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Focus - Specialty Contractors - Regular session of the 84th Texas Legislature

AUSTIN – The 84th Texas Legislature completed its Regular Session on June 1, 2015. The Texas construction industry will benefit from the passage of the following bills:...

Created by : cwright
10/14/2015 18:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Green Building – No signs of slowing down

AUSTIN – In your opinion, what is the current state of the local construction industry? The commercial construction industry is booming all across the state of Texas right now, and we don’t see any signs of a slow down yet. We work across the entire state – from Houston to El Paso and Brownsville to Amarillo - and have seen very steady work for contractors and suppliers throughout the summer....

Created by : abementcn
08/31/2015 19:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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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...

Created by : abementcn
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....

Created by : abementcn
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....

Created by : abementcn
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 - 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