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Spotlight - Antonio Giovanni Naylor, President, Reliance Architecture

Where were you born? AUSTIN - Where were you born? I was born in Frankfurt, Germany. My dad was in the service and he immediately made sure I was a US citizen so there wouldn’t be any issues. From what I understand, you can get dual citizenship if you are born in Germany with military parents, but the way my dad did it, that ruled that out for me....

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Tyler Mason, Co-owner, Dakota Horizon

AUSTIN - Where did you grow up? I grew up in Alamo, NV, which is about 100 miles north of Las Vegas. I’m fourth generation from Southern Nevada and moved to North Dakota about six years ago....

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07/27/2017 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - David Shica, DS Surfaces

AUSTIN - Coming from very humble beginnings, David Shica has risen above many tribulations and hardships to own and operate a successful countertop shop....

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06/29/2017 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Steven Simpson, President

AUSTIN - Steven Simpson always knew he wanted to run his own company, work with big, heavy equipment, and move dirt. About two years ago, he finally made his dream come true....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight - Denis & Sonia Phocas Owners

AUSTIN - Sonia and Denis Phocas were both born in Southern Africa and grew up witnessing firsthand the struggle between the apartheid regime of South Africa and those who resisted it....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Sara Wilkus, co-owner, vice president; Michael Boy, co-owner, president Travis Roofing Supply, Austin, TX

AUSTIN – Sara Wilkus says she and her brother, Michael Boy, are Irish twins since they were born just 15 months apart. Born into a military family with a father in the Air Force, the siblings and their parents were used to starting fresh in new places – a skill that has helped the duo establish a nationwide network of roofing supply companies, each independently owned and operated....

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03/29/2017 18:12:00 | 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