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Focus – Construction Equipment – Bobcat

AUSTIN – The most popular frame size in Bobcat history got a new upgrade....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 17:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Specialty Contractors – ASA focuses priorities on issues that directly impact construction subcontractors

AUSTIN – Hundreds of associations represent companies and individuals in the construction industry....

Created by : cwright
09/30/2016 19:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Electrical Industry – High tech, customer savings in electrical industry

AUSTIN – A second annual survey by Klein Tools that found higher percentages of electricians who prefer to work on high-tech installations, and home technology remains the most widely viewed residential trend by electricians. The survey included results from 400 union and non-union electricians....

Created by : cwright
06/27/2016 14:32:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - HVAC and Plumbing – Labor, regulations challenges to industry

AUSTIN – How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms?  Have you heard of an increase or slowdown in business? Trying to predict the construction cycle is tough. The best you can do is prepare your contingencies. In Austin, we’ve had a very good construction economy for a long time now, so I hear concern about the future, but it’s mostly caution and not fear....

Created by : cwright
05/26/2016 20:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Concrete Industry – Working together to achieve success

AUSTIN – What are the “hot button” issues in the concrete industry? The “hot button” issue that affects the concrete industry from the ground up is the labor force – finding and keeping workers, more so in the field, not in management roles. We recognize that nothing is accomplished until the first shovel hits the ground, so the men that have that job and the superintendents that run the crews are most important....

Created by : cwright
04/27/2016 15:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Women in Construction – Plenty of opportunity for women in construction

SAN ANTONIO – What is your background? I have been in the industry since 1985, starting as a receptionist for a national general contractor.  By the time the company had a layoff I was a project manager.  At this point, in 1990, with a male partner, we opened a carpentry/concrete/miscellaneous specialties company.  By day I worked in the field alongside our crew on commercial projects; by night, I was president of the company and all tha...

Created by : cwright
04/01/2016 18:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

Created by : kestescn
10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0