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Spotlight – Elton ‘Red’ Beaird, Owner, CenTex Door & Frame Inc.

AUSTIN, TX – Elton “Red” Beaird says CenTex Door & Frame relocated to a building across from its previous location in August. Red has worked in his industry for 62 years....

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01/10/2013 16:05:00 | Viewed: 63
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Spotlight – Pierce Burns, Owner, Advanced Concrete Protection

AUSTIN, TX – Pierce Burns says Advanced Concrete Protection has operated in Austin, TX since 1999....

Created by : Abby BeMent
12/06/2012 19:55:00 | Viewed: 494
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Spotlight – Geoff Graham, President and Founder, Cavalier Construction

AUSTIN – Geoff Graham says there has been a tremendous amount of opportunity and growth in Austin in 2012....

Created by : Abby BeMent
10/12/2012 15:55:00 | Viewed: 325
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Spotlight – Bob Stasswender, Owner, Stasswender’s Southwest Marble & Granite Works

AUSTIN – Stasswender’s Southwest Marble & Granite Works has provided stone products to the Central Texas area since 1915. The company continues to be family owned and operated....

Created by : Abby BeMent
09/07/2012 19:00:00 | Viewed: 264
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Spotlight – Mark Vanek, Owner, Cornerstone Concrete Stain

AUSTIN, TX – Mark Vanek, owner of Cornerstone Concrete Stain, enjoys the camaraderie and meeting the customers who visit the store....

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08/03/2012 15:28:00 | Viewed: 498
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Spotlight – Pete Eisele, Owner, P & H Equipment Inc.

AUSTIN, TX – Pete Eisele established Austin-based P&H Equipment 22 years ago. He says he has worked in the industry all of his adult life....

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07/09/2012 14:47:00 | Viewed: 6124
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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...

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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