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More than a decade has passed and Fort Worth leaders are still debating a need to update the convention center. The estimated $700 million project includes demolition of the center's iconic dome, hailed as a marvel when the center opened in 1968, as well as upgrades across the 253,000-square-foot complex. - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
In a construction industry survey by FMI, 45% of respondents reported seeing a decline in productivity on job sites in 2022, which cost the industry as much as $40 billion. Managers could have saved $25 billion by adopting lean construction, the survey shows. - Construction Dive
REDnews invites you to join them for their 6th annual Women in Real Estate & Construction Summit next Tuesday. Three hours of continuing education have been approved with TREC (course #47324). Panel topics include:
• Women in Real Estate – Leaders & Pioneers
• Jobs & Recruitment:  Helping women get into the commercial real estate industry
• Women in Construction & Development
• Path to Success:  Overcoming workplace obstacles & looking ahead
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 8 a.m. – noon
WHERE: Maggiano’s NorthPark Center | 205 NorthPark Center, Dallas, TX 75225
DroneUp, LLC
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
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The 2023 TEXO Board of Directors would like to invite you to a New Member and Potential Member Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 18. 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: Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 8-9:30 a.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Fire up your grills and iron your aprons – the 2023 TEXO Foundation Tailgate, the final event of our 2023 Challenge Cup series presented by Milwaukee Tool, is being held THIS FRIDAY at Silver Lake Marina in Grapevine. This year's competition will feature the Washer Tournament, BBQ and chili cook-offs, cocktail shake-off and the return of KidsBuild – a construction-themed activity zone for the kiddos! 
General entry to the event on Saturday is FREE and open to the public – including members, their families, and non-members alike – so come out and eat free food, hang out with industry peers and have a great time!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 21 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
WHERE: Silver Lake Marina | 2500 Fairway Dr #1, Grapevine, TX 76051
The two-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: Oct. 25-26 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
This course covers topics required for competent persons by 29CFR 1926 Subpart L, including: competent person requirements and responsibility, compatibility and component requirements, fall protection, hazards associated with scaffolds, access requirements, training requirements, construction requirements, and proper selection and use. 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
We all need a little help in discovering our greatest talents. That's where our CliftonStrengths journey begins. This workshop includes your own personalized Top 5 CliftonStrengths report, an invaluable tool to help you find the source of your natural talent and develop an action plan on how to implement those strengths in the workplace and personal life. Your greatest chance to succeed at work or anywhere else, lies in strengthening what you naturally do best and doing more of it.
Come as an individual or bring your team! When teams use a common language of strengths, it immediately changes their conversations, it creates more positive dialogue, and it boosts the team's overall engagement and performance levels.
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27 | 8:30am - 3:30pm
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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
Slates Harwell LLP
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Dallas College
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We're SOLD OUT and ready for this weekend! See you all out there!
Title Sponsor: Texas Trades
Prize Sponsor: Miller Group
Hydration Sponsor: Byrne Construction Services
Friday Night Happy Hour Sponsor: Eyesite Surveillance
KidsBuild Presenting Sponsor: Locke Solutions
Micro Mini Donkey Sponsor: Texas AirSystems
KidsBuild Activity Sponsor: Polk Mechanical
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.
Old Republic Surety Company