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Christmas on the lake

AUSTIN - On Dec. 5, over 150 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas members attended the chapter’s annual Holiday Party at Abel’s on the Lake. Each year, the chapter asks attendees to bring gifts that will be donated to a local charity. This year, members and staff of ABC donated wish list items for the Ronald McDonald House of Austin. Items included toys, toiletries, gift cards and essential daily necessities. -cmw...

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AIA presents built design awards

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter (AIA) held their 2018 Built Design Awards at The Carlisle Room on Oct. 4. Over 60 entries were received. Small Projects Honor Award: Cunningham Architects, Burial Crypt Cistercian Monastery (photo not available). –cmw...

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Ruffolution

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) Fort Worth Chapter had 121 registered participants for their 1st Annual Ruffolution Dog Walk. Almost all participants had dog with them. Proceeds benefit the NAWIC Fort Worth Chapter 1 Foundation and Stray dog, a no-kill shelter in Texas. –cmw...

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Excellence in construction & safety

AUSTIN - The Austin construction industry came out, dressed in their best attire, to see who would be taking home the coveted eagle award at the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) 2018 Excellence in Construction and Safety Awards Banquet on Oct. 10....

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Exotics, fried fish & auctions

AUSTIN - The Associated General Contractors (AGC) had a stellar turn out for their annual fish fry and fundraiser. Texas Disposal Systems once again hosted this annual event at their exotic game ranch in Buda, TX on Oct. 11....

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Central Texas shoot

AUSTIN - Over 150 members and individual shooters attended the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) chapter clay shoot Sept. 7 at Capital City Clays. Everyone enjoyed a day of relaxation, camaraderie, great food and fun. –cmw...

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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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Focus - What’s in Store for Construction in 2019

AUSTIN - It would be easy to argue that U.S. economic performance in 2018 was better than it has been in 13 years. While there has been abundant negativity this past year regarding the propriety of tariffs, trade skirmishes, abandonment of various treaties, shifting immigration policy, recently announced layoffs at GM, and rapidly expanding national debt, there can be little debate regarding whether near-term economic performance has been solid....

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OSHA - OSHA’s best kept secret

AUSTIN - OSHA’s best kept secret is the OSHA Consultation Program provided by the Texas Department of Insurance. This no-cost safety and health consultation program is completely separate from the OSHA inspection effort. Primarily targeted for smaller businesses, employers can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place, and even qualify for a one-year exemption from routine OSHA inspections....

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Legal - Beware factors and assignment of pay application proceeds

AUSTIN - As the construction market in Texas continues its explosive activity, more and more new contractors or subcontractors are entering the arena. Many of these new businesses are inadequately capitalized and may need to resort to assignment of receivables in order to cover their cash flow needs, month to month. An example is as follows:...

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