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Women rocking WIC Week

AUSTIN – The week of Mar. 4-11 saw the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) celebrate all things that enhance the success of women in the construction industry and the Austin Chapter was no different....

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03/29/2017 21:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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On board

AUSTIN – On Jan. 19 at Abel’s North in Austin, Associated Builders and Con-tractors (ABC) Austin Chapter installed its newly-elected 2017 board of directors. Chairman is Corey Taylor, American Constructors; first vice chair is Sergio Montoya, Baker Triangle; second vice chair is Ryan Krogstad, DPR Construction; secretary is Shelly Masters, Cokinos, Bosien & Young; treasurer is George Bubba Sykes, Wortham Insurance & Risk Management. B...

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02/24/2017 19:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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A nod to the best

AUSTIN – Associated General Contractors (AGC) Austin Chapter held its outstanding construction annual awards program and banquet Feb. 3 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center....

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02/24/2017 18:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spirit of giving

AUSTIN – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter members gathered for some holiday spirit at Abel’s on the Lake Dec. 7. Besides having fun and networking, plenty of gifts of toys and food were donated to help those less fortunate. –cw...

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12/29/2016 16:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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Christmas beer!

AUSTIN – Associated General Contractor’s (AGC) Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Austin Chapter had its Winter Event and Toy Drive at Austin Beer Works Dec. 8. A really great turnout led to a collection of a bunch of toys for the toy drive. Jeremy Buxton of Hensel Phelps won the raffle prize - an Apple Watch –cw...

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12/29/2016 15:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Holiday smiles

AUSTIN – Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Centex Chapter enjoyed its 2016 Holiday Christmas party at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom Dec. 2. A very nice turnout consisting of staff, instructors and contractors enjoyed casino, raffles and a great meal. –cw...

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12/29/2016 15:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

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09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

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08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0