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Spotlight – Marvin Gattis, Co-owner, Triad Mechanical Services

AUSTIN – Since 1990, Triad Mechanical Services has been operating from its location on US 183, starting out in a small rent house and moving into a shop....

Created by : Miles Smith
06/06/2012 16:06:00 | Viewed: 372
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Spotlight – Tom Dieter, Owner, Austin Power Equipment

AUSTIN – You could chalk it up to the classic “boys never outgrow their toys” scenario....

Created by : Miles Smith
04/05/2012 15:46:00 | Viewed: 346
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Spotlight – Manuel “Manny” Vela, Owner, Aztec Custom Designs

AUSTIN, TX – Manny Vela began his career as a construction ironworker right out of high school. He has worked as a welder and an artist for more than 18 years....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
01/30/2012 17:13:00 | Viewed: 561
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Spotlight – Rick Sparks, Owner, Rent-A-Man Construction, Austin Kitchen and Bath

AUSTIN – Sparks had his first job in construction when he was 18-years-old. He went through a vocational training school when he was in high school and has loved construction ever since....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
01/06/2012 15:18:00 | Viewed: 309
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Spotlight – Mike Vas, Owner, Dollar Tile Inc.

AUSTIN, TX – Mike Vas established Dollar Tile Inc. 11 years ago on South First Street. He operated the store for about six months at the location and then moved again....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
10/31/2011 18:06:00 | Viewed: 87
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Spotlight – Allen Mimms, All Area Overhead

AUSTIN – Allen Mimms established All Area Overhead 20 years ago. The company is a garage door and opener specialist and handles work in the Austin and surrounding areas....

Created by : Abby BeMent - Construction News, Ltd.
10/04/2011 19:39:00 | Viewed: 470
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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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
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...

Created by : rdoebblercn
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....

Created by : cwiatrekcn
08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0