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This is the life

AUSTIN – L-R: Randy Twedt, Page Architectural and Engineering firm and JJ Huffhines, Dynamic Systems Inc., recently spent some time fishing and relaxing in the Chandeleur Islands. –cw...

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12/29/2016 15:27:00 | Viewed: 0
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Nice rack!

AUSTIN – Jason Smith, project manager for ICON Plumbing, Heating & Air Ltd. bagged this beauty while hunting recently in San Angelo. –cw...

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12/29/2016 15:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Magnificent!

AUSTIN – Aimee Busby, Construction Solutions account manager for Waste Management and current vice president of Austin NAWIC recently returned from an amazing trip in Cabo San Lucas.  Deep-sea fishing with Red Rum Sport fishing was on the agenda and Aimee says she cannot say enough about how amazing this company is.  Capitan Alex and 1st Mate Ulysses put the group on the fish.  On Oct. 10, Aimee caught the biggest fish of her life, a 200lb s...

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 17:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Trout clout

AUSTIN – Kurt Goll, right, architect and president of JCI Companies, the development arm of Journeyman Construction, and Sean Sorrell, HDD Austin, show off their catch of speckled trout recently caught at Baffin Bay. –cw...

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11/28/2016 17:02:00 | Viewed: 0
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Just jesting around

AUSTIN – Tina Reeves, The Reynolds Company, and a “jest” in Jackson Square in New Orleans during an early October vacation. –cw...

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11/28/2016 17:01:00 | Viewed: 0
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Treating them right

AUSTIN – BakerTriangle’s Austin foreman and lead men were treated to a fishing trip Oct. 22-23. They went to Bluffs Landing Marina & Lodge in Corpus Christi. Awesome highlights included a two-night stay, 10 guided fishing boats, steak dinner the first night and a fresh fish dinner the second night with fish they caught. L&W Supply partially sponsored the trip and Ryan Gillenwater, Curt Jenkins and Zach Zouzalik joined the group for th...

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11/28/2016 16:58:00 | 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