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Industry NewsIndustry News
The price of materials and services used in nonresidential construction inched up 0.2% from June to July, while a government index that measures contractors’ bid prices fell by 1.4%, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America released today. Association officials said contractors are finally seeing some relief from recent supply chain problems and price escalations, but the competitive market means key materials are still very hard to find. - AGC of America
Feds are cracking down on financial fraud in the construction industry. The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, part of the U.S. Treasury Department, issued a notice to financial institutions Wednesday, highlighting an increase in state and federal payroll tax evasion and workers’ compensation fraud by U.S. construction businesses. State and federal tax authorities lose hundreds of millions annually to these types of schemes, according to the announcement. - ConstructionDive
The University of Texas' (UT) new Austin Medical Center campus is preparing for construction of two new medical towers costing an estimated $2.5 billion, UT System Board of Regents Chairman Kevin Eltife said Monday. The regents are still in discussions, officials said, as to the final investment total. The new facilities will be built on the site of the existing 1970s-era Erwin Center arena, located near Interstate 35 on the east side of the Austin, Texas, campus. The center will be demolished in phases, according to a local media report, and work has already started. Demolition should be complete by the end of 2024. - The Construction Broadsheet
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Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
The TEXO HR Committee invites you to join us Wednesday, August 30, for a discussion regarding how workers' compensation claims cross over into the HR realm, led by Julie Schatz, senior vice president of Roberts & Crow and program manager of CompGroup AGC! This event is complimentary for all TEXO members. Lunch will be provided, courtesy of our sponsor, Mogul Wealth.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 30 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, 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: Thursday, Aug. 31 | 8 a.m. - noon
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76107
A suicide occurs every 12 minutes in the U.S. A CDC study found that in 2012 and 2015, suicide rates were highest among males in the construction industry. A major roadblock to addressing this issue is the stigma that has surrounded the issues of depression and suicide and the reluctance to talk about it. For many years, these have been taboo subjects, making it all the more difficult for those who may be contemplating suicide to get the help they need. What can safety professionals, supervisors and employers do to help prevent suicide and get workers the resources and assistance they need?
SPEAKER: Matt Clarke | Safety, Health and Environmental Manager, TDIndustries
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 6 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
The 2-day TEXO OSHA 10-Hour course serves as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of the job when required by OSHA standards. After completing the course, participants are mailed an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Outreach wallet-sized card.
WHEN: Sept. 6-7 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Texters beware: Your data is not your own! Join us for this training program with Lauren Abeyta, COO at Construction Discovery Experts, to discuss the risks with communicating via text. We will discuss the realities and proliferation of electronic communication and how to successfully manage your digital footprint and train your teams to keep you out of trouble.
SPEAKER: Lauren Abeyta, COO with Construction Discovery Experts 
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 12  |  3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE: STIRR Addison | 5100 Belt Line Rd. Suite 540, Dallas, TX 75254
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!
Lean Construction Education Program | Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Program | Sept. 20-29 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Sept. 27 - Oct. 25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Construction Supervision Fundamentals | Oct. 16-30 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Wage theft, an alarming issue plaguing the construction industry, demands our attention as we explore its impact on workers and industry stakeholders. Below, we discuss the intricacies of wage theft, the risks it poses to developers and top tier contractors and how Verfico™ can help to mitigate that risk.
Slates Harwell LLP
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Dallas College
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
Teams are SOLD OUT, but there are still some shooting station sponsorships available. So be sure to register today and snag those to get in front of almost 400 construction pros! 
Title Sponsor: Adolfson & Peterson
Lunch Sponsor: The Door Company
Breakfast Sponsor: Lithko Contracting
Grid Board Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
Drink Snack Sponsor: Lazear Capital Partners
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.
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