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Spotlight – Sarah Andrews, CSI CDT, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, Owner, Sustainable Solutions

AUSTIN – Sarah Andrews has worked in the construction industry for more than 20 years and has a passion for green building....

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03/02/2015 16:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Marie McGrath, CEO, Demand Lighting

AUSTIN – Working in the LED lighting business is exciting to Marie McGrath because of the impact it has on the environment....

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01/09/2015 22:36:00 | Viewed: 46
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Spotlight – Richard Johnson, Owner, Tex-Tar Waterproofing, Inc.

AUSTIN – Austin-based Tex-Tar Waterproofing Inc. has conducted business throughout Central Texas since 2001. Richard Johnson is the owner, operator and founder....

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12/05/2014 18:48:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Dan Bishop, President, ModernCrete Concrete Design & Polishing

AUSTIN – When ModernCrete Concrete Design & Polishing first opened in 2001, Dan Bishop did much of the work himself....

Created by : abementcn
11/05/2014 20:37:00 | Viewed: 11
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Spotlight – Chris Maxwell-Gaines and Blake West, Owners, Innovative Water Solutions

AUSTIN – Chris Maxwell-Gaines and Blake West, owners, have operated Innovative Water Solutions since Mar. 2004....

Created by : abementcn
10/02/2014 21:00:00 | Viewed: 34
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Spotlight – Steven A. Lyons, President, Lyons Electric Inc.

AUSTIN – Steven A. Lyons has operated Lyons Electric Inc. since Jun. 2003. He says the early days were exciting and challenging....

Created by : abementcn
09/29/2014 14:47:00 | 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...

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