web analytics
Home | AUSTIN | Association News
AUSTIN Association News

image

A chipper evening

AUSTIN – The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter let the chips fall where they may at their annual Casino Night and Chapter PAC Fundraiser event on Feb. 16 at The Oasis. Guests also had the chance to win special items, like Vanessa Kimball with Centex Personnel, who won a Fitbit. –cw...

Created by : cwright
03/30/2017 18:15:00 | Viewed: 0
image

Double the love

AUSTIN – When Larry Lacy founded Double L Insulation 21 years ago, he came into it with 24 years of experience, having worked for his father, Jim Lacy....

Created by : cwright
03/30/2017 18:11:00 | Viewed: 0
image

Green stream(ing) of ideas

AUSTIN – In February, U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Texas Regional Council had a retreat where members met with their statewide board representatives Jane Baxter Lynn, Paul Brown and Scott Gerhardt, to discuss plans for 2017 and to confirm the focus on advocacy, education and outreach. –cw...

Created by : cwright
03/30/2017 18:08:00 | Viewed: 0
image

National recognition

AUSTIN – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored 98 projects collectively worth $2.4 billion at the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC’s Workforce Week ‘17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Feb. 28-Mar. 2. Several Texas firms were awarded the coveted Eagles and Pyramids. Below is a list of construction firms in the Austin area that won. –cw...

Created by : cwright
03/30/2017 18:06:00 | Viewed: 0
image

Bringing on the eats

AUSTIN – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter had its ABC-OSHA Partnership Chili/BBQ Cook Off on Mar. 9 at VFW Post 8787 in Austin. Plenty of teams left with awards and everybody had a great time. –cw...

Created by : cwright
03/30/2017 15:52:00 | Viewed: 0
image

Frostbite fun

AUSTIN – Greater Austin Contractors & Engineers Association had its annual Frostbite Golf Tournament on Feb. 27. Congrats to the winners! Rob Reyes, J.L. Powers & Associates, shot a hole in one to cap off a perfect day on the greens. –cw...

Created by : cwright
03/30/2017 15:07:00 | Viewed: 0
back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next last total: 113 | displaying: 19 - 24
Editor's Choice

image

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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
image

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...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
image

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...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
image

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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0