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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....

Created by : cwright
08/30/2016 20:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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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....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0