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Industry NewsIndustry News
Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator inched up to 8.5 months in November from 8.4 months in October, according to an ABC member survey conducted Nov. 20 to Dec. 4. The reading is down 0.7 months from November 2022. Despite the monthly increase, backlog is currently 0.8 months lower than at July’s cyclical peak. The sharpest declines over that span occurred among contractors with more than $100 million in annual revenues, who collectively reported fewer than 10 months of backlog in November for the first time since the second quarter of 2018. - ABC National
The 2024 TEXO Distinguished Building Awards are officially open! Submit your best projects completed in 2023 within the state of Texas for one of our region's most prestigious awards. Application instructions and guidelines may be found here: Project Entry Requirements
Awards are due by Friday, January 26, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CT.
For any questions, please contact Emily Baker at emily@texoassociation.org
TEXO's Dallas and Fort Worth offices will be closed for the Christmas and New Year's holidays starting Friday, December 22 and will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2024. If you have any urgent needs during this time, please leave a voicemail on our main line at (972) 647-0697. We will have safety staff on call for any safety-related emergencies - please contact Todd Holtz at (940) 208-4191.
DroneUp, LLC
Griffith Davison, P. C.
Peckar & Abramson
What's Happening at TEXOWhat's Happening at TEXO
This course covers the OSHA standards for general industry found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910 along with other relevant policies, procedures, and safety and health principles for general industry. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous and most frequently cited by OSHA.
WHEN: Jan. 9-12 | 8 a.m. - 5 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: Jan. 10-11 | 7 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
WHERE: TEXO Dallas Conference Center | 11111 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229
AIA Dallas and TEXO are delighted to welcome back our favorite economist, Anirban Basu of Sage Policy Group, Inc., to present a state and national economic overview for 2024. Enjoy networking with your industry peers and colleagues both before and after the presentation. Drinks & lite bites included with your registration. 

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 11 | 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Humphrey & Associates | 1501 Luna Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
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, Jan. 12 | 8 a.m. - noon
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!
Construction Supervision Fundamentals | Jan. 9-25 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) | Jan. 16-19 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Lean Construction Education Program | Jan. 22 - Feb. 9 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Education Program | Feb. 6-29 | CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Slates Harwell LLP
Dallas College
TEXO Challenge CupTEXO Challenge Cup
These teams have duked it out all year throughout our 2023 Challenge Cup series, presented by Milwaukee Tool, and one winner rose to the challenge to take home the trophy. Check out the Top 10 teams and join us as we congratulate this year's winners, The Brandt Companies!
#10: BakerTriangle
#9: Spring Valley Construction Company
#8: Ridgemont Commercial Construction
#7: The Beck Group
#6: Byrne Construction Services
#5: Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors
#4: GMi
#3: CORE Construction
#2: Humphrey & Associates
#1: The Brandt Companies
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.