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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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Always building

AUSTIN – National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Austin Chapter’s Community Involvement Committee is collecting professional attire, shoes, purses, and/or accessories.  All items will be donated to Dress for Success, whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.  Anyone who wishes to donate...

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11/28/2016 16:36:00 | Viewed: 0
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Shooting for the clay

AUSTIN – Central Texas Masonry Contractors’ Association (CTMCA) held its 5th annual Sporting Clay Shoot on Oct. 27 at Capital City Trap and Skeet.  Seventy-five shooters participated.  The Shooting Team from UT was on hand to provide assistance.  The raffle included many great hunting items, including a 12-guage Benilli shotgun. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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11/28/2016 16:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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Electrifying barbecue

AUSTIN – The CenTex Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) BBQ and Family Fun Day was well attended this year with 25 companies competing for trophies and the Grand Championship. Over 400 electricians and their families attended the annual event Oct. 8 at Camp Twin Lakes in Cedar Park. It was an awesome event full of great food and family activities. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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11/28/2016 16:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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A special treat

AUSTIN – Texas Disposal Systems once again graciously hosted the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Austin Chapter’s annual fish fry at its amazing exotic game ranch in Buda Oct. 6. Over 500 members and their families enjoyed bus tours where they saw plenty of species, some endangered, collected from around the world. Other fun events included the chance to dunk Joeris General Contractors’ Curtis Cline, live and silent auctions, washers a...

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10/25/2016 16:57:00 | 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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