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Spotlight – James Gill, Owner, Austin Rent Fence

AUSTIN – Where are you from? I was born and raised in Corpus Christi. I went to WB Ray High School....

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02/26/2016 16:10:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Robert Case, Owner, Rock Solid USA, Kyle, Texas

AUSTIN – Tracing Rob Case’s history to find out how he came to be in the decorative concrete business is an interesting tale with many twists and turns. From a grandmother who came to the United States from Denmark to a great-grandfather who was a banker in the California Bay Area, the family’s history traces the history of the United States from before the Great Depression to modern times....

Created by : cwright-au
02/01/2016 17:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Ragu Sada, Owner, G2 Builders

AUSTIN – You could say that Ragu Sada grew up in the construction industry: His father worked for Turner Construction in Chicago for 45 years....

Created by : cwright-au
12/30/2015 15:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – William Biggs, President/Owner, Biggs Plumbing Co. Inc.

AUSTIN – William Biggs thinks his mother was trying to create a Renaissance man when she raised him – involving him in many different endeavors such as piano lessons, flying lessons and fencing....

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12/01/2015 21:32:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Gene and Janice Rampy, Owners, Centex Mechanical, Bastrop, TX

AUSTIN – Gene Rampy is a big man (he played linebacker in high school and was offered a college scholarship), and he’s got the big heart to go along with it. He describes he and Janice “as one”, and his faith in God is a bedrock....

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10/30/2015 20:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Kim Casper, Owner, Caspro Builders, Bastrop, TX

AUSTIN – Not everyone who is born in a northern climate enjoys the cold – and such is the case with Kim Casper, owner of Caspro Builders in Bastrop....

Created by : cwrightau
09/29/2015 22:11:00 | 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