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A jump in diesel prices lifted nonresidential construction costs by 1.1% in August compared with July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. AGC also notes a continued shortage of qualified labor, as well as a 34.6% price surge for diesel that Chief Economist Ken Simonson says has since continued. - Bulk Transporter
A bill proposed last week by six Republican senators would require all employers to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program to authorize employment eligibility and would increase the national minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $11. The bill also would increase penalties for employers that employ unauthorized workers and would permit DHS and the Social Security Administration to establish a self-verification process through which individuals may verify their employment eligibility. - Construction Dive
There’s nothing like learning from experience. It doesn’t get any better than watching how other people perform Lean, putting tools and practices into play – live, in the field. Since you can’t go there, we’re bringing the field directly to you. The LCI’s Dallas/Fort Worth Community of Practice invites you to Fast Flicks: Lean Integration, a private screening (on the BIG SCREEN) of short videos that will SHOW – not just TELL – you how local Lean leaders have implemented Lean tools and practices into their jobsites and project workflows.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 3-5 p.m.
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Richardson | 100 S Central Expressway #14, Richardson, TX 75080
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Come join us for a happy hour at Byrne Construction's Beer Garden! Thank you to Byrne for sponsoring this great networking event and for Polk for bringing all the good eats. We hope to see everyone there! 
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 21 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Byrne Construction | 551 E. Berry St, Fort Worth, TX 76110
This insightful afternoon session will feature two panels of VDC/BIM pros and ops leaders: one showcasing some key Virtual Construction wins on their projects and the other diving deep into some hard-earned lessons learned. The event will be followed by an informal happy hour offsite for anyone interested in continuing the conversation and networking with their industry peers.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 28 | 2:30-5 p.m.
WHERE: Dallas College Construction Sciences Building | 101 S. Royal Ln, Coppell, TX 75019
Construction safety and health is vital for the success of the industry. Join industry peers for two days of insightful information that prepares your employees for the challenges they will face on the jobsite this year and beyond. TEXO’s 2023 Construction Safety Professionals Day is your chance to enhance your toolbox with the strategies and connections you need to advance your career as a safety professional and your organization's safety culture.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 29 | 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Hurst Conference Center | 1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX 76054
The 2024 TEXO Young Constructors Council application is CLOSING SOON! Apply today to build your career and industry relationships by joining this elite group of emerging leaders under the age of 35.  YCC is one of the most successful organizations for young construction professionals in the nation. In partnering with TEXO to help train and develop their young professionals, our members are seeing the next generation of industry leaders come through YCC.
Applications for the TEXO Executive Development Partners Class of 2024 are CLOSING SOON! This elite leadership group of rising executives and middle and senior managers gathers on a monthly basis to build relationships, troubleshoot challenges and hear from high-caliber speakers. Each cohort is capped at 30-40 top performers, so be sure to get your application in before the Oct. 6 deadline for your shot at joining the best of the best in our industry.
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
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