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What on Earth?

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Construction-related companies were green and on the scene at Dallas’ Fair Park Apr. 21-23. At Earth Day Texas 2017, heralded as the world’s largest Earth Day event, these innovators and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) North Texas chapter edu-cated attendees about how the construction industry is making great strides in choosing building materials and methods that are kinder to our planet. –mjm...

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Chapters tee-m up

DALLAS/FORTH WORTH - The Independent Electrical Contractors’ (IEC) Dallas and Fort Worth/Tarrant chapters co-hosted the 11th Annual Tom Jones Memorial Golf Tournament. Held at Euless’ Texas Star Golf Course on April 13, the event provided members of both chapters a chance to enjoy the green, network and possibly score some bragging rights....

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Two days in College Station

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) hosted its 2017 Short Course Mar. 2-3 at Cavalry Court in College Station with 57 attendees from across the state....

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Aspiring to new heights

DALLAS/FORT WORTH -- The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) hosted its annual conference, SUBExcel, in Denver, CO on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Mar. 15-18, with a theme of helping contractors reach their peak performance....

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Playin’ in the rain

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Wet grass made it hard to keep the drivers dry April 10 at Euless’ Texas Star Golf Course & Conference Center. But that didn’t dampen the spirits of the architects, engineers, contractors and industry members who played the sold-out 21st Annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas/Acme Brick Golf Tournament....

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Awards exchange

DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Another awards program on the books! The Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) D/FW chapter held its annual Construction Financial Professional of the Year Awards Apr. 6. Hosted at Irving’s Hackberry Creek Country Club, the event honored members for their excellent contributions to the construction industry. –mjm...

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Memorial Day, May 29 A day to remember those who died in active military duty

AUSTIN - For many, Memorial Day means a day off of work, barbecue cookouts, family picnics, and community pools opening for the summer. But as we all know, the true meaning of Memorial Day is much more than an “opening day” for summer fun. It’s a calling to honor those courageous men and women who have served and given their lives for the causes of freedom, liberty, and peace....

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04/27/2017 06:03:00 | Viewed: 0
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Blazing a trail in a now trending market

SAN ANTONIO - What’s the most pressing issue for you working in the concrete industry today? I would say the most pressing issue for us, on the installer side, is making sure that our company and other companies out there are doing quality work. That’s [an issue] that we run into all the time....

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04/27/2017 06:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Wanna iguana?

SAN ANTONIO - Construction News publishers Buddy and Reesa Doebbler embarked upon a cruise in the Caribbean at the end of March. While on Grand Cayman Island, Buddy found an iguana that likes to pose regularly with tourists as they pass by. It’s currently unclear whether or not the iguana was tapped to write a special Caribbean issue of the paper, but rumors abound at the CN office. –mh...

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Legal - Making the most of early mediation

AUSTIN - Many dispute resolution clauses in construction contracts contain a requirement that the parties mediate prior to pursuing litigation or arbitration. Mediation, at its heart, is simply a facilitated negotiation, with the mediator helping all parties find consensus to resolve a dispute on their voluntarily agreed upon terms. A successful early mediation—before legal or arbitration proceedings have started—helps the parties save the ti...

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