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Summer shooting

AUSTIN - More than 125 members and industry people were in attendance June 16th at Capital City Clays for the Associated Builders & Contractors Central Texas Chapter’s annual summer clay shoot. -cmw...

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Bonding time

AUSTIN - Allied Electric Services Inc. (AES) held their 12th Annual foreman fishing trip June 9 – 11 in Port Aransas. Approximately 30 foremen, service techs and management personnel were in attendance. The weekend included 5 bay boats, 2 off shore boats and 800lbs of fish were brought back. -cmw...

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Rounding it up

AUSTIN - It was a busy three days for the plumbing industry. June 13-16, the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) held its annual conference, Texas Round Up, at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop. Kicking off the event, PHCC hosted a golf tournament. With plenty of business enhancing workshops, speakers, industry knowledge and networking opportunities to tickle the fancy of the 100 plus in attendance. –cmw...

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Shooting high

AUSTIN - More than 100 participants from across the state participated in the Texas Crane Owners Association’s (TCOA) membership meeting and 2017 shotgun invitational. The event was held on June 5 at the Greater Houston Gun Club....

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“Wire off”

AUSTIN - May 4 was a busy day for the electrical industry. Over 40 contractor members and associates attended a luncheon prior to the CenTex IEC’s annual tradeshow and wire-off competition. 600 plus individuals attended the tradeshow throughout the day and to watch the wire-off competition enter its final hours. As the completion wound down, the excitement grew....

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Clash of the castles

AUSTIN - The sands of time did not stop association members from competing in a childhood favorite activity. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston chapter hosted members across Texas for the 31st Annual AIA SandCastle Competition on June 3 at Galveston East Beach....

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Legal - Emerging risk—Misappropriation of pay application proceeds under a factoring agreement

AUSTIN - The explosion of factors in the construction industry has exposed a legislative gap in the Texas Construction Trust Fund Act (the “Act”). The Texas Legislature created the Act as a remedial measure to ensure that contractors, subcontractors, and materialman are paid for their work to improve real property. The Act imposes a fiduciary duty on contractors and subcontractors who are paid directly under a construction contract. These co...

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OSHA electronic injury reporting

AUSTIN - In 2017, OSHA began collecting OSHA 300A data from employers that are required to maintain the OSHA injury illness log and have 20 or more employees. Employers in certain NAICS codes who must submit data electronically are listed here: https://www.osha.gov/recordkeeping/NAICScodesforelectronicsubmission.html...

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Insurance - Third Party Over Actions required by written contract

HOUSTON - What is one of the most common types of construction claim arising from on-going operations? It’s called a “third party over action”. As an example, subcontractor’s employee is injured on the job, makes a workers’ compensation claim, but is dissatisfied with the benefits provided. Subcontractor’s employee is prohibited from suing his/her employer due to the exclusive remedy rule of workers’ compensation, so that employe...

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Accounting - Passing down your family business

SAN ANTONIO - Last month we talked about retiring from your business and the succession planning it requires. This month, I’d like to focus on keeping the business in the family. Is it your dream to pass your business down to a son, daughter or another family member? Maybe your dream is for several heirs to one day run the business together?...

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