Professional Development Registration

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"The Basics" Course
A program designed to assist small or minority-owned contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in understanding the basic elements of running a commercial construction business.
Begins March 25, ends May 20, 2014 (9 Tuesday evenings)
Time for all sessions: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm See sidebar for individual session dates
Pricing: $150.00 per firm (covers ALL sessions) for 2 attendees per session; meal included
Location: TEXO Dallas Conference Center, 11111 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, 75229

Session One: Running a Successful Construction Business / Marketing & Customer Service
• Company organization
• Understanding the planning process
• Components of a plan
• Putting your plan to work
• Construction marketing and its importance to your business success
• Developing and implementing your marketing strategy
• Secrets to building long-lasting customer relationships
• Art of Networking

Session Two: Financial Management / Understanding Contracts
• Accounting & cost control
• Financial statements
• Cash flow
• Contract formation and use of standard form documents
• Payment clauses
• Changes clauses
• "No damage for delay" clauses
• Joint Ventures

Session Three: Insurance & Bonds
• Meeting insurance requirements
• Workers compensation
• Understanding the basic concept of bonding
• Steps to securing a bond

Session Four: Safety, Health and Environmental Services
• Identification and control of hazards
• Training and education
• Record keeping and hazard analysis

Session Five: Bidding & Estimating
• Project tracking
• Decision to bid project
• Estimating the project

Optional Lab on Prebid
Saturday, April 26

Session Six: Project Management / Project Delivery
• What is project management?
• Steps of project management
• Types of project delivery

Session Seven: Project Scheduling
• Building the schedule
• Updating the schedule
• Modifying the schedule
• Record keeping
• Latest industry technology

Session Eight: Lean / LEED
• Learn and understand Lean
• Learn and understand LEED

Session Nine:
Graduation and Special Presentation - "Strategic Partnering"

Session Dates/Times
Session One:
Tuesday, March 25
4:00 - 6:30pm
Session Two:
Tuesday, April 1
4:00 - 6:30pm
Session Three:
Tuesday, April 8
4:00 - 6:30pm
Session Four:
Tuesday, April 15
4:00 - 6:30pm
Session Five:
Tuesday, April 22
4:00 - 6:30pm
Optional Lab on PreBid
Saturday, April 26
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Session Six:
Tuesday, April 29
4:00 - 6:30pm
Session Seven:
Tuesday, May 6
4:00 - 6:30pm
Session Eight:
Tuesday, May 13
4:00 - 6:30pm
Session Nine:
Graduation & Special Presentation:
"Strategic Partnering"

Tuesday, May 20, 2013
4:00 - 6:30pm

Sponsoring Partners
Black Contractors Association, City of Dallas, DFW International Airport, D/FW Minority Supplier Development Council,
Dallas Independent School District, Dallas County Community College District, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association,
and TEXO, The Construction Association.

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Cancellation policy:
Cancellations for events must be made 48 hours prior to the event or you will be invoiced. If you have any questions, contact TEXO at 972-647-0697 or email