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Shoot, scholarship and fun

AUSTIN - The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) of Associated General Contractors (AGC) held their annual sporting clay shoot at the Capitol City Skeet and Trap Club. The CLC presented a $1000 scholarship at the event as members looked on and continued enjoying bonds of friendship. –cmw...

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01/31/2019 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Christmas on the lake

AUSTIN - On Dec. 5, over 150 Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas members attended the chapter’s annual Holiday Party at Abel’s on the Lake. Each year, the chapter asks attendees to bring gifts that will be donated to a local charity. This year, members and staff of ABC donated wish list items for the Ronald McDonald House of Austin. Items included toys, toiletries, gift cards and essential daily necessities. -cmw...

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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AIA presents built design awards

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The American Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter (AIA) held their 2018 Built Design Awards at The Carlisle Room on Oct. 4. Over 60 entries were received. Small Projects Honor Award: Cunningham Architects, Burial Crypt Cistercian Monastery (photo not available). –cmw...

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11/29/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Ruffolution

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The National Association of Women in Construction’s (NAWIC) Fort Worth Chapter had 121 registered participants for their 1st Annual Ruffolution Dog Walk. Almost all participants had dog with them. Proceeds benefit the NAWIC Fort Worth Chapter 1 Foundation and Stray dog, a no-kill shelter in Texas. –cmw...

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10/30/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Excellence in construction & safety

AUSTIN - The Austin construction industry came out, dressed in their best attire, to see who would be taking home the coveted eagle award at the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) 2018 Excellence in Construction and Safety Awards Banquet on Oct. 10....

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Exotics, fried fish & auctions

AUSTIN - The Associated General Contractors (AGC) had a stellar turn out for their annual fish fry and fundraiser. Texas Disposal Systems once again hosted this annual event at their exotic game ranch in Buda, TX on Oct. 11....

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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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