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Construction women unite

AUSTIN - The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) celebrated WIC week across the nation Mar. 4-10. The Austin Chapter celebrated by hosting fun activities all week including a blood drive, yoga happy hour, scholarship fundraiser with Kendra Scott, arts & crafts session, community involvement with the Central Texas Food Bank and a jobsite tour with students from Crockett High School Construction Technology program hosted by F...

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03/29/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focused

AUSTIN - Aiming to shape the future of the construction industry, Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter has formed an Emerging Leaders Group by supporting the growth of the emerging leaders that are employed by ABC member companies. -cmw...

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Please excuse me

AUSTIN - Jody Davila the director of training and curriculum for Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) stays focused on her work. –lv...

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At last

AUSTIN - After an astonishing 2017 full of construction and installation the AGC Austin Chapter held their Outstanding Construction Awards & Installation of Officers Banquet on Feb. 2 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. AGC members gathered together to celebrate completed projects and toast to each other’s hard work. Congratulations to all! –lv...

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Brown Santa gets helping hand

AUSTIN - The Travis County Sheriff’s Brown Santa program got a helping hand again this year as members of the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) donated toys and non-perishable food items at the association’s holiday party held on Dec. 6. Providing toys and holiday meals for families in need throughout Travis County. -cmw...

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Holiday greetings

AUSTIN - Over 900 people were in attendance at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Central Texas Chapter Holiday Party held at Zach Theatre. –cmw...

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12/28/2017 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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01/30/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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