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First-class skills

AUSTIN - After leaving the equipment side of construction, Cyril Allgeier III ventured over to the skilled labor side as the general manager for Skillforce....

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Reeling in relaxation

AUSTIN - Employees work hard every day for themselves, for their employers, for their families and it’s nice to know that your hard work is noticed and appreciated. Pinpoint Strategies recognized this early on and the owners, Janna and Collins Johnson do what they can to show their appreciation....

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Best kept secret

AUSTIN - 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 toward elect...

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A two-way street

AUSTIN - Owners Janna and Collins Johnson could not be happier with the success their demolition company, Conquest Demolition is experiencing. “We hit the ground running. We have done absolutely wonderful things in the last two years. We’ve grown and we have a great presence,” says Collins....

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A fit for roofing

AUSTIN - When it comes to roofing, it seems that painting and roofing are a natural fit for the owner of Tex Painting, Scott Miller who established a second company, Tex Roofing, in 2011....

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Working the dream

AUSTIN - While pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Civil Engineering, Juan Carlos Garza began taking on leadership roles on any informal project he could get his hands on. He seemed to have a knack for it. After completing his degree, he jumped into the workforce pursuing job positions with managing responsibilities and soon realized that he could work hard and fulfill a childhood dream of owning his own company....

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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