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Rounding it up

AUSTIN - It was a busy three days for the plumbing industry. June 13-16, the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) held its annual conference, Texas Round Up, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop. Kicking off the event, PHCC hosted a golf tournament. With plenty of business enhancing workshops, speakers, industry knowledge and networking opportunities to tickle the fancy of the 100 plus in attendance. –cmw...

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Shooting high

AUSTIN - More than 100 participants from across the state participated in the Texas Crane Owners Association’s (TCOA) membership meeting and 2017 shotgun invitational. The event was held on June 5 at the Greater Houston Gun Club....

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“Wire off”

AUSTIN - May 4 was a busy day for the electrical industry. Over 40 contractor members and associates attended a luncheon prior to the CenTex IEC’s annual tradeshow and wire-off competition. 600 plus individuals attended the tradeshow throughout the day and to watch the wire-off competition enter its final hours. As the completion wound down, the excitement grew....

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Clash of the castles

AUSTIN - The sands of time did not stop association members from competing in a childhood favorite activity. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston chapter hosted members across Texas for the 31st Annual AIA SandCastle Competition on June 3 at Galveston East Beach....

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Tees and tackle

AUSTIN - The Fire Sprinkler Contractors Association of Texas (FSCATX) held its 7th Annual Skins & Fins Tournament June 8-10 at the South Shore Harbor Resort. The three-day event kicked off with classes and vendor shows on Friday, followed by a golf tournament on Saturday and a fishing tournament on Sunday to close the weekend....

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Getting in on the ground more

DALLAS/FT WORTH - From putting on roofs to putting on greens – roofing industry members enjoyed a sunny day on the ground for a change May 15 at Grapevine’s Cowboys Golf Club. The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA) hosted its Golf 2017 tournament, which included morning and afternoon flights followed by an awards ceremony. –mjm...

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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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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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