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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...

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03/30/2017 18:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

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03/30/2017 18:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

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03/30/2017 18:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

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03/30/2017 18:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

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03/30/2017 15:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

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03/30/2017 15:07:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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