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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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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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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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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0