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Industry Folks – Alex Drees, Project Coordinator and Sales, Dutch Built Construction

AUSTIN, TX – Alex Drees says she arrives at the Dutch Built Construction office at 7am during the work week....

Created by : Sue Johnson
08/28/2013 13:32:00 | Viewed: 458
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Smooth transition

AUSTIN, TX – DPR Construction (DPR), recently purchased Atlanta-based Hardin Construction Company LLC....

Created by : Abby BeMent
05/07/2013 19:55:00 | Viewed: 165
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Industry FOLKS – Ben Brenneman, Electrictian, T. Morales Co.

AUSTIN, TX – Ben Brenneman has worked at T. Morales Co. for a year. “I arrive to work, get my tools out, install conduit, pull wires and then turn the lights on,” he said....

Created by : Abby BeMent
05/07/2013 19:53:00 | Viewed: 157
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Industry FOLKS – Kim Harsh, Administrative Associate, Pease Custom Floors

AUSTIN – Kim Harsh has answered phones, helped customers and handled invoices and proposals at Smithville, TX-based Pease Custom Floors LP for 12 years....

Created by : Abby BeMent
04/04/2013 15:03:00 | Viewed: 437
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Industry FOLKS – Robert Escamilla, Machine Operator, Decorum Architectural Stone

AUSTIN, TX – Cutting granite and operating machines is what Robert Escamilla specializes in at Decorum Architectural Stone....

Created by : Abby BeMent
03/04/2013 16:15:00 | Viewed: 1775
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Industry FOLKS – Brian Heldkamp, Inside Salesman, Summit Electric Supply

AUSTIN, TX – Before Brian Heidkamp joined Summit Electric Supply as inside salesperson, he says he earned a living as an electrical contractor. He has worked in the local construction industry for 12 years....

Created by : Abby BeMent
03/04/2013 15:32:00 | Viewed: 544
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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...

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