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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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Industry Folks – Lance Magana, Architectural & Design Rep, American Tile & Stone

AUSTIN – Lance Magana grew up in Taylor, TX just outside of Austin. After graduating high school he lived in Chicago for a few years. He said it was too cold there so he moved back to Texas....

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12/01/2015 22:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Industry Folks – Lisa Sanchez, Office and sales, Lone Star Materials

AUSTIN – Lisa Sanchez has been with Lone Star Materials in Austin for seven years and says she wears many different hats....

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12/01/2015 21:56:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0