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Spotlight – Richard Minyard, Owner, Minyard Sons Services and Centex Spiral Pipe

AUSTIN – Richard Minyard did not go to college, even though he was offered an athletic scholarship to Mississippi State University. By the time he was 15, he was already running his family’s business....

Created by : cwright
02/24/2017 18:56:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Scott Hall, Vice President, Matheus Lumber Company Inc., San Marcos

AUSTIN – As a celebrated high school and college quarterback, Scott Hall probably could have had a career in the National Football League. He’s humble about his stellar time as a famous Texas athlete, but his alma mater, University of North Texas, is not....

Created by : cwright
01/25/2017 19:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Will Schnier, PE, CEO, BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting

AUSTIN – Will Schnier was born in Virginia Beach, VA. but he didn’t end up staying. Because of his father’s career, the family became world travelers early on....

Created by : cwright
12/29/2016 15:51:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Bret Hall, Division Manager, Swinerton Builders

AUSTIN – Bret Hall’s father, David Hall, served in the U.S. Navy as a submarine navigator/quartermaster and the family was stationed in San Diego when Bret was born....

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 15:58:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Rusty Morgan and Kevin Jones, Owners, Structura General Contractors

AUSTIN – Rusty Morgan, president and CEO, and Kevin Jones, vice president and COO, of Structura General Contractors, are not brothers in the traditional sense, but their trajectory through life has been so similar that they could have been....

Created by : cwright
10/25/2016 14:53:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Gavin Weathersby, Owner, Clear Choice Roofing

AUSTIN – Gavin Weathersby, owner of Clear Choice Roofing in Austin, recently made the news in a good way after his company, in conjunction with the Owen Corning’s Roof Development Project, installed a new roof for a local military family....

Created by : cwright
09/30/2016 14:35:00 | 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....

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