web analytics
Home | AUSTIN | Focus
AUSTIN Focus

image

FOCUS - HVAC & Plumbing- Plumbing provides “great lifestyle”

DALLAS - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? Have you heard of an increase or slowdown in business? There is definitely an increase in work. The number of plumbers, fitters and welders working right now is great. Better than that, the future looks promising. We are always looking for great service plumbers and apprentices that are interested in something different and they are getting harder to find....

Created by : mjonesmeyercn
05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
image

FOCUS - HVAC & Plumbing - Conservation and plumbing codes for all seasons

SAN ANTONIO - Have there been any significant issues in the plumbing industry recently? Of course, everybody’s conserving water. So, all our flush valves, showerheads, lavatories need to be water conserving. The only issue that we’re finding now in the industry is that we’re getting to a point where not using enough water in our water closets, we are not being able to float the material down the pipes as far now, and pipes are becoming mo...

Created by : mpaulcn
05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
image

Focus – Construction Education – Meeting industry demands through rapid workforce training

AUSTIN – Kevin Brackmeyer, executive director at Skillpoint Alliance, is a former educator of 30 years who believes that closing the poverty gap by providing valuable, rapid, industry recognized certifications to some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens is their most important mission....

Created by : cwright
02/24/2017 19:51:00 | Viewed: 0
image

Focus – Construction Forecast – Construction market looks good for 2017

AUSTIN – What markets do you expect Austin Underground and the industry will see an increase in over the course of 2017?...

Created by : cwright
12/29/2016 15:37:00 | Viewed: 0
image

Focus – Construction Equipment – Ditch Witch

AUSTIN – Ditch Witch customers asked for more power to perform all functions at once. Both the JT30 and its counterpart, the JY30 All Terrain, are the most powerful and quietest drills in their class – by a long shot. And both are products of direct customer feedback from years of experience in all types of job conditions....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 17:17:00 | Viewed: 0
image

Focus – Construction Equipment – Snorkel

AUSTIN – The new Snorkel S3219E provides 19-feet of platform height from a 32-inch wide chassis and can lift 550 lbs. Non-marking tires and saloon-style entry gates are fitted as standard. It is part of the new Snorkel hydraulic drive electric slab scissor lift family that was launched earlier this year. The family includes four models: S3219E, S3226E, S4726E, and S4732E....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 17:15:00 | Viewed: 0
back 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next total: 48 | displaying: 7 - 12
Editor's Choice

image

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
image

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
image

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
image

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