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Let there be

AUSTIN - As general manager for SolarTex, Ron Darjenio is ready to light up your life. “I’m what you call a Solatube true believer!” he said....

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Like, totally air

AUSTIN - Two weeks after graduating from high school, Brian Jamar enlisted in the Army, vowing to get as far away from his father’s HVAC business as he could. “I never wanted anything to do with air conditioning as I grew up doing it,” he said....

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Keeping an eye on style

AUSTIN - People get into the construction trades for a variety of reasons. Mark Baker started while in high school, helping his buddy’s father with the tear out portion of his home remodeling business....

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Class in session

AUSTIN - Construction News’ newest member is editor Tracy Peters. But you can call her “Mrs. Peters,” as she is an official teacher as well....

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Brotherly flooring

AUSTIN - Mike Lenz started Mike’s Floor-covering in 1977, after working as a tile installer for years. Forty years later, Lenz decided to retire....

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Around the State - Houston

AUSTIN - Law from the inside - When John Warren is called into a construction-related dispute, let all parties involved hear this: don’t try to pull a fast one on him. Warren is one of the few attorneys around that also has an architectural engineering degree and has worked in construction....

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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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04/29/2019 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0