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TEXO Foundation raises funds to support the construction industry through the generous support of our TEXO members. Our goal is that, through university support via scholarships and grants, high-quality employees will be attracted to the Dallas/Fort Worth construction market. In 2021, the TEXO Foundation awarded $25,000 in scholarships to students from regional universities, and we look forward to them starting their career in the North Texas area for employment through internships and upon graduation.
Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 1
Please share the link below with any construction students you know! 
The Associated Builders and Contractors Insurance Trust exclusively serves ABC member contractors. We provide cost-effective plans that help you attract and retain skilled labor. We understand contractors’ business needs and will help you with profitable and consistent growth. These group benefits solutions are delivered through customizable group employee benefits and prevailing wage programs tailored specifically for the construction industry.
Click below to view an updated directory of programs and services to see how they can benefit your firm. Click here to view our prevailing wage brochure, which describes our administrative tools, partners and industry unique programs to make a prevailing wage benefits program simple to administer.
Experts expect millions of new construction jobs in the coming months and say immigration reform is the best way to increase the labor pool and ease shortages. Any long-term immigration reform likely won't be possible until after this year's elections, but short-term solutions could include a temporary visa program for construction and charging fees for Foreign Labor Certification applications to help speed up processing, they say.
Harrison Steck, P.C.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
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This half-day seminar will navigate attendees through the construction law overlay to a typical construction project from a general contractor and subcontractor perspective. This moderated narrative will allow conversation and interaction among the participants while touching on the core and ancillary issues associated with contract negotiation, claims process and presentation, and dispute avoidance and resolution. The seminar will be followed by a networking happy hour with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Only a few in-person spots remaining, so secure yours today or choose our virtual option!
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 26 | 1:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Las Colinas Country Club | 4400 N O'Connor Rd, Irving, TX 75062
TEXO’s 2022 Construction Safety Professionals Day is your chance to enhance your toolbox with the strategies and connections you need to advance your career and your organization. This program has been approved for CEUs by the University of Texas at Arlington Division for Enterprise Development for safety professionals to receive credit for their participation.
Exhibitor booths and conference day passes are still available!
WHEN: NEXT THURSDAY, Oct. 27 | 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Silverlake 2200 | 2200 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051
In the face of pressing project deadlines and heavily competing priorities, the addition of unfamiliar Lean Construction processes or tools can feel intimidating, overwhelming, and easy to ignore in favor of what’s already known and comfortable. Because we are builders as well as operations-based Lean practitioners, we understand what you're up against. We have created The Lean Builder Workshops with you in mind: the “boots on the ground.”
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 28 | 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Companies with strong safety standards and minimal insurance claims are being held back by traditional insurance. If you’re paying more than $200k in insurance and your claims are less than 50% of that premium, a captive can take your company to the next level. Your unused loss funds along with your investment returns go back into your bank account rather than giving it to the insurance company. You gain control of your premiums and build equity in your insurance program. Hear when it’s the right time to change your approach.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 2 | 9-10:15 a.m.
WHERE: Virtual Event
The AIA | TEXO Committee invites all who are interested to join us for a technology roundtable discussion where we will dive into how to protect your firm's valuable data. This is an in-person event with lunch served, with special thanks to our sponsor, KSC, Inc. 
• Brian Monwai, IT Director, The Beck Group
• Mark Lynd, Head of Digital Business, Netsync
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: AD EX | 325 North St. Paul St #150, Dallas, TX 75201
The TEXO HR Committee invites you to join us for a lunch & learn roundtable discussion facilitated by committee member Sarah Rathborne, Senior People Services (HR) Manager at Rogers-O’Brien, on another relevant topic: retention and engagement! All HR gurus and anyone else who may be interested are invited to attend.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 3 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Roger's-O'Brien Construction Office | 1933 Regal Row, Dallas, TX 75235
Come get a trunk full of holiday gifts while supporting a great cause! This year, the TEXO's Women's Committee is hosting Holiday Trunking for Charity, an event that not only supports local women-owned businesses but also gives back to Dallas Children's Advocacy. We ask that every lady brings gently used children's books, toys, and winter attire which we will donate to DCAC. DCAC improves the lives of abused children by investigating, healing, and learning.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 3 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: AEC Office | 14202 Proton Rd, Dallas, TX 75244
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!
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Nov. 2-18 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | Nov. 7-18 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lean Construction Education Program | Nov. 15 - Dec. 20 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) | Dec. 5-20 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
"We know trade partners are the backbone of the construction industry. They are the experts of their trades, crucial to building skilled construction professionals, and a key part of bridging the growing workforce gap. We have a duty to build substantial partnerships and procurement opportunities with our trade partners so they can continue to grow their capacity and experience.
Innovation and ingenuity come from the diversity of ideas, experiences, and perspectives, and this is what these firms bring to push us all forward into the next generation of construction."
Slates Harwell LLP
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Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate and to our generous sponsors! We look forward to seeing everyone and their families out at Silver Lake Marina this weekend!
Event Sponsor: BakerTriangle
Field Sponsors: Cadence McShane, Cherry Coatings
In-Kind Sponsors: Buyers Barricades, The Demo Company, George-McKenna, United Site Services
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.
The 2022 Labor Law poster will include the following state- and 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.