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Breathe easy

AUSTIN - His time with the United States Military as a Cavalry Scout had him “well acquainted in tanks and hot spots.” Jonathan Esquivel liked the challenges from his experience in the military and has learned to navigate challenges in every day homes with his company Austin Star Services....

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Living in a material world

AUSTIN - Two sisters raised in Round Rock each found the construction industry to be “an exciting and wonderful industry where relationships matter.” Together, they began to operate KLP Commercial Construction Supply in 2012, with Nathali Parker as the CEO/Co-founder and her sister Karen Parker as Co-founder....

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It’s show time

AUSTIN - On January 9th and 10th, the Palmer Events Center in Austin rolled open their overhead doors for exhibitors and attendees for the 2019 Austin Build Expo. There were hundreds of products and services to see, plus seminars and workshops. Building and networking are two familiar items in this city. -lv...

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Pronounced Lee-see

AUSTIN - After spending 10 years working with commercial manufacturers such as Phillips and GE, the light bulb didn’t go out for Daniel Cook. Instead, the bulb got brighter for him....

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A new use for retired containers

AUSTIN - Have you ever wondered whatever happens to those old Conex shipping containers? Do they just end in a field like so many old cars? Well, not if Victor Moberg has anything to do with it....

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Strength in merger

AUSTIN - Local architectural firm Jackson Galloway Architects just got a little stronger as it announced they have been acquired by FGM Architects. The merger strengthens the firm’s capacity to serve clients in Central Texas and regionally with a focus on schools, public safety, municipalities, recreational and religious institutions....

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OSHA - May is electrical safety month

AUSTIN - Many workers are unaware of the potential electrical hazards present in their work environment, which makes them more vulnerable to the danger of electrocution. The following hazards are the most frequent causes of electrical injuries Contact with Power Lines, Lack of Ground-fault Protection, Path to Ground Missing or Discontinuous, Equipment Not Used in Manner Prescribed, and Improper Use of Extension and Flexible Cords....

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04/29/2019 19:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Lien law fundamentals every contractor should know

SAN ANTONIO - Arguably one of the most significant remedies in construction law is the Mechanic’s and Materialman’s Lien. Governed by Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and the Texas Constitution, mechanic’s and materialman’s liens, if timely and properly perfected, secure a contractor’s right to payment against the project. This article discusses some general fundamental concepts of Texas mechanic’s and materialman’s liens....

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What’s Trending in Tile and Stone

SAN ANTONIO - Bigger is better in 2019. While 12” x 24” tiles are still popular, there is a desire for larger sizes. Sizes in stone are available as large as 18” x 36” and even 24” x 48” but not all stones are able to come that large. The material will dictate what sizes are available from a manufacturing standpoint....

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Focus - Sharing the knowledge

SAN ANTONIO - The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a global concrete knowledge center. Its members gather to discuss and produce the most up-to-date resources for the concrete industry, including contractors, engineers, educators and students. ACI has recently produced two invaluable resources that address repair and quality concrete construction....

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