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Current points

AUSTIN – Glyn Landrum, general manager for Current Electric in San Marcos, bagged this nice specimen recently. –cw...

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01/25/2017 22:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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God's country

AUSTIN – Jason Smith, project manager at ICON Mechanical Contractors, and his family love spending time at one of his long-time best friend’s places on the beautiful San Bernard River in Brazoria. Smith and his family had actually rented this special place before his buddy bought it and now they’ve been going there for six years. Jason calls it “God’s handy work.” –cw...

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01/25/2017 22:09:00 | Viewed: 0
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Goose tales

AUSTIN – During a recent goose hunting trip, Open Road Automotive & Tire family and friends scored big. Bottom row, L-R: Patrick Slater III, Colin Slater, John Youngblood, and Dr. Patrick Slater II; top row L-R: Caroline Slater, Brian Slater, and Andrew Clark –cw...

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01/25/2017 22:08:00 | Viewed: 0
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Turkey time

AUSTIN – Amy Hageman, brand ambassador at BIG RED DOG, took this turkey with her rifle at 80 yards over Thanksgiving weekend. –cw...

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01/25/2017 22:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Vaca time

AUSTIN – Eric Adams, Eric Adams Floors, spent some time recently in Mexico, where he enjoys water sports, hanging out with new friends and concerts. Above, on his birthday, Adams, far left, and some friends attended a Kings of Leon and Twenty One Pilots concert in Monterrey. –cw...

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12/29/2016 16:12:00 | Viewed: 0
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Mom and son day

AUSTIN – Jill Wedel, marketing coordinator for Chamberlin Roofing & Waterproofing’s Austin location, and her son, Cole Springer, took part in the Austin Association of Facility & Maintenance Engineers (AAFAME) 2016 "Adventure Quest” race benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. The race took the participants through the beautiful Texas Hill Country campus at Concordia University on Nov. 19. The mom and son duo to...

Created by : cwright
12/29/2016 16:10:00 | 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