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Focus – Green Building – Green and getting greener

AUSTIN – In your opinion, what is the current state of the local construction industry? The last five years have brought sustainable building practices into both the commercial and residential mainstream. Commercially, there are many financial case studies now showing the financial benefits of building green with the LEED metric: 1.) LEED Certified projects operate at greater efficiency and thus lower cost; 2.) LEED Certified projects have gr...

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08/31/2015 19:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Service Providers - Impacting lives

AUSTIN – How would you describe the state of the construction industry from your perspective? I think the construction industry is very strong in 2015....

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07/31/2015 19:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Electrical Industry – Never stop learning

AUSTIN – What is your perspective about the state of the construction industry? Commercial construction is strong in 2015. We have had plenty of work this year....

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07/09/2015 16:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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Women in Construction – Good communication is key

AUSTIN – Outside the studio, Rossomando is active in organizations that promote quality of life in the community. She serves on the board of YouthLaunch, a non-profit focusing on the empowerment of young people....

Created by : abementcn
03/27/2015 14:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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FOCUS – Construction Equipment - Coming together to make a difference in today’s political world

TEXAS – As the trade association for North American construction equipment distributors, AED is playing a pivotal role in shaping public policy. And while the nation did not exactly elect a transportation-friendly Congress on Nov. 4, I am excited about the opportunities the lie ahead. I'm also deeply impressed by all the AED dealer executives across the country who rolled up their sleeves and demonstrated overwhelming grassroots commitment...

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12/09/2014 20:41:00 | Viewed: 121
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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....

Created by : cwright
11/05/2014 21:50:00 | Viewed: 13
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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
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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...

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09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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
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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