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Accessing big

AUSTIN - Established in 2002, Big City Access has become a leader in the scaffolding segment of the construction industry....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Concepts in comfort

AUSTIN - Established in Dec. 2008, Bautex System LLC has been manufacturing high performance insulated concrete wall systems out of a fully automated manufacturing facility in San Marcos since early 2013....

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Business of faith

AUSTIN - With high Christian values, JR and his wife Meredith have built their company with Christian values. “Through the guidance of our Lord, Jesus Christ, JBK Electric was established. We are a small and relatively young company with old fashion values....

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Concepts in comfort

AUSTIN - 360 Comfort Concepts, an HVAC mechanical shop specializing in geo-thermo energy is relatively new to the Austin market. The company is in its seventh month of operation having been formed in November of 2016 with the purchase of Action Mechanical Services in February 2017....

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Staying a-float

AUSTIN - Before starting his own business, Fernando Chavez worked for several drywall companies learning the ins and outs of the drywall business. Now the proud owner and president of F & V Drywall Acoustic Inc., Chavez keeps his focus on providing quality work....

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06/28/2017 14:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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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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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