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Focus – Fingerprinting and more in 2014

AUSTIN – 2014 has been an eventful year for the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (TBPE). While we continue our mission to protect the public through the licensing of qualified engineers and enforcement of the Texas Engineering Practice Act, we have implemented several changes this year....

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11/05/2014 21:50:00 | Viewed: 13
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Focus – Vision into reality

AUSTIN – What is your opinion about the current state of the Austin construction industry? Construction in Austin is back on track. It’s not just the cranes visible in the sky over downtown, it’s the drawings on the boards in architecture offices. It feels healthy and vibrant, and it looks like construction will continue at this pace for a few years....

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11/05/2014 21:48:00 | Viewed: 7
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Focus – Thinking outside the box

AUSTIN – What does it take to be a successful engineer? Knowing your clients and what constitutes a successful project to them are the most important....

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11/05/2014 21:45:00 | Viewed: 9
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Focus – Persevering in the fence industry

AUSTIN – What is your perspective about the local construction industry in 2014? I have a very positive perspective about the construction industry in 2014. Here at Georgetown Fence & Deck, we have seen about a 30- to 35-percent growth in the past two years....

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10/07/2014 15:05:00 | Viewed: 24
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Focus - Opportunities await

AUSTIN – What does it take to be successful in your industry? Persistence was the first thing that came to mind, persistence and patience. In order to gain the trust and respect of customers, you must repeatedly demonstrate that your team is capable of completing projects within budget and in accordance with the schedule....

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07/01/2014 18:25:00 | Viewed: 100
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Focus – Opportunity awaits

HUTTO, TX – Why did you decide to work in the HVAC industry? Before I started working in the HVAC industry, I worked as a night manager at a grocery store in Del Rio, TX. The kid that came to do the maintenance on the air conditioning systems at the store graduated from high school a few years before me. I noticed he sure did have a nice personal truck so I figured there must be better pay in the air conditioning business....

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05/30/2014 16:11:00 | Viewed: 142
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Focus - The beneficial green

HOUSTON - Lyle Coston has over 20 years experience in sealants and waterproofing. He holds a BBA in Business Management from the University of Phoenix Houston. He has been part of the Chamberlin family for 18 years and is well versed in green building and sustainability....

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08/28/2018 20:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A construction standard

DALLAS/FT WORTH - John O’Connor is an experienced director of preconstruction with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering degree focused in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University....

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08/28/2018 17:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Backover Incidents

SAN ANTONIO - A backover incident occurs when a backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind the vehicle....

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08/28/2018 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Three steps employers can take to protect Latino and immigrant workers from discrimination

SAN ANTONIO - The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that Latinos make up 29 percent of construction workers in the United States. This percentage varies from state to state, with Latinos likely comprising more than 50 percent of construction workers in Texas. (The Center for Construction Research and Training estimates 55 percent). Other studies estimate that immigrants comprise about 25 percent of construction workers nationwide and 41 percen...

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08/28/2018 17:00:00 | Viewed: 0