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A series of challenges

AUSTIN - Lisa Doris with Premier Partners participates in the Ultrex Virtual Reality Experience from Integrity hosted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) on Aug. 16...

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Meet the contractor

AUSTIN - Contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers had the chance to meet contractors at the Associated Builders & Contractors “Meet the Contractor” event held Aug. 9 at the Norris Conference Center. - cmw...

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Taking home the Golden Trowel

AUSTIN - The Renaissance Hotel was the setting for the Central Texas Masonry Association’s (CTMCA) Golden Trowel Awards dinner and presentation held on Jun. 16. The Golden Trowel is the association’s way of recognizing and rewarding the outstanding masonry design of the architects and engineers, the craftsmanship of the contractors and the superior equipment and supplies of the association’s members. –cmw...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Winning big at state

AUSTIN - Twenty-nine Outstanding Construction Awards were handed out at the AGC-Texas Building Branch convention held Jun. 18 – 21 at The Coeur D’Alene Resort in Idaho....

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Summer shooting

AUSTIN - More than 125 members and industry people were in attendance June 16th at Capital City Clays for the Associated Builders & Contractors Central Texas Chapter’s annual summer clay shoot. -cmw...

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Bonding time

AUSTIN - Allied Electric Services Inc. (AES) held their 12th Annual foreman fishing trip June 9 – 11 in Port Aransas. Approximately 30 foremen, service techs and management personnel were in attendance. The weekend included 5 bay boats, 2 off shore boats and 800lbs of fish were brought back. -cmw...

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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

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09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

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