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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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The real green grocer

AUSTIN – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its committee on the environment has selected H-E-B at Mueller in Austin as one of the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.  H-E-B is the first grocer to be named a Top Ten Green Project in America.  The 2016 Top Ten projects were honored at a ceremony on May 19 during the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia....

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08/30/2016 19:40:00 | Viewed: 0
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Going for the gold

AUSTIN – The Renaissance Hotel in Austin was the scene for the Central Texas Masonry Contractors Association’s (CTMCA) 2016 Golden Trowel Awards on Jun. 17. The food got rave reviews from the attendees and Spike Cutler, Cutler Smith PC, kept everyone entertained as the awards presenter and emcee. Congrats to the winners! –cw (Photos by Kristen Cannon with Continental Cut Stone)...

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07/28/2016 14:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fore the bird(ie)s!

AUSTIN – On Jun. 14, the Greater Austin Contractors & Engineers Association (ACEA) sponsored its summer golf tournament at Falconhead Golf Club. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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07/28/2016 14:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Making waves

AUSTIN – Fire protection contractors from across the state played golf and went fishing at the Skins & Fins Tournament held at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City in Jun. 9-12....

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07/28/2016 14:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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