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Taking home the Golden Trowel

AUSTIN - The Renaissance Hotel was the setting for the Central Texas Masonry Association’s (CTMCA) Golden Trowel Awards dinner and presentation held on Jun. 16. The Golden Trowel is the association’s way of recognizing and rewarding the outstanding masonry design of the architects and engineers, the craftsmanship of the contractors and the superior equipment and supplies of the association’s members. –cmw...

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Winning big at state

AUSTIN - Twenty-nine Outstanding Construction Awards were handed out at the AGC-Texas Building Branch convention held Jun. 18 – 21 at The Coeur D’Alene Resort in Idaho....

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Summer shooting

AUSTIN - More than 125 members and industry people were in attendance June 16th at Capital City Clays for the Associated Builders & Contractors Central Texas Chapter’s annual summer clay shoot. -cmw...

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Bonding time

AUSTIN - Allied Electric Services Inc. (AES) held their 12th Annual foreman fishing trip June 9 – 11 in Port Aransas. Approximately 30 foremen, service techs and management personnel were in attendance. The weekend included 5 bay boats, 2 off shore boats and 800lbs of fish were brought back. -cmw...

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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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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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