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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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Out of this world talent

DALLAS/FT WORTH - The Asian American Contractors Association of Texas (AACATX) hosted its annual awards luncheon Oct. 26 at Richardson’s Kasra Restaurant. Construction superstars were honored at the event for excellence in their field. –mjm Photo credit: Samuel Hsu Photography...

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A NARI good night

DALLAS/FT WORTH - North Texas contractors were honored for their outstanding work on Nov. 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Dallas-Campbell Centre. The 2018 NARI CotY Awards, hosted by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) Greater Dallas chapter, recognized companies in 21 categories during the association’s “Evening of Excellence.” –mjm Photo credit: Ken Vaughan/Vaughan Creative Media...

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Lining up for fun

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Local roofers tested the waters of their fishing skills Oct. 12-13 at Lake Texoma’s Grand Pappy’s Point Marina. The North Texas Roofing Contractors Association’s (NTRCA) Fishing Tournament was two days of competition, cooking out and plenty of catches. –mjm...

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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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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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