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Friday night lights come to life

AUSTIN – Just in time for the famous Friday Night Lights of Texas high school football, one rural school district will be unveiling a brand new, state-of-the-art athletic complex. The $6 million project took a little more than nine months to build and will be home to the Johnson City ISD Eagles....

Created by : cwright
07/28/2016 14:31:00 | Viewed: 0
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Unique ‘village’ offers unique park

AUSTIN – Robert Mueller Municipal Airport opened for service in Austin in 1936. After 63 years, however, the airport was officially closed in 1999 – but that wasn’t the end of the story....

Created by : cwright
06/27/2016 15:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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A spicy story

AUSTIN – Voelker Welding & Construction Inc. recently finished up a “spicy” project – and it’s the 10th project the company has completed for Southern Style Spices & Seasonings company owners Bill and Bev Kemp, whose three sons, Ian, Trevor and Luke now run the day-to-day operations....

Created by : cwright-au
05/27/2016 14:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fired up

AUSTIN – Smoke from barbecue restaurants in Austin has made the news recently, even spurring the Austin City Council to consider a proposal to regulate smoke wafting from barbecue joints in Aug. 2015. And even though the city council ultimately decided not to pursue the proposal, Terry Wooten, owner of a new Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que on Congress Ave., took preemptive action, according to Matt Haralson, G. Creek Construction, the general...

Created by : cwright-au
04/27/2016 16:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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Contractor as client

AUSTIN – It’s one thing for general contractors to build for clients – that’s something K-W Construction Inc. president Elaine Thomas has done for more than three decades. But it’s another to construct a space for your own company, as well as any future tenants who may share it....

Created by : cwright-au
04/01/2016 18:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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HANDSOME is as HANDSOME does

AUSTIN – It’s not unusual these days to find companies seeking space in the downtown Austin area. After all, downtown Austin embodies cool, creative vibes - perfect for a young tech company that’s making its mark in the world....

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 15:57:00 | 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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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...

Created by : rdoebblercn
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...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0