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And the winners are…

AUSTIN – Austin National Association of Remodeling Industry Austin Chapter (NARI) brought home a record best four awards from the National CotY Awards held Apr. 8 in Austin. There were a total of 186 regional entries with 11 coming from the Austin area, another record best. Congrats! –cw...

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05/27/2016 13:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Engineer cheer!

AUSTIN – The Texas Society of Professional Engineers Travis Chapter (TSPE) held its 2016 Banquet on Feb. 26 at Barton Creek Country Club in Austin. James Bass, newly-appointed executive director of TxDOT, was the keynote speaker. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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04/01/2016 18:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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WIC kicks!

AUSTIN – For one week in March, women in the construction industry celebrate their many and varied contributions to the construction industry. Women in Construction (WIC) Week is one of the National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) most anticipated events, and the Austin chapter planned plenty of events to highlight their time to shine....

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04/01/2016 18:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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The stars of Austin

AUSTIN – Members and guests of the Austin Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC) met on Feb. 12 for the annual Outstanding Construction Awards Banquet at the AT&T Conference Center on the University of Texas campus. Congrats to the winners! –cw Photos courtesy JJ Photography...

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02/26/2016 16:45:00 | Viewed: 0
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On the block

AUSTIN – The NAWIC Austin Chapter visited Rae McCoy Elementary in Georgetown Jan. 28 for the 2016 Block Kids event. Plenty of kids took part in the annual program that introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create an awareness of and to promote an interest in future careers in one of the many facets of the industry. The competition involves the construction of various structures with interlocking blocks and three of th...

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02/26/2016 16:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas just got greener

AUSTIN – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) strives toward efficiency and sustainability for buildings and their construction, and now the 501c3 has restructured to become more efficient and sustainable in the State of Texas....

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02/01/2016 17:50:00 | 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