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Job Site - Patriot Erectors

AUSTIN - Patriot Erectors from Dripping Springs is the demolition contractor and contractor for the Saint Louis King of France Catholic Church 4-car steel garage demo project in Austin. L-R: Randy Schramn, Brooks Smeaton and Robert Canedo. -cmw...

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Beware of snakes

AUSTIN - More and more workers are encountering rattlesnakes on their jobsites. Blueline Rental Outdoor Sales Representative, Stan Rothman sent in this photo while visiting a J.T. Vaughn Construction jobsite for the Austin Community College Hays Campus Phase 2 Expansion in Kyle.After seeing this, it sparked him to inquire about snakes while visiting other jobsites. Daniel Aguilar, Bartlett Cocke General Contractors, told Rothman they killed 12 ...

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Following the path

AUSTIN - Raunel Tejeda, owner of Built on the Rock wasn’t planning to start a business when he established Built on the Rock in 2006....

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Charging ahead

AUSTIN - A passion that stemmed from a young age to build, Ryan Binder, owner of Rhino Construction, always knew, he would own his own company some day. Ten years ago, he made his dream come true....

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70 years strong

AUSTIN - Founded in 1947, and still operating 70 years later, Wilson Plumbing Company Inc. continues a family long legacy. Originally established in College Station, the company moved to Austin in 1984....

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Still digging ditches

AUSTIN - Josh Phelps, owner of JL Phelps & Associates Plumbing and Mechanical LLC started working at young age for a plumbing contractor when he was 16- years-old. Making $4 per hour, Phelps knew he was on his way to success....

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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