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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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Remodeling royalty

AUSTIN – The Austin Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) hosted the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Awards Nov. 10 for remodeling projects that stand out in the industry....

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11/28/2016 16:53:00 | Viewed: 0
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Changing of leadership

AUSTIN – Crespin Guzman, PE, MASCE, has been executive director of the Texas Section of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 2010, but he recently handed the reigns over to Lindsay A. O’Leary....

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11/28/2016 16:49:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

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01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

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