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Work and play

AUSTIN – On Sept. 17, a team from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Construction Leadership Council donned their “work” gear and got to work – mixing a float down the San Marcos River with a trash pickup. –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:28:00 | Viewed: 0
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It was golden

AUSTIN – The Texas Masonry Council hosted its annual convention Aug. 3-5 in Austin. Besides playing golf, betting big on a casino night, holding a workforce development fundraiser and a live auction, the organization handed out its 2016 Golden Trowel Awards to honor its best and brightest. –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fore sure!

AUSTIN – Thirty-six teams turned out to participate in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Austin Chapter annual fall golf tournament held Sep. 13 at Star Ranch Golf Course. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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ABC introduces new president

AUSTIN – Tracey Evers has been named the new president of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Central Texas Chapter. Evers brings a wealth of association management experience to her new position....

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10/03/2016 15:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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Green council

AUSTIN – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) Austin Chapter had its 2016 Sporting Clay Tournament benefitting the Construction Leadership Council on Sep. 8 at Capital City Trap & Skeet Club. Congrats to the winners! –cw...

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09/30/2016 19:37:00 | Viewed: 0
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On their way

AUSTIN – n additional to the national scholarship fund offered by NFSF, Austin NAWIC offers local scholarship opportunities to students pursuing a career in construction. Annual scholarship opportunities are distributed to students from Crockett High School Construction Technology Program, Lanier High School Construction Academy, Austin Community College, UT School of Engineering, Texas State University, and Texas A&M University. –cw...

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08/30/2016 20:10:00 | 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