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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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Never too hot

AUSTIN - Even though it was hot Jun. 1, the Central Texas Subcontractors Association (CTSA) had a great turnout for their annual golf tournament with 28 teams! The players from BJ Electric pooled their money for the ball drop and won $427 cash! The event was held at Star Ranch in Hutto. –cmw...

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Golfing with ABC

AUSTIN - The Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter held it’s annual golf tournament May 16. Although it temperatures were in the upper ‘90s, the 144 golfers had a ball. The event was held at Lions Municipal Golf Course. –cmw...

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The haul guy

AUSTIN - It took a rather large memento from Nelson Travers’ optical retail years for him to see another calling....

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Paving for you

AUSTIN - Texas Asphalt Pavement Association (TXAPA) team L-R: Harold Mullins, Executive Vice President; Kaitlyn Morrison; Robin Strong-Hulse; Roy Collins; Albert Schlather, Chapter President; Emily Adams; Kelli Mofle and Chuck Fuller. -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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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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