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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 - 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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