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Focus – Concrete Industry – Working together to achieve success

AUSTIN – What are the “hot button” issues in the concrete industry? The “hot button” issue that affects the concrete industry from the ground up is the labor force – finding and keeping workers, more so in the field, not in management roles. We recognize that nothing is accomplished until the first shovel hits the ground, so the men that have that job and the superintendents that run the crews are most important....

Created by : cwright
04/27/2016 15:44:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Women in Construction – Plenty of opportunity for women in construction

SAN ANTONIO – What is your background? I have been in the industry since 1985, starting as a receptionist for a national general contractor.  By the time the company had a layoff I was a project manager.  At this point, in 1990, with a male partner, we opened a carpentry/concrete/miscellaneous specialties company.  By day I worked in the field alongside our crew on commercial projects; by night, I was president of the company and all tha...

Created by : cwright
04/01/2016 18:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Women in Construction – More opportunities for women than ever

AUSTIN – What is your background in the construction industry? My parents have owned a construction company for nearly 20 years so I grew up learning the ins and outs of the industry. However, I only started working within the industry in 2009, when Edge was incorporated....

Created by : cwright
04/01/2016 18:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Forecast - Construction Outlook: Sweet (and Sour) ‘16

AUSTIN – Texas contractors are facing a varied landscape in 2016. Overall, the outlook is favorable, but the slump in oil and gas drilling will be a major drag....

Created by : cwright-au
12/30/2015 16:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Xtreme

AUSTIN – Xtreme Manufacturing’s XR4030 heavy-duty rough terrain telehandler can lift up to 40,000 lbs....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:29:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus – Construction Equipment - Deere

AUSTIN – The John Deere 1050K was designed and built with state-of-the art tools and techniques. Boasting more power and weight than the J-Series model it replaces, the 1050K Dozer delivers the performance you need for mining, quarrying, road building, and other large-scale applications. When you compare it to other crawlers in its class, the John Deere 1050K is the obvious choice....

Created by : cwright
12/03/2015 19:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA - Cranes and derricks in construction: Operator qualification

AUSTIN - OSHA changed the regulation governing crane operator certification in construction. First, this final rule removes the requirement that crane operator certifications include the crane’s rated lifting capacity. The two testing organizations that have certified the majority of operators have issued certifications by “type” but not “capacity.” These certifications, therefore, would not have been valid without a change to the rule....

Created by : contributorcn
11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - What to do if you suddenly become involved in a multi-party construction defect lawsuit?

SAN ANTONIO - Times are changing. Around Texas, there is an onset of multi-party construction defect lawsuits. In the Valley and recently in Bexar County, various school districts have filed lawsuits. In the current climate of public owners or owners of multi-family housing units, construction defect lawsuits are becoming prevalent. When public owners are involved, the two or four year statutes of limitation do not apply. Instead, lawsuits may be...

Created by : contributorcn
11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Accounting - Part III: Plan ahead for accounting for new long-term contracts

AUSTIN - Your company established the completed contract method of accounting for long-term contracts that are exempt from Code Section 460 because its gross receipts fell under the $10 million threshold....

Created by : contributorcn
11/28/2018 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Embracing staffing & technology challenges

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It’s a good time to be in construction and engineering/ architectural design in Texas....

Created by : contributorcn
10/29/2018 17:01:00 | Viewed: 0