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Doing what they Lean to do

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – Two projects. Two Methodist Health System healthcare campuses in Richardson. Two tight deadlines set for April completion – this is what Skiles Group and its director of operations, Keyan Zandy, were up against, and each project brought its own unique challenges....

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06/01/2015 19:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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Attention to details

AUSTIN – Novium Group LLC performed 15,000sf of renovations on Salvation Army’s Austin Shelter for Women and Children. Tyler Walbridge managed and supervised the 45-day project....

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06/01/2015 19:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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Special delivery

AUSTIN – General contractor Hoar Construction completed the Lakeway Regional Medical Center in 22 months. The 271,000-sf, 145-bed acute care facility is part of a 54-acre development....

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05/01/2015 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Constant coordination

AUSTIN – In the heart of downtown Austin, you will find Travis County Executive Office Building. It is a 12-story building built in 1974 that recently got a facelift....

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04/01/2015 14:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Happy trails

AUSTIN – Austinites have a new place to take a morning walk on The Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake. Jay-Reese Contractors Inc. is the GC and the City of Austin is the owner....

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03/02/2015 16:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Welcome home

AUSTIN – Every structure has a story to tell and so it is with the historic Rabb House on Brushy Creek....

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01/09/2015 22:19:00 | Viewed: 52
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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