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Fused in first place

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: FSG Electric’s Steve Bradbury, Randy West, Terry Simmons, Robbie Dennett and Rob Wilson (not pictured) took top prize at the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Fort Worth/Tarrant County Clay Shoot. The team competed against 131 shooters at the event, hosted Aug. 4 at Alpine Gun Range. –mjm...

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Flower power

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Networking was in full bloom Jul. 27 at the TEXO Women’s Forum Summer Networking Event! Held at TEXO Dallas Conference Center, over 30 women in construction planted both socializing seeds and pretty countertop gardens. –mjm...

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Two wins in a row!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: Anton Cabinetry’s Paul Witsaman, Mark Beers and teammates Gary Greenway and Montie Simms (not pictured) placed first for the second year in a row at American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) Clay Shoot Aug. 25 at Alpine Shooting Range. Greenway won top score (97) and Simms earned second highest score (92). –mjm...

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Under a new roof

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The second Wednesday in August is always a pretty big deal – it’s the day of the Not So Mini Trade Show! Hosted by the North Texas Roofing Contractors Association (NTRCA), the Aug. 9 event took place at Austin Ranch, which was a larger venue than in previous years. More space meant more opportunity for attendees to see more of the latest roofing products from local vendors. –mjm...

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Tee-rrific!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - L-R: John Burns’ Ryan Masten and Steve Groh, National Trench Safety’s Jose Serrano and Driver Pipeline’s Miguel Estrada scooped up the scrambler prize Aug. 16 at the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) TopGolf event. Cobb, Fendley & Associates’ Rory Smith took the “TopGolf” trophy with a 285 score and Aaron Graff got “Top Chip” at 179. –mjm...

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Pinterest

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Thirty-six teams pinned their hopes on winning the ultimate bowling battle rolling through Bowlero Euless’ lanes Jul. 13. The American Subcontractor’s Association’s (ASA) North Texas chapter hosted its third annual “Split Happens” Bowling Tournament, its biggest tournament to date. Dallas Door and Supply Co. took third place, City Wide Mechanical scored second, and Redi-Mix Concrete finished the evening in first place....

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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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