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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 - 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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Legal - Four common construction law misconceptions

AUSTIN - Throughout two decades of law practice, I have heard a number of recurring legal misconceptions from clients. Four of the more common construction law misconceptions include:...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Tax reform

AUSTIN - The passing of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is a historic accomplishment by lawmakers. The act, seemingly, will try to spur our nation’s economic growth and job creation by reducing the tax burden on all job-creating businesses. So what exactly does this mean for contractors? How will the new laws affect the way contractors run their businesses? How much TAX SAVINGS should contractors expect?...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Insurance - How much does a contract bond cost?

AUSTIN - I frequently get asked to provide estimates for the cost of a bond as if I have a slab of meat and the buyer only needs one pound. Sure thing, I’ll just shave off a little and there you go! Of course, it isn’t nearly that simple and as my dad always says, “It depends.” The most common factors that determine rate are the type of work, time until project completion, length of warranty, where the project is located, whether design...

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Carbon monoxide poisoning

AUSTIN - Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, toxic gas which interferes with the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood. CO is non-irritating and can overcome persons without warning. Many people die from CO poisoning, usually while using gasoline powered tools and generators in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation....

Created by : lvelasquezcn
01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0