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ABC Challenges Biden’s Davis-Bacon Rule in Texas District Court
Associated Builders and Contractors and its Southeast Texas chapter today announced filings in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s controversial final rule, Updating the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts Regulations, which applies to federal and federally assisted construction projects funded by taxpayers. - ABC National
AGC Sues To Block Biden Administration’s Unlawful Effort To Expand The Reach Of The Decades-Old Davis-Bacon Law
The Associated General Contractors of America filed suit today in federal court to block the Biden Administration’s unlawful effort to expand the reach of a decades-old law that governs wage rates on federally funded construction projects. Association officials noted that the administration lacks the legal authority to expand the law to cover manufacturing facilities miles away from projects, or to retroactively impose the measure on already-executed contracts, among other concerns. - AGC National
Siemens plans to spend $150 million to build a leading-edge electrical equipment plant in Fort Worth, Texas, that is meant to meet demand from a data center industry poised for growth amid exponential adoption of generative AI. The project brings Siemens' investment in US manufacturing infrastructure to $510 million this year. - The Construction Broadsheet
TEXO is excited to announce and offer a new program, Youturn Health, that provides resources to help employees and their family members struggling with mental health, stress, anxiety, depression, substance use, addiction, and suicidal ideation. We recognize how stressful life in our industry can be. Deaths by suicide and opioids have reach staggering numbers, and recruitment has become more difficult. We wanted to provide resources to support the overall mental health of you, your team and their loved ones.
Youturn Health provides confidential access to their virtual support program with educational videos and trainings and individual and family Peer Support Specialists who are paired with participants based on shared lived experiences.
Click here to watch a short explainer video, and click below for more information.
DroneUp, LLC
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
Contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, architects, engineers, bonding professionals and other construction professionals are invited to join us as we learn how - in today’s challenging economy - construction companies must to do:
 • 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, Nov. 9 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Fort Worth Training Room | 417 Fulton St, Fort Worth, TX 76014
Join the TEXO Foundation DEI Committee as we host Dan Lombardo of One Tribe Foundation & The Beck Group to discuss the importance of supporting veterans and honoring mental health awareness in our industry and to share actionable strategies for you to take back to your firm.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of Rogers-O'Brien Construction. Seating is limited. Please register in advance to attend.
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 9 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Association Conference Center | 11101 North Stemmons, Dallas, TX 75229
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: Nov. 13-16 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
Market Research is a mysterious term for many. It is used as a catch-all for various research types that inform how firms make decisions, capture work, and plan for the future. So what is it? Why do I need it? Where do I find this unicorn? And what do I do with it? This focus forward session will discuss new thinking about market research & ways you can start finding the information your firm needs immediately.
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 8-10 a.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 M, including: competent person requirements and responsibility, definitions, fall protection systems, warning lines and controlled access zones, fall protection plan, training requirements, inspection and maintenance, proper selection and use, and rescue plan.
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 17 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
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: Nov. 29-30 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
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 | Nov. 1 - Dec. 1 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Nov. 6-17 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Slates Harwell LLP
Dallas College
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.