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Two times the tee!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Teams fought for first at Dallas’ Bear Creek’s east and west golf courses on Oct. 9. In the end, the Automatic Fire Protection team and the Classic Fire & Hunter Fire Protection team putted their way to the prize at the 28th Annual Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association of Texas’ (FSCATX) Golf Classic. –mjm...

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Recognition and reward

AUSTIN - The Central Texas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors gathered on Oct. 11 at the J.W. Marriott in Austin for its annual Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet and Ceremony....

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NAWIC elects Ritchie as president

AUSTIN - Austin’s chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has elected Taryn Ritchie as its president....

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Where the wild things are

AUSTIN - Texas Disposal Systems was host to members of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Austin Chapter for their Annual Fish Fry on Oct. 5....

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Mixing work and play

AUSTIN - Members of the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) Construction Leadership Council (CLC), Austin Chapter, had fun while helping the community in CLC’s second annual River Float and Cleanup held in September in Martindale. Alterman treated the crew to lunch after they gathered several bags of trash from the river and surrounding banks. -ke...

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NAWIC installs new officers

AUSTIN - The Austin chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) installed new officers in September for 2017-2018. Taryn Ritchie, left, receives the gavel passed by Toni Osberry. Back L-R: Misti Shafer-Webb, Linda Cudmore, Nikki Guinn, Stephanie Hays Cook, Ann Koziol, and Alex Janota....

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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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