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Spotlight – Floyd Ward, Owner, Accutex Survey Systems Inc.

AUSTIN – Accutex Survey Systems Inc. is a surveying and mapping firm founded in 1981 by Floyd Ward, Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS)....

Created by : Abby BeMent
08/01/2013 18:50:00 | Viewed: 110
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Spotlight – Sonny Poisel, Owner, Distinctive Wood Crafts

AUSTIN – Sonny Poisel and his partner Claire Donnolo met while working 12 hours a day in construction in Manhattan, NY....

Created by : Abby BeMent
07/03/2013 19:17:00 | Viewed: 555
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Spotlight – Nick Page, Owner, Nick’s Bricks Masonry Inc.

AUSTIN, TX – With over 35 years experience in Austin and in Central Texas, Nick Page has seen the ups and downs, and has ridden them all....

Created by : Abby BeMent
06/03/2013 14:26:00 | Viewed: 9519
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Spotlight – James McKinney, President, Waterloo Plastering Inc.

AUSTIN, TX – When James McKinney started his business in 2008, he says he knew that things would be slow. He says he also knew, however, that his industry experience would take him through the tough times....

Created by : Abby BeMent
05/07/2013 19:44:00 | Viewed: 201
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Spotlight – Jud Stringer, Owner, Building Abatement Demolition Company Inc. (BAD Company Inc.)

AUSTIN, TX – Jud Stringer has worked in his industry for 22 years. He opened his company more than five years ago. BAD Company Inc. specializes in building demolition, hazardous materials abatement and remediation....

Created by : Abby BeMent
04/04/2013 14:48:00 | Viewed: 289
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Spotlight – Glen Hubenthal, President, Construction Supply Inc.

AUSTIN, TX – Every day is different for Glen Hubenthal at Construction Supply Inc. He wears many hats at the company. “I am the only one here these days,” Hubenthal said. “It is just me and all my customers! I quote materials, answer the phone, unload the trucks and load the orders on a daily basis....

Created by : Abby BeMent
03/04/2013 15:30:00 | Viewed: 169
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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