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That’s the way to party!

AUSTIN – 360 Electrical Contractors, Austin, threw a party/picnic/BBQ for its employees on Jun. 4 at Emma Long Park at Lake Austin. –cw...

Created by : cwright
06/27/2016 14:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Beach building

AUSTIN – According to Kurt Goll, architect with Journeyman Company, this is what happens when an architect takes his son to the beach. Looks like Kurt’s son, Miles Goll, 17, got into the spirit of beach building. According to Kurt, Miles plans to be an architect and builder just like his dad. –cw...

Created by : cwright
06/27/2016 14:25:00 | Viewed: 0
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That’s how you do it!

AUSTIN – Kevin Charboneau, ELK Electric field superintendent, and Johnny Torrance, Crawford Electric salesman, landed a big catch at Port O Conner recently. –cw...

Created by : cwright
06/27/2016 14:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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Outlook: Successful!

AUSTIN – DJ Anderson, partner at New Stone Concepts in Austin, took this low fence deer last fall in Coryell County while hunting with his dad and brother. ...

Created by : cwright
06/27/2016 14:14:00 | Viewed: 0
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An omen?

SAN ANTONIO – Construction News managing editor Cyndi Wright spotted this morning vision at the end of her driveway recently. Is it an omen? No, just a friendly buzzard letting all the other buzzards know that the dead snake on the road was his! –cw...

Created by : cwright
05/26/2016 15:18:00 | Viewed: 0
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Outdoor girls

AUSTIN – The Kanetzky girls of ELK ELECTRIC, went to Eagle Creek with DJ Anderson of New Stone Concepts.–cw...

Created by : cwright-au
05/26/2016 15:13:00 | 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...

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