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Leadership Christmas

HOUSTON - It was a festive mood filled with holiday cheer Dec. 4 at the Houstonian’s historic Manor House, which was for the for Associated General Contractor’s (AGC) leaders to celebrate the year’s achievements....

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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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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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OSHA - Shore it. Slope it. Shield it.

SAN ANTONIO - Trenching and excavation work exposes workers to extremely dangerous hazards. According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) data, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 130 fatalities recorded in trenching and excavation operations between 2011 and 2016. The private construction industry accounted for 80%, or 104, of those fatalities. An alarming 49% of those construction fatalities occurred be...

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Legal - Emerging risk - Recovery of attorney’s fees in construction disputes: The devil is in the details

SAN ANTONIO - The long held general rule of law in Texas regarding the recovery of attorney’s fees is that attorney’s fees paid to prosecute or defend a lawsuit cannot be recovered in that suit absent a statute or contract that allows for their recovery. For more than 100 years, the Courts of our great state have held that they do not have the authority to require a losing party to pay the prevailing party’s fees unless a statute or contra...

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Insurance - Workers Compensation

SAN ANTONIO - Texas, unlike other states, does not require an employer to have workers’ compensation coverage....

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Accounting - Why the construction industry needs cybersecurity

SAN ANTONIO - It’s no secret that cybercrime is costly. According to a study by McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the cost of cybercrime to the global community reached record levels in 2017, totaling between $445 and $608 billion.1 By 2019, the global cost of data breaches is expected to increase to $2.1 trillion.2...

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