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Spotlight – Kenny Woodall, Owner, Advantage Supply

AUSTIN – Advantage Supply is a family operation. Kenny Woodall is the owner, his father James is the founder and his mother JoAnn is the secretary....

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08/31/2015 14:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Bob Berry, Owner, Berry Glass Co.

AUSTIN – After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin in 1972, Bob Berry, Berry Glass Co., jumped on an opportunity to work with a Dallas-based glass company....

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07/31/2015 19:40:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – James Johnson, Owner, J. Johnson Contracting

AUSTIN – After gaining experience working on commercial jobs for a local general contractor, James Johnson felt it was time to open his own company and he went for it....

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07/01/2015 20:47:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Richard Scott, Owner, Aquatic Excellence Austin

AUSTIN – Inspired by his two children’s interest in swimming, Richard Scott began designing swimming pools full time in 1989. He has designed more than 300 pools during his career....

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06/04/2015 15:59:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Lee Lanford, Owner, Heart of Texas Metalworks, Manor, TX

AUSTIN – Lee Lanford is serious about metal working. Not only was he the first person to graduate from Austin Community College’s (ACC) art metal work program, he also traveled the country as a traditional journeyman for five years to perfect his craft. ....

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05/01/2015 13:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Thomas Russell, Owner and Master Electrician, Russell Electric

AUSTIN – Master electrician Thomas Russell established Russell Electric in Leander after he gained experience in the trade working as a journeyman and lead electrician....

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04/01/2015 14:05:00 | 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