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Industry FOLKS – Barbara Arnold Office Manager Spicewood Metalworks

AUSTIN – Barbara Arnold arrives to work at Spicewood Metalworks at 9am. On a typical day, she answers the phones, handles estimates and accounts receivables....

Created by : Abby BeMent
09/07/2012 18:57:00 | Viewed: 342
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Industry FOLKS – Bill Robinson, Counter Salesman, Josco Plumbing Supply

AUSTIN, TX – “I work behind the counter and I help plumbing contractors find the parts and materials they need on a daily basis,” Bill Robinson said. “I have worked at the company for almost six months and I have been in the industry for 13 years.”...

Created by : Abby BeMent
07/13/2012 18:13:00 | Viewed: 422
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Industry FOLKS – Brent Barnett, Electrician, Lightning Electrical

AUSTIN, TX – Brent Barnett was a drummer in band for 16 years and still plays the drums on the side today....

Created by : Abby BeMent
06/11/2012 14:41:00 | Viewed: 448
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Industry FOLKS – Megan Smith, Sales/Marketing, Hardwood Design

AUSTIN, TX – Megan Smith says she handles sales, marketing and does all the paperwork at the Hardwood Design Austin showroom....

Created by : Abby BeMent
06/11/2012 14:13:00 | Viewed: 493
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Industry FOLKS – Karen Ash, Alamo Glass Inc.

AUSTIN – Karen Ash, Alamo Glass Inc., is the office manager and handles the accounts payables, accounts receivables, orders inventory and she answers the phone....

Created by : Abby BeMent
03/05/2012 16:39:00 | Viewed: 70
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Industry FOLKS – Ted Baer, Rogers-O’Brien Construction

AUSTIN – Ted Baer ensures that Rogers-O’Brien Construction is safe and that the projects are built with care and consideration on a daily basis....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
01/06/2012 15:13:00 | Viewed: 345
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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