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Focus – Construction Equipment - Caterpillar

AUSTIN – The Cat® 415F2 Backhoe Loader delivers performance, increased fuel efficiency, superior hydraulic system and an all new operator station....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Leica

AUSTIN – Leica Geosystem has introduced the world’s first self-learning MultiStation Robotic Total Station. The Leica Nova MS60 brings together all available measurement technologies in one instrument, including 3D scanning, robotic total station capabilities, and GPS connectivity. To further meet the demands of ever-changing work sites; the MS60 multistation combines the latest measurement technology with the world’s first self-learning ta...

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Bobcat

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

Created by : cwright
12/02/2015 17:35:00 | Viewed: 0
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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
12/02/2015 17:30:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Architecture & Engineering – Legislative year brings changes to industry

AUSTIN – As with all odd-numbered years in Texas, 2015 brought with it a legislative session to Austin. The 84th legislature of Texas made a few changes that affected the engineering community. Unlike the 2013 session, which through the passage of the Sunset bill for the Engineering Practice Act, brought us the fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC), the bills passed in the 2015 session should be much more well-received. Som...

Created by : cwright-au
10/29/2015 16:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Specialty Contractors - Safety first priority at Lasco

AUSTIN – What do you do on a daily basis at Lasco Acoustics & Drywall? I am the safety director at the Austin office but I also travel to work in Dallas and San Antonio....

Created by : abementcn
10/14/2015 19:00:00 | 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