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Industry Folks - Austin Materials

AUSTIN - At Austin Materials, Jimmy Whited Jr. takes hot mix asphalt (HMA) and quality control (QC) very seriously, bringing lots of experience and certifications to the table....

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04/27/2017 18:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas Apprentice - RDO Equipment and UTI

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Raised in Fort Worth by a single mother who instilled in him a strong work ethic, John Goodson was often the one to repair things, both for himself and his family. When he later traveled on the road with his band, “Mr. Fix-It” (as he was called by his bandmates and friends) was the one keeping the band’s tour bus running. But it wasn’t until he worked on a ranch that he learned how to repair heavy construction equipmen...

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04/27/2017 16:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Katarina Villasenor, Principal, Sixthriver Architects

AUSTIN – Canstruction® was founded in 1992 by the late Cheri Melillo and her colleagues from the Society for Design Administration (SDA) with a vision of uniting design and engineering through a unique and fun medium that will improve the lives of the underprivileged and underserved....

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02/24/2017 19:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – JJ Huffhines, PE, Pre-Construction Engineer, Dynamic Systems

AUSTIN – JJ Huffhines was born and raised in Austin. He left briefly to attend and graduate from the University of North Carolina Charlotte, where he received a BS in mechanical engineering and then got back to Austin “as quickly as I could.”...

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12/29/2016 15:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Kenneth Wayne Brade, Fleet and Safety Manager, Lone Star Materials

AUSTIN – Kenneth “Kenny” Brade has worked at Lone Star Materials in Austin for almost 29 years....

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10/03/2016 15:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Mack Ellis, Senior Project Manager and Vice President, Braun & Butler Construction

AUSTIN – Mack Ellis, senior project manager and vice president at Braun & Butler Construction, started working in the construction field straight out of high school in Llano, his hometown....

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08/30/2016 20:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0