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A chipper evening

AUSTIN – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter let the chips fall where they may at their annual Casino Night and Chapter PAC Fundraiser event on Feb. 16 at The Oasis. Guests also had the chance to win special items, like Vanessa Kimball with Centex Personnel, who won a Fitbit. –cw...

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03/30/2017 18:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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Double the love

AUSTIN – When Larry Lacy founded Double L Insulation 21 years ago, he came into it with 24 years of experience, having worked for his father, Jim Lacy....

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03/30/2017 18:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Green stream(ing) of ideas

AUSTIN – In February, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Texas Regional Council had a retreat where members met with their statewide board representatives Jane Baxter Lynn, Paul Brown and Scott Gerhardt, to discuss plans for 2017 and to confirm the focus on advocacy, education and outreach. –cw...

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03/30/2017 18:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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National recognition

AUSTIN – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored 98 projects collectively worth $2.4 billion at the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC’s Workforce Week ‘17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Feb. 28-Mar. 2. Several Texas firms were awarded the coveted Eagles and Pyramids. Below is a list of construction firms in the Austin area that won. –cw...

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03/30/2017 18:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Bringing on the eats

AUSTIN – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter had its ABC-OSHA Partnership Chili/BBQ Cook Off on Mar. 9 at VFW Post 8787 in Austin. Plenty of teams left with awards and everybody had a great time. –cw...

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03/30/2017 15:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Frostbite fun

AUSTIN – Greater Austin Contractors & Engineers Association had its annual Frostbite Golf Tournament on Feb. 27. Congrats to the winners! Rob Reyes, J.L. Powers & Associates, shot a hole in one to cap off a perfect day on the greens. –cw...

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03/30/2017 15:07:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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08/28/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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08/28/2018 17:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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08/28/2018 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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