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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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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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Fishing Leaders

AUSTIN - The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) held its first bay fishing tournament in Seadrift, TX on Jun. 22 and, in the process, raised $1,000 to support marine habitat protection. –cmw...

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The Midas touch

AUSTIN - Members of the Central Texas Masonry Contractors Association (CTMCA) gathered at the Archer Hotel in hopes of receiving the golden trowel at the 2018 Golden Trowel Awards banquet on Jun. 22....

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OSHA - Cranes and derricks in construction: Operator qualification

AUSTIN - OSHA changed the regulation governing crane operator certification in construction. First, this final rule removes the requirement that crane operator certifications include the crane’s rated lifting capacity. The two testing organizations that have certified the majority of operators have issued certifications by “type” but not “capacity.” These certifications, therefore, would not have been valid without a change to the rule....

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Legal - What to do if you suddenly become involved in a multi-party construction defect lawsuit?

SAN ANTONIO - Times are changing. Around Texas, there is an onset of multi-party construction defect lawsuits. In the Valley and recently in Bexar County, various school districts have filed lawsuits. In the current climate of public owners or owners of multi-family housing units, construction defect lawsuits are becoming prevalent. When public owners are involved, the two or four year statutes of limitation do not apply. Instead, lawsuits may be...

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Accounting - Part III: Plan ahead for accounting for new long-term contracts

AUSTIN - Your company established the completed contract method of accounting for long-term contracts that are exempt from Code Section 460 because its gross receipts fell under the $10 million threshold....

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Focus - Embracing staffing & technology challenges

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It’s a good time to be in construction and engineering/ architectural design in Texas....

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