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Pretty sweet structures

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Some pretty sweet building skills were on display throughout December at North Park Center....

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Two reasons for the season

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It was the most wonderful time, not just of the year but of the past 60 years! The Independent Electrical Contractors Association’s (IEC) Dallas chapter celebrated its 60th Anniversary and annual Christmas Dinner and Las Vegas Night Dec. 14 at Wyndham Suites – Park Central. –mjm...

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Best bet

DALLAS/FT WORTH - It was a night of kudos and cards Nov. 16 at Grapevine’s Courtyard Marriott TownePlace Suites. The Drywall Electrical Contractors Association (DACA) hosted a casino night and banquet honoring President Award winner Johnny Barnes of Baker Drywall, OSHA’s Alliance with DACA and NCCER certification recipients Jonathan Castillo and James Cichocki of Marek. –mjm...

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Win-ter Win-derland

DALLAS/FT WORTH - TEXO, The Construction Association hosted its annual Holiday and Awards Gala Dec. 7 at Grapevine’s Gaylord Texan, and the event was a win-win for guests. Construction companies were cheered on as they were recognized with “distinguished building” and “merit” awards for excellence in their work. Many were honored for their safety on job sites as well, while individuals were celebrated for their personal contributions. A...

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12/28/2017 16:15:00 | Viewed: 0
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Built to the hilt

DALLAS/FT WORTH - More than 350 members of the Dallas and Fort Worth architectural, engineering, construction and development communities celebrated outstanding built environments at the 14th Annual Topping Out Networking Event & Awards Program. Held Oct. 26 at The Statler, the event was hosted in partnership by the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Fort Worth chapter, TEXO and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). –mjm...

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Such great taste!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Meat lovers were put in a “smoke hold” Nov. 15 as they went from tent to tent voting on the samples coming out of the smokers. The American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter cookout, held Nov. 15 at Grapevine’s Trawick Pavilion, raised funds for Sutherland Springs Baptist Church. –mjm...

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Accounting - Estate and transition planning, the S Corporation

AUSTIN - S Corporation ownership transition planning must be carefully followed in order to balance the needs of the owners and preserving the S Corporation’s status. A few examples here will show methods using trusts that elect to hold S Corporation stock, using voting and nonvoting stock and a cancelling note....

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Insurance - When should I bond my subcontractors?

AUSTIN - As a general contractor, the margins are tight and pretty much any extra expense is too much to bear, but there are times when bonding just a single subcontractor may be worth doing. Years ago, many large general contractors used surety bonds as their primary risk management tool. Today that has largely changed with the widespread use of Subcontractor Default Insurance (SDI). However, even though SDI has started to become available for s...

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Legal - Helping your lawyer help you in 2018

AUSTIN - As we begin a new year, I want to get you thinking about making the most out of your attorney relationship. Consider these thoughts throughout the year as you work with your attorneys....

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OSHA - Outreach training program OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards

AUSTIN - The Outreach Training Program is a voluntary program. Its purpose is to promote workplace safety and health and to make workers more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights. Outreach training does not fulfill the training requirements found in OSHA standards. Employers are responsible for providing additional training for their workers on specific hazards of their job as noted in many OSHA standards. A list of standards re...

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