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The sound of welding

AUSTIN - Remember the von Trapp family, all lined up in the captain’s living room, then Maria leading the kids in songs throughout the movie?...

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A chance for rain

AUSTIN - Rumor has it that Texas will occasionally get bad weather. Not 100 percent sure of that, but that’s what seems to be maybe true, sometimes....

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Bringing ‘em home

AUSTIN - Many of us have seen the poster of construction workers casually taking a break while working on the Empire State Building. There are about a dozen of them, sitting on a girder many, many stories up as nonchalant as can be –without any safety gear on. Yikes....

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Custom-made colleagues

AUSTIN - Daniel Peglar and Tracy Corrigan have owned and operated Peglars Custom Cabinetry together for nearly four years, but their friendship reaches back nearly two decades. They know each other well, and now they want the construction industry to know them well, too....

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Three decades of devotion

AUSTIN - Painting was only meant to be a side job for Cliff Tibbs, thanks to some painter friends who threw a few projects his way so that he could make extra money. Before he finished those jobs, though, he was already being lined up for more work, and painting soon took up more and more of his time....

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Love can build a deck

AUSTIN - When Ralph Ragle speaks about his boss, his voice radiates pride and admiration – and it’s not just because his employer, Noelalee Ragle, just so happens to be his wife....

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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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