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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 - 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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