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Protect yourself but be safe

AUSTIN – Guns have been a debated topic for as long as I can remember. It seems you are either for them or against them and not much is in between. The fastest growing group of handgun shooters appears to be females between 30 and 60 years old....

Created by : bdoebblercn
04/01/2016 18:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Purple trees in Texas?

AUSTIN – If you are out driving around in Texas and you see purple painted tree trunks and fence posts – it doesn’t mean that someone who loves the color purple (me, for example) lives there....

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 16:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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At bat

AUSTIN – Austin loves its bats – there are more than 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that call Austin home. To symbolize that relationship, in 1998 sculptor Dale Whistler donated this 18-ft tall, 20-ft wide monument called Night Wings, which can be seen at 300 S. Congress Ave. and the Barton Springs Traffic Island. Photo Credit: Leavitt2me Photography...

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 16:22:00 | Viewed: 0
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Way to go!

AUSTIN – Levi Farris, 9, shows off his first buck! His dad is Matthew Farris, owner of Keene Roofing Inc. in Leander. –cw...

Created by : cwright-au
02/26/2016 16:21:00 | Viewed: 0
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Business and pleasure

AUSTIN – Charbel Dahdah, Commercial Development and Sales with Huffman Builders in Cedar Park, recently had a successful hunt during a business trip to Rock Creek Ranch, taking an Axis and Red Stag. –cw...

Created by : cwright-au
02/01/2016 17:33:00 | Viewed: 0
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Sunny vacation

AUSTIN – Lovleen Gill Aulakh, director of preconstruction and sustainability at G2 Builders Corp. in Austin, and her family escaped the winter cold for a few days of fun in sunny Florida. While there, they visited Miami, Orlando and nature at Everglades National Park. –cw...

Created by : cwright-au
02/01/2016 17:29:00 | 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....

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