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Shooting big

AUSTIN - American Constructors Inc. held its 6th Annual Charity Clay Shoot benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA), May 12 at Capital City Trap and Skeet Club. It was a great day to raise some money with friends for a great cause. This year’s event was a resounding success having the company’s largest turnout to-date with close to 200 shooters on 40 teams....

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05/30/2017 11:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Limestone architecture unearthed

AUSTIN - Have you ever walked downtown and looked, really looked, at the architecture of the buildings built in the late 1800s to early 1900s? These historical gems have one thing in common, stone. Yes, stone is a very popular commodity in construction today, but it isn’t always used in architecture as it was back in the day....

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Clays for babies

AUSTIN - SpawGlass had over 255 attendees at their 3rd Annual Charity Clay Shoot, April 13. Some 184 shooters participated in the two-flight event at Capital City Trap and Skeet Club. With the help of Beckett Electrical, the 225 attendees enjoyed a delicious steak dinner benefitting Any Baby Can, raising $35,000....

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FOCUS - HVAC & Plumbing - Everyone needs water

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It seems like the construction industry is booming. We have been slammed since opening our doors eight years ago....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blast from the past

AUSTIN - Joining the Construction News team is Carol Wiatrek. I’m her, Carol Wiatrek, the new managing editor. Many of you know me, at least in San Antonio, and a few in Austin, but rest assured, I’m no stranger to the construction industry....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Cedar with style

AUSTIN - Taking time out for a photo with Construction News Austin Editor at Cedar Supply in Kyle, L-R: Jason Sanders, John Gonzales and Carter Smith...

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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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