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Industry FOLKS – Travis Reed, Whitetail Construction

AUSTIN, TX – Travis Reed handles the estimating and has worked permanently at Whitetail Construction for six years. His parents own the masonry contracting business....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
02/21/2011 15:47:00 | Viewed: 491
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Industry FOLKS – Ignacio Dominguez, Empire Roofing

AUSTIN, TX – Ignacio Dominguez gets the roofing crews at Empire Roofing going in the mornings and makes sure everything runs smoothly in the field....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
02/21/2011 15:33:00 | Viewed: 552
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Industry FOLKS - Mindy Reyes, The Front Door Co.

AUSTIN, TX – Mindy Reyes works in sales at The Front Door Co. She has been in the door business going on five years and has been employed at The Front Door Co. for three years....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
12/29/2010 17:00:00 | Viewed: 183
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Industry FOLKS – Alvin Wyatt, Electrician, Rose Electric

AUSTIN, TX – Electrician Alvin Wyatt says he has recently worked on five commercial jobs in Austin and the surrounding areas....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
09/03/2010 20:34:00 | Viewed: 206
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Industry FOLKS – Melina Gutierrez, Hot Rod Mechanical Inc.

AUSTIN, TX – Melina Gutierrez has worked at Hot Rod Mechanical Inc. since she was a little girl. Today she is an assistant at the commercial mechanical contracting company....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
09/03/2010 19:47:00 | Viewed: 225
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Industry FOLKS – Pam Hansen, sales/estimator Uretek ICR

FORT WORTH – At the height of her high school track and field career (a discus thrower who advanced to state), Pam Hansen found one of her life’s defining moments, rather ironically, in a speech class....

Created by : Michelle Hopkins, Construction News, Ltd.
08/02/2010 19:50:00 | Viewed: 534
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Focus - Green Building - A green horizon

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? The construction industry as whole is doing fine. There are new projects and new products coming on board every day. Each city faces its obstacles. Our challenges are still the same, lead times for permits are still lagging and the shortage of labor has always been a factor....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
09/13/2017 06:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Best kept secret

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Twenty years ago, contractors were using fax machines, visiting plan rooms and handling mounds of paper to manage the bid process. The Builders Exchange of Texas (BXTX) was in the thick of it, publishing a printed Bulletin, operating a physical plan room and busily making blueprint copies for its members. Then one day, BXTX received its first CD Rom with plans and specs on it and realized that the world was moving rapidly tow...

Created by : rdoebblercn
09/05/2017 22:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - The Economic Loss Rule and construction defect litigation Part 3: Blurred lines, uncertainty, and recent legal developments

AUSTIN - This is the third article in a three-part series about the economic loss rule. As previously discussed, the rule sorts legal claims by distinguishing whether a party can recover under contract or in tort. Thus, how the rule draws the line between contract and tort claims is vital for those in the construction industry. Indeed, if the rule sets a broad scope for contract claims, parties who rely on the certainty provided by certain contra...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 21:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule

AUSTIN - On March 25th, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule regarding respirable crystalline silica. Under this rule, employers are now subject to new standards for protecting workers. As the construction industry approaches the required implementation date of September 23, 2017, it is a good time to review the highlights....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0