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Wired for iron

AUSTIN – Carlos Cuellar, owner of Fenix Post Tension, felt bad for his 11-year-old daughter who wanted to run in an Austin half marathon, but knew she wasn’t going to be able to keep up with her more athletically-inclined mother and two brothers....

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08/30/2016 15:43:00 | Viewed: 0
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Texas summer fun

AUSTIN – Chris Kelley, Bilt Rite Scaffold/Bilt Rite Insulation, far left, above, had a good day bay fishing recently with some friends....

Created by : cwright
07/28/2016 14:06:00 | Viewed: 0
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Summit summons

AUSTIN – Jon Smiley, iON Constructors, got the big picture at the top of Christmas Mountain on Terlingua Ranch in West Texas during a recent dirt bike trip to the Big Bend area. –cw...

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07/28/2016 14:04:00 | Viewed: 0
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Green for green space

AUSTIN – Heavy Equipment Co. was a recent sponsor of the Forever Green Golf Tournament on Jul. 11 at Lions Municipal Golf Course.  The tournament benefits “Save Muny” in their efforts to protect the green space.  Thirty-one teams participated. Pictured, L-R: Luke Brenner, Heavy Equipment Co.; Willie Lott, Heavy Equipment Co.; Tre Leoni, WPM Construction; Frank Preketes, WPM Construction. –cw...

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07/28/2016 14:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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The reel deal

AUSTIN – The Reynolds Company sent Team REYNOLDS to ‘reel and deal’ in the Pescadore Tournament Jun. 4 at Baffin Bay. –cw...

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07/28/2016 14:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Shooting skills

AUSTIN – Rajshree Sarda, project manager of G2-Fastrack (a new wing of G2 Builders Corporation that focuses on built-out spaces under 3,000sf), visited Yellowstone National Park to hone her skills as an avid photographer. –cw...

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07/28/2016 13:58:00 | 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