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Spotlight – Bret Biggart, Owner/Managing Director, Freedom Solar

AUSTIN – Freedom Solar was founded in 2007 and Bret Biggart came on as managing director and one of the owners in 2011....

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07/31/2014 19:46:00 | Viewed: 183
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Spotlight – David Burnsed, Owner, Kitchens & Bathrooms Plus

AUSTIN – As a general contractor, with more than 25 years’ experience in remodeling, owner David Burnsed specializes in kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and doors....

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07/01/2014 14:40:00 | Viewed: 107
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Spotlight – Michael Mnoian, Central Waste & Recycling

AUSTIN – Michael Mnoian says he started Central Waste & Recycling in Cedar Park, TX with two roll off trucks, a bin truck and two roll off boxes....

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05/30/2014 15:25:00 | Viewed: 212
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Spotlight – Chuck Paxton, Founder and President, ICON Plumbing, Heating and Air Ltd. (ICON Mechanical)

AUSTIN – Chuck Paxton has more than 28 years experience in the mechanical contracting field from field installation to overall business management....

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04/30/2014 15:00:00 | Viewed: 150
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Spotlight – Tom Roland, Owner, Phoenix Electric Inc.

AUSTIN – Owner Tom Roland has worked in the electrical contracting business since 1965....

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04/01/2014 14:54:00 | Viewed: 0
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Spotlight – Doug Moore, Owner, General Sheet Metals

AUSTIN – Doug Moore purchased Marble Falls, TX-based General Sheet Metals in Nov. 2009. The company provides residential and commercial sheet metal work....

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02/26/2014 20:47:00 | Viewed: 302
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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....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0