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No stopping crawfish

AUSTIN - Associated General Contractors (AGC) Construction Leaders Council (CLC) hosted another highly successful event. On Apr. 17, CLC held their crawfish boil for AGC members at the Zilker Clubhouse. The threat of impending bad weather did not deter attendance. –cmw...

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Lumbermen convention

AUSTIN - The Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) hosted a “welcome dinner” kicking off the 133rd LAT Convention & Expo Apr. 17 at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, TX. During the event, awards were presented to the 2018 Dealer of the Year and Associate of the Year. –cmw...

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OSHA, chili & barbeque

AUSTIN - It was a beautiful day for members of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) for the ABC-OSHA Partnership 2019 Chili-Barbeque Cook-off. Over 250 attendees with 22 participating teams took part in the event. “It was impressive to see how serious our members were about the competition,” Jodi Bunyard, ABC Director of Membership and Marketing. “There was lots of networking and everyone had a great time.” –cmw...

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Women celebrate

AUSTIN - Women in the construction industry across the nation celebrated their presence in the industry. March 3 kicked off WIC (Women in Construction) Week and continued through Mar. 9. The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Austin Chapter was no different with events scheduled throughout the week. –cmw...

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Meeting with lawmakers

AUSTIN - As the 86th Texas legislative session takes off, business owners, associations and all interested prepare to meet with Texas legislators....

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02/27/2019 19:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Night of outstanding construction

AUSTIN - Members of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) gathered together for the presentation of the 2019 Outstanding Construction Awards. It was a record-breaking event for AGC as over 300 members and guests were in attendance. The event was held at the AT&T Conference Center in downtown Austin on Feb. 8. –cmw...

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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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