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A stone facelift

AUSTIN - Since 1969 Alpha Building Corporation has been providing general contracting solutions to transform how their clients undertake construction. The University of Texas at Austin Main Campus (CAM) Statue Area Remodel CP621315 project was no different....

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08/30/2017 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Alternative education

AUSTIN - Founded in 1988 by Wayne and David Lott, Lott Brothers Construction Company LTD (LBCC) has constructed or renovated over 5 million square feet of space. The two brothers entered the construction business quite naturally by following family tradition. Their father, Wayne Lott Sr., worked as a commercial contractor in Austin beginning in the 1950s, and his work ethic, dedication to guiding principles, and core value of “doing things righ...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Innovative construction

AUSTIN - The Cedar Park area is rapidly growing. CP Discovery Partners Ltd., and its relationship with Primus, a partnership formed with Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) and Kemp Partners, met those needs with the construction and opening of the newest ARC location in Cedar Park....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cleaning up on S. Lamar

AUSTIN - Austin’s South Lamar Boulevard is a highly-traveled roadway and a primary route to and from downtown Austin. This corridor is home to a diverse group of residents and businesses and its auto-centric nature has given the City of Austin a desire to develop the area with improvements....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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No rest in renovating these rooms

AUSTIN – With a specialty in interior finish out, general contractor MW3 Associates just finished a restroom re-do that pleased the owners enough they hired MW3A to do the next set of restrooms ready for a renovation....

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03/29/2017 16:36:00 | Viewed: 0
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Dream big

AUSTIN – It seems that almost every day we hear more good things about Austin’s efforts to turn its old Robert Mueller Municipal Airport location into a farsighted, mixed use urban village in the heart of the city. And now, a brand new facility for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has opened its doors in Rathgeber Village, part of the Robert Mueller Development that includes a vision for responsible urban growth....

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02/24/2017 17:07:00 | 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