractors | 5800 Democracy Dr Suite 150, Plano, TX 75024
  
The Essentials of Field Management/Superintendent Bootcamp is designed to expand the knowledge of construction professionals who are looking to grow in their career. Ideal candidates for this course include field and project engineers, forepersons, assistant superintendents and anyone looking to gain a thorough understanding of the commercial construction building process. Sessions include a deep dive into building a project from the ground up.
 
WHEN: 
Unit 2: Core & Shell | Oct. 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 | 4-6:30 p.m.
Unit 3: Finishes & Building Systems | Nov. 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 | 4-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Virtual Course
 
  
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!
 
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
Building Information Modeling (BIM) 
| Oct. 3-14 | 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.