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Each year, university students in construction programs travel to DFW to showcase their skills and connect with TEXO member companies about career opportunities. Students participate in three divisions: commercial, design-build and heavy civil.
This event gives industry professionals valuable face time with ambitious students and future recruits. You can support the annual Student Competition and showcase your company to these high-achieving construction students through event sponsorships and/or booths in our Networking Lounge.
WHEN: Monday, Feb. 20 | 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sponsorship Cut-Off Date: THIS FRIDAY, Feb. 3
WHERE: Hurst Conference Center | 1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX 76054
Calling all the construction ladies! In conjunction with last week's incredibly successful happy hour event, the TEXO Women's Committee has launched a new LinkedIn group with the goal of building an online community where women can share relevant articles and information, engage in discussion, ask questions, seek feedback, brainstorm ideas, etc. To encourage ladies to join, the Women’s Committee is doing a Galentine’s Day Giveaway and will draw a random group member on Monday, Feb. 13 to win a special Galentine’s Day prize.
Please share this with your female colleagues and peers to help grow this awesome group right out of the gate!
These events provide a briefing on legislative proposals affecting the commercial and industrial construction industry and conclude with meetings with representatives at the Texas Capitol.
ABC Texas Legislative Conference - Feb. 21-22
AGC-Texas Building Branch - March 8
For questions, please contact Jack Baxley, VP of Governmental Affairs, at jack@texoassociation.org.
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
The 2023 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast on Wednesday, Febuary 1st. Please join us for an informal gathering to introduce you and your company. This breakfast is open to anyone interested in TEXO. We hope you will join us!
WHEN (NEW DATE): Tuesday, Feb. 28 | 8-9:30 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11101 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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WHEN: Feb. 7-8 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Journey with us to build an exceptional workplace! This Black History Month, join the TEXO Foundation DEI committee as we invite a panel of North Texas industry leaders to discuss the past, present and future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the construction industry and how it is setting a foundation for business, career advancement and inclusion of minorities in the workplace.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 9 | 1:30-3 p.m.
WHERE: The Beck Group | 1601 Elm St #2800, Dallas, TX 75201
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.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 10 | 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: Feb. 13-16 | 7 a.m. — 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76014
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: Feb. 15-16 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Join TEXO, ABC Central Texas, ABC Greater Houston and ABC South Texas at our joint Tech Alliance conference on Feb. 16. This premier event will connect the region's most forward-thinking companies for an opportunity to meet, collaborate and learn how technology is revolutionizing the construction industry and how it can positively impact the way you do business.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 16 | 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: Silverlake 2200 | 2200 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine , TX 76051
In today’s challenging economy, construction companies must:
• Get paid for the materials and services they provide.
• Pay only once for the materials and services they receive.
• Know what Texas laws protect its interests.
• Have the legal tools to necessary to succeed.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 23 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Advance your career and earn continuing education credits. All courses feature a 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) | Feb. 6-17 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) | Feb. 22-24 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Feb. 27 - March 3 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lean Construction Education Program | March 7 - April 6 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Earlier this fall, Keyan Zandy, CEO of Skiles Group, had the pleasure of moderating a panel for Lean Construction Institute’s Dallas/Fort Worth Community of Practice on the historic labor shortage in our industry. Their goal was to identify what we’re facing, understand why it’s happening and explore how we might change the trend and engage the next generation of construction workers.
Slates Harwell LLP
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
It's a new year and a new chance to RISE TO THE CHALLENGE as the yearlong contest for the coveted trophy begins again. The 2023 TEXO Challenge Cup Series, presented by Milwaukee Tool, is now open for Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorships. To learn more about these strategic investment opportunities and the benefits included with each sponsorship level, please click below. The deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Available Sponsorships:
Gold Sponsor – 4 left
Silver Sponsor – 7 left
Bronze Sponsor – 2 left
Member Discount ProgramsMember Discount Programs
AGC's membership discount programs 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.
Autodesk Inc.
Old Republic Surety Company