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Opening the floodgates

AUSTIN - Fortiline Waterworks has recently increased its Texas presence with a new location in Austin. The Austin office joins two in San Antonio, one in Friendswood and three in the Dallas/Fort Worth area....

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Fired up!

AUSTIN - On March 24, Koetter Fire Protection of Austin managing partner Jason Ferguson showed his appreciation to his employees with an Employee Appreciation Luncheon at Koetter’s facility.  Fun and games – and yummy food - featured a crawfish boil with shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and grilled chicken for those not inclined to work for their food and door prizes. The group effort it took to make this a great day was a great show of t...

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Meeting in the middle

AUSTIN - More than a decade after first meeting and working together, Robert Luna, Luna Architecture + Design, and Barry Middleman, Mdn Architects, have combined their architectural practices to form Luna Middleman Architects. Luna is the president and CEO of the new firm, and Middleman is principal, staying on as a consultant, mentor and advisor....

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Roofing rises

AUSTIN - Since the hailstorm last year, residents of San Antonio may be seeing Roland’s Roofing vehicles a lot more in their neighborhoods, even though the contractor’s workload is usually split evenly between residential and commercial....

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Taking his sites to a new size

AUSTIN - As Pesado Construction marks its milestone 25th anniversary, founder Bill Hunter notes that there have been a lot of challenges to get where the company is today. From the very beginning when he was 29 to today at 55, he has never stopped learning....

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In memoriam - Patrick Douglas O’Brien

AUSTIN - Patrick Douglas O’Brien passed away Mar. 27. Born Jan. 27, 1935 in Gainesville, O’Brien graduated from Texas A&M University with a Civil Engineering degree in 1957. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army and afterward began an engineering and construction career, co-founding Rogers–O’Brien Construction Company with Steve Rogers in 1969. He was past president of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)...

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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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