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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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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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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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