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Winners take all

AUSTIN – Horseshoe Bay Resort was the picture perfect setting for the Associated General Contractors Texas Building Branch (AGC-TBB) 2016 convention Jun. 12-14. A golf tournament, safety awards luncheon and, of course, the anticipated annual outstanding construction awards were all part of the adventure. –cw Photos by Catherine Bezman...

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07/28/2016 13:54:00 | Viewed: 0
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Birthday bash

AUSTIN – On Friday, Jun. 10, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter celebrated 40 years in Austin with a beach theme at Aussie’s Bar & Grill. Guests enjoyed great food and watching teams from Harvey Cleary and Zapalac Reed Construction Company battle it out on the volleyball court. –cw...

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06/27/2016 14:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Architect effects

AUSTIN – The AIA Austin Awards Celebration, held May 12 at Saengerrunde Hall, attracted more than 300 people who came to see Chet Garner, host of the PBS show ‘The Daytripper’ and cheer for the winners. The after party, sponsored by Datum Engineers, featured the tunes of architect Richard Weiss’ band, the Recovering – and bowling! Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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06/27/2016 14:39:00 | Viewed: 0
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New Orleans NAWIC

AUSTIN – The National Association of Women in Construction Austin Chapter (NAWIC) had a winning presence at the South Central Region Forum in New Orleans! –cw...

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06/27/2016 14:36:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wired!

AUSTIN – The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) of Central Texas hosted its annual Trade Show and Wire Off at Norris Conference Center in Austin on May 31. Despite heavy rains, the turnout was larger than last years, with lots of vendors and raffle drawings. –cw...

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06/27/2016 14:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Brain games for students

AUSTIN – American Society of Civil Engineers Texas Section (ASCE) hosted the annual ASCE Student Symposium Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe Competition at Texas Tech in Lubbock Apr. 7-9. Student teams that garnered the top spots moved onto the national competition....

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05/27/2016 14:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0