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Fore sure!

AUSTIN – Thirty-six teams turned out to participate in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Austin Chapter annual fall golf tournament held Sep. 13 at Star Ranch Golf Course. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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ABC introduces new president

AUSTIN – Tracey Evers has been named the new president of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter. Evers brings a wealth of association management experience to her new position....

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10/03/2016 15:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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Green council

AUSTIN – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Austin Chapter had its 2016 Sporting Clay Tournament benefitting the Construction Leadership Council on Sep. 8 at Capital City Trap & Skeet Club. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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09/30/2016 19:37:00 | Viewed: 0
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On their way

AUSTIN – n additional to the national scholarship fund offered by NFSF, Austin NAWIC offers local scholarship opportunities to students pursuing a career in construction. Annual scholarship opportunities are distributed to students from Crockett High School Construction Technology Program, Lanier High School Construction Academy, Austin Community College, UT School of Engineering, Texas State University, and Texas A&M University. –cw...

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08/30/2016 20:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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Future leaders

AUSTIN – The Greater Austin Contractors & Engineers Association (ACEA) recently made five high school seniors very happy with its annual scholarship program....

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08/30/2016 19:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Aloha spirit

AUSTIN – Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Centex Chapter let loose on Aug. 16 with an “Aloha”-themed party to celebrate its 20th anniversary at the Oasis on Lake Travis. There were 125 people in attendance, who enjoyed impressive food and dancers from Hawaiian Kona Isle. A few of the more uninhibited contractors/instructors, including Matt Tolbert, Alan Anders and Jym Damico, got up and shook their stuff with the dancers....

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08/30/2016 19:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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