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Rocking it

AUSTIN – H+sp Architecture sent a team to participate in the Fit Company Challenge Sep. 10 at Zilker Park. The Fit Company Challenge promotes fitness and health in the business community by honoring and challenging those companies and leaders that lead by example, and inspiring others to follow. –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Opening fun

AUSTIN – Paul Marriott, Resfloor Concrete Solutions, was out bright and early on opening morning of dove season at his new lease in Manor and brought home dinner. Paul says it was all accomplished in a white T-shirt: Who needs camo? –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:24:00 | Viewed: 0
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Fasten your seat belt

AUSTIN – On Sept. 13, the Reynolds Company Austin location hosted a Reynolds Company Counter Day to feed attendees breakfast tacos, display and train on Orion products and let people get up close and personal with the Change Racing Lamborghini that raced at Circuit of the America’s during the weekend of Sept. 17. Pictured, L-R: David Deschaine, Patrick Bush and Andrew Gonzales of Alterman Electric’s Austin team. –cw...

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10/03/2016 15:23:00 | Viewed: 0
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Catching some cool

AUSTIN – Leah Baxter, business development director, and Patrick Flynn, president/CEO, of Flynn Construction spent some of the hot summer in the coolness of Alaska, fishing on the Kenai River. While on their trip, they caught sockeye, pink and silver salmon. Leah’s silver salmon was the first one of the season with the Kenai Cache Outfitters.  “Our guide was really excited!” she says. –cw...

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09/30/2016 20:52:00 | Viewed: 0
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Destin-ation wedding bells

AUSTIN – Chris Kelley, president/CEO of Bilt Rite Scaffold/Bilt Rite Insulation, popped the question to girlfriend Katie Hodges while the couple was on vacation in Destin, FL. She said yes, and happily shows off her new bling. –cw...

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09/30/2016 16:26:00 | Viewed: 0
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Just taking a stroll

AUSTIN – Amanda Shanks, Halff Associates Inc. in Austin spends time with Rufus Porter and Rigby Danger at a local park. –cw...

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08/30/2016 19:56:00 | 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...

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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....

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08/30/2017 11:03:00 | Viewed: 0