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Central Texas shoot

AUSTIN - Over 150 members and individual shooters attended the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) chapter clay shoot Sept. 7 at Capital City Clays. Everyone enjoyed a day of relaxation, camaraderie, great food and fun. –cmw...

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09/28/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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The next reign

AUSTIN - The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) announced the new leadership for 2018-2019. Front Row L-R: Linda Cudmore, Mtech-Icon Austin, Comfort Systems USA; Misti Shafer-Webb, Compliance Resources Inc; Ann Koziol, Vanguard Fire Systems LP; Kim Wheeler, CRH; and Jennifer Maxwell, Lott Brothers Construction Co., Ltd. Middle Row L-R: Steve Morrison, CRH; Cathy Schernik, Markel Corp.; Taryn Ritchie, Ryan Companies US Inc. and ...

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09/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Credit awards

AUSTIN - The Texas Statewide Construction Credit Group held its annual award presentation at their quarterly meeting at the Flying L Ranch in Bandera, TX. In recognition for serving as the association’s president/chairman for the past four years, Lori Drake was also recognized. -cmw...

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08/29/2018 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Second chances

AUSTIN - The Texas Apprenticeship Readiness Program in collaboration with U.A. Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 286 Austin; the Texas Building Trades Council, North American Building Trades Unions along with Austin Goodwill, Austin American Youthworks and Workforce Solutions Capital Area hosted a graduation ceremony for individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages selected to be part of “second change” beginning in the Apprenticeship Readiness...

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Golf atop

AUSTIN - The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) hosted a membership at TopGolf on August 1 with a great turn out. –cmw...

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Cruising and schmoozing

AUSTIN - The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) took to the water on Jun. 14 for sunset gambling cruise on Lake Austin. –cmw...

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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