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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...

Created by : cwright
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 – Vision into reality

AUSTIN – What is your opinion about the current state of the Austin construction industry? Construction in Austin is back on track. It’s not just the cranes visible in the sky over downtown, it’s the drawings on the boards in architecture offices. It feels healthy and vibrant, and it looks like construction will continue at this pace for a few years....

Created by : abementcn
11/05/2014 21:48:00 | Viewed: 7
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Focus – Thinking outside the box

AUSTIN – What does it take to be a successful engineer? Knowing your clients and what constitutes a successful project to them are the most important....

Created by : abementcn
11/05/2014 21:45:00 | Viewed: 9
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Focus – Persevering in the fence industry

AUSTIN – What is your perspective about the local construction industry in 2014? I have a very positive perspective about the construction industry in 2014. Here at Georgetown Fence & Deck, we have seen about a 30- to 35-percent growth in the past two years....

Created by : abementcn
10/07/2014 15:05:00 | Viewed: 24
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Focus - Opportunities await

AUSTIN – What does it take to be successful in your industry? Persistence was the first thing that came to mind, persistence and patience. In order to gain the trust and respect of customers, you must repeatedly demonstrate that your team is capable of completing projects within budget and in accordance with the schedule....

Created by : abementcn
07/01/2014 18:25:00 | Viewed: 100
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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