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Combining living with the great outdoors

AUSTIN - New Braunfels is a hot spot for living, shopping, water activities and events. And then there’s the historic area, Gruene, a quaint area partially located on the banks of the Guadalupe River....

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08/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Large mouth

AUSTIN - Shaun Vogel, Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing shows off this 8-lb. large-mouth bass he caught while fishing in a secret spot in Austin. -cmw...

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Music roll

AUSTIN - Austin editor, Carol Wiatrek shares photos of her recent visit to Nashville, TX where she toured the Grande Ole Opry and other sites....

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07/27/2017 13:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Drum line

AUSTIN - Construction News production specialist, Helen Greenwood and her dog, Bailey share a photo of a Black Drum she caught in Port Aransas. -cmw...

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Readin’ on the river

AUSTIN - Karen Davis, Payroll Coordinator at Alterman Electric, is enjoying quiet time by the river reading Construction News. -rd...

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Creating unity on the water

AUSTIN - Rick Varro, Austin Underground Inc. shared these photos from Friday, June 30 on Lake Travis....

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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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