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Cans of whoop!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Oct. 15, teams comprised of Fort Worth architects, engineers, contractors, designers and students created works of art out of canned and packaged food. The goal? Each creation helped raise awareness about hunger in the community, with all food that was used donated to Tarrant Area Food Bank. CANstruction’s 19th Annual Fort Worth Exhibition challenged the teams to design and build structures for display in a 10 ft. by 10 ft....

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NAWIC’s new leadership

DALLAS/FT WORTH - On Aug. 30, Beth Brooks, CAE took over the role of executive vice president of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), a continuation of more than 30 years of leadership for the Certified Association Executive....

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Fifty years of Dallas design

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Nine projects were selected from 71 entries to be honored at American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Dallas Design Awards. The event, which is now in its 50th year, is the organization’s highest recognition of works exemplifying excellence in built projects by Dallas architects. In addition to six commercial projects, three residential projects – 5G Studio Collaborative’s Winnwood Residence, A Gruppo Architects’ Snyder...

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Good sports!

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association’s (NTRCA) 2017 Clay Shoot was a shoot and a holler! The annual event, held Sept. 20 at Elm Fork Shooting Sports, challenged teams – as well as individual shooters – on two courses. The CertainTeed team and the Southern Shingles team reigned supreme, and went home with trophies and bragging rights until the 2018 event. –mjm...

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Just give ‘em that countryside

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Bear Creek Golf Club’s green acres were the place to be Oct. 16. The American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) 2017 Golf Tournament hosted three flights of fun at the Dallas club. –mjm...

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‘Gaters gonna gate

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Over 1,000 TEXO members and their families filled the fields at Lake Grapevine’s Silver Lake Marina to throw washers, eat chili and barbecue and help feed others too. The TEXO YCC Tailgate is the trifecta of the association’s final Challenge Cup events, combining the washer tournament, chili cook-off and barbecue (chicken, ribs and brisket) cook-off. The event, held Oct. 21, also served as a company canned food drive competi...

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Focus - Opportunities are up in architecture

AUSTIN - How would you describe the state of the construction industry in general terms? It’s wonderful! The level of activity and optimism is fueling tremendous opportunities....

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Legal - Taking cover after the storm

AUSTIN - This hurricane season is on track to be one of the most active seasons of record. Hurricane Harvey hit a vast portion of the Texas coast and affected numerous construction projects. A hurricane of this magnitude results in delays and added costs to projects. As projects get back on track after Harvey, contractors should re-review their contracts to ensure compliance with all notice and documentation requirements, if there is a time an...

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Insurance - Game of drones

AUSTIN - What do the U.S. military, Super Bowl LI, Texas Dept. of Public Safety, Austin City Limits Music Festival and the construction industry have in common? All have utilized drones to enhance the activity at hand. From search and rescue operations to documenting artistic performances to monitoring projects for safety and quality control, commercial drones (also known as “unmanned aircraft systems”) are becoming an increasingly predominan...

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Accounting - Potential payroll pitfalls

AUSTIN - Your focus is your company’s growth, but you might be jeopardizing that growth if you’re not aware of various payroll pitfalls. Voluntary compliance with IRS regulations can save hours of time and thousands of dollars in penalties and assessments in the event of an audit, so it’s important to understand how to avoid these issues before that happens....

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