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With the local touch

AUSTIN – Although he spent part of his career in New York City, Earl Swisher spent most of his early life in various parts of Texas and came back to Texas in 1996. In 1999, he founded the Austin office for Lawrence Group....

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03/30/2017 18:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Mission driven

AUSTIN – When Charlie Walker brought Walker Engineering to Austin in the early 90’s to build multi-million dollar projects such as AMD and Samsung wafer fab plants, it attracted some attention....

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03/30/2017 17:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Dazed to raise

AUSTIN – Rogers-O-Brien Construction sent a team called the RO Rollers – Dazed & Confused to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Texas Bowl for Kids Sake. This year’s theme was Peace, Love & Bowling – GROOVY Baby!...

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03/30/2017 16:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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Paying it forward

AUSTIN – Several years ago, C2Mechanical Services LLC owner Mike Creamer and his son, Cody, were spending a Sunday afternoon working on Mike’s wife’s Jeep in the barn....

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03/30/2017 16:07:00 | Viewed: 0
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A “SAM’-ple of great

AUSTIN – In 1970 Samir “Sam” G. Hanna, left his home in Egypt and came to the U.S. with only $250 and a goal of one day financially supporting his family. After several years in a leadership role with a national engineering firm, in 1994 Hanna established his own surveying company in Austin named Surveying And Mapping, Inc., which later became Surveying And Mapping LLC (SAM). In 2014, SAM LLC celebrated its 20th anniversary....

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03/29/2017 21:11:00 | Viewed: 0
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A clap for CapStar

AUSTIN – After spending his professional career in the electrical contracting business, CapStar Electric founder George Picken says the Austin-based company is focused on customer success and employee growth....

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03/29/2017 20:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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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