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A reclaiming style

AUSTIN - Using old wood is a very popular style in design today whether it is old fence wood or old barn wood; it just doesn’t seem to matter. The style is in high demand....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Keeping up with the times

AUSTIN - Ted Breihan Electrical Contractors is a 64-year old company located in San Marcos, TX. Ted Breihan, owner and WWII veteran, started the company in 1953, after moving to San Marcos from Kerrville, TX. Breihan, now 90-years-old, was working for an electrician while going to school making a little extra money when he moved....

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Father’s Day Facts

AUSTIN - Did you know that Father’s Day dates back to at least the middle ages? Did you know Father’s Day has been nationally recognized for only 45 years?...

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05/25/2017 18:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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Opening the floodgates

AUSTIN - Fortiline Waterworks has recently increased its Texas presence with a new location in Austin. The Austin office joins two in San Antonio, one in Friendswood and three in the Dallas/Fort Worth area....

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04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fired up!

AUSTIN - On March 24, Koetter Fire Protection of Austin managing partner Jason Ferguson showed his appreciation to his employees with an Employee Appreciation Luncheon at Koetter’s facility.  Fun and games – and yummy food - featured a crawfish boil with shrimp, sausage, potatoes, corn and grilled chicken for those not inclined to work for their food and door prizes. The group effort it took to make this a great day was a great show of t...

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Meeting in the middle

AUSTIN - More than a decade after first meeting and working together, Robert Luna, Luna Architecture + Design, and Barry Middleman, Mdn Architects, have combined their architectural practices to form Luna Middleman Architects. Luna is the president and CEO of the new firm, and Middleman is principal, staying on as a consultant, mentor and advisor....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | 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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