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Lighting the way

AUSTIN - Lighting Connection got its bright start as a way to distribute lighting products under parent company Lanehart Electrical Contractors. Part-ners Randy Garrett and John Lanehart established the company’s headquarters in Irving, with a Buda location following in the early 90s, says vice president of operations Jaclyn Willbrand....

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An organic evolution

AUSTIN - Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Alpha Insulation & Water-proofing has evolved and grown throughout its history, and in January, the company saw its latest big change when Alpha became part of the Installed Building Products (IBP) family....

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Creating a winning social media strategy

AUSTIN - Every business looking to achieve success through social media needs to have a well written social media strategy designed to reach their customers and get the desired result. Just as social media channels are not equal in scope, demographics and reach, all social media channels might not be right for your company goals....

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Changing names

AUSTIN - With a history of building in Texas and across the nation for 45 years, FJW Construction has changed its name to Broaddus Construction....

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Washers for Fun

AUSTIN - Jose I. Guerra Inc. held its annual washer tournament on Thurs. Apr. 13 at the Guerra Austin Office. “It was a great gathering of 85 clients and industry friends” as, stated by Debby Williams, Director of Business Development & Marketing, all enjoying food, music and some stiff competition. 32 teams competed for the “coveted” Guerra Gold, Silver, Bronze and “Worst” tournament trophies. -cmw...

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Class A commercial condos

AUSTIN - Specializing in tilt wall construction, DKC Construction Group recently completed building one of a two-building commercial flex-building complex, located at 1205 Sheldon Cove....

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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