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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 - 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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