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Indians were here!

AUSTIN - Construction News Managing Editor, Carol Wiatrek, shares photos recently taken at Indian Cave Ranch, Doss, TX, where hieroglyphics were found while exploring a cave....

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05/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Reaching higher

AUSTIN – Joshua Knox, owner of Alden Roofing, climbs the mountains during a trip to the company’s location in El Paso. –cw...

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03/29/2017 21:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Last for the year

AUSTIN – The team at Swinerton Builders took a last opportunity to go on an end of season dove hunt. –cw...

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03/29/2017 21:05:00 | Viewed: 0
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Taking one for the team

AUSTIN – The 2017 COPPERA Company fishing trip turned out to be a angler’s paradise at Bay Flats Lodge in Seadrift, with great food, good company and, of course, fishing....

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03/29/2017 20:59:00 | Viewed: 0
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On the line

AUSTIN – Biggs Plumbing project manager Scott Ferguson took part in the Austin Team Championship fishing tournament, hosted by the Carp Anglers Group on Lady Bird Lake, on Feb. 23-24. The ATC is a catch and release carp tournament that just celebrated its 16th year in Austin. Ferguson poses with his big catch – a 29-lb. Common Carp. –cw...

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03/29/2017 20:57:00 | Viewed: 0
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Clay play

AUSTIN – Tina Reeves, project manager at The Reynolds Company, says she loves to shoot clays and practices in Leander at Eagle Peak Range. –cw...

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03/29/2017 20:55:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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10/30/2017 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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