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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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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Two days in College Station

AUSTIN - The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) hosted its 2017 Short Course Mar. 2-3 at Cavalry Court in College Station with 57 attendees from across the state....

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Powered up

AUSTIN - Almost everybody that works at PowerHaus Equipment in San Marcos worked together at a recently closed lumberyard. Started in 2015 by Patrick Klaerner and Michael Melton, co-owners, the store carries Stihl and Echo equipment, as well as repairs any brand small engine....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Set in stone

AUSTIN - An Austin-based premier supplier of granite and marble – and other products – that was founded in 1992 has released exciting news on several fronts recently....

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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