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Eagles soar on Oct. 5

AUSTIN – The stars came out to shine on Oct. 5 at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter’s annual Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony and dinner at the JW Marriott in Austin. Besides recognition for members who have contributed to the construction industry, safety awards and Safety Training Evaluation Program (STEP) awards, the chapter honored longtime members and celebrated its 40th year of existence in Au...

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10/25/2016 16:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fishing for great fun

AUSTIN – Greater Austin Contractors & Engineers Association (ACEA) gathered at the Travis County Expo Center on Sep. 29 to enjoy a fish fry. About 250 guests enjoyed the event and some great food and fun. –cw...

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10/25/2016 16:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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It involved pasta

AUSTIN – National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Austin Chapter had fun team building exercises at their chapter meeting Oct. 5 at Big Daddy’s Burger & Bar. Everybody’s creations look spectacular! –cw...

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10/25/2016 16:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Installations and awards

AUSTIN – The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Austin Chapter met Sep. 7 at McCormick & Schmidt’s in the Domain to install its 2016-17 officers, as well as hand out some well-deserved awards. –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:54:00 | Viewed: 0
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Exceptional architecture

AUSTIN – The Texas Society of Architects (TSA) recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Honor Awards. This program recognizes exceptional members, firms, individuals, and organizations for outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and quality of life in Texas. Honorees will be recognized at the 77th Annual Convention and Design Expo, Nov. 3–5 in San Antonio. –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:47:00 | Viewed: 0
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Putting their best to the test

AUSTIN – The Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Texas Apprentice Contest Aug. 12 brought students from chapters across the state to St. Philip’s College. They competed for the chance to represent PHCC Texas at the PHCC National Apprenticeship Contest Oct. 20 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio....

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10/03/2016 15:32:00 | 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