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Go Team Gibson!

AUSTIN – Gibson Concrete in Pflugerville sponsored a team in the 2016 Texas Mamma Jamma Ride this year in Martindale, TX. on Sept 24. More than 400 riders participated in the annual event.   Wanda Gibson says this event is very personal to her, as she recently (and gratefully) became identified as a cancer survivor. Way to go! –cw...

Created by : cwright
11/28/2016 16:56:00 | Viewed: 0
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Hawaiian breeze

AUSTIN – Mikayla, Erika, and Haley Kanetzky, daughters of Mike Kanetzky, president of Elk Electric Inc., inspecting the wind turbines in Hawaii. –cw...

Created by : cwright
10/25/2016 16:20:00 | Viewed: 0
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Trout’s what it’s all about

AUSTIN – While on a DCA Construction LP fishing trip at Sea Drift in September, Kevin Foltermann caught this gorgeous trout. –cw...

Created by : cwright
10/25/2016 16:19:00 | Viewed: 0
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Team NAWIC!

AUSTIN – On Sep. 25, Austin Chapter National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) participated in the 18th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Austin. –cw...

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10/25/2016 16:17:00 | Viewed: 0
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Doing it for the children

AUSTIN – Flintco has named St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® as the recipient in the company’s first corporate giving program. Flintco will raise money and awareness for St. Jude through fundraisers, participation in St. Jude events and charitable giving. Pictured, Flintco’s Austin team participated in the St. Jude 5K Sep. 24. –cw...

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10/25/2016 16:16:00 | Viewed: 0
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Dove-licious

AUSTIN – Jason Smith, ICON Plumbing, Heating & Air Ltd., took full advantage of the opening of dove season. –cw...

Created by : cwright
10/03/2016 15:57:00 | 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