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FOCUS - Bringing the balance

AUSTIN - Guadalupe Vasquez can’t help but remember the reaction she received as a young girl visiting a jobsite, and the message it sent....

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03/28/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS - Put your hard hat on & go for it

AUSTIN - From architectural firm to electrical field, Holt enjoys watching projects blossom while setting small, obtainable goals, mastering them and setting new ones....

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03/28/2019 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Skilled trades training

AUSTIN - They say history repeats itself and most likely it does. I recall when a person only needed a high school education to be able to succeed in life and make a decent living. Then it became the rule that everyone needed a college degree and a sustaining career to make it through life in a somewhat comfortable fashion....

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02/27/2019 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Putting the wheels of safety in motion

AUSTIN - Too often we read stories like these: On Oct. 9, a construction worker was killed and another critically injured after a steel beam fell 30 feet and hit them while they worked in suburban Evanston, IL. Later that same month, a worker died after a wall collapsed on him at a New Jersey construction site....

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Safety never stops

AUSTIN - As Senior Safety Director, Rick Segura holds a number of safety certifications to include SSH, CSHO, CHST and UTA authorized trainer....

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01/30/2019 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Continued healthy growth

AUSTIN - As Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Contracting Company, Feigenbaum brings over 25 years of construction experience. She is responsible for strategic planning, employee and leadership development, operations, and profitability. She oversees all hiring/recruitment decisions, project selection and ensures that client expectations are being satisfied and all projects are completed safely and in a timely manner....

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12/28/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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